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The Best Spring-Cleaning Products

"This will be the last bucket you ever buy," home editor Anthony Santelli says. It's big enough to hold your cleaning kit, and because it's made of stainless steel, it won't rust.<p>Stainless steel milk pail, 9 qt.; $51, homesteadersupply.com.

Stainless Steel

Organized Bathrooms

Inspired organizing ideas abound in these real-life bathrooms, which also feature our favorite space-saving solutions.<p>It may seem counterintuitive, but adding the right furniture to your bathroom can create a more open, organized space. In the master bath of this Texas duplex, a custom-made orange …

Design

Home Office Organization

Organizing a cluttered office space can be a tall task, but it's much less daunting with the right storage equipment.<p>Anduin Havens, art director for "The Martha Stewart Show," shares innovative storage solutions for any home office -- whether you're buying or DIYing.<p>Martha Stewart Closets<br>Don't let …

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

Sewing

Dirty Cleaning Job Solutions

The more you put off cleaning an appliance -- like the dreaded oven, the more the grime -- and dread -- builds up. But keeping it clean is critical from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. Without proper maintenance, fuel ports and hood vents can clog and ovens can smoke.<p>Here, then, is …

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Rhubarb: Our Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for This Spring Treat

<b>In Season:</b> Rhubarb can be found from late winter to early spring with a peak season from April to June.<p><b>What to Look For:</b> Thin, red, crisp stalks have the best texture. If stalks are floppy, it indicates they were picked too long ago.<p><b>How to Store:</b> Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to one</b> …

Food Preservation

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

Snapper Crudo with Chiles and Sesame Will Keep Your Friends Out of the Kitchen

This Snapper Crudo with Chiles and Sesame is an easy yet elegant appetizer to serve at a holiday party.<p><i>In the market for finger food? (Who isn’t?) Need a party-friendly starter course? There’s an app for that, and every Tuesday we’ll bring you one from the BA recipe archive.</i><p>If you're the resident …

Cooking

All About Flank Steak, and 6 Tips on How to Cook It

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're learning all about flank steak -- including how to cook it to</i> …

Cooking

Soda Recipe: Homemade Ginger Ale

Peel and finely grate the ginger (I use a Microplane). You should have about 2 tablespoons of grated gingerroot.<p>Bring the water to a boil in a small …

Coffee-Rubbed Rib Eye

4 Servings<p>For this steak rub recipe, chef Josef Centeno, of Baco Mercat in Los Angeles, was inspired by the coffee rub his father used to make for grilling steaks. Basting with butter before transferring the pan to the oven helps bloom the dried spices and adds irresistible flavor to the …

BBQ

Grilled, Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp With Arugula and Red Onion Relish Recipe

Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or they'll be rubbery. That said, you do want the bacon to achieve a light char and crispness. Achieve this by keeping shrimp just off of direct heat. Keep the grill heat moderate, and don't walk away when cooking, because bacon fat may cause flames to …

Maui's Top 5 Best Drives

When many travelers think of Maui, visions of beaches, suntan lotion, and oceanfront cabanas create images of the perfect vacation. While every Maui vacation should involve some degree of relaxing, Maui is still a very large island that is worthy of spirited exploration. Besides -- there is much …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Rounding the Bend

Dubai Marina - Night Reflection

Cley Windmill at Sunrise

Google+ Stories Is an Automatic Scrapbook For Your Vacation Photos

Google announced a new tool that will automatically create a digital scrapbook of your vacation photos.<p>Google+ Stories, which will begin rolling out …

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

Riding the Rails: A Chat with Documentary Photographer Michelle Frankfurter

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD. Before settling in the Washington, DC area, …

Video: Why Do We Ignore the Role Failure Plays on the Way to Success?

There comes a point in any passion or career when you feel like you hit a brick wall; you feel like you’re standing there motionless while everyone …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

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