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The 10 Most Essential Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

While the slow cooker is really an all-season tool in the kitchen, it shines most in the cold winter months, when it can work overtime churning out …


Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Make-Ahead Eggnog French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>1 loaf challah or brioche (about 16 ounces), cut into 1-inch-thick slices <br>4 tablespoons …


Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

If you're a noted chef and invited to a holiday party, it's kind of assumed that you'll bring something homemade along. At least that's how it usually goes for Yotam Ottolenghi, who admits his success can sometimes intimidate hosts.<p>But you don't have to be a world-class chef to make showstopping …


Melissa McCarthy Wants to Ban the Term 'Plus-Size'

As Melissa McCarthy prepares to launch her first clothing line, the comedienne is speaking out about some of the more negative aspects of fashion -- and how she hopes to combat them.<p>At the top of McCarthy's list is the term "plus-size," which the Oscar nominee says is disrespectful and dismissive. …

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Peek Inside Maryland's Wildest Home

Dubbed "The Mushroom House," this unique place didn't always look like this.<p>This strange, polyurethane foam-covered house finally sold recently for $920,000, <i>well</i> under its original asking price of $1.2 million. It took six months for this odd-looking, three-bedroom home to find the right buyer — …

Waldorf Astoria's Union Workers to Receive Generous Severance

Workers at New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel who are losing their jobs in a partial condominium conversion will get severance payouts averaging …

LED Backlit Bathtub by Aquamass

You have to try these 11 absurdly good foods next time you're in NYC

It's hard to figure out where to eat when you're in a new city — especially in New York, which is full of restaurants and food trucks.<p>But there's one unlikely place where the most unique and bizarre food samplings in any city can be found: Instagram. It's the perfect platform for figuring out where …

Hanging Spherical Lodges Provide Cozy, Eco-Friendly Retreat in the Forests of Laos

The Nam Et-Phou Louey Biodiversity Conservation Area in northern Laos, Vietnam could soon be the site of unique spherical eco-lodges that hang from the trees. These unconventional accommodations would allow visitors to observe and immerse themselves within the gorgeous landscape near the Nam Poung …


Children Luxury Bedrooms by Savio Firmino

Your Search for Perfect Blueberry Muffins is Over

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. Posie Harwood from 600 Acres is sharing the best back-of-the-box recipes every Sunday.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the blueberry muffin rule of three: one-third berries, one-third batter, one-third streusel topping.</i><p>An excellent muffin is a beautiful and …


A Smart and Stylish Little Blue House

This bungalow is proof that you can pack a design punch into just 574 square feet.<p>If you tend to play it safe with neutrals in your decor, but long to dip a toe into the pool of rainbow hues, take note of this charming Los Angeles bungalow, on the market for $585,000. The chic, but tiny, space …


NVIDIA Shield Android TV review

A plethora of set-top boxes has been introduced to the market, offering so many options we don’t even know how to handle them. Of course, here at Android Authority we have a very special spot in our hearts for Android TV devices, and today we are taking a look at what could be the best one.<p>We know …

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7 Amazing Walls from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Including one that's layered in eyeshadow. (Yes, eyeshadow.)<p>Designers used color and texture to dramatic effect, often using unexpected materials. (For example: 10 pounds of eyeshadow.)

Starry Photos of Glowworms in Limestone Caves

In New Zealand, there’s a species of glowworm called Arachnocampa luminosa — commonly known as the New Zealand glowworm — that can be found in dark, …

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.