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6 Practical, Unusual Uses for Windex that Go Beyond Window Cleaning



Sure there are known uses for Windex, but what about these other uses?

Your cleaning closet can get quite crowded these days with a cleaning solution for just about every specific household appliance, furniture and item. A lot of it is a marketing ploy, leading consumers to buy a bunch of different cleaning solutions for various, specific purposes. However, some of these cleaners are multi-purpose and can spread themselves thin across your household cleaning needs. Windex is no exception. This window cleaning solution is good for a lot more than …

Raw Salad Recipe: Sprouted Hummus Collard Roll


In the summer, we naturally crave lighter foods. However, your go-to raw salad recipe can become a bore if you repeat it daily. There are ways to enjoy the elements of a salad without taking part in the salad experience. Here’s how.

To tackle this new-age raw salad recipe, you’ll need a tough-skinned dark green that can serve as a “wrap” for regularly salad add-ins. In my take of this concept, I use collard greens to roll around julienned raw veggies and sprouts. To bring more bulk, taste and a …

Vegan Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake Recipe


This vegan Neapolitan ice-cream cake recipe will melt you in all the right places.

Ice cream cakes literally takes the cake when it comes to the best part of childhood birthday parties. Sure, a fluffy, light cake has its virtues, but when it comes down to it, nothing can beat the dense, cool flavors of ice cream cake. Unfortunately, regular ice-cream cake is best left as a happy childhood memory, as it can be incredibly heavy and easy to overeat. But alas, the tragedy ends here, as I’ve experimented with …

What is Activated Charcoal? Not For a BBQ! This is for Health and Beauty


It seems like everyone is talking about charcoal, namely “activated charcoal”, and the benefits it offers the skin and body.

My only experience with charcoal is that I need it to grill outdoors in the summer. As far as beauty concerned, activated charcoal never crossed my mind. I mean, what is activated charcoal anyway? I can’t even fathom it. However, after hearing that it was gaining steam in the beauty world, I did a little research and realized that it’s worth the try.
What is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is the common …

6 Most Expensive Food Choices in the World


The world’s most expensive food is likely not the kind of thing you are confronted with on a daily basis. But if you live in Europe or Asia, chances are you’ve heard of some of the following foods; they may even be part of the local culture.

As for the rest of us, we really have to go out of our way to put forth some serious, hardly justifiable cash for a few slivers, dashes, sips or bites of these 6 most expensive food choices in the world. And that’s …

The Ultimate Homemade Foot Soak: DIY Pretty Feet for Summer


A homemade foot soak can help get your feet looking good and feeling good for the summer.

School’s out, toes out! I wish the idea of baring my feet for the first time this coming summer didn’t make me cringe. My feet are pale from lack of sun exposure and worn from the boots, heels and heeled boots I squeezed, squished and tread them in throughout the winter.

Meanwhile, my daily jog has had its own set of implications that I’ve ignored because, well, it was winter for a few months and who was …

Vegan Parmesan Cheese Recipe: A Step Up from its Dairy-Based Counterpart


The following vegan Parmesan cheese recipe let’s you have your taste and your figure!

Parmesan cheese has a strong salty taste and a dense, chew-worthy texture, so it is not the kind of cheese you are eating in excess at any given moment. However, it adds so much to salads, cooked vegetables, lasagna, and eggplant Parmesan, that is it worth taking another look at to see where you can make healthy changes. Because, let’s face it, we all want to add more Parmesan cheese than appropriate.

If you assess regular Parmesan …

20 Chocolate Quotes to (Ahem!) Inspire Your Sweet Tooth


Chocolate is my favorite hobby. No explanation needed – I’m sure you all understand. I always keep an emergency piece (or two) of chocolate in my purse and never go to bed without at least one bite of it. And, I am most certainly not alone.

The following 20 chocolate quotes capture the passion and deep-seated love for chocolate:

“All You need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – …