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Your dog is getting old. Here’s what you can do

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>When my dog Toby was 11, I checked out a book on antiaging for dogs from the library. I …

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9 Common Photography Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

If you're an amateur photographer, you've probably wondered how to get your pictures to look as good as the ones pros take. But there are a number of …

Anna Kendrick On That One Time Chris Pine Almost Killed Her

Photo: Getty Images<p>With the release of <i>Into the Woods</i> just a week away, Anna Kendrick is sparing no detail about her time as Cinderella, and that includes the role's real dangers. During her appearance on <i>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</i> last night, the actress told the host about the time her costume …

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

X-ray photography that shows the world in a whole new light

It looks almost like torture. The bones in the foot sit in an excruciating 90-degree bend and the nails in the stiletto make it look like some medieval tool of pain. This is a woman in high heels, photographed not with normal visible light, but with high-energy x-ray radiation of the sort doctors …

6 Easy Soups to Cure Your Winter Blues

If you're in need of a little winter pick-me-up (and at this point, who isn't?), an easy, soul-satisfying soup is just the ticket.<p><b>1. Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup</b><p><b>2. Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup</b><p><b>3. Black Bean Soup</b><p><b>4. Super Simple Butternut Squash Soup</b><p><b>5. French Lentil and Vegetable Soup</b> …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Ikea Hack Attack! Making a Side Table

Why do Ikea Hacks always feel like cheating? There is almost a residual guilt that I feel when something so awesome comes from glorified trash. Not …

Hanging Vase Display

It's no secret that we love flowers here at the studio. We would probably have them on every surface of the house if we could, so we are always …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

How to Make Flavored Coffee Creamer at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week at Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Tiffany from Offbeat and Inspired makes coffee creamer out of real cream, with no dehydrated powders or mysterious ingredients in sight.</i><p>…

Game Day Eats: 25 Sandwiches, Tacos, and Hearty Mains

GalleryGame Day Eats: 25 Sandwiches, Tacos, and Hearty Mains<p>We've already brought you wings, snacks, and dips galore for your Super Bowl festivities. But what if you want to feed your guests something a little more substantial before kickoff? From hefty grilled cheese sandwiches to meatloafs, …

Flourless Banana Muffins

After a holiday season of just pure eating and giving presents, your stomach needs a break. Whether it's a green smoothie or a salad, for me, there always has to be some sort of sweet on the side. But a healthier sweet treat! Let me introduce to you some magically wonderful banana muffins. …