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6 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter begins to blow icy Northern blasts and CNN strives to perfect their graphics for 'Polar Vortex 2015', I start craving hearty, fragrant soups to bring warmth, comfort and flavor in to the picture. Combat the cold - or re-fuel after skating at the ice rink - with these six soups that …

9 surprising ways salt can restore your skin and body

Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it's no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the major differences between sea salt and ordinary salt is the mineral content: Sea salt is laden with …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Interior Design

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Step Inside This $95M Penthouse That Towers 1,369ft Above New York

Well, you know what they say. Location, Location, Location. And in New York, it can get pretty expensive. However, this one has the definition of …

How To Frame Negotiations So You Won’t Dread Them

A negotiation isn’t an argument, but a back-and-forth between people. Here’s how to think differently about your approach to the table.<p>No matter how much you hate it, negotiation is an unavoidable part of life.<p>A client may want a job done, and you have to determine the scope of work and the price. …

How to Recruit and Hire the Team You Need at Each Phase of Startup Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Around the end of 2010, I decided take a bit of a career gamble. After working in investment banking and private equity for five years then going on to get my MBA, I took a job as one of the first 10 hires at a mobile gaming startup …

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

Millionaire's Shortbread Recipe

For the Crust:<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<br>• ¼ cup dark brown sugar<br>• 2 teaspoons cornstarch<br>• ¼ teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes<br>• 1 …

35 Best Wall Decor Ideas To Liven Up A Large, Blank Space

Artwork isn't the only way of dressing up a dull wall.<p>A big, windowless wall can be the perfect canvas for creative decor ideas. Don't let that blank space go to waste! Take a look at these genius wall decor ideas that will liven up any space.

Flank Steak Tacos

Intro<p>I’m not one to repeat recipes but when I do I take notes and then come right here to tell you about it. Because a recipe repeated is a special …

30 Modern Living Room Design Ideas to Upgrade Your Quality of Lifestyle

Your living room is where the social part of the home life takes place, a space designed to be used as you decide: entertaining, spending time with …

Make Your Own DIY Box-Fan Beef Jerky

There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.<p>There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.

BBQ

How To Make Your Own Yogurt + Use It In 12 Recipes

Yogurt is the unsung hero of the fridge. It's a cool balance to spicy cuisines, a reliable on-the-go breakfast, and home to all sorts of healthy bacteria. Greek, spiced, whipped, or frozen, yogurt is a dairy product of many talents -- a Renaissance ingredient.<p>Sadly, poor yogurt gets the processed …

Remodeling 101: Simple Roller Blinds

My accommodations in architecture school came with windows but no window treatments. Living on a student budget, I did nothing, a solution that …

Home Improvement

Too Many Cooks: Your Perfect Salad

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>Salads are so much more than piles of lettuce. They can be light and delicate, cheesy and crunchy, or more potato than anything else. They can …

How To Make Classic Pulled Pork

<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 showing you how to make classic homemade pulled pork, no</i> …

Pineapple Coconut Water

Once or twice a year, I buy a pineapple. It feels like a strange thing to purchase in San Francisco. Pineapples = hot tropics, beaches, bare feet, …

How to Make the 50/50 Martini - Liquor.com

Save a Wall, Hang a Poster: 20 Ideas for Alternative Art Display

If you are like us, it is much more fun to buy art than it is to actually hang it, especially if you are renting and aren’t allowed to put nails in the wall. Even if you aren’t constrained by the all-powerful rental deposit, frames can get expensive and a bit boring. But never fear, we are here to …

Framing

Why Your Nightstands Should Match

Whether the room is eclectic, modern, traditional, or all over the place, a pair of bedside tables is the shortest route to pulling it all together.<p>Whether the room is eclectic, modern, traditional, or all over the place, a pair of bedside tables is the shortest route to pulling it all together.

How to Make Spicy Indian Mango Pickles

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Nik from A Brown Table puts unripe mangoes to use in a spicy condiment that's easy to make and even easier to enjoy.</i><p>Summer's arrival brings much …

How to Make Quinine Syrup for a Better Gin and Tonic

<i>All week long, Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland's Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko will be sharing recipes and techniques from his new book, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique. Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to perfect your at-home cocktails.</i><p>I began my first …

Flavors

Zucchini Fritters {Light!}

Kate mentioned that we both just got home from big summer trips, and one of my favorite things about being gone for a while in the summer is coming …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts