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Pillow Talk: 6 Ways to Style Decorative Bed Pillows

(Image credit: Pippa Drummond)<p>The way you make your bed up can say a lot about your decor style. Like to keep it simple and no-fuss? Neatly stack the …

Home Decorating

Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane

There are a few things flight attendants would never drink in the air.<p>Overnight and early morning flights are hard on all of us. Sometimes, the only …

The 10 Cakes You Should Bake This Summer

If there is one time it's worth heating up the oven during summer, it's for the promise of cake — especially one that highlights the season's fresh …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

Nom, nom, nom

7 Five-Ingredient Desserts You Should Make This Weekend

Satisfy your summer sweet tooth.

Middle-Eastern-Inspired Recipes to Grill All Summer Long

It’s finally getting hot—and we’re ditching the oven and dusting off the grill. While we love a casual backyard BBQ as much as the next guy, grilling …

Shakshuka Bread

672<p>665<p>I wasn’t always friends with no-knead bread, partially because I like kneading, and find those five minutes out of my day become the …

3 Simple Ways to Heal a Stiff, Sore, or Injured Neck

In a previous piece, Preventing Common BJJ and CrossFit Injuries, along with my friend Sam Kressin of Embodied Strength, <b>I discussed the most common</b> …

7 Sugar-Free Recipes From "I Quit Sugar" That Taste Anything But

If you're struggling to stick to your cut-back-on-sugar goals, it's probably because the food you're making is skimping on taste too. Because really, …

The ABCs of Fertility Treatments That You Need to Know

Infertility: It's a topic that is definitely difficult to talk about, but extremely important to discuss as you think about planning for a family. In fact, with about one in eight couples having trouble getting or staying pregnant, it's likely that you or someone you know is going through this …

National Doughnut Day 2017: 6 Delicious Recipes To Make At Home

For more than 170 years doughnuts have been delighting fans the world over. Friday’s national doughnut day and what better way to celebrate …

10 Designer-Approved Ways to Decorate on a Budget

"Oh that? Yes, that's definitely a fine antique..."<p>Cutting corners when decorating on a budget can be a tricky affair. You don't want to accidentally skimp in the wrong places—better to spend a little more on a couch that won't fall apart in a year or two, and spring for a wool rug that doesn't …

A Chicken-Roasting Method All Good Cooks Know

Everyone’s looking for the perfect roast chicken, yet spatchcocking still seems like a secret of those in the know. Suffice it to say, it’s a skill worth learning, and not just because spatchcocking is a fun word to bandy about with authority.<p>Also — and less amusingly — known as butterflying, …

BBQ

How to Make the Ultimate Coconut Layer Cake

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Down south, I'm not sure any cake is more revered than coconut—a stately affair typically served around the holidays or on other momentous occasions (including but not limited to birthdays, anniversaries, and Sunday supper). Usually, …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

You Won't Believe That This Sorbet Only Has 2 Ingredients

Yes, even you can make it.<p>Servings: 4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 honeydew melon<p>¼ cup honey<p>PREPARATION<p>1. Cut honeydew in half and remove seeds.<p>2. Cut into slices and remove fruit from the skin.<p>3. Transfer melon pieces to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze until hardened.<p>4. Add the frozen melon and …

10 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

You might think that summer is the time to put your slow cooker away, but you shouldn't! While I'm quick to rely on my slow cooker all year round, …

Slow Cookers

Does ‘good’ cholesterol still matter?

By Consumer Reports<p>For years “bad” and “good” cholesterol have been the yin and yang of heart health, the two lipids around which so much advice revolves.<p>Bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) deposits excess cholesterol in your arteries, where it can build up into plaques, increasing …

40 Short Hairstyles for Women to Try This Summer

Former Ivy League admissions officer reveals how schools pick students

While the decision process may appear shrouded in mystery for college hopefuls, admissions officers know the intricacies that take place on campus.<p>Reddit hosted an AMA, or Ask Me Anything, that featured former Cornell admissions officer Nelson Ureña answering questions about the admissions process …

College & University

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

How to Get Rid of a Headache the Natural Way

Headaches are truly the worst, especially when they're being extremely stubborn and just <i>won't</i> go away. From hormonal shifts during menstruation to …

Fix These Wonderful WONDER WOMAN Donuts for National Donut Day

The reason Wonder Woman’s home of Themyscira is also known as Paradise Island? Because it’s a land filled with donuts. Granted, that’s not at all …

Bryant Park’s all-you-can-eat ice cream festival has released its flavor list

The flavors for Bryant Park’s three-day, all-you-can-eat ice cream festival are in, and the boatload of frosty goodness is going to make you scream …

The specific advice you should seek (and ignore) to become more self-aware

Self-awareness is the meta skill of the 21st century. Research shows it’s the essential foundation for high performance, making smart choices, and forming strong relationships. But while we bemoan the lack of self-awareness in our politicians, bosses, and Facebook friends, we rarely consider …

Self-improvement

15 Classic Baked Goods Every Cook Should Know

Even realtors know that there’s nothing that makes a house feel like a home as much as the smell of fresh baked goods. That’s why they always use cookie-scented candles or pop a pie in the oven right before showing a new listing. A plate of fancy stuffed cookies sitting on the counter is oh-so …

Poke Cakes Are The New Thing And You Gotta Make One ASAP

Poke poke poke.

How to Make a Cake Like BraveTart: The Complete Guide

Whether it's a birthday party or New Year's Eve, nothing kicks off a celebration quite like a layer cake. It's a showstopping labor of love that makes any occasion feel special. There are a million recipes to choose from, but none more classic than a simple butter cake. A quick primer: yellow cakes …