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Glycolic acid: what is it and how can it help your dry skin?

Acid. It’s not the obvious choice when it comes to skincare, but in actual fact a little light acid - we’re talking very low quantities here - could be exactly what your complexion needs.<p>You have two choices here - firstly the in-salon peel (effective but pricey), or a barrage of pretty impressive …

The foundations that will give you flawless skin this summer

In almost every woman’s make-up bag you’ll find foundation. Like mascara, it’s one of those products that some of us can’t leave the house without. It’s also a product that we’re willing to invest in. However, despite the vast amount of formulas on the market today, foundation is still the beauty …

6 Best Natural Essential Oils for Wrinkles and Anti Aging Skin Care

There are a few <b>Natural Essential Oils for Wrinkles</b> that may turn around aging! Natural essential oils removed from the wood and sap of different …

Simple ways with eggs

If you have an egg you have a meal. Eggs allow us to conjure all kinds of culinary magic. Eggs make a meal of something that otherwise might seem too slim or too simple. Whether it’s dipping a buttered soldier into a runny yolk or crowning a simple plate of roasted ratatouille or humble lentils …

Eggs

Recipes for spiced chicken and chapatis from Pakistan

It’s a question I don’t shy away from, but the answer is never straightforward. What makes Pakistani food so different? What shapes Pakistan’s flavours most are its geography and borders, its history of invasion and migration, and the ethnicities of its culturally diverse provinces. Much of its …

Silk Road

5 Beauty Supplements The Stars Swear By

As much as we can’t live without our make-up bags, any expert will tell you that beauty starts from within.<p>While exchanging Friday night wine and …

6 Holiday Hairstyles That Are Downright Stunning—and Deceptively Easy

It's not difficult to come up with an elegant, party-ready look. Here, celebrity stylist Mark Townsend simplifies this season's prettiest …

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

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32 of the Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Psst ... pick up a few things for yourself while you're at it.<p>Even though you like to joke that he couldn't shop for himself if his life depended on it, you still want to get him something for his birthday, Father's Day, or the holidays that shows how well you know the guy. These smart ideas will …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

7 Genius Ways to Use Wallpaper

10 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good Cleaners

Add these kitchen staples to your cleaning arsenal. Seriously.<p>Your go-to cleaners might come in a bottle, but when tackling a tricky stain, it's worth cleaning outside the box. Try these fridge and pantry finds to freshen and brighten nearly every area of your home.<p><b>1. Lemons</b>Citrus can zap grime …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

Alternative Medicine

Chewy Molasses Cookies

makes 2½ dozen<p>In this recipe, molasses keeps these cookies magically fresh and chewy for days.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon ground ginger<p>¾ teaspoon ground cardamom<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 large egg<p>½ cup (1 stick) …

Dessert

Brad's Prevention Tonic

1 Servings<p>Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory powers, the juices deliver vitamin C, and staying hydrated is always a good idea. As for the Quantum Cold & Flu Liquid Extract? It’s touted as a “highly effective” herbal elixir. We’ll take their word for it.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 2" …

Alternative Medicine

Beer and Cheddar Soup with Kielbasa Sausage

6 to 8 Servings<p>This rich and cheesy broth is satisfying on its own, but goes main course with the addition of seared kielbasa sausage. Recipe by Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided<p>1 medium yellow onion, chopped<p>2 cloves garlic cloves, …

Sausages

Live The "Real Housewife" Lifestyle For $4 Million

One of the show's New Jersey stars is selling her opulent digs.<p>Teresa Giudice is one of the most notorious "Real Housewives," starting with that whole table-flipping incident and ending with her pleading guilty to several counts of fraud. So of course, back when she was living large (and racking up …

Nachos with All the Fixings

12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Layering the chips and fillings is key for an optimal cheese-to-crunch ratio.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 9-ounce bags tortilla chips<p>Beer-Braised Carnitas (click recipe)<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed<p>1 large white …

Nachos

Flaky Bread

Makes 10 Servings<p>An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea …

Sea Salt

Making plant taxonomy freely accessible

This lovely video describes important work of Kew Botanical Gardens to publicly share taxonomic information about the monocots online and in one place for the first time.<p>Ever since the first human ancestors realised that some plants were safe to eat whilst others were not, and some plants promoted …

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

Cooking

Inside a Kitchen the Size of a Walk-In Closet

Tiny, yet efficient.<p>To hear about a kitchen no bigger than a walk-in closet is to expect the worst. To actually see this one is to encounter the best. Designer Stephanie Stokes found savvy ways to save space in this big-city kitchen.

20 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

These dreamy chef stations let you whip up summer dishes (and drinks!) all season long.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun — things <i>really</i> heat up when you bring the entire cooking experience outside. Set your sights on the gorgeous details within these outdoor kitchens, and get inspired to design …

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

Breakfast

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Cooking

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …