Alene Burda

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Best Ever Black Forest Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>To make the cake layers:<p>Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, generously mist three 8-inch diameter by 2-inch high cake pans with non-stick …

DIY Recycled Tire Coffee Table - Quiet Corner

When we were working on putting together our Outdoor Living Room Update, we really needed some kind of coffee table or ottoman to make the space …

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

Woodworking

American Tourist Traps That Are Absolutely Worth the Trip

In some cities, the “tourist trap” defines the spirit of the town itself. Read on for 10 busy, beloved, iconic destinations in cities all across …

San Francisco

10 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in Italy

© Andrew Padgett / Alamy Stock Photo<p>There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern--it all contributes to the magic. Whether …

The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make Traveling In Europe

<i>By: Erin Snell</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Aside from the typical advice not to drape yourself in an American flag (or the equivalent Team America uniform of stonewashed jeans, North Face fleece, running shoes, and a baseball cap), here are a few real-life tips to help you avoid making regrettable …

Going booze-free? The effects of a month without alcohol

Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images<p>It’s easier to give up drinking if you can associate alcohol with unsavoury characters.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/42908e3bd72685f128da63269d1d0b1fbeb3d5c8/0_104_2984_1792/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: 68/George Doyle/Ocean/Corbis<p>Science fact: for …

Alcohol

Oil and gold prices rise on Middle East tensions

<b>Oil prices have jumped as worsening relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran raised concerns about possible supply disruptions.</b><p>Brent crude prices rose more than 3% on Monday, before easing to $38.10 a barrel, still up about 2%.<p>The price of US crude was up more than 2% to $37.81 a barrel.<p>Share …

Apple Pie Recipes That Are Better Than Grandma's

The best use of apples, in our opinion.<p>Apples are a treat in the fall. Biting into a crisp, sweet apple on a cool fall day has the potential to make us feel excited that summer has once again come to an end. The great thing about apples, aside from their delicious flavor, is that when stored right …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Why Are Sports Bras So Terrible?

The science of and psychology behind bouncing breasts<p>In the Victorian era, women turned to corsets to keep their breasts from moving too much. Those competing at Wimbledon in 1887 returned to their dressing rooms in between matches to "unhitch their bloody corsets," having been "repeatedly stabbed …

How-To: Make the most of Lightroom to streamline your photo editing & cataloging

When Apple ceased development of Aperture, a lot of serious photographers were very unhappy about Apple’s attempt to palm them off with Photos instead. Many headed instead to Lightroom, the photo cataloging and editing app Adobe created from the ground up specifically for photographers.<p>If you’re …

Tutorials

17 Apple Recipes You'll Fall For

It's easy to see the changing of the seasons just by looking at the fruit vendors at your local market. This is time of year when peaches, cherries, and strawberries fade away and are replaced by pears, persimmons, and—of course—apples. As a kid I always knew fall had hit when it was time to go …

Baking

To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Participation in sports by girls and young women has soared in recent decades — by 560 percent among high school students since 1972, and 990 percent among college students, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. Highly committed young female athletes now run track and play soccer, basketball, …

Nutrition