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How to Create Backyard Privacy for Your Outdoor Haven

Today’s post is inspired by an ongoing backyard makeover. Kate here, and this spring has seen a lot of big changes in my outdoor haven. For starters, …

Landscaping

If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Bodyweight Exercises<p>Abs Workout<p>If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP<p>Shares<p>Whatever the season, there's no …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s noodle recipes

I’m often asked what my guilty food pleasure is, and my reply is usually: “I don’t mix guilt with pleasure.”But if pressed, I’ll come up with another answer: “Pot Noodles.” I know several chefs who are more than happy to pour boiling water into a plastic cup for their dinner, especially after many …

Spices

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Shopping

This Smart Seating Saves Every Inch In Your Small Kitchen

There's no denying that an eat-in kitchen has a certain charm. But finding enough room for a table, particularly in a very small kitchen, can be a …

Kitchens

Key Elements in Designing a Small Modern Kitchen

The elegance of your kitchen is not entirely dependent on it being large. Even though most of us desire large kitchen spaces we can always make the …

What Is "Traditional" Soju?: A Spirited Debate

After months of failed experiments and thousands of wasted dollars, Brandon Hill believed he was finally on the verge of making liquor history.<p>He checked the gauges, holding steady for the first time, and peered through the window on the distillation tank, where vapor curled off the mash like pipe …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Baking

When a Friendship Is More Than Friendship: The Tender Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms

“I would gladly write to you only by means of music, but I have things to say to you to-day which music could not express.”<p>Half the beauty of life lies in its complexity — in those experiences whose depth and dimension cannot be sliced, flattened, and contained into neat categories. Nowhere is that …

Literature

Kitchen Design Idea - 19 Examples Of Open Shelving

Open shelving is a style of shelving with a surprising amount of controversy surrounding it. Sure, it displays all of your beautiful plates, mugs, …

11 Gorgeous Ways to Style an All-White Kitchen

This versatile classic is back, and better than ever. Here's how to make it yours.<p>This versatile classic is back, and better than ever. Here's how to …

Things to do in Chicago

It's summertime in the Windy City, and with it comes a host of new restaurants, contemporary art galleries, clubby rooftop bars, country music …

Art Galleries

How to Get a Slimmer Waist

In the first installment of our series with structural integrative specialist, Lauren Roxburgh, we talked about what fascia is—and how you can …

Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with <i>Total Immersion,</i> a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in …

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>Never buy buttermilk again with this trick! Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill the remainder of the cup with …

Homemade Hawaiian Bread

<b>Soft, slightly sweet homemade Hawaiian bread is a treat to eat, perfect for sandwiches or toast, and so easy to make in your own oven.</b><br>By Heather …

Breakfast

Quick and Easy Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

I love gnocchi. At least, I love the gnocchi in my mind. Light, pillowy, flavor-packed, they're the perfect vessel for a good red sauce. The big problem? Potato gnocchi take a long time and are far from foolproof.<p>What if I told you that there was another gnocchi? A gnocchi that promises to be …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2015

This has been a fun year in recipes for me. Sure, there have been the deep-dives and weekend project pieces (hello, vegan ramen!), but I've also spent a great deal of time developing recipes for harried weeknight cooks who have under an hour to spend in the kitchen but want something that tastes …

Better Than Parm? Dried Olive and Miso May Be the Ultimate Pasta-Topper

I'm going to say something that might bother you, if not cause you to immediately dismiss this entire article: <b>Parmesan can be boring.</b> Let me explain. On the one hand there's nothing boring about the King of Cheeses <i>per se</i>; I love a good Parmigiano-Reggiano, with its intense nutty, funky flavor and …

10 Natural Anti-Aging Ingredients That Work

Like it or not, some of the best wrinkle fighters and collagen boosters come from guys in white coats. But that's not to say you have to smear on unpronounceable synthetic ingredients if you don't want to look like an old hag. In fact, there are all-natural extracts and alternatives that can …

Skin Care

The Best Under-$20 Natural Beauty Products

Anytime you hear that something is sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, 100 percent organic, and cruelty-free, it can only mean one thing: It'll cost you. After all, kindness can be quite pricey. But some of the best natural products are also some of the most affordable. To prove it, we picked our …

The Best New Drugstore Beauty Products We're Obsessed With

Want a good deal? We uncovered the best new beauty products—foundations, face wash, lip crayons, you name it—launching at drugstores in 2016.<p>Skin<p><b>Yes to Coconuts Ultra-Hydrating Overnight Crème</b><p>$14.99<p>The virgin coconut and avocado oils in this incredibly rich night cream pump your skin with moisture …

How To Get Gorgeous While You Sleep

Lazy girls, rejoice (from your couch—no need to get up). We've rounded up 16 products that do all the work while you sleep, so all you have to do is slather them on and wake up prettier.<p><b>Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue</b><p>If a three-minute hair mask in the shower is good, an 8-hour mask …

Thai Shrimp-and-Coconut Soup with Lemongrass

<i>Top Chef</i> winner Harold Dieterle's feel-good Thai coconut soup is flavored with chiles, ginger and lemongrass, and garnished with plenty of shrimp.</b> …

Spiced Beef Pho with Sesame-Chile Oil

The rice vermicelli soup <i>pho</i> is a staple all over Vietnam and this spicy beef version is the specialty of Hanoi. At home in Connecticut, Marcia Kiesel …

Vietnam

My mother’s very special relationship

My mother, Chava Rosenfarb, was liberated at Bergen-Belsen by the British army on 15 April 1945. At the time, she did not know that she was free because, like many of the inmates, she had typhus. The British took her to a makeshift hospital on the grounds of the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp …

Siblings

LDL Cholesterol: Size DOES Matter

Conventional wisdom tells us LDL cholesterol is bad and HDL cholesterol is good. A huge improvement from the days of "all cholesterol is bad," but still a far cry from adequate.<p>Chances are, your doctor has failed to mention that there are two types of LDL cholesterol particles, and only one is …

Embrace the Savory Side With This Japanese Squash Soup

It's always important to question your initial impulses. Just imagine if Lincoln had started the Gettysburg Address with his original text, which is believed to have been "These past 87 years have been one hell of a slow-motion train wreck, amiright?" Or if Martin Luther King had gone with the …

At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives

I'm not supposed to be writing this week. I have much too much to think about with my book just released and a tour coming up, but I was so excited about this that I couldn't *not* write about it.<p>A few days ago, I got a knife in the mail. This, in itself, is nothing unusual. People send me new …