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How to Squeeze Every Inch Out of Your Closet Space

July 27, 2016 4:01 pm

If you have a messy closet, your whole room can feel off, and putting outfits together can be difficult when you can’t find what you’re looking for. Organizing your wardrobe can be a little overwhelming, so follow these tips to achieve an orderly, well-maintained closet.

  • Donate or get rid of any clothing items that you haven’t worn in more than two years.
  • Keep out-of-season clothes in large plastic bins and place them under your bed or on high shelves to make space for items that you’ll be reaching for during that time of year.
  • Use a shoe hanger to place over your closet door to free up some floor or shelf space.
  • Hang your most worn items at eye level where you can see them.
  • Keep your folded clothes and accessories neat and tidy by using shelf dividers.
  • Hang hooks inside your closet for extra storage space. These are great for jackets and will clear up a lot of space for your clothes.
  • Color-code your clothes so you’ll know exactly where everything is when you need it.

20 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet [Apartment Therapy]
The Experts Spill Their Tips For A Clean, Well-Organized Closet [Who What Wear]
How to Organize A Lot of Clothing in Very Little Closet Space [Lifehacker]

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Falafel’s Drive In: Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine

July 20, 2016 4:02 pm

Located in San Jose, Falafel's Drive In is one of the city’s most-loved eateries and a staple in the community. Established in 1966, the restaurant offers an authentic menu that is sure to satisfy both meat-lovers and vegetarians. While the dishes originally consisted of just hamburgers, patrons can now enjoy a blend of unique and exotic flavors. Local favorites include the classic falafel in a pita and the hummus.

While Falafel’s Drive In may not appeal to first-time visitors from the outside, the restaurant is cozy and casual. In fact, the back wall features a mural collage of San Jose, Silicon Valley, and a spin-off of the television show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” With generous portion sizes, a signature sauce that is sure to please, and the taste of authentic Middle Eastern food, it is no wonder why Falafel’s Drive In is considered to be one of the town’s best-kept secrets.

Falafel’s Drive In
2301 Stevens Creek Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 294-7886

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Stay Cool (and in Shape!) With These Summer Fitness Tips

July 13, 2016 4:02 pm

Taking your workout outdoors this summer? Staying hydrated and maintaining your body’s electrolytes and salts is crucial, especially during hot weather. Keep these tips in mind before breaking a sweat this season!

  • Running at the right hour of the day is important. You want to avoid exercising outside between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. because the sun is strongest then.
  • Wear light colors to reflect the sun and opt for cotton or other lighweight, sweat-wicking fabrics. Also be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • You want to drink 7 to 10 ounces of water every 15 minutes, even when you’re not thirsty. Continue to drink water before and after your workout.
  • Refrain from drinking hot coffee before your workout. It can leave you dehydrated and can prevent your body from cooling down effectively.
  • Eat a snack with protein and carbohydrates 30 minutes after your workout.

5 Ways to Exercise Safely in the Heat [U.S. News]
8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat [Active]
Essential Tips for Outdoor Exercise [Arm & Hammer]

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