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Don't Buy These Houseplants That You'll Probably Kill

Over the past several years, houseplants have become such an integral part of our interior decor that it can be easy to forget that they’re actually living things that require certain conditions to grow. And while some plants can adapt to a variety of environments, others are a bit more rigid, and tend to die if they…Read more...

These Markets Are Predicted to See the Biggest Increase in Homes for Sale

Most prospective homebuyers know that compromising is an unfortunate but necessary part of the process. Unless money truly is no object, finding a new home that works for you and the other members of your household requires some flexibility in terms of the location, cost, and features of the property.Read more...

How to Care for Your Dog or Cat in Their Old Age

Caring for an aging pet is both lower-stress and higher-stress than raising a puppy or kitten. On the one hand, older pets tend to prefer napping to climbing the walls or sprinting around the house like a maniac; on the other, they’re at higher risk for serious health issues, and it can be hard to tell the difference…Read more...

Make Pigs in a Puff With Choux Pastry

Cocktail weenies are a necessity for a proper Super Bowl, whether you’re alone or hosting 20 exuberant guests. Wrapping Lit’l Smokies in blankets of pastry is a traditional move, but for those who want to bend the rules a lit’l bit, try offering a bowl of choux puffs to tuck them into. They’re unexpected, but as soon…Read more...

Where to Get Free Froyo on National Frozen Yogurt Day

Yes, it’s the middle of winter, but that shouldn’t matter: National Frozen Yogurt Day is coming on Monday, February 6. Take advantage of these deals to get some free froyo.Read more...

Don’t Make Your Bed First Thing in the Morning

Lazy people, rejoice: There’s a compelling reason not to make your bed first thing in the morning. Yes, you should still make it like a proper grown-up—but consider this your leeway to so a while after you wake up. Here’s why.Read more...

Why There Are Dots All Over Your Smartphone Photos (and How to Fix It)

Today’s smartphones take better photos and videos than the dedicated digital cameras of yore, but they aren’t without their issues. Over on Reddit, some smartphone shutterbugs report their photos are plagued by a recurring problem—weird blobs (or dots) scattered across every image. No matter what they do, they can’t…Read more...

These Are the Best Breads for French Toast

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Finish Your Ramen With a Drizzle of Flavor-Packed Oil

Whether you make your own noodles or doctor packets of the instant stuff, there are a seemingly endless number of ways to zhuzh your ramen. I usually bombard mine with handfuls of corn, either frozen or pickled, but last night, about to tuck into a bowl of Shin, I impulsively grabbed a bottle of onion oil I had made…Read more...

The Two Easiest Ways to Get a Duvet Cover On

Making the bed is among my least favorite chores. First, there’s the all-out war with the fitted sheet. Then, if you’re particularly unlucky, there’s a second battle with the duvet cover. Getting a duvet inside its sheath is an agonizing process that usually involves trying to stuff it down evenly before getting…Read more...

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