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Announcing Our New Guide to Herbs

With spring under way, we’re excited to announce that our family of Garden Design 101 guides is expanding this week—with our new Herbs 101 …

Gardening

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Cooking

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

Food

This 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Is a Problem Solver

There's no such thing as <i>too many</i> slow cooker chicken recipes. No, really! It's a fact. Slow cooker chicken is there for us when we have screaming …

Cooking

Prepare to Freak Over These 11 Cute Minidresses — All on Amazon and Under $25

The more we see the sun, the more we start daydreaming about all our perfect Spring and Summer outfits. This season, instead of throwing on that old dress you've over-worn, treat yourself to something new. We looked to Amazon because the affordable retailer carries a plethora of stylish pieces we …

Clothing

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Food

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Alternative Medicine

No-Potato Cauliflower Hash Browns Are Your Favorite New Breakfast Side

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Using a box grater with medium holes, grate half a head of cauliflower over a small mixing bowl to make cauliflower rice. Here’s …

The Dumpling Recipe I Learned From My Mom & My Ex

<i>Refinery29's My Kitchen Sink is an exploration of our most meaningful recipes — the go-to dishes that we turn to time and again. Not only do we enjoy</i> …

11 Easy Meals for When You’re Too Tired to Cook

When I’m in a foul mood, my sister will always ask me two questions: “Are you tired?” and “Are you hungry?” It’s almost always a “yes” to one or the other—and on days following the switch to Daylight Saving Time, it’s usually both. Tonight, I don’t want to mess with 15-step recipes or tons of …

This Trader Joe's Breakfast Hack Is Absolutely Brilliant — Delicious Links

If you frequently have overnight houseguests or love to host brunch, you probably have a few breakfast tricks up your sleeve. But I think this one …

Breakfast

52 of the Best Campgrounds in North Georgia

Looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors, learn something new, and spend time with your family? Camping is the answer! Whether you are looking for a …

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12 Asian Slow-Cooker Meals to Come Home to Dinner Served

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27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

53 Amazon Products With The Highest Ratings That You Never Knew Existed

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Tutorial: Upcycled t-shirt bangle bracelet

If you sew with knits or do many t-shirt refashions, you end up with a pile of knit scraps. Unlike quilting cotton scraps, there’s not much you can …

Crafting

5 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Should Learn

When my sisters and I were young, my parents never expected perfection, but boy howdy, they expected politeness. From the time we were old enough to …

Country Lifestyle

She sticks a rose stalk into a potato and look what happens a week later! Amazing!

Turn one rose into an entire rose bush in no time at all! A nice bunch of flowers on the kitchen table can lighten up any cloudy day, don't you agree?

Make the Best Ever Salted Caramels at Home

Here’s for you the deliciously awesome best ever salted caramels which is so simple and easy to prepare. It is so devilishly creamy, so rich, so …

This Cabbage and Sausage Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

13 Expert Instagram Hacks to Increase Engagement | Inc.com

Over the past year, I've been going all inon Instagram. I've talked to experts and sought out advice on how to turn this channel into a primary means of engaging my audience, versus just an afterthought place to post fun photos from my adventures.<p>I interviewed a fellow entrepreneur who uses his …

Marketing

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Easy Recipes

Serve up these comforting Sunday suppers.<p>Sunday suppers are about as Southern as it gets, and many of our fondest memories are made with the family …

Cooking

This Chicken and Rice Soup Is Capable of Curing Any Bad Day

By Rachel Karten<p>When things go to s***, I make this soup.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the chicken and rice soup recipe that social media manager Rachel Karten couldn't live without.</i><p>There are lots of ways …

Cooking

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Stop Buying Garlic. Here’s How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Garlic Right At Home

Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-friendly plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and super-cheap. You may not like …

Breakfast Fried Rice for Whenever Serious Hunger Strikes

Breakfast Fried Rice<p>Serves 4<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided <br>3 large eggs, lightly beaten <br>12 ounces uncooked breakfast sausage, casings removed …

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20 Flavorful Tropical Dishes

1 of 20<p>Caribbean Fish Stew<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Pineapple Pork Chops<p>3 of 20<p>Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Caribbean Chicken Kebabs …

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