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The Best Non-Toxic Cleaners That You Already Have at Home

• Soy sauce is an excellent degreaser. Try using it to clean stove grease off your range hood, tea kettle, and backsplash.<br>• Ketchup and soy sauce both …

Join the $4 Gas Savings Club to Save More Money and Drive Thoughtfully

Most drivers are acutely aware of the price of gas, especially when the price per gallon tips $4, as often happens in the summer. Use this to your …

Personal Finance

Does being rich make you happy?

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>There's an oft-cited study out there that says money <i>does</i> buy you happiness—but only up until a …

Meet the Guy Who Owns Only 15 Things (Not Counting Undies or Socks)

If you’re thinking of adopting a more minimalist lifestyle for 2012, take a page from the playbook of Andrew Hyde, an itinerant blogger-cum-interface …

Mini Egg Frittatas

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.<p>Spray 2 mini muffin tins (each with 12 cups) with nonstick spray. Spray well. You don't want these to stick.<p>Whisk the …

Seared Scallions with Poached Eggs

2 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 bunches scallions<p>3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>1 tsp. fresh lemon juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large eggs<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mince 1 whole scallion, transfer to a bowl, and whisk in 2 Tbsp. oil and lemon juice. …

Recipes

Farrotto with Fried Egg

1 serving<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 large egg<p>3/4 cup leftover Tomato Farroto, warmed<p>Hot sauce<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Crack egg into skillet and fry until egg white is set but yolk is still soft and runny, about 3 minutes. Top …

Recipes

Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Feta

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>December 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped<p>2 jalapeños, seeded, finely chopped<p>1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained<p>2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1 28-ounce can …

Recipes

Why the Test Kitchen Says, 'Put an Egg On It'

Think your recipe has reached perfection? Think again. There's no dish that can't be improved with a simple leaky-yolked topping<p>"Put an egg on it." That's what we say in the BA test kitchen when we've perfected a dish--that is, when the only possible way to make it taste any better would be to top …

Recipes

7 Ways to Ruin an Omelet—or to Cook It Perfectly

Omelets are theoretically an easy breakfast staple—but they are too easily ruined with these seven common mistakes<p>Omelets come in many shapes, sizes, and iterations. Your classic diner omelet is army-sized, studded with visible fillings and semi-browned. A French restaurant will serve you a small, …

Breakfast

Healthy Banana Bread (Whole Wheat, Vegan, Oil-free & Sugar-free)

After more than a month of mindless eating and indulging I feel like I am finally back to my old self. All the overeating though made me feel great …

Civil Vacuity

<b>Civil Vacuity</b><p>In many high-rise buildings, particularly for low-income families, insufficient resources are allotted to spaces that afford the development and maintenance of social networks. Lobbies, lounges and other small-group spaces are absent or located too far from residences or in public areas that afford insufficient residential control and feelings of ownership (e.g., public lobby entrance). Women in large, high-rise housing developments report more loneliness and diminished territorial …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Paris: 6 ways to celebrate the holidays (without blowing your budget)

There’s a nip in the air, but with Christmas right around the corner, Paris always seems to shine a bit brighter during the holiday season.But all …

Abandoned Places Totally Worthy Of Landing On Your 2014 Bucket List (PHOTOS)

The Abandoned Flats In Keelung, Taiwan<p>Imgur<p>Little is known about these abandoned flats in Keelung, Taiwan. Even less is written about them in …

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

6 Great Apps For Last-Minute Trip Planning

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How to say ‘cheers’ in 50 languages

CHEERS! Here’s to you! Bottom’s up! The clinking of glasses can help cement friendships and celebrate new ones — it’s an expression of goodwill and …

Linguistics

8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and …

Caribbean

Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Ryan Reynolds's Purposeful Life

For years, Ryan Reynolds watched as Parkinson's Disease undermined his father's life. Last fall, he ran a marathon to raise funds to defeat the disease. Are you running with a purpose, too?

Ryan Reynolds

Nick Saban: Sympathy for the Devil

Few men in sports make a better villain than the unsmiling, unsparing, unstoppable coach of the back-to-back national champion Alabama Crimson Tide. Warren St. John spent three weeks on Nick Saban’s trail—and a couple of days in his face—on a mission to find the soul of the scariest man in college …

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Core Strength: Your Ultimate Guide To Core Training

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Todd Bumgardner <b><br>Occupation:</b> Co-founder of Beyond Strength Performance; MS; CSCS; strength and conditioning coach and manual therapist …

Better Than Altruism

Until recently the Democratic Party had shown no signs of being able to take advantage of the public's disillusion with the current administration and its right-wing agenda. Even now it is unclear if they will be able to seize the public’s disaffection with the failed agenda of Bush’s party. This …