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10 Insider Hacks For Common Cleaning Conundrums

Be warned: they are weird, and many require a fridge.<p>During my first internship at a fashion magazine, I watched the editors with awe (and a little fear): They were powerful, worked hard, and looked impossibly chic. Everything about them seemed cool and effortless. So I studied them. I tried to …

5 Must-Have Tools for Pancake Lovers

From durable mixing bowls to a solid nonstick skillet, these are five must-have tools for making pancakes.<p>Even though pancakes don’t require much …

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

Decadent Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate whipped cream is the best idea you've never had. We can't believe it took us this long to talk about it!<p>This chocolate whipped cream is so yummy and so easy that when you taste it you will wonder why you haven’t been making this all along. At least I did the first time I whipped up a …

Dessert

8 Lovely Ways To Decorate With Leopard

Scrolling through Instagram has us seeing spots, quite literally. Here, we round up some of our favorite posts, from must-follow interior design influencers, that feature leopard.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Add a dose of leopard upholstery to break-up a a color-heavy (in this case blue-on-blue) space.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> A …

How To Pick The Perfect Pots & Pans

What's in that pan? The various components that make-up the kitchen essential.<p>Mauviel Hammered Copper Rondeau, william-sonoma.com.<p><b>Copper:</b> Top chefs swear by copper pans, which react to changes in temperature swiftly. Look out for tri-ply copper, with an aluminium core to eliminate hotspots and a …

18 Wildly Wonderful Recipes You Can Make With Frozen Waffles

Oh, you thought frozen waffles were reserved for rushed mornings, for tossing in the toaster and maybe drizzling with a bit of store-bought syrup, did you? Ha! Not so.<p>While homemade waffles emanate that "made with love" vibe, sometimes you don't have to act in such grandiose ways to craft a …

5 Ways to Insulate Your Windows for Winter

While looking into the best way to insulate our drafty windows this winter (apart from replacing them), I put together this mini-guide of solutions …

Home Improvement

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

6 Major Mistakes You Make Ironing

Here's how to not destroy your favorite clothes—or your appliance.<p><b>1. Ironing fabrics that are too dry.</b>Wrinkles are easier to remove from fabrics that are slightly damp. If it's not convenient to iron garments as you take them from the dryer, use the spray feature of your iron to mist and soften …

8 Natural Hair Commandments From Andre Walker

Getty Images<p>Hair legend Andre Walker's story goes something like this: He grew up styling his mom and sister's hair, opened his own salon in downtown Chicago in the '80s, and when he noticed a local talk show host he thought could use his help, he sent over a note and flowers. That talk show host …

The 4 Airports You Should Avoid At All Costs This Winter

Holiday travel: those two words alone are enough to make our toes tingle... and <i>not</i> in a jolly holiday way.<p>While we have zero control over nasty holiday flight delays, we do have control over choosing the airports where they're least likely to happen.<p>Just a hint: <b>Chicago O'Hare</b> is NOT one of those …

How to Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

<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: Your weeknights just got infinitely better.</i> <i>Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on</i><p>Weeknights weren’t made for slow braises and roasts; …

How Airbnb Will Change the Way You Travel

Michael and I have been on the road for over three years now with no fixed address, yet people still ask us where we call home. We finally have a good answer: <i>we live at Airbnb</i>. We don't work for them, nor do we live at their corporate headquarters (although considering their funky new offices in …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …