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This Is What Kate Middleton Did for a Living Before Royal Life

We often see Kate Middleton at royal events either with her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, or holding the fort by herself, representing the royal family.<p>After marrying Prince William in April 2011, Kate performed her first solo engagement in October that year, showing she was fully dedicating …


Pie crust 101: Tips and tricks for taking your crust to the next level

When I tell people I grew up in a family of pie bakers, it’s easy to imagine I’m bragging. My mother’s pies are legendary — rich, velvety custard fillings or mounded fruit pies, each cradled in an ornately decorated crust, golden and with the most delicate layers. And don’t get me started on my …

Make Soy Sauce Your Secret Weapon

By Nikita Richardson<p>If you're only using that bottle of soy sauce for your takeout sushi, you're missing out—this umami-powerhouse makes just about everything taste better.<p>Chances are you've got a bottle of soy sauce kicking around in your kitchen. (Or at least, you know, a bunch of little packets …


How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Could This Recipe Be the Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever?

Chocolate chip cookies, meet Skor bars.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and dang, you guys are good. These are the five winning recipes—and the story behind the cooks who created them. Today, Kate Davis</i> …


Hackers loop anti-Donald Trump rap song on several radio stations

Hackers are forcing people to listen to YG's "F*** Donald Trump" on repeat.<p>Last year, Bompton-based rapper YG and Nipsey Hussle released a lyrical no-holds-barred attack against then-Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump. It became an instant anthem for those voting against Trump and …

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25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Can Enjoy For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Making dinner after a long day at work sucks. Cooking breakfast when you have sleep in your eyes and barely have time to make it to work also sucks. You know what doesn't suck? These slow cooker recipes. All of these recipes are simple to make and ensure you always have a healthy meal on hand.


Take a Look Inside Bobby Darin's Stunning LA Home

The mid-century space he shared with Sandra Dee screams California cool.<p>The mid-century space he shared with Sandra Dee, which last went up for sale in 2008, screams California cool.

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Not Your Average (Garlic Cheddar) Biscuit Recipe

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Never say no to light, lofty, cheese-laced garlic biscuits.</i><p>Oh, what's that? You don't need another biscuit recipe? Stop that. Take it …

9 Bicycle Gadgets That Will Keep You Safe in Style

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Color Obsession of the Week: Dark Teal

A ceiling light, a rug, nail polish, and more finds in dark teal.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Tole Tent Flush Mount, $1,175. coleenandcompany.com.2. City Lights Pillow, $22. hsn.com/hbmarketplace.3. Coqo Floral Rug, starts at $98. anthropologie.com.4. Fine Paints of Europe Paint in RAL 5020. …

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Movin' on up

Ditch the garish bubble gum pink townhouse. You movin' on up. Dollhouses scandi style or should I say Polish style. The perfect minimalist pad for …

Preparing Your Yard for Fall

This past weekend, I hosted a brunch for a group of close friends — I’d been looking forward to it for a month and a half! As I prepared for this …

Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …