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'Hypoallergenic' Products Can Still Trigger Allergies

If you have sensitive skin, it’s tempting to put your trust in hypoallergenic jewellery or lotions. But the term may not mean what you think: there’s no legal definition of “hypoallergenic”, so it’s entirely possible those products contain something you’re allergic to.


Why Contentment Is More Important Than Happiness

I want to share a personal view of what it is to be happy and how it differs from feeling content. Let me begin with a clinical story.


Make A Quick-Fix Camera Dolly With A Towel And A Book

If you need to shoot a tracking video, you don’t need a fancy camera slider or dolly. You can do a makeshift version in 30 seconds with things in your home: a thick book and a towel.


What You Can Do If You're Having Trouble Meditating

Opinions differ on what constitutes meditation — for some, simply taking five minutes of their day for solitude is enough — but if you’re having difficult getting started, there are a few tips you can try.


Create A Perfect Cheese Plate With This Mnemonic Device 

A cheese plate is a beautiful thing. But if you’re unskilled in the kitchen, you may not know what goes into creating one. To make it easier, remember this mnemonic device: “Something old, something new, something goat, and something blue.”


Remove Leaves Below The Water Line To Keep Cut Flowers Happy

A simple thing like fresh-cut flowers can brighten your mood when at home or work. Prolong their cheery effect by removing any leaves that fall below the water line in your planter or vase.


Get Perfectly Toasted Buns On The Grill With A Wet Rag

Toasted bread elevate your hamburgers to the next level, but when you’re cooking on a grill, you can end up with dry, crumbly buns. This trick with a simple wet rag will make sure they get crispy on the outside and stay succulent on the inside.


Soothe A Burnt Tongue With Salt Water

Burning your tongue on a hot drink or hot food is zero fun. One surprising thing that could soothe your pain? A salt water rinse.


Brûlée Your Eggs For The Most Decadent Breakfast Ever

Just when I thought I had eaten an egg every possible way there was to eat an egg, Alvin Cailan (of the amazing Eggslut) swooped in and proved me oh so wrong with this video showing us how to make Egg Brûlée.


The DIY Home Improvement Projects With A Great Return On Investment

When investing in a home improvement project, many people hope to get at least most of that money back when it’s time to sell the house. If you’re able to DIY the top projects with the highest return on investment, you’ll boost that ROI big time.