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Found: Perfectly minimalist tumblers

How many times per day do you reach for a glass? Consider how drinking glasses, in various states of fullness, tend to scatter themselves about the house, forgotten until dish time. Or how one of the first questions we ask guests is, "Can I get you something to drink?" The utility of a glass is obvious, which explains why a well-designed version - simple, functional, durable - quickly becomes a conversation piece.

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Albatross or aid? Rating 4 food processors on meal prep features

Food processors are essential kitchen equipment to some cooks, but for others they are heavy, hard-to-clean albatrosses. They have long offered relief from endless chopping, but newer models are repositioning the machines as multipurpose meal-prep helpers, adding more features that take the processor beyond chopping and slicing.

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10 ways to maximize space in your studio

For the past 15 years, I have lived in a studio apartment - well, three different studio apartments, to be exact. While I would love to say that nesting in a small space has taught me how to be a minimalist, anyone who has seen the stacks of shoeboxes in my closet or the piles of cooking magazines in my living room knows I would be telling a gigantic lie. I like things and have accumulated a lot of stuff, yet my studio feels roomy, comfortable and, most importantly, like home. You can take a small space and make it your own as well - it just requires a little savvy and know-how. Here are 10 simple ways to maximize space in your studio apartment.

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Yardsmart: How textile covers protect plants from frost

Whether you're growing a fall food garden or tending your backyard tropicals, frost changes everything. When it arrives, and how cold those first early mornings are, dictate how long plants will survive outdoors. First frost is a figment of the early morning, and the coldest point is always that hour just before dawn when the freeze comes.

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Design Recipes: Ways to extend outdoor entertaining into fall

Even though the nights are shorter and the air is cooler, it doesn't mean you can't continue to enjoy the outdoors. Many people's favorite season is fall. One of the best ways to continue to enjoy your outdoor environment is to think of a way to incorporate an outdoor experience such as a fire pit, outdoor lounge or other entertaining environment such as an outdoor kitchen.

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