Party Hacks Every 20-Something Should Know

You never really need a reason to throw a good party — but the prep and cleanup might beg some justification. In the interest of fostering hassle-free fetes, we offer up these tricks and tips that make any gathering a breeze — from easy ice cubes for frosty cocktails to the best way to roast a chicken. So go ahead, invite everyone over for dinner.

The Fastest Way To Make Mashed Potatoes

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
Mashed potatoes — so delicious, yet so annoying to make. Skip the hand mixer, fork pressing, and, well, potato mashing. Simply boil your potatoes, and once they're fully cooked, push them through a sieve for a perfectly smooth, effortless side dish.