With the days getting shorter, autumn affects our bodies and minds in all sorts of ways — and while you might be feeling hungrier than usual, and more tired, all the reasons aren’t negative. Click through to see how fall is changing your body and mind — for better or worse.
While Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has pretty much become the official drink of fall – the brand’s new creation might give the PSL a run for its money. “Starbucks Global Beverage Innovation team took another look at spice, taking cues from what our customers know and love about the fall flavours of PSL,” explains Mackenzie Karr, a Coffee Education Specialist at Starbucks. “When we created the recipe for Chile Mocha, we already knew espresso pairs well with chocolate, such as in our classic Caffè Mocha.
Animal print is a style that never goes out of fashion, so while while everyone else is wearing metallics, why don’t you get ahead of the game and pick up this animal printed mini skirt that we’re sure you can wear all year long. This retro style A-line shape animal print mini from Topshop is one of those statement pieces that you can have in your closet forever if you can think of fun ways to style it. Let us be your guide…Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Fall garden cleanup is an endless drag. No matter what you do, those dang leaves … Just. Keep. Falling! But good news, lazy homeowners: Raking has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation.The group put out a blog post pointing out that removing fallen leaves from your property will “not only harm the environment but rob your garden of nutrients while destroying wildlife habitat.” Yeah, that’s right, that’s a triple-bad on your neighbor’s impeccable, leaf-free lawn: The environment suffers, the garden suffers, and small animals like chipmunks and butterflies may die. What are you people, monsters?Related on Yahoo Makers: How to Make a Modern Fall Wreath That’ll Rake Up Lots of ComplimentsAll drama aside, the NWF’s point is that raked leaves that get sent to landfills account for 13 percent of the nation’s solid waste, or 33 million tons of organic matter, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Without enough oxygen to decompose, the leaves release harmful greenhouse gas methane. And by the way, burning your leaves is a no-no, too. Purdue University says it contributes to air pollution. Here’s what the NWF says is good about letting those fallen leaves lie: 1) Leave the leaves, save the wildlife. “Critters ranging from turtles and toads to birds, mammals and invertebrates rely on leaf litter for food, shelter and nesting material. Many moth and butterfly caterpillars overwinter in fallen leaves before emerging in spring,” they said.2) Fallen leaves benefit your garden … and save you money on mulch and fertilizer. “Leaves form a natural mulch that helps suppress weeds and fertilizes the soil as it breaks down,” they say. Chop them with a mulching mower or combine them with grass clippings to create compost, the group advises. 3) Less leaves in landfills = less methane gas. Admittedly, a very thick layer of dead leaves could harm your lawn (under certain conditions), so if you’ve still just got too many, the NWF suggests that you “share them with neighbors, friends, schools, and others. Some communities pick up leaves and make compost to sell or give away.” Or just rake them into out-of-the-way piles to use as compost come spring.Honestly, though? We’re just happy to have a valid excuse to spend more time simply enjoying nature instead of cleaning it up. And of course, to look down our noses at those too-perfect lawns. Also on Yahoo Makers:Turn a Pile of Leaves Into 12 Fabulous Fall CraftsA Simple Leaf Streamer DIY to Dress Up Your Fall TableGive Thanks With a DIY Gratitude Tree for Your Thanksgiving TableLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Whether they’re roasted in a sticky tray-bake, simmered and stirred through silky pasta, or whipped up in a classic bangers and mash, sausages make great comfort food. Here are ten gorgeous recipes for you to try… Sticky Asian Cocktail Sausages [PHOTO CREDIT: MY FUSSY EATER] Although these make perfect party food, you don’t really need an excuse to get everyone round and tuck into a bowl of these. Whether it’s a party, or just Saturday night in front of the telly, these Asian cocktail sausages from My Fussy Eater look delish. And they’re on the table in 25 minutes, too.
The majority of brides hanker after summer weddings. Boasting longer days, warmer weather and the chance of rocking a tan to offset that white dress it’s easy to see why they’re a popular choice – but we reckon autumn weddings should be given more of a chance. Autumn’s a stunning season, filled with berry red, burnt orange and golden yellow hues that look beautiful when incorporated into a couple’s nuptials. Everything is a whole lot more rustic and romantic - and the chill in the air means you can whip out the mulled cider and s’mores. Need we say more? Tweet us photos of your wedding at @YahooStyleUK. Celebrity Wedding Dresses That We’ll Never Get Tired Of Looking At 17 Beautifully Alternative Wedding Dresses That Will Make You Rethink That Strapless White Gown