The germiest places in your kitchen could be the ones you least expect.If you're not careful about keeping the kitchen clean, it can become a hotbed for bacteria and other organisms that can make you or your family sick. A study by NSF International found that the germiest places in your kitchen could be the ones you least expect (and don't clean often enough). Study participants thought the microwave keypad would have the most harmful organisms, and it didn't even make it onto the germiest list! Luckily the dirty half-dozen can be kept clean and safe by following a few simple tips.
1. Refrigerator Vegetable Compartments
Dark, moist environments are breeding grounds for bacteria, even inside the cold confines of a fridge. Crispers for produce are a feature on all of our best refrigerators. These compartments come into direct contact with your fruits and veggies, so it's important to clean them monthly, if not more often. If you can, remove the drawers. Wash them in warm water with a mild detergent using a clean sponge or cloth. If you sniff out any
The germiest places in your kitchen could be the ones you least expect.If you're not careful about keeping the kitchen clean, it can become a hotbed for bacteria and other organisms that can make you or your family sick. A study by NSF International found that the germiest places in your kitchen could be the ones you least expect (and don't clean often enough). Study participants thought the microwave keypad would have the most harmful organisms, and it didn't even make it onto the germiest list! Luckily the dirty half-dozen can be kept clean and safe by following a few simple tips.Read More »from 6 Germiest Items in the Kitchen
All day long: pin, pin, pin! But what happens when you actually get around to trying something you have pinned, like that "easy" cake batter cinnamon roll recipe, that "simple" fondant cake decorating tip, or that "healthy" pasta with avocados instead of creamy alfredo? Sometimes it works, and sometimes you get a pinstrosity. We asked Shine readers to share their failed recipes they so naively pinned on Pinterest.Read More »from Pinstrosity! Your Failed Recipes from Pinterest
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- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 2:47 PM EDT
As the end of the school year looms, chances are you're thinking of snagging a little token of affection for your little one's teacher. We're just a few weeks out from the start of summer break here, meaning it's crunch-time for parents, students, and teachers alike. So, why not pick up an awesome card and send it to school with the kiddos to show their appreciation for a great school year? Sounds like a great idea if you ask me! So away I went in search of the best cards for teachers, and here are 7 of my favorites!
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- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The weather has not necessarily gotten cooler, but you can feel a change in the air today. You may suddenly crave the warming drinks you haven't had in months, sipping from a mug on the increasingly cooler evenings.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The French culinary academy cookbook may show you only one way to make a roux, but you've come up with your own tried-and-true techniques. Your method of shaking the flour and milk in a plastic container before pouring it into a hot pan may be weird to the French, but it works for you.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Your mind may be on your possessions today, and you might find yourself obsessing over who borrowed your orchid book, or how long a neighbor has had your hacksaw. Follow up on a few of your favorite treasured items before you find they're out on permanent
Wild or tame, these animal-themed designs have the perfect balance of humor and sophistication that appeals to the child in all of us.
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- Babble.com | At Home – Thu, Jun 6, 2013 1:14 PM EDT
If you've got kids running underfoot, you already know the beauty of closed storage. Closets, credenzas, cubbies - each one perfect for stashing last-minute everythings in a pinch. Yet for most of us, closets are prime real estate for our daily threads, and credenzas and cubbies can get so pricey. Good news! I've rounded up 7 budget storage finds - all under $100 - that provide as much style as they do storage. Warning: your kids might love tidying up from this day forward…- By Erin Loechner
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- Woman s Day | At Home – Thu, Jun 6, 2013 1:14 PM EDT
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What's a beautiful home without a well-maintained outdoor area? Thankfully, some of the prettiest upgrades are also budget-friendly. From the placement of plant containers to cheery paint colors, read on to find pointers that will perk up your patio in no time.
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- Babble.com | At Home – Thu, Jun 6, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
Plan the perfect beach day with a whole new set of homemade essentials. Forget store-bought bags that fall apart or expensive tents you'll never get the sand out of, and customize your summer stock. Your trip will be easier, prettier, and way cooler than everyone else's, so enjoy basking in your fellow vacationers' envy (and the sun) as you gear up for summertime, and check out these 7 ways to have the perfect beach day.
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