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14 Flavorful Salad Recipes for Dinner to Balance a Heavy Lunch

Office parties, client meetings, midday reunions with your bestie — all perfect examples of how a simple lunch outing can turn into a full on binge-fest. Although the indulging was *totally* worth it, come dinner time, you may not feel like consuming much more than a smoothie and a detoxifying …

All the Recipes We've Described with the Most Universally Hated Word

There’s a word that is universally loathed—scientifically supported as terrible. Can you guess it? It’s not phlegm or curd or mucus. It parades all over this fine website.<p><b>It’s moist.</b><p>Don’t stop reading. Look at these (moist) cakes:<p>New research presented in a scientific paper cringingly called “A …

Reuben Potato Skins Recipe - Chowhound

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9 Chinese-Inspired Chicken Recipes to Make at Home (Tonight!)

With blustery mornings, overnight frosts, and the plain, grey days of March, now is the time of year that many people choose to travel. With so much to see out there, you can't really blame them. From the natural wonders (the aurora borealis! Victoria Falls!) to the man-made spectacles (the …

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

Spaghetti Puttanesca (Spaghetti With Capers, Olives, and Anchovies) Recipe

"Puttanesca" literally translates to "in the style of prostitutes," supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives tossed with pasta were how Neapolitan prostitutes would lead customers to their doors. This is one of those stories that seem, in the words of Douglas …

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

19 Closet Organization Ideas You'll Want to Steal Immediately

More room = more shoes!<p>A clean, organized closet is the best: Not only does it streamline your morning routine, but you also have more room to buy new clothes and shoes. Which we all <i>obviously</i> need. If you want to make the most of your space, try some of these ideas.

6 Things That Kill Your Organizing Game

Does organizing bewilder you? These six sneaky mistakes might be the reason why.<p><b>1. Reading about organizing... but never actually doing it.</b><p>It's no secret we're big fans of Marie Kondo here at <i>House Beautiful</i> — but reading about organizing is <i>definitely</i> not the same as doing. Get inspired! But don't …

Designing a Closet That Works for You

Make your closets work for, not against, you with these easy organization solutions.<p>Whether it's a lack of closet space or how the current closets are used, everyone wants to know how to maximize storage space. Here, ideas on how to configure your closets so they work for, not against, you.