Elaine Phillips

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5 Fresh Vegetable Dishes That Put Spring in Your Step

Spring has officially sprung. Eating a little lighter just feels good. These fresh vegetable dishes will help you get into the spring spirit (and perhaps your summer swimsuit).<p><b>1. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas</b><p>Buttery and slightly sweet, this combination of green peas, shallots and asparagus feels like …

Food

12 Surprising Ingredients You Should Probably Start Freezing Now

When you come home after a long day, sometimes it's all you can do to muster up the energy to cook. And when you do finally rally and get something started, if you're missing an ingredient, it can thwart the whole endeavor. Who wants to make a trip out in the cold for one tiny ingredient from the …

Pancakes

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

TravelBest Of<p>Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

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11 Things You Need To Know About Organizing In A Small Space

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels

You might be the reason your set is worn, dingy, and germy.<p>Bath towels are easy to toss to the side and forget. By the time you're using one out of the shower, you're probably already in a rush, so caution goes by the wayside. But double-checking your routine can help your towels last longer and …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Juicing: say no to kale and yes to these other ingredients

With the kale craze still sweeping the planet, could it be that the most fashionable superfood in town is not as saintly as it seems?<p>In a world of so-called super foods and diets free of dairy and gluten, <b>juicing is more popular than ever</b>. Touted as the simplest way to detox and nourish the body, in …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Stunning frost formations, an underwater feeding frenzy and a rare bittern feature in this week’s best images from the natural world

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Cleaning

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

The Ocean Spiral, a futuristic concept for a self-sufficient city designed to float in the middle of the ocean, uses the sea to run infrastructure …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

By Jessica Leber3 minute Read<p>Very soon, it could cost less to install rooftop solar panels than to pay your utility bill in many U.S. states. And so …

Roads

China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

Deployment marks shift in Africa policy and will be first Chinese infantry battalion to take part in a UN peacekeeping mission<p>China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated policy of non-interference in African conflicts.<p>The first …

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …

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7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

Cleaning

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

There are lots of reasons to keep a stash of these tiny tools around. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam in a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they can solve problems all over the …

Sewing

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<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 the gap between the …

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

Living Rooms

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Onions

The Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shares her guidelines for growing the best plants indoors.<p>If bringing some much-needed green into your home has been a challenge, follow these guidelines from indoor-gardening expert and Isabelle Palmer, whose recent book <i>The House Gardener</i> offers …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught In Singapore Looks Like Kraken Come To Life

Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.<p>"I know that area has a lot of seaweed, so I thought that was what I had hooked up," …