Rachel Cericola

Rachel Cericola will never be a real New Englander because she can't stand the sight of clam chowder. She spends her days (and nights) covering home, technology, and entertainment trends, as well as trying to update her website.
5 Things You Need to Know About Ceramic Knives
Your questions about ceramic knives, answered.
Jan 20, 2021
This Is What a Dishwasher Actually Does to Your Knife
Never put your knife in the dishwasher again.
Dec 31, 2020
This Is How Much a Tour de France Rider Eats, as Seen in Baguettes
With the Tour de France zipping through the countryside this month, I’ve been thinking about what one would have to eat in preparation for a 2,200-mile, 23-day bike race. A person’s typical daily meal plan probably isn’t enough to power the trip, right? So how many calories would you have to consume?
May 30, 2019
10 Salad Upgrades That Go Beyond Bacon Bits
A salad is definitely one of the best ways to get your daily allotment of vegetables, but grazing on greens can get a little boring after a while. Even if you try to switch up dressings, that bowl can often resemble a big, boring trough of rabbit chow. Luckily there are plenty of add-on options. Check out these 10 tasty ways to spruce up that sad salad. 1.
May 29, 2019
How BMX Rider Nic Long Eats for the Olympics
The Olympics are here — neither Zika, nor heat wave, nor presidential impeachment, nor plumbing woes could keep this age-old competition from moving forward. We’re planning marathon Olympic-watching sessions, of course, but all these amazing athletes got us thinking about what it takes to fuel such terrific prowess — in the pool, on the field, in the ring. We asked 10 athletes to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 24, 2019
How Triathlete Greg Billington Eats for the Olympics
The Olympics are here — neither Zika, nor heat wave, nor presidential impeachment, nor plumbing woes could keep this age-old competition from moving forward. We’re planning marathon Olympic-watching sessions, of course, but all these amazing athletes got us thinking about what it takes to fuel such terrific prowess — in the pool, on the field, in the ring. We asked 10 athletes to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 24, 2019
How Wrestler Adeline Gray Eats for the Olympics
The Olympics are here — neither Zika, nor heat wave, nor presidential impeachment, nor plumbing woes could keep this age-old competition from moving forward. We’re planning marathon Olympic-watching sessions, of course, but all these amazing athletes got us thinking about what it takes to fuel such terrific prowess — in the pool, on the field, in the ring. We asked 10 athletes to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 24, 2019
How Swimmer Tucker Dupree Eats for the Paralympics
The Olympics may be over, but there’s more action to come in Rio. We’re talking about the Paralympics, which run from September 7 to 18. The competitors in these games aren’t just amazing athletes — they’re also incredible people who have overcome obstacles to bring their athleticism to the world stage. We asked a few to share what they eat on a daily basis.
May 24, 2019
How Triathlete Melissa Stockwell Eats for the Paralympics
The Olympics may be over, but there’s more action to come in Rio. We’re talking about the Paralympics, which run from September 7 to 18. The competitors in these games aren’t just amazing athletes — they’re also incredible people who have overcome obstacles and still manage to bring it on the world stage. We asked them to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 24, 2019
How Cyclist Jamie Whitmore Eats for the Paralympics
The Olympics may be over, but there’s more action to come in Rio. We’re talking about the Paralympics, which run from September 7 to 18. The competitors in these games aren’t just amazing athletes — they’re also incredible people who have overcome obstacles and still manage to bring it on the world stage. We asked them to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 24, 2019
How Wheelchair Rugby Player Chuck Aoki Eats for the Paralympics
The Olympics may be over, but there’s more action to come in Rio. We’re talking about the Paralympics, which run from September 7 to 18. The competitors in these games aren’t just amazing athletes — they’re also incredible people who have overcome obstacles and still manage to bring it on the world stage. We asked them to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 24, 2019
How Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar Masters Her Mondays
Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier. Actress, mom, vampire slayer — these are all titles that Sarah Michelle Gellar has held at one point or another. But did you also know that she’s an entrepreneur?
May 24, 2019
How Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy Masters Her Mondays
Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier. Ever try to reason with a kid about food, screen time, or even wearing pants? You’re not alone.
