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The biggest laundry mistake you're probably making

I know. You love how your laundry smells and feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets. I totally understand.<p>The problem is, they're not that great for your clothing, towels or dryer. Here's why you should rethink your washing and drying routine.<p>Why dryer sheets are a bad idea<p>Dryer sheets …

Cleaning

This Super-Simple Trick for Crispy Chicken Skin Is a No Brainer You'll Use for the Rest of Time

We’ve all been there. You put hours into marinating your chicken only to end up with sad, flabby, who-wants-to-eat-this skin. Well, fret no more …

Cooking

3 Canadian cities make top 10 on global ranking of most livable cities

Three Canadian cities have placed in the top 10 of a global ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the world's most livable cities, with …

Top 10

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

5 European cities where you can retire on less than $35,000 a year

Retiring in Europe is a dream within the grasp of American couples picking up two Social Security checks per month.<p>A recent survey found five European cities where life is affordable for a couple living off an average income of $33,696 — a minimum annual salary calculated using the average Social …

Social Security

23 Budget-Friendly Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Skip the expense of going out to eat. These budget-friendly restaurant copycat recipes will help you recreate your favorite menu items for $5 (or …

The Plastic Wrap Trick Restaurant Pros Swear By

Some call it “hotel wrapping,” others say “banquet wrapping,” (depends on which restaurant industry veteran you ask), but whatever you call it—this …

Peri Peri African Chicken Recipe

"This is a great spicy marinade recipe, a traditional African dish, great for BBQ. Nice with salad and fries, but I like adding it to a pita with …

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

10 Sandwiches That Are Worth Flying to France for

French sandwich culture is a thing of glory.<p><i>This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.</i><p>France has a proud, centuries-old food culture that is …

France

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Ina Garten’s Potato Salad Recipe Is Out of This World

We take our potato salad seriously in the South. Don’t come at us with your mustard vinaigrettes and grilled spuds. There’s no need to get fancy. As …

Cooking

The One-Pot Chicken I’ve Been Making on Repeat for a Decade

<i>We've partnered with Bosch, makers of high quality home appliances like the induction slide-in range, to share recipes, tips, and videos that highlight the little details that make a dish truly delicious.</i><p>There was a stretch of years in the early 2000s, during which I cooked exclusively from Sally …

Cooking

'Fortnite made me a suicidal drug addict': Dad saves son, 17, from death plunge after he gets hooked on video game

A boy attempted suicide after his obsession with video game Fortnite turned his life into a nightmare.<p>Carl Thompson, 17, spiralled into debt and drug …

Dele Alli

The story of one of the last slaves imported to America

<b>Barracoon: The Story of the Last.</b> By Zora Neale Hurston. <i>Amistad; 208 pages; $24.99. HQ; £12.99.</i><p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our …

This Is the Fastest Way to Form Burger Patties

All you need are baking sheets and tap water.<p>Have a block party or a big family dinner coming up? You might need a technique that will help you make …

Food

One Exciting Thing You Need to Look for at Trader Joe’s

If you never thought grocery shopping was fun, think again: Trader Joe's has a fun surprise waiting for kids in their stores.<p>Grocery shopping with …

Trader Joe's

Southern Kids Try Fortnite Dances – And The Results Are Priceless

What do flossing, dabbing, and the worm have in common? You guessed it – they’re all Fortnite dances! If you haven’t heard the word Fortnite, just …

Dance

UBC's Citzen's Coolkit provides tips to cool your home and neighbourhood

As temperatures heat up around the globe and close to home, UBC's Citizen's Coolkit on Climate Change and Urban Forestry provides a do-it-yourself …

Western Canada

Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded baked potatoes get a lightened makeover in this hearty and flavor-packed recipe. Make this reviewer favorite the star attraction of your next …

Potatoes

Why Your Return From Home Equity Is Always Zero

Home equity is an awful investment. It is unsafe, illiquid and its rate of return is always zero. Home equity is your “skin in the game” — it’s the difference between your home’s value and how much you owe on the loan.<p>If you own a $500,000 home and owe $400,000 on the loan, you have $100,000 in …

Personal Finance

Chicken Pasta with Creamy Parmesan Sauce Will Be a Family Favorite — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most Kitchen Gadgets Are 'Useless Crap,' Says Alton Brown. Here's What You Really Need

The 'Good Eats' host is coming back to TV this fall.<p>Sorry to break it to you, but most of the gadgets in your kitchen were a complete waste of …

Kitchens

18 Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Costco has turned on its head the notion that a store brand is a notch below a national brand. How? By using its coast-to-coast strength to …

Shopping

What’s the Difference Between Dry and Liquid Measurements?

Both use cups and ounces to measure ingredients—but they don’t always mean the same thing.<p>Here’s a common cooking question—<i>how many ounces in a cup</i>? …

Trump and Putin: what we know is damning

In Helsinki, Trump’s true message to Putin is: “Thank you.” And we have no idea what to do about it.<p>On July 27, 2016, Donald Trump mounted a podium in Doral, Florida, and issued a plea. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”<p>Trump was referring …

Donald Trump

How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

Cleaning

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …