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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p>If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work -- and with the way the economy looks now, you'll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all …

7 Secret Spots to Tie the Knot in Fall

© JOS Studios<p>Autumn's dramatic pink and purple sunset skies and naturally golden foliage make an outdoor wedding absolutely magical, and it also happens to be the most economical season in which to say 'I Do' -- especially if you venture outside the big city.<p>For couples seeking special destinations …

10 Best Luxury Hotels To Visit In The Off-Season

For some travelers, cold weather means an escape to hot beaches; for others, it's a chance to take part in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. But what about travelers looking for something a little different? It may not seem intuitive to visit places like Long Island or Chicago in the …

National Curry Week: The Secrets of a Healthy, Non-Greasy and Flavorful Curry

With all the heat and spice that a curry emanates, it is entirely fitting that this curry week should fall in October, especially when the weather is turning and everyone needs something hearty that fills them with nutritious warmth.<p>A curry is fresh and incredibly flavorful, but often contains far …

How to make double exposures with a dSLR

Learn how to use a feature on your dSLR to make creative double exposures, from silhouettes to clone portraits.<p>A double exposure is a creative photographic technique where two different images are combined in one frame.<p>Also known as multiple exposures (depending on the final number of images …

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Slow Cooker

Hundreds of cookbooks have cropped up for the slow cooker, and all of them have an angle; some focus on soups, others stews, and some emphasize the slow cooker's vital role in easy dinners. You can start your day with a hearty Mexican-style quiche.<p><b>Click Here to See All of the Things You Didn't Know</b> …

Pickles Two Ways (Easy and Easier)

When you're two hours away from a decent pickle (think Gus's in the city), your CSA has pickling cucumbers and all the dill you can pick, making your own sour pickles seems like a pretty good idea. The Accidental Locavore found a couple of recipes that looked easy and interesting, so five pounds of …

51 Dishes You Have To Make Before The End Of Summer

Don't give in to pumpkin spice season just yet.<p>August may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to make some magical summer food.<p>From the veggies you can still pick up at the farmer’s market ― we’re looking at you, zucchini, eggplant and basil — to the sweet summer fruits and …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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As requested, more pics of my husky raised by cats!

The picture that got her famous (1/2) I've got a lot of two types of comments, so I decided to address them here: 1. No, she's not completely husky. …

Lea Michele Reveals What She Eats in an Average Day

There are a lot of things Lea Michele loves. Topping that long list are her family, her idol Barbra Streisand, and food. She really loves food.<p>“Ask …

Marianne Faithfull Collaborates With Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Anna Calvi, More on Give My Love to London

Legendary artist/muse/style icon Marianne Faithfull has announced a new album, <i>Give My Love to London</i>, out in September. Produced by Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovoi, it features a hefty guest list. Her backing band consists of Ellis and Tikovoi along with Portishead's Adrian Utley and Ed Harcourt. …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

How to Cocktail: Whiskey Smash (VIDEO)

Like Mint Juleps? You'll love this citrusy 19th-century cooler. Top San Francisco bartender Erik Adkins shows you how to make a Whiskey Smash.<p><i>Click here for the full Whiskey Smash recipe.</i><p>Be the first to catch our new videos by subscribing to Liquor.com on YouTube!<p>More from Liquor.com:<p>10 New Crazy …

This Is How You Make Perfect Steak in the Oven

<b>Let the steak come to room temperature:</b> Open the package and blot the steak dry with paper towels. Let the steak come to room temperature for about …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

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How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

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Yummy Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe With Parmesan, Nutmeg and Sage

I'm always looking for recipes that put fall and winter flavors like butternut squash to work in vegetarian fare. A thoughtful pasta recipe like this one is a great way to turn meatless meals into a main course. If you're looking for festive fare that satisfies both vegetarians and your …

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

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How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.