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Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll wonder why you ever bought the bottled kind in the first place. It requires basic …

Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

They give so much (beauty) yet ask for so little (water, on occasion). Six (selfless) picks from the pros.<p>A little bit of greenery can do wonders for …

Plants

Get Rid of Gray Hair Naturally With Potato Skins!

We've discussed the amazing benefits of sweet potatoes for our bodies and hair. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E while containing iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin and magnesium. This beauty food is a go-to for hair loss but as sweet as it is, it has some …

Sweet Potatoes

The Food Lab's American Omelettes (and Why You Should Salt Your Eggs in Advance)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Just as with scrambled eggs, there are two major types of omelette: the hearty, big-as-your-face, stuffed-to-the-brim, fluffy, folded-in-half, light-golden-brown diner-style omelette, and its refined French cousin, the moist, tender, pale-yellow variety, gently …

Eggs

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Hummus

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

How to Make Zhug, the Yemenite Hot Sauce You'll Want to Put on Everything

Last week, when I wrote about my recipe for <i>phat phrik khing</i>, I tried my absolute darnedest to convince you that a good mortar and pestle belongs in the arsenal of any home cook. It will actually extract more flavor from herbs and spices than a food processor or blender ever can, producing chili …

Recipes

Zahav's Hummus Tehina

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Chef Solomonov writes, "The secret to great Israeli-style hummus is an obscene amount of tehina, as much as half of the recipe by weight, so it's especially important to use the best quality you can find. Unlike Greek-style hummus, which is heavy on garlic and lemon, Israeli hummus is …

Recipes

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

5 foods that are scientifically proven to make you happy

Diving into a big jar of Nutella for instant comfort may seem like just the right thing to do when you’re feeling down and out. But you may want to …

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

7 Surprising Uses for Cinnamon You’ve Probably Never Tried

1 of 7<p>Spice Up Your Kitchen<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Soothe Mosquito Bites<p>3 of 7<p>Keep Away Moths<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Give Unscented Candles A …

Here's What That Post About Taking a Train Across the US for $213 Doesn't Tell You

I keep seeing it. "Across the USA by Train for Just $213." Every so often, the picture and title will roll through my Facebook feed as a friend shares it. Every time I see it, I want to scream. Because here's the thing: This is an awful, awful idea. In fact, it downright sucks.<p>I keep seeing it. …

Train Travel

This $25,000 Apple Watch clone is completely mechanical

With Jony Ive being a self-proclaimed mechanical watch fan, it’s fascinating to see how the Apple Watch design language borrowed elements from traditional Swiss watches — and now how Swiss watches are starting to resemble the Apple Watch.<p>Luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie’s is the closest yet, …

Apple Watch

This $24k Swiss watch makes Apple feel the burn

When it comes to devices like phones, computers and tablets, there’s no denying that Apple has produced some of the best designs. However, when it comes to watches, the California-based company loses out to the Swiss, who are longstanding champions of timepieces.<p>With that in mind, luxury Swiss …

How to Clean Your Dutch Oven (Without Ruining It)

Your Dutch oven should last a lifetime—here's how to keep it in tip-top shape.<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we’ll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room</i> …

Kitchens

You Need to Shop This Home Decor Collab If You're Moving In With Your Guy in 2016

The hardest part about moving in with a guy can be learning to live with someone else's stuff—especially if that "stuff" includes, say, a framed football jersey. A bachelor-pad-special black leather recliner can feel like a personal attack on your good taste, after all. And he doesn't want to live …

Homemade Baking Powder Recipe Recipe

"My mom came to visit one summer, and we decided to bake cookies. Since I had just moved into my new home, I could not find any baking powder. My mom …

Stew Science: How to Choose the Best Cuts for Beef Stew

Want beef stew with tender and juicy pieces of meat? Don't buy pre-cut "stewing beef." Here's what you need to know, along with results from our tests of the most common choices for beef stew, to get the best beef stew every time.<p>I pity the fool who brings fists to a knife fight, knives to a …

Muscle

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

20 Adorable Mini Versions of Your Favorite Fall Desserts

They might be small, but that just means you can eat more.<p>They might be small, but that just means you can eat more.

Dessert

These Are America's Coolest Ghost Towns

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60+ Best DIY Halloween Decorations for 2017

Nicole CuteDIYprojects Blogger<p>With Halloween just around the corner, now’€™s the time to get into the Halloween spirit with some gorgeous and spooky …