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Here's How To Clean Your Oven

No one wants to clean their oven–it has a bad reputation for being a time-consuming and messy task. But, it's an important task. Not only does a …

Cleaning

20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

amazon.com<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the Wedding, by Grant Ginder</b><p>An estranged family flies en masse to London for a …

Books

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

Science Has Disproved A Major Biblical Event

That Bible's a good read, isn't it? There are some great, wholesome stories nestling in between the pages of that bad boy. And that God, ha! He's a …

Richard Dawkins

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

10 of the Best Beaches in Southern California Worth Crossing the Country for

No place is more synonymous with beach culture than Southern California. Sure, you can wade in the Atlantic on the East Coast, walk on stone-covered …

Southern California

The Best Coming-of-Age Novels Will Make You Rethink the World

What does it really mean to grow up? Loss of innocence? Becoming self-sufficient? Turning 18? Running out of "firsts" to check off the bucket list? …

Books

The complicated truth about a cat’s purr

Our cats may purr when we pet and tickle them, but it’s a much more complicated form of communication than we've assumed.<p>We <i>think</i> we know what a cat’s purr means.<p>It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the …

Pets

How to buy a sofa online — and the best companies to buy from

T he promise of online shopping — that virtually anything you want can be sent to you within a day or two — is not true of many home items, and no item is it less true of than a sofa. Go to just about any furniture website and you will find that sofas have anywhere from a two-week to three-month …

Sofa

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

These 4 Magic Words Can Turn "No" Into "Yes", According to the World's Smartest Salespeople

Your challenge is to keep the conversation going while learning more about the prospect.<p>Many people foolishly believe that selling consists of pitching. Under this way of thinking, if you work hard to create a compelling sales pitch or elevator pitch, you'll get plenty of customers.<p>Maybe that's …

10 Beach Towns You Can Actually Afford to Buy a House In (+ Listings We Love)

1 of 20<p>St. Marys, Georgia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Hot Listing<p>3 of 20<p>Astoria, Oregon<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Hot Listing<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 20<p>Pensacola, …

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

39 Ridiculously Helpful Things On Amazon Reviewers Purchase Again & Again

It isn't always easy to tell a diamond from a dud when shopping online. However, one way you can be sure you're getting a good deal is when you grab …

My Life Changed When I Bought These Travel Accessories on Amazon

If you took a look at my Amazon account, you'd see that among the past orders of Kind Bars and shampoo, there are a plethora of travel accessories. …

10 Beauty Gadgets Byrdie Editors Swear By

Now more than ever, the shelves and landing pages of our favorite beauty retailers resemble the covetable inventory (and treatment menus) of …

13 etiquette rules you probably never realized you're breaking

You write thank you notes, keep your elbows off the table and would never think of eating until everyone at your table had been served. Your etiquette would make Miss Manners proud, right? Not so quick. As it turns out, there are several lesser-known etiquette rules you may be unknowingly breaking. …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

<b>1. Identify and number your pages.</b><br>All of your pages should be numbered to make items easier to find. Number every page of your journal in the bottom …

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

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17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

LITERATURE - Jane Austen

Jane Austen

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 11th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

7 common food pairings you'll be surprised to learn you should totally avoid

When two or more ingredients share similar flavor compounds, the chemical structures in food that create aroma, they taste good together, according to James Briscione, director of culinary research at The Institute of Culinary Education and author of "The Flavor Matrix."<p>Peanut butter and jelly is …

Food

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Language

How to Protect Your Data on Facebook

Many users are demanding to see how much information the social network knows about them and how to limit that data from being spread.However, your …

29 great Netflix shows you might have missed but should definitely watch

1/<p>"Santa Clarita Diet" — two seasons (2017-present)<p>Netflix<p><b>Critic score</b>: 75%<p><b>Netflix description:</b> "They're ordinary husband and wife Realtors until she …

A Total Beginner’s Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy

For all businesses, creating a consistent social media strategy is a must. Social media is an enormous market for growing the awareness and customer …

Social Media