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  • 4 Reasons to Go Vegan

    Guest Post by Beth Kelly Who’s Afraid of Vegans? Recent trends indicate that more Americans have gone vegan in recent years than ever before. And while the philosophy of avoiding meat and all other associated animal byproducts isn’t necessarily new, as more facts regarding the positive benefits of veganism come to light, living a vegan […]

  • 8 Super Simple Steps to a Healthier You

    8 Super Simple Steps to a Healthier You

    Please welcome my friend, Mary Buchan from to Broke & Healthy. She is a Nurse, Nutrition Specialist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Instructor, Certified Life Coach, and Wellness Program Coordinator. In short, she is legit and so is her advice.  Wash Your Hands Often Not only just before you eat a meal, but because most people touch their eyes or […]

  • 5 Cheap, Fun Things to do with Kids

    Growing up in a consumer society, we often associate fun with having to spend money. When posed with the question “so what should we do?” many only consider going shopping or eating out. But if you’re trying to save money, these choices can be quite limiting. Fortunately, there are many low cost and even free […]

  • Most Popular Soap Making Methods

    Soap is something that has been made in the home for a very long time; pretty much since the dawn of its creation. It is only in the last century or so, with the coming of the industrial revolution, that soap has become something that was manufactured and then bought in stores. This made the […]

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    Car Shopping: 5 Ways to Save

    After three and two respective years as public transportation enthusiasts, my husband and I recently rejoined the car-owning population of the world. While taking trains and buses gave many opportunities to stand on a soapbox and brag about our money-saving, environment-saving lifestyle, we are again thrilled at the convenience of owning a vehicle. We tried […]

  • Broke and Generous: Why Give When Money’s Tight?

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably on a budget. You might have debt. Like everyone I know, you’re probably trying to cut back on spending. Money is tight – and that’s exactly why you should be giving it away where it’s needed. Do I sound crazy? There are significant needs in this country and around […]

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    How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

    Why I Make Homemade Baby Wipes My mom had suggested using cloth diapers since my first pregnancy for both financial and eco reasons, but I always refused thinking I wouldn’t be able to handle it. But over the years, I heard more and more about them. I looked into them a tiny bit when I […]

  • Why You Should Live Like You’re Sick {Even Though You’re Not}

    I’ve spent the past few days feeling slightly “under the weather.” More sleep, more soup, more tea, more water. More saying “no” to things if it is going to exhaust me more than I already am. The moment I cheat on something in this list, I pay for it the next morning. I’m reminded that […]

  • 8 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman (and 4 Things To Say Instead)

    Guys, this one’s especially for you. While pregnancy is a ‘wonderful and glorious’ time in a woman’s life, a time like no other and it should be cherished and appreciated…(all said in a sweet sing songy voice while the visual of a blissful pregnant lady in a flowy white sundress twirls around in a golden […]

  • Does Your Diet Affect Gallstones?

    I like to entertain thoughts in my head regarding diet and disease.  Recently, I was talking to an acquaintance about gallstones.  Gallstones form in the gallbladder and cause severe pain.  Usually removal of the gallbladder is required, especially if a stone is blocking the release of bile. The gallbladder is an organ located right up […]

  • 3 Tips for Healthy Meal Plans

    It is a known fact that eating a healthy meal is key to living a healthy life.  Sooner or later, you will have to stop indulging in fatty foods because this will lead to heart complications, high blood pressure, and will eventually bog down your system. Despite this,  it’s difficult to stick to a healthy […]

  • Fitness on the Cheap

    Are you trying to get back into shape, but worried about how you can afford to do so? Whether you’re going through tough economic times or you’re trying to save some money, it’s never been easier to work out without belonging to a gym. Both cardio and strength exercises can be done on your own […]

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    Broke & Vagabonding

    I just bought a plane ticket to Paris. I’ll be there for 2 months and, out of those 2 months, I have 2 weeks planned. The rest of the time I’ll just wander about Europe and see where things take me. I made a joke about marrying a Spaniard and moving up to the village […]

  • Red Lentil Curry with Leeks and Tofu

    This recipe is so simple, and so tasty. And to top it all off, it’s quite healthy – full of lean protein and veggies and fiber (lentils are a total superfood). As healthy as this dish is, however, it does not skimp on flavor (and as an unexpected bonus, it’s vegan!). This recipe originally comes […]

