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A Full Breakdown of How Long You Can Freeze Different Soups

Soup options can feel endless and are the ultimate comfort food for sick days, Winter nights, or when you're feeling nostalgic and just want to feel at home. Soups are great for meal prepping and are often quick and easy to whip up, but most recipes make pretty large batches - so what's the best way to store leftovers? Freezing soup may seem super easy, but in reality, not all soups can be frozen and there are varying shelf lives depending on your ingredients. Let us break it down for you.

The best soups to freeze are stews with chunky vegetables, protein, and broth. These typically hold up well due to the nature of their ingredients - broth doesn't separate or curdle and proteins and vegetables can withstand the moisture well to keep intact. These soups can last up to three months in the freezer.

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What you will want to be wary of is freezing anything with dairy or something cream-based. These soups can be frozen for one month, tops. Sometimes, if you leave the soup in the...

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This Friends-Themed Slow Cooker Is the Kitchen Gadget Only a Total Monica Would Buy

Friends fans, gather round! Box Lunch has a slow cooker in stock that anyone named Monica Geller would love. The Friends-themed kitchen gadget ($60) is covered in doodles from the hit NBC show, referencing notable quotes like "Pivot!" and "How you doin'?" You'll want to dig this out for any potlucks with your Central Perk crew or for a Thanksgiving feast - while you binge the best holiday episodes, of course.

With a $60 price tag, this slow cooker is only slightly more expensive than your average six-quart programmable pot. You can also get a triple-cooker for about $10 more! If you're interested in buying one for yourself (or for your BFF), I would recommend shopping fast - it's already selling out across the internet. You'll be ready to whip up meals like Monica at Alessandro's in no time.

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Get Ready: 2020's First Mercury Retrograde Is Already on Its Way

Ready to plan for Mercury retrograde 2020? Even if you're not someone who's big on astrology, you've probably heard of Mercury retrograde, a period of time when the planet's position supposedly causes general confusion and upheaval in our lives. Whether you're watching the planets out of scientific interest or astrological beliefs, here's when you'll want to keep an eye on Mercury this year.

According to Almanac, Mercury will be in retrograde during three periods in 2020: Feb. 17 to March 10, June 18 to July 12, and Oct. 14 to Nov. 3. In scientific terms, "Mercury retrograde" refers to the period of time when the position of Mercury appears to be moving "backward" in relation to the zodiac. The planet is not, of course, actually moving in reverse, but the optical illusion of this movement is what gives Mercury its name: its "apparent retrograde motion." Every year, this happens three times, a few months apart each time.

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Pass Me a Spoon, Because Toll House Is Releasing Funfetti-Flavored Edible Cookie Dough

Nestlé Toll House is rolling out some tasty new products to ring in the new year, and, uh . . . I think I'm going to need a bigger spoon. Not too long after the brand generously introduced us to Unicorn Morsels that are honestly too pretty to even eat, it's now preparing to release two (count 'em!) new edible cookie dough flavors that I'm more than prepared to eat my weight in.

Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough and Edible Fudge Brownie Batter are two new flavors that'll be rolling out to retailers nationwide later this month. Both snacks are essentially made with the exact same ingredients found in your favorite baked goods, except they're safe and ready to eat straight out of the tub. Interested customers can find the new flavors everywhere groceries are sold, and a regular, 15-ounce tub will set you back about $6. Check the availability for both products over at verybestbaking.com.

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The Easiest Way to Shred Chicken

Shredded chicken sounds delicious until you realize you have to actually shred it yourself. But the process isn't as time consuming or difficult as you might think. It's as easy as shredding the chicken with a fork instead of with your hands. Trust us, it's much simpler to tear the meat with a metal utensil, plus it's a cleaner, more sanitary process. And you'll be able to enjoy your chicken salad or pulled BBQ chicken sandwich that much faster!

How to Shred Chicken With a Fork

  1. Start with poached chicken that is cooled slightly but still warm. What's pictured is a skinless, boneless chicken breast, poached in chicken broth for flavor and saltiness.
  2. Use one hand or a fork to hold the chicken steady. With the other hand, use another fork to scrap and tear the chicken flesh into small, shredded pieces. When the fork becomes full of chicken shreds, use your fingers or another fork to pull the pieces off the fork and onto the plate. Repeat the process until the chicken is completely shredded.
  3. Transfer the shredded chicken to an airtight container and refrigerate for two to four days. Use the shredded chicken in casseroles, salads, tacos, curries, and sandwiches. Here are a few of...

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24 Fun and Frugal Bachelorette Party Destinations

The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in - it's essential to get together with some of your girlfriends and spend some quality time before the big day. Lonely Planet travel experts Heather Dickson and Emily Matchar weighed in on the must-visit vacation spots that will give you a bang for your bachelorette bucks.

