Collapsible Eco Lunch BoxTrying to break the brown bag lunch cycle? We hear you! Feast your eyes on these cute lunch boxes.From stack-able, nesting, and collapsible varieties as well as everything in between, we scoured the bento box market to bring you the best (and most affordable!) options so you can say "adios" to your brown bag. Now that you have a fabulous new lunch box, inspiring food ideas won't be far behind.
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Made From Silicone
Pack your lunch in this Smart Planet EC-34 Large 3-Compartment Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box ($12.99 at Amazon.com, pictured above), and after you've eaten, wash it, fold it up and throw it in your purse. It's also microwave and dishwasher safe.
InnoBaby.com Bento BoxNot Just For Kids Although these Packin' SMART Lock & Lock Stacking Bento Boxes ($14.99 for two vessels at InnoBaby.com) were made to house meals and snacks for kids on-the-go, who's to say you can't use it for your lunches? The stackable containers lock together in place for
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- All You Magazine | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 23, 2012 1:07 PM EDT
Collapsible Eco Lunch BoxTrying to break the brown bag lunch cycle? We hear you! Feast your eyes on these cute lunch boxes.From stack-able, nesting, and collapsible varieties as well as everything in between, we scoured the bento box market to bring you the best (and most affordable!) options so you can say "adios" to your brown bag. Now that you have a fabulous new lunch box, inspiring food ideas won't be far behind.Read More »from 5 Bento Boxes That'll Make Bringing Your Lunch Way More Fun
AllYouWith Halloween only a week away, it's crunch time for costume-picking. Need inspiration? Want to know what people are likely to dress up as (so you can make sure you don't have a copycat moment)? Look no further. Here's a list of Yahoo!'s most searched for Halloween costumes of 2012.
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Top 5 Most Searched Celebrity Costumes
1. Katy Perry
2. Nicki Minaj
3. Lady Gaga
4. Marilyn Monroe
5. Elvis PresleyAllYou
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Top Searched Character-Related Costumes
1. Minnie Mouse
3. Cat Woman
4. Wonder Woman
5. Katniss Everdeen (wig pictured above)
6. Power Ranger
7. Alice in Wonderland
8. Little Red Riding Hood
9. Poison Ivy
10. Harley Quinn
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T op Searched Halloween Costumes
2. Monster High
5. Minnie Mouse
6. Batman/Dark Knight
7.Read More »from Hottest Halloween Costumes of 2012
Bargain hunters know to go online to score discounts-especially this time of year. But there's a good chance that even seasoned Web shoppers are dropping more cash than they need to every time they click "Check Out." Follow our guide to sidestep hidden fees, avoid spending mistakes and instantly bolster your holiday budget. Watch out for these 5 common traps.
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HOW IT HAPPENS: Many e-tailers promise free shipping, but read the fine print and you'll often see that you have to spend a certain amount to get it. It's tempting to stock up on more than you need in order to nab the discount.
AVOID IT: First visit freeshipping.org to find stores that offer no-cost shipping without minimums. If you're willing to pick up purchases yourself, shop at a website that allows you to ship to a store for free-sometimes on the same day. Sears, the Container Store and Walmart (which now allows customers to
- All You Magazine | At Home – Fri, Oct 19, 2012 10:37 AM EDT
No time to get to the store? No worries-a no-cost solution might be sitting in your cabinet. Try these unusual problem solvers for cleaning challenges.
PROBLEM: Scuff marks
THE FIX: Buff with a banana.
Rub the inside of the peel over silverware, leather shoes and leather furniture. Wipe with a soft cloth. Be sure to test on a small, inconspicuous section first.
PROBLEM: Messy fingerprints
THE FIX: Raid the bread box.
Remove marks from painted walls or non-washable wallpaper by rubbing the area with a slice of white bread.
PROBLEM: Dingy stainless steel
THE FIX: Give it a gleam.
A staple in most garages, WD-40 also works wonders on stainless steel. Just spray and rub with a cloth for a spotless shine.
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THE FIX: Foam away grime.
Clean a bathroom mirror with shaving cream (the old-fashioned white kind, not a gel variety), then wipe with a soft cloth. This tip
- All You Magazine | Living Well – Fri, Oct 19, 2012 10:27 AM EDT
Cenetarians are a rare breed. How are they able to do it? Here are a few longevity secrets of the older and wiser.
They manage stress
Beat stress using healthy methods such as meditation and exercise. It can help lower your risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer.
