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The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-in Sofas for Decks and Patios

We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the …

Landscaping

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Recipes

Burn Major Calories With a 12-Minute Treadmill Sprint Workout

Many of us love having the option to get in a quick, powerful, explosive workout — without wasting time. If you don't have the luxury of an extra hour for your daily routine, try this 12-minute HIIT workout on the treadmill — with intense sprint intervals and some incline work, you'll get your …

San Francisco

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Training Your Lower Body To Hit It Flush

Use your lower body to make better contact<p>Many golfers get happy feet when they try to take a healthy cut at the ball. They look as if they're spinning out of control, like a car on an icy road. A lack of stability in the lower body puts them in a weak position coming into impact. To consistently …

Grow blueberries on your patio: They're perfect for small-space gardening.

Blueberries are beautiful multi-taskers in the world of edible landscaping.<p>The plants offer something lovely throughout the year — showy red foliage in the fall, delicate white and pink blooms in the spring, and handfuls of sweet plump berries in the late spring and summer.<p><b>Photos: A whimsical</b> …

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop

If you love beer, the benefit of a home kegerator is obvious. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of buying a commercial kegerator, a modified refrigerator-and-beer-tap system, are daunting. Quality kegerators are expensive, you might not have room for a big, industrial-looking block in your home, and you …

You're Going to Be Obsessed With AstroTurf After You See This

Wondering what to do with your deck? Wish you had a soft, grassy yard? Want to make a big style statement when outdoor entertaining? Blogger Kristin Jackson of Hunted Interior has just the solution for you: turn your deck into a gorgeous, maintenance-free lawn with AstroTurf! Looking to cover the …

How to Make a Concrete Globe Garden Planter

Globe garden planter<p>Reimagine the humble concrete garden sphere by flipping it over and transforming it into a planter full of ready-to-bloom spring …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

This DIY Rustic Cooler Made From an Old Fridge Will Be a Hit at Your Summer Parties

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, with people constantly running in and out of the house, but with this brilliant DIY mega cooler, you can …

This Is the Best Type of Exercise for Weight Loss

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the …

Gougeres

Pate a choux derives from the old French meaning "to cherish" or cabbage paste because of its shape, this pastry has been in use since the sixteenth …

Drunken Shrimp

Isaac Toups, chef of New Orleans's Toups' Meatery and, most recently, Toups South, does not mess around. The menu at his new restaurant offers a …

'I Swallowed a Balloon For Weight Loss and Lost 40 Lbs.'

<i>Dana Goossens, 29, lives in Illinois and participated in a recent clinical trial for a weight loss device called the Obalon Balloon System. Here’s</i> …

Vegetables for patio gardens are more abundant than ever

By Barbara Damrosch<p>Barbara Damrosch<p>Email Bio<p>Winter may not be the most aerobic season for a gardener, but the index finger gets a good workout as the catalogues arrive in the mail. They’re irresistible to flip through, with their bright colors and extravagant claims of flavor and bounty.<p>There are …

Own the Treadmill With This Interval Run — No Matter Your Level

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Beginner Workouts<p>Fat-Blasting Interval Treadmill Workout<p>Own the Treadmill With This Interval Run — No Matter Your …

Workouts that take minutes attract fans and critics

Not long ago, Trevor Speed, 34, of Kelowna, British Columbia, was a busy professional and expectant father who never found time for exercise. Today, he has a demanding but time-efficient routine: Three times a week, he hops on his stationary bike or treadmill and powers through a 25-minute workout …

Want an unbeatable cardio workout? Run up the closest set of stairs.

Running stairs isn’t really the most fun you can have, but damned if it doesn’t marshal up a fast sweat and quickly turn your legs to jelly—assuming …

9 Gardening Trends That Will Be Taking Over Flower Beds This Year

Find out what's growing in popularity.<p>With spring approaching, we've all got gardening on our minds. But before you start hoeing and sowing, get inspired by what's trending in the plant world. Here's what garden and landscape trends you can expect to see sprouting up everywhere in 2017, according …

Trends

Guy Fieri's Texas chili recipe is so rich and flavorful, you'll never turn back

Guy Fieri knows his chili. The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> host is pretty much always eating something meat covered on Food Network, and when it comes …

Recipes

How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you don't have to consign it to the junk heap. Instead, install a new operating system and put it back into the rotation.<p>Forget Windows, though: Linux is an open-source (and free) OS that's …

Growing Onions

As with most vegetables, you can start onions from seed in the garden. But many onions have relatively long growing seasons and onion seeds don't …

Make a PVC Light Stand for Under $5

DIY

Black Bean & Corn Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette

Servings: 6 (as a side dish)<p>Total Time: 30 Minutes, plus at least one hour to chill<p>Ingredients<p>For the Salad<p>2 ears fresh corn<br>• 1 cup chopped red onion<br>• 1 …

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

5 stars based on 98 votes<p>Crisp tortillas filled with gooey melted cheddar and shredded chicken in a sweet and smoky chipotle sauce — these are the …

RECIPE: Pineapple Bars

<i>By Angel Yang</i><p>Ingredients for the dough<p>2.5 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 cup (two sticks) butter, melted<p>Ingredients for the filling<p>4 eggs<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<p>dash of salt<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 20 oz can (drained) crushed pineapple<p>Equipment and other things<p>13" x 9" pan<p>Pre-heat …