  • Why We MUST Drink More Water

    “Moisture is the essence of wetness. Wetness is the essence of beauty.” Hopefully you recognize that quote. If not, I’ll still give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you’re awesome.  Anyways, this post is about water. Beautiful, wet, wonderful water. Did you know . . . Your body is about 60% water Your muscles […]

  • Balthazar Salad

    This is the Balthazar Salad, but a picture cannot truly capture its fabulousness. It has a depth of flavor about it – the different lettuces, the asparagus, the ricotta and avocado, even the truffle vinaigrette – which makes it taste both green and earthy at the same time. It’s elegant, too, the way you dress […]

  • 8 Ways to Make Fitness Fun

    Everyone is different & there is no right way to be fit.  I’m only 21 years old, but I’ve learned that any exercises that I do must be enjoyable to me in order for me to work out consistently. You enjoy being fit much more if you enjoy what you’re doing & don’t have to […]

  • Celebrate 100 Things in 100 Days

    I’m sure you’re well aware of the Casey Anthony trial, the verdict, and all the controversy surrounding it. I’ll explain what little about it that I do know, if you haven’t heard already, but if you want more info, take a look at this Wikipedia page. Essentially what happened was this: A young mother was […]

  • Décor vs. Dollar

    Want to start decorating your house, but find yourself completely overwhelmed? Where should you even start? Here are 8 trusted tips to help you plan for new do’s around the house!

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    Homemade Oatmeal Bread – $1.02/loaf

    Good quality, fresh bread is hard to find… …at least for those of us who don’t live near an artisan bakery, a Whole Foods or a health-food store.  Fitting it into a tight grocery budget is almost impossible!  Most bread at the grocery store just doesn’t taste the same, besides having a long list of […]

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?

    Multiple factors influence how much vitamin D you need to take.  While vitamin D is made in your skin during exposure to sun, if you have dark skin, are a senior, or live in a higher latitude your skin is not able to synthesize vitamin D adequately. The best way to find out if you […]

  • 6 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis (literally porous bone) is a disease that affects 10 million Americans. An estimated 35 million Americans are at risk for developing osteoporosis in their lifetime.  It is estimated that half of all women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  This disease is not limited to only females. About 20 percent of […]

  • 10 (Mostly) Free Family Fun Activities

    Some of the most enjoyable activities with family are the ones you don’t have to break your budget over! Be creative and think about “experiences”, not necessarily entertainment. If you can’t eat out, pack a lunch or a light snack and head out after lunch or dinner. There’s always an alternative to opening your wallet! […]

  • The “Ryniak” Diet Plan – Part 1

    Lately, I concocted a personalized meal plan based on a few diets that I’ve tried that never worked and were always missing something. I have very few rules for myself and I have dessert every night…sometimes two helpings! I’m going to start this article with my rules and breakfast options. I don’t have very many […]

  • The Anti-Depressive Dinner Party

    We all get the blues. There’s no way around it. I looked up what the experts have to say about it and they recommend Vitamins. Up your doses of B, C, and D, they say. Buy a natural-light lamp, get some excersize. All of which are good ideas. Some of them may even work, although […]

  • Saving Cash on Groceries, For the Anti-Couponers

    Coupons. If you’re like every other American, you’ve heard about coupons, but you probably associate the practice with your grandmother. Well, if you don’t have much time on your hands, but still want to save a little money at the grocery store, let Lenka the Coupon Queen share a few money-saving tips.

  • Desperate Times Call for P90X: Part 2

    From a Nalgene-toting, salad-eating outdoor sports nut, to a suburban-living, “Lost”-watching wife at a desk job, Rachel’s life has changed quite a bit. But her and her husband have decided to get back to the way they used to feel with some big goals and a small budget.

  • Desperate Times Call for P90X: Part 1

    From a Nalgene-toting, salad-eating outdoor sports nut, to a suburban-living, “Lost”-watching wife at a desk job, Rachel’s life has changed quite a bit. But her and her husband have decided to get back to the way they used to feel with some big goals and a small budget.

  • 4 Dietary Supplements Everyone Should be Taking

    What dietary supplements should you REALLY be taking? No one likes to waste money- so before you start poppin’ useless pills, let Dr. Jason Brown breaks it down for us. Learn about 4 basic supplements that should form the basis of all of our dietary supplementation.