May 24, 2019
How Med Student Danielle Ward Masters Her Mondays
Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier. When you become a parent, there’s a lot of worrying and long hours, but your life doesn’t come to a screeching halt; you continue to have dreams. Single mom Danielle Ward is working hard to make those dreams a reality.
May 24, 2019
How SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont Masters Her Mondays
Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier. If you’ve ever been on Facebook or just the internet in general, you know there’s a lot of bad information out there. Science topics seem particularly easy to fake.
May 24, 2019
How Philanthropist Liz Scott Masters Her Mondays
Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier. At some point, every kid wants a lemonade stand. Some do it to pass the time, while others are looking for pocket change. Liz Scott’s daughter, Alexandra, wanted her lemonade stand to help cure cancer.
May 24, 2019
6 Coolers for a Chill Summer, in Order of Increasing Thirstiness
This time of year, the proper cooler can be just as important as the right bathing suit, beach chair, or pair of shades. It can make or break a summer gathering. After all, no one likes a sweaty beverage. But one cooler most definitely does not fit all. Luckily, coolers come in different shapes, sizes, and colors; some even include their own special accoutrements. No matter what style you pick, keep in mind that how you pack that cooler and what you pack it with is just as important.
May 1, 2019
Put the Night Sky on Your Plate: 5 Cosmic Finds
So NASA caught a supernova — i.e., a star exploding — as it was happening and assembled the images into a GIF. Pretty cool, right? We thought so, and it inspired us to think out-of-this-world, albeit a bit closer to home. Plates that twinkle like the summer night sky are a cheery, cool way to brighten up your table, whether you’re dining indoors or out. 1.
May 1, 2019
10 Solar String Lights to Make Your Nights Glow
If you’re hoping to brighten up your outdoor space, be it a patio, porch, or pool deck, solar is a brilliant way to solve your power problems. While you’re soaking up the summer sun, these lighting solutions will do the same. Then once the day is done, you’ll have a sparkly way to celebrate those glorious nights. Here are 10 sets of solar string lights that will add a little shimmer to your summer. 1.
May 1, 2019
9 Mugs That Will Make You a Happy Camper
We don’t mind roughing it. Forgoing TV, a comfy bed, and hair gel? No problem. Just don’t take our coffee away. Ever. A proper drinking vessel is essential, too. It should be something that’s sturdy but soothing, and can also keep beverages at the proper temperature. Here’s a taste of the coolest camping mugs currently out there. (And P.S.
May 1, 2019
Nothing Could Be Finer than Eating on This Diner Dinnerware
Diners are magical places. They serve Reubens, fried chicken, French toast, patty melts, and pancakes. They can whip up eggs in ways you never knew possible, and have rotating cases packed with pies. They’re typically open all hours and will serve you breakfast whether it’s 1 a.m. or 1 p.m. And the atmosphere is just as memorable, from the vinyl seats and flickering fluorescents to the laminated menus and napkin dispensers.
May 1, 2019
12 of the Corniest Corn Tools
It’s hard not to celebrate foods that encourage you to add butter. And while some people love eating corn like a caveman, this is the time of year to dig those corn holders, butterers, and other items out of the back of the kitchen drawer and display them with pride. To properly honor this corn-tastic time of year, don’t settle for a just a set of standard yellow picks — feast your eyes on this collection of 12 of the corniest corn tools. 1.
May 1, 2019
The Secrets of the Egg McMuffin
Now that McDonald’s is serving its full breakfast menu all day long, you can get an Egg McMuffin whenever you’d like one — you don’t even have to be hungover! What’s more, the Egg McMuffin isn’t the artery-clogger you might expect it to be. In fact, it’s safe to say it’s one of the healthier options on the menu. The standard Egg McMuffin includes a single egg, a slice of cheese, and a slice of Canadian bacon on an English muffin.
May 1, 2019
This Is How Much a Good Knife Costs
When it comes to chef’s knives, you can pay basically anything you want, from $10 to $1,000 (or more) — and there are cases to be made for both ends of the spectrum. Budget knives can get the job done and they’re basically worry-free. On the other hand, spending more will get you one that will last forever and is probably a work of art, too. Still, our cutting board experts agree that the sweet spot is somewhere in the middle, around $50 to $100.