They work their minds
Engage in activities that are new and challenging at least twice a week. They can include learning a new subject, playing against someone in chess or Scrabble, and solving tricky crossword or Sudoku puzzles. Such pastimes strengthen the brain and might help ward off memory loss and dementia.
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They eat their vegetablesRead More »from Give Your Brain a Workout… and Other Things You Can Do to Live to Be 100
Be a flexitarian: Eat mostly plants. Diets high in fresh fruit and vegetables and fiber, as well as monounsaturated fat in moderation, are associated with cardiovascular health and longevity. Save meat for special occasions; focus instead on
By Ashleigh Schmitz
Who doesn't love Olive Garden salad? It's a scientific fact that no one can get enough of it (thank goodness for their unlimited portions). And that dressing? Yum!
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Luckily for our cravings Olive Garden is one of the kinder restaurants, posting recipes for many of its beloved dishes online (including the Venetian Apricot Chicken from the new Lighter Italian Fare menu, which has less than 575 calories). But noticeably absent is everyone's favorite pre-entrée salad (or in my case sometimes entrée). Bummer!
Thankfully the salad is easy to make at home. And while there are several copy-cat recipes for their famous Italian salad dressing on the interwebs, you can get rid of the trial and error chef-ery because their salad dressing is available by the bottle at Sam's Club. And honestly, I could eat cardboard if it was covered in that salad dressing.
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- All You Magazine | Beauty – Tue, Oct 16, 2012 12:47 PM EDT
By Lily di Costanzo
While I usually wouldn't call myself much of a pack rat, I've come to realize that I have a very strange aversion to throwing away nail polish. Maybe it's just the fact that I love the way the pretty little bottles look, but I'd hasten to say that maybe a fourth of my nail polish collection is utterly unusable - just totally gloppy in that way that nail polish gets after a while (why? Any readers out there nail-art scientists?) Shackled with all of this polish (and very little cabinet space), I took to Pinterest to see how I could re-purpose these seemingly useless bottles. Why? Because Pinterest has an answer for everything. This I firmly believe.
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To my delight, Pinterest proved it self to me once again by providing all sorts of DIY tutorials that put these once loved nail colors back to use.
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What exactly is diabetes?
Simply put, people with diabetes have too much sugar in their bloodstream. When we eat, our bodies break down carbohydrates into glucose and absorb it for energy. The hormone insulin, which the pancreas produces, helps the process occur. But diabetes interferes, either hindering the release of insulin or the body's response to it.
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Are you at risk?
Answering yes to any of these questions could mean you're more susceptible to developing type 2 diabetes.
- Are you overweight?
- Are you older than 45?
- Are you African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Native American?
- Do you have a first-degree relative with type 2 diabetes?
- Do you or did you have gestational diabetes while pregnant?
Type 1: Usually develops when the patient is a child or adolescent. The pancreas doesn't create enough insulin.
Type 2: By far the most common form, affecting 90 to 95Read More »from Diabetes: Are You at Risk?
Perhaps, says new research… In a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine consumption per capita. Interesting!
Switzerland had the most Nobel Prize winners per 10 million people and the greatest chocolate consumption per capita, which was 14 pounds per year. Sweden was a close second, Denmark was third and the US fell somewhere in the middle.
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Whether these new findings are pure coincidence or not, I don't know. But I think we all rejoice in the underlying message: Chocolate is good for you. Yes, you've heard it before, but as a self-proclaimed (dark) chocolate fanatic, I don't think I'll ever grow tired of hearing it.
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In addition to being associated with helping lower blood pressure and heart disease, the flavanoids (antioxidants) found in cocoa has been known to boost brain power and reduce age-related brain decline. So go ahead, enjoy aRead More »from Chocolate: Does Eating it Make You Smarter?
Want to save even more on your online purchases? The secret to a bigger discount is not through a coupon code, special membership or sale-it might be in walking away. That's right, abandoning your shopping cart before purchase could actually get you additional savings from the retailer.
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According to reports on Time.com, Reuters and Reddit, retailers like Home Depot, Best Buy, Land's End and Zappos have begun emailing additional discounts to would-be customers after the shopper, for whatever reason, decided not to make a purchase. Just as you would threaten to walk away after haggling over the price of a bag at a flea market, the act of getting to the point of purchase and then deciding not to buy, will get you a lower price. Sound too good to be true? It's not; here's why from Reuters:Read More »from A New Way to Haggle Online for Discounts
"In the online retail space, abandonment rates of shopping carts hover around 65 percent, according to an analysis by Baymard Institute of 14