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Instant Expert: 7 Foods You’re Probably Mispronouncing

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Know that one pretentious friend of yours who insists she knows everything (um, except for that time she forgot your birthday)? Yeah, even she's probably incorrectly saying some of these words. Prove that even if you can't make dinner without setting off the smoke detector, you can definitely pronounce these foods the right way. read more

Instant Expert: Drinks Are Better with Bitters

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Believe it or not, Ryan Gosling turned me on to bitters. Okay, technically it was his character Jacob in Crazy, Stupid, Love – remember that scene (you know you do) when he tries to woo Emma Stone with those fancy-looking cocktails? I watched that and immediately wondered what where those interesting-looking drops he used? Something... read more

Instant Expert: Get a Grip on the Paring Knife

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If you've been using a steak knife for peeling apples and onions, you're lucky you haven't sliced your finger, girl. It's time to get a paring knife. Just a small knife, it's the least intimidating of kitchen cutlery. Get an edge up in the kitchen: You do need to use more than flatware to prep... read more

Rose Wine vs. White Zinfandel (*Hint: There’s Only One You Should Drink )

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Confession: I drank $5 sparkling wine from United Dairy Farmers throughout college. It was the pre-party drink of choice for the girls in my sorority, and we drank it chilled, straight from the bottle. We thought we were so glamorous. Take that, beer pong-playing frat guys! The summer after college, I graduated to sweet pink... read more

5 Tips to Creating Your Dream Closet

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I day dream about closets on a regular basis. I love to find amazing closet photos to pin and inspire me. My closets are my havens, and I reorganize them every season. Every time I move, I'm thrilled to create my next dream closet. I don't think of closets in a traditional sense.... read more