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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Onion, and Crispy Sage

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Sweet, fall-y, sage-y roasted vegetables, for all sorts of windy and</i> …

6 Mistakes We Make When Depressed or Having a Panic Attack

<b>“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~James Allen</b><p>When I was eighteen I went …

How to to Get the Best Out of Your Knives at Home

Here's how to select and care for your kitchen knives at home—according to two expert knifemakers.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders,</i> …

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Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That Will Save You a Small Fortune

Everybody’s MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won’t hold up anymore; the logic board …

Turn a Wine Bottle into an Automatic Plant Waterer

Gardening centers sell glass globes designed to water your plants for you, but a better solution may be this attractive wine-bottle-to-plant-waterer …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their …

DIY Ikea Hack Distressed Wooden Shelves to Elevate your Home

For those of you that have been regular readers of Sugar & Cloth, you may recognize this DIY. This was one of the projects I created for the Ikea …

DIY: Memories In A Jar

Give an antique look to a photograph inside a glass jar. You just need to be a black and white photo, fill the jar with oil (preferably olive oil), …

DIY Stone Carpet

If you want to improve your <b>home décor</b>, if you want to give it a more natural look, you will love this next tutorial. Transforming a regular mat in …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

Top 10 Ways to Banish Bad Smells from Your Home and Your Body

Pet odors, stinky shoes, mildew-y wet laundry, and your everyday household odors: A spray of Fabreeze might not be enough to conquer them. Here's how …

Latest Medical, Nutrition, Fitness News

Scheduling exercise time based on fitness goals<p>Obesity epidemic grows in adults; perhaps levels off in youth<p>'GMA' Hot List: Study reveals how many …

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Why Steve Jobs called Jony Ive ‘vain’

As someone who seems to care far more about the perfection of the beautiful objects he creates than about the trappings of celebrity, one word you’d be unlikely to associated with Apple’s design guru Jony Ive is “vain.”<p>According to a story told by Ive at yesterday’s Vanity Fair New Establishment …

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How to Host a Grown-Up Dinner Party (aka How to Party Like Your Parents)

Fuss! Frills! Fancy dessert! This is the grown-up dinner party you've always dreamed of, and now's the time to throw it.<p>Get out the good stuff. Iron the napkins. Definitely serve a ta-da! dessert. This is how you party like your parents.<p>You know those occasions when you take extra effort to dress …

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The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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The One Thing You Need to Look For in a Partner

Every day, a new listicle pops up on our Internet feeds, promising “The 10 Things Women Really Want,” “The 5 Things You Should Look For in a Man,” or …

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These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

How to Isolate Subjects in a Photograph: 8 Creative Tactics for Photographers

The world has so much clutter, so much noise that it’s hard to break out of that and stand out. It’s the same with photos. To properly communicate …

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

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The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

5 Reasons Why Image Noise is Your Friend

Amazing low light capabilities, or so the marketing screams. It seems the mantra of every camera manufacturer these days – the total elimination of …

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5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Blur

There are many photographers who are very particular about sharpness. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a good practice to check for sharpness. …

5 Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, there are a few technical and artistic elements to consider when you are on the quest for the perfect portrait photograph. …