Category: Zakiya Kassam

4 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  Freeze it.  Candy can last anywhere from two weeks to a year, depending on how you store it. Check the labels or do a quick Google search to find out which treats will and won’t keep. For the ones that will, freeze and unthaw throughout the year to make sundaes, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, or […]

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Melissa Maker’s Thanksgiving Cleaning Tips

Cooking can be messy business, especially when it comes to a big event like Thanksgiving dinner. That said, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success with minimal mess. Melissa Maker, from the YouTube channel Clean My Space, shares some tips on how to safeguard your kitchen from typical […]

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7 Must-Haves for Your Fall Wardrobe

In contrast to the easy breezy fashion associated with summertime, piecing together a fall wardrobe tends to be a far more complex affair. (Think: layers, and lots of them!) Even so, fall is oftentimes the preferred season for those with an affinity or an appreciation for fashion. If you fall into this category, keep reading for […]

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Creative Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking a big meal, especially for a high pressure occasion like Thanksgiving, can be a intimidating and overwhelming. Chef Rob shares some of his tried and true hacks for getting through this big day. For your turkey: The best way to cook a turkey is overnight, slowly and on a low temperature. Chef Rob suggests […]

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Yummy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Is all that turkey making you thirsty? Wash down your poultry with one – (or a couple) – of these five Thanksgiving themed cocktails.   Pumpkin Pie Martini Find the recipe here.   Cranberry Ginger Martini Find the recipe here.   Autumn Colors Cocktail Find the recipe here.   Thanksgiving Cider Find the recipe here. […]

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The Healthier Way to Banish Fat Before the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, you might find yourself with weight loss on the mind. Whether you’re (nervously) anticipating Christmas parties or incoming family and guests, looking your best could be the difference between a happy holiday or not.     The experts at Medilean Wellness & Weight Loss Clinic urge consumers to forgo the fad diets and shed […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

  It’s a widely known fact that the benefits of practicing yoga transcend just the physical. In addition to being a practice used to strengthen and tone the body, yoga is also a spiritual practice; one which can have positive effects on the mind. So you want to get into yoga? We’ve got five, beginner-friendly […]

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Clever Outdoor Cleaning Hacks

  So you’ve spring cleaned the inside of your home, but that’s only half the battle. We’ve rounded up some hacks to help you tackle the outside.   How to Clean: Your Grill  What you’ll need: Ammonia Trash bags Rubberbands Rubber Gloves The last thing you want, come grilling season, is to have all of […]

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Packing Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Though it may not feel like it most days, summer is nearly upon us, and we’re aptly psyched about it! If you’re planning on taking a trip to commemorate the season, we’ve rounded up some packing tips and tricks for you.   Make a List Even if you’re not necessarily a list-making-type-of-person, it doesn’t hurt […]

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Potato Hacks We Love

  In addition to being an integral food staple for many regions around the world, potatoes pack quite the nutritional punch. They are naturally gluten-free, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6, and contain nearly half of your daily value of vitamin C. With all this in mind, you probably want to get the most out of […]

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Things to Consider Before Installing a Central Vacuum

  Generally speaking, a central vacuum system, also known as a built-in duct system, is more convenient, more powerful, and much more quiet than you run-of-the-mill upright models. So if you have pets, or simply a lot of messy humans, installing a central vacuum system is something you should at least consider. If you find […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse

  Much like talking to your kids about sex and relationships, the topic of substance abuse can be one that’s rather touchy, which is why you should approach a conversation like this one prepared and well-versed.   Plan ahead  As aforementioned, this is not a conversation that should be had impromptu or without proper foresight, […]

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Weird (But Worthy) Scholarship Opportunities You Might Qualify For

  Have you ever heard a scholarship described as “quirky”? If not, perhaps you haven’t been digging quite deep enough for those evasive bursary and grant opportunities. We’ve rounded up three weird ones that, who knows, you or someone in your life just may qualify for.   Stuck At Prom No, your mom isn’t making […]

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Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

  A job interview can be one of the most nerve-racking things imaginable for new grads, and veteran professionals alike. Ensure your next interview is your last with these tried-and-true tips.   Do Your Research Research before a job interview can involve a few things. Firstly, do a comprehensive review of the company’s website and, […]

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Fashion Tips: How to Dress for Your Height 

  Unlike your physical weight, your height (or lack thereof) is not typically subject to change. That said, there are preemptive, wardrobe-related measures you can take to work with your height, whether you’re short or tall.   If you want to look taller: The trick to looking taller is to create an illusion of elongation […]

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Clever Decor Ideas for an Empty Corner

When I was grounded as a child, I was sometimes told to go stand facing a corner, the intention being that I would have nothing else to do, in that bleak, unadorned, concave of wall, but reflect on whatever misbehavior I’d been up to. In more recent years, I’m past the age of grounding (I […]

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Cleaning Hacks for Delicates 

  Laundering your delicates is nothing less than serious business. Besides the fact that lingerie tends to be expensive, it also happens to be easy to damage, what with all the lace, wires, straps, and clips. All the more reason to handle your delicates with care throughout the washing process. Keep reading for a few […]

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5 Health Checks You Need to do Regularly

A key part of maintaining your health is engaging in preventative measures. These measures can include anything from exercising to maintaining a healthy diet to getting enough sleep at night. One often overlooked measure is performing routine checks and self-checks. Keep reading for five health checks you should be doing regularly.   Blood Pressure Screening […]

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5 Bra Essentials Every Woman Should Own

  The bra you wear has the potential to make or break your outfit, which is why it’s so important to make sure you are wearing the right bra, not only for your body type, but for your ensemble. Keep reading for our bra essentials cheat sheet.   Sports Bra The function of a sports […]

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Storage Bins and Baskets You Can Make at Home

Much like friends, hugs, and socks, storage is one of those things you simply can’t have too much of.  An organized home is a happy home, after all. Here a few storage ideas you can DIY.   Upcycled Denim  Does your hubby have a pair of jeans that you just hate? Well, we’ve got a solution […]

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Must-Have Apps for Busy Families

  If you have kids, you may find yourself scolding them often for always being glued to their hand-held devices. You may find yourself scolding your SO for this as well. Rather than trying in vein to redirect their attention from their various screens, why not take advantage of it? We’ve rounded up four user-friendly […]

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Creative Ways to Dress Up Short Hair

It’s a misconception that short can only be worn one way or in a limited variation of ways. If you wear your hair on the short side, you may have less to work with, tress-wise, but styling should transcend the small factor of length, and rely more heavily on your creativity.  We’ve rounded up some […]

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5 Ways to Improve Desire in Your Relationship 

  Relationships, much like your car or your hair, require regular attention and maintenance to keep them healthy and functioning. Even if your relationship is going smoothly and both parties are happy, it can’t hurt to implement good practices as a preemptive measure. Here are a few ways you can upkeep your relationship and improve […]

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Tips to Protect Your Hair During Pregnancy

  It is a common misconception that the regular intake of those prenatal vitamins during pregnancy automatically means thicker, longer, and more luscious hair. The reality is oftentimes not as such. During pregnancy, the growth cycle for hair tends to halt, meaning no new hair will replace the strands that naturally fall out over the […]

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How to Baby Proof Your Relationship

  Nothing tests your relationship with your spouse or SO more than bringing a child into the mix. We’ve got a few tips to help ease the transition from two to three.   Plan Ahead Though your life is likely already chaotic pre-baby, put this one other thing on your to-do list: allot some time […]

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