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The 2 biggest things that surprised celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis when she moved from Italy to the US

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is originally from Rome, Italy, and she moved to the US with her family when she was a child. While in the US, De Laurentiis said she struggled to learn English, especially because her family only spoke Italian at home. The chef said that when she was in school, her Italian name and the Italian foods that she brought for lunch weren't seen as cool by her classmates.

Most newlyweds today want cash instead of physical gifts — here are the right and wrong ways to ask for money at your wedding

Many people today would prefer to receive cash gifts at their wedding instead of physical gifts. But asking friends and family for money can come off as tacky and gauche if not done properly. We turned to an etiquette expert to tell us the right and wrong ways for couples to ask for cash wedding gifts.

Travelpro Maxlite 5 International Expandable Carry-On Spinner Review

If you love to travel, you know the pains of packing. But fortunately, there are tons of pieces of luggage on the market that have attempted to make your packing endeavors simpler and more enjoyable. One of those is the Travelpro Maxlite 5 19" Expandable International Carry-On Spinner. To get the full experience of this popular roller bag (and to see if it’s worth taking on your upcoming vacation), we took it on a five-day trip, traveling by plane and automobile.

Travelpro Crew 11 21" Expandable Spinner Suiter Review

The Travelpro Crew 11 21" Expandable Spinner Suiter is a high-quality bag at a reasonable price that provides durability with a lightweight feel, a sleek and professional look, smart features, and several other extras that make traveling a breeze. Frequent fliers know that luggage can have a significant impact on a trip.

County Line Kitchen Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review

County Line Kitchen is owned by a Wisconsin-based family company committed to bringing its customers high-quality home and kitchen products. Even if you haven’t heard of it, you may have heard of the brand’s popular Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Consisting of a mason jar, a stainless steel lid and filter, and silicone seals, the brewer is simple, rustic, and compact—with a price tag to match.

Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review

The Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker may be priced well, but it doesn’t offer any extra features that make it stand out from its competitors. Some people swear by cold brew coffee, which is supposedly nearly 70 percent less acidic than a regular cup of Joe. Rather than using hot water to extract flavor, coffee grounds are instead steeped in cold water for hours and then filtered, resulting in a smooth, delicious brew.

OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review

The OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker offers strong, flavorful coffee concentrate, a sleek look that could fit in any kitchen, easy cleanup and storage features, and durability—all of which make it well worth the price. Cold brew coffee makers have recently become popular, and there are several top competitors.

Ovalware RJ3 Cold Brew Maker Review

Whether you like iced coffee year-round or only sip it in the summertime, a cold brew coffee maker can save you from running to the local cafe and spending $5 per cup. We decided to try out one of the most popular models on the market, the Ovalware RJ3 Cold Brew Maker, a glass carafe brewer that’s airtight for easy storing.

Toddy Cold Brew System Review

Beyond brewing a strong cold brew concentrate, the Toddy Cold Brew System offers a myriad of other extra features that make it well worth the price including the cute decanter, easy cleanup, and easy-to-read coffee and tea brewing instructions. The cold brew coffee trend has risen in the last few years, with some fans opting to make their own at home rather than pay for a daily cup at the cafe.

I had an 'expensive' wedding and here's why I kind of regret it

Though the wedding planning process can be fun at times, it can also be painfully expensive, which is what I discovered during my engagement. The city my husband and I chose to get married in and the many extras we splurged on resulted in a pricey wedding. Looking back, I regret spending so much money on this one day that could have been put towards my future with my husband.

6 myths about going to the gynecologist that you need to stop believing

Visiting the gynecologist can be intimidating especially if you've never been before. To make it even more nerve-wracking, there's a lot of misinformation out there about visiting this type of doctor. You shouldn't always cancel your appointment if you have your period and you shouldn't wait until you're pregnant to go the gynecologist.

10 fan-favorite desserts you can get from Costco

Costco's bakery is lined with goodies that look delectable, but there are some Costo sweets that are way better than others. The warehouse retailer has several desserts that have grown their own fanbase. Costco's boozy popsicles and brownie brittle are just a couple fan-favorites. Costco customers are constantly raving about their favorite Costco desserts.



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