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  1. <i>Saveur</i> founder Colman Andrews explores classic American foods in <i>The Taste of America.</i> Andrew McKinney / Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley

    What does America taste like?

    Depending on where you live, classic American food could mean anything from bagels and pizza to biscuits and barbecue. All this variation provides the perfect incentive for a new collection by Colman Andrews, founder of Saveur and editorial director of TheDailyMeal.com. The Taste of America (Oct. 14; Phaidon) addresses that all-important question: What does America taste like? Here are some of Andrews’ top picks:

    • Oct. 3, 2013
  2. Pastor Joel Osteen shares advice on how you can reach your full potential. Geri Lavrov / Getty Images

    Reach beyond your limits

    Feel as if you’ve reached the limit of what your life can be? There’s much more, urges Joel Osteen, the pastor of Houston megachurch Lakewood Church and author of Break Out! 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. “I want to inspire people to go further,” he says. “I don’t think people need to be limited by what they think — ‘I don’t know the right people’ or ‘I don’t have the right education.’ God opens doors that we could not open on our own.” His advice:

    • Oct. 3, 2013
  3. October is a great time to buy a new grill or patio furniture. Juanmonino / Getty Images

    What to buy in October

    Get set for autumn with these affordable home upgrades

    • Sep. 26, 2013
  4. Reader Barbara Decker shares a tip for getting knots out of fine necklace chains. Elnur Amikishiyev / Getty Images

    Reader tip: Fix a knotty problem

    To get a knot out of jewelry or untangle a fine necklace chain, reader Barbara Decker of Fort Collins, Colo., recommends pouring table salt into a small saucer, then dropping your gold or silver chain into the salt.

    • Sep. 26, 2013
  5. <i>Expedition WIld</i> host Casey Anderson shares items that you should keep in your car. Olga Milkina / Getty Images

    Items you should keep in your car

    When it comes to packing a car for an emergency, adventurer and Expedition Wild host Casey Anderson says he’s “like a turtle, practically carrying my entire house on my back.”

    • Sep. 26, 2013
  6. There are several organic solutions to keep bugs away from your plants. Plush Studios / Getty Images/Blend Images

    Keeping bugs at bay, organically

    The bounty of summer may be gone, but aphids, beetles, worms and other pests are still searching for a yummy dinner — in your garden. Here are organic solutions for banishing bugs:

    • Sep. 26, 2013
  7. John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut, co-founders of KNP Communications, offer tips to cultivate influence at work, home and in social situations. Mike Kemp / Getty Images

    Tips for cultivating influence at work, home and in social situations

    John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut, co-founders of Washington, D.C.-based KNP Communications, share their tips.

    • Sep. 19, 2013
  8. Online wine clubs help you select, buy and learn about wines. JGI/Jamie Grill / Getty Images/Blend Images

    Raise a glass to wine clubs

    Online wine clubs help you select, buy and learn about wines.

    • Sep. 5, 2013
  9. Lisa Lillien, Food Network's 'Hungry Girl,' suggests packing healthful snacks, like almonds, to stave off extra pounds while on the road. iStockphoto / Getty Images

    Have Munchies, Will Travel

    Lisa Lillien, Food Network's 'Hungry Girl,' shows you how to eat smart on the road.

    • Sep. 5, 2013
  10. Reader Honora Laverick of Aiken, S.C., keeps dyed hard-boiled eggs in her fridge for salads, snacks and lunches (without mix-ups). James And James / Getty Images

    Reader tip: A dye-hard egg eater

    For reader Honora Laverick of Aiken, S.C., dyed eggs are not just for Easter.

    • Sep. 5, 2013
  11. Author Jeffrey Hall examines five flirting styles. Paul Burns / Getty Images

    5 shades of flirting

    Author Jeffrey Hall examines five flirting styles.

    • Aug. 29, 2013
  12. Reader Susan Kieffer of Asheville, N.C., has a tip to prolong the life of refrigerated items like cottage cheese and yogurt . Peter Medilek / Getty Images/StockFood

    Reader Tip: The cheese stands ... upside down

    Reader Susan Kieffer of Asheville, N.C., shares a tip to prolong the life of refrigerated items like cottage cheese and yogurt .

