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16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

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44 Genius New Uses For Household Items

Hacks out of what's around your house.<p>Use these hacks to make the most out of what's around your house. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

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The 51 fastest fat burners

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>People who run for at least four hours a week melt more calories than non-runners<br>• Downing five 5-ounce cups of green tea a day boosts metabolism<br>• Vitamin C can help you burn more fat, and D may help you lose fat<br>• Your body may not burn fat as efficiently if you down a huge meal right …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …


You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

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40+ Christmas Wreaths to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Deck the halls, doors and everywhere else.<p>A little Christmas crafting goes a long way. Start now and you'll have a holiday wreath for every door in your house.


I Heart My National Park: Big Bend

Crowned with a sky so wide that it threatens to define infinity, the Big Bend region of West Texas remains one of the last true frontiers in the Lower 48, a landscape unique in the world.<p><b>Keene Haywood—</b>on Twitter @keeneh—has been a frequent visitor to <b>Big Bend National Park</b>, <b></b>named for a curve in the …

8 Lessons I Want to Teach My Daughter

These are eight lessons I want to teach my daughter. I have learned these through many mistakes, periods of introspection and learning in my life.<p>My hope for her is to live authentically, passionately and gracefully.<p><b>1. If someone hurts you, don't take it personally</b><p>Chances are, they have been hurt …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

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Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …


21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Cacio e Pepe

Servings<p>Literally "cheese and pepper", this minimalist cacio e pepe recipe is like a stripped-down mac and cheese.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)<p>3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided<p>1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper<p>3/4 cup finely …

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How-To: Fleece Superhero Poncho Cape

Filth Wizardry shares how she made these fun fleece superhero poncho capes for her daughters for Christmas. They give the feeling of a cape and the warmth and functionality of a poncho. Brilliant!

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …


Handcrafted Pendants

Would you believe what these are made of??? Well, of course you would, ’cause your smart!!!<p>Salt Dough! Who knew, right???<p><i>Salt Dough Recipe</i><p>2 parts …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.<p>Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a …


Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.