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The Start-to-Finish Guide to Organizing Your Closet

Closets are great because you can shove all of your junk in them, shut the door, and it’s like that junk doesn’t even exist. Except it does and, …

Six easy fitness apps and hacks to get 2017 off to a healthy start

You don’t need to pay out for a personal trainer or a gym membership to make good on your resolution to get fit in 2017. We’ve put together a …

8 Ways To Get Your Spouse To Open Up More, According To Therapists

Don’t say “we need to talk.”<p>Experts say that communication is the cornerstone of a good relationship. That’s why it can be deeply troubling when your partner is closed off and guarded.<p>How do you get them to open up? Below, marriage therapists share the advice they give clients married to …

Struggling with Tasks That You Don’t Want To Do? Try These 7 Tips.

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several times.<p>For instance, I’ve been …

15 Times Ground Beef Made Dinner Easy and Delicious

Ground beef is a dinnertime savior. You can buy a pound during your weekly grocery shopping trip and cook it up right away, or stash it in the …

Here's How To Master Your Weekly Meal Prep

Failing to plan is planning to order a whole lot of unnecessary takeout.

Slow Cookers

5 Standout Sausage Recipes You Have to Try

Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.<p>Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccoli</b><p>This pasta dish is adapted …

Recipes

13 Mediterranean-Inspired Dinners to Spice Up Your Weeknight Routine

The Mediterranean diet has been in the spotlight for years thanks to its cancer-fighting and heart-healthy benefits. One recent study found it could …

21 Things You Can Do With Lemons That Don't Involve Food

Lemons are kind of a miracle to me. Their wizardly talents range from saving sailors from untimely scurvy deaths, to working equally as well in …

11 Cardio Workouts Guaranteed to Leave You Soaked in Sweat

Think a gym membership is the key to getting fit? Think again. Sure, a gym has fancy equipment, but nothing beats what your own body can do. And, sometimes, it's just easier to work out in the privacy of your home. If you're looking to up your calorie burn with some serious cardio, try one of these …

Top 20 Recipes for Eating Healthy on a Budget

I hope y’all are enjoying the long holiday weekend! The recipe I had planned for yesterday turned out to be an astronomical flop (it happens …

34 Healthy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

For some, "cooking" means boiling water for instant ramen. For others, the mere thought of turning on a stove sends them running to the phone to …

Healthy Eating

15 Kitchen Mistakes That Will Make You Feel Like An Asshole

<i>This story was originally published on March 24, 2016.</i><p>Motivating ourselves to cook is tough — we need all the chopping, prepping, and stove practice …

Cooking

Sticky Asian chicken bites are as addictive as they sound

There's something super addictive about that glorious stickiness you can only seem to find in a Chinese takeout chicken dish. I'm not sure if it's …

Recipes

5 Surefire Ways to Sustain Your Relationship When Times Get Tough

Any relationship, even good marriages, has bad times. It may help to consider relationships as works in progress, a long-term commitment in which the "downs" may sometime outnumber the "ups." That being said, tough times are the test of every relationship and what is at its core, sometimes causing …

New York State

5 Healthy Habits for Weight Loss

Anyone in great shape will tell you, they have habits they stick to in order to keep up with their goals.<p>Losing weight is more than just burning …

23 Tips That'll Trick Others Into Thinking You're A Chef

You might even find yourself on the next episode of Chopped.

Recipes

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

Cleaning

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

Baking

12 Savory Mug Meals That Require *Little* Clean-Up

Right now, you’re busy decorating for spring and researching travel destinations in preparation for the warmer months ahead. This means you probably don’t have a lot of time for making yourself dinner at the end of day. The perfect solution? Savory microwavable mug recipes. They’re unbelievably …

Comfort Food

9 Ingredients to Turn To When You're in a Cooking Rut

Dear Food52,I’m in a rut. I feel like I keep making the same dishes over and over, and adding the same spices to them. Like I’ll cook black beans with cumin, or put pesto on pasta. I eat a lot of eggs covered with Sriracha. I want to build out my pantry to include more ingredients that will add a …

Recipes

20 kitchen techniques that guests taught us that we still use today

Over the last two decades, we've learned a lot of essential kitchen techniques from our guests. In celebration of our 600th episode, here are 20 …

Useful tips for beauty and health for every day

Common foot ailments and treatment<p>Osteoporosis: risk factors, symptoms and treatment<p>8 great superfoods to strengthen your teeth and prevent enamel …

15 New Takes on Classic Italian Recipes

February 13th is National “Italian Food” Day. It makes total sense that this food holiday falls one day before Valentine’s Day because who knows more …

Recipes

17 Creme Egg Recipes That Should Be Illegal

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Memorize This One-Bowl Cake Recipe (Then Make It Your Own)

Who doesn’t need an easy little cake to nibble with a cup of tea?<p>You can frost this one with chocolate or use it to make an easy layer cake, shortcake, or trifle... or splash with juice, syrup, or liqueurs and top with whipped cream and fruit. Or simply add flavorful seeds—poppy, toasted sesame, …

Recipes

24 Potato Recipes That Should Be Illegal

Get back to your roots.

Cooking