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No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into an $11,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the …

Enjoy 35% off a Stay At This Adults-Only Boutique Resort on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Coast

An exclusive Operation Vacation offer for T+L readers.<p><i>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering</i> …

The Top 14 Gorgeous Towns and Cities to Visit in France

Who hasn’t heard the famous Audrey Hepburn quote, “Paris is always a good idea”? Well, let’s go a bit further with this and say France, as a whole, …

The Secret to Making the Best Banana Pudding Ever

Some people are kind of snobby about their ingredients—I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m one of them. You’ll never find me pulling a premade piecrust …

The Little-Known Trick to Grilling Juicy Burgers

Hint: Stock up on ice cubes!<p>From grilling novices to seasoned pros who know their seasoning, we’re all on the perpetual quest for the perfect burger. …

17 Benefits (Other Than Salary) You Can Negotiate When You Take a Job

We’ve all heard about the value of negotiating salary before accepting a job offer. “Know your worth,” “Ask for what you deserve,” “Be willing to …

10 Mac and Cheese Recipes Every Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Get the basic recipe for a pot of creamy classic mac and cheese down, and you've opened up a world of possibilities for yourself. This perennial …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

These Japanese fluffy pancakes are the ultimate new food trend

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>These ultra-soft pancakes have taken over both the Tokyo food scene and Instagram.</b><p>These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the …

Here Are All the Best Job Posting Sites for Every Single Industry

So you can go beyond the usual suspects.<p>You’re probably well-acquainted with the most popular job boards and if you’re deep in the job search …

The 4 Smartest Pork Chop Tips from Classic Cookbooks

A while ago Maria Ribas said, "Cookbooks exist to help us cook," and that statement really got me thinking.

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking is a form of altruism. What better excuse to make some cookies?<p>Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy …

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Employment

30 Easy Skincare Tips You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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This 22-year-old college student makes $10,000 a month off Amazon's Alexa

David Markey, a 22-year-old senior studying applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, got his first Amazon Echo during the e-commerce …

Tokyo guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital city

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Clothing

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

5 incredible places you have probably never heard of, according to a woman who traveled 100 countries

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you really want to feel like one of the first few tourists to …

National Parks

These before-and-after photos show how much you can realistically change your abs in 2 weeks

When you already have abs, that is.<p>Most people who want more defined abs do a couple extra crunches or eat half a tub of ice cream rather than the whole thing — but Iulia Danilova, a 25-year-old Los Angeles mum to a 2-year-old daughter, recently pulled out ALL the stops in an effort to sculpt her …

Weight Loss

This Is Where Everyone's Going Right Now, According to Pinterest

Here's where Pinterest trendsetters are heading — and what they're doing there.<p>While it is perhaps best known as a platform for collecting and …

Pay a local to plan your trip? This new service may change travel bookings forever | travel

Is a company called ViaHero creating a new model for travel? For a flat fee of $25 a day, travellers can use a service called ViaHero to hire locals …

Tourism

Top 10 affordable hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Amsterdam

Max Brown Canal District<p>This three-star hotel is actually a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot where the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht canals meet. The reception area, with its copper ceiling and wall covering made of open books, doubles as a cosy bar. Moored outside is …

Top 10

Learn to Code From the Comfort of Your Couch

This online course will teach you everything you need to know, for a crazy low price.<p>In today’s technology driven economy, learning to code can take …

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Our Favorite Bundt Cake Recipes

There's no denying that the humble bundt pan is among our favorite pans to bake with. From apple cake to hummingbird cake to chocolate cake, it's …

Dessert

Get the job skills you need for your resume in 2018 with these online courses

We are already a few months into 2018, but if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve your work situation and increase your income, then …