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The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married

<b>A bestselling, groundbreaking author investigates successful long term marriages, interviewing wives and their uncensored strategies for staying</b> …

The 1 Company That Is Making Old Ikea Furniture Look Fancy and New

There's an Ikea hack for every style, thanks to Swedish company Bemz. The slipcover company, founded by Lesley Pennington, has over 300 fabrics for customers to choose from. "We want to take people on a journey that will allow them to do something creative with their home," Pennington says.<p>When you …

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into an $11,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the …

Furniture

17 'Small,' but Significant, Lifestyle Changes That Help People With Anxiety

While it’s easy — and understandable — to roll your eyes when someone offers a “miracle cure” for your anxiety (<i>Yes! I have tried yoga! Thanks for</i> …

Teresa Sarmiento and Nicolas Tovo create light-filled narrow house in Buenos Aires

The living areas of this compact Buenos Aires house are flanked by full-height glass doors that flood the interior with daylight to make the spaces …

Buenos Aires

Nutella–Brown Butter Crispies

Makes 24<p>For a smaller batch and an easier time mixing the cereal, divide the recipe in half (but use an 8x8" pan).<p>December 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan<p>2 10.5-ounce bags mini marshmallows<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1¾ cups Nutella<p>12 cups puffed rice cereal, …

Dessert

Inside an Artist’s Bold, Rebellious Georgia Home

At the home of Angela Chrusciaki Blehm, located just outside Atlanta, saturated colors, customized designs, and statement-making patterns create …

Home Decorating

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

The 14 Best Hostess Gifts, According to Professional Party Attenders

The best way to get invited back.<p>So you’ve been invited to a dinner party (or to brunch, or to spend the weekend). Great! Only question is what to …

hostessgifts

Fruit Tea: A Nashville Mystery

No one quite knows where the concoction came from. Some folks love it, some don’t. But everyone agrees—it’s a Music City classic<p>Know where to look, and you’ll find Fruit Tea—or Fruit Punch or Tea Punch, as it’s also called—on menus all over Nashville, from biscuit houses to barbecue joints, bagel …

Stock a Healthy Pantry: 66 Items to Keep On-Hand & 10 Easy Recipes to Make with Them

A quick, easy, good-for-you dinner is as close as your cabinet. With the right staples on hand, all you need to do is pick up one or two fresh …

Food

Butter Cake Just Got *Way* Better, Thanks to This Smarty-Pants Trick

My style of summer baking is simpler than at other times of the year. Unlike the holidays (when I break out rich and decadent dessert recipes) or autumn (when I crave time in the kitchen, turning to complicated yeasted breads), now is when I want easy but satisfying recipes. I want to be baking in …

desserts

GYPSYONE SO CHIC JET SET

We offer store credit or exchange within 14 days of receiving your order<p>Returned items must be in their original form (not worn, altered, washed) and …

For the Best Chocolate Milkshake, Make a Black & White

One of my first gigs as a food writer was at my college newspaper. I reviewed local restaurants and covered breaking news like: The campus diner now has milkshakes! There were half a dozen flavors: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, Nutella, blueberry, and strawberry.<p>But there was something odd about the …

Dessert

Hawaiian macaroni salad will have guests saying mahalo

You know how my wife and I celebrated our recent wedding anniversary? We got Hawaiian plate lunch take out. It was all together the tastiest, …

Recipes

Don't Let Another Summer Go by Without Making Atlantic Beach Pie

<i>With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off in a dark, cookie-filled cave somewhere finishing up the Genius Desserts cookbook manuscript, we're re-running our best ever Genius summer desserts. Wish her luck! And make this pie.</i><p>If lemon meringue is the poodle of pies, this one is the scraggly mutt …

Baking

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How to: Pickled Red Onions

I often run into the “red onion dilema” when making a recipe. You see, a few slivers of fresh red onion can truly transform a recipe (see Thai Curry …

Recipes

Rick Scott 'oversaw the largest Medicare fraud' in U.S. history, Florida Democratic Party says

First, Gov. Rick Scott scared the bejesus out of seniors with an online ad claiming that Medicare rate cuts would lead them to lose access to their …

Mother devastated after call for JSO assistance leads to the shooting of her mentally ill son

A Jacksonville family is demanding answers after their loved one was shot and killed by a JSO officer.<p>It happened Saturday morning, after a family …

Mental Disorders

'Three Identical Strangers': The Shocking Tale of a Study That Separated Triplets at Birth

Culture three identical strangers<p>Documentaries often boast “unbelievable” tales, but they rarely deliver. Tim Wardle’s <i>Three Identical Strangers</i> …

Now Thai diver has died, we need to be realistic about lost boys

Unlike a stormwater drain, this is not some convenient circular pipe engineered to be of adequate size for any flow that might go down it. Instead, …

Scuba Diving

Potato and Poblano Corn Chowder

Preparation<p>Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or similar pot over medium heat. Add the onion, poblano, carrot, celery, coriander, cumin, thyme, 1 …

Recipes

12 Drugstore Setting Powders Top Makeup Artists Swear By

When you spend a good amount of time applying your makeup, the last thing you want is for it to disappear within an hour or two. Fortunately, there …

Makeup

Make Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp for Dinner in 15 Minutes — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Seafood

The Secret to Perfectly Fried Fish Is an Ingredient You Probably Have in Your Pantry

The universally loved fish fry—from Lenten Fridays to slaw- and hush puppy-filled summer gatherings—transforms flaky white fillets into golden-fried …

Kitchens

How to Pitch Stories to Food52

Have you discovered a new ingredient (or a new way to use an old ingredient) that's transformed the way you cook?<p>Did you make cacio e pepe every day for 10 weeks until you got it perfect?<p>Are you excited to write 2000 words on the history of the bialy or how you mastered it at home?<p>Do you make …

Spongecake

5 Easy Riffs on Our Most Magical Cookies

Eight Christmases ago, Barbara Reiss was stranded in New Orleans. She was there to celebrate the holiday with family and, as often happens in late December, there was a snowstorm, a big snowstorm, a really big snowstorm in New York where she lived. So she stayed put. And then something magical …

Dessert

Why the most flattering eyeshadow shade for women over 40 may surprise you

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that it’s far easier to get on board with a pop of lipstick than an eyeshadow. 
I am usually a taupe or beige kinda girl when I do wear shadow (and with my hooded lids, I often opt for none at all). 
A smoky eye just seems all a bit too... messy. But in the pursuit …

Makeup

No270 -1891 - Toilet paper rol... by Xavier Vieira

Metal Print<p>No270 -1891 - Toilet paper roll - Inventor Wheeler by: Xavier Vieira<p>Select size:<p>M<br>17.7'' / 12.6''<p>L<br>26.6'' / 18.9''<p>XL<br>35.4'' / 25.2''<p>Delivery …

Crafting