Lydia Beumer

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Ai Weiwei wants you to pretend your leg is a gun

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a master of social media, has started a new Instagram meme: hold up your leg and pretend you're aiming it like a gun.<p>It's unclear what the controversial artist is trying to say with the gag, but his Instagram feed has now been taken over by dozens of leg gun photos …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

13 Five-Ingredient Dinners

This title says it all, people. Because really -- isn't less always more? Here are 13 recipes that will save dinner, time and time again: the ones to lean on, the ones to commit to memory. (They're just five ingredients, after all.)<p>Simple Bolognese by Merrill Stubbs<p>Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

11 Major Rebranding Disasters And What You Can Learn From Them

Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. Successfully executing a change in any of those three areas can change the face of a company, whether freshening up the brand or signaling a new direction. Fail at that task, however, and you will likely have a public …

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This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake

It was more than 5 years ago when I tried my first Microwave Chocolate Cake. That cake was slightly spongy, but it was easy to make and delivered a …

Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies -with yoyomax12

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is …

Pizza Lab: How to Make Ramen Crust Pizza

It looks like pizza, smells like pizza, it even <i>tastes</i> a little like pizza, but it's not pizza. At least, not inasmuch as pizza is defined by its bread-based crust. The slice you are looking at shares much in common with pizza. It's got gooey melted cheese. It's got a robust tomato sauce that …

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Tiny Apartment Hacks, Selling Your Smartphone, and Productive Pooping

Kevin writes, “I recently took a Seagate hard drive out of my Dell laptop, with the intention of making an external hard drive. I bought the …

Pick Out All the Best School Supplies with This Guide

It's back to school time and that means school supply shopping. If you don't want to waste money on a junky pen or flash drive, our friends over at …

Avoid These Appointment Times to Skip the Wait at the Doctor

We previously noted that you want to book a doctor's appointment at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM to skip the wait, but it turns out you have a few times you …

Top 10 Tricks to Get Discounts on Almost Anything

You know that victorious feeling you get when you pay for something with a coupon? Here are 10 ways to get that feeling on just about everything you …

Give Your Cast Iron Skillet a Delicious Seasoning with Bacon Grease

A well-seasoned cast iron pan is one of the best kitchen accessories you can own, and it's easy to improve yours with the remains of today's …

Learn The Ins and Outs of Wine with this Infographic

Wine is complicated, there's no getting around it. While I prefer to just relax and enjoy it, if you want a better appreciation and understanding of …

Ideas for Quick and Easy Desserts

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Simple desserts for when you're in need of a no-fuss sweet treat.</i><p>Sometimes …

30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …

How to Clean Your Toaster Oven - CHOW Tip

Minion Cake Pops

The Minion craze doesn’t seem to be going away. Which is a good thing if you like them. Or have kids.<p>Here is a simple way to make these cake pops at …

How to Learn Quickly when Reading

Many people have experienced frustration because they can either read quickly without necessarily digesting information in depth <i>or</i> they can study …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

How to Avoid Environmental Toxins During Pregnancy

1<p><b>Research the common toxins that can affect an unborn child.</b> The best way to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins is to understand which …

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Make It: How to Make a Giant Jenga Set

Looking for a fun project to tackle before heading out for the three day weekend? Make a giant Jenga set for outdoor parties and game nights with …

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Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Thanks to Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest, you can enjoy your favorite childhood cereal without ending up in a sugar coma.</i><p>As a kid, Cinnamon …

9 Back to School Sandwiches

It's that time of year again: time for new shoes, new pencils, new notebooks, new routines. But don't let your lunches become routine; there’s no reason you should be subsisting on a diet of peanut butter and jelly. You can put just about anything between two slices of bread and call it a sandwich. …

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Cake

<i>Every other Friday, we'll be sharing dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because weekends are the sweetest part of the week.</i><p><i>Today: Yossy shows us that tackling ice cream cake at home isn't that hard -- all you need is a sturdy base, a great ice cream recipe, and a little</i> …

How to Eat Well on a Budget

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Ideas for cooking good meals without breaking the bank.</i><p>Cooking on the cheap …