    • Aug. 29, 2013
  13. Pediatrician moms discuss the intersection of parenthood and medical practice and how it gives them a unique perspective. sturti / Getty Images

    Dr. Mom knows best

    A mom doc has a unique perspective

    • Aug. 22, 2013
  14. Electronic recycling can earn you cash or store credit. Nathan Gleave / Getty Images

    Electronic Recycling: Get green for being green

    Electronic recycling can earn you cash or store credit.

    • Aug. 22, 2013
  15. Reader Debbie Meehan of Massapequa, N.Y., reuses curling ribbon tied to balloons. Aleksandar Jocic / Getty Images

    Reader tip: Reuse that ribbon

    Debbie Meehan of Massapequa, N.Y., has found a smart way extend the life of a birthday party décor. “I have a helpful tip. Whenever anyone in my family gets balloons, I reuse the pretty ribbons that they are tied to,” she says. After the balloons deflate, “I cut the ribbons close to the knot and save it to use as curling ribbon to decorate gift bags or packages. ... I never have to buy spools of ribbons!”

    • Aug. 22, 2013
  16.  Charlotte Allen / Getty Images

    Protein Fruit Smoothie

    Smoothies from your local juice shop can be milkshakes in disguise.

    • Aug. 22, 2013
  17. Eating fruits this summer will help keep you hydrated. Photodisc / Getty Images

    Stay hydrated with creative thirst quenchers

    With temperatures skyrocketing, it’s crucial to remain hydrated. Richard Wiese, host of Born to Explore, attests that dehydration can cause fatigue, joint and pain stiffness. “At one time or another I have been in unique destinations around the world where creativity has been key in staying hydrated,” Wiese says. His smart ideas:

    • Aug. 15, 2013
  18. Reader Connie Schachel of Pomona, Mo., has found a way to make box cake mixes even more time-efficient. Thomas Northcut / Getty Images

    Reader tip: It's easy as ... cake!

    Not many people make cakes from scratch anymore — the convenience of a packaged mix is too hard to beat. Reader Connie Schachel of Pomona, Mo., has found a way to make box cake mixes even more time-efficient.

    • Aug. 15, 2013
  19. Map out a life plan and retire happily at home. Steve Cole / Getty Images

    Retire happily at home

    Map out a life plan

    • Aug. 15, 2013
  20. When it comes to your health, attitude isn't everything, but it helps, says Hilary Tindle, author of <i>Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging</i>. Erik Isakson/Getty Images

    Think positive for great health

    When it comes to your health, attitude isn't everything, but it truly matters.

    • Aug. 8, 2013
  21. Pet expert Steve Dale offers tips to calm your pet's summer stress. Getty Images/Image Source

    Calm your pet's summer stress

    Summer can be the best time for our pets — but thunderstorms, unfamiliar houseguests and travel can make our four-legged friends surprisingly anxious. Pet expert Steve Dale offers tips to calm your pet's summer stress.

    • Aug. 8, 2013
  22. When grocery shopping on hot summer days, fill a Styrofoam cooler with some ice to store perishables while you're running errands. KMart

    Reader tip: Keep it cool while shopping

    Perfect for running errands during summer months

    • Aug. 8, 2013
  23. <i>Recipe Rehab</i> chef Mareya Ibrahim suggests using Stevia sweetener to satisfy sugar cravings. David Baratz/USA WEEKEND

    Cut down on sugar while satisfying sweet cravings

    Make the sugar switch!

    • Aug. 8, 2013
  24. Reader Suzy Mazur of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., gets to the bottom of an unsightly party problem: crumbly potato chips. zkruger/Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Reader tip: Flip those chips

    You'll want to remember this party tip for your next get-together.

    • Aug. 1, 2013
  25. Stay connected with job search apps and check e-mail often to see if a hiring manager wants to meet. Anna Bryukhanova/Getty Images

    Heat up your job search

    Tips to set you apart in your job hunt.

    • Aug. 1, 2013
  26. Pair ingredient combos like hummus and shaved carrots or goat cheese and grapes. iStockphoto/Getty Images

    Make a lunch with a punch

    A few simple ideas to keep your midday meal fresh, tasty and healthy

    • Aug. 1, 2013
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