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New Atlas

​When it comes to cooking in your oven, you simply set the temperature to the exact number required. For stove-top cooking, though, you have to …

Tiny Kitchens + Open Shelving = Big Impacts

A snug kitchen can mean a few things: namely minimal places for storage, small-scale appliances, and a desire to keep it streamlined and clean at all …

10 Home Upgrades That Boost Resale Value -- and How to Pay for Them

The housing market is still recovering, but these updates are full of earning potential.<p>Like most HGTV addicts, I caught the home renovation bug …

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Don't move house. Improve - and pay next to nothing

Householders all over the country are improving or enlarging their homes on a wave of easy credit – and you can get that new kitchen or extension effectively for nothing if you manage your borrowings cleverly.<p>Strong house price growth and the high cost of moving have ensured that Brexit fears and …

Six Productivity Experts Share How To Actually Get Work Done During The Summer

Here’s your productivity plan to beat the summer slump.<p>Summer isn’t known to be the season for high productivity. Unplanned absences spike, especially on Mondays and Fridays and before holidays. These days off reduce productivity by 36.6%, according to a survey in the Society for Human Resource …

6 steps to repurposing your old garden shed

<b>Is your shed looking a little old and tired? And is it in need of a major revamp?</b><p>Nowadays, sheds are more likely to have Wi-Fi access than a …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Recipes

These 2 Easy Swimwear DIYs Make for a Perfect Retro Beach Day

If you could live in another decade, which would you choose? For me, it’s always the 1950s — I can’t help but daydream of diners, <i>Mad Men</i>-esque design, and drive-in movies. Most of all, I love the fashion of the ’50s, and how clothes of that era celebrated curves and bright colors and patterns. Now …

Sewing

The 10 Cakes You Should Bake This Summer

If there is one time it's worth heating up the oven during summer, it's for the promise of cake — especially one that highlights the season's fresh …

These Stuffed Brownie Truffles Are Literally Dreamy

And there's 4 different ways you can stuff them!<p>View this post on Facebook

Dessert

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Fuel Your Whole30 Mornings

If you’re doing a Whole30 reboot for spring, good for you! Hitting the refresh button now will give you increased energy and stamina for long walks and hikes as the warmer weather kicks in. But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about what you’ll need to fuel those days: breakfast. The …

Breakfast

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.<p>Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and …

12 Ways to Take Brownies Where They've Never Been Before

Where do your brownie loyalties lie? Are you Team Fudgy, Team Cakey, or Team In-Between-y?<p>I'm a fudgy-as-a-truffle gal myself (Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies are my old faithful, preferably straight from the freezer)—but today, we're not here to discuss <i>that</i> age-old question.<p>Instead, <b>we're here</b> …

Recipes

How to bake the perfect salted caramel brownies

Some have reservations, but there are few things that aren’t improved by a dollop of salted caramel – and adding it to a squidgy, dark brownie is a no brainer<p>Some of you, I know, have had your fill of salted caramel. You’re sick of finding it in everything from green tea to cider, still unconvinced …

Caramel

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Even if you're not an early riser, changing your routine could improve your productivity.<p>I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

Cooking

13 Must-Make Dinners Before Winter's End

Can you believe Monday is the official start of spring? Before long, swimsuit season will be upon us. But there’s still time to enjoy the best-of-the-best cold weather recipes. From lasagna to beef stew to bolognese, how about one last hurrah for these cozy winter comfort foods?<p>1. Julia Turshen’s …

10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Their focused pursuit is driven by these habits that you can emulate and absorb.<p>True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly confident people always have the upper hand over the doubtful and …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons You're Mentally Tougher Than You Think

You probably have way more grit than you give yourself credit for.<p>If you're feeling in need of a pep talk, you could turn to your best friend or a coach. Or you could just take a look at the scientific literature on potential. A host of studies insist that we generally underestimate our own …

Making the Time for Practice

Q: It seems like you are a pretty busy guy and travel a lot (I follow your social media feeds). I feel like I’m not half as busy but somehow still …

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

What I Learned in Pinup School

Big eyes, red lips, can’t lose.<p>Pinup school is serious. It takes me two minutes of class to realize this. I bop in just before class begins to meet Renee DiDio and Anna Patin hovering over a model; her hair is up in rollers, and they’re decked out in back-seamed nylons and dresses plucked from the …

9 Netflix Original Series From 2016 That Are Basically Masterpieces

2016 may have had its ups and downs, but one thing is for sure: It was a damn good year for television. <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Girls</i> produced some of …

The real reason why we have sex

Science may have just learned the real reason we have sex — and, no, it’s not just because it feels good.<p>Evolutionarily speaking, sexual reproduction …

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Amazon Rainforest

26 Genius Ways To DIY Your Christmas Decorations

Channel your inner elf.<p>The holidays are here, meaning you can basically kiss your bank account balance good-bye, so you have to find ways to skimp where you can. And you <i>definitely</i> can with decor. You could go out and buy a bunch of brand spanking new decorations, but these DIYs will save you money, …

Decorations

A Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie for When You Don't Want to Whip Up a Full Batch

A sugar craving hits. But—gasp—you ate the last Newman-O yesterday. And there’s nothing but a bite of ice cream left in the freezer (not even worth …