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31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView …

Men's Fashion

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Operating Systems

The Ultimate Guide to Your Perfect Pillow

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>You think a lot about how much to sleep and carefully consider your mattress, but have you really thought about your …

Travel Guides

20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets

No joke. We received this the other day in our mailbox and had to share. While our used dryer sheets have often, unexpectedly, freshened our garbage …

Cleaning

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, …

10 Unexpected Ways to Use Car Wax At Home

Car wax is designed to fill in scratches, protect paint jobs, and leave a slick shine on metal finishes. Why limit its use to automobiles? Turns out …

Cleaning

How You Can Dress Up Narrow Spaces Using Hallway Runners

Nobody really spends a lot of time on the hallway or on the staircase but this doesn’t mean these transitional spaces don’t need to look chic and …

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Home Decorating

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 …

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Mattress

(Image credit: Melissa DiRenzo)<p>My current mattress is 10+ years old. The one before that was an air mattress, and the one before <i>that</i> was an ancient …

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet -- and Keep an Organized Linen Closet

Folding a fitted sheet can be frustrating, especially when you need to conserve space in your linen closet. Who better to teach you how to fold a fitted sheet than Martha Stewart? Say good-bye to scrunched-up, wrinkled sheets with this foolproof technique for how to fold a fitted sheet.<p>This …

5 Myths of Cast Iron Cookware

Do you dare to cook a tomato in a cast iron skillet? Will you ruin your skillet forever, or have the metallic-tasting death of your dinner dish on …

Kitchens

Thread Count Doesn't Always Matter: Things To Look For When Buying Sheets

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>Thread counts have been inching up on bedding packages in the past decade. Nowadays, it’s common to see upwards of …

Sewing

8 Surprising Uses for Tea Tree Oil at Home

Tea tree oil (or malaleuca if you're fancy) is widely thought to have antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. While many people use it for health & …

Cleaning

20 Fridge Organization Tips That Put Your Design Skills To The Test

<b>Cleaning</b> and <b>organizing</b> the <b>fridge</b> is one of those tasks we all try to avoid and to postpone for as long as we can. When you think about it, <b>fridge</b> …

10 Stain Fighters: Getting Rid of the Worst

From red wine spills to grass rubs in the hallway, there are some stains that just never budge. It could be on your clothes or the carpet, whatever …

How to Actually Use Your Refrigerator's Crisper Drawers

Do you actually know how to set the crisper or humidity drawers in your fridge? Or do you just bump the notches towards the middle and hope for the …

The Ultimate Decorators' Guide to Ideal Living Room Layout Measurements

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)<p>How does that old saying go? "Measure twice, decorate once," or something like that. The spacing and placement of …

Living Rooms

What Could Go Wrong With Your Bath's Best Linens?

Even high-quality towels can need extra care. Here's what to do.<p><b>They Smell Musty</b>No one likes a stinky towel, especially after you've just taken a nice hot shower. If your clean towels have a lingering odor, try washing them using the hottest water the towels can tolerate along with 1 to 2 cups of …

How To Get Rid of Red Wine Stains

Yikes, a Spill!!<p>I'm a white wine drinker usually, but last week I had friends over who love red wine, and we all dove in. Sure enough, within the …

Cleaning

16 Things A Man Should Never EVER Have In His Home

Designers weigh in on what you need to trash.<p><i>Overstock.com</i><p><b>1. A sectional.</b> "<i>Almost</i> anything can be used in a man's interior if some level of discernment is used," says designer, Susan Ferrier. "That being said, there is no proper context for a kickback sectional with cup holders. It is the laziest …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

15 Best Ways to Make your Home Smell Good

Does your home smell good? I mean, does it really smell good? Because, let’s face it, life can get in the way, busy and important items on our …

5 Tips for Making a Week's Worth of Salads on Sunday

For many years I worked in overnight retail management. Working odd hours is rough to begin with, but having something fresh for lunch at 2 a.m. was …

Healthy Eating

How To Set The Table Properly

I often get my left and right confused, so it's not surprising that setting a table properly was a complete mystery to me before my years in food …

Martha Stewart

The Best Way to Arrange All the Stuff Inside Your Fridge

If you've taken on the daunting task of cleaning out your refrigerator, you should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! But once all the …

Kitchens

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

The Only Colors You Should Ever Use in a Small Space

The best hues for tiny rooms.<p>The best antidote for an undersize space? Rich, saturated color — and lots of it. Designers share the best hues for a tiny room.

How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine Bleach

Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and insects, and release …