Easy Freezer-Friendly Meals You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

Cooking can be an incredibly fun activity. But more often than not, it’s a means to an end. You’re hungry, and you’d like to eat something—ideally, something that tastes good and isn’t terribly unhealthy. (And, if we’re being honest, something that doesn’t call for a ton of time or effort,

The New Moon in Gemini Asks You to Dream Big—Then Make Your Move

The Gemini New Moon on May 22 gives us a chance to dream big—if we don’t let our anxieties hold us back, that is. New Moons bring new beginnings, but this luminary is a time of introspection and reflection. Mars, planet of action, in Pisces is giving is the determination

Swimming Can Help You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

If you’re looking for a total-body cardio workout that’s kind to your joints, swimming is it. And it can be a total calorie-burner, too. Just keep a few things in mind to get the most out of it. First, as with any exercise, the number of calories you burn by

20 Modern Casserole Recipes Your Kids Will Devour

Casseroles — or as some of you may call them, hot dishes — are the heartbeat of the American weeknight meal, the powerhouse of the holiday potluck. If you’re like us, the very word conjures visions of grandma pulling out her red-and-white-checked cookbook and dumping meats, veggies, cheese and the

‘Smart’ diet app could help you shed a stone in 12 weeks – The Sun

A NEW 'smart diet' app could help slimmers lose one stone in just 12 weeks, new research suggests. The diet, called "Second Nature", aims to help people "rewire" their unhealthy lifestyle habits – which can prevent the potentially life-threatening condition Type 2 diabetes. Users receive a wearable tracker, linked to

The Best Cinnamon to Add to Your Spice Rack

What’s the most popular spice on your rack? It probably depends on the season, right? For example, autumn calls for a sprinkle of pumpkin spice in everything while a liberal use of oregano pairs well with peppers and onions for your summer BBQ. Yet there are certain spices, like cinnamon,

‘He’s a giant’: Ansel Adams Yosemite book gets nod from photographer Pete Souza

Cathedral Peak and Lake, c. 1938 (Photo: Ansel Adams, ©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust) There probably isn’t a photographer out there that Ansel Adams hasn’t influenced. At least that’s what Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, thinks. Souza, who wrote the foreword for Adams’ new book

Yo, snobs: Staten Island offers more than a gorgeous view of Manhattan

Many New Yorkers can say they’ve been to Staten Island, but there’s a good chance they didn’t stay long. The free, 25-minute ferry ride, with its sweeping views of New York Harbor, Lady Liberty and Lower Manhattan, is the main draw, and many riders usually hop on the return ferry