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Your Slow Cooker Is the Answer to the Easiest Shrimp Boil

I used to associate slow cooker meals with soups and stews and comfort food, best enjoyed during the fall and winter months. But this summer my slow …

How to Clean a Black & Decker Coffee Maker

Step 1<p>Fill the coffee pot with half water and half vinegar. Pour into the coffemaker.<p>Step 2<p>Place 3 tablespoons of baking soda into the coffee pot and …

Coffeemakers

4 Cooking Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Frozen Vegetables

Avoid mushy, overcooked veggies with these tips.<p>When it comes to getting your greens in, it doesn’t matter if they’re bought fresh or frozen—you’re …

Vegetables

The Fastest Way to Make Mashed Potatoes — Peeler and Masher Not Required

Break out your baking rack.<p>Mashed potatoes aren't difficult to make, and they're pretty quick, too. (Quicker still to eat directly out of the bowl.) …

mashed potatoes

9 Epic Halloween Makeup Tutorials (No Costume Necessary)

Most of us at Byrdie HQ regard the first 30 days of October simply as pre-Halloween prep. Sure, fall is great and everything, but the second we hit …

Makeup Tutorials

These Australian tiny cabins are designed to help us disconnect

We all need a little digital detox once in a while, and these beautiful off-grid cabins are the ideal answer to getting away from it all. Scattered …

Off-grid

Fabienne's Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

"These potatoes present really well and are healthier than fries. They have crispy edges with centers as creamy as mashed potatoes. A must …

Recipes

Recipe: Sheet Pan Home Fries — Recipes from The Kitchn

Don't spend any more of your life reserving home fries for weekends only. This big-batch, sheet pan method lets you cook your home fries once and eat …

Cooking

How To Quickly Remove Skin Tags With The Help Of Only One Ingredient

Small benign growths on the skin are often referred to as skin tags. Although harmless, most of us want to remove them because for cosmetic reasons, …

Skin Care

How to Remove a Smoke Smell From a Recliner

Smoke will stick to your recliner and cause it to smell.<p>Step 1<p>Open the windows in the room to introduce fresh air to the recliner. This won't …

Cleaning

How to Clean an Oven With Vinegar & Water

Safely clean an oven with vinegar and water.<p>Step 1<p>Fill a clean, empty spray bottle with water. Dampen your oven by spraying water on all of the …

Cleaning

The 10 recipes our readers loved most this summer

Songs of the summer. Summer blockbusters. Where, I ask, is the who’s who list of summer recipes?<p>Here, now. That is where.<p>This is our first summer of Voraciously, so let’s take a look back at some of our most memorable, popular recipes of the past three months. Counting down to No. 1, we have</b> …

The Healthiest Way to Cook a Sweet Potato Isn't Baking It

Ready to cook up a few sweet potatoes? Chances are, you're baking them.<p>But if you're looking to boost the healthfulness of this already nutritious …

Sweet Potatoes

Here’s Our Simple Secret to an Amazing Omelet

Guess what? There's no such thing as a perfect omelet. But there is such a thing as an easy, fluffy, and flavorful omelet—every time.<p>Omelets can be …

Breakfast

DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles

Having spent years transforming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into adventure vehicles, Oregon-based Zenvanz is known for using top-of-the line …

Mercedes-Benz

10 Creamy Chicken Dinners to Make ASAP — Recipes from The Kitchn

Plain baked chicken breasts are simple, easy, and get the job done for dinner, but you deserve so much more. You deserve a dinner that's rich, saucy, …

Cooking

What Is the White Stuff on Salmon?

If you've ever wondered what the white gunk coming out of your salmon is, you're not alone.<p>In fact, something like 880 people a month Google "white …

Seafood

9 Quick Tricks To Heal Inflammation & Soothe Depression

<i>If you’re feeling sad or blue or are suffering from mild to moderate depression, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual dysphoric</i> …

Wellness

You Should Put a Bowl of Vinegar in Your Dishwasher

White vinegar is the darling of homemade cleaning supplies. Whether someone is committed to green cleaning, wants a hard-working multi-purpose …

Cleaning

I Fell In Love with This Cedar-Plank Salmon Recipe and Now I Can't Stop Making It

A true story of obsession.<p>I was skeptical of cedar-plank salmon. I thought it was just another grilling gimmick, and I just <i>knew</i> it wouldn't be better …

Seafood

This $28 vitamin C serum that was developed by MIT scientists makes my skin glow — and it's available for preorder after selling out 4 times

<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>Maelove<p>Generally speaking, most skincare is expensive. There are good options at low prices, but there are also one too many $300 night …

Skin Care

What Holistic Estheticians Buy at the Drugstore for $20 or Less

When shopping for non-toxic makeup and skincare, any beauty shop can seem overwhelming, but doing it at the drugstore presents a special challenge. …

Skin Care

11 Things You Need to Throw Away

The first step to taking care of yourself and de-stressing is to make sure that your environment is in order. Seeing your house full of clutter can affect your mood negatively and make your personal space seem like a place you want to escape from, rather than something to look forward to coming …

Thrifting

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

The Easiest Way to Poach Eggs Is in the Microwave

When it comes to cooking eggs, most of us have mastered the basics: sunny-side-up, over-easy, scrambled. But when you’re craving a perfect poached …

Eggs

I Spent $200 on a Weighted Blanket, and It's Changed My Entire F*cking Life

<i>Editor's note: The author wrote this while curled up under a weighted blanket.</i><p>My Friday nights are typically saved for drinking wine, catching up on my DVR, and surfing the internet. (Do people still say "surfing the internet?") Late last year, during one of these weekly rabbit-hole sessions, I …

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 …

Cooking

This Is the Fastest Way to Form Burger Patties

All you need are baking sheets and tap water.<p>Have a block party or a big family dinner coming up? You might need a technique that will help you make …

Lord Jones's Gumdrops Are Pure Luxury and Loaded with CBD

They're the fanciest gumdrops we've ever seen, and they're potent too.<p>These days, the cannabis industry is dealing in a second type of green: the luxury market. There's the "Hermes of marijuana" and the "Barneys of weed,", but when it comes to getting a high-end high, Lord Jones is the gold …

Luxury Lifestyle