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28 Ingenious Uses For Coconut Milk

If coconut milk isn't already one of your pantry staples, these recipes will change that. The creamy, dairy-free "milk" is an excellent addition to a variety of dishes from breakfast to dessert, like oatmeal, curries, ice cream, and more. Think beyond the basics and try out any of these 28 creative …

Healthy Eating

This Woman Grew A Lemon Tree Inside Her Own House. When You Hear Her Secret... So Simple!

Growing your own food at home is a great way to save money and cut down on harmful chemicals in your diet. Keeping an entire garden, however, can be …

Gardening

7 Powerful Tips from TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

Some tips from the best you can start using today to supercharge your leadership.<p>Very few people would likely describe themselves as "natural born leaders", and that's great news for us. Although you won't suddenly wake up one day as the next Sheryl Sandberg, you can start taking steps to become a …

9 Peel Pads That Reduce Acne Scarring and Brighten Your Skin

The words "acid" and "peel" are scary enough on their own, let alone strung together to describe a product that you rub all over your face. But as terrifying as "acid peel" sounds, at-home peel pads are actually the quickest, easiest, and most importantly, painless ways to get smoother, …

Spicy Raw Thai Salad [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

9 Recipes for Your Favorite Thai Takeout Dishes

Thai takeout without the wait.<p>Give a man a Seamless account and he’ll eat Thai food for a day. But teach a man how to make Thai food and he’ll eat …

How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists

As far as pimples go, those deep, humungous cystic-acne ones are probably the most traumatic. Aside from how much surface area those suckers tend to cover, the pain they cause makes them impossible to ignore. Press on one, and it reverberates throughout your entire face (that's not an …

8 wonderfully fragrant flowers for your garden

1 of 8<p>Getty Images<p>Mock Orange<p>This plant captures the essence of a gloriously fragrant Mediterranean spring. <i>Philadelphus</i> 'Belle étoile' is a …

What to Cook When It's Insanely Cold Outside

Unless you're fortunate enough to be in sunny Hawaii, you're probably staying bundled up indoors as the temperatures plummet.<p>Get extra cozy by …

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss

Dragging ass lately? Blast through this five-minute pump-you-up plan before you hit the shower.<p>Two in-laws. 54 deadlines. 245 parties. Convinced there's zero percent chance you'll be able to stay sculpted...and sane? We've got the mood-lifting, fat-torching routine you need this time of year.<p>"You …

Workouts

What Do Sommeliers Drink at Home?

Confession time: Many years ago, I attended a press event that took me through the cheese caves of Murray’s and ended at Ted Allen’s Chelsea home. His apartment was stunning, every inch so tastefully decorated that you would think <i>Architectural Digest</i> just wrapped up a photo shoot.<p>We were all …

The Best Ways to Hire Salespeople

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>Many firms talk about talent management, but few deal systematically with a basic fact: average annual turnover in sales is 25 to 30%. This means that the equivalent of the entire sales organization must be hired and trained every four years or so, and that’s expensive.<p>Consider …

How Luxury Brands Can Motivate Service Employees

Would Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor have tolerated customer service shaped only by a checklist? No. Neither do today’s guests of the Beverly Hills Hotel, a favorite of those two actresses. While leading the 1,000 employees at the Beverly Hills and the Hotel Bel-Air, I’ve seen how a customer’s …

Whiskey Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Using a wonderful basic recipe from the back of the Domino brown sugar box as my foundation, I've taken classic cinnamon rolls up a notch with a filling of whiskey salted caramel. Ice them or not, depending on how decadent you want to get! —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: one 9-inch round</b> …

Baking

Butterscotch Dessert Recipes That'll Make You Melt

They're even better than you think.<p>Butterscotch is a go-to topping for many ice cream lovers -- and it's easy to understand why. It's gooey, sweet buttery goodness at its best. But all too often butterscotch gets skipped over in other sweet treats. This is silly, because butterscotch is good on <i>and</i> …

The Super-Short Cardio Workout That Works Your Butt, Abs, And Thighs

<b>Four moves, 16 minutes -- you got this.</b><p><i>By Bari Lieberman</i>, SELF<p><i>(Gif: Cheryl Carlin)</i><p>The goal: breathlessness. How you'll achieve it: plyometric exercises.<p>This Tabata-inspired routine from Los Angeles-based trainer Astrid Swan features four exercises that you probably won't love. But, they are …

11 Totally Unexpected Uses for IKEA Furniture

The best part about buying IKEA is that you get a lot of bang for your buck. Out of the box, each piece is wildly versatile and can often be used for …

One Of The Easiest (And Tastiest) Cheesecake Recipes We've Come Across!

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Squares<p>Lemon and blueberry cheesecake. A little bit sweet, a little bit tart, and we want a lot of it! The great things …

Dark Chocolate Brownies

This recipe is similar to the one for Chocolate Soufflé Cupcakes, except for the baking powder, without which the batter stays dense and fudgy …

13 Natural Acne-Fighting Skincare Products Under $20

If you’re like us, you’re doing everything you can to prevent acne. You’re using the right routine for your skin type, you’re eating melon and your leafy greens and you avoid bad-for-skin ingredients. But finding quality skincare products on a budget is difficult, and trying to find <i>natural</i> products …

Skin Care

Bake Gourmet Cupcakes: 6 Recipes from Famous Bakeries

The cupcake bubble has burst according to Slate, and The Wall Street Journal predicts that cupcake bakeries will face economic woes as the trend …

Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me? Well, nothing-and I suppose that's the problem.<p>Perhaps I am not a …

Pad Thai

2 Servings<p>This pad Thai recipe is not the dish from the neighborhood take-out joint. "It ain't made with chicken," says Ricker, whose traditional take—pleasantly funky with fish sauce and preserved radish and a touch sour from tamarind—is meant to be eaten in the evening as a stand-alone …

Recipes

Olive Oil Ice Cream

makes about 3½ cups<p>You might be wondering, Does this really taste good? The answer is yes. Choose a light-bodied, fruity olive oil rather than a heavy, peppery one.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3/4 cups whole milk<p>¼ cup heavy cream<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ …

9 Classic Cookies: Tested and Perfected

Look no further for the best cookie recipes. From chocolate chip to simple sugar, these classic cookies have all been tested, perfected and family-approved.<p><b>1. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies</b><p>With two secret ingredients, these chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the …

Cool Whip Cookies Recipe

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size 1 cookie<p>Servings Per Recipe 28<p><b>Amount Per Serving</b><p>Calories from Fat 42<p><b>Calories</b> 133<p>% Daily Value*<p>8%<p><b>Total Fat</b> 5g<p>17%<p>Saturated …

Nutrition

80 Fruity, Sweet, and Creamy Summer Desserts

Homemade ice cream, boozy popsicles, easy crumbles, and all of the fruit pies.<p><b>Dessert just tastes better in the summertime</b>. With ripe berries, juicy watermelon, fruit pies, and ice cream leading the way, we're suddenly feeling very hungry. Eat 'em all—before they melt!

Baking

6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.<p><b>1. Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries</b><p>Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook <i>Dolce Italiano, Desserts</i> …

Finding Cheap Flights 101

I've been traveling pretty intensely for many years. When I had a full time entertainment job with minimal pay, I took at least twice monthly weekend trips and bi-annual overseas trips. When I had a more remote job, I roamed for long periods of time. As a result, when I catch up with friends who …