I’m one of those people who loves to grocery shop. It’s a meditative experience for me to lean on my cart and stroll down the aisles. I also get extreme satisfaction when I am able to shop for my groceries with the utmost efficiency. I have a plan in the back of my head: produce first, then outer aisles, then … Read more »
A new year brings a fresh start, which is why over 40% of Americans will make New Year’s resolutions. But despite all their good intentions, only 8% will keep their resolutions. Here’s why those resolutions fail, and how to make better goals that you can actually achieve.… Read more »
The health benefits of beans have been widely described. Beans are full of plant-based protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, adding a serving beans to your meal a few days a week can have a big impact on your health. But when it comes to cooking with beans, are canned beans or dried beans a better option? The answer … Read more »
You’re out of eggs! Better get to the grocery store, stat. But while you’re there, you should slowly stroll the aisles and randomly toss groceries in your massive cart that you might need but forgot to check before you left the house. Just kidding! None of the above is a good idea. But I bet that exact scenario has happened to you. The good news is that there are several simple habits you can … Read more »
We’re just going to assume you’re as obsessed with the freezer as we are. Nowhere else can you keep things good for as long as you can in the freezer. It’s great for cutting down on wasted food—if you’re not going to eat it now you can save it for later, like months later. You can also buy meat in bulk and split it up into individual packages and take … Read more »
There’s something really satisfying about discovering a no-name, generic (and much less expensive) product that works just as well as the pricey brand backed by bajillion dollar marketing budgets. “Oh, you mean this detergent has pretty much all the same ingredients as this other brand in a fancy bottle, but costs three times less? SOLD!” Or when you find a sweet skirt at the thrift store and people constantly compliment it and you never get tired of saying “Thanks, I got it for $5 at a thrift… Read more »
Colors don’t just make the visual world more interesting to behold; they can also affect your mood. Experienced artists and designers know this, and make deliberate color choices to evoke certain emotions. These same principles are applied in the world of food marketing, where marketers use colors in packaging (and even in the food itself) to entice shoppers. While actual scientific research is few and far between, they swear by the power of these colors to help with their sales.