Playing Dog
Planning a family getaway? Forget asking the neighbor’s kid to feed the dog while you’re away – give yourself peace of mind and take Fido to a boarding facility. With options like daily walks, puppy playtime, special toys and treats, plush bedding and even swimming, these pet resorts make it their job to pamper your [...]
"Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun.” Almost everyone remembers McDonald’s classic jingle. But burgers have come a long way since the Golden Arches launched this famous slogan. And veggie burgers have come the longest way of all, evolving from frozen, pre-packaged oddities to delicious, proto-artisan delights. Today’s veggie [...]
Vacationing can get expensive, and eight out of 10 Americans dip into their savings to take that special trip. If you're feeling strapped for cash — or you just don't want to commit to traveling far afield, only to come back home more tired than before you left — a staycation might be the ideal way to [...]
If you've got little ones, you're probably familiar with the never-ending toy trail running through the house. There are stuffed animals in one corner, a pile of blocks in another, game pieces under the couch — and there are LEGOs everywhere. It can feel like an overwhelming task to keep it all in one place, especially when [...]
Spray Bugs Off
With summer days not far off, we’re already dreaming about firing up the grill and toasting those warm nights. And this year, we have a plan – a bug plan. Armed with these DIY sprays, natural repellents and ingenious little tips, we’re looking forward to beers, barbeques and a bug-free few months. DIY Bug Spray [...]
Summer Beach Workouts
Let’s be honest – the gym can get old. Same equipment, same routine, same workout. This summer, shake things up with a surf-and-sea workout guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Cross-training is the key to constantly challenging yourself, and this beach workout is no joke. And bonus – between the gorgeous views and the salty [...]
Treasure can be found in the unlikeliest of places: hidden in the knotted base of an Oak tree, tucked underneath a large rock on an old railway path or magnetically attached to a signpost behind a busy suburban shopping center. Welcome to the world of geocaching. Geocaching originated in 2000, and it's one of the [...]
The classic fruit salad dish is making a comeback. The cool cachet is blooming like a bejeweled berry. Today's fruit salads are as perfect on the tongue as they are on the eye. Modern fruit salads are defined by unique flavors and textual contrasts like seeds and nuts. So the next time you're invited to a [...]