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Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

101 Party Dos & Don'ts

How to throw a bash that guests will never forget.<p>For <i>House Beautiful</i>'s ultimate entertaining guide, we asked our favorite designers, event planners, and bloggers for advice about how to host a successful soiree. The experts share their easy tips for setting a stunning dinner table, creating an …

Don't go for the fry-up: Which hangover cures really work?

The best way to avoid a hangover is, of course, prevention - by limiting the amount you drink, eating a decent meal beforehand, and drinking plenty of water throughout the night. But if that went out of the window with your decorum on New Year's Eve, here's what the doctors say works best.<p><b>Pear juice</b><p>…

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Room temp or refrigerate? 14 foods to always store in the fridge

This helpful guide will let you quickly determine how to store some of your most used foods to optimize freshness.<p>To store in the fridge or not? That is the question most of us ask about several common kitchen items and leftovers.<p>Don't feel foolish if you frequently wind up stumped — so do the rest …

Heathrow airport overtaken by Dubai as world’s busiest

Heathrow has lost its crown as the busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic. The oil-rich Gulf city of Dubai has knocked London off the top spot, figures from the Airports Council International show.<p>A total of 68.9 million passengers had passed through Dubai International …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

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Here's Who Just Unseated Oprah as the World's Richest Black Woman

Oprah Winfrey is no longer the world’s richest black woman. That distinction now belongs to Nigerian oil baroness and fashionista Folorunsho …

9 Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The key ingredients you need just might be hiding in your pantry.<p>These mix-it-yourself cleaners use environmentally friendly ingredients — like baking soda and vinegar — and are quite inexpensive. If you've run out of your favorite cleaning solution, don't run to the store; try one of these …

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9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

A Clean House With LESS Time Cleaning

Keep things clean without doing too much extra work.<p><b>1. Use your bath towels more than once.</b><br>Think about it: You use a towel after taking a shower, so it's not that dirty after one use. Provided you always hang it up and let it dry between uses, you can re-use a towel two or three times before you …

On the Red Couch with Food Writer Ruth Reichl

<i>Some wear many hats; Ruth Reichl preferred wigs. That’s because, as the food critic for The New York Times from 1993 to 1999, Reichl discovered that</i> …

If You Feed a Pig Whiskey Mash, Will It Taste Like Whiskey?

If you feed your pigs spent grain, will they taste like whiskey? And on a deeper level, how does an animal's diet affect the way it tastes?<p>We like whiskey. We like pork. And—oh god!—do we ever like whiskey and pork together. So when we heard that Templeton Rye, in Templeton, Iowa, was raising 25 …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

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The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

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4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great

A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we …

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