Word lovers, check out these four apps for your phone or computer.1. Word A Day Pictures & Audio ($1.99). The title of this app tells its story. Every day, the app presents you with a new word. Most of the words are common-like mine today, "nirvana"-making the app perfect for refreshing you on words you've read dozens of times but whose definitions, for whatever reason are kind of hazy. A brightly colored cartoon gives life to each definition, a handy memento that's likely to give you an edge in remembering the word. For "nirvana," a beaming man is kicked back in a hammock suspended from the only two palm trees growing on a desert island, and you can almost hear the tunes playing from his bedside radio. On this app, you can take a quiz of past words of the day. Also, bookmark favorite words in an alphabetized list.
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2. 7 Little Words (Free). If you're a fan of thinking word games like crosswords, Scrabble, and Scattergories, you'll love 7 Little Words. After playing a first game, you'll quickly play ten more. The
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Word lovers, check out these four apps for your phone or computer.1. Word A Day Pictures & Audio ($1.99). The title of this app tells its story. Every day, the app presents you with a new word. Most of the words are common-like mine today, "nirvana"-making the app perfect for refreshing you on words you've read dozens of times but whose definitions, for whatever reason are kind of hazy. A brightly colored cartoon gives life to each definition, a handy memento that's likely to give you an edge in remembering the word. For "nirvana," a beaming man is kicked back in a hammock suspended from the only two palm trees growing on a desert island, and you can almost hear the tunes playing from his bedside radio. On this app, you can take a quiz of past words of the day. Also, bookmark favorite words in an alphabetized list.Read More »from Top 4 Apps for Word Lovers
Savory French ToastPut a savory spin on traditionally sweet dishes like tarts, pancakes, and pies. Just swap fruits and chocolate for vegetables and cheese to make recipes that will impress your guests next time you host brunch or dinner.
1. Overnight Savory French Toast
Instead of dousing bread in cinnamon and sugar, use Gruyere to make a crusty, cheese-y take on the breakfast classic. Bonus: Soaking the bread overnight means you can hit the snooze button in the morning.
2. Asparagus Tart
This asparagus tart looks as good as it tastes, with its fresh veggies and creamy quiche-like custard. Season with basil or add your favorite herbs.
Related: 10 Family-Style Dinners3. Ham and Pepper Jack Souffle
Flavored with pepper jack cheese and green chiles, this recipe has a slight kick. Serve the light and fluffy soufflé with a green salad that will impress even your foodie friends. (They'll neverRead More »from 14 Sweet Recipes Turned Savory
- Good Housekeeping | Beauty on Shine – Fri, Apr 12, 2013 2:34 PM EDT
Save some time with Vaseline's new moisturizing sprayLet's face it, on weekday mornings, when you're rushing to get the kids off to school and to work on time, every second counts. And if, like me, you often skip body lotion, because you just can't wait the few minutes it takes for it to be absorbed into your skin before getting dressed, I have good news for you. Brand new Vaseline Spray & Go ($8 at drugstores) delivers on its promise to "moisturize in seconds so you can put your clothes right on".
As I definitely liked the soft and smooth feeling Vaseline Spray & Go left on my skin and the fact that its aerosol simply uses compressed air and no harmful VOC's, I decided to put it through a mini scientific test on myself here in the Beauty Lab.Read More »from Time-Saving Product Must: Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer
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After taking baseline hydration measurements with our Corneometer probe on each of my forearms, I sprayed on the Vaseline Spray & Go and spread it over my skin.
When my arms stopped feeling tacky, which took about 30 seconds; I took another set of
- Good Housekeeping | Work + Money – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Make money by sharing with these helpful tipsBy harnessing the power of collaborative consumption, you can save money. If you're unfamiliar with the term, collaborate consumption refers to the sharing of goods and services. For example, it could involve sharing bikes, cars, and homes, exchanging or selling clothes or electronics, or the bartering of services and tasks. With the rapid proliferation of mobile apps, social media tools, and web-based services, we're in the midst of a radical revolution for the consumption of commodities. Traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, swapping, and the like are being redefined by peer communities. Forbes recently estimated that the revenue from the so-called "share economy" that will wind up in peoples' wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year alone.
Here are a few of the shared economy approaches available:
Unloading or Swapping Products - Just because you no longer need something, doesn't mean it's reached the end of its usable life. Whether your kids have outgrownRead More »from 8 Ways to Make Money by Sharing (Yes, You Really Can!)
One of ten garlic recipes, Baked Honey-Lime Drumstick, are sure to please any garlic lover.
1. Baked Honey-Lime Drumsticks
For a garlicky take on the classic chicken wing, try this recipe. We removed the skin from the drumsticks and topped them with a tangy glaze. It's finger lickin' fun for kids and adults!2. Italian-Herb Roasted Chicken
Get the recipe for Baked Honey-Lime Drumsticks
A roasted chicken is a perfect excuse to gather the whole family together. This recipe is bursting with flavor, thanks to its combination of dried Mediterranean herbs and garlic. Tip: For extra moist chicken, add water to the pan before cooking.3. Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon
Get the recipe for Italian-Herb Roasted Chicken
Pair this leafy green with your favorite protein. This zesty, sautéed spinach is packed with folate, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C.
