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  • How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

    It also makes for a great party trick!

  • 25 Ideas for Organizing and Storing Books

    There are plenty of creative options for storing books.

  • How to Make Whipped Cream from Scratch in Five Minutes

    Ditch the store bought for something much better (and healthier)!

  • Golden Globes: What’s on This Year’s Menu

    This is what major stars like Jennifer Lawrence will be eating on Sunday!

  • How to Organize Your Shoes like a Pro

    We got tips from Beth Shak, professional poker player and proud owner of 1,200 pairs of shoes!

  • How to Update Your Home Without Renovating

    Updating your home doesn’t have to break the bank.

  • 10 Great Sparkling Wines Under $20

    Champagne and celebrating the New Year are practically synonymous. And while inexpensive champagne is hard to come by (as in sparkling wine hailing from the specific region in France known as Champagne), plenty of great sparkling wine options produced everywhere from Spain to California abound. Here, our top 10 picks! Let's get this party started!

  • 10 Ideas for How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

    You likely have spent a lot of time (and money) decorating your Christmas tree, and when the holidays are done you are probably going to be stuck wondering: "What should I do with this thing?" You aren't alone.

  • How to Peel a Banana the Right Way (Because Apparently We’ve All Been Doing it Wrong)

    You take a lot of pride in what you eat, and your cooking techniques, which is why it will likely be a bit of a shock that you are probably doing one of the simplest cooking tasks around-peeling a banana-the wrong way.

  • How to Instagram Food like a Pro

    Martha Stewart has gotten a ton of flack lately for her Instagram photos of food, with many in the social media sphere calling them utterly "disgusting." Which got us thinking: Instagramming food like a pro is really not that easy. Take heed of our tips though, and you'll be to food Instagrams what Mario Testino is to fashion photography in no time. Hipstamatic's Foodie SnapPak includes a Loftus lens inspired by photographer David Loftus, a Tasty Pop Flash, and DC Film. If there are people in your food photos, use Facetune to make the people in your photos look as good as possible.

  • The Truth About Food Expiration Dates

    We've all been there-standing in front of our refrigerator tossing food because the expiration dates have passed. According to a report from Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic, many Americans are prematurely throwing out food because they are confused by what expiration dates actually mean.

  • How to Make Overnight Guests Feel Welcome

    Overnight guests can be fun, but let's face it, they can also be plenty stressful. Here, some tips to prepare and master having overnight guests.

  • Here's Why You Don't Have to Refrigerate Butter

    You'll visit some homes where butter is left on the counter, while others would balk at ever leaving a dairy product outside of the refrigerator for long. Though, according John Bruhn, a dairy-foods specialist at the University of California at Davis: "Most butter contains added salt, which impedes the growth of spoilage bacteria." So, while butter will go bad, it happens much more slowly than with unfermented dairy products, such as milk. Unsalted butter takes about a week to spoil, but it contains enough natural salt to slow the growth of bacteria that causes spoiling.

  • Wait, What? According to New Study Most Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Fake

    According to two new studies by researchers at UC Davis, an estimated 69 percent of all store-bought extra virgin olive oil in the U.S. is fake. Researchers analyzed 186 extra virgin olive oil samples against standards established by the International Olive Council (IOC), as well as methods used in Germany and Australia. Here's what they found: Of the top-selling "extra virgin" olive oil brands, 73 percent of the samples failed the IOC sensory standards. The brands that failed to meet the extra virgin olive oil standards include: Bertolli, Carapelli, Colavita, Star, and Pompeian.

  • Top 10 Wine Myths Debunked

    Is expensive wine really better? We investigate.

  • Top 10 Wines Under $20

    Great wine doesn't have to cost a fortune! We taste tested our way through some incredible value wines to narrow down to a list of 10 wines (a mix of reds, whites, and a rosé), that are an incredible value under $20. We say why buy one bottle, when you can stock up with a case? Happy drinking.

  • Love to Cook? You Need This Recipe Guide

    We've all had that moment in the kitchen-a fridge full of food and still not sure what to make for dinner. That is why we are so obsessed with the Qooq Touch Kitchen Tablet.

  • What Wines to Serve on Thanksgiving

    There is so much to stress over where Thanksgiving is concerned-don't have wine be one of the elements. Here, a couple of things to keep in mind when you are attempting to pick wines for Thanksgiving.

  • Flower Arranging 101: Celebrity Florist Eric Buterbaugh’s Top Tips

    Molly Sims has partnered with L.A.-based online flower delivery service TheBouqs to raise money for Baby2Baby. The Bouqs Creative Director and florist to the stars Eric Buterbaugh created an arrangement of white hydrangeas and green solidago along with Sims with proceeds going Baby2Baby causes like giving thousands of families across the country essential baby gear and clothing. Sims shared: "Designing a floral arrangement with the one and only Eric Buterbaugh, the chief floral designer for The Bouqs was so, so, so much fun!…Helping others in need, especially during the holidays is so important. Eric Buterbaugh's Top 5 Flower Arranging Tips