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11 Snacks to Nosh on While You’re Trimming the Tree

Decking the halls with boughs of holly can certainly work up an appetite. To get into the holiday spirit, you might play a little music, light a candle and sing a carol or two while you work. Okay, so there may be a few grumbles while the lights are untangled, but this year, things will be even …

Dessert

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2015

<i>Flickr: Alexandra E. Rust</i><p>Autumn is an excellent time to find new workout music. In the summer, Top 40 artists are all over the radio, competing for the season's biggest song. In winter, the year's biggest albums flood the market and compete for your holiday dollars. In between, these competitions …

Cute Kitten Brushing

30 Corner Drawers and Storage Solutions for the Modern Kitchen

It is barely surprising that the kitchen is often one of the first rooms that most homeowners think about either before making a purchase or …

8 Decor Ideas for Space-Limited Apartments

(Image credit: StyleMutt Home )<p><b>Project by:</b> Chelsea and Cate of StyleMutt Home <b><br>Location:</b> Washington D.C.<p>This small apartment is professionally …

Strawberry-Lemon Lattice Pie

8 Servings<p>Big fat strips of dough make for a rustic and modern-looking pie (and they’re easy to weave into a lattice). If you’re in love with a thinner style, or love using a fluted cutter, we won’t stop you.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Flakiest Pie Crust<p>All-purpose flour (for surface)<p>1½ cups …

Baking

A Day in the Life of Chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson of Madcapra in L.A.

Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are about to open Madcapra. We spend a day in their lives.<p><b>For many chefs</b>, the dream is to one day open a place of your own. This week, chefs Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson are about to unleash their falafel shop, Madcapra, on the citizens of Los Angeles. The co-chefs …

salted chocolate chunk cookies

I would like to go on record as stating that I was not in the market for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Maybe I’m getting a little cranky in my …

3 ways brands can engage with shoppers on social media

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>The …

eCommerce

20 (Really, Really Great) Ideas for Buffet- and Family-Style Wedding Food

Whether you're DIY-ing the menu or just looking for ideas to share with your caterer, these wedding buffet ideas will make you want to say "I do" (to the sheet cake).<p><b>We know what you're thinking:</b> "Buffet-style wedding food? I'd rather dress my bridesmaids in teal taffeta." Happily, large-format …

Cooking

Bien Cuit's Salted Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies

Makes 12 cookies<p>The decidedly grown-up flavor of buckwheat—tannic, earthy, nutty—pairs nicely with chocolate and is tempered by sugar. Store unused flour in the freezer, as it can turn quickly.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups buckwheat flour, plus more for surface<p>⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 tablespoon …

28 Yogurt Upgrades You Should Eat for Breakfast Every Damn Day

These sweet and savory mix ins keep yogurt exciting.<p><i>This story is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.</i><p>Yogurt is one of our favorite weekday breakfasts. It's fast, it's healthy, and it's filling. But what we love most is how …

Breakfast

The Leather Jacket That’s so Rock ’n’ Roll, It Comes with Its Own Concert Tee

What happened to leather jackets? They are now charming and cropped, adorned with poppy tufts of dyed fur, as well as polished and ladylike. Sure, it’s a nice look that can take you from the office to the weekend in chic stride but where’s its rock ’n’ roll essence? All of those sticky splotches of …

Clothing

7 Recipes Showing How Wonderful White Chocolate Can Be

Next to dark, milk, and even semi-sweet, white chocolate doesn’t get much attention. Not to kick it while it’s down, but white chocolate isn’t even …

12 Foods to Make the Ultimate Guy's Salad

If a colorful diet is a healthy one, it's easy to see why the right salad is a potential lifesaver. Sure, Centrum is fine in a pinch, but the best way to get your essential vitamins and antioxidants is straight from the source.<p>A recent study conducted by the Louisiana State University School of …

Nutrition

Toasted Coconut Waffles

4 Servings<p>Coconut oil adds a rich sweetness to this waffle batter; shredded coconut and a quick toast deliver the crunch.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>2 …

Breakfast

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

Baddie Winkle, 86-Year-Old Instagram Star, Slays It In DimePiece Campaign

We want to be Baddie Winkle. The 86-year-old Instagram star is turning up once again after landing DimePiece's “State of Mind” campaign.<p>The sassy senior can be seen in the ads, which were shot by Nikko La Mere, dressed in DimePiece's signature badass streetwear -- mesh tunics, oversized jerseys, …

6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

Breakfast

Get pickling with this easy brine recipe

Wash and cut your veggies. This recipe will make about six 250-ml Mason jars of pickled veg. For standard pickles, I use baby cucumbers and slice them into thick bite-sized pieces, but you can slice very thin or cut into spears. Carrots also make great pickled sides (slice thin), as do baked red or …

Recipes

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

How to Make Pasta in 2015: The New Rules of Pasta

Here’s how to make pasta in 2015.<p>Sorry, pesto and <i>pomodoro</i>, we love you, but the rules have changed. Grated horseradish instead of Parmigiano? Why not? Chopped shrimp instead of sausage? Bring it on. Here’s how to make pasta in 2015.<p>Rule No. 1<p>To rethink <i>ragù,</i> just add horseradish<p>Pork, beef, veal? Not …

Cooking

16 Great Food Loves Throughout Time

Peanut butter and jelly, pretzels and beer…some food combinations are just meant to be together. Here's how the greatest food loves of all time met their matches.<p><b>From tomato soup and grilled cheese</b> to chocolate and peanut butter, these foods have found their better halves. Celebrate the greatest …

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Snack On

There's not one sad handful of almonds among them, and that's a beautiful thing.<p>They've all been made (and devoured) by real, seriously healthy people who say things like "satiety" and "fuel your body." Steal their snackspiration so you'll never have to go head-to-head with the vending machine …

Healthy Eating

12 Timeless Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

Interior Design