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17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

New Year’s Tech Resolution #6: Take better photos with your smartphone

As a part of my resolutions for last year, I embarked on a project to take 52 photos in 2014. Since the best camera is the one that’s with you, my …

Mobile Photography

Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

The 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse Guidelines

Here's all the guidelines you need to know for the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse<p>Happy New Year! Champagne-filled revelry and holiday excess has hit hard the past few weeks, but the official start of the 2015 Food Lover’s Cleanse is upon us (January 2). I would imagine that most of us are ready for a …

Nutrition

20 Things You Should Insist on No Matter What People Say

Life can get pretty crazy at times. Sometimes we forget how important it is to actually listen to ourselves instead of others. Happiness is dependent …

If You're Looking for The Formula for Happiness, Read This.

Happiness is a choice.<p>At each moment of the day, you make a decision, whether you realize it or not. It’s the result of your attitude towards life. …

12 Easy Changes to Make for an Easier, More Productive Household

Running a household–no matter how few or how many people are involved in it–can get complicated fast. We don’t want to spend our free time doing more …

iPhone 6/6 Plus Case of the Week: The Powerful by Love Mei. [Updated]

It's that time of year again. Right after a new iPhone comes out there is the inevitable deluge of great cases to protect your new investment. This happens with every iPhone release, but perhaps never more markedly than with the introduction of the completely new form factors of the iPhone 6 and 6 …

Screen Protector

Tutorial: Mixing Techniques

I fully admit to not being a very brave clayer. Yes, I have my stash of metal leafs, pigments, powders, some specialty paints, scads of textures… but …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

3 career experts share the keywords that stand out on a cover letter

Cover letters are tough to crack.<p>They're the lengthier cousins of resumes, requiring you to call upon your writing skills and explain why you deserve …

The Best Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, we're helping you wrap the prettiest holiday presents.</i><p>The world's population can be divided into two groups: those who wrap their holiday gifts early …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

Baking

iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar

iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar<p><b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and …

Phones

You've Been Tolerating These 20 Stressful Things Too Many times, Even Though You Don't Feel like You Are

You have been tolerating these things for too long. This list will provide you with solutions to a more stress-free life.

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device.<p>First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, …

10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

Home Improvement

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

Healthy Eating

Why stay-at-home parents are better for older children

It may be the most hotly disputed and emotionally loaded question that American parents face: Are children better off if a parent stays at home?<p>The evidence is already quite strong that staying at home during a child’s first year of life can have long-term benefits. That’s why most industrial …

Research

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 …

Serious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking …

7 Reasons to Never Drink a Basic Bloody Again

Normcore dress may be de rigueur right now, but let’s face it: Being a basic brunch type will never be in style. Show off your discerning daytime …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

Gluten-Free