With the weather getting warmer and warmer every day, you might be starting to take your workout routine outside on a regular basis. Here’s what you need to stay safe and comfortable while you’re exercising outdoors. Lightweight, sweat-wicking layers. Since spring bridges the gap between winter and summer, its weather can be somewhat unpredictable in terms of temperature. Make sure you’re ready for whatever awaits you outside by dressing in breathable layers, including a lightweight spring jacket. That way you can simply shed layers if it ends up being a warmer run, but you won’t be left shivering if it’s a little chilly on any given morning. Make sure your layers are sweat-wicking to avoid skin irritation. A hat or sunglasses. You’ll probably want to enjoy as much of that spring sunshine as possible! But maybe not when it starts to make you squint. Keep the sun off your face by donning
When you want to pick up an unexpected snack or find a few staples for an Asian recipe, C-Mart will fit the bill. The market is located right on the fringes of Chinatown and it’s well-stocked with everything you might need when it comes to Asian cuisine. Plus, since it has ample parking, customers say that shopping here is super convenient. Grab a parking spot and head inside to explore C-Mart and its many aisles of specialty groceries. Head back to the butcher and let him slice up some fresh meat for you on the spot, or go straight to the snack section to find everything from crackers to cookies. Patrons are particularly impressed with the array of Chinese vegetables, a stockpile that should have everything you need to recreate your favorite international dish.
Spring has arrived! Get your apartment ready for the season with these spring cleaning tips. Get rid of anything you don’t need. The first step in spring cleaning should always be ousting any extra clutter. Donate clothing, kitchen items, and anything else you don’t use on a regular basis to your local thrift store or charity. If you’re not sure what to get rid of, here’s a tip for your closet. Turn all of your hangers in the same direction then, when you wear an item of clothing, hang it back up with the hanger facing the opposite way. After a few weeks, you’ll be able to see what hasn’t been touched! Turn to clever hacks for help. Not sure how to tackle a certain cleaning project? The internet might have some ideas. For example, if you have lots of stuck-on grime in your microwave, here’s an easy way to attack it. Fill
If you’re in the mood to be a little artsy, harness that creativity with a fun DIY project. These projects require minimal artistic ability and few materials, so you probably already have everything you need to make at least one of them. Paper Dahlias [HGTV]If you have a cardboard cake circle, break it out. But if not, you can easily trace your own on a piece of cardboard. Beyond that, you just need a few pieces of paper (scrapbooking paper works best), double-sided tape, and a pair of scissors. After you cut the paper into squares, you’ll roll them into cones and then affix them to the cardboard circle. This video tutorial makes it easy to complete the task and create a beautiful new piece of decor. Vintage Tin Can Vases [The Graphics Fairy]If you’ve recently used some canned goods, fish the empty cans out of your recycling and upcycle
If you’ve been looking forward to spring for months, great news: it’s finally here. Or at least, it’s almost here. The Spring Equinox falls tomorrow—earlier than it has in more than 100 years! In the northern part of the world, the equinox can fall any time from March 19th to the 21st, but it’s typically on the 20th or 21st. What does this mean? Simply that we will start to enjoy longer days even earlier this year. The Spring Equinox is the longest day of the year, when the day and night are just about “equal.” And this happens all across the globe. To celebrate the Spring Equinox, consider rising with the sun tomorrow or push back dinner a bit so you can enjoy the sunset. What are you looking forward to the most about the spring season?
The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade/Evacuation Day honors two different aspects of Boston history. Most obviously, the parade celebrates and commemorates the Irish-American heritage of one of Boston’s most prominent immigrant groups. Second, the event remembers the night of March 4, 1776, when Colonel Henry Knox heroically transported 59 cannons more than 300 miles to overlook Boston Harbor, thereby winning an important strategic advantage for the American revolutionaries (causing British troops to evacuate the city). Together, these two events form the basis of Boston’s popular St. Patrick’s Day parade today, which has been veteran-organized and veteran-led for many years. This year,the parade is scheduled for March 15 at 1 p.m., starting at the Broadway "T" station, and proceeding on Broadway all the way to Farragut Road in South Boston. The parade will feature bagpipers, Irish dancers, marching bands, veteran groups, local politicians, and more.