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How to pick an electronic laboratory notebook

Since at least the 1990s, articles on technology have predicted the imminent, widespread adoption of electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) by …

Note-Taking

Turn your old iPad into a photo frame for $2

Got an old tablet lying around? I'm a huge fan of repurposing it into a full-time digital photo frame. (Indeed, it's at the top of my list of new uses for old tablets.)<p>I say this as someone who's owned an actual, dedicated photo frame for years -- one that cost around $150 when I bought it. I love …

Gear & Gadgets

15 Easy Recipes to Bring to a Picnic or Barbecue or Wherever You Have to Go This Summer

By Alex Delany<p>Make-ahead foods that travel well aren't always easy to come by. But we've got the goods.<p>What should you bring to your friend's picnic? Or that barbecue you're going to next weekend? Or Aunt Karen's 64th birthday party? These are the questions we face constantly, because it is …

Food

Matrimony Beans Are Keeping Me Afloat This Rent Week (and Wedding Season)

By Alex Delany<p>Wedding season is here, and it turns out that love is pretty expensive. Beans, on the other hand, are not.<p>I’m not sure when I’ll get married. Or if I ever will, for that matter. But my friends? They know when they’re getting married. They’re getting married now. Why? Well, do you hear …

Chickpeas

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

25 Ways To Transform Your Boring, Empty Walls Into Something You'll Actually Want To Look At

Give those boring 'ol walls some TLC with paint, adorable tapestries, DIY paneling, and more.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as</i> …

Sheet Pan BBQ Chipotle Pork Dinner

Sheet pan dinners may be the best solution to weeknight cooking. Minimal fuss and cleanup with maximum flavor – what’s not to love? Here, super lean …

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

Courtesy of Nordstrom<p>Naot ‘Bounty’ Sandal<p>Last August, I set out on a yearlong trip around the world via Remote Year. Knowing I would only have one …

Shopping

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

This Hot Pinterest Trend is Perfect for Budget Decorators

Bone inlay, intarsia and marquetry furniture is popping up more and more these days, and why not? It's a gorgeous look whose perfect amount of …

Home Decorating

10 fun knitting crochet projects to keep you busy this year

Bernat Blanket Tasselled Throw<p>1 / 10<p>If you can't make this blanket in time for this winter, you can work on it during the year to get all warm and …

Crafting

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

These Crispy Chicken Thighs Are the Only Way to Start the Year

By Alex Delany<p>Chicken thighs, with garlic-honey, are here for the first Rent Week of the year. Breathe. You're in a safe space now.<p>My wallet is not doing well. To be completely frank, it's more depleted than my iPhone's battery after a new software update. That’s what the holidays do; they strip …

The best alternative board games

Can’t face another four-hour session of that battered 1960s Monopoly board or vowel-less old Scrabble set? Fear not: there’s never been a better time …

Butternut Squash Baked Pasta Is the Ultimate Healthy Winter Comfort Food

It's spicy, it's creamy, and it feeds a crowd.<p>As someone who grew up in the Bay Area, I on’t think of myself as a baked pasta expert. I love them, and one of the first recipes I developed at <i>Bon Appétit</i> was a tuna casserole, but I haven’t made many baked pastas since. Healthyish editor <b>Amanda Shapiro</b> …

This Roast Chicken Recipe Is Literally Impossible to Mess Up

By Emily Eisen<p>It's lemony, garlicky, and you'll never have to wonder whether or not it's done.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the roast chicken recipe that associate photo editor Emily Eisen just couldn't</i> …

10 IKEA Buys To Make the Most of a Small Bedroom

A tiny bedroom can be nice and cozy, but it can also be a bit of a storage nightmare. How do you squeeze everything you need into a room that's …

Small Spaces

Make This Blanket Ladder In 3 Easy Steps, No Tools Required!

When I was little, I always imagined building forts out of sticks or rafts with ropes to float down the river like the <i>Boxcar Children</i> or <i>Huck Finn</i> – …

Florida

THE KEEPERSThe Recipes We Cook Over, and Over, and Over Again

Look, all Bon Appétit recipes are great. These are just...extra great.<p>On most weeknights, you'll find <i>Bon Appétit</i> staffers at home in their kitchens, cooking a recipe from our magazine pages or website. We practice what we preach—and we believe in the recipes we publish.<p>But, there are some recipes …

Cooking

10 DIY Towel Holders for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Many of us think of DIY ideas as mere, individual projects that satiate our need for crafting even while allowing us to save some dough and upcycle …

Interior Design

6 Desserts That You Don't Need to Be Intimidated By Anymore

And how to save ANY dessert that's gone wrong. The secret of the universe.<p>When I was first figuring out this whole "cooking" thing, I just wanted to make foods I craved. Cake, mostly. Madeleines, fresh and warm out of the oven, specifically. Yet all the time friends tell me that "they don't bake" …

How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

By Alyse Whitney<p>We believe you can oven-fry. We believe you can touch the sky.<p>When I was 11 years old, I had the best baked chicken wings of my life. They were coated in spices (give me that onion powder), arranged on a cooling rack over a sheet tray, and blasted with heat for almost an hour until …

The Best Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

Dig in.<p>The slow cooker has become synonymous with fall cooking. It makes hearty, soul-satisfying meals that we all begin to crave once summer comes to an end. Most people think of soups and stews for the slow cooker, or even braises, and those are great options ― but pastas are where it’s at if you …

Cooking

This Chicken Scarpariello Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

When you can't decide between chicken or sausage and peppers—so you have both.<p>Even after working in kitchens for years, I'm still a sucker for food porn. I was watching an old episode of <i>Lidia's Italy</i> recently and she was making one of her mom's chicken recipes. The close-ups of the golden, browned …

Easiest Caramel Apple Clafoutis

September 2017<p>8 servings<p>This easy, one-skillet apple dessert goes out to all the baking-phobes out there, because making something sweet shouldn't require all the bowls and measuring cups in your kitchen plus an advanced degree in chemistry. Pink Ladies and Granny Smiths are our go-to baking …

Gochujang-Ranch Crispy Chicken Bowl

6 servings<p>Make the chicken ahead for the most substantial lunch of your life. Together with avocado and toasted cashews, this bowl will keep you full for hours. Bonus: the spicy ranch dressing is also a great dip or a dressing on nearly anything.<p>September 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup mayonnaise<p>½ cup …

The best bookshelves and bookcases you can buy on Amazon for less than $200

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In an age of iPads and Kindles, some might consider having a large collection of books — or any books — an unnecessary source of clutter. …

Small Spaces

Sheet Pan Chicken Meatballs with Tomatoes and Chickpeas

August 2017<p>4 servings<p>Harissa, a spicy North African paste of chiles, garlic, and spices, is available in many large grocery stores and Middle Eastern markets—some brands come in tubes, others are sold in jars. If you can’t find it, though, substitute by mixing together your favorite hot sauce, …

3 Hacks to Make Decorating and Organizing Your Bedroom a Breeze

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet<p>Below, our home editor reveals the best ways to finally get these three tasks crossed off your to-do list in the simplest …

Clafoutis: The Lazy Summer Custard You Can Make on a Whim

You don't even have to stir things.<p>Summer is a sanctioned time to be lazy, and this applies to desserts as much as it does to finishing your summer reading. I’ll get to it when I get to it! At first I thought a galette was the easiest summer dessert, but there’s something even easier that doesn’t …