Food

Seedless watermelons: The taste of summer

For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana. So it may be a surprise to learn this summertime classic hasn’t been around very long. Until the 1960s, seedless watermelons were n...

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How much juice should kids drink? What you need to know about juice and serving size

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Create a special day for Dad this Father’s Day with a delicious meal

By Yvette Marquez, Vive Mejor spokesperson As my grandma would always say, “Panza llena, corazón contento.” The best gift you can give Dad on Father’s Day is a full stomach. Sure you could take him to a fancy restaurant, but try surprising Dad with an economical and homemade...

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5 signs you need a relationship upgrade – with your grill

Do you still feel the heat? Are you allowed the space you need? Are the best years yet to come? If you answered “no” to any of those questions, you may want to dump your current grill and upgrade to a newer model. With grilling season upon us, there’s no time to waste being stuck i...

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5 nutritionist tips to start eating and living healthier

When you need to fix your car, learn the latest tech or finish a major home improvement, what do you do? You turn to the experts, those with in-depth knowledge on how to accomplish these tasks in the most efficient and effective way. And when you’re looking to improve your overall health by fo...

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Plan on breakfast: 5 tips to ensure you don’t miss the most important meal of the day

Maybe it’s because you hit the snooze button too many times. Maybe your toddler decided this was the day they were going to be difficult. Maybe you have a big presentation and need those extra minutes for preparation. No matter what the reason, every day many people tend to skip out on breakfa...

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Get safer drinking water

Your home plumbing could be making you sick and costing you money. Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, may be directly contributing to the buildup of dangerous bacteria in your household pipes. This is a serious problem across the United States, especially when you consi...

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Why skip breakfast? 5 warm comfort foods that cook in 3 minutes

In spite of the well-documented drawbacks of not eating breakfast, approximately 30 percent of Americans are still failing to fuel themselves in the morning, according to WebMD. And many of those moving through their days with empty stomachs blame a lack of convenience. Earlier this year, the Washin...

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Thinking outside the coop: 8 common myths about raising backyard poultry

From fresh egg production to natural garden fertilizer, there is no shortage of benefits in raising backyard poultry. But even as families become more familiar with sustainable living and keeping chickens, several poultry myths still exist. Here to set the record straight for our feathered friends i...

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Last-minute party tips: Be the ‘hostess with the mostest’ for the least work and stress

Everyone wants to be the “hostess with the mostest” when throwing a last-minute party, but how can you wow your guests when you have little prep time and a budget that’s more like “least” than “most?” “With warm weather approaching, impromptu get-toget...

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