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Here are the best ways to test paint color to see if it works in a room

Whether you've just moved into a new home, or the seasons have changed, or your in-laws are coming for a visit, someday, you'll want to change the …

Home Security Cameras With the Most Free Cloud Storage

Wireless security cameras and video doorbells help you keep a virtual eye on your home. But without adequate cloud video storage, missing an alert on …

39 Best Blue Paints According To Top Designers

Blue is a hue that leaves a lot of room for interpretation, but always makes an incredible impression.<p>Blue is the world's favorite color, and perhaps the most versatile. The color can appear akin to a misty gray or a lagoon blue-green and everything in between, but one thing remains consistent: …

How to Take Revenge on Those Shady Robocallers That Use Your Area Code

I decided to write this column at 5:43 a.m. one recent morning. That’s when my cellphone rang with the first in a series of three robocalls that I …

How to Become a Better Photographer

The great thing about photography is that, in the grand scheme of things, it's relatively easy to learn.I mean, you can read a tutorial, watch a …

Landscape Photography

These are the secrets of taking powerful and emotional portraits

Photographer Tyler Shields has made many fantastic portraits. In his latest video, he sums up the essentials of powerful portraits and everything you …

Photography

8 Pretty Poses for Shooting Simple Portrait Photos with Just 1 Flash (VIDEO)

Posing a model properly can make or break portrait photos, especially when using a single flash to light the images. In the video below, you’ll learn …

What Your Go-To Vinegar Says About You

Don’t sleep on vinegar. The tangy, biting kitchen staple deserves all your love. In her book, <i>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat</i>, Samin Nosrat proves just how <b>vital</b> something like vinegar is in cooking:<p><i>“Foods that are the most enjoyable to eat cause our mouths to water—that is, to produce saliva. Of the five</i> …

Food Preservation

The Best Smart Locks – And Why You Might Need One

In recent years, in the United States but also elsewhere throughout the world, smart locks have become some of the most popular home technology …

Texas Renaissance Festival Ups Its Camping Game

Important: each Ren Fest cabin comes equipped with its own air-conditioning unit.<p>Photo by Clint Hale<p>And, new this year, those constituents have new …

Outdoor Spaces

Headboards Are More Than Just Headboards These Days

You might have thought that, after thousands of years of bedroom design, we'd seen everything, but that's where you'd be wrong. Today's steel bed …

Framing

How to turn your bedroom into a stress-free, healing sanctuary

Your bedroom is the first thing you see when you start your day, the last thing you see before you fall asleep, and the only place you want to go …

The 4 gadgets you need to create an amazing smart home setup for under $250

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>If you’ve waited until now to start your smart home, your patience has paid off.<p>Technology has gotten better, cheaper, and smaller …

20+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

School might be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new. Creative online classes pick up where conventional schooling has left off by sharing helpful artistic approaches and tutorials on industry-standard software. Plus, new courses are being added all the time; this …

Sketching

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

Marcus Samuelsson Made The Most Amazing Ribs And You Have To Try Them ASAP

Perfect for your next summer barbecue.<p><b>RUB</b><p>½ cup soy sauce<p>½ cup dark brown sugar, packed<p>3 tablespoons smoked paprika<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>2 teaspoons black pepper<p>1 teaspoon cayenne<p>1 teaspoon ground allspice<p>1 teaspoon powdered ginger<p>1½ teaspoons garlic powder<p>4 thyme sprigs<p>1 lemon, zested<p>2 slabs pork</b> …

Cooking

Chase for tastier tortillas starts with age-old 'Mexican gold' | Reuters

OTZOLOTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - Under a scorching sun, Clemente Enriquez tips his wide-brimmed hat up as he proudly displays in an open palm the conico corn seeds he plants on his small plot in the rolling hills outside this village west of Mexico City.<p>“These are very special,” said Enriquez, a …

Agriculture

9 Healthy Soup Recipes to Meal Prep This Week

Cosy Evening Home Alone? This Single-Serving Mac and Cheese Recipe Is Just What You Need!

These days, it seems impossible to find the time to unwind; there’s always another email to send, another friend to reconnect with, or another new social network to catch up on (what do you mean I don’t need to be on <i>every single one</i>?!). So when I finally get to spend an evening home alone, I like …

A Chef Reveals the Only 3 Brands of Boxed Pasta Worth Buying

Did your favorite make the cut?<p>When it comes to cooking pasta noodles, the secret is in the quality of the pasta you buy, not so much in the amount …

Dominique Ansel’s recipe for apple beignets

I grew up in Beauvais, a small town about an hour north of Paris. I don’t have that many memories of the house – or at least, I have some, but not good ones. It was a very poor neighbourhood. My dad worked in a factory. We often didn’t have enough food, and I went to school with a knife in my …

Baking

This $100 Gadget Is Taking Over Kitchens Everywhere

It actually lives up to insane amounts of hype.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Money.</i><p>Kitchen appliances don’t normally stir up super strong …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Knives

Exactly How Many Almonds You Should Eat Per Day to Blast Belly Fat | Women's Health

For the study, researchers followed 86 overweight or obese people on calorie-restricted diets for 12 weeks. Some of the participants ate 35 grams (about one-quarter cup) of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds per day and the other group was on a nut-free diet. The researchers found that those who …

Creole-Spiced Fresh Corn and Crab Soup - The Washington Post

Pour 5 cups of the broth into a wide soup pot and place over medium heat.<p>As you cut the corn kernels away from their cobs, add the stripped cobs to the pot. Reserve the kernels, discarding any corn silk.<p>Increase the heat to medium-high; once the broth with cobs begins to boil, reduce the heat to …

Corn

Why Is Slow Cooking Good For You?

Do you want tasty budget meals with least possible effort? Think slow cooking!<p>Image Credit: halfbakedharvest.com<p>Using a crockpot, or slow cooker to …

Do You Really Need To Worry About Eating Too Much Fruit?

ICYMI, #nosugar diets are all over Instagram these days—with good reason. Sugar can be a major diet saboteur. But some celebs, like <i>Millionaire Matchmaker</i> Patti Stanger, are taking it too far, touting the benefits of cutting out <i>all</i> sugar—even fruit—to reach their #gymgoals.<p>But is depriving yourself …

12 Savory Pie Recipes, Because Dessert Is Overrated

Sweet pies, like caramel apple or banana cream, usually get all the credit in the *pie* category. But we have news for you: Savory pies have some <i>serious</i> game too. Believe it or not, they can even take the place of your usual steak dinner and fit right in as the ultimate comfort food. You can even …

Our Best Casserole Recipes to Curb Your Next Comfort-Food Craving

Casseroles are the magical, one-dish meals that make enough for the rest of the week<p>Casserole recipes are delightful for many reasons—they're …

Cooking

This Type Of Vitamin E Could Predict Your Risk For Alzheimer's—And You're Probably Not Getting Enough Of It

Here's how to make sure you're taking in enough vitamin E.<p>Vitamin E is essential for normal neurological function, according to a <i>Journal of Internal</i> …