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11 Ways to Get Your Legs Skirt-Ready ASAP

As the weather gets warmer, we’re getting closer and closer to breaking out the sundresses and (gasp) swimsuits. Unless you live somewhere warm and tropical, this probably also means that you’re going to have to break out the shaving kit a little more frequently. And while we’re all hoping for …

16 Sweet Single-Serving Desserts for One

Single living, like everything else, has its pros and cons. Like when you’re craving some apple pie but you don’t want to make one because the remaining three-quarters in your fridge will taunt you all night long. What’s a girl to do, right? Fortunately, there are some brilliant people who figured …

22 New Ways to Upgrade Your Avocado Toast

The avocado toast craze isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The totally trendy snack item has not only taken over the food scene, but has also taken over <i>everyone’s</i> Instagram feed. Yes, we’re aware that this crunchy-yet-creamy combo is delicious, nutritious and easy to make, but let’s keep it real: The …

18 Fruit + Veggie Recipes You’ve Probably Never Tried But Totally Should

It can be easy to go on autopilot in the produce section of the supermarket. Apples? Check. Garlic and kale? Check and check. But there’s a whole world of lonely, underrated produce just waiting for you to take it home to be roasted, pureed, baked or, in some cases, made into boozy popsicles. So, …

12 Ways the #KonMari Method Will Transform the Way You Organize Your Home

Just when you thought your spring cleaning was done and over, Marie Kondo, aka KonMari, is here to make you rethink your whole approach to tidying your home. A <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author, Marie has written a book that promises to transform your home. <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> is …

14 Bloat-Busting Recipes for That Time of the Month

Bloat has bested us all at one time or another, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back. Reducing salt intake, staying hydrated and eating an assortment of bloat-busting foods will have you rocking your fave swimsuit or skinny jeans fast. Whether it’s that time of the month or the morning after …

29 IKEA Hacks to Freshen Up Your Bedroom

New home, new season, new family member… whatever the reason, it’s time for a bedroom update. Instead of spending a small fortune for a more polished look, you can just head to IKEA or recycle the pieces you already have. That’s right, we’re bringing you IKEA hacks: bedroom edition. We’ve got …

How to Turn an Old Sweatshirt into a Spring Jacket in Just 4 Steps

When it comes to fabric dye, the project possibilities are literally endless — from ombre scarves to canvas totes. But rather than getting overwhelmed by the options, check this out — the perfect first-time dyeing DIY. Inspired by watercolor paints and springtime shades, this sweatshirt/jacket …

12 Low-Carb Snacks to Beat the Afternoon Slump

This collection of 12 tasty, low-carb snacks practically defines staying power. Each one will not only keep you full for longer than a handful of sweets from the office candy jar, but can also be easily tossed in your lunch bag for your next road trip or day at work. So, what are you waiting for? …

20 Game Night Games Better Than Cards Against Humanity

Party on! Game nights are typically the best nights. Seriously, what’s more fun than sitting around the table playing a game, drinking a cocktail or two and laughing with friends?! We’d totally take that over a night sweating (even without twerking) at the club. You know you’ve made it through that …

Board Games

20 Mason Jar Salads to Pack for Lunch This Week

Get a load of these layers. Nope, we’re not talking about cakes, but rather something a little less, shall we say… sinful. Right now, we’re all about salads in a jar. Carefully layered in Mason jars, each of these 20 make-ahead creations will still be fresh and crisp as can be come lunchtime. Just …

22 of the Most Colorful House Plants That Are Hard to Kill

Nothing adds a splash of color to the home like fresh flowers, especially when you don’t have a backyard or garden of your own. But if you’re looking for something more permanent than a bouquet, it’s time to explore the world of house plants. We’ve had a look at the many green plants you can add …

15 Ridiculously Good Rice Bowl Recipes to Serve Tonight

There are countless reasons why we love rice bowls. They’re not only a literal bowlful of comfort (hellooo carbs), but they’re also a great way to use up leftovers. Whether it’s steamed rice from the night before’s takeout or the last of your haul from the farmers’ market, you’ll love how easily …

Cooking

14 No-Bake Valentine’s Day Desserts to Whip Up Now

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of no-bake desserts, and we see no reason to cast them aside come Valentine’s Day. Sure, firing up the oven in the dead of winter (hello, freezing cold mid-February!) may be welcome when the mercury is gettin’ low low low, but it’s understandable that you may just …

10 DIYs That Are Better With Two

We girls love our besties, right? And while we may have moved on from the embroidery thread friendship bracelets of summer camp, we still love a good DIY that we can share with them. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best DIYs to share a little quality time with the true …

19 Ways to Outsmart the Next Winter Storm With Leftovers

We wouldn’t wish a winter storm or the power outages that come along with them on anyone, but we’re all about making the best out of a bad situation. Once you have your emergency kit all squared away, take a peek in your fridge. These 19 wickedly delicious recipes will help take care of any …

No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

The Best Way to Clean and Organize Your Fridge

Whether you know it or not, your refrigerator is one of the hardest-working machines in your home. We’re lucky that modern refrigeration extends the life of our foods and is a major convenience in the kitchen. But lest you start taking advantage of this appliance, it’s important to know how to take …

Everything You Need to Know About DIY’ing Tassels

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of tassels here at Brit + Co — we’ve made earrings, necklaces, garlands and MUCH more with these babies. So for today’s #31DaysofDIY, we’ll dish the deets of our favorite tassel-making techniques and materials. Let’s get fringe-y with it!<p>No idea what #31DaysofDIY …

Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

15 Dream Wedding Dresses for Under $500

When it comes to planning an affordable wedding, it can be tough to find a dress that is beautiful <i>and</i> decadently detailed, but still falls within your limited budget. Save your hard-earned cash for a romantic honeymoon vacation and check out these 15 gorgeous dresses full of personalty and style, …

22 Colorful Weddings to Brighten Up Your Winter

The middle stretch of winter is the hardest to get through. The holidays are over and spring is still too far away to look forward to, leaving us stuck in a cycle of cold, gray days. If you’re planning a summer or spring wedding around this time of year, it can be easy to get bogged down in the …

Summer Salads Demand Perfect Dressings, and Dressings Depend on the Lettuce

When local lettuces rear their heads, it's time to make summer salads—with a dressing perfectly appropriate for the greens. Here's how, with 4 recipes<p>Early last month, when the earth had warmed up but the air was still cool, we scattered tiny lettuce seeds in our gardens. Now we’re harvesting the …

25 Healthy Breakfast Pudding Recipes

Just because it’s called “pudding” doesn’t mean it’s only reserved for dessert. It’s actually a <i>good thing</i> to start the day with one of these …

Breakfast

17 Granola Recipes for Breakfast and Anytime-Snacking

Granola is great. These homemade recipes are better.<p><b>Granola</b> <b>is one of the world's most perfect snacks</b>: Crunchy, chewy, and salty-sweet. We particularly like these recipes for homemade granola.

Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

10 Bridal Trends That Are Going to Be BIG in 2015

It doesn’t get much more glamorous than a wedding dress. Even though they’re all worn for the same event, there are hundreds of styles, colors and cuts to choose from. To help us narrow down what styles are trending now, the wedding experts over at Style Me Pretty have highlighted their top 22 …

18 Smoothies That Won’t Cancel Out Your Workout

You’ve just finished a killer workout and now you’re starving. But before you cancel out all those calories you just burned by indulging in a sugary drink or granola bar, help your muscles recover with one of these healthy, post-workout smoothies. The right smoothie can boost your metabolism, keep …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

20 Stuffed Proteins to Serve for Dinner This Week

We’re no strangers to making a meal out of yum-filled foods — hello, calzone and ravioli — but when it comes to stuffed meat, turkey gets just about all the attention. Not cool. Especially not when beef, pork, seafood and so much more are all excellent contenders for being jam-packed with an extra …