Candace Keener

HowStuffWorks

Candace Keener has written over 100 articles for HowStuffWorks on topics ranging from technology to culture. She was an editor at HowStuffWorks and also the creator and cohost of the podcast "Stuff You Missed in History Class." She is currently a freelance writer and barre instructor.

Recent Contributions

Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, had a now-legendary wedding that was so spectacular, it set the bar for every future royal ceremony. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Charles and Di's big day.

By Candace Keener

From devastation in Haiti to jubilation in New Orleans, 2010 was a pictorially poignant year. We won't soon forget the massive not-a-sinkhole in Guatemala or Lady Gaga's meat dress. Take a tour of the year's most unforgettable events in images.

By Candace Keener

When you have a full figure, finding the right pair of jeans can be stressful. And shopping for a wedding gown? Ladies, you don't need nerves of steel -- you just need tips from an expert. That's where Sarah Velasquez comes in!

By Candace Keener

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The bride is the focal point of the ceremony, but when the reception rolls around, everyone's going to be looking at the cake. Whether it's five tiers or two, the same basic rule applies: The cake has to taste as good as it looks!

By Candace Keener

Picking the perfect engagement ring is no easy task. After all, it's a piece of jewelry she'll wear for a lifetime, so there are plenty of factors to take into consideration. How much should you spend? What shape should you go for? Platinum or gold? Before you walk up to the jewelry counter, test your engagement ring savvy.

By Candace Keener

When it comes to engagement rings, there are infinite combinations to choose from. Looking at pictures of rings can give you ideas for the rock you'd like to buy. See pictures of diamond engagement rings.

By Candace Keener

For the busy bride who hasn't had a moment or a cent to devote to her honeymoon, putting off the trip is one solution that's becoming more popular these days. French Polynesia will wait for you, but can you wait for it?

By Candace Keener

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When these men and women shared their lives with their equally famous other halves. They may be revered (or reviled) for the deeds that secured their presence in history books and pop culture, but they were also loved.

By Candace Keener

Barbecue is undeniably popular fare -- even cavemen probably ate it. And if you want to start an argument, ask a crowded room what's better: the wet or dry stuff. Is it really so different?

By Candace Keener

After all the time you spend defrosting, trussing, roasting and basting, it would be a shame to hack into your Thanksgiving turkey. There's an art to carving a turkey, but you may have to crack a few bones and pop some joints to get it done.

By Candace Keener

On the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims wore buckles, the Native Americans brought corn and everyone made merry until the sun went down. Right? That's not the most accurate portrayal of the historical event.

By Candace Keener

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The holiday season is all about excess. But in this financial climate, simple meals and decor can seem tastefully elegant instead of Dickensian. This year, it's de rigueur to forgo the fancy spread and get back to basics.

By Candace Keener

Spice pictures will delight you with brilliant colors and aromas from around the world. Check out our spice album and learn how to flavor your food.

By Candace Keener & Marie Bobel