May 1, 2019
The 5-Step Guide to Wrapping Your Breakfast Sandwich Like a Pro
There is no better way to start the day than with a breakfast sandwich. Seriously, no one at the office is going to be jealous of your cereal bars and yogurt. However, everyone will be looking at you like a lottery winner if you walk in with that magical combo of egg, cheese, sausage or bacon, and a bun, bagel, or English muffin. Extra credit if your sandwich is homemade. But even if you’ve assembled the elements just so, you still need to get your creation from here to there.
May 1, 2019
The Most Important Step in Buying a New Knife
This month, we’re exploring all the different considerations that go into finding the right knife for you — and there are several. Are you buying your very first knife or are you already a member of the knife club? What are you planning to use the knife for? Are looks important? And what’s your budget? Still, when it comes down to it, there’s one thing that is critical — and that’s how it feels in your hands.
May 1, 2019
How Basketball Star Elena Delle Donne Eats for the Olympics
The Olympics are here — neither Zika, nor heat wave, not presidential impeachment, nor plumbing woes could keep this age-old competition from moving forward. We’re planning marathon Olympic-watching sessions, of course, but all these amazing athletes got us thinking about what it takes to fuel such terrific prowess — in the pool, on the field, in the ring. We asked 10 athletes to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 1, 2019
5 Tips on Caring for Ceramic Knives
Ceramic knives may look like fancy plastic utensils, but your produce and fingers know otherwise — these blades are sharp! And the good news is, they keep that edge for a very long time. The bad news? These tools can’t take the same type of abuse as their stainless steel counterparts. They’re more brittle and more likely to chip or break if you don’t treat them with special care. Here are five tips for taking care of these fierce but fragile blades.
May 1, 2019
How Tennis Player Bethanie Mattek-Sands Eats for the Olympics
The Olympics are here — neither Zika, nor heat wave, not presidential impeachment, nor plumbing woes could keep this age-old competition from moving forward. We’re planning marathon Olympic-watching sessions, of course, but all these amazing athletes got us thinking about what it takes to fuel such terrific prowess — in the pool, on the field, in the ring. We asked 10 athletes to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 1, 2019
How Discus Thrower Tavis Bailey Eats for the Olympics
The Olympics are here — neither Zika, nor heat wave, not presidential impeachment, nor plumbing woes could keep this age-old competition from moving forward. We’re planning marathon Olympic-watching sessions, of course, but all these amazing athletes got us thinking about what it takes to fuel such terrific prowess — in the pool, on the field, in the ring. We asked 10 athletes to share what they eat on a daily basis. Here’s what we found out.
May 1, 2019
5-Minute Exercises to Do at Your Desk Instead of Eating Cookies
It’s 3 p.m. and you’re stuck in the office. You could buckle down and finish that pile of work your boss has been asking for, but your brain keeps sending you a message … cookie! Cookie! Yes, you — feed me a cookie! Sure, eating cookies can give you a little sugar boost, but you’ll crash hard later. If it’s energy you’re after, we asked five professional trainers to give us five moves that will do a much better job.
May 1, 2019
6 Great Tools to Buy at the Asian Grocery Store
Asian grocery stores are a great resource for all sorts of spices, sauces, and gummy candies. They’re also filled with all sorts of kitchen tools, many of which are offered at a deep discount. While some finds may seem as foreign as the jars of kimchi and bags of shrimp chips, others are just like those expensive gadgets you’ve ogled at high-end kitchen stores — except at the Asian market, they’re downright cheap. So, what should you buy?
May 1, 2019
We Sniffed Every Holiday Yankee Candle & Ranked Them
If you’re looking to spread the holiday cheer with your favorite wintry scents, look no further than Yankee Candle. The company makes some of the smelliest candles you can buy. They also offer so many holiday scents, it can be difficult to decide which to go with. Should you go for Alpine Martini or Christmas Thyme? Or perhaps Sparkling Cinnamon is more your style.
Dec 6, 2016
The Weird Kitchen Tool I Bring to a Vacation Rental
This is the time of year when we all love to get away — from work, from school, from paying the electric bill. We don’t really care where we go, as long as we’re away. And if you’re escaping the heat en famille — whatever family may mean to you — a rental house can’t be beat. It allows you to sprawl out, have personal space, and not have to endure a 30-minute wait for the bathroom.
Jul 14, 2016