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Our Historic Relationship With Alcohol: It’s Complicated

The European settlers’ drinking habits in the early days of the American Republic were pretty extensive. They topped out at around 4.15 beers a day or 7.1 gallons of pure alcohol per person per year in the 1830s. That’s pretty staggering when you realize that modern U.S. Dietary Guidelines suggests …

15 Must Have Camping Essentials.

Collection of 'Must Have Camping Essentials' from all over the world for serious outdoorsman.<p><b>Van Berlo Tentled</b>: <b>These</b> smart lights can be attached to …

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Holistic Medicine

BA's Best Soft Scrambled Eggs

2 Servings<p>Medium-low heat is the key to the fluffy, creamy, melty texture of these scrambled eggs. We like to serve them when they’re still runny, but keep them on the stove for another 15 seconds if you prefer them completely set. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. …

Breakfast

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> …

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Small Space Living: 5 Craft Storage Secrets for Small Homes

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>So you love to craft but don't think you have enough room in your home to store the necessary supplies? Even if you …

Small Spaces

The 10 Commandments of a Clutter-Free Life

Maybe you see beautiful, clutter-free spaces in magazines or on the web, and think: my home could never look like that. But it can! Freeing your …

Minimalism

The 10 Commandments of Keeping a Small Space Organized

Living in a compact (read: tiny) one bedroom with my fiancé and our two dogs sometimes resembles a giant game of Tetris. When it comes to cramming …

Small Spaces

20+ Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Kitchen

Kitchen bursting at the seams? If you're going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accoutrements in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the …

West Village

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year.<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all …

Minimalism

5 Golden Rules of Kitchen Organization

Store things where you use them. Pots and pans are best kept near the range or cooktop; mixing bowls near the countertop you use for food preparation; plates, glasses, and flatware near the dishwasher.

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing

Don't let these common misconceptions derail your decluttering efforts. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>Having trouble staying organized at home? We hate to break it to you, but it might be you (not your stuff) that's the problem. We asked professional …

Control the Clutter: Organizing with Trays In Every Room of the House

(Image credit: Melissa DiRenzo)<p>You know the table in the room where you just put 'stuff'? Or that collection of 'things' you love, but don't really …

Dining Rooms

The Rules of Kitchen Organization

<b>Store things where you use them.</b><br>Pots and pans are best kept near the range or cooktop; mixing bowls, near the countertop you use for food preparation; plates, glasses, and flatware, near the dishwasher.<p><b>Group like items together.</b><br>Store all bakeware in the same cupboard, all wooden spoons in the same …

The Easiest (Most Effective) Junk Drawer Transformation Ever

This, my friends, was the sorry state of my kitchen junk drawer before I decided to organize it — a mess of miscellanea, and as far away from "neat …

Minimalism

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

Small Kitchen Design Ideas Worth Saving

We see a lot of great small kitchens, and the best ones have smart layouts, maximized efficiency and clever storage solutions. If you are planning a …

Spices

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Katrin Arens Design in Sardinia with 250-Year-Old Wood<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Pared-Back Furniture from Stattmann Neue Moebel, a …

6 Things That Kill Your Organizing Game

Does organizing bewilder you? These six sneaky mistakes might be the reason why.<p><b>1. Reading about organizing... but never actually doing it.</b><p>It's no secret we're big fans of Marie Kondo here at <i>House Beautiful</i> — but reading about organizing is <i>definitely</i> not the same as doing. Get inspired! But don't …

DIY Embellished Stacking Storage Boxes

Spring is right around the corner which means time for spring cleaning and organizing! Storage boxes are a great solution for office spaces, …

Crafting

Embrace Minimalism – Shelf Desks With Discerning Designs

A desk that’s nothing more than a simple wall-mounted shelf is definitely not for everyone. Such desks are often used in small spaces where a …

Interior Design

How To Organize Drawers for Every Room of the House!

How many junk drawers do you have in your house? Let us guess. There’s one in the kitchen. There’s one in the bathroom. There may be one in your …

This is why it’s sometimes so hard to tell left from right

Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example, you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks you to take a left turn and you pause, struggling to think of which way is left. If so, you’re not on your own—a significant proportion of our population has difficulty in telling …

Medical School

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

Do These Things When Your iPhone Is Stolen

Has your iPhone been stolen? If so, following these 11 steps can help you recover it or, at the very least, minimize the potential damage a stolen …

Weight Loss Tips Using the iPhone and iPod

Whether it's your New Year's Resolution or simply a commitment to health, whether you're looking to use 10 pounds or 50, the iPhone can help you meet …

Fitness