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13 Things to Buy for a Healthier Home in 2018

Want to make your home healthier? <i>Health</i> polled a panel of health pros (see the full list below) to get the scoop on the latest new innovations to hit …

Natural? Organic? Free-Range? Here's What Meat and Chicken Labels Really Mean

Confused by all the terms and claims on packages of meat and chicken? Here's a quick explainer so you can make the right choices for your family.<p>The supermarket meat department can be a very confusing place, thanks to all the terms and claims on labels. What's worse, prices can vary a lot depending …

TREND ALERT: These Monstera Leaves Pieces Are the Perfect Tropical Decor

Quick, someone pass us a daiquiri.<p>Banana leaves have long been a design staple — most notably gracing the walls of the iconic Beverly Hills hotel — but there is a newcomer sprouting up on Pinterest boards, runways, and at decor stores this spring: Monstera leaves. Shop the pieces below to get in on …

Decorations

The Most Important Nutrients for Your Baby's Brain, According to Doctors

Your child's nutrition in the first two years is absolutely critical for both brain development and his future health. Here's what he needs.<p>The foods your child eats in the first two years of life (and the nutrients he receives during gestation) have a profound effect on his health and development. …

You'll Want to Steal This Mom's List of 'Don'ts' for Your Own Daughter

This should be required reading for all mamas and their daughters.<p>The other day my daughter and I were walking in the lobby of my mom's apartment building, when an older woman holding a tiny dog came barrelling past and knocked into my kid's left arm, catapulting her backwards.<p>"Excuse YOU," the …

6 Great Spanish Apps for Kids

Learning Spanish has bever been easier: These bilingual apps help kids brush up on their español while promoting cultural diversity. A win-win!<p>Spanish School Bus for Kids<p>Inspired by the Montessori approach of self-guided activity and collaborative play, this app has fast-paced games to help kids …

50 Inside Secrets From School Employees

We asked everyone who works in the building what you need to know before Day 1. Here are 50 of their most surprising comments!<p>Ease First-Day Jitters<p>Is your “baby” starting school this year? Follow these strategies for more smiles and fewer tears.<p><b>1.</b> “If your child’s school has an open house in the …

Booster Seats Are Safer, But There Are 5 Models You Should Still Steer Clear Of

Manufacturers have seriously upped their game when it comes to protecting kids, but there are a few booster seats that still don't pass the test.<p>Finally—some good news about kids' booster seats. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, despite all the horror stories being shared …

You Have to Read This Dad's Letter to His Sons About What It Means to Be a Man

Derek Steele took to Facebook to post an open letter to his young sons in light of the lewd comments and "locker room talk" surrounding this year's election. His words should help you start a conversation with your own kids.<p>I've got a 14-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son, and after last …

How My Kids Started to Eat Like Adults (and Yours Can Too)

One mom shares the six key changes—all based on lessons learned in feeding therapy—that transformed her picky eater into an adventurous and appreciative one. #Goals.<p>"You don't like the banana? Do you want a circle cracker? No? What about the bunny kind? Alright, try some applesauce. Honey, you need …

A Taco Filling Fit for More Than Just Tacos

Sure, you've had pork tacos, but have you simmered the pork in coconut milk and pineapple juice? That, with a heady spice mix, means this pork mixture is interesting enough to eat again, and again, all week long—and flexible enough to not just sit in a tortilla.<p><b>Here's how to turn this one recipe</b> …

Recipes

Is Princess Kate Having Her Best Hair Week Ever? See 6 Straight Days of Perfect Hair

Princess Kate has always given us major hair envy, but the royal has taken her hair game up a few notches over the past six days.<p>It all started on …

25 Places To Shop When You Break Up With Forever 21

Because you're already feeling Forever 22.

19 Coffee Cocktails That Will Be the Star of Your Brunch

Coffee

8 Clever (and Cozy!) Fixes for Every Major Bedroom Complaint

Warning: You may never leave your bedroom again.<p>You spend a solid chunk of your life in the bedroom — so shouldn't you love every inch of it? Justina Blakeney, the free-spirited home decorator and author behind The Jungalow, offers inspiring ideas for the bedroom hangups she hears the most.

Home Decorating

5 Plants That Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.<p>We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.

Mosquitoes

The Best Kid-Friendly Portable Snacks

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Snacks to see your kids through a long day.</i><p>Drbabs, a longtime Food52er, is …

Tuscan Farro and Bean Soup (Zuppa di Farro) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Zuppa di Farro (farro and bean soup) is an institution in the walled town of Lucca and its surroundings. It is usually made with dried borlotti beans, soaked overnight and cooked the next day for superior texture and flavor, but canned beans work in a pinch.<p>It's served, as all good …

Recipes

7 Rug Mistakes to Never Make

They anchor a room — so you need to choose wisely.<p>1. Choosing a rug that's too small.<p>Skimp on size, and your room will look smaller. "You need your rug to set boundaries, and ground your furniture," says interior designer Danielle Oakey. "In a living room, your rug defines the conversation area, …

Home Decorating

Hand-Pulled Breadsticks (Grissini Stirati)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Easier than they seem, these breadsticks from Turin should be your next party starter.</i><p>Crunchy, long breadsticks known as grissini are a specialty of …

Do You Have These Deadly Plants at Home?

Keep your kids and pets away from these popular picks.<p>We're not saying you can't keep them. But watch pets and kids closely — they might get sick (or worse) from eating these leaves and flowers. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Plants

3 Steps to a Stylish Neutral Dining Room

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a dining room.<p>"We hear 'color is king' all the time, but there's a lot to be said for a monochromatic palette. A dining room is a wonderful space to go neutral." —<i>Libby Langdon</i><p><i>Photo: David A. Land</i><p><b>1. Choose Tans</b> …

Interior Design

updating builder grade bathroom cabinets

We recently updated our Master Bathroom by making a few simple changes. I have shared a few of the changes in some past posts as it is a work in …

Classic Lentil Soup (Zuppa di Lenticchie)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Boost your good fortune with this auspicious Italian soup.</i><p>Put this recipe in the category of those that every home cook makes in his or her own way …

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Curry and Lime

<i>We all harbor secret fantasies of moving away, starting a café, and feeding people. Every month, Sarah Kieffer from the Vanilla Bean Blog will be indulging us with stories and recipes from the Wolners, who own the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona, Minnesota.</i><p><i>Today: A lentil soup to cure anything</i> …

Recipes

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

9 Things to Check For in a New House

These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do …

Home Improvement

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Kitchens

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Interior Design

The Best Anti-Aging Products For Your Home

Your skin gets creams and potions, your home deserves some love to keep it from looking antiquated. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com<p><b>1. A sleek, lovely white paint.</b> The simple backdrop is, and will always remain, the ultimate design classic.<p><b>2. Stripes.</b> Yes, there are a 101 patterns we …

Home Decorating