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32 Majestic Photos of Bernese Mountain Dogs That Prove They're Big, Lovable Floofs

Ever since I met my friend's giant Bernese Mountain Dog, Ruby, when I was a kid, they've always been one of my favorite breeds. Large, fluffy, and adorned with unforgettable coloring and particularly slobbery tongues, these oversize doggos are the definition of gentle. Interestingly enough, the breed originally hails from the Swiss Alps, so it's no wonder they give off an especially regal air. Known for being great with kids and for their loyal temperament, it's easy to see why this breed is widely beloved. Can't get enough of Bernese Mountain Dogs? Read through to get a heavy dose of pupper cuteness in the form of photos.

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Chrissy Teigen Says Cacio e Pepe Conquers All, and Her Recipe Proves It

This Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe is one of the most popular recipes from Chrissy Teigen's first cookbook, Cravings, for obvious reasons. It's like a combination of spaghetti aglio e olio and cacio e pepe . . . plus pancetta, because pancetta makes everything better.

Chrissy has said that this recipe is one of her "top five in the book," and I'm not kidding when I say it's going to become one of my top pasta recipes, and pasta is my favorite food in the world. The crispy pancetta adds salty goodness, the heavy amount of black pepper and red pepper flakes makes it spicy, and the lemony-cheesy-garlicky sauce is light and indulgent at the same time. Check out the easy recipe from Cravings below.

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This Hilarious Candle Shows Your Work BFF Just How Much You Need Them to Survive

Adulting is hard. Dealing with people all day is hard. Dragging yourself out of bed at 6 a.m. for that early morning meeting is hard. All in all, work can be a struggle. But knowing that your favorite coworker is there to go through all the bullsh*t with you makes things so much better. You have someone to gossip with, crack jokes with, and vent to. And if you've been meaning to show them just how much they really mean to you, this hilarious Silver Dollar Candle Co. Co-worker Candle ($17) should do the trick. I mean, is there anything more accurate to describe your bond than telling them, "I'd burn this place down if you didn't work here?" Nope.

This soy candle is completely handmade to order, so you can select your coworker's favorite scent and even personalize the lid for no additional cost. With over 5,000 rave reviews, they're sure to love this gift and get a little chuckle out of lighting it, too.

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From Samoas to Toffee-tastics: A Definitive Ranking of Girl Scout Cookies, From Best to Worst

Every year, after the holidays die down and the decorations are put away, something beautiful happens that brings so many people, myself included, endless joy. And that, my friends, is Girl Scout Cookie season. Girl Scout Cookies are typically sold between January and April, so it's officially time to spend more than a few paychecks on those delicious little cookies (it's fine since the cookie proceeds go to a good cause). And since there are so many amazing cookie flavors, enjoying them is a very personal and individualized experience. There are a lot of opinions on which cookies are the best, so we've ranked the ones that are truly worth every last bite and the ones you can maybe skip ordering this year. Keep reading to see the list now, and happy cookie season!

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Ready, Set, Save: 20 Affordable Trips to Take in 2020

The start of a new year means we're more than ready for some fresh adventures. To maximize our 2020 travels, affordability will be key, and luckily there are plenty of places to visit and activities to enjoy without having to dig too deep into our wallets. Visiting a more under the radar locale with similar qualities to their pricier counterparts is a solid way to save some bucks without sacrificing on your travel experience. And sometimes a splurge on airfare can land you in a culturally rich destination where you can eat, explore, and sleep like a king or queen, making it totally worth transportation hogging the majority of your trip's budget.

Whether choosing to stay closer to home while considering adventures you hadn't thought of before or opting to cut corners in one area to enhance the overall trip, your hard-earned money will be well spent on incredible travel memories. No matter what, there's a trip for every budget. Here are 20 affordable trip ideas for your 2020 bucket list.

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Epcot's Space-Themed Restaurant Is Opening Soon, and You Have to Be "Shot Into Orbit" to Get There

Disney announced a new space-themed restaurant coming to Epcot in Walt Disney World at the 2019 D23 Expo, and we're already seeing stars! The restaurant - called Space 220 - will "launch" sometime this Winter and be an extension of the park's popular Mission: SPACE pavilion.

To get to the restaurant, guests will board an elevator near the Mission: SPACE attraction that will replicate being shot up into orbit. You'll travel 220 miles directly above Earth and dock at the Centauri Space Station. Once inside, you'll pass the grow zone on the way to your seats, which is "a spinning wall of produce that mimics earth's gravity and represents some of the fresh ingredients used by the culinary team," a Disney press release stated. You'll then be part of an immersive dining experience with panoramic views of the stars, passing satellites, and floating astronauts. And along the way, Disney said, "viewports will give guests real-time perspective as they travel high above the planet."


A look inside the elevator that will "launch you into space" to get to the restaurant.

There's no word on the menu yet except that it will feature gourmet offerings, but it's being operated by the Patina...

