1 Have Fun MAKE THE YUMMIEST PIE EVER… by following old recipes unearthed by food blogger Adrienne Kane for her new book, The United States of Pie. Her top summer pick: peach pie, but you’ve gotta use fresh peaches. The key to a flaky crust? Mix butter with leaf lard (a type of pork fat). Once the ingredient for pie dough, it has fewer trans fats than shortening.
Feel Great TO SLEEP BETTER… get out of bed! “After 20 minutes, if you’re not asleep, get up,” says Kathi Heffner, Ph.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center. “When you’re tired, go back to bed.” This reminds our brains that beds are for sleep. And no TV before bed! The light makes your brain think it’s daytime. You need quality z’s: Heffner is lead author of a study showing that bad sleep and stress can increase your isk of serious illnesses.
THE MOST OVERLOOKED DISCOUNT…
…is a customer-service survey, says Kendal Perez, creator of ;the
website Hasslefreesavings.com. Stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and
JCPenney print a phone number or link on receipts to get feedback on
your experience. In return, you get a coupon: Banana Republic and the
Gap each offer a 20 percent discount on your next purchase. Want more
coupons? Click “Like” for certain stores on Facebook: Quiznos and
Blimpie’s offer a free sub, and The Limited gives you a $15 coupon. ;