Monique S Bell

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17 Animals Who Look More Fab In Their Christmas Sweaters Than You Ever Will

You tried. But these animals succeeded.

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters. The dogs become …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Guide to the best brunch in Chicago

When it comes to brunch, Chicago takes the meal to another level. Brunch at the best Chicago restaurants means inventive takes on eggs Benedict, …


24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …

The 20 Best DIY Group Costumes for Halloween

Got a huge crew that loves to dress up? Then it’s all about the group costume. And what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by making your costumes together? DIT is the new DIY!<p>These 20 DIY ideas are sure to spark some inspiration, and will definitely make you giggle. While we’re …

15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom

You won't want to do all of these at once, but if you pick one or two of them, you might be surprised at how much your life improves. Or just feel proud that you did something productive.

Best Painting Tips from Around the Web

111 Shares<p>You can never have too much help when it comes to getting a good paint finish so I’ve compiled a list of <b>all</b> my best painting tips as well …

How To: Peter Pan’s Shadow Costume

This DIY Peter Pan shadow costume from TikkiDo brings back many fond childhood memories—and it made me giggle out loud when I saw it—so I just had to share it with you guys.<p>Peter Pan’s escaped shadow is the perfect Halloween costume for a kid or just a kid at heart!<p>Head on over to TikkiDo and start …

Upcycled Sequin Pillow

My Sister’s Suitcase shows us a stellar way to add some sparkle to a simple pillow by upcycling a dress. Don’t have a dress to change up? Find one at a thrift store to jazz up your chair or couch.


Tutorial: Hexi Clutch frame purse

Caila from Caila Made shares a tutorial over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! showing how to make her Hexi Clutch, a lovely little frame purse accented …

The 21 Most Touching Interspecies Friendships You Never Thought Possible

If you think you've seen every interspecies friendship, think again. In her new book, "One Big Happy Family," Lisa Rogak collects the pictures and stories of 50 different interspecies friendships that are bound to brighten your outlook on the world. Here's a sneak peek!

Pup Holders: The Internet's Cutest New Trend

A car ride has never been this adorable.

Jimmy Fallon, Sesame Street & The Roots Sing "Sesame Street" Theme (w/ Classroom Instruments)

Sesame Street

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Fried Chicken and Coleslaw Sandwiches Recipe

Brined, fried chicken thighs in soft toasted buns with cole slaw.<p><b>Note:</b> If desired, replace brine in step 1 with 3 cups of Kosher dill pickle juice. Proceed as directed.<p><b>Read more: Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Coleslaw</b><p>IngredientsKosher saltSugar8 boneless skinless chicken thighs2 tablespoon freshly …

9 Body Hacks That Will Make Your Life Better

So long, brain freeze!

5 Secret Bars in Chicago

50 Nominees for Best New Restaurant in America 2013

<b>Andrew Knowlton</b>, the <i>Bon Appétit</i> Foodist, spent countless hours and traveled thousands of miles in search of America's Best New Restaurants (see the winners in our Hot 10 feature). After way too many dinners alone at the bar, he returned home with this list of 50 trendsetting nominees–from New …


How To Make Flavored Butter

This is extremely satisfying and useful.

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …


How to Make English Muffins From Scratch

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar recently stopped by the Food52 office to teach us how to make her perfect English muffins. Today, she's sharing the recipe, step by step</i> …

Confessions of a Culinary Student: How to Get the Crispiest Skin

<b>Curious about cooking? High-pressure culinary school requires a lot of time and money. We asked present and former culinary students for their No. 1</b> …

Corn Week 2013 Recap: Recipes, Tips, Techniques, Mythbusting, and More!

Corn Week 2013 has come and gone, but we're still in the height of corn season, so let's keep those cobs a-turnin' and those kernels a-grillin' for just a little bit longer, shall we?<p>Here's all of the great grilled corn recipes, corn techniques posts, and more in one easy location.<p>Techniques, Tips, …

23 Icy Caffeinated Cocktails

For nights when you need a simultaneous pick-me-up, a cool-me-down, and a chill-me-out.

25 Things to Do with a Fresh Tomato