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How to Make Wood Grain Disappear When Painting | Home Guides | SF Gate

Some wood species -- oak prominent among them -- have such an open grain that it is almost impossible to hide it, even when painting over it. Professional refinishers have long resorted to wood-grain fillers to level out open grains in preparation for a clear finish, and the fillers are just as …

5 Easy High-Protein Slow Cooker Soup Recipes You Should Make This Week To Lose 5 Pounds

Soups are a great meal option when you’re trying to lose weight. With the help of a slow cooker, they’re easy to make and packed with nutritious …

23 foods you should eat to get a good night's sleep

From having a bubble bath to going to bed naked, there are a number of things you can do to get a better night's sleep.<p>Even your diet can have an impact on how well you sleep.<p>We spoke to Dr. Michael Breus, a sleep specialist and author of "The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better …

Sleep

How to Make Thomas Keller's Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

Salads just got better.<p>It may be surprising that one of Thomas Keller's most prized recipes is a two-step mustard vinaigrette. Even more unexpected, …

Thomas Keller

This Simple, Fragrant Cake Is Half Flour, Half Nuts (But That's Not Its Only Secret)

The simplest desserts are often the best ones to come out of my kitchen. When baking, I'm endlessly fascinated by the alchemy of transforming a few humble ingredients—flour, eggs, sugar, and so on—into something golden-crusted and moist-crumbed and utterly addictive.<p>Today's cake recipe is a perfect …

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

‘My Job Is Making Me Sick and Miserable!’

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I’m currently sitting at my desk, stewing in anger and sadness when I should be billing hours. I’m 30 and I work as a lawyer at a large …

Trump Administration

How To Prep Freezer Meals Like a Pro

You know you’ve lucked out with a recipe when it’s delicious the first time around and then freezes beautifully before you go back for round two. …

Food

​Health Benefits Of Ginger | Women's Health

Your grandmother might be onto something when she advises you to drink ginger tea at the first sign of a cold. While the ancient root has long been touted a sick-day panacea in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, the overall health benefits of ginger are wide-ranging, according to Karen …

Thomasina Miers’ easy recipe for potato, leek and wild mushroom soup with chipotle oil

In this age of sexy street food and fast living, we sometimes forget the pleasures to be found in a bowl of soup. In Mexico, however, where the food culture is ancient, soups are still celebrated and found on almost every restaurant menu, from thick, vegetable-based ones fragrant with wild herbs or …

Mushrooms

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Grill Salmon in 3 Easy Steps

Grilling salmon is easy, as long as you follow three simple steps. This no-flip technique requires that you work with skin-on pieces of salmon. Have …

Sauteed Spinach

The key to delicious, flavorful sauteed spinach is to saute it, not stew it, which is what I've seen too many people do when they think they're …

Spinach

How to make caramelised onions

Want to achieve perfectly balanced sweet, sharp and sticky onions? Master this and you’ve got a winning barbecue side, burger topping or the building …

Onions

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Chili

On a cozy Fall night when staying in sounds like a good idea, there's almost nothing more comforting than a big pot of homemade chili. And if your memories of chili involve little more than underseasoned ground beef and beans, these chefs' recipes are here to help you make an upgrade. Whether you …

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Total:45 minPrep:15 minCook:30 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories304 calorieTotal Fat15 gramsSaturated Fat2 …

Cauliflower Hash Browns Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 6 servings<p>1 head large cauliflower<br>• ½ cup (55 g) parmesan cheese<br>• ⅓ cup (15 g) fresh chives, thinly sliced<br>• 3 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon dried basil<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 teaspoon salt, divided<br>• ½ teaspoon black pepper<br>• dipping sauce, of your choice<p>Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 400°F …

Cauliflower

9 Steps for Meal Prep Success

Got #mealprep goals, but not sure where to start? This practical, step-by-step meal-planning guide will help you get organized. Easy weeknight dinners, done.<p>Juggling a busy schedule can make it difficult to prepare healthy family meals, especially during the week. As a mom of three and a registered …

Slow Cookers

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M. | Inc.com

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Self-improvement

DIY: 9 low-cost ways to upgrade your home!

Home upgrades can quickly get out of hand and start costing you serious money, ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that, but what if you …

Home Decorating

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of …

European Travel

10 Things to Remember When Everything You Want is Out of Reach

Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.That’s the super-short version of my advice for those moments when nothing seems to be going as …

Leadership

How to press pause: 5 simple things any one can do to de-stress

<b>Life is busy, we all know it.</b><p>The more stress builds, the less easy it is to manage the pressures of everyday life.<p>As the pressure grows inside, …

Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises

Upper crossed syndrome refers to a particular configuration of overlapping overactive and underactive muscle groups in the neck, chest, and shoulders.<p>…

The Super-Simple Solution for Grilling Even Better Asparagus

<b>Soak the skewers:</b> If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 20 minutes or overnight.<p><b>Prepare the grill:</b> Heat an outdoor grill to high (about …

Cooking

The One Thing You Should Do Before Every Meal For Weight Loss

There are so many ways to lose weight. It seems like there’s a new diet, exercise, or supplement that will magically help you shed the pounds quick …

This Redditor’s Drastic Skin-Care Routine TOTALLY Got Rid of Her Acne Scars

Having acne sucks, but acne scars are a special kind of punishment on top of that. After solving the acne itself sometimes you have to then battle what's left — it's a real <i>winning the battle but not the war</i> kind of thing. A good skin-care routine is, of course, the first step to tackling either. …

Healthy Pasta Recipes

Zucchini Ribbon Pasta<p>Bulk up whole-wheat fettucine by working zucchini ribbons (mandoline-sliced or thinly cut strips) into your pasta bowl. Sprigs …

Italian Food

7 medical reasons that could explain why you're tired all the time

Because it's not just about how much sleep you've had...<p>You're often so tired you struggle to get through the day and by bedtime you're exhausted. …

Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better?

Will Kleidon, a loquacious 27-year-old, and I were sitting in a restaurant called Food Harmonics here on Ojai's main drag the other day, sipping $5 mushroom coffee with shots of CBD elixir.<p>It was delicious, if slightly expensive.<p>If you have been paying attention to what's going on in the cannabis …