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20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

10 Weird But Magical Flavor Pairings You Have To Taste To Believe

Anyone who's ever tried a peanut butter and pickle sandwich or a bacon-fried Oreo knows that the best flavor pairings often come as a total surprise. But why stop with a singular taste test when you could make entire breakfasts, lunches and dinners of weird yet delicious flavor mashups?<p>When you …

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Slow Cooker Recipes For Warmer Weather (Don't Put Yours Away Yet!)

The slow cooker may go hand in hand with winter -- after all, those hot, hearty meals have been the saving grace at the end of many frigid evenings -- but just because you're packing your coats and wool sweaters doesn't mean you should put away the slow cooker just yet. There are many delicious …

Vladimir Putin praises Orthodox Church for boosting patriotism

Russian president joins Patriarch Kirill for Easter prayers in Moscow cathedral<p>Vladimir Putin praised the Russian Orthodox Church for creating a “spirit of patriotism” among young people on Sunday as he joined its leader for an Easter service.<p>Mr Putin, Russia’s president, attended overnight prayers …

These Five Products Will Transform Your Bath Into a Restorative Soak

Bath time regularly loses out to commute time, dinnertime, and <i>Housewives</i> reunion time. But we’re willing to bet you’ll set aside an hour (or three) …

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.<p>Here are five travel factoids to help prove it:<p><b>Worldly Wall:</b> The base of Chicago’s Tribune Tower contains fragments of some 150 iconic sites around the world, including the Taj Mahal.<p><b>Shaky Start:</b> The handshake goes back at least as far as ancient Greece, but the …

6 Easy Tips for the Perfect Spring Flower Arrangement

Nothing says springtime like a full bouquet of fresh blooms, but, as any decorating novice knows, it takes more than slashing stems and shoving them …

11 Flower Hacks to Make the Prettiest Arrangement Ever

And instantly make any room look like a million bucks.<p><b>Jessica Marshall</b>, owner of <b>Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio</b> in <b>Las Vegas and New York City</b>, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your home with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p><b>1. Cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle one inch</b> …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

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11 Red Velvet Recipes Perfect for Valentine’s Day

An old-fashioned Southern cake, red velvet is traditionally red or reddish-brown and made with buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar, and oil, which makes for a …

How to Eat Well When You're Totally Broke

Tips for getting healthy on a budget.<p>One dollar will buy you 1 cup of grapes — or 10 packages of ramen. Unfortunately, the cheapest food is usually the worst for you. But it is possible to be healthy on a budget, says chef Ellen Damaschino of No Kid Hungry's Cooking Matters program. We gave her $30 …

How to Score the Best Airfare

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> editor at large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> I’m shopping for airfare to South Florida. I …

You Better Belize It! Eight Fabulous Hotels in Belize

The Central American country of Belize is surrounded by Guatemala to the west and south, Mexico to the north, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The tropical country attracts visitors with its lush jungles, snorkeling, and Mayan ruins, among many other things. Between the scuba diving, zip-lining, …

Gardening 101: How to Sprout a Seed

Launch a stealth attack on winter by sprouting seeds indoors (to get a start on your edible garden). It’s simpler than you may think.<p>Photography by …

Worth The Splurge: The 6 Household Products We'd NEVER Skimp On

It's time to treat yo' self. When you're standing in the store aisle, there are some things that are just worth the extra pennies. What makes our …

Think You Can't Knit? You Just Haven't Found This Yet.

Why would you possibly want to knit a sweater when you can just as easily (actually, WAY more easily) pick one out from a store? That's the question my brother asked me over winter break, when he found me curled up in a chair with an armful of yarn and knitting needles. (For the record, he also …

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Connaught Toilet Paper Holder

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