Prepping for the holidaysWant to feel relaxed and cheery during the holidays? Then get a jump on your holiday organization now. Prepping for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's entertaining is a great way to get in the holiday spirit early. Even better, with all your chores done, you can spend more of the holidays eating, drinking, and merry-making with your family and guests. Here are 7 easy tips to get you ready for holiday entertaining ahead of time so that your holiday season is stress-free!
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One of the best things you can do is clean your kitchen from top to bottom. If you do a thorough job now, you'll have more time to bake cookies with your kids, catch up with visiting friends, and make merry. Start with the obvious places: thoroughly clean your cabinets, counters, and floors. But don't stop there! Now is the time to wipe down the top of the fridge and dust out-of-the-way places. When you have 18 Thanksgiving dinner guests and have
- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, Nov 18, 2011 1:26 PM EST
Prepping for the holidaysWant to feel relaxed and cheery during the holidays? Then get a jump on your holiday organization now. Prepping for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's entertaining is a great way to get in the holiday spirit early. Even better, with all your chores done, you can spend more of the holidays eating, drinking, and merry-making with your family and guests. Here are 7 easy tips to get you ready for holiday entertaining ahead of time so that your holiday season is stress-free!Read More »from 7 Simple Tips for Stress-free Holiday Entertaining
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Fri, Nov 18, 2011 12:49 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
It's as if a flash of distant lightning has struck you. Today you are a bolt of energy. So run with it! Finish any miscellaneous cleaning, cooking or yard tasks you need to today. Vacuum unfinished paneling with a dust brush attachment and clean with a dry rubber sponge. That way you can spend the rest of your week with more leisurely endeavors.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Start a healthy routine today. Look into using natural cleaning substitutes like borax, vinegar or baking soda. If you don't already, consider making meals from scratch and eating fresh more often. There are so many fruits and vegetables available to us this time of year that it just makes sense!
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Gemini (May 21 - June
- Astrology.com | At Home – Fri, Nov 18, 2011 12:02 PM EST
Solar eclipse in Sagittarius: make the most of Thanksgiving!Read More »from Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Make the Most of Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Day this year sees a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, so let its exuberant energy help you turn tight funds into a fun feast with loved ones. Don't let a shortage of cash get in the way of everyone's fun (and appetite)!
Aries will bring out old holiday mementos, ornaments and outfits to give their celebration a homey theme at very little cost. As always, their enthusiasm will be infectious.
Similarly, Taurus will dig eagerly for holiday trinkets that have been hidden away over the years ... and they'll be delighted with their discoveries!
Gemini will realize that the only thing that really matters is love. The eclipse in their opposite sign of partnerships will make them happy just to snuggle with their partner.
As usual, Cancer's role will be one of nurturing. They normally like to add a touch of luxury, but in today's tough times, they'll be happy just to be of service to others.
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Regis PhilbinToday is Regis Philbin's last show on "Live With Regis And Kelly," and the television stalwart is retiring as a world record-holder.
Philbin, 80, has worked in front of the TV cameras for nearly 17,000 hours--and that's a Guinness World Record. And for the past 26 years, he's been most famous for hosting the "Live" morning show, first with Kathie Lee Gifford and then with Kelly Ripa. (Philbin's wife Joy was a frequent fill-in cohost, and became known as a personality in her own right. She and Philbin have four children.)
Just like Oprah Winfrey's final broadcast, the show's guest list is top secret, but it's likely that Gifford, as well as Philbin's buddy Jerry Seinfeld, will be making an appearance. Philbin got the honor of a 20/20 special this week: "The Morning Maestro with Katie Couric."
"I feel bittersweet about it," Philbin told Seinfeld, talking about his departure.Read More »from So Long, Regis Philbin
Really like what the h311?! When someone says don't add someone back on fb or you'll get hurt, don't you think something's going on between your bf and whatever's on fb that he doesn't want to see? This happened to my friend, and I just wanna say I feel bad for her....
- bon appétit magazine | Tis The Season – Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:02 AM EST
Christopher TestaniBon Appetit magazineRead More »from BA's Step-by-Step Instructions for Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Fact: The words "lumpy" and "gluey" should not be in the mashed potato vocabulary. But it takes the right tools and technique to keep spuds from becoming a gummy, pasty mess. First, you have to ditch the masher or blender and get yourself a food mill (a ricer will work too!). Once you've done that, follow these steps below and you'll have mashed potatoes so light and airy, you'll think they were sent by the tuber gods.
Prepare your potatoes. Peel 4 pounds russet and 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes. (These measurements are based on a recipe to serve 8-10. Click for full recipe).
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Cut into 2" pieces, adding to pot half-filled with cold water as they are cut. Stir in 3 tablespoons of kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer until tender, 10-15 minutes.
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Drain potatoes and transfer to a baking sheet. Let dry, 5-10 minutes.
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- Literal Exposure | At Home – Fri, Nov 18, 2011 6:57 AM EST
About Gregory Earls
When Gregory Earls isn't eating at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, he pays the bills by taking up space at 20th Century Fox in the Feature Post Production Department. He's a proud graduate of Norfolk State University and the American Film Institute, where he studied cinematography. He's an award-winning director who has amassed a reel of short films, music videos, and (yes) a wedding video or two. Steadfastly butchering the Italian language since 2002, he hopes to someday master the language just enough to inform his in-laws how much he loves their daughter, Stefania, who was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Gregory currently resides in Venice, California where he goes giddy every time he spots that dude who roller skates and plays the electric guitar at the same time. During football season, he can be found at the Stovepiper Lounge, a Cleveland Browns bar in the Valley where he roots for the greatest football team in the history of Cleveland.
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- Naseem Sheikh | At Home – Fri, Nov 18, 2011 5:33 AM EST
According to the U.N. FAO, 2.2% or about 1,687,000 ha of Pakistan is forested, according to FAO. Pakistan had 340,000 ha of planted forest.Read More »from Timber Mafia is Main Culprit for Flooding in Pakistan – by Naseem Sheikh
Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Pakistan lost an average of 42,000 ha or 1.66% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Pakistan lost 33.2% of its forest cover or around 840,000 ha.
Pakistan's forests contain 213 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Pakistan has some 1027 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 3.5% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 5.5% are threatened. Pakistan is home to at least 4950 species of vascular plants, of which 7.5% are endemic. 4.0% of Pakistan is protected under IUCN categories I-V.
Khurshid Ahmed, an environmentalist from Peshawar University, says most of the logs illegally cut from Pakistan's forests have been
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