Entertaining

The Right Way to Deal With Gifts You Don't Want

Our etiquette expert explains how to gracefully handle the awkwardness of receiving (and giving away) an unwanted gift.

How to (Finally!) Stop Getting All of Those Annoying Calls

Your name is on the Do Not Call list, but you're still getting robocalls? Here's how to stop them for good. 

5 Bloody Mary Toppings That Will Blow Your Mind

No one’s complaining about a lemon wedge and celery stick. But once you have your Bloody Mary recipe down pat, why not try taking the classic up a notch with these five combinations? Just make sure to stock up on long, sturdy toothpicks first.

11 Barbecue Appetizers You’ll Be Serving all Summer

As you season the steaks and fire up the grill, satisfy hungry guests with an assortment of savory starters. Just make sure they save room for the feast ahead—including dessert, of course.

Graduation Party Appetizers You Can Eat in One Bite

These fuss-free appetizers are fun to whip up, and best of all, they’re easy to eat. Guests will have fun filling their plates with a tasty variety of sweet and savory treats.

Graduation Party Food for Every Type of Guest

By serving classic party food alongside more unexpected dishes (creamy carrot dip with goat cheese, anyone?) you’re sure to win everyone over—from the graduates to the grandparents.

Insect-Repellent Clothing You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Affordable bug-resistant picks for men, women, and children will help the whole family enjoy the outdoors without all the itching.

7 Accessories for Your Next Outdoor Cocktail Party

Upgrade your backyard for your next celebration with these useful additions.

6 DIY Graduation Party Decorations

Personalize your celebration with these easy-to-make ideas.

5 Ways You’re Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

You already know not to chat 
on the phone at top volume or 
file your nails at your desk. 
(Right? Right?) If you truly want 
to respect your office mates, 
here’s what else to work on.

3 Ideas for Vanilla Extract That Don’t Require Baking

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to vanilla extract, stick with the real thing. Pure extract 
is made from vanilla beans steeped in alcohol and water. 
It has a far more complex flavor than the imitation kind and helps other ingredients reach their full, delicious potential.