How (and Why) I Stopped Waiting for Others and Started Traveling Solo

Adventuring alone sounds exciting, but it's also scary. Like most people, I’ve done the majority of my traveling with friends and family. That is, until I realized that I had places I wanted to go and no one wanted to go with me. I struck out on my own because my desire to continue traveling was greater than my fear… » 3/27/15 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

Check If Your Destination Requires Blank Passport Pages Before Booking

Besides making sure your passport is valid for at least six months before traveling internationally, make sure it's not too full. Some countries require you have several blank pages before you leave home. » 3/26/15 7:00am Thursday 7:00am

First Response Is the Most Accurate Pregnancy Test for Your Money

There are dozens of pregnancy tests on the market, but if you're already nervous and need to buy one, The SweetHome recommends the First Response Early Result as the fastest, most accurate test you can buy. » 3/25/15 7:00am Wednesday 7:00am

Dress Salads in Stages for Even Seasoning and Topping Distribution

Tossing a salad can be a pain and all the delicious dressing (and your tasty toppings) ends up at the bottom of the bowl. Instead, dress your salad in stages. You'll use less dressing and you'll never lose the best bits at the bottom again. » 3/23/15 4:00pm 3/23/15 4:00pm

 Zojirushi’s Stainless Mug Is an Awesome Travel Mug for Your Money

A good reusable mug can save you money and keep your drinks piping hot or refreshingly cold, and after testing dozens, our friends at The Sweethome have one they think is worth your money. It's the Zojirushi Stainless Mug and it'll set you back just over $30. Here's how they tested. » 3/17/15 7:00am 3/17/15 7:00am

Ask for Someone’s Opinion to Kickstart a Conversation

You don't need "lines" and "rules" to strike up a conversation with someone, just a great way to help them open up. Ask them for a recommendation, like a place in town to eat, favorite vacation spot, movie to see, or anything that helps them start talking—and gives you something to engage with them on. » 3/16/15 4:00pm 3/16/15 4:00pm

Blend Bread into a Dressing for an Egg-Free Creamy Texture

Salad can be a great healthy meal, but if you don't want the calories and fat that come with a heavy dressing, try using bread as a thickening agent. You'll get a rich, creamy texture without using eggs or mayo to get it. This is especially useful if you're out of eggs, have an egg allergy, or are a vegan. » 3/16/15 7:00am 3/16/15 7:00am

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

When you live in a competitive rental market like San Francisco or New York, finding a great (or even decent) home can feel impossible. Preparation is everything, so here are a few tips and tools to help you get what you're looking for. » 3/13/15 2:00pm 3/13/15 2:00pm

Save Money on Clothes by Finding Inventive Ways to Use What You Have

Refreshing your wardrobe with the latest styles and trends puts pressure on your wallet. Instead of adding to your closet, try these tips to reinvent the clothes you already own. » 3/13/15 7:00am 3/13/15 7:00am

Build a Professional Bio That Highlights Your Career Achievements

Creating a solid professional bio is one of the best ways to open the door to a better career. It forces you think about the skills you want to highlight, and gives you a kind of "elevator pitch" to send to new contacts. » 3/12/15 7:00am 3/12/15 7:00am