Hacking

Spring into Clean: 10 Items to Toss from Your Kitchen NOW

<i>‘Tis the season to purge, tackle those cluttered closets, and deep clean *everything* in sight. Follow my Spring into Clean series with Brit + Co through March and April for tips, hacks, and tricks. Happy (spring) cleaning, all!</i><p>The kitchen can become an overwhelmingly scary catchall for …

Kitchens

12 Non-Obvious Ways to Survive Long Haul Flights in Economy

From the US to Australia to Thailand and back to Germany again, I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately. As glamorous as this sounds, flying so far so …

Airlines

How To Stop Destroying Your Clothes

You don’t have to be an impeccably groomed street style star to care about what’s hanging in your closet. Really, you don’t have to be interested in trends <i>at all</i> to want to extend the lifespans of the clothes on which you’ve spent your hard-earned money. Yes, even that “ugly” jacket that just feels …

Clothing

How to make your own Coke-summoning button, just like the president’s

In this remarkable photograph of the Oval Office, showing President Trump seated behind the “Resolute” desk while being interviewed by reporters from Reuters, there are any number of interesting details: The recording devices arrayed on the large desk’s empty expanse. The photograph of Trump’s …

5 Quick Fixes: Inventive Toilet Paper Storage

Here are our latest additions in our long-running obsession with loo roll holders.<p>N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February …

Design

Don't Buy Ladybugs to Control Aphids, and Other Gardening Myths Debunked

Ladybugs eat aphids. So if aphids are eating your potato plants, you might be tempted to mail-order a ton of ladybugs (yes, this is a thing you can …

Gardening

7 items that will instantly make you a smarter traveler

Summer is right around the corner and that means ... it's vacation time!<p>Traveling is supposed to allow you to relax and explore a new place, but we all know how stressful it can be — especially if you're with kids or a large group.<p>Here are a handful of must-have items that will make your life a …

Cool Stuff

How to Make a Washer and Dryer Fit in Your Home—No Matter the Size

Sweeten, the free renovation matchmaking service, helped six couples find a way to bring a laundry space into their homes.<p>Even if you don't have a …

Renovations

13 Foods We’ve Always Been Lied to About

Not all manufacturers are honest with us. Sometimes, when buying a product in the store, we don’t even know for sure what it’s made of.<p><b>Bright Side</b> …

Nutrition

Rookie » How to Make Paper Bag Memory Books

Ah, memories.<p>The end of the school year can be a very stressful time for sentimental procrastinators. Oh, you don’t know what a sentimental …

Crafting

Fixers are the new makers

It's hammer time.<p>This week, two of my most treasured possessions broke.<p>The first is my trusty old iPhone 5, which evidently decided that it’s been …

iPhone 5

Is R. Kelly's 'Trapped in The Closet' Sequel Coming to Apple Music?

R. Kelly might be dusting off his robust series "Trapped in the Closet" for Apple Music.<p>According to , Apple Music chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine is …

Apple Music

27 Clever Car Camping Tricks To Try On Your Next Trip

Where are *you* gonna go?<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 17:01 GMT<p>Zoë Burnett / BuzzFeed<p>Car camping! Like camping, but easier.<p>“Car camping" just means there are roads that let you drive your car directly up to your campsite — instead of, say, parking further away and hiking to it. Some car campers sleep …

Camping

17 Mom Brain Farts That Will Make You LOL

¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 20:31 GMT<p>1. Walking around endlessly trying to find things you just had a minute ago.<p>Also speed walking to find your kid's other shoe.<p>2. Failing to fulfill your parental "duties."<p>melinda_barnhart / Via instagram.com<p>"Please tell me why you did not come last …

Parenting

Ikea's Brilliant Response to a $2,145 Copycat of a 99-Cent Product

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.<p>When you hear "imitation designer handbag," you probably envision a cheaper, yet passable version of the real thing.<p>Now flip that concept in reverse. I'm talking about a designer ripping off an inexpensive bag. That's exactly what happened to Ikea.<p>The bag …

