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30 Things Everyone Should Keep in Their Home

Consider this your ultimate checklist.<p>When you've prepared for the unexpected, you can embrace last-minute guests or accidents without feeling like your life is spiraling out of control. Stock your home with these essentials — covering safety, home care, cooking and entertaining — and you'll be …

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7 Things You Need on Your Bookshelf

Make room for some stylish accents.<p>Even the most die-hard bibliomaniacs — with shelves crammed full of books — will want to make room for some of these beguiling accents.

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Why Black + White Is Always Right

We collected some of our favorite street style and red-carpet moments that highlight why this graphic way of dressing is a lifestyle not a passing trend.<p>As Karl Lagerfeld once said, "black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means." The perfection of a high contrast look is hard to …

FHA squeezing loans for condos despite surging demand

Call it the condo conundrum: Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, according to new real estate industry estimates, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency.<p>List prices for condos in major markets are rising …

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We crunched employment data for the five years since the recession in the 51 metropolitan statistical areas with over 1 million people. Here are the eight metro areas that boast more middle-income jobs today than in 2007, and a few others that have managed to keep their losses minimal.

Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers in deal to sell business software

Google Inc. is teaming up with PricewaterhouseCoopers, seeking to sell more business software via the Web as competition heats up with Microsoft Corp. and other sellers of cloud-computing tools.<p>PwC, a provider of corporate consulting services, will help companies adopt and manage Google's lineup of …

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City | Colossal

<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most …

Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella

Over the past few weeks we've toted around Blunt Umbrellas' latest offering, the Blunt XS_Metro + Tile. The brand initially drew attention for its sharp looks and patented indestructible design (the first patent on an umbrella sine 1922 except for the addition of vents in the '80s), and since the …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

6 Foods That Boost Flavor Without Adding Calories

Bonus: You’ll feel like a fancy chef.<p>Many restaurant dishes taste delicious because they’re packed with way more butter, salt, and oil than you would ever add if you were cooking at home. Luckily, there are ways to get rich, complex flavor without packing on the calories and sodium. Try these …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

Yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1. You walk into any store—low- or high-end</b><b>—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2. You've had to stop watching makeover shows</b> …

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10 Things We Learned From Diane von Furstenberg’s New Memoir

She’s a public icon, but there’s still a lot we didn’t know about <b>Diane von Furstenberg</b> until we read her new memoir, <i>The Woman I Wanted to Be</i> (Simon & Schuster). Here are the ten most interesting tidbits.<p><b>Her mother is a concentration camp survivor.</b><br>In 1944, at age twenty, Diane’s mother was arrested …

Oscar de la Renta: From the Archives

Take a look back at some of Oscar de la Renta’s greatest moments in <i>W</i>—and see them all on the designer’s mood board.

15 Times Kanye West Sounded Like Jenny Holzer - PAPER

At this point, one of Kanye West's most well-known traits is his ability to spit out an evocative quote at the drop of a hat; if Kanye West is talking -- even if it's just a midconcert rant -- he's invariably dropping a soundbite that will be tweeted and re-tweeted into oblivion for the next 24 …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

How Your Office Became a Middle School Chat Room

The instant messaging system Slack, a favorite among offices, is now worth $1 billion. It has helped alleviate needless email and keep employees in closer touch than ever before. But what happens when we get too comfortable and casual with a service designed to be just that?<p><b>Most white collar</b> …

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b><p>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

6 Steps to Great Stuffing

It’s the ingredients you choose (Chorizo? Sure! Rye bread? Why not?) that will make your stuffing stand out.<p>It’s the ingredients you choose (Chorizo? Sure! Rye bread? Why not?) that will make your stuffing stand out. We bake ours outside the bird to maximize crispy bits (and, of course, you can’t …

Check Out The Glamorous $22M NYC Penthouse J.Lo Just Bought

Jennifer Lopez--a golfer? Looks so. She's has finally picked her new NYC home: A $22 million duplex in NoMad, complete with putting green.<p><i>Jon Kopaloff/Getty / Douglas Elliman</i><p>It looks like Jennifer Lopez has finally ended her months-long search for new NYC digs, settling on a $22 million NoMad …

Billy Joel Finally Sells Nate Berkus-Decorated Beach House

The third time was the charm for the Piano Man when it came to selling his Sagaponack, NY, home.<p>On his third attempt, Billy Joel has sold his oceanfront home in Sagaponack, NY, for $19 million. Joel bought the six-bedroom, four bathroom home in 2007 and listed it for $22.5 million two years later. …

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

Sweet Tea Fried Chicken

John Fleer is a thinking man's chef, a onetime doctoral candidate in religion who chucked it all for a career in the kitchen. One of the best ideas …

Recipes

The Food Lab Lite: Kale Caesar Salad

I'm not sure exactly where or when kale Caesar salads became a thing, but if forced to guess, I'd put my wager on 2009, and in Brooklyn. That's certainly where I first started seeing it on menus. These days, it's common enough that even friends who a) don't cook and b) don't believe in Brooklyn …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<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: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

Sunday Supper: Baked Shells With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce and Italian Sausage

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I was first living on my own, one of the most ambitious things I cooked was a version of this dish …

28 Recipes for the Ultimate Korean Barbecue, from Meats and Sides to Noodles and Rice

These Korean barbecue recipes, from pork, beef, and squid to side dishes, sauces, and rice, make for a supremely flavorful cookout<p><b>When it comes to live-fire cooking,</b> <b>Korean barbecue</b> is just as essential as any of the offerings in Memphis, Austin, or Kansas City. We at <i>BA</i> have happily risked burning …