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Kanye West's Ryan Seacrest Interview: 11 Things We Learned

Kanye West recently spoke with Ryan Seacrest and co-host Ellen K for an illuminative, wide-ranging radio interview. The chief point of discussion was …

You've Got to See What's Inside These Cakes

A surprise inside.<p>Don't judge a book by its cover... Or a cake by its icing. This article originally appeared on redbookmag.com.

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Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Easy Orange and Cranberry Loaf Recipe

Image by Holly Bell<p>This is almost too quick to knock up. Like one of those cake in a cup jobs that leads to 10pm cravings and tighter jeans. This …

5 Low-Carb Holiday Side Dishes You'll Love

Holiday dinners can be heavy on the meat and bread, but there are loads of ways to get more veggies into this year's meal. Indulge in a variety of warm, flavorful fall vegetables—like crunchy brussels sprouts, sweet butternut squash, and aromatic fennel—and season with cozy flavors such as maple or …

How to Kick Off a Dinner Party Right: Cheese Balls, Spiced Nuts, and More

Yes, dinner is important. But it's how you coat your cheese balls and ice your drinks that really sets the tone. Here, 15 ideas for kicking the night off right<p><i>Yes, dinner is important. But it’s how you coat your cheese balls and ice your drinks that really sets the tone. Here, 15 ideas for kicking</i> …

Spicy Glazed Pork Ribs

8 Servings<p>This spicy pork ribs recipe is all about the glaze. It also makes for an addictive tray of chicken wings. Use the same weight and method as for the ribs, but reduce final cooking time by 10 minutes.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)<p>2 tablespoons dark …

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15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

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The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

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No-Brainer Pancakes

Makes 20 Servings<p>The BA Biscuit Mix (click for recipe) is as versatile as it is efficient. Whisk it with eggs and milk—and nothing else!—for pancakes you can whip up in the time it takes to brew the coffee.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ cups Biscuit Mix (click for recipe)<p>3 large eggs<p>1¼ cups whole milk<p>Unsalted …

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100 Ideas & Inspirations for Small Spaces

(Image credit: Mackenzie Schieck)<p>We're powering along during our celebration of small spaces this month. For those of us who can't get enough of the …

11 Flower Hacks to Make the Prettiest Arrangement Ever

And instantly make any room look like a million bucks.<p><b>Jessica Marshall</b>, owner of <b>Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio</b> in <b>Las Vegas and New York City</b>, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your home with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p><b>1. Cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle one inch</b> …

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How To Clean Sheets With Baking Soda And Vinegar

Today’s post is dedicated to the quest for clean, fresh-smelling sheets. No matter how expensive your sheets are, each time you sleep on them, they …

Bacon-Infused Carolina Fish Muddle

6 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon vegetable oil<p>1 pound wild American shrimp, peeled, deveined, shells reserved<p>8 sprigs thyme<p>4 bay leaves<p>2 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes with juices<p>1 pound slab bacon, cut into 1/2' cubes, or thick-cut bacon, sliced into 1/2' strips<p>4 celery …

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Roast yogurt-marinated chicken recipe

A golden roast spatchcocked chicken, served with coriander, red onion and pomegranate salad<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1.6kg (3lb 8oz) chicken<br>250ml (9fl oz) plain natural yogurt<br>juice of ½ lemon<br>3 tbsp olive oil<br>4 garlic cloves, crushed<br>1 tsp ground cayenne<p><b>for the dressing</b><br>1 small garlic clove, crushed<br>1 red …

Could This Be the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?

If you've made it to the top in your career, this 96th floor New York City penthouse apartment is a fitting abode. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>CIM Group</i><p>There's no shortage of fabulous real estate available right now for New York's super rich: there's this $98 million Upper …

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Pop Quiz: Do You Know...The Six Most Common Decorating Mistakes?

My last apartment soon after moving in and facing all the challenges...<p>(Image credit: Maxwell Ryan)<p>Over the years I've found there are mistakes, or …

What Your Wine Choice Says About You

An unscientific analysis of your personality type based on your favorite vino.<p><b>Champagne:</b> You have a closet full of cashmere sweaters and Manolo Carolynes, your favorite place in the world is Paris and all your Instagram photos (of macarons, pretty stationery and flowers) have a dreamy pink filter. …

The Back Pocket Pasta: How to Cook Dinner Using Only Pantry Staples

These "back pocket pasta" ideas make use of common pantry staples and come together in minutes—perfect for a weeknight dinner.<p>We're all about the art of a good 'gram, so when we noticed <i>Bon Appétit</i> special projects director <b>Colu Henry</b>'s recurring #backpocketpasta photos, we had to take notice. The …

River Cottage recipes: Store-cupboard fishcakes

Try Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's cheap, easy and simple recipe for homemade fishcakes<p>These tasty little fishcakes rely on the kind of ingredients I usually have to hand, including potatoes, tinned fish and capers.<p>Serves 2, or 4 as a starter<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>250g cold, cooked potato (about 2 baking …

Classic Cocktail Sauce

Makes 1 cup<p>Don't even think about serving those shrimp naked. This cocktail sauce recipe is ready in seconds and no party is complete without it.<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup chili sauce (ketchup-based sauce, such as Heinz)<p>1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce<p>8 dashes …

How hard is it to make a wedding cake?

Many couples are saving money by making their own wedding cakes. Leah Hyslop gets a helping hand from cake maker extraordinaire Rosalind Miller<p>When it comes to making a wedding cake, most people leave it to the professionals.<p>In these straitened times however, couples are doing everything they can …

Easy chocolate cookies recipe

Jane Hornby shares a foolproof recipe for seriously chocolatey cookies from her new book for baking beginners<p>Everybody needs a recipe for chocolate cookies up their sleeve.<p><b>PREPARATION TIME</b><br>10mins<p><b>BAKING TIME</b><br>10mins per batch<p><b>MAKES</b><br>20<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>175g dark chocolate (60 per cent cocoa solids)<br>85g butter<br>2 …

Easy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe

Jane Hornby shares a foolproof recipe for classic carrot cake with raisins, pecans and cream cheese icing<p>Carrot cake is perfect as a first cake to make, since it’s less likely to be dry, due to the water content of the carrots. You can make the cake in squares or cupcakes instead of</b> …

10 Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Bathroom

Storage is always at a premium in a small space, but nowhere is that more true than in the bathroom. There are so many little odds and ends — makeup, …

70 Living Room Decorating Ideas You'll Want To Steal ASAP

Like a backsplash on a fireplace. So. Cool.<p>You spend a lot of time in your living room, so it not only needs to look great, but it needs to be functional and comfortable. Blending all three things can be tricky, but we've got plenty of ideas to inspire you. Need ideas for other areas too? Our …

Interior Design

10 Big Solutions for Small Spaces

Designer tricks for tiny rooms.<p>From striped floors in the living room to open shelves in the kitchen, designers share their best tricks for tiny rooms.

Interior Design