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The best garden hose you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Look, garden hoses aren't all that interesting, really. But unless you'd rather spend your …

This is Already Being Hailed As the Haircut of 2018

We’re not here to tell you to swap your hairstyle with the season or even every year. Hey, if it works, it works. There are times, though, when we …

50 Incredible Living Rooms to Inspire Your 2018 Makeover

Even if you're working with a tiny space, a well-devised living area sets the tone for the rest of your place. And as there's no shortage of …

8 of Our Best New Recipes for Bread Bakers

This is the year I became a bread baker. And while it still feels foreign to say that, it's true. I'm still learning the ropes, but with the help of …

Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Pancakes

Christmas Morning Pancakes<p>Serves 4 to 6; makes about 20 (3-inch pancakes) and 1/2 cup orange-honey butter<p><i>For the pancakes:</i> <br>2 cups milk, warm to the …

The 15 Hottest It-Girl Haircuts of 2017

Psst: it's not too late in 2017 to make it the year you got that life-changing haircut! Before the new year rolls around, we're taking a look back at the hands-down hottest haircuts this year blessed us with. From a modern rocker shag to textured hair in all its glory, this year was all about …

Hair

Behr predicts In the Moment will be the hot new hue in 2018

In the Moment is more than a philosophy. It's the name of Behr's paint pick for 2018 Color of the Year.<p>The serene, blue-green color with a slightly gray cast represents the first time Behr has singled out a feature color from its annual list of 20 hot hues to watch.<p>And if you're thinking, "<i>2018?</i> …

Finally Fall! 12 Cozy Baking Recipes To Welcome The Season

Pumpkins, apples, warm spices — fall sweets are the best! From spiced pumpkin bread to perfect apple pie, these autumn baking recipes will have you racing to the kitchen.<p>1. Pumpkin Bread<p>My grandmother clipped this recipe from a magazine over 50 years ago, and it’s still as wonderful today as it was …

Meditation How-Tos With a Kundalini Guide

<i>In our next installment of the Meditation How-Tos marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the step-by-step methods you need to practice to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot.</i><p>When it comes to preparing for your wedding, you …

The Trick to Better Coffee Cake Is Simple—Obvious, Even

Choosing the best part about a piece of cake is challenging. It's all good! It's cake! But if I were pressed, I could identify one <i>particularly</i> good bit about every kind of cake. I do love the soft, moist crumbs that cling to the frosting on a layer cake, or custardy, clafoutis-like pockets that …

Blueberry Buckle

This blueberry buckle is a delicious blueberry cake with a crumbly cinnamon spiced topping. Fresh is best, but frozen blueberries may be used as well.<p>…

Want your skin to look healthy? Consider these seven foods

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>Are there certain foods I can eat to help my skin look younger? Do some foods slow down skin aging?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>We've heard the adage that beauty comes from the inside. While research on nutrition and skin health is in the early stages, scientists are learning that what you eat can help …

Peach Crisp

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>For the filling:<p>Toss the peaches in a large bowl with the zest and lemon juice. Add the rest of the ingredients and …

Glazed Lemon Cream Scones

Lemon scones make a delicious breakfast treat, or make them for a mid-morning or evening snack and serve them with preserves or lemon curd. Blueberry …

Recipes

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.<p>While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt …

Pasta

Dark Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Prepare two twelve-cup muffin tins by spraying with nonstick baking spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Add flour, salt and baking soda to a medium …

The Perfect Notebook Designed To Replace Those Productivity Apps (video)

If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of productivity applications you have on your smartphone and need a little clarity and focus you may be …

Gear & Gadgets

A Guided Meditation to Help Quiet Self-Doubt and Boost Confidence

Meditation continues to become more and more popular, and for good reason. Research shows it can help with everything from getting a good night’s …

The Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Reveals His Perfect Morning Routine

Have you heard of Stephen Covey? He was an incredibly influential author, publishing the bestselling book <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> which …

16 easy one-pot pasta recipes for delicious weeknight dinners

What's better than a hearty bowl of pasta for dinner? Making that pasta dinner in one pot!<p>And even better? You'll only have one pot — or one slow cooker in the case of some of these tasty recipes — to clean after dinner. Here are 16 one-pot pasta recipes your whole family will enjoy, including a …

Our Best Recipes From Thomas Keller

Mac and cheese, coconut cake, and some of the tastiest cookies we've ever eaten<p>Thomas Keller, renowned chef and restaurateur, has the recipes you …

Dutch Baby: The One-Skillet Breakfast You’re Not Making (Yet!)

Sure, pancakes are great. But there’s always one (or two) that burn before you get the skillet temperature right, and you have to babysit them for way too long. If you’re not about that life, Dutch babies are the breakfast for you. They’re similar to a pancake, except they’re baked in a cast iron …

Breakfast

5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You're Just Too Busy

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate.<p>It’s not that you don’t think you need to—you KNOW you need to meditate and generally slow down … …

Meditation

CRS - Meditation

The Surya Ram Meditation is an ancient technique from the Himalayas, brought forth in its purity by Michael Mamas. The technique imposes nothing; …

Daily Meditation: Buddha Nature

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features a chant used by followers of Nichiren Buddhism. Buddhist organization Soka …

Short Read

I’m happy to share with you a new “short read” ebook that I’ve written: <b>the Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness</b>.<p>I’ve written this for absolute …

Peach and Blueberry Coffee cake Recipe

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9 inch non-stick spring form pan and set aside.<p>2) In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking …

One-Pot Chicken and Rice ~ Recipe

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Heat olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Pat chicken dry and season on both sides with salt and …

Harrison Ford takes aspiring pilot for a ride in his plane

OSHKOSH, Wis. - A Hollywood legend with ties to the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration returned Thursday to northeast Wisconsin to help celebrate a historic milestone for the annual event.<p>Harrison Ford returned to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture convention after a three-year …