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The Legal Ways to Cancel Your Gym Membership

Once you’ve signed a pesky gym contract, you’re legally on the hook to keep paying that membership, even if you don’t use it. But all hope is not …

22 Great Furniture Projects You Can Build in a Weekend

Posted on January 11, 2017September 29, 2017<p>Every home needs furniture, but it can often be extremely expensive. Making your own furniture is a less …

A Small Way to Be Kind to Yourself: Make Beans & Greens for Dinner

When Chef Sara Jenkins wrote that Beans and Greens is "a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and a classic combination that can be made a thousand ways depending on what’s on hand," it got us thinking... of rich chicken stock with roasted cabbage and chickpeas, of broccoli rabe in Parmesan broth …

Food

Remodeling 101: 8 Sources for Used Appliances

If you drive a secondhand car, you’re well aware of the pros and cons of buying used machinery. But did you know you could shop the same way for a …

Kitchens

The 140 Best Articles on Medium in 2015

<i>by</i> <i>Ryan Wiggins</i><i>, creator of</i> <i>Future of Work Monthly</i><p>I joined Medium in January of 2015 and since then I’ve really enjoyed using it as a window to the …

Make Cheap Bourbon Taste Better With This Instant "Aging" Concoction

Normally, an expensive aged bourbon will go down a lot smoother than anything you can find in a plastic bottle. This simple mix, however, can “age” …

What Aquavit Is and How to Make It

It's easy to do by infusing vodka with herbs and spices. Here's how<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, The Happy Hour. It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Aquavit is a traditional Scandinavian spirit--it's <i>the thing</i> to drink with Smorrebrod. (Or a BA Test Kitchen charity dinner.) And while you …

Cocktails

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

A Big-Muscle Workout Plan for Skinny Guys

But what if I tell you it doesn’t have to be that way? That you can pack on slabs of muscle, too?<p>The 60-day plan below is designed specifically for ectomorphs, or “hard gainers.” It focuses on making you bigger and stronger.<p>To steal a line from strength coach Greg Nuckols: “To get stronger, you …

Carl Sagan's Best Productivity Tricks

Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on …

Carl Sagan

Is This the Ultimate Game Day Sandwich? | Men's Health

See, a sausage and peppers sandwich has the meaty satisfaction and hearty roll of a cheesesteak. But it also houses a luscious blanket of spicy marinara sauce. Add tender peppers and sweet onions to the mix, and you have yourself an awesome game day meal.<p>Plus, unlike a true Philly cheesesteak, it’s …

The $15 DIY: The Hardware Store Clamp Light Improved

With a minor tweak, a lamp from the hardware store is personalized–by way of color choice–and elevated. Easy, quick, and useful in every rooms, it’s …

DIY

Eat Healthier (and Heartier!) with Tomato-Vegetable Soup

Hearty, veggie packed soup is great for a healthy dinner. Pack the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.<p>Eating healthier these days means eating less meat, but it's also a great chance to add more veggies to your diet: Enter the hearty, tomato-based vegetable soup. We loved it as kids and we love it …

Healthy Eating

A Fruit Forward Cocktail, Perfect for Summertime Sipping

A gingery vodka cocktail with fresh blackberries makes for refreshing summer sipping.<p>Ginger beer and vodka have always played nice together, but we sure are glad they invited blackberries to the party. This cocktail is perfect for back porch (or roof top!) summer sipping.<p>Get the recipe: Blackberry …

Cocktails

Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pantry staple gets even simpler.</i><p>We didn't need pasta to get any simpler. But here it is: asking even less of our attention, patience, and time; dropping steps; and getting</i> …

Italian Food

The 10 Best Budget Rums

Rum, rum, hooray for rum! Who was ever too blasé for rum. Make this a night for rum! If we have to fight, let's fight for rum!*<p>Sorry, sorry, enough of that.<p>We who love rum are very lucky people. It's a category of spirits that offers many wonderful values—bottles that taste like they should cost …

10 Flavored Vodkas You Should Really Try

Don't laugh. Flavored vodkas boast a robust and dignified heritage, ranging from simple homemade infusions to the king of flavored vodka—gin. However the category has gotten a bum rap due largely to today's gross-out kaleidoscope of bubble gum, peanut butter and jelly, Swedish fish, and tobacco …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

HomeMade Modern EP8 $5 Bucket Stool

The $5 bucket stool epitomizes exactly what we are trying to do at HMM. The stool is durable, simple to make and aesthetically pleasing. It looks …

DIY

How to Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard

Step-by step plans to make an arbor-like cedar structure, with 3D animation and master-level blueprints.<p>Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it …

Trump Hot Wings With Buffalo Cauliflower | Men's Health

One thing I will regret, however, is that beautiful combination of hot sauce, butter, and blue cheese. There’s something alchemic about the way butter can make Frank’s RedHot Sauce even better. The salty, potent kick of blue cheese tempers the burn. But here’s a secret: You don’t need deep-fried …

The 19 Best Places For Men To Shop Online

Over the years, we've clicked through many a menswear website. Most don't offer a clear advantage over actual stores and many are so profoundly confusing we had to surf our way out of there. Here is our definitive list of sites that offer something extra, whether it's hard-to-find brands, a custom …

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Apple Spice Cocktails Recipe

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Friends-giving, or my personal favorite holiday – <i>random Sunday</i> – here’s your fall party cocktail. It’ll make you …

Three Exotic Necktie Knots to Try: The Eldredge Knot, The Trinity Knot, and The Cape Knot

Forget the Double Windsor! Stylish gentlemen who fancy the kind of necktie knots that turn heads prefer these three exotic knots: The Eldredge Knot, …

4 ways to eat brussels sprouts.

a couple weeks ago my friend asked me if i had any brussels sprouts recipes on my blog, and then the next day my sister asked me the same exact …

Renovation Inspiration: Brighten Your Bathroom with a Colorful Sink or Tub

A lime green sink in a bathroom by Upscale Construction, via Houzz.<p>(Image credit: Upscale Construction)<p>There was a time when avocado bathrooms were …

Get the Look: Antique Eclectic Kitchen

10 Small Ways to Improve Your Kitchen in 2014

Welcome to the new year, friends! Are you feeling refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready for a new year in the kitchen? We are, too! Official …