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Smoky Kitchen? There's a Better Way to Cook Your Steak

Maybe it's time to stop oiling your pan.<p>The best way to oil your pan before cooking a steak is to not oil it at all. Seriously, back away. Put the oil down. It might be scary, but let's try something new.<p>We like to <b>oil the actual steak</b> instead of the pan we cook it in, ditching the middle man and …

Cooking

Zone 6 Hibiscus Plants – Growing Hibiscus In Zone 6 Gardens

When you think about hibiscus, you probably think about tropical climates. And it’s true – many hibiscus varieties are native to the tropics and can …

Hardy

Tecomanthe Petticoat Vine: Learn About Pink Petticoat Plant Care

Rampant, vigorous trumpet-like bright pink blooms and looping stems with bright green foliage…this describes Tecomanthe venusta, or pink petticoat …

Plants

How to Find Affordable Furniture That Doesn't Look Cheap

IKEA is the fast-fashion retailer of home decorating: inexpensive, surprisingly stylish, but instantly recognizable in every picture you see. …

Home Decorating

Gardening 101: Pine Trees

Pine, <i>Pinus</i>: “Faithful Old Retainer”<p>Pine trees are distinct from fir and spruce, though they are all members of the Pinaceae family, better known as …

Plants

Classy garden tips: Mistakes to be avoided

We know the importance of beautiful interiors: a spotless bathroom floor, a fluffy living room sofa, and kitchen countertops clean enough to eat off. …

3 Affordable Ways Sutton Foster Dramatically Updated Her Home With Decor

When Sutton Foster, Tony Award-winning actress, star of the hit show <b>Younger</b>, and a recent cast addition to the <b>Gilmore Girls</b> revival, wanted to refresh her apartment, she turned to the mecca of stylish, affordable decor: HomeGoods.<p>The state of Sutton's apartment was cheerful but in need of some …

Home Decorating

20 Impressive Home Office Ideas That Will Increase Your Productivity

These designer spaces are primed for energy and inspiration.<p>You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.

Interior Design

Pretty Woman's 25th Anniversary

Looking back at the rom-com that kicked off the 90s and turned Julia Roberts into America’s Sweetheart.

Remodelista New England Market Preview

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting the lovely makers and artisans who will be participating in our first New England Market. If you are …

New England

Should Alcoholic Beverages Come With Nutrition Labels?

The world's biggest spirits producer is getting on board with nutrition information labels that tell you exactly how many calories are in your glass.<p>It's simple enough to figure out how many calories are in a handful of almonds or a slice of bread: Just read the Nutrition Facts on the label. By …

Alcohol

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

Home Decorating

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Cleaning

The Most Incredible Home Makeovers in Movie History

These transformations are stunning proof of the power of change.<p>Thanks to the wonders of movie magic, the messy details of home renovations are usually glossed over with a quick montage set to a motivational soundtrack. But whether a makeover tears characters apart, brings them back together, or …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

Home Decorating

The Boston Marathon Bombing: A Moving Slideshow by Dana Rouleau

Tragedies happen. We weep. We grieve. And then, life moves on. I suppose it’s good that it stands still for no one or no event. But it’s always good …

Samsung updates Galaxy S4, Note 3 with Android KitKat

Google's Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, launched in October, will now hit a variety of Samsung devices.<p>The Korean electronics giant said availability of KitKat varies by carrier and product, but updates will begin Tuesday and will continue through the coming months. The<p>Galaxy S4andNote 3are among the …

Android News

Victoria Beckham on Sheryl Sandberg, Her Husband's Underwear, and Yes, Actually Designing Her Collection

Photo: Getty Images<p>One would think that Victoria Beckham would've been exhausted last night since just the day before, she showed her latest collection at New York Fashion Week. But the designer, former singer, mother, and all-around icon was full of energy as she addressed an auditorium of …

The Morning After | Hulu

The Morning After is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Cover Story<p>The 25-year-old British singer is deeply enigmatic—but on a recent Friday night he dropped his guard and spilled his guts.<p>By Carrie …

Lifestyle

Lauren Conrad on Her "Secret Cookie Recipe" for Instagram, and Her Valentine's Day Faves

Lauren Conrad is known for her impeccable style, her entrepreneurial nature, and her all-around likeability. She's an accomplished designer, a New …

Grazia

Bruce Jenner treated as trans by tabloid press: What they’re getting wrong

Kim Kardashian’s stepdad shaved down his Adam’s apple. But that doesn’t mean he’s trans<p>Bruce Jenner is perhaps the most talked about Olympian of the week in the tabloid press -- and he's far from Sochi.<p>The 1976 decathlon gold medalist and Wheaties-box icon has evolved into a media personality as …

Shia LaBeouf Is So Sorry About Everything That He’s Turned Himself Into An Art Exhibit

Shia LaBeouf could have just apologized to Daniel Clowes and called it a day. As we’ve already seen, having a reputation for being a pretentious sh*thead thief plagiarist and hot-headed bar fighter doesn’t mean a lick, because he’s still being offered roles alongside Bill Murray and Bruce Willis. …

Best of the State Dinner: Mindy Kaling, Mobama's Gown, and a Leggy Veep Sighting

There might be a saturation of very important people in New York right now for fashion week, but all eyes were on DC last night as President Obama hosted a state dinner in honor of a visit from French President François Hollande. And from the First Lady's gorgeous gown to a live performance by Mary …

Mary J. Blige

Kardashian Sisters' 'Killer Curves' Photoshopped Out Of Notebook Magazine Cover

The Kardashian sisters are touted as "style icons with killer curves" in The Sunday Mirror's latest issue of Notebook, but those "killer curves" seem to have been digitally erased on the magazine's cover.<p>Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney are dressed in their Kardashian Kollection apparel, but their …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, often – as with Obama this week – during the memorial services for other politicians. You're probably only half concentrating on this now, because you're too busy pouting into an iPhone in a …