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April 20, 2017 - 9:13am


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The internet is buzzing, and Starbucks is behind it. The coffee chain has jumped on the unicorn trend and introduced a magical, flavor-changing, color-changing drink: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

It's hard to describe what exactly this coffee-free beverage is. The official description is even more intriguing: "flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour." So is it a smoothie? A milkshake?

This Starbucks drink is only available for a limited time, so I understand the urge to try the trend. But don't let magical "fairy powders," natural food colors and Instagram photo ops cloud your good judgment. This so-called beverage is really just a...

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April 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

When I was tasked with testing vegetable noodle makers—aka “spiralizers”—I was hesitant. Growing up with a Chinese father, I primarily ate an Asian-inspired diet that included a lot of rice. But on special occasions, I had another option: noodles. And like most kids, when given the choice between rice and noodles, I’d always pick noodles. Noodles, in this case, meant ramen, lo mein, soba or egg and I loved them all—and still do. I was afraid that vegetable versions of my beloved noodles couldn’t come close to my enjoyment of the starchy originals.

Related: Veggie Noodle Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game

Boy, was I wrong. Vegetable noodles are usually lower in calories and...

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April 12, 2017 - 9:40am

Roasted Root Veggies

Getting a healthy, veggie-packed dinner on the table every night can be tough, but here's a genius solution: roast a big batch of root vegetables ahead of time and use them to make quick and easy meals all week. Simple and affordable vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions and beets, can be prepped ahead on Sunday, stored in your refrigerator and turned into a feast with a few simple additions.

Roasted Root Veggies

Roasting root vegetables in the oven elevates their inherent sweetness. Simply peel, cut and place on...

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April 11, 2017 - 9:16am

1. Your diaper bag is a bottomless pit.

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Just the essentials... wipes, hand sanitizer, EpiPens, Benadryl, cortisone, emergency action plan, inhaler, safe snacks, safe treats, water bottles, cell phone, charger, spare clothes. And diapers, don't forget those.

2. People Who "Pack Light" Are Not Our People

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See #1. Plus: A week's supply of groceries, kitchen supplies,...

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April 7, 2017 - 9:05am


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Ever wanted to start your own garden but didn't know where to begin? Or maybe you've tried and ended up with seeds that never made it out of the ground. But don't let your black thumb get you down. We found a product to help you grow your own veggies—even if you're lacking all-star gardening skills and outdoor space.

Benefits to Growing Your Own Food

Eat Local: Growing your own herbs and vegetables is as local as it gets. From garden to kitchen your food will have only traveled a few feet.

Save Money: Fresh herbs and produce...

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