Most pistachios are a snap to open, but every bag has a handful of holdouts: those nuts with just the tiniest opening in the shell, like an obnoxious smirk. No need to ruin your nails or teeth trying to get inside, though! We have two easy ways to crack a tough nut.
Folding a shirt isn’t exactly rocket science, but there are a few ways you can do it and not all methods are created equal. Here are some fast ways to keep your shirts wrinkle-free, organized, and efficiently packed away. Your laundry origami will never be the same.
The humble zipper is an effective mechanism that hasn’t changed much since it was invented over a hundred years ago, but neither have the problems that we all have with them. Here are a few ways to deal with your jammed and misaligned zippers.
You don’t need to spend a ridiculous amount to get your home bar up and running. A lot of common kitchen tools you already own can be used to make the perfect cocktails, and if you just stick to a few fundamental ingredients, you’ll be mixing drinks in no time.
Food prep can take a lot of your time in the kitchen when you just want to make a meal, but there are a variety of quick ways to peel, chop, and deseed those fruits and vegetables so you can get cooking.
Cleaning the kitchen can feel like a Sisyphean battle against a greasy stovetop. No matter how often you clean, there’s still more surfaces that need to be wiped down. But you can make effective cleaning solutions from common household items and skip the store-bought products.
The ideal kitchen is both a functioning workspace and pleasant part of your home, but all the accoutrement of cooking can add up and create a mess. Luckily there are a few, simple things you can do to rein in the clutter and bring some organization back to your kitchen.
No matter how clean you are, somehow your desk just gains clutter overtime like moss growing on a rock. My desk at home is scattered with trinkets, cables, and errant soy sauce packets from past lunches, which all just get in the way. Tossing the clutter and getting organized can help you focus on your work.
When you’re embarking on a long flight that will keep you in the air for hours, bringing a well-stocked bag can be your salvation from the grind of air travel.
When you’re spending a night or two at a hotel, it’s the little things you can do, like clipping the curtains shut if it’s too bright or replacing a pillow if its too thick, that can make your stay all the more pleasant.
When you’re packing for an extended trip, you have to factor in all the variables you might encounter over the course of your journey without stuffing the proverbial kitchen sink in your suitcase. Here are a few tips on how to pack efficiently so you’ll have everything you need.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions as a kid was carefully unwrapping the old ornaments to decorate the tree. Of course, if you didn’t safely store them last year, you might be greeted by a box of decorative broken glass. Luckily there are a few simple ways to keep them intact.
The holiday season is coming to a close, and it’s time to start taking down those decorations and Christmas lights. But fear knot! With just a piece of cardboard or even an old coffee can, you can organize your strands of holiday lights to avoid a tangled mess.
Tired of the same old mashed potatoes or mac and cheese? Here are three tips from three New York chefs on how to spice up some staple side dishes.
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Last weekend I went to Hudson, NY, to enjoy some really good food. I took my good old Condor 3-day assault pack and followed this advice on how to pack for a weekend trip. The video says that I should only pack whatever is strictly necessary but, just in case, I added three more underpants (because there’s never…
If you need to travel with a suit or dress packed in a suitcase, you will avoid—or at least minimize—wrinkles and creases using these simple tricks.
It’s time to start prepping your Thanksgiving dinner, and if you need a few last-minute ideas, these New York chefs have some great tips to share.
The best part of Thanksgiving stuffing is the crispy outside. Chef Trae Basore from Pearl & Ash shows us how to get a bit more of that delicious crust.
Don’t have all day to waste cooking a turkey this Thanksgiving? Try this trick from Chef Matt Griffin at Fedora: cook the turkey in a salt crust for a quick, juicy bird.