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Expiration dates are bogus — here's the best way to tell if a food's gone bad

The "sell by" dates on food products aren't a reliable means of telling whether a food is safe to eat, according to the National Resource Defense Council.<p>Instead, expiration dates merely indicate when a food will reach its limits for something called "optimal quality," which is based only on a …

Vegetables

7 Truly Tiny Kitchens with Serious Style

You've seen small kitchens, but these kitchens are <i>really really</i> small — sometimes only a few feet long. How do they fit it all in? Come take a …

Kitchens

Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA

There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a fast metabolizer." But the man on the other end of the phone was not complimenting me. Rather, he was …

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

7 Things To Know About Buying The Right Olive Oil

<b>Get to know this healthy oil.</b><p><i>By Hannah Howard</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Romulo A Yanes<p>Olive oil is one of the world's most ancient foods and it's one of the most common cooking ingredients. In fact, there's probably a bottle sitting in your pantry right now. Right?!<p>In addition to tasting delicious, olive oil is …

Italian Food

What's The Healthiest Oil To Cook With? Here's Your Answer

<i>By: Joni Sweet</i><p><i>Credit: Ben Bryant/Shutterstock</i><p>Wander down the oil aisle of the supermarket and you'll be swimming in lipid-based lingo, with modifiers like cold-pressed, extra-virgin, omega-rich, and superfood all describing a substance not known as a health food: fat. Isn't a fat just a fat, no …

Nutrition

Here's How Long Wine Really Lasts Once It's Been Opened

Every once in a while, an opened bottle of wine goes unfinished. (It's rare, but it happens.) This is good news, because it means that wine will be there for you on another evening. But how long will it last uncorked before it turns to vinegar? That, friends, all depends on the type of wine you …

Infographics

Inside Your Heart

<b>Smoking</b><br>Puffing cigs ups your risk for atherosclerosis, which can contract and clog your arteries, the pipes that carry blood away from your heart. Blocked arteries can spell reduced blood flow and higher blood pressure, making your heart work overtime (and, as a result, depriving most of your …

Exercise

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

If you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of the cast iron. When I packed up my apartment last spring and had to live for a full month with only two pans in my kitchen, you can bet your butt that the first one I grabbed was my trusty cast iron skillet. I use it for the crispest potato hash and for …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

Cooking

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Muffins

43 Ridiculously Delicious Single-Serving and Mug Dessert Recipes

Sometimes the craving for a single slice of chocolate cake will <i>not</i> go away. And when it's just you, your PJs, and a full Netflix queue, baking an …

9 Disturbing Facts About Sugar You Need to Know

The bitter truth about the sweet stuff<p>As a nation, we’ve got a problem with sugar. Our damaging relationship with the sweet stuff is the impetus behind the creation of SugarScience, a new Web site from researchers at University of California San Francisco. Thanks to their extensive analysis of more …

8 Must-See Rom-Coms To Put You In The Holiday Spirit

<b>2. The Holiday</b><br>Lovelorn Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swap houses in attempt to escape romance on Christmas—a plan that obviously goes awry, as it should in a movie where Jude Law plays the Hottest Dad Ever.<p><b>3. Love Actually</b><br>No list of festive rom-coms is complete without this holiday classic that …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

10 Insider Hacks For Common Cleaning Conundrums

Be warned: they are weird, and many require a fridge.<p>During my first internship at a fashion magazine, I watched the editors with awe (and a little fear): They were powerful, worked hard, and looked impossibly chic. Everything about them seemed cool and effortless. So I studied them. I tried to …

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Lemon Juice

How to Beat a Food Coma

<b>Fight the Fog</b><br>London says the key is counterbalancing the TRP and LNAA, which you can do by choosing a quick snack that satisfied three requirements: It should be high in protein, low in simple carbs, and contain a dose of healthy fat. Eating again might sound counterintuitive, but your body needs …

The 12 Best Pools In The World

Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools.<p>Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Courtesy

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

<b>It’s More Common in Women Than in Men</b><br>How unfair is this? Women's skin collagen is arranged in parallel rows, like pillars. This pattern lends itself to the compartmentalization of fat, which makes cellulite visible, says Schulman. Men's collagen, however, is arranged in an X-pattern. This creates …

Drink the Greatest Summer Wine | Men's Health

Hold up.<p>“There’s this old guard amongst guys that says white wines are sissy—and that’s just ridiculous,” says Brian McClintic, master sommelier and owner of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara, California. “Whites—Sauvignon Blancs in particular—are the perfect drink for lighter …

Organizing Hacks! 22 New Ways to Store Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 22 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

Choosing the right cooking oil: What takes heat, what fills you up

<i>With every new health report and every new must-try recipe, there is another cooking oil conundrum. From canola to coconut, there are so many types</i> …

A Shower Like You've Never Seen Before

Indoor-outdoor living is taken to the next level.<p>Feel like showering indoors, or out? In this amazing Los Angeles, California, bathroom, the choice is yours anytime. John De Bastiani takes indoor-outdoor living to the next level.

The Best Cheap Trader Joe's Wines to Drink With Italian Food

Ariel asked me to pick out a few budget-friendly wines from Trader Joe's for her Friday Board Game Night Gathering, where she planned on serving …

Trader Joe's

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