Furniture

This is why you should wrap a rubber band around your nail polish bottle

Why didn't we think of this?<p>You know when you get to that part of the working day (usually about 3.30pm), where the afternoon slump hits and the bar of Galaxy that you keep in your desk drawer has already been consumed, but it hasn't given you the energy boost you were hoping for so you just scroll …

Nails

Khloe Kardashian's lipstick drawer is actual makeup porn

*Drools*<p>Any makeup junkie will know that home is where your makeup collection is. Whether it be the set of acrylic drawers you bought in Muji, or the infamous Ikea Alex unit, we all have our own ways of storing our precious stash.<p>Being the basic person I am, I keep my makeup bounty stored in the …

Makeup

23 Slightly Weird Things Girls Secretly Do For Each Other

Pluck that one stray hair on your chin with their fingertips.<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 14:45 GMT<p>1. Feel your stubbly legs for you and tell you if you need to shave.<p>Girls don't mind if you feel like a prickly hedgehog.<p>2. And occasionally shave them for you if you need it.<p>3. Adjust each other’s boobs …

Hair

9 Sneaky Ways You’re Accidentally Ruining Your Clothes

Invest in a set of wooden, felt or velvet hangers to avoid making hard-to-remove creases in the shoulders of your clothes.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re working with a Forever 21 budget or Fendi dollars, when you find something that makes you look and feel like a million bucks, you want to make sure …

Clothing

How to Make Your Apartment Feel 10 Times Bigger, According to IKEA

When most people look at a small room, they see problems. If you don't have a design background, the idea of squeezing a sofa into an already cramped …

Apartments

How to Never Feel Lonely When You're Alone at Home

When you find yourself with zero plans and just stretched out on the couch, it can feel super easy to slip into a rut of boredom. To side-step that …

DIY

How To Cook A Cheap Steak Vs. An Expensive Steak

It's all about how you treat it.<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 16:00 GMT<p>Let's talk STEAK.<p>NBC<p>Steak can be a bit daunting to tackle when it comes to cooking but whether it's a cheap cut or an expensive cut, it's all about how you treat it.<p>Here's what you need to know about all the different types of …

Steak

10 unusual uses for vinegar that will make your life so much easier

Have you ever noticed how versatile vinegar is? Apple cider, white, balsamic, rice -- there are so many kinds and hybrids. And yes, each type …

Vinegar

Simple Storage Hacks That Cost $0

Get organized on a shoestring budget with these 10 smart storage ideas. A quick stroll down the home organization aisle at your local big-box store …

Dog Food

Watch: 5 Genius DIY Camera Hacks, Which Anyone Can Pull Off, In 1 Minute

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Video screenshots via Sheldon Evans<p><b>One fantastic perk</b> about the internet is the wealth of useful information and …

Design

Hints From Heloise: Pillow problems?

<b>Dear Readers:</b> How old are the pillows on your bed? If you don’t know, or if they are feeling rather “down” (yes, very bad pun indeed!), it’s time for a pillow check. A comfortable pillow is imperative for a good night’s sleep, so check out your pillows tonight.<p>The Better Sleep Council …

Lifestyle

The Pantry Detox: A Brilliant, Clutter-Free Organizational Approach

We’ve long been on a mission to cut out plastic packaging in the kitchen, which is a surprisingly tough mandate. For one, it’s generally a good idea …

Plastic

Your 4-Step Guide to End-of-Semester Cleaning

As the end of the spring semester approaches, there's a chance that your ability to <b>keep your room clean and organized</b> has slipped. With all the …

Pies + DIYs: How to Upcycle a Water Bottle

Welcome to another episode of Pies + DIYs! I’m sure you can guess what this series is all about — doing DIYs while eating pie :) You can tune in every Wednesday to pick what DIY project I (Kelly) will make LIVE! I only have three tools and six materials to work with to create the DIY of your …

Crafting

This $15 Product Makes Even the Most Unwearable Shoes Comfortable

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Getting a new pair of shoes has always been a bittersweet occasion for me. Once the joy of finding …

Shoes