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There Are a Ton of Moon Events Happening in 2020, Including a Blue Moon on Halloween

If you thought the moon looked a little different or a lot closer on Jan. 10, you probably caught a glimpse of the year's first full moon. Nicknamed the Wolf Moon, January's full moon wasn't the only star of the show, as a lunar eclipse was in full effect as well. While the moon and Earth's crossover (called the penumbra) wasn't visible from the US, the moon's "tea-stained" color and size were, and it left people speechless.

And the Wolf Moon is only the beginning of interesting happenings in 2020. One of the most anticipated moon events, the Blue Moon, will take place on Halloween this year. Talk about spooky! Whether you are an avid skywatcher or just find the moon fascinating, here are all the cool moon happenings we'll be seeing this year. Grab your camera and some popcorn; you won't want to miss these!

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24 Genius Tools That Will Help You Organize Your Room Like Never Before

The dreaded task of cleaning your room (or any room) is a lot easier said than done. I've been so busy for the last six months that my room and closet slowly turned into a cluttered mess. One of my goals for the new year is to finally get it together, but to make it easier, I'll need the help of useful organizing tools. These smart finds are great motivators to keep things tidy in the long run, too.

Whether you're looking to clean up under your bed or finally get your closet in order, I'm here to help. I went on a mission to uncover the best products that will help you organize any room in your home. From retailers like Amazon and even Urban Outfitters, there are tons of great options for every organizing need. Keep reading to shop them all.

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Swim With Dolphins, Backpack Through Europe, and 111 Other Things to Do Before You Die

You will never need to read another bucket list again! Trust us when we say this is the mother lode of bucket lists, the bucket list to end all bucket lists, the . . . well, you get the point. It goes without saying that life is short, which is why it's important to get as many amazing experiences under your belt as you can! From extreme ideas like backpacking Europe to simple things like dancing in the rain, we promise this list will leave you with a life well lived. Make 2020 a year for the books with all with the unforgettable ideas ahead!

- Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

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This Resort in the Maldives Has an Overwater Observatory With Its Own Astrology Guide

Calling all stargazing-lovers! If the Anantara Kihavah resort in the Maldives isn't already on your bucket list, get ready to make some room for it at the top. Located in Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavahone is one of the best places on earth for stargazing. Not only that, it has a dedicated "Sky Guru" on-hand who will teach you all about the stars!

Since light pollution isn't a problem in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and due to its proximity to the equator, the region provides spectacular views of both the southern and northern sky. At Sky, the resort's overwater observatory (and the only one in the Maldives), your love for astrology is combined with a luxury cocktail bar, so you can gaze up at the stars as you sip Champagne. Whether you want to learn about the stars or simply sit in awe of the sky's pure beauty, this is the absolute best place to do it.

Keep reading for more details about Sky that will make you want to book a flight to the Maldives ASAP.

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Please Meet Eclipse, the Black Lab Who Takes Herself to the Dog Park Every Day

As a dog owner, I put a lot of trust in my pooch. I expect him to refrain from eating out of the garbage when I'm gone and snuggle up to me on particularly chilly nights. While I give my dog a pretty long leash, a Black Lab named Eclipse is the definition of an independent woman. In a now-viral Facebook post shared by a woman named Robbie Lauren, we learned that Eclipse actually walks to the dog park by herself every day. How's that for impressive?

"This is Eclipse. Every day she leaves her house, by herself, and takes the bus downtown to the dog park where she spends a couple of hours getting exercise and making friends, and then she takes the bus back home again," reads the post. "She even has her own bus pass attached to the collar."

If you're anything like me, you probably have a million questions. How did her owner let this happen? How does she even know what a bus stop is? Honestly, it seems like the dog version of the '90s movie Matilda, when she leaves her house every single day to go to the library by herself.

"All of the bus drivers know her and she makes them smile, and many of the regular passengers enjoy seeing her every day and will often sit down next to...

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Sam's Club Is Dropping Popcorn Covered in Oreo Crumbles, Made For Salty and Sweet Snacking

Melting chocolate over popcorn has long been one of my favorite salty-sweet snack combos, but this Snack Pop Oreo Cookie Popcorn might have just pop pop popped its way to the top of my snacking list. The popcorn, which will be available exclusively at Sam's Club starting Feb. 1, is covered in Oreo cookie crumbles and will be sold in 20-ounce bags for $6. Made with non-GMO corn, the treat is low in sodium and only has 150 calories per serving, which is ideal, considering I plan on eating the whole bag while watching all of my favorite movies. If it's anything like the brand's candy-coated Butterfinger popcorn, I can't wait to try it. Head to Sam's Club come February to grab a bag (or two) for yourself, and if you're feeling generous, grab a few bags for any Super Bowl Sunday parties you might have coming up.

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85 Gadgets on Amazon Customers Will Buy Till They're Out of Stock - We're Predicting It

Each time we think we have found every last cool product on Amazon, the site sucks us in with ever more stuff. The retailer is a treasure trove for unique gadgets that make life easier, but it can be hard to sift through them all. That's why we created an ultimate guide for you to shop through. Check out these mind-boggling inventions and buy one for yourself.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.