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Tracking Calories May. 24, 2019

Nutrition News

My friend Kim has dropped 25 pounds in the past year. Her secret? Tracking her calories. She uses an... Read More

Healthy Fats May. 17, 2019

Nutrition News

It is a mystery that it's suddenly OK to eat fat to lose fat. Just how does that make sense? I grew ... Read More

9 Cooking Mistakes We All Make and How to Fix Them May. 14, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Just the other night, I suffered a kitchen disaster. I hate when that happens. I ruined an entire po... Read More

Readers Share Their Brilliant Ideas Plus Something More Apr. 30, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

What I love more than great tips and brilliant ideas from my readers are the lovely words of love an... Read More

Requesting Less of the Ex Apr. 02, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband and I were great friends with my sister and her husband. When we separated, m... Read More

Fuel for the Brain Mar. 22, 2019

Nutrition News

A new study finds that higher consumption of vegetables and fruits is associated with lower odds of ... Read More

Easiest Way to Deal With a Burned-on Mess in a Pot, Pan or Casserole Mar. 19, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I consider myself an expert on today's topic. I have the unique talent of creating horrible, burned-... Read More

Salt and Cardiovascular Risk Mar. 08, 2019

Nutrition News

We need to cut the salt a bit more. A new National Academies report finds that healthy adults can lo... Read More

Carb Myths Mar. 01, 2019

Nutrition News

Lately, I feel like I've had way too many conversations defending carbohydrates. Maybe it's because ... Read More

21 Best Cheap Date Ideas Feb. 13, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you're fortunate enough to share love, it takes a conscious decision to nurture your relationship... Read More

How to Bag a Bargain on Leather Belts, Plus More Great Reader Tips Feb. 12, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Today I am especially impressed, if not excited, by the cool and very useful money- and time-saving ... Read More

A Little Appliance Know-How Can Save a Lot of Money Feb. 06, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you've been reading this column for any length of time, you know that my husband and I have repai... Read More

Gravity and Creativity Prolong Products' Useful Life Feb. 04, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you were to take a peek inside my refrigerator, you'd have to stand on your head to read labels. ... Read More

Saving Time Gives Peace of Mind Jan. 30, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Any time I can eliminate or lower my stress level when traveling, I'm a happy camper. I am always on... Read More

Cinnamon Rolls So Decadent, So Simple It Might Be Illegal Jan. 29, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

There was a time when I felt compelled to rise early on a Saturday morning and bake cinnamon rolls &... Read More

Secrets to No-Fail Tender, Juicy White Meat Chicken Jan. 21, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

They're convenient and, we're told, more healthy. But there are few things quite as boring or more d... Read More

14 Ways to Use Coffee Filters That Don't Involve Coffee Jan. 15, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It was a dumb mistake. I grabbed the biggest package of coffee filters — a pack of 1,000 ̵... Read More

A Clever Purpose for Useless Candle Stubs and More Great Reader Tips! Jan. 08, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

An unintended consequence of embracing a frugal lifestyle is that gnawing tendency to never throw an... Read More

Is an Open Kitchen Really for You? Jan. 05, 2019

The Art of Design

Everyone says they love a large, open kitchen they can entertain in. But is that really a practical ... Read More

Old Flannels Make Great Cleaning Cloths, Plus More Great Reader Tips Jan. 02, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

When Swiffer WetJet hit the market years ago, consumers went wild for it. I loved my Swiffer but did... Read More