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Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Northern California

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

The Best Trader Joe's Products Of All Time

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It …

Eat Like a Local in New Orleans

What Chef Justin Devillier craves on his days off in the Big Easy<p>With nearly three hundred years of history under its belt, New Orleans has had plenty of time to perfect its culinary scene. And although serving the city alongside such storied establishments as Commander’s Palace and Antoine’s might …

New Orleans

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

I Just Discovered the Most Perfect Dining Room Chairs — and They're Less Than $28 on Amazon

I recently moved into my first "adult" rental, and by that I just mean my husband and I are finally living in a place that has over 550 square feet. Enough room to, say, have people sit down at a table if we wanted them to. Which is what brought me to my current discovery.<p>My new place has a dining …

These LED bulbs offer 100 watts worth of light: Which is best?

100-watt replacement LEDs like these are plenty bright and surprisingly affordable. Let's put them to the test.<p>Most folks think of 60-watt light bulbs as the basic standard for common household lighting. If you want something brighter, you upgrade to, say, a 100-watt bulb. The thing is, most …

Home Automation

20 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Never Want to Leave

When the winter winds are buffeting your body, and also your spirit, there is no more welcome retreat than a cozy, well-appointed bedroom. For your …

Interior Design

4 Bathroom Paint Colors Interior Designers Swear By

It's no secret that paint can transform a space. Whether you're looking to refresh your small powder room or revamp your master bathroom, a fresh …

Interior Designers Share the Neutral Paint Colors That Work in Every Room

Have you ever stood in front of the paint display at the hardware store—trying your best to find the best white paint for your kitchen—only to …

25 of Our Favorite IKEA Decor Finds Under $50

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>There is no denying that furnishing and decorating a home is costly, so it can be easy to put it off indefinitely, all the while, …

Home Decorating

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Flying

How Long Do Pantry Staples *Really* Last?

So you’re thinking of cleaning your kitchen for the first time since 2007. Contrary to what most bachelors and students believe, a lot of fridge and …

The 15 Items You'll Want to Pack for a Long Trip

Here’s what to pack for a month (or more) on the road.<p>When you’re headed out of town for a weekend, you may not give a second-thought to what you’ll …

Travel

14 bed styles that you would want to add to your home

The concept of restricting furniture to its dedicated formal space is passé as versatile furniture is increasingly becoming a hot favorite. In line …

Interior Design

'I Stopped Eating Carbs At Night For Two Weeks—Here's What Happened'

Bye for now, bread basket.<p>Brittany Anas/ Instagram<p>Carbs are my ultimate weakness. I love bread. But also pasta. And potatoes. And who are the people who don’t eat pizza crust? (They're not to be trusted.)<p>But, as a health writer, I’ve also interviewed a lot of people for weight-loss success stories, …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

20 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

These air-travel hacks can get you to places you thought you couldn't afford

The benefits of travel are as innumerable as they are indisputable. The chance to get out of town, out of your comfort zone and out into the world …

South America

How To Grow The Most Vibrant Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas give you so many choices for brilliant color when the days grow long and hot.<p>When you think of hydrangeas, low-growing shrubs with big, …

Gardening

How to care for your orchids: maintenance tips and what not to do

Find a solution below to these common ailments. ​<p><b>There are over 25,000 types of orchids, and contrary to popular belief, they are extremely easy to</b> …

Remodeling 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

Steel frame windows and doors: The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the 19th century. And their elegant, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Here's how often you should wash and dry clean everything in your closet

Doing laundry stinks, but it's a necessary part of adult life. Fortunately, not every piece of clothing we wear needs to be washed or dry cleaned immediately after we're done with it.<p>Sure, things like t-shirts, socks, and underwear should go in the wash after each use. But other staples like coats, …

T-shirts

23 Creative Spaces Where Rustic Meets Modern

The word "rustic" doesn't have to mean antlers, animal skins, and traditional designs (though there's certainly no shortage of ways to do it well). …

Rustic

This anti-inflammatory food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy diet

Inflammation is right up there with sugar in terms of scary wellness words. You’ve probably heard the laundry list of ailments it’s tied to: acne, …

Brilliant Subway Tile Ideas You’ve Never Seen Before

Subway tiles are the white T-shirt of interiors: A timeless, well-loved basic that’s a classic for a reason…but can get really boring, really fast. …

Video Tour! Step Inside Sara Ruffin Costello's Home

“There’s always a duality to what I’m into,” says Sara Ruffin Costello, touching on what seems to be one of her defining features. With her unerring …

Behind the Scenes: 5 Design Lessons from Julianne Moore

On a sunny morning last spring, our team–including photographer Matthew Williams, Francesca Connolly (carrying great bundles of leafy branches), and …

The Secret Ingredient to Make Windows Shine Bright Like a Diamond

When it comes to cleaning my home, I like to take as natural an approach as possible. In my ideal world, the process of making my own cleaning …