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How Not To Fail in the Kitchen

A lot of cooks have plenty of experience to draw upon when whipping up their roast chicken and their tarte tatins. Many would-be cooks don’t, and are intimidated by the prospect of doing anything more than boiling spaghetti in the kitchen. Never fear! In the spirit of holiday baking and general kitchen savvy, I’ve compiled […]

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LadyGiftguides: For Would-Be Hogwarts Students and Fangbangers

I’m convinced that my Hogwarts letter just got lost in the mail. My best friend is waiting for the Great Revelation, in which vampires come out of the coffin. We’re hardly unique in our pop-culture obsessions. Fortunately for us, and for the people shopping for us, there is no dearth of merchandise themed around the […]

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LadyGiftguides: For the Globetrotter

Oh, travel. Whether they live for it or they’re forced to do it for work, it’s likely that someone on your list is either a frequent traveler or would be if they had the means. Here you will find a roundup of items that will either serve the traveler well or indulge the would-be traveler’s […]

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LadyGiftguides: Happy Hump Day! NSFW.

This is probably not the gift guide in which you’re going to find something for your mom or your boss. But if you’re buying for a lover, or a raunch-loving friend, these items might please. Maybe you wouldn’t give “Anal Angels 14” as a holiday gift (or maybe you would, I don’t judge) – but […]

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LadyGiftguides: Eat, drink, and be merry!

Sometimes, there is just no better or more appropriate gift than food. Take my brother, for example. He recently landed an excellent job (the lucky bastard) and is now able to buy himself virtually anything he wants, meaning that his Christmas list is pretty empty. Not to mention that I shot my gift wad last […]

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LadyGiftguide: Gifts for the Science Geeks in Your Life

Christmas shopping is pretty much the bane of my existence. Most gift guides in magazines and on websites are terribly unimaginative – they say “For Your Sister” and have a bunch of nondescript beaded necklaces and scented candles, for example.