A glass jar with overflowing starter on a wooden surface as part of an explanation on how to make sourdough starter.

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

We’re hearing the same question over and over and over again. How do I a make sourdough starter? (That is, a homemade bread starter that requires no commercial yeast.) Here’s how in simple, easy steps.

Several packages of frozen meat that need instruction on how to defrost meat safely.

How to Defrost Meat Safely

Ever wonder what’s the safest and best-est way to thaw frozen meat? Here’s your answer—with options for when you’re in a hurry and when you’re not.

A jar of homemade dish soap in a bowl with a spoon resting inside it.

How to Make Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to overpriced, chemical-laden liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

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Hangover Cures from the World Over

Hangover cures are on everyone’s mind the day after celebrations, like New Year’s Eve. Discover hangover cures and myths from around the world.