Laurie Clawson

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Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Free, Low-Cost Cooking Classes Aim To Help Underserved Communities Eat Better

CHICAGO -- A weekly after-school cooking and nutrition class is having a big impact on the lives of families in some of the city's underserved communities.<p>The Chicago Park District's "Fun With Food" program is using the city's former field houses, website CivilEats reports, as venues to teach …

Perfect Pies

• <b>Author:</b> Michele Stuart<p>The smell of a pie baking in the kitchen immediately conjures up feelings of comfort, nostalgia, and love. Michele Stuart vividly remembers standing at her grandmother’s apron hem as a child, as she fine-tuned (and improved!) family recipes that had been passed down for …

Grilled Cobb Salad

4 Servings<p>For a simple summer salad, grill vegetables of your choice and serve with a hearty grain, such as quinoa or farro. This version, created by editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, goes great with a vinaigrette created by his wife, Simone Shubuck. Get the recipe here.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ …

Recipes

Starting From Scratch – Creating a Drought-Resistant Garden

Q & A with homeowner Mary R. of Ft. Collins, CO<p>What inspired you to create your garden?<p>My house was built just four years ago, so the garden was a …

How to grow orchids at home

You don't need a green thumb to make them re-bloom. Promise.<p>You went to the grocery to get a quart of milk and came home with an orchid. How did that …

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

Interior Design

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Costa Rica

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

Slow cooker sweet potato curry (vegetarian)

Shares 487<p>On my facebook page a few weeks ago, I shared a photo of a weekly prep session that I actually did with a gorgeous friend. We each had …

Meatless Monday: Creamy Cauliflower Salad

Move over potato salad, creamy cauliflower salad will be the new favorite summer salad. Roasted cauliflower florets are tossed in a yogurt dill …

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Washi Tape

Crafting

DIY Redecorating: How to Make the Bedroom More Appealing

A wise man once stated that things end they way they began.<p>Day in and day out we experience that first hand. We begin our day rising from our …

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6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

5 Gorgeous Adventure Travel Scenic Drives in America

In the United States adventure travel scenic drives are found near just about every beautiful outdoor destinations. Many drive these roads for their …

National Parks

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Cleaning

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France

Ah, <i>le jardin í la française.</i> No need to add the word <i>formal</i> to that phrase, because when it comes to French gardens, formal is a given. We’ve all seen …

25 Amazing Ways to Use Epsom Salt

My grandma was a huge fan of Epsom salt—she used it for <i>everything</i>! People of her generation knew the many health benefits of Epsom salt and I’ve …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Organized Buffets: Let’s Look Inside & On Top

Do you have a buffet table in your dining room and have no idea what to put inside or if you do, how to organize the mess of extra decor, linens and …

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Tutorial: How to ‘Make Eyes Look Amazing’ In Photoshop

One of our favorite Photoshop tutorial websites, Phlearn, yesterday put out a tutorial that is both incredibly useful and a bit scary. Useful because …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Reasons You Want to Visit Vigan -- Yes, Vigan

Never mind that you've never heard of a city somewhere off in the Philippines with a name that evokes some meatless diet. Vigan should be a must destination for travelers in the Pacific islands. The Philippines' only UNESCO World Heritage City, the charming town north of Manila on Luzon island …