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How To Control Remodeling Dust

Best Practice For Controlling Remodeling Dust<p>As a remodeling contractor I learned early on that learning how to control remodeling dust and keeping …

Home Building

Deal Alert: West Coast to Hawaii From $247 Round-Trip

<i>Airfare deals are typically</i> <i>only</i> <i>available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online</i> …

Los Angeles

3 Secrets to Perfect Tomato Sauce, from a Naples Pasta Master

The main thing you need to know is this: The more acidic the tomatoes, the thicker the spaghetti should be.<p>It’s a particularly warm day in mid-June …

Tomatoes

The secret to a deep-dish apple pie? Precooking the apples

There's no better way to enjoy fall's abundant apple harvest than in a towering deep-dish pie. Unfortunately, this dessert often yields unevenly cooked, shrunken apples swimming in an ocean of their own exuded juices atop a pale, soggy crust.<p>We wanted each slice to be dense with juicy apples, …

Recipes

*This* small kitchen reno could add $1,547 to the value of your home

We know what you’re thinking: granite countertops. But before you rip apart your kitchen (and spend thousands in the process), consider the surprising findings in a recent survey from Zillow.<p>The real estate marketplace looked at more than 135,000 photos from listings that sold between January 2010 …

Home Improvement

How to Find a Cheaper Replacement Water Filter for Your Refrigerator

If you’ve ever replaced the water filter in your refrigerator, you know they don’t come cheap. Some cost as much as $60, which means that if you …

Consumer News

Tighten, Heal and Fight Aging Skin With This Ancient Oil

Recently, a patient of mine brought me an article about the ability of skin to “smell”. She was pretty surprised by this, but it’s true, your skin <i>can</i> …

How East Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil Works for Your Skin

Have you been battling acne for ages and are growing hopeless with drugstore solutions? You are not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans share the …

Coconut

Use of Sandalwood for Scar Treatments

Because acne scarring or old skin injuries can be a source of cosmetic concern, many people look for natural scar treatments. Sandalwood, utilized as …

Chickenpox

Using Sandalwood For Skin Treatments Has So Many Benefits (And The Amazing Scent Is An Added Bonus)

One of the most common essential oils that we see used in aromatherapy and skincare is sandalwood because of its bright, woody fragrance and it's …

Essential Oils

Popular Perfume Scent Unexpectedly Reverses Baldness in New Study

"This is actually a rather amazing finding."<p>Synthetic sandalwood, better known for its role as sock-drawer potpourri, had unexpected effects on hair …

Research

Beef bone broth with mushrooms and buckwheat noodles

A nutrient-rich soup that feeds the soul as well as being a soothing Sunday activity to undertake when the weather's against you.<p>Bone broth is made …

How to Remove Color That Bled During Laundry

credit: Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images<p>Step 1<p>Pour 1/2 cup heavy duty liquid laundry detergent into a large bucket. Add 1/2 cup bleach and fill …

Washing Machines

The Cost-Effective Flooring Trend That’s Having a Moment

When you look at the cost of each element of a home renovation or construction project, flooring is often one of the more expensive line items, …

Flooring

New Research Confirms That We Get Our Intelligence From Our Mothers

Science just proved what your mum has been saying all along<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

IQ

This Paint App Lets You Scan Any Color and Test It on Your Walls Virtually

Nix will change your life.<p>What’s the worst home improvement project? I’ll go first: It’s painting rooms. It takes forever, you need to find a billion …

Farrow & Ball

Hawaiian Will Launch the Longest Domestic Flight in the US

Hawaiian Airlines already had one of the longest domestic flights in the US with its nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Honolulu (HNL). Now, …

Travel

How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays

Construct roll-out trays for extra storage space in the sink base cabinet.<p>Sink cabinet tray detail<br>See the Materials & Cutting Lists in the Additional …

7 Roll-Out Cabinet Drawers You Can Build Yourself

Add rollouts to your kitchen, bathroom, and workshop cabinets to maximize storage space, provide easier access, streamline your cooking, save your …

Why the ultra-rich are getting their hands on Maltese passports

The ultra-rich may be known for acquiring status symbols like vacation homes and fancy cars, but there’s another luxury being snapped up by the wealthy – second passports.<p>Nations around the world have different rules and regulations on who qualifies for a passport, but some countries run what are …

Loneliness

The Best Concealer I've Ever Used Isn't Even a Concealer

Not too long ago, a makeup artist introduced me to a product that would change my daily routine forever. While I have normal-to-combination skin, my eyelids would consistently get oily, causing any eye shadow (no matter how pricey) to cake up in the crease of my lids. I got so used to this that I …

Shopping

Tippet Rise Art Center

Just over 150 miles from Yellowstone National Park, near Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, lies Tippet Rise. The 10,000-acre working sheep and cattle …

Yellowstone National Park

The Crazy Amount America Spends On Higher Education, In One Chart

As college students head back to campus for the new academic year, high tuition levels will doubtless be on everyone’s mind. The rising price of college has led progressives to call for a more European-style higher education system, where the government picks up a bigger share of the bill for …

Food & Dining

20 Enviable Walk-In Showers

Practicality and luxury shouldn't be mutually exclusive.<p>While practical for our daily lives, walk-in showers can also be relaxing and luxurious—even as much as a tub. Here are some inspiring, varied bathroom designs that feature an enviable shower.

East Village

Small Batch Spiced Blueberry Jam

This recipe is super speedy, because blueberries need so little prep and because it’s a small batch (it cooks down in less than 15 minutes!). If you …

Recipes

How to prepare your iPhone for a trade-in program

Now is the best time to get credit for your iPhone<p>How’s that iPhone in your pocket feeling? Old? Outdated? Just fine, but you want to trade it in anyway? September’s always the time people start thinking about trading your current iPhone in and upgrading to a new device, but aside from financing or …

Mobile Technology

You Could Get $99 Flights to Some of Europe's Best Christmas Markets This Winter

Plus, $69 flights to catch Iceland's Northern Lights.<p>The Christmas markets of Europe are known for their festive displays of chalets that sell …

Air Travel

Create your own website with this handy tool

Having your own website is pretty much a necessity if you're an entrepreneur or freelancer. But it can be a complicated and frustrating process …

Handy

Best Flooring From Consumer Reports' Tests

Flooring takes up a lot of real estate in any room, and given its visual impact, you’ll want to make sure it lasts more than a few years. But when …

Consumer News

L-Glutamine: A Complete Guide To This Gut-Healing Amino Acid

As an integrative gastroenterologist, one of the most common things I get asked is "How do I heal my gut?" This is my favorite question because it …

Wellness