Category: Zakiya Kassam

The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and nutritious; so why aren’t we eating more of them? Keep reading for four very convincing reasons why we should all have a little more sweet potato on our plates.   They help to ward of cold, flu, and disease. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which helps the body fight […]

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DIY Decor Ideas using Succulents

In addition to being low maintenance, non-green-thumb-friendly and drought-tolerating, succulents also happen to be interesting to look at it, making them the ideal plants to decorate with, indoors or out. We’ve rounded up five great ideas to incorporate succulents into your home’s decor.   A Succulent Terrarium  Simple, satisfying and self-contained, a DIY terrarium is […]

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink 

There are very few features in the home that are used as often, and in such a versatile manner, as the kitchen sink. Here are a few tips for picking the one that will work the best for you.   Single or Double Even if you don’t cook a lot, you still may want to […]

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Easy DIY Teepees and Play Tents to Make at Home

A tipi or play tent is great for reading, arts and crafts, entertaining play dates, doing homework, and even taking naps. To boot, there are dozens of ways to DIY your own at home. Here are four DIY ideas to get you started.   This classic teepee requires not much more than sticks, fabric, and […]

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5 Ways to Develop Stronger Intuition

  Much like confidence and self-awareness, being intuitive is a practice that can be cultivated and learned. Intuition is a powerful and often underestimated tool that we all encompass; but there’s a difference between simply possessing intuition and understanding it to the point of trusting it. Learn how to heighten the impact of your intuition with […]

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5 Creative Candy Inspired Cocktails

Did you freeze the leftover Halloween candy like we suggested you do? Here are a few fun ways to use up the leftover candy for your next dinner party!   Lemon Drop Martini If you love classic candies, this cocktail is the perfect choice for you. What you’ll need: Vodka triple sec superfine sugar fresh lemon […]

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Creative Ideas for Small Dining Rooms

Dealing with a small dining room? Try one or more of these ideas to make the best use of your available space!     Light Tactically   Shine a spotlight on the MVP of your dining room: the table. Just ensure that the fixture you chose is one that’s scale to the table and doesn’t overwhelm […]

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Teaching Teens How to Budget

Especially when it come to familiarizing your kids with all things money, early is always better. The hope is, if you teach your kids how to spend and save smart from a young age, smart budgeting will become something that is simply ingrained. Here are a few tips to get you and your teens on […]

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5 Storage Ideas for Your Bedroom Door

Whether your home is big or small, every square inch counts. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up five creative ways to utilize the commonly under-utilized space behind the bedroom door.   This over-the-door shoe organizer, available in a 24 pair or a 36 pair version, is a strong but simple hanging rack; perfect for the […]

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Creative Ways to Wear a Scarf

One scarf can go a long way! Keep reading for creative scarf ideas bound to upgrade any outfit.   The classic, casual hang.   In your hair – for a youthful, summery look.   For an elegant, timeless look, how about this ’50s inspired neck wrap idea?   Coupled with a belt, over a plain […]

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How to Develop Self-Awareness

  A few weeks ago, we wrote about habits that build confidence, and this week we’ve got one more for you. Self-awareness, when practiced habitually, not only builds confidence but can be the cornerstone of a content and successful life. Here are three steps to take to promote healthy self-awareness in your life.   Understand […]

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DIY Toys for Your Dog

Our pets are like our family members, and aptly so, it’s tempting to want to spoil them with treats and toys. But toys purchased from pet shops and department stores tend to be expensive. Given that your dog’s first inclination will likely be to chew, burry, or destroy it, you may find yourself questioning if […]

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How to Create Your Own Life-Sized Backyard Chess Game

  It’s almost summer again – (okay, not almost per se, but it will be here eventually) – and we’re already gearing up for the season of backyard entertainment. Check out our step-by-step instructions on constructing your very own life-sized chess game for your backyard.   Step 1: Prepare your site Just because you have a backyard, […]

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Habits that Build Confidence

  There’s little in this world more attractive, more magnetic, and more coveted than confidence. Successful people tend to be confident, as do happy people, so if confidence is not already something you have or are working towards gaining, maybe you should be. Here a few everyday habits you should consider developing if you’re aiming […]

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5 Fantastic Innovations for Your Kitchen

The Orange Chef Prep Pad In keeping with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, this smart food scale informs you of the nutritional breakdown of what you’re preparing and allows you log and track your meals. All you’ll need, besides the product, is an iOS 7 compatible device and an internet connection. Buy it […]

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4 Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know Today!

  Cleaning is nobody’s favorite chore, but lucky for you, the internet is full of tips and ideas to make this thankless task a painless one.   Rings on Wooden Surfaces  Let’s face it, most people don’t automatically reach for a coaster every time they want to set down their sweaty drink. To remedy those […]

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Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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Hair Care Tips For Men

Contrary to common belief, men care about having good-looking hair too, (even though they’re not flipping their shiny manes around in shampoo commercials). That said, boy hair really isn’t that different than girl hair and should be treated with the same amount of TLC no matter whose head it’s on. Keep reading for some not-so-secret […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input  What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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Romantic Date Night Ideas on a Budget

  Rather than spending your hard earned cash on overpriced food and wine at an over-crowded restaurant, why not shake things up with one of these alternative, budget-friendly date ideas.   Go Bowling When you’re young, renting out a lane or even paying on a game-by-game basis may seem costly but the price of bowling […]

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How to Avoid a Mom Jean Fiasco

  Whether you’ve watched this uproarious SNL skit or not, you’ve probably head the term “mom jeans” once or twice before. According to SNL, mom jeans can be easily identified by their “nine inch zipper and casual front pleats.” While the high-waisted pant has, without a doubt, made a comeback in recent years, they differ […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you have someone special in your life, hopefully you’re well prepared. If not, we’ve got a roundup for you! Check out these six, sweet and simple DIY Valentine’s Days gifts that will show your SO how much you care.   Heart-crafted paperclips Details and instructions.   […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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10 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Dog

When it comes to caring for a dog, keeping them active is key. Aside from walks and fetch, how do you keep your dog entertained and in good shape? We’ve rounded up ten dog-friendly ideas that are fun for both man and his best friend.   Take them hiking. There are some trails that allow dogs […]

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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