The Way You’ve Been Cutting Cake Is Wrong. Here’s The Best Way To Do It.

Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is: you’ve spent your entire life cutting cake the wrong way. The good news is: the right way, which you can learn how to do below, will help keep your cake from getting stale before you’re through enjoying it! Yes, author and mathematics expert Alex Bellos has found a better way and, in an act of generosity that’s deserving of a cake itself, he’s willing to share it with us.

Cake being cut the wrong way. Look familiar?

Cake being cut the right way.

Yep, from the center.

After the middle piece is gone, press the cake back together. This helps keep the inside unexposed and as fresh as it was on the day it was baked.

You may want to use a rubber band to keep the cake together.

Repeat until cake gone.

(H/T BuzzFeed) While you can thank Bellos for teaching us how to keep our cake fresh, the idea to cut the cake from the middle actually comes from a letter from Sir Francis Galton, an English explorer and anthropologist best known for his research in eugenics and human intelligence, to the editor of Nature magazine, which was published all the way back in 1906. Still unsure how to do it? Check out the video.

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You Could Spend A Ton On Store-Bought Lotion Bars, But Why Not Make Them Yourself?

You’ve probably seen them in high-end beauty stores, snagged the tiny free sample, and made it last as long as humanly possible…yes, we’re talking about those delicious-smelling lotion bars.

They last a long time and do wonders for your skin…then again, they’re so darn expensive!

But don’t give up on the idea of an indulgent beauty routine — you can make these bars at home with just a few key ingredients. Get ready to seriously impress your friends…

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DIY Lotion Bars

Posted by Top Knot on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

You can make a bunch in one go and you’ll save so much money while you’re at it!

Want to give one of these recipes a try? Find all the details below.

Lavender:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups beeswax
  • A few drops lavender oil (according to your preference)
  • Lavender buds (optional)

Melt all ingredients on medium, adding the lavender buds if you’d like. Place the mix into molds and refrigerate for ten minutes.

Chocolate:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup beeswax
  • 3/4 cup cocoa butter

Melt all the ingredients on medium. Lightly dust the mold with cocoa powder and pour the mixture in. Refrigerate for ten minutes.

Rose:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1 1/2 cups beeswax
  • A few drops rose oil (according to your preference)
  • Rose petals (optional)

Melt all ingredients on medium. Add the rose petals into the molds if you’d like, pour in the mix, and refrigerate for ten minutes.

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