Monthly Archives: March 2012

How to get more fiber into your diet right away

March 27th, 2012 (No Comments)

Last week I found out from a nutritionist that 1 gram of fiber cancels out 7 calories. So if you got the recommended 30 grams of fiber per day, you’d erase about 210 calories from your diet, or about the amount you’d burn on a 40 minute walk – just by eating! Of course there [...]

How to make healthy vegetable dip in 15 minutes

March 20th, 2012 (4 Comments)

In our post about making healthy substitutions, we talked about switching out cream-based vegetable dips and butter on bread for olive oil dressings. Below is a recipe from Real Simple (with my modifications) for fresh vegetable dip that’s so fast and easy, washing and chopping the vegetables will be the longest task. It smells, tastes, [...]

How to eat healthier by making simple substitutions

March 16th, 2012 (1 Comment)

You don’t have to completely overhaul your diet and live on wheat bran, kale, and soy milk to eat healthier. The best thing you can do (and the easiest to stick to) is substitute things you already eat with healthier alternatives. Virtually everyone on my mother’s side of the family has some sort of food [...]

How to search for a job more effectively

March 14th, 2012 (3 Comments)

A little less than two weeks ago, I was called into my boss’s office on a Friday afternoon and he began the conversation with those dreaded words: “There’s no easy way to say this…” It’s the worst feeling in the world, especially when it had nothing to do with your performance, the company just needed [...]

How to make quick and easy biscuits

March 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

You don’t have to go the prepackaged and preservative-laden Pillsbury route for quick biscuits to go with tonight’s dinner. They also double well as part of a morning egg sandwich or just something quick to warm up and grab on your way out the door. For a healthier alternative, substitute whole wheat flour instead of [...]

How to get dewy skin (without looking sweaty, greasy, or clammy)

March 12th, 2012 (2 Comments)

For those who are not so into skin cancer or Ed Hardy, glowing is the new tan. Maybe it’s because I’m naturally quite pale or my twenties brought on skin issues I’d never had to face before (breakouts and first wrinkle lines? Oh cruel fate!), but I’ve become obsessed with that glowing-from-within look I see [...]

How to move in with your partner without killing each other

March 8th, 2012 (No Comments)

On the list of the most stressful life events, moving in with a significant other is somewhere near the top. I can personally attest that it’s there for good reason. Moving in with a boyfriend or girlfriend is extremely different from living with roommates, and I know couples who’ve broken up because they jumped in [...]

How to get through a breakup in your twenties

March 7th, 2012 (2 Comments)

If you’re anything like me, you were shocked to discover that dating in your twenties is nothing like dating in high school or college. For one thing, the stakes are higher — people start talking about the future and it’s not some distant, made-up thing. Some people are looking for things that you are not [...]

How to balance a checkbook

March 7th, 2012 (No Comments)

One day I’ll sit my children down around the fire and tell them about the olden days before the internet, when you had to go to the bank to withdraw or deposit money and keep track of your balance on a funny little thing called a “register.” And yes, we used to pay with things [...]

A Shopping Post

March 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

There are currently no posts in the shopping section, but there will be soon. Check back later!