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3 common beer glass types and how to use them

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3 common beer glass types and how to use them

If you've gone out to a brewpub or into the home of a beer aficionado lately, you have probably noticed that there are a whole bunch of different beer glass styles in heavy rotation these days. Each type of glass corresponds to a particular brewing tradition and is meant to bring out the particular qualities associated with that beer style. That's not to say that you can't serve beers in the "wrong" glass, only that serving them in their intended glassware will give you a better idea of which characteristics the brewers were aiming to bring out in the beer....

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5 healthy summer snack ideas

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5 healthy summer snack ideas

Summer is a good time to switch up your snacking routine, opting for easy, light and healthy options that don't require you to heat up your kitchen by cooking! Here are some ideas to keep you full and energized throughout the day:  Cranberry slushy: Health Magazine has an easy recipe for a cool cranberry slushy. Just mix a half-cup of cranberry juice cocktail, one cup of ice cubes and one teaspoon of lime juice. Serve from our double-walled stainless steel drinking glasses with matching straws for sipping in style.  Fresh fruit: Many different kinds of fruit are currently in season, so...

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How to throw a stress-free bridal shower

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How to throw a stress-free bridal shower

Do you have the privilege of being the maid of honor at your best friend or sister's wedding? Although this is a big responsibility, the bride-to-be trusted you with the job. One of the main duties of the maid of honor is to help throw a bridal shower, which is an activity that can be drama-free if you follow these helpful tips: Keep the bride's personality in mind: "Unless the bride you're coordinating for loves surprises and is up for anything, run your ideas by her and get her thumb's up before proceeding," suggests Nikki Haritatos, designer and event planner for...

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4 gifts for the new college student

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4 gifts for the new college student

Is someone special in your life leaving home to start their new life as a college student? Whether it's your son or daughter, niece or nephew, neighbor or family friend, it's a nice gesture to give them a little gift to commemorate the start of their university career. The ideal present will both be useful to them in the months ahead and be special and memorable years and even decades down the road. That may sound like a tall order, but we have plenty of beautiful stainless steel items that fit the bill! Here are several ideas:  Cereal bowl: You...

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5 tips for throwing the perfect summer barbecue

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5 tips for throwing the perfect summer barbecue

Make the most out of the warm weather and throw a barbecue for your friends, family and neighbors. Here are our top tips for hosting the perfect grilling extravaganza: Build your own centerpiece: Follow Martha Stewart's lead and arrange raw vegetables in an edible crudite centerpiece that looks good and tastes great! We suggest using the StainlessLUX bowl / basket.  Choose a buffet set-up: Party planner David Stark tells Real Simple that it's best to set up two large tables when hosting a barbecue. On one, set up a food and drink buffet, while the other can be used for dining....

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