6 Easy Pasta Dinner Ideas
Photo: Lisa Hubbard A fresh and filling meal shouldn’t have to take much effort—and with these recipes, it won’t! With 12 ounces of pasta and less than 30 minutes, you can cook up a delectable feast that’ll satisfy the whole family. Simply toss your favorite strands together with a few savory staples—such as broccoli rabe and white beans, onions and goat cheese or prosciutto and peas—and ...
Business Card Smarts
In a high-tech world of emailing and tweeting, there’s still nothing like a good old business card to get your information into a potential employer’s or contact’s hands. “A card comes in handy at all sorts of events—like when you’re introduced to a new group of friends or meet someone at a restaurant,” says Kathryn Lowell, founder of Image Matters, a consulting group in Arkansas. “It...
10 Tricks for Improving Your Memory
Photo: iStockphoto Where did you put your keys again? If you’ve ever wished you could do some simple things to sharpen your memory skills, you can. We’ve talked to the experts and compiled the latest thinking on improving the muscles in your brain associated with memory. -Sarah Jio
7 Foods That Boost Every Type of Bad Mood
Photo: Shutterstock While that tub of ice cream in the back of the freezer may be what you crave when you’re feeling blue, there is a long list of other (healthier!) foods that can cure a grouchy morning or a stressed-out afternoon. We talked to the experts to get the scoop on what to eat to make you feel better no matter what your mood. -Sarah Jio What food do you reach for when...
10 Things You Didn't Know About eBay
Photo: Shutterstock When it was founded in 1995, eBay revolutionized the way we shop by creating the world’s first online marketplace where practically anyone could buy or sell anything. Today, it has 90 million users around the world—and it’s not just about auctions anymore. Learn 10 insider secrets on buying and selling on eBay. -Brooke Nevils What’s your secret eBay strategy?
Cleaning Tasks That Take 15 Minutes or Less
Photo: Shutterstock Do small chores throughout the week so your weekends are housework-free No time to tidy up the house? No sweat. You can get a ton done in well under half an hour. Here, 15 cleanups that take 15 minutes or less. -Angela Ebron What chore do you do everyday to keep your home clean?
Making Up for Bad Health Habits
Photo: Shutterstock Did you smoke cigarettes for years? Or hardly drink milk or take a calcium supplement during your 20s? Whatever health mistakes you’ve made in the past, our experts weigh in on the specific changes you can make now to improve your well-being—and, in some cases, even reverse the effects of bad habits. -Sarah Jio
5 Better-for-You Dessert Bars
Enjoy low-fat, low-sugar versions of your favorite recipes Photo: Kana Okada
10 Transition-to-Fall Wardrobe Staples
Photo: iStockphoto When the seasons change it’s easy to wish for an entire closet overhaul. But who can afford that? Luckily, you won’t need to spend a fortune on new clothes to look stylish this fall. We found the 10 essential (and affordable!) pieces that will give your wardrobe new life, so that your summer stand-bys will look fresh on crisp days and chilly nights.
6 Easy Chicken Dinner Ideas
Photo: Lisa Hubbard Enjoy versatile recipes that welcome every cut of this poultry staple White-meat breasts tend to be the most popular cut, but they’re also the priciest, so consider adding flavorful darker cuts like thighs to your diet. What’s your favorite recipe for a chicken dinner?
Exercise Apparel Dos and Don'ts
Photo: iStockphoto Forget the fancy gadgets and high-priced fashions, the best workout gear should keep you as comfortable as possible while you’re on the move. Whether that means choosing the best fits to avoid chafing and blisters, or learning how to care for your apparel to prevent wear and tear, check out these essential tips to make your workout gear work for you. Don’t toss...
10 Tasty Gluten-Free Dinners
Photo: Jim Franco You’ve probably heard a lot about gluten-free food lately. For people with celiac disease, avoiding gluten—which is found in wheat, rye, barley and oats—is essential for their health. But even people who don’t have celiac are experimenting with eating gluten-free in order to fend off bloating and upset stomach. Though the diet may sound restrictive, it’s...
Extend the Life of Your Household Appliances
Photo: Shutterstock Just as your car needs its oil changed on a regular basis, your household appliances need TLC, too. “A few preventive maintenance steps will help you get the maximum lifespan out of each appliance,” says Dean Landers, president of Landers Appliance in Baltimore, Maryland. “Regular care also helps appliances function more efficiently and safely.” Learn how to keep everyday...
8 Things You Didn't Know About Toothpaste
Photo: Shutterstock Faced with dozens of different products promising to make your teeth fresher, whiter and cavity-free, it’s no wonder you wander aimlessly down the toothpaste aisle. To help you pick wisely, we turned to the pros for the scoop on what ingredients to look for, whether gel or paste formulas are right for you and just how much you need to squeeze onto your brush. It’s never...
10 Things Your Dentist Wants to Tell You
Photo: Shutterstock For some reason—maybe it’s the loud drills or uncomfortable mouth contortions—a visit to the dentist isn’t considered to be the most pleasant way to spend an afternoon. But if you think it’s all fun and games for your doctor, think again. There are plenty of things that you’re doing—or not doing—that aren’t exactly making your dentist...
How to Grill Corn on the Cob
Before you banish your grill to its hibernation spot in the garage, fire it up for sweet tender corn, which happens to be at its flavor peak right now. Learn how to grill up a side dish you can really sink your teeth into. Photo: Con Poulos
Find the Exercise Shoe for You
Photo: Burcu Avsar The right shoe not only has to be comfortable, it also has to support and conform to the shape and movement of your feet, says Elizabeth Kurtz, DPM, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. She helps you figure out what’s right for your feet. What’s your favorite shoe to work out in?
4 Ways to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment
Photo: Shutterstock A doctor’s appointment can be over in the blink of an eye, so making the most of your time is crucial, says Mark Lachs, MD, author of the upcoming book Treat Me, Not My Age. His advice: -Abigail L. Cuffey
5 Uncommon Foods to Cook on the Grill
Ribs? Check. Vegetable kebabs? Check. Pound cake and lettuce? Whoa. It might sound bizarre to throw these items on the barbecue during a cookout, but—believe it or not—they’re delicious, and worth a try. Once you get past the old standbys like burgers and brats, you’ll be amazed at what foods are ripe for the grilling. From avocados and peaches to pizza and PB&J, it simply takes a...
Common Cooking Salts--Explained
Photo: iStockphoto Any magazine worth its salt cares about readers’ health. That’s why we’ll be using kosher salt in all future WD recipes. Switching from table salt to kosher reduces sodium in dishes by a whopping half—substitute it measure for measure in all your recipes. A refresher course on your favorite seasoning. What’s your favorite kind of salt?