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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

How do you know if a party is going well or horribly wrong? Entertaining expert Susan Spungen tells you how to right a sinking ship and how to stop worrying and enjoy your fiesta

 Along with the holidays come many parties, but unfortunately, parties don’t always go the way you hope they will. We asked Susan Spungen, founding food editor at Martha Stewart Living and auth...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 There are only so many sweaters, necklaces and pocketknives a person can acquire before it gets to be a bit much. “At a certain age, we start to comprehend the sacrifices our parents have made...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
Candles truly are the gifts that keep on giving. According to the National Candle Association, America’s love for waxing poetic burns bright: $2 billion is spent annually on candles and they are use...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 Whether your personal style is funky, classic, rustic or luxurious, sometimes you just want something different to show your guests for the holidays. Dress it upCreate a beautiful glassware disp...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 While the cast of characters and décor may change year-to-year, the traditions rarely do. These designers and celebrities share their favorite decorating stories.Suzanne KaslerAtlanta-based int...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

It’s time to put down the smartphone and give Instagram a break. These next-level digital cameras will take their photography to the next level.

 There’s an old cliche in photography circles: The best camera is the one you have with you. For many of us, that’s our smartphone.For everyday use, smartphones are tough to beat. They have f...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

This holiday season, the most-desired devices are the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But which console is right for your gamer?

 Among the billions of gifts Santa sifts through this holiday season may be millions of the latest eighth-generation video game consoles: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Sony’s PS4 teases innovative...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

The critics’ faves are sure bets for the gamer on your list

 Each summer, the top video-game media name the best gaming titles of the year. Here are their picks for the best of the 2013.Titanfall Best of ShowBest Original GameBest Console GameBest PC Game...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

Daphne Oz, co-host of ABC’s food and talk show ‘The Chew,’ has come out with her second lifestyle cookbook, where she explains how to host fun, stress-free parties at the holidays – or any time of year

 In her first book, The Dorm Room Diet (William Morrow, 2010), certified chef and integrative nutritionist Daphne Oz helped college students tackle dorm living. In her second book, Relish: An Adv...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

Anticipating a crowd? Use these meal-planning tips from the pros to ensure your next shindig is as successful as it is delicious.

 Feeding yourself and your family is a cinch. Cooking for a large group? That’s another story. Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner party or having a backyard get-together, it can be tricky...

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