Rachel Garza

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Nigella Lawson's Genius No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

During the holidays, we can be soothed by the sure things—the desserts that won't crack or sink or spring a leak, that don't take much time or a lick of oven space, that have everything going for them.<p>No-bake cheesecakes promise all of that, in a straight shot to the finish line—skipping past …

World’s Best Éclairs

From luscious chocolate éclairs to savory éclairs made with foie gras and fig jam, here are the world’s best éclairs.—Maisie Wilhelm

How to Go From Zero to Running

Seven ways to learn to run with a smile on your face.<p><i>I’m starting from ground zero this spring in terms of my activity. I had a fight with Mother Nature, and she won this winter! I’ve been fit in the past with cycling classes and Zumba, but now I want to focus on learning to run. I must admit I’m</i> …

Marathons

How To Wash a Pillow by Hand or Washing Machine

Can you remember the last time you washed your pillow? It's generally a good idea to do it at least once each year to keep them fresh, clean, and …

The Future of Furniture: 6 Shops to Watch

(Image credit: Maxwell Ryan)<p>Since starting Apartment Therapy in 2004, we've seen a lot of change in the industry; things have sped up, manufacture is …

10 Easy Garage Organizing DIY Ideas

Even though it seems we turn to spring clean magazines to help us with our garage chaos, that doesn’t mean it’s not a year-round project. That’s why …

7 Things You Need on Your Bookshelf

Make room for some stylish accents.<p>Even the most die-hard bibliomaniacs — with shelves crammed full of books — will want to make room for some of these beguiling accents.

Die Hard

8 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom

Spend extra time cleaning these germy spots.<p><b>1. Toothbrush holder.</b> Deemed the third dirtiest place in your entire home in a study by NSF, your toothbrush holder is filled with germs. Not only do germs from your toothbrush cling to the holder, but also, because it's usually left out on the counter, …

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

In 1937, my great-grandfather started a workwear company in New England called Madewell. In 2006, 17 years after the last factory shut down, J.Crew relaunched a women's clothing company with the same name and logo, based on a 50-year history in which it had no part.

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Airports

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Cleaning

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

remember these DIY spray painted pendant lights? one of my fave DIY posts with @nativesilver!

You Learn Plenty: Life Lessons From Waxing, Sanding, + Painting

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)<p>Last weekend we watched <i>The Karate Kid</i> with the kid, which not only gave him an opportunity to see me weep bitterly over …

20 Things You Should Say To Make You More Likeable

20 things you should say to make you more likeable and help others feel more connected to you. You'll be making everybody's party list in no time!

Why Understanding Yourself Makes Dealing With Difficult People Easier

Follow this 7 step process to learning why difficult people are annoying to you and how you can deal with it by understanding yourself better.

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

It starts out as a wail, possibly even just a slight whimper. A tiny cry that signifies the beginning of a language you may not always understand.<p>Those first sounds you hear after the doctor declares, "It's a boy!"<p>In our case, the first sound our son made was more like purring as he sucked on his …

Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …

Emoji Sticker Pack

Remember back in the days when we used pass notes instead of text? They were fun but definitely lacked the fun aspect of texting, like Emoji for …

Brass T from Allied Maker

Nowadays there are more lighting options than ever- you don’t have to buy from the big box stores, as there are many designers/makers doing their own …

MacGyver Toolkit

What's not included in the MacGyver Toolkit? According to iFixit, nothing but the mullet. For those of you too young to remember Angus MacGyver, here …

9 Feature Stories We're Reading This Week: A Spaceport, The Gig Economy And The Wu-Tang Clan

This week for BuzzReads, Joshua Wheeler heads to the tiny town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico to investigate the future of space tourism. Read that and these other stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.

50 Books You'll Never Read The Same Way Again

Make sure you're sitting while reading this.<p>1. Vladimir Nabokov wrote <i>Lolita</i> on notecards while traveling on butterfly-collecting trips in the U.S.<p>2. Vladimir's wife Vera prevented him from burning the unfinished drafts of <i>Lolita</i>.<p>3. <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> is Britain's best-selling book of all time.<p>4.</i> …

A Must-Stay-and-Experience: La Mamounia Hotel and Spa, Marrakech, Morocco

I must admit, <b>La Mamounia</b> is truly one of the most exquisite hotels I have ever been to and experienced. With its alluring Hispano-Moresque architecture, the setting is intimate, and yet it’s a very grand hotel. The environment is regal—every detail, small to large—and the interior design is so …

The Story, A 1969 Short Film by Homer Groening Starring His Kids Maggie, Lisa, and Matt

“The Story” is a charming short film starring Maggie, Lisa, and Matt Groening (who would go on to create <i>The Simpsons</i>), that was shot by their father …

Animation

‘You’re amazing’ Card

If you don’t have someone that deserves this card, then you need to make some new friends. In fact, I’ll be your friend if you send me this card, and …

15 Must-Have Cool Office Gadgets and Accessories

We spend most of our days in our offices, so it only makes sense that we need it to be a fun and stress-free place. You can do that by simply using …

8 conservative anti-poverty ideas that will make things so much worse

<b>Paul Ryan (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Because getting rid of child labor laws is somehow supposed to fix the economy<p>Dave Johnson<p>January 17, 2014 1:51pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, Republicans are whipping out "compassionate …