Get the recipe for Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon
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4. Tricolor Penne
For a vibrant pasta dinner that will win over any carb-lover, try this colorful dish.Read More »from 10 Recipes for Garlic Lovers
Combat your headaches with these seven things you may not have known1. What's your type?Read More »from 7 Things You Don't Know About Headaches
Experts say there are hundreds of different kinds of headaches. But, they fall into three basic groups, says National Headache Foundation director Seymour Diamond, MD. Tension headaches, which can be stress-related, involve tensed face and neck muscles, while vascular headaches can include migraines. The third major group of headaches includes those caused by other health conditions, like a sinus infection or a brain tumor.
2. Good and bad news about migraines
About 20 percent of women get migraines, but the painful events are not well understood. Previously, scientists and doctors believed that migraines might boost a person's risk of dementia and cognitive decline but a study of almost 40,000 women found no such link. However, a different study presented this year found that migraines with aura might contribute to heart attacks and strokes in women.
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3. Blame your period
Of the 28 million Americans who get migraines,
Find the perfect digital camera, for less, in AprilApril sees discounts on some big-ticket purchases - think old electronics moving out to make way for new models and spring-cleaning deals. It's Earth Month too, so look for all sorts of freebies and markdowns on green cleaners, recycled paper products, energy-efficient lighting, and more!
1. Digital Cameras: Retailers discount last year's models in the spring to make way for new ones. Here are tips for choosing a sharp shooter:
- Stop counting megapixels (MP). For most uses, 10MP is probably plenty - they can produce great prints up to 11" by 14".
- Splurge on a good zoom instead. A lens with a high optical zoom is worth the investment: 5x is good; 10x is excellent. (Ignore digital zoom, though. It can yield pixelated photos.)
- Look for image stabilization. Again, optical (rather than digital) image stabilization is the way to go, to help prevent blurry action shots.
- Consider the features. Look for things like
Check out these homemade hair cures for every type of hair1.The problem: Thinning hair
The fix: Fatten it up
If you have baby-fine hair, your biggest stresses might comprise hiding a visible scalp or worrying about strands you can't afford to lose. Dispel concerns with a protein-rich treatment that can plump up a wimpy mane. Steal this tip from Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, author of Hair Care Rehab: The Ultimate Hair Repair and Reconditioning Manual.
Make a "banana protein smoothie," which consists of amino acid-rich bananas and eggs to enhance hair elasticity, strengthen, and add thickness. Blend two egg yolks, two ripe bananas, two to three tablespoons of honey, half cup of conditioner, and two tablespoons of olive oil, until fully pureed. Slather all over and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes; rinse with cool water. "Results are immediate," says Davis-Sivasothy. "But keep in mind that it only lasts until your next shampoo." For a drugstore purchase, she suggests Nexxus Emergencée Strengthening Polymeric Hair Reconstructor ($12, amazon.comRead More »from 10 Homemade Hair Cures that Really Work
Mix up mealtime and serve breakfast at night1. Breakfast Tortilla Stack
Swap your traditional burrito for a breakfast-inspired one. Add eggs to whole-wheat tortillas and sprinkle with your favorite Mexican toppings, such as salsa, cheese, and fat-free refried beans for a healthy meal.
Get the Breakfast Tortilla Stack recipe.
2. Baked Eggs and Polenta with Chunky Vegetable Sauce
For a gluten-free take on the breakfast taco, try our hearty polenta recipe with baked eggs. Serve it as a side dish or make a larger portion and enjoy a high-protein dinner.Sweet Recipes Turned Savory
3. Southwestern Rice and Corn Frittata
Made with eggs, brown rice, and corn, this recipe is sure to fill you up (at less than 250 calories per serving!). Garnish with salsa and sour cream for a cheesey, satisfying meal.
Put an Italian spin on pancakes!Read More »from 9 Hearty Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes
The Good Housekeeping Research Institute Engineering Lab put 26 six- to 12-sheet cross-cut shredders through their paces. We spent 40 hours feeding 'em paper (sometimes stapled or paper-clipped) and CDs to assess speed, safety, and noise levels. We also noted how easily they jammed or overheated and how much mess they left in their wake around the recycling bin.
Protect your identity with one of the five document-demolishing devices that aced our tests.
At 16" x 13" x 4", this stylish, lightweight device is ideal for small spaces and rolls easily to where you need it. Its pullout bin makes cleanup a snap - and we love the brilliant color.
2. Fellowes Powershred 73CI
16" x 21" x 11"; 12 sheets ($200, amazon.com)
A top choice for any office prone to pop-ins from pets or kids, it shuts off automatically if the paper slot is touched. Plus, it won't allow "overfeeding," so essentially,Read More »from The Best Paper Shredders of 2013