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The secrets to a New York City bagel

  The secrets to a New York City bagel There are multiple theories as to why New York City bagels are the gold standard. Some people will tell you it’s the perfect calcium-to-magnesium ratio of the New York City water used to make them, so much so that one of the most popular bagel shops in Colorado recreated the water for its recipe more than 1,700 miles away. The Most Iconic Breakfast Foods in America Others say it has much to do with hand-rolling the dough and letting it slowly ferment for up to days at a time — creating true depth of flavor — and then boiling it briefly before baking. This gives the bagel a chewy, glossy crust and doughy, soft interior.

Okay, so, confession time: I don't think I've ever washed my pillows. Like, ever. I sometimes give 'em a good spray of Lysol when my sheets are in the wash, but other than that, they don't get any attention. I've never considered the fact that they even needed washing—am I disgusting? The answer is yes. According to Lindsey Boyd and Gwen Whiting, cofounders of The Laundress, you should apparently be washing your pillows every few months.

a person lying on a bed: how often should you wash your pillows© Photo: Getty Images/Geber86 how often should you wash your pillows

"Because pillows come in such close contact with your face and tend to breed allergens, they should be washed two to three times per year, and even more frequently if you live in a warm, humid climate—warmth is a breeding ground for dust mites," says Boyd. Whiting shares that dust from the air, dead skin cells, dust mites, oil from our hair and skin, and other allergens live in our pillows. Even worse: dust mites feed off of dead skin cells.

One strange theory as to why bagels have holes

  One strange theory as to why bagels have holes There are quite a few explanations out there for the hole in the middle of a bagel, one of those foods that you absolutely need to try when in New York City. Some of them are more viable than others, and a couple theories are downright wild. The 101 Most Iconic Restaurant Dishes in America One less-wild theory is that the hole is there in order to make transporting and selling them easier. In the past, vendors threaded the circular breads onto dowels to hawk them on street corners. In fact, according to The New York Times, even up until the ’70s, most bagels were still distributed to American delis and supermarkets on rope or string.

Just washing your pillow cases doesn't cut it, they said, because pillow cases don’t fully encase your pillows. "A good way to protect them better is with pillow covers, which go over your pillows and beneath your pillow cases and have zippered enclosures," says Whiting. "These should be washed on a monthly basis."

For pillows made of natural fibers like down, fiberfill, feathers, or synthetic blends, Boyd says you should pretreat any oil-based stains, like makeup. She recommends using The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar ($6), along with cool water to wet and work a lather into the area. Maeve Richmond, founder of home organizational company Maeve’s Method, previously told Well+Good that dish soap is great for removing oil-based stains. “Dish soap is designed to gently break down oils to help get things clean.”

What breakfast looks like around the world

  What breakfast looks like around the world Breakfast might just be the most important meal of the day, and plenty of places celebrate it in style. From table-covering spreads to a simple sip of coffee, here's a look at what different countries around the world are eating first thing in the morning. Travel need not (always) apply, either – we've even got a few recipes that you can try at home.

You should wash your natural-fiber pillows on the delicate cycle in cold water, with a medium-to-low speed. Depending on your pillow-to-washer size ratio, you may need to wash one pillow a time so you don’t overload your machine. Dry them on low heat, low tumble cycle and repeat the drying cycle until all moisture is gone—if you remove them while still damp, you run the risk of mildew, warns Whiting. Pro tip: since pillows tend to clump when washed, Boyd says to add a couple of wool dryer balls or even tennis balls to help redistribute and fluff up feathers and filling.

Foam pillows can’t go in the washing machine, because the movement causes the foam to crumble, Boyd says. Instead, spot treat stains and then hand wash with cold water and detergent. They recommend their Wool & Cashmere Shampoo ($19). Once you're done washing, absorb excess water by rolling the pillow up in a clean towel like a sleeping bag, then let it air dry.

13 Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Washing Machine

  13 Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Washing Machine Ever wondered if you can wash velcro? Wonder no more—you can! These are all the surprising things you can actually put in your washing machine.

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This is the best brewery in the world .
What’s the best brewery in the world? Well, if you ask RateBeer, the answer is clear: Hill Farmstead in Greensboro, Vermont. For an astonishing seventh year in a row, this artisanal brewery bested over 33,000 others to win the highly coveted title. 15 Reasons to Drink a Beer Every Day On Feb. 17, popular beer review site RateBeer revealed its annual list of the best breweries in the world, based on reviewers out in the beer marketplace and historical performance. Hill Farmstead, which was founded in 2010, specializes in expertly crafted beers named after brewer Shaun Hill’s ancestors, all of whom have roots in the Greensboro area.

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