Life

Marriage

Best Divorce Predictor

If you’re married, there’s a good chance that when you were engaged you wondered whether taking the plunge was the…

Seasonings & Spices

Cloves—A Spice for All Seasons

Yum, cloves. At this time of year, the spicy, woody and sweet floral aroma of this spice makes us think…

Cooking Techniques

The Funnel Trick for Separating Eggs

If you want to separate eggs, do it as soon as you take them out of the fridge. They’re easier…

Cleaning

Clean Your Leather Upholstery…With Beer

If there’s a wax buildup on your leather furniture, rub it with stale beer…or a solution made from ¼ cup…

Alcoholic Drinks

Mix It Up with Beer Cocktails

Cocktails that use beer as an ingredient aren’t new—some have been around for centuries. But beer cocktails are growing in…

Hair

Don’t Let Blondes Have All the Fun

Add luster to your natural brown or red hair. Here’s a simple rinse for brunettes and redheads. After shampooing, rinse…

Grains

Seitan—Meet “Wheat” Meat

You want to eat less meat—you really do. But nothing else seems to give you such satisfying flavor, especially at…

Hair

Why Your Dandruff Treatment Isn’t Working

There’s a much discussed natural treatment for dandruff that’s all over the Internet. But is it legit? That’s the question…

Food

Contain Your Stains

If you have stain-causing leftovers—such as tomato sauce, curry or chili—lightly mist the container with nonstick cooking spray before putting…

Lodging

Luxury Hotels with a Past

Stay in a Former Prison…a Gilded Train Station…Even a Grand Old Ocean Liner Some of the country’s most elegant hotels…

Relationships

The Art of the Apology

The three most difficult words in the English language, contrary to popular opinion, are not "I love you," but rather…

Recipes

Tea Makes a Tender Pot Roast

Here’s a simple way to make sure your pot roast is tender and juicy. Add 2 teabags (without the strings…

Cooking Techniques

Turkey Cooking Safety

The general rule when cooking a whole defrosted turkey is 25 minutes for each pound at 325°F. When a turkey…

Meat & Poultry

How to Move a Big Bird

When you want to transfer the turkey from the roasting pan to the serving platter, insert a long-handled wooden spoon…

Cooking Techniques

No More Pie “Goo” in Your Oven

To prevent the juice from oozing out of a pie and making a mess in the oven, stand a piece…