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Cook Like Hermoine Granger and 11 Other Ladies of Literature

Food52 | Posted 08.15.2016 | Taste

I love throwing dinner parties, but preparing for them can be insanely stressful. I find that it helps to organize them around a specific theme--the more specific, the better. This menu here is inspired by some of my favorite heroines in literature.

3 Mason Jar DIYs You'll Want to Try (Even If You're Totally Over Mason Jars)

This Old House | Posted 08.14.2016 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

We've gotta say, mason jars are still at the top of the list when it comes to "hot DIY materials." And, yes, even we're surprised by that. Mason jars just won't quit!

These Extraordinary Sandcastles Are Pure Wizardry

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Every summer when the beach beckons, most of us head out with visions of building the most enchanted, magnificent sand castle in all the land. A castl...

Are You Storing Your Booze Wrong?

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 08.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

For the most part, wine, beers, and liqueurs have a long shelf life thanks to their high alcohol content and complex sugars -- both of which are preservatives. However, to make the most of your liquor cabinet and wine rack, you'll need to know some basics for alcohol storage.

Pork Prices Are Going Up, So Hog All The Bacon While You Can

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste

Bacon eaters, you'd better stock up. It's been a roller-coaster for pork belly meat, as far as prices go -- pork prices hit an all-time high last year...

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Food52 | Posted 08.11.2016 | HuffPost Home

Today, we're re-running one of our summertime Food52 references. A disclaimer: No fruit flies were harmed or killed in the writing of this post. (But ...

Nighttime Photo Tips From The Pros

Food52 | Posted 08.06.2016 | HuffPost Home

Don't be afraid of the dark. Learn how to take perfect photos at candlelit dinners, dim restaurants, and outside at night. The table is set, the cand...

The Definitive Guide To Removing 4 Of The Most Common Clothing Stains

JackThreads | Posted 07.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

Lucky for you, and anyone else on this great green earth that will inevitably encounter spillage, the guide below will help fend off any and all sauce monsters and seven other common clothing stains.

Surviving the Dog Days of Summer: 6 Tips to Stay Motivated

Diane Passage | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

For the last few weeks I have been in the throws of the dog days of summer. July and August are known to be the most hot and humid months of the year,...

How To Tell If Your Steak Is Cooked Without A Thermometer

Epicurious | Posted 07.23.2016 | Taste

If you like your steak cooked to medium, take it off the grill when it looks medium rare inside. Which you'll know, of course -- because you've cut into the steak to find out.

3 Kid-Friendly Projects To DIY This Summer

This Old House | Posted 07.17.2016 | Parents
This Old House

"We're bored!" A few weeks into summer vacation and the kids have no idea what to do with themselves. Turns out there are some easy DIY projects that can also be educational! But, don't tell the kids that! Here are a few of the most popular kid-friendly projects featured at our new website, The Snug!

How To Tell If Your Eggs Have Gone Bad

Supercompressor | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's really nothing worse than trying to nurse a Sunday morning hangover with an omelet, only to discover you've got a fridge full of expired eggs. This poses the question: Are they still safe to eat?

Follow These 10 Steps To Bake Your Best Cake Yet

Food52 | Posted 07.14.2016 | Taste

Baking a cake is an investment--in time, in ingredients, and in pride.

7 Habits That'll Make You A Better Homeowner

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

Owning a home, while exciting, is no small feat. Between the unexpected costs that inevitably come from the seemingly endless job of keeping it clean,...

4 Ways You Might Be Self-Sabotaging

Diane Passage | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

At one time or another, we have all been our own worst enemies. Who needs an adversary when you can habitually halt your own progress, right? Self-sabotaging happens when thoughts and behavior prevent you from advancing or improving at something, or life in general.

How to Prepare Your Guests for a Destination Wedding in 5 Easy Steps

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.07.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Congratulations on your engagement and your decision to host a destination wedding for all your friends and family someplace fabulous, tropical, and remote. You have a responsibility to make your guests' trip -- both planning and execution -- as smooth as possible for each and every one of them.

Trend Alert: Mega Reunions

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.06.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

I'm not saying that family reunions are something new but they are transforming into something huge that families across America are getting in on. Mega reunions.

3 Ways to Frame Art That Are Actually Affordable

Food52 | Posted 07.06.2016 | HuffPost Home

Knowing a reliable custom framer in your town is essential if you love to hang art. But that sinking feeling when you see the price tag at pickup is almost inevitable. If it leaves you wondering if there's a less expensive way, the good news is that there is!

Time to Send Your Child to Sleepaway Camp? How to Choose a Camp and Prepare Your Child

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 06.26.2016 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Sleepaway camp can offer incredible growth opportunities for children--they can gain independence and self-confidence, adjust to new, real-life situations, experience new environments and activities, and make new friends.

Most Popular: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

This Old House | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Our little-sister site,, surfaces what's trending in DIY and decor. The most viral thing on the site, hands down? "How to Fold a Fitted Sheet" from the authority on all things home, Martha Stewart.

Making Therapy Work for You Continued -- Tool 1: Take Off the Mask

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

To get the most out of psychotherapy try to show as many of the different parts of your personality in your session as you can. We all wear masks -- personas -- to get along in less intimate settings such as professional situations, and to get through difficult times.

How to Accept and Release Your Failures and Successes

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

There are good days and bad days. Big days and little days. And it's not always easy to "stay the course" as my father always said.

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.

10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Therapists do try to explain what it means to work in therapy, but it's difficult to describe briefly how the process works, and delivering even a short discourse in session can be disruptive to the natural flow of the work.

3 Smart Laundry Day Hacks

This Old House | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

In addition to being an absolute chore, doing the laundry can be a wasteful process to boot! From detergent bottles to dryer sheets, the waste starts to pile up over time. Here are three small and clever waste-eliminating hacks to consider.