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The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

16 New Year’s Resolutions for the Avid Traveler

“My priority for 2016 is to obtain a passport and take a maiden voyage out of the country. Not having many American cities left to visit on my bucket …

10 New Year's Eve Dinner Ideas

Whether you want to serve a luxe meal or something more casual and cozy, these are the best dishes to serve while you count down to midnight.<p>What’s …

11 Designer Tips for the Perfect Holiday Table Setting

When preparing for holiday entertaining, be sure to leave time for planning the design and decor of your table. This is where guests will spend most …

16 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, Because You Gotta Have Pie!

You can serve whatever other desserts you want, but let's be real—it's just not Thanksgiving without pie. No matter how much you stuffed yourself during dinner, it's tough to turn down a slice. I'm not interested in waxy store-bought pies, though—this is the time to go homemade, which is easier …

The Little Touches that Make Thanksgiving Cozier

<i>Dinner at the Long Table captures the energy, comfort, and good food that are the hallmark of Andrew Tarlow's big and small dinner parties—not to mention his New York food dynasty: 6 restaurants, a bar, a hotel, and a bakery.</i><p><i>He and his co-author Anna Dunn shared some of their family-style</i> …

49 Modern Thanksgiving Recipes to Cure You of Any Holiday Fatigue

Try new takes on Thanksgiving favorites, like stuffing-crusted turkey cutlets and cheesy stuffing.<p>From pastrami and bacon-wrapped turkeys to malted walnut pies and BLT oyster stuffings, these tweaks on traditional recipes will keep the vibe fresh and exciting at your holiday table, year after year.

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How to donate food for Thanksgiving 2017: Organizations, online giving ideas and more

Thanksgiving is a time of gluttony for many, but with 12.3% of American householdsexperiencing food insecurity in 2016 — that's 15.6 million U.S. …

Patagonia is donating all Black Friday sales to grassroots environmental organizations

Patagonia has announced that in an effort to give back to the grassroots movements that support and protect our environment, they will be donating …

2016 Holiday Gifts for Growing Readers Ages 6 – 8

For the Budding Book Collector<p>If your littles don’t already have ‘em, this trio of 2016 award-winning books is the perfect addition to a growing …

Holiday Gifts for the Family Chef

Want to know the fastest way to a cook’s heart? Give a gift that makes food prep easier, with delicious results. Here are 16 gift ideas from Consumer …

Shopping

The 10 Best Gadget Gifts Under $60

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Fantastic Gifts for Your Thanksgiving Host

These gifts will make your hosts happy they invited you.<p>There are only two rules when it comes to selecting a host gift for the person who has been …

Holiday Gifts for the Gadget Geek

For those who go gaga for gizmos, these gifts are as much fun to use as they are useful.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> This article also appeared in the December …

Seven Ways To Navigate This Year's Black Friday Like A Pro

“Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping season. And no matter how many businesses (looking at you Amazon) try to get their Black Friday sales started before Halloween, the day after you’ve stuffed yourself full of turkey, cranberries and, …

eCommerce

Spoil Yourself: 10 Gifts to Inspire Your Best Self in 2017

The holiday season may be a time to spoil those you love with gifts, but it's also the end of the year. That makes it prime time to look back in self-assessment--and ahead for self-improvement.

Self-improvement

10 Best Christmas Light Ideas for Small Spaces

Deck the (narrow) halls with tons of illuminating cheer.<p>Feeling a bit envious of your neighbor's seemingly <i>giant</i> home that's decked out for the holidays? Don't be! Small spaces can incorporate classic Christmas decor, especially lights, with the same flair.

5 Things You Really Don't Need to Buy New this Thanksgiving

Hosting the biggest dinner of the year can come with a ton of pressure. Especially if it's your first time hosting, you may be feeling the urge to …

12 Elegant Thanksgiving Decorations You’ll Be Able to Use Year-Round

Turkeys, cornucopias, and pilgrims might be the first things that come to mind when thinking of Thanksgiving décor, and they’re not exactly inherently chic. However, seasonal items like fresh winterberries, terra-cotta cookware in earthy glazes, and natural linens are some of our favorite, very …

Decorations

DIY: An Architect-Inspired Thanksgiving Table from Designer David Stark

This Thanksgiving, NYC event designer David Stark and team are seeing squares everywhere—in homewares (and clothing)—which inspired them to create a …

10 cozy, comfy rooms to inspire your holiday gathering

From living rooms to covered porches<p>With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays fast approaching, togetherness and closeness is what we strive for, whether it’s with friends, family, or a larger community. A cozy nook or a warm atmosphere can bring people together in a physical sense and enhance the …

8 Mistakes Most People Make When They Set the Table

Setting the table sounds like the fun job to be assigned. You won’t be stressed about the turkey or splattered in mashed potato mayhem. But if this is your main role, make sure to do it right. And if you are the host, doing this along with everything else, don’t do a disservice to the meal that you …

The Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes You Need On The Table

Thanksgiving is even better with Brussels sprouts. Trust us.<p>For a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, every dish must make an appearance. Of course you need a good bird and all the iconic sides that complement it. And you must have pie — pumpkin AND pecan at the very least. But, it’s also very important …

The Pilgrims' Idea Of Pumpkin Pie Was Startlingly Different

It was more of a pie IN a pumpkin.<p>We love us some pumpkin pie. It’s one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. The pilgrims ― the original trendsetters ― were also fans of this custardy pie, but the pie they likely enjoyed looks very little like the one we bake up today.<p>For one, there was no crust ― it …

Baking

Rethink Your Turkey This Thanksgiving

Chef recipes go beyond the standard turkey by showcasing a variety of flavors and culinary techniques including grilling, braising, deboning and …

Only the Best of the Best: Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

While Thanksgiving is only tomorrow, it's been Turkey Day the entire Fall season for us! We've been busy in the kitchen coming up with reinvented casseroles, reliable classics, and even a dessert or two. Before you rush to the store to stock up on your ingredients, take a look at all of our best …

How to Perfectly Season Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Before you even think about cooking your Thanksgiving turkey at the perfect temperature, you have to know how to season it. From figuring out the right amount of salt to the best blend of spices and herbs, it can be daunting to prepare an entire turkey that you hope the whole family will love. …

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Next-Level Stuffing Recipes For All Your Holiday Meals

Turkey, <i>schmurkey</i>. We all know who the real stars of the holidays are: The sides. And maybe it's just because we only get to eat it one week out of …

How to Make Pie Crust, in Pictures

Have a hankering for cherry pie, but find yourself intimidated by the process of making crust from scratch? Look no further! Not only do we have a near-foolproof pie crust recipe to share, but we've broken the procedure down into a few simple steps sure to elucidate the process for visual learners. …

Baking

15 Forgotten Thanksgiving Dishes

Mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and, of course, turkey may be the stars of your Turkey Day table, but the earliest Thanksgiving dishes …