Victoria Brown

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6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

Because baking's not the only thing this ingredient is good for<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>Baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations, but it’s also a major player in the beauty realm. The inexpensive product is amazing for tons of DIY beauty and hair treatments. Here’s how you can …

How to Make Royal Icing

Royal icing is a hard white icing made from egg whites and confectioners’ sugar. It is described as a “hard” icing because it dries hard, unlike …

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

<i>Super easy cake mix cookies are given a festive Easter twist with the addition pastel buttercream and sprinkles.</i><p>It was 75 degrees and sunny this …

How to Handle An Unsatisfactory Hotel Room Like a Pro

Just as your head hits the pillow for the sleep you have been craving since your 5 a.m. flight, a group in the room next door starts watching the big game. Every time the home team scores, the high fives and cheers divert you farther and farther away from dreamland. While it's easy to go full drama …

What Can I Grow in a Pot?

Eggplant, shown here in the center, is a great choice for a large container. It’s a beautiful, big-leafed plant.<p>When you need a tomato or a pinch of …

Gardening

Why Grow Vegetables and Herbs in Pots?

A group of pots on the patio is an easy way to keep tomatoes, peppers, or other favorites at your fingertips.<p>If you do not have room for a big …

Gardening

The Healthy Eater's Pantry Staples

19<p>SHARES<p>Aside from fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy eaters know how important it is to stock their kitchens with other nutritious foods that are …

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Rolled fondant makes a beautiful, satin-smooth cake covering, and it’s especially well-loved on wedding cakes. Aside from its porcelain finish, it can be endlessly manipulated to create fancy decorative confectionery embellishments. Even though this icing sounds like a cake lover’s dream come true, …

Got an Empty Peanut Butter Jar? Use It for Overnight Oats

Between my daily breakfast of toast and almond butter and my husband's post-workout peanut butter smoothies, we go through a lot of nut butter in my …

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

How to Be Happy When Life Is Tough

When smack in the middle of a stressful situation or painful experience it can feel impossible to see the blessings or imagine a positive outcome. We've all had struggles, failures, and really horrific experiences. People don't always treat us like they should. Plans fail even when perfectly laid …

On Becoming a Runner

I tried unsuccessfully to become a runner many times. The allure was there, but not the desire. I wanted to be a runner so that I could be healthier, look younger, lose some weight, and call myself an athlete. The only thing missing was my desire to run.<p>When I turned 40, I found myself looking into …

Feel Supported, Cared For and Treated Well (You Know, the Way You Treat Others)

Recently, I was reading an article focused on building supportive relationships... it said something along the lines of, "be the friend you want to have" in order to receive that type of friendship, partnership or consideration in return.<p>While I understand the sentiment, this advice is flawed.<p>Yes, …

4 Amazing Avocado Smoothies

Check out the tasty recipes we spotted on Instagram this week<p>Tacos. Sushi. Sandwiches. Avocado makes just about <i>everything</i> taste more delicious. (Yes, even dessert!)<p>Because the fruit's packed with healthy fats, it has a creamy texture that's surprisingly versatile—which makes it a great smoothie …

The Ultimate Guide to Sticky Buns in Philadelphia

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5 Habits of the Healthiest Vegans

4.4K<p>SHARES<p>Plant-based and vegan diets are becoming recognized as healthier, more sustainable, and equally (or more!) delicious alternatives to the …

5 Favorites: Well-Designed Wooden Chopsticks

When serving an Asian dish for dinner, do you set the table with your own chopsticks or do you rely on the throwaway sets provided by restaurants? …

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

Lemony Rainbow Checkerboard Cake

It's been a busy two and one-half weeks since I last posted, and I've missed you terribly! Those of you that keep up with me on Instagram or Facebook …

How to Start a Container Garden in any Amount of Space

Whether you want fresh flowers, veggies or simply some greenery, spruce up your terrace, balcony, deck or other space. Nearly everyone can enjoy the benefits of organic gardening. Build your own container garden that fits whatever size space you have.<p>Whether you want fresh flowers, veggies or …

A Kale Party

<i>Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw is throwing</i> <i>no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: Go on, throw a January-appropriate dinner party. Here's the plan.</i><p>This is not a joke. This is not a skit from Portlandia, or some satire of life in …

The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A side dish to convert the weeknight side dish skeptics.</i><p>I have long documented in this space my antipathy for side dishes, and my family has learned to accept a constant …

Dutch-Process vs. Natural Cocoa Powder (+ When to Use Them)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice demystifies baking with cocoa powder. You get better, more chocolatey baked goods.</i><p>Scratching your head over the difference between natural and Dutch-process cocoa and …

5 Links to Read Before Baking Bread

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the timeless art of baking bread.</i><p>Winter is the ideal season to bake fresh bread at home. Time spent posted up inside -- hiding from below-zero …

How to Stop an Argument in Its Tracks

I think it's fair to say that the most common reason people argue is due to poor communication skills. While we were all taught many different subjects in school, healthy communicating generally wasn't one of them. There are many styles of communication, but for the sake of simplicity, I will break …

How to Prepare and Cook Artichokes

120<p>7<p>1<p>Shares 128<p>It’s fresh artichoke season and I’m finding them piled up at my local market, practically tumbling off the stands. Last week, I stood …