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Improve your pivot to pure it like Tommy Fleetwood

A better turn through is the secret to clean iron strikes<p>British Open week is always a fun time to hear charming turns of phrase from the other side of the pond. One of the most descriptive examples works particularly well for Tommy Fleetwood, who once again tore up a major championship venue with …

Golf

7 mistakes everyone makes when cooking chicken

Cooking the perfect chicken breast is a skill many home cooks aspire to have in their culinary toolbox. Chicken is versatile and affordable-and healthy, too. (Check out all 100 of our chicken breast recipes.) But chicken that's dried out and tough? No, thank you!<p>To help make sure you get a moist …

Cooking

Mushroom Stroganoff

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Remove from heat, and cover to keep warm.<p>Step 2<p>Heat olive oil and 1 Tbsp. …

Recipes

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Grab a Roller: These Are the Best Small Living Room Paint Colors

The living room is often the center of a home. It's where people come to gather, connect, and relax, ideally surrounded by beautiful décor, …

Home Decorating

Driving the ball accurately doesn't require hitting it straight

This is going to sound a bit backwards, but if you want to hit fairways with your driver, you don't have to actually hit your driver dead-straight. We'll let one of our top-ranked teachers explain:<p>"Driving accuracy does not mean you have to hit the ball straight. Some of the straightest drivers in …

Golf

How to tackle smudges and chips to keep painted walls looking new

The thing that my decorating clients worry most about when they move into their newly redone apartments or homes is damage to their pristine painted walls. Although movers, installers and other workers do their best to protect all surfaces, there is invariably a ding, smudge or scratch made …

Cleaning

The Meaning of Colored Stakes and Lines on the Golf Course

Explaining Red, Yellow and White Stakes/Lines (and Less-Common Colors)<p>When it comes to colors on a golf course, the stakes are high. Crossing the …

Golf

Rough cuts: Three steps to escape the weeds with ease

Even for the world's best players, hitting shots into the rough costs, on average, about a quarter-stroke. Imagine how much more it's costing you. …

Golf

A weekend in Budapest

Budapest is split into two parts – Buda and Pest – which sit on opposite sides of the Danube river, connected by the mighty Chain bridge. Most of the …

European Travel

Finding Control Off The Tee

Distance without control isn't worth much<p>When you're hitting an approach shot, the yardage to the green immediately points you to a particular club. From 150 yards, you might think, <i>That's my 6-iron</i>. From 180, <i>Gimme the 5-wood.</i> You base those selections on the thousands of shots you've hit with those …

A Different Way To Turn A Slice Into A Draw

Banish the Banana Ball<p>The physics of a slice is uncomplicated. It happens because your club strikes the ball with the face pointing open in relation to the swing's path. For right-handers, that means the clubface is pointing right of the path at impact—that's it. What's not so simple is the …

Give Your Tee Shots An Instant Boost

<b>LAUNCH IT HIGHER</b><p>Most amateurs hit the ball with a downward strike too low on the face, creating high spin and low launch—the worst combination for distance. You'll immediately get longer if you hit it in the sweet spot, which is a little above the center of the face. To do that, focus on how your …

Golf

Expert Advice: Hang a Mirror Facing a Window, and 8 Other Tips for Creating the Illusion of Space

Since last July, when Alexa discovered the small apartment of designer Paige Geffen (see The LA Rental, Upgraded: Designer Paige Geffen’s …

Small Spaces

How to Ripen Avocados When They're Too Hard

By Alex Delany<p>You've been there: It's the morning before you need to use an avocado and it's solid as a rock. Don't panic. There's still hope.<p>Avocados seem to be working against us. When a BLT (or an ABLT, as it were) calls for slices of the green stuff, or some tortilla chips are asking for a …

Breakfast

Simple Squeaky-Floor Fix

The floors in my home had many squeaks, and every time I tried shims and screws, the squeaks just moved to different places or came back later. I …

The One Decorating Mistake Designers Always Notice

There are countless small choices to make when decorating a room—from flooring and paint to lighting and furniture, it’s all important. But being …

How To Choose Paint Colors

Choosing wall colors can be a time-consuming and frustrating task for homeowners-and that doesn't even include the painting part! We're here to help. …

Home Decorating

11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you’re looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get started. Some people are born with an eye for …

Home Decorating

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

5 Ways To Hit Straighter And Longer Golf Drives

Do you want to hit straighter and longer golf drives? In this post PGA professional Dan Whittaker explains key dos and don'ts, plus he uses TrackMan …

Golf

A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

‘How do you cope with the tourists?” is a question that you get used to when living in Rome. But the truth is, for most of my time there, I hardly saw them. My first apartment was a stone’s throw from the Vatican, which meant that the local shops all sold rosary beads and holy water rather than …

Italy

Las Vegas Is More than a Pure Pleasure Palace

While driving down Las Vegas Boulevard, I stopped off to admire and photograph a sleek, yacht-like, vintage tan Cadillac parked in front of a motel …

The best shopping in Cannes

Expert guide to Cannes<p>For a small town, Cannes is big on luxury shopping. The place is patronised by the world’s wealthiest. Middle East potentates take over entire floors of the palace hotels. They aren’t looking for discount stores either. From big-ticket, big-name brands on La Croisette, to the …

Genius Ways to Fix These 5 Very Annoying Things at Home

Living in a house (especially an older house) is a noisy business. Cabinet doors slam shut. Floorboards creak. Doors squeak on their hinges.

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

For regaining distance, the left knee is key

If you're like most older players, you've gradually lost some flexibility over the years, and that can often show up in an inability to make a full …

WATCH: These 5 Mood-Boosting Paint Colors Will Make Your Home a Happier Place

When it comes to decorating a house, color is so much more than a matter of taste. In fact, plenty of scientific evidence suggests that use of color …

4 drills to increase your clubhead speed

A faster clubhead means longer shots. But you don’t need bulging muscles – just a better technique<p>We don’t need a launch monitor to tell us that if …

How to Cook the Perfect Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

A baked chicken breast is the unsung hero of weeknight dinners. It's far simpler than cooking chicken breast on the stove—and it's guaranteed to …