9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

What might your office or apartment have in common with a NASA spaceship? Unfortunately the answer may be poor air quality. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health: Stagnant indoor environments allow pollutants to build up and stick around in greater amounts than we humans should be … Continue reading 9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

Sauerkraut Gets a Makeover (And It’s Looking Better Than Ever)

Let’s face it: Sauerkraut has an image problem. At best, the fermented food elicits memories of an Oktoberfest side dish served alongside bratwurst, and probably only consumed after drinking a boot (or two) of beer. But this isn’t your grandmother’s sauerkraut anymore. New and improved kinds are popping up on everything from burgers to health … Continue reading Sauerkraut Gets a Makeover (And It’s Looking Better Than Ever)

Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know to Actually See Your Garden Grow

These days, more and more people are discovering the joys of playing in the dirt—though grown-ups might prefer the term “gardening.” Food gardening is especially hot, with nearly 20 percent more households hopping on the food-growing train during the past five years. Renewed interest in gardening may be due in part to the local food … Continue reading Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know to Actually See Your Garden Grow

The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Pickles

This recipe is in quite the pickle—in a good way. Pickling is an easy way to preserve food by using acidic solutions that help prevent spoilage. Today's versions of pickling include both fermented foods, which undergo a process to create lactic acid to keep bad bacteria out, as well as foods preserved in vinegar. Even … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Pickles

How to Never Get Bitten By Any Bug Ever Again

We may all have our own opinions about which season is the best, but it’s hard to argue that summer isn’t awesome. There's the warm weather, all the fun water and beach activities, and so many opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, and other outdoor adventures. Unfortunately summer can also feel a bit creepy-crawly, thanks to … Continue reading How to Never Get Bitten By Any Bug Ever Again

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts at Home

Not ready to start a garden just yet? Stuck in a tiny apartment with poor light? Looking for some new and healthy plants to grow indoors? No matter the reason, everyone can grow their own sprouts! These tasty guys are super nutritious and easy to grow pretty much anywhere, and the payoff is fresh, healthy, … Continue reading How to Grow Your Own Sprouts at Home

Surprising Things I Learned After Giving Up Alcohol for 2 Months

I love to drink things that taste bad to most people: cheap wine, scotch neat, and IPAs so strong they’re named for their bitterness. I also love the feeling each of these brings to me in the first few sips: that cue that it’s time to relax, hang out with friends, or kick back and … Continue reading Surprising Things I Learned After Giving Up Alcohol for 2 Months