Manage your health your way and renovate your life!

getting fit and healthy

  There is no definitive guide or manual on getting fit and healthy. There is no one overarching way to boost one’s health except to manage your health your way.   Everyone has different demands, needs and desires when it comes to their health. So, if one health-boosting technique hasn’t worked for you, don’t be discouraged. Find the health-boosting techniques that are tailor made for you.   To get you started, here are some alternative health-boosting techniques.   Ease into your new healthy lifestyle.   What might have been holding you back from being the healthiest possible version of yourself

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Staging your home for resale isn’t enough! Stage your garden and yard too.

Fence trellis.

If you want your property to look good, it’s not enough to stage your home for a profitable sale, you should stage your garden too.   This is one of the great untapped resources of the modern home.   Focus on designing the best garden in the neighborhood. If you do, you will reap the rewards aesthetically and financially.   Redoing the backyard doesn’t have to be a huge job, nor does it have to be an expensive one. Usually, the budget that goes toward household changes is reserved for furniture and decorating the interior of the home. Obviously, this

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Don’t beat yourself up: You’re not to blame for your broken resolutions.

How meaningful activities can reduce stress.

  So, while the first month of the year is nearly over, it’s time for you to review your achievements – and more important, to check on how those new year’s resolutions are doing.   After all, for a lot of people, the New Year marks the beginning of a period of hope and motivation.   There is no denying it: You want to make the most of the year to come, and that’s precisely what resolutions are for.   The main reason for this common failure in keeping your resolutions is the absence of goal setting. Indeed, if you

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Hack: How to use half the tin foil when wrapping food for baking or roasting.

use half the tin foil when wrapping food

  I use half the tin foil when wrapping food for baking or roasting – a trick I learned from my memories of our local neighborhood butcher when I was a kid.   In those days, butcher paper was still used and I’d stand and watch in wonder as he wrapped the meat by rolling from corner to corner and then folding in the ends before sealing with tape. All my adult life, I’ve used this same technique to wrap potatoes (or any other vegetables, etc.) for baking. Here are the steps to wrapping so you use half the foil. Normally, I

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Tips from a lousy housekeeper and grudging cook.

Coffee ice cubes.

I hate housework. I’ve never been one to enjoy cooking either. The one thing I did really well and totally enjoyed was baking, but the sad part is I can’t do that any more because, if it’s in the house, I can’t resist it. I do have some favorite tips and hints I use to minimize the hands-on labor of various tasks and challenges. Here is my list of favorites: Iced Coffee and Coffee Flavoring Pour leftover coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze. Coffee cubes are great for blending iced coffee drinks or can be defrosted to use

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Don’t make a diet resolution: Support food system change | The Good Food Institute

  You probably haven’t met anyone who’s resolved to consume more cheese or processed meat in 2018.   But as we all know, the odds are stacked against consumers who seek to make significant changes in their diets in favor of healthy, humane, and sustainable choices.                                                                      It’s that time of the year again… There are some incredibly useful tools to help people who embark on a

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Festive flavor: Christmas Panettone Bread.

Christmas Panettone Recipe

  If you love baked treats for Christmas, then you would love Christmas panettone bread. Christmas Panettone Bread is a sweet bread – a festive flavor – that originated in Milan, Italy. It has since spread throughout Southern Europe, and is also regularly consumed in parts of Africa, Australia, and South America as part of the Christmas-New Year’s season.   Enjoying Panettone.   Panettone usually takes a cupola shape, or a conical cylinder. You might prefer to make simple loaves. Chocolate or amaretto-flavored panettone is not uncommon. It’s normally served with sweet, hot beverages like cocoa, or sweet wine or liqueurs. What

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3 lists that actually work for a cleaner more organized home.

Kids cleaning

  Is your home getting away from you? …When was the last time you saw your sink free of dishes? …Or all your laundry was finally done and folded and put away? Using the following 3 lists will help you keep a cleaner more organized home.   If you’re like a lot of people you may find it hard to fit in the regular day to day tasks of keeping home into an already busy schedule. Well there are three checklists for keeping a cleaner, more organized home that you can make use of today to help you finally keep on

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