If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, then no doubt lettuce is on your grocery list. Bagged, pre-cut and pre-washed lettuce may seem like a better option than bulky heads of lettuce, but this convenience comes with a higher price tag. However, if you buy the cheaper lettuce head, there’s an easy way to keep it as accessible as the bagged stuff: Tear off the leaves and wash them, then stack them in a Tupperware container between layers of paper towels. The towels soak up any moisture, keeping the lettuce fresh longer, and because the lettuce is already torn into pieces, you can just grab some for a salad or sandwich without any extra work.
Dachshunds have long been kitschy home staples, adorning crocheted pillows, doormats and the like. But recently these critters have been popping up in unexpected places, like these wall decals, left, and in unnatural colors, such as neon green. These sleek, stylish and playful wiener dogs are a whole new breed of home decor.
Everyone knows that salt in large quantities is bad for you, but there's some good news for salt fiends: A new study finds that people can reduce cases of heart disease, stroke and heart attack by cutting out just half a teaspoon of salt per day. This would translate to almost 100,000 fewer heart attacks per year. However, critics say the study only examines the benefits of reducing salt intake and not the negative effects of sodium reduction, such as insulin resistance. Others argue there are far greater health concerns that should be addressed ahead of sodium intake, such as smoking. What do you think? Do you plan to cut back on your salt intake based on these findings? Or are they not convincing enough to sway you?
“Um, right now I’m trying to just finish my record and getting through the last season of Gossip Girl for right now. So not so much thinking about that.” -- Taylor Momsen to OK! magazine when asked if she was going to join other celebs in helping with Haiti relief efforts.