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Everything You Need to Know About Making Terrarium - Quiet Corner

Terrariums are the perfect way to spruce up your home with a little greenery. They don’t take up much space, are quick and easy to make, and add a …

Financial planner: I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than anything else

Among them: Don't buy a home.<p>"I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than pretty much anything else with clients," the cofounder of XY Planning Network wrote. "Now, I know it's the American Dream and I know that we've been told that buying a home is cheaper in the long run than …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

This Is the Ultimate Trick That Prevents Your False Lashes from Popping Up

Nothing says "I'm wearing faux lashes" like the very end of the band sticking up in the corner of your eye. No matter how long we wait for the glue …

cosmetics

22 Instagrams That Are Major Bedroom Decor Goals

If you haven’t already swapped out your thick covers for light and airy, colorful duvets for spring, there’s no time like the present. You might even decide, while Pinning ideas and browsing for new sheets, that you’re headed for an entire bedroom makeover. We’re right there with you. We looked on …

Home Decorating

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

When My Mother Taught Me To Cook, She Taught Me How To Live

Unlike the women I’m descended from, I don’t need to know how to cook. But I’m grateful, almost every day, that I do.<p>The first thing my mother taught me to make was the Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies. She handled the oven, but the rest was simple enough for an 8-year-old. Two sticks …

18 Bralettes So Pretty You’ll Want to Show ‘Em Off All Spring and Summer

Let’s be real — between uncomfortable underwires, figuring out which bra you need to wear with what dress and the less-than-thrilling shopping experience to track down the right fit, bras don’t always make it to the top of our can’t-live-without-it list, <i>especially</i> when the warm weather rolls …

18 Chickpea Recipes That Go WAY Beyond Hummus

When chickpeas first come to mind, you <i>might</i> think of your favorite food-truck falafel or vegan Moroccan curry, but most likely the first thing you crave is hummus. News flash… chickpeas are SO much more than hummus! By now you may have dabbled with a chickpea dessert or two, and even embraced …

18 Ways To Eat Eggs Around The World

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Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Spain's fluffy, pungent</i> sopa de ajo, <i>a peasant soup that will carry you through the last stretches of winter.</i><p>When winter persists, shooing us back towards our …

16 Cold Noodle Recipes to Eat on Warm Days

Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It’s science (maybe)! But before you know it, those long summer months when it’s too hot to even think about stirring up a one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here — and then what will you eat? Don’t let …

You’ll Never Guess What This Healthy Alfredo Sauce Is Made Of

Alfredo pasta is one of the easiest dishes you can cook at home (almost as easy as these copycat burger recipes). It normally takes less than 15 minutes to make and only requires a few ingredients. While cooking this all-time favorite is always a good idea, buying pasta sauce from the jar really …

9 Big Stories You Can't Miss This Week: Star Wars, Standoffs, And Statutes

This week for BuzzFeed News, Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger, and Jeremy Singer-Vine investigate how many companies in the U.S. avoid hiring scores of American workers they say don't exist. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

This lingerie brand for young women refuses to airbrush ads — and sales are soaring 21%

Aerie defied norms last year by abandoning photo retouching of its models.<p>The idea to use unretouched photos in ad campaigns dawned on the creative team as a way to appeal to young women.<p>"We definitely had a creative moment where the team got together, and we just said, 'really, what's happening …

The 19 coolest new businesses in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been the hub for huge Silicon Valley tech companies — but it's also home to some seriously cool local businesses.<p>From a 2.5-ton mobile pizza oven and a beef-jerky bar to the city's first indoor golf course, we're highlighting some of the newest and coolest businesses in San …

It's 2015, So We Gave Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes a Much

Because the most celebrated meal of the year is also the most nerve-racking (and kitchen-cluttering and disaster-prone), you need a source you can rely on. Prepare to be prepared.<p>Thanksgiving is the most celebrated meal of the year. It's also the most nerve-racking (and kitchen-cluttering and …

4 Fast, Fresh, and Turkey-Free Dishes to Make in November

These fast and easy recipes (that that have nothing to do with turkey) will keep things interesting all month.<p>Believe it or not, Thanksgiving isn’t the only meal this month. Here’s what to cook the other 29 days:<p>Magic Marinade<p>Big flavor comes in small slices. In our homemade riff on Korean …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook with Garlic, in Season in November

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with garlic, in season in November.<p>Garlic may seem ubiquitous, but like all produce it has a season. Although you can use the scapes, or shoots, that appear in the spring, the actual garlic bulbs aren't harvested from the ground until fall. They can be used right …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Pedagogy

Avoid These Lasagna Common Mistakes; You Are Too Good for Mushy Noodles

You know what's always good? Homemade lasagna. Unless it's bad. Avoid these pasta pitfalls, and make a better pan of everyone's favorite casserole.<p>There is nothing like a good pan of lasagna. Gooey, cheesy, packed with carbs—this just might be the perfect comfort food. But screw it up, and we're …

Zero Belly Recipe: Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

This delicious recipe for a lunchtime (or anytime) soup couldn't be easier. It's just one of the 150+ belly-flattening recipes in the best-selling …

23 Blackberry Recipes to Convince You It's the King of Berries

All of our best recipes that feature show-stopping blackberries.<p><b>These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts</b>, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They're also a "superfood" packed with nutrients. Despite their …

drinks

13 simple ways to improve your finances in an hour or less

Managing your money successfully to start accumulating wealth doesn't require a financial planner or MBA.<p>In fact, there are several actions you can take today to set yourself up for future financial success — and many of them aren't even time intensive.<p>We rounded up 13 simple strategies that won't …

33 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

broccoli cheddar soup

For reasons I cannot — for once, I mean, <i>good riddance</i> — articulate, I spent half the summer, the half I was gestating this tiny moppet, with a …

Recipes

Zaha Hadid’s “Liquid Glacial” Furniture Mimics Rippling Water Frozen in Time

Photo credit: Martin Slivka<p>World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has highlighted her other design talents with <i>Liquid Glacial</i>, a series of furniture that resembles water and ice formations. The collection of tables, chairs, and stools appear as if they’re frozen in time, with subtle ripples suspended …

10 Tips from One Week as a Professional Baker

<i>Be prepared to get your hands dirty and apply sprinkles liberally.</i><p>Have you ever fantasized about quitting your 9-to-5 to bake cookies all day? Well, folks, I’m here to tell you the dream is alive and well. After spending three years in a publishing job where I covered food but never touched it, I …

Beef Bourguignonne Pot Pie

6 Servings<p>Treat this beef pot pie as a weekend project (quick it’s not) and your Sunday supper will be off the charts.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>½ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus more<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1½ pounds boneless beef chuck, cut …