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10 Things You Should Buy Today During Williams Sonoma’s Major Sale — Shopping

Happy Premier Day! What's Premier Day? For starters, it's today. A more helpful answer: It's a one-day sale, during which you can save up to 75 percent on goods from Williams Sonoma and the other sites in the company's portfolio (read: West Elm, Pottery Barn, and more).

Here are 10 of our favorite deals happening now, across all the sites. You have until midnight to place your orders!

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The Publix Cake Is the Ultimate Southern Wedding Cake — The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guide

When you're planning and paying for a wedding, eventually you start to see dollar signs. According The Knot's 2016 Real Wedding Survey the average wedding cost is $35,329, which leaves brides looking to save where they can. For couples set on having a cake, one way to save money is to buck tradition and skip the specialty bakery.

Couples can make their own cake, enlist a talented friend, or those lucky enough to live near a Publix grocery store can order a cake the next time they pop in to pick up chicken, yogurt, and other weekday essentials.

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Why You Should Travel With Prunes (You Kind of Know Already) — Travel Intelligence

Even if you've never tried a prune, you know of their reputation. Grandparents keep prune juice in the fridge to keep them, er, regular. Younger backed-up relatives (read: your baby-boomer parents) may indulge in the dried plums to help them relieve themselves. And prunes can be useful for another crowd: constipated travelers.

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Is This the Best Way to Cut Your Cake? — Pop Culture

You might think cutting your birthday cake — or really any cake — is a pretty straightforward ordeal, but I'm here to tell you that you might be doing it wrong. Don't believe me? A new cake "hack" on Instagram made its rounds on the internet last week that you need to know about.

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10 Delicious Things We Spotted at Summer Fancy Food 2017 — On Trend

This week the Summer Fancy Food Show, where too many delicious things to count are showcased, descended upon New York at the Javits Center. For close to five hours I walked around the show, tasted everything I possibly could, and tried to find the best trends and new products around. Here are a few of the interesting bites I tasted (or saw) this year.

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I Tried the Click and Grow Herb Garden — Here’s How It Went — Simple Gardens

Although I do most of the cooking and cleaning, I like to joke that my husband is in charge of keeping all the living things in our house alive. He makes sure I eat real meals like a normal human (not just cheese and gummy candies), he feeds our fish and the dog we sometimes babysit, and he's in charge of all our plants.

This division of labor came about after I killed three too many succulents and an air plant. (Seriously, how does one kill an air plant?) It's not entirely my fault, I like to tell myself — the light in our apartment is never the same!

I have also killed every basil kit I've ever tried, yet I was eager try the Smart Herb Garden by Click and Grow. After all, they make it sound so easy! Here's how it went.

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