I'm lucky to have mature fruit trees growing in my yard, but the last of my pears have been harvested, my plums have been stewed and frozen, and I realize I'm just two holidays away from winter. I'm dreaming of warm, savory dishes, preferably made with fresh herbs, which means it's time to bring the garden indoors. I like to stick to a few easy-to-grow basics like the ones on the list below, which offers a hierarchy of the easiest herbs to grow indoors organized by difficulty.
More and more, dog breeders and owners are showing enthusiasm for hybrid pups. Blending different breeds of dogs, they believe, helps to combine desirable traits while weeding out undesirable ones. But while some dog hybrids no doubt make sense--poodle mixes that are hypoallergenic!--others end up more like Frankendogs.
Although the most noticeable side effect--and a big reason why many women stop taking the pill--is an increased chance of becoming pregnant, other changes in your body can occur after you stop taking birth control. Luckily, most of the symptoms are mild and last only a few months as your system adjusts and resumes its own production of hormones. Here's what you can expect after you stop taking the pill.
With romantic destinations like Paris or party-central places Miami out of the question, it may seem like finding a destination for your solo trip is harder than sneaking a beer keg through an airport security checkpoint. Luckily, the five countries on this list are not only great destinations to visit sans boyfriend or baby, but can actually be better experienced without them.
Before making a trip to the doctor's office when you're feeling sick, grab a mirror and sneak a peek of your tongue. Its color, texture and overall appearance may be an indicator of what's going on with your health.
Giving someone flowers is a sweet gesture but if you don't know how to care for them, that sweet gesture won't last more than a few days. I'd come across a few odd tips for how to keep flowers alive longer: adding vinegar to the water, putting a penny in the vase, and bleach were among them. In the interest of not believing everything you read on the Internet, I decided to test them all out on bouquets of roses. You'll be surprised at the simple trick that will keep your flowers alive!
Tea is chock-full of antioxidants that repair cellular damage, which leads to wrinkles and disease. That's why it seems such a shame to throw out a tea bag after it's served its purpose. As it turns out, the last place we should throw used tea bags is in the trash. There are multiple ways to heal health ailments and spruce up our beauty regimens, homes, and even gardens with the help of a brewed tea bag or two.
Some people throw everything in the washer immediately after they buy it. Others (ahem ... me) prefer to live on the wild side. So who's right? Is washing new pieces right away always necessary? Or does it vary by item--sheets versus towels, underwear versus T-shirts?
Mark Twain once said, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog." In the case of dogs that weigh 75 pounds or more, looks can be especially deceiving. These giant breeds may appear intimidating, but beneath their formidable statures lie even bigger hearts.
Ditch your boring sandwich or salad, and try a healthy lunch bowl that is filling, balanced, and nutritious instead. Lunch bowls are quick and simple to make--no recipe is required. Simply use your imagination to combine hearty ingredients into a bowl.
When it comes to eating habits, I'm definitely my father's daughter, but I never considered that our different eating habits and personalities could coincide.
Making homemade eggnog is a lot easier than you might think. Watch this video for an easy eggnog recipe to make the night before your holiday festivities (or anytime you want a glass of this rich, creamy treat). Remember: The longer it sits, the more developed the flavor.