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16 Coconut Oil Uses You Might Not Have Heard Of

As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from …

How to Keep Kitchen Clutter Under Control

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Enough with the clutter! Take a love stance towards overflowing drawers and shelves and get excited to keep your kitchen spic and span.</i><p>You will be shocked to discover how …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

DIY Versions of Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Whether you’ve been married two years or twenty, anniversaries are always exciting. It’s like having another holiday to celebrate that’s all about just you two. Exchanging gifts and spending the day doing something special to celebrate your love is great and all, but what about adding a personal …

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When Spending a Little More Is a Good Idea

You can obsess so much about finding the "cheapest" air ticket that you may overlook cases when you'd be better off spending a little more.<p><b>Checked Bags</b><p>You pay $25 to check a bag for most domestic trips these days, and sometimes that's a good idea. Sure, you can schlep a big bag to the gate and onto …

How to Make Matcha Mint Chip Ice Cream

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Just in time for St. Patrick's Day,</i> <i>Jessie Snyder of Faring Well</i> <i>shares her pale green mint chip ice cream mixed with matcha.</i><p>Mint chip ice cream has …

The U.S. Cities Where It Takes the Longest to Be Able to Afford to Buy a Home

Metro areas in California look especially bleak in this analysis.<p>In places like San Francisco and Manhattan, housing prices have soared to record highs, pricing out large swaths of the middle class. But in parts of the Rustbelt and Sunbelt, home prices have still not fully recovered from the …

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

(Photo: Vilnius, Lithuania/Shutterstock)<p>You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?<p>Every year, PriceOfTravel.com updates its Europe …

What Your Lipstick Says About Your Personality

We all wear our lipstick down differently, but that doesn't mean that lipstick tubes necessarily reflect that. One lip care company, Bite Beauty Lip Lab, has addressed the lipstick packaging problem head on and created tubes that reflect not only the shape of your lipstick, but also your …

Your Favorite Easy Breakfasts for Guests

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Meals for guests shouldn't be stressful. Here are your best suggestions for</i> …

Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears) - Sarah's Cucina Bella

Shares 32<p>My kids surprise me sometimes. Choosing to eat things I never imagined they’d like (anchovies, for example), and then loving them. Begging …

44 Genius New Uses For Household Items

Hacks out of what's around your house.<p>Use these hacks to make the most out of what's around your house. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

10 Foods Los Angeles Does Better Than Anywhere Else

Here are ten culinary delights that Los Angeles does better than anywhere else in America, with a few local examples to help drive the point …

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10 Affordable Makeup Substitutes for Pricey Cult Favorites

If you’ve ever equated the price of your favorite mascara to groceries or metro rides, we feel you. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE quality makeup, especially discovering new products. But when your go-to products are breaking the bank, we think some affordable alternatives are in order. That’s why …

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20 Make-Ahead Lunches to Get You Through the Work Week

The key to avoiding another sad desk lunch at the office is simple: Embrace make-ahead recipes. Find a smart recipe that you can make in bulk and …

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Why You Shouldn't Book Flights Too Far In Advance

Are you one of those people who think it's never too early to book a flight? A recent study disproves that responsible theory, and it'll make you want to wait a few weeks to buy those plane tickets.<p>CheapAir, an online travel agency, recently analyzed 2014 flight data and found that while buying a …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

This photographer's extreme close-up shots make these everyday items nearly unrecognizable

The artist Pyanek photographed a number of everyday household items at an extreme zoom, turning them into works of art.<p>His series, "Amazing Worlds Within Our World," is available to download free, in keeping with Pyanek's philosophy that "art should be free."

21 Sandwiches for Your Game Day Spread

Gallery21 Sandwiches for Your Game Day Spread<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>We've given you all the wings, chili, nachos, and dips your heart could desire on Super Bowl Sunday, but sometimes mere snacks just won't cut it. Perhaps you're looking for something a …

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10 Winning Recipes for the Big Game

<b>1. Texas Beef Chili</b><p>With fork-tender chunks of beef enveloped in a deep, spicy and smoky sauce, Texas beef chili is essentially a chili-flavored beef stew. It's a world apart from the typical ground beef chili made with beans and tomatoes. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo</b> …

15 Budget-Beauty Buys + DIYs for Winter

With each new season comes a new beauty regimen. Your makeup changes, your skincare routine changes and sometimes your budget changes too. Now that winter is in full swing, we’re focusing our beauty efforts on moisturizing, exfoliating and combating the drying effects of harsh, cold weather. While …

11 Disney Treats That Are Totally Worth A Trip To The Park

We're just a <i>little</i> bit in love with Disneyland -- and with uncovering every hush-hush secret hidden within the Happiest Place on Earth.<p>And many of those secrets, we've learned, are foods. From fine dining offerings (like layered sandwiches and pie à la mode) to guilty-pleasure classics (bring on …

10 Ways to Trick Out Your NYE Table

New Year’s Eve is almost here, but being the perfect hostess for <i>that</i> party (you know, the one everyone wants to be invited to) requires more than a glittery party dress and unlimited bubbly. Whether you’re serving food buffet-style or having your guests sit down to a meal, you gotta make sure that …

12 Sparkling Cocktails for a Happy New Year

Gallery12 Sparkling Cocktails for a Happy New Year<p>Any party drink can be festive, but there's something special about hoisting a little bubbly as New Year's Eve rolls around. And while we love drinking Champagne by the flute, these sparkling cocktails work well with more affordable Cava and …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

9 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

Christmas cookies, holiday cookies, winter treats—whatever you want to call them, they used to be the perfect gift. Everyone loved getting a little …

Dessert

26 Thanksgiving Cocktail & Drink Recipes to Try This Year

Whether you're sipping to celebrate, or just steel your nerves against Great Aunt Edna, these Thanksgiving cocktails will get you in the spirit.<p>Whether you're sipping to celebrate, or gearing up for a day of congenial debate, one thing's for sure: A boozy cocktail in hand can make Thanksgiving a …

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What The Heck Is Cleansing Oil, And Why Is Everyone Obsessed With It?

When the cleansing oil craze first took off, we were skeptical about slathering our faces with more a product our skin naturally produces. But we've secretly obsessed over having clear skin like the women we've met who swear by the face cleansing method.<p>Still there are plenty of questions we have: …