When you’re making dozens of tasty treats, it’s tempting to reuse baking sheets while they’re still hot from the oven. Stop right there! Raw dough on a warm pan produces unevenly baked cookies that are thin and overly browned around the edges.
Tearing through the hard plastic packaging that sometimes surrounds a product can be… frustrating, to put it mildly. Fortunately, there’s a surprisingly easy way to cut through the clamshell, no futile scissors required. Flip the package over, with the front facing down. From there, grab a sharp can opener, clamp the rightmost edge of the package, and glide the miracle-worker […]
If you can’t seem to make your workout happen, try this strategy instead: Take three 10-minute walks each day.
While many beautiful things have been written about eyes—not to mention countless songs—I’m going to throw out another eye truism about which absolutely no one waxes poetic: Eyes are the first place that really show your age. You’ve heard of people with gray hair who still look youthful (mostly men, but that’s a topic for another day), but crinkly eyes? […]
Do your suit separates tend to fade at different rates? The culprit could be the way you clean them. Because of the chemicals, finishing, and pressing used in dry-cleaning, there’s a good chance the pieces you get cleaned less often will outlast their over-laundered mates. Be sure to clean all of your separates together—after checking, of course, if they really […]
Not all that glitters is gold, and not all that smells good is good for you. The next time you’re shopping for beauty items, check the label and be sure you don’t see the term “fragrance” listed as a standalone ingredient. Says Dr. Mitchell Chasin, a New Jersey-based cosmetic physician and skincare expert, “Skin care companies get away with the […]
Don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner? Make major headway on meals by measuring ahead of time. Rather than fussing with a measuring cup in a time crunch, find five minutes throughout the day (or the night before) to combine all the spices you need for a dish in a plastic bag or a small bowl. In […]
It’s hard not to sing the praises of a head-to-toe black ensemble. It’s slimming, it’s chic, it’s simple to put together, and it resists getting dirty and staining. But if you find the concept of all-black-everything a bit blasé, there is one super-simple way to give it a little interest: Just add texture. Wear a pair of black leather pants […]