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25 DIY Projects Using Rope

Rope is one of those versatile materials that we often don’t think of for DIY projects. It can be used to make goods for your home, and even …

Handbags

Industrial Bookcase

By Jamison Rantz<i>Note: Coffee table pictured above is the Tribal Coffee Table.</i>A while back we stumbled upon this awesome industrial bookcase from …

Woodworking

7 fruit trees you can grow in your living room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're …

This Is the 1-Pan Chicken Dinner Your Busy Workdays Need

<i>After a long workday, odds are you just want to curl up in your sweats and get dinner ready with minimal effort. The Kitchy Kitchen has a solution in the form of this one-pan roasted chicken over corn, bacon, and apples.</i><p>Few things taste as lovely as vegetables cooked under a roasting chicken. I …

Sweets for one: 4 single-serving desserts

Savory cooking for one requires some creativity, but it’s generally not too daunting. Foods such as pasta and rice are easy to cook in single servings (just look at the instructions on the packages they come in), and a good butcher or fishmonger will happily portion out meat/seafood in quantities …

Dessert

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that require a lot of chopping, the making of rubs, searing of meat and …

Cooking

Free & Cheap in NYC (For Real!)

The Big Apple doesn't have to mean big bucks! We asked locals, celebrities, BT editors, and readers to give their best tips on free and inexpensive …

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try <b>this two-step DIY trick</b>.<p><b>What you need:</b> A screwdriver, a plastic zip tie, …

Personal Organizing

6 All-Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home

Last year, I had to clear out all our kitchen cabinets to prep for a renovation. This taught me a few things:<p><i>There is no way I’m going to use up all my ground coriander before I die.</i>• <i><br>I have one of those cornbread pans that makes little loaves that look like ears of corn! Who knew?</i>• <b><br>I buy way, WAY too</b> …

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

Yoga