Aly is a New York-based lifestyles writer and editor.
12 food freebies and delicious restaurant deals for Mother's Day
Mothers and maternal caregivers should really be celebrated all year long, but on Sunday, May 12, plenty of national restaurant chains and eateries are stepping up to the plate with some pretty sweet deals and discounts on all sorts of treats.
Whether you want to treat mom to a delicious dinner, coffee, cookies or a cocktail (or all of the above!), here are 12 dining deals with something on the menu that will cater to every deserving mother's tastebuds.
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Here's how to get a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme on Halloween
This Halloween season is promising to be way more subdued than years past, but Krispy Kreme has found a way to keep the fun alive, even under circumstances that feel far more trick than treat.
The CDC is recommending the toning down of traditional Halloween fun, as traditions such as trick-or-treating are considered higher risk activities, but Krispy Kreme is offering a lower risk alternative that's arguably even more delicious. Guests can get a free doughnut of choice when they wear a costum...
17 last-minute beauty gifts that'll arrive in time for Christmas
It's the final countdown to Christmas, but lucky for procrastinators, there are still a lot of great gifts that will still arrive in time.
We've found the perfect presents for the person on your list who loves all things beauty — and is expecting a gift to be waiting under the tree. There's no need to stress!
Skin care and makeup
1. Jane Iredale Dream Luminizer Trio, $45, Amazon
1. Jane Iredale Dream Luminizer Trio, $45, Amazon
This beautiful, three-in-one expandable palette is filled with il...
Chef José Andrés shares incredible reaction to the Nationals' World Series win
Sporting events may rehash old rivalries or start new spats but, at the end of the day, they are often a great unifier.
The World Series, which is watched by millions of people across the country, as well as thousands in the stands, is one of those events.
That unifying message was reflected on Wednesday night after the Washington Nationals claimed their first-ever World Series win and award-winning chef José Andrés, who started and grew his restaurant empire in the district., shared a movi...
Taco Bell to give away tacos in celebration of the perfect 'taco moon'
It’s often fun to observe the various stages of the moon and try to interpret what that shape may resemble. Is it a cheese or a banana? Perhaps that moon sometimes resembles a pizza pie. But one major food chain thinks that the moon is rather taco-shaped!
On May 4, the moon will enter a new lunar phase, and Taco Bell is suggesting that phase looks rather taco-specific. To celebrate this galactic moment, Taco Bell is going to give away a whole bunch of free tacos.
Taco lovers nationwide can ge...
Starbucks rolls out bright green Zombie Frappuccinos for Halloween
From the bright colors of spring to the legendary red holiday cups and, of course, the world-famous pumpkin spice latte, it’s not a holiday if Starbucks isn’t serving up some appropriately themed seasonal offerings — and Halloween is no exception.
Starbucks has just announced that the walking dead are invading ... in the form of bright green Zombie Frappuccinos hitting coffee chain locations in the US and Canada Oct. 26.
I visited my local Starbucks in Brooklyn, New York this morning to give ...
Denny's, IHOP and more permanently shutter dozens of locations amid pandemic
Hundreds of restaurants that were forced to temporarily close their doors in March at the start of coronavirus pandemic will never reopen again. While small businesses have been disproportionately affected, even major chains are not immune.
While some locations have managed to stay afloat through delivery and takeout services over the past several weeks, franchise operators and corporations have recently announced plans to shutter underperforming restaurants. Some casual eateries, like TGI Fr...
Cinnamon Toast Crunch-flavored milk is coming to sweeten up your morning
We've always known that the best part of enjoying a bowl of our favorite cereal is slurping up the milk at the bottom when we're done — especially when that cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
But now you don't even need to eat any cereal to get to that liquid gold at the bottom, because Nestle is coming out with Cinnamon Toast Crunch-flavored milk — aka "cinnamilk." Think of all the possibilities — from cinnamon-sugar–spiked coffee to toasty-tasting baked goods!
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This new contraption folds, stacks, organizes and dispenses clothes for you
Just about no one we know looks forward to doing laundry, but it’s one of those unavoidable chores (unless you are a nudist, of course!). Check out how far one company went to avoid the chore of folding all those freshly laundered clothes. It’s pretty crazy!
ThreadStax has launched a Kickstarter that is absolutely exploding. Its invention is a simple but smart pair of plastic slides and brackets that can do the chore of folding for you. It’s all pretty techie, with folders and magnets involve...
Barbecue lovers rejoice: Chipotle is testing smoked brisket in select cities
Chipotle has long been known for having a simple menu it rarely changes, so when updates happen, it’s worth taking notice.
While some changes have been met with varying degrees of enthusiasm from the public — from the exciting addition of carne asada to queso, which initially got a lukewarm response — the latest menu item promises to generate interest.
In a big win for meat lovers, Chipotle is testing adding smoked brisket to the menu at 64 restaurants locations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Sacram...
What Can I Give My Dog For Pain?
If you suspect your dog is in pain, you might be wondering what you can give them to make them feel better. Our dogs are like our children, and when we suspect they may be suffering or in pain, we feel helpless and want to do anything we can to help them. But what can we do, safely, that won’t make them sick, or worse? If you've ever wondered, "what can I give my dog for pain?," this is for you.
Before you can treat your dog's pain, you need to understand what's causing it. Below you'll find ...
Dog Dandruff: Why Your Dog Has Dry Skin & How To Treat It
Humans may be used to coping with dandruff, but when the telltale white flakes show up on their pups, it can feel very odd and mysterious! What's causing your dog's dandruff and is there any reason to worry?
Fortunately, it’s actually pretty common for dogs to have what looks like dandruff on their coat — and there are many different reasons your dog could be experiencing dry skin. Below we'll discuss dog dandruff, signs your dog has dry skin, potential causes, and how to help treat it.
Can Dogs Eat Turkey? What Thanksgiving Foods Are Toxic To Dogs
In this strange year that’s quite unlike any other, the semblance of normalcy that a traditional holiday dinner will offer will be quite welcome. But while we’re enjoying all that rich food, from turkey to potatoes and pie, what about our pets? Can dogs have turkey? Can cats share some cranberry sauce? Can our pets share Thanksgiving dinner?
Due to lockdown, we’ve been spending more time with our furry children than ever, and we’re so grateful for them. They will be begging for scraps from th...
How To Make Healthy Dog Food At Home With Simple, Tasty Recipes
With much of the world currently under stay-at-home orders amid social distancing concerns, stores are finding their stocks in scarce supply, which has made people get better at stretching resources at home. While much of the country is learning to eat out of their pantry more and use more canned goods and shelf stable ingredients, some are also discovering that this is a good time to avoid shopping for ready-made dog food and try their hand at making their own dog food at home.
Periodontal Disease: How Gum & Teeth Problems Can Shorten A Pet's Life
We all know the familiar discomfort of a toothache, or the dread of a visit to the dentist. But as much as we people need to be aware of staying on top of oral health and having a healthy oral hygiene routine, the same is true for our pets who are also at risk for periodontal disease. In fact, good oral hygiene in pets can help extend their lives.
What starts out as plaque or other mouth and teeth issues can get very serious, fast for dogs and cats. “Periodontal disease can begin in pets as e...