Alison Peterson

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How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Food & Dining

World's easiest tomato sauce is also the most delicious

<b>Like magic, this lip-smacking sauce requires just four ingredients and hardly any work at all.</b><p>It's hard now to imagine a time when Italian food was …

Italian Food

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

What to Read in April

The latest from Mia Couto, Curtis Sittenfeld, Meg Wolitzer, and more.<p>If you’re not familiar with the extraordinary oeuvre of Mozambican writer <b>Mia Couto,</b> <i>Woman of the Ashes</i> (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a good introduction. Based on historical events (with layers of magic realism, Achebe-style …

Books

Thrillers review: While You Sleep; Tangerine; Come and Find Me

An island retreat harbouring dark secrets, a dangerous friendship and a female detective tracking a sadistic killer feature in this month’s roundup<p>If Stephanie Merritt’s <b>While You Sleep</b> (HarperCollins, £12.99) were a horror film, its protagonist, Zoe Adams, would have you shouting at the screen as …

Books

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

1 of 14<p>Paper White by Benjamin Moore<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball<p>3 of 14<p>Light Pewter by Benjamin Moore<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Brassica …

6 recent and upcoming myth-inspired novels you need to pick up

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, edited by Elise Chapman and Ellen Oh<p>This collection contains fifteen different short story that reinterprets the …

Why Dogs Really Do Love You, According to Science

Too pure for this world.<p>You’re not just imagining it: There’s substantial research to support the claim that dogs truly adore their owners. An animal …

Pets

18 Healthy Lunch Recipes

We put together healthy and delicious sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls that will make your brown-bag lunches seem anything but ordinary.

10 Favorite Chinese Recipes

Check out F&W's 10 favorite Chinese recipes, like hot and sour soup, fried rice and delicious wontons.

Add These 11 Hunger-Satiating Ingredients to Your Oatmeal to Stay Full Until Lunch

If weight loss is your goal, oatmeal is one of the best breakfast choices. Not only is it quick and easy, but eating whole grains like rolled oats or steel-cut oats keeps you feeling full longer. Sometimes oats aren't enough, though, so add a few of these ingredients to your bowl to sate your …

I've Tried So Many Purple Shampoos, I Lost Count — This One Is Hands Down My Favorite

I'm a natural blonde who sometimes dyes her hair even blonder — this is why I love purple shampoo. I've been using these toning cleansers for years, and I've finally found my favorite. The Sachajuan Silver Shampoo ($31) is worth every penny. Like most people who color their tresses lighter, I get …

How Do You Stop A Panic Attack From Happening? Here’s How To Keep Yourself Grounded, According To Experts

Panic attacks can throw you for a loop (quite literally — they can make you dizzy), especially if you feel one coming on at school, at work, on a …

Behavioral Sciences

Boutique Boss: This Brooklyn Entrepreneur Opened A Boutique Spotlighting Designers From The Diaspora

<i>ESSENCE’s “Boutique Boss” highlights dynamic Black women entrepreneurs who are independent shop owners helping to create more opportunities to</i> …

20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

Cooking

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

12 amazing literary journeys across the world to enjoy in 2018

From Romeo and Juliet's Verona in Italy to the Brontës' Yorkshire Dales...<p>When it comes to travelling, people often choose their destination by how …

Almond Growers Are Breeding a Novel Replacement for the Embattled Honeybee

<i>Editor’s Note (2/26/18): Sometimes research projects end—abruptly. Just after</i> Scientific American <i>published the story below, we learned the Wonderful</i> …

This Galápagos Luxury Cruise Gets You Up Close with South America’s Most Amazing Creatures

Two crazy things occur simultaneously on my first day in the Galápagos Islands. One: I am voluntarily snorkeling in water barely 59 degrees …

Canada's 14 Most Beautiful Places You Need to See

Canada encompasses scenic coastlines, sprawling prairies, imposing mountains, and untouched forests. The different landscapes and cultures found …

Canada

15 Book Club Recommendations For Horror-Lovers, Because Scary Novels Are Better In A Group

If the sudden popularity of murder-mystery novels has your book club selection feeling a little stale, check out these 15 horror novels to introduce …

Why Slovenia Is The Perfect Destination For Living The #VanLife

Of all the places I’ve seen on this incredible planet of ours, Slovenia is the most magical and fairytale-like. If I hadn’t been there myself this past year, I don’t know if I’d believe it. But I must urge you: If you’re planning one grand adventure this year, make it Slovenia.<p>A small nation tucked …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Set in the snowy mountain forests of Oregon, <b>The Child Finder</b>(W&N, £12.99) is the second novel from bestselling American author Rene Denfeld. Naomi, the eponymous investigator, is asked to track down eight-year-old Madison Culver, who disappeared three years earlier during a trip to cut down a …

Books

This award winning kitchen is full of designer inspiration!

Expert kitchen planners from MAIN LINE KITCHEN DESIGN have created a wonderful kitchen in a Lafayette Hill residence. This dream kitchen boasts of …

The Absolute Best Holiday Windows in New York This Year

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There’s a class in Canada where you do yoga poses with bunnies

There are so many things to do in Canada: You can hang out at some hot springs, hike beautiful trails, and even make your own maple syrup. But what …

The 7 Best Mail Organizers to Buy in 2018

The 7 Best Mail Organizers to Buy in 2018<p>Stay up-to-date on all your bills<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>If you want to keep a neat home and make sure your …

The 10 Best Places to Live in the South

From Texas to Virginia.<p>With winter fast approaching for much of the country, MONEY has been longing for slightly warmer weather. Climate is one of …

How to Master Scandinavian Style According to This Cult-Favorite Bag Designer

Paulina Liffner has an enviable collection of Acne, Céline, and vintage furs. Stockholm, Sweden.<p>If you want to witness some of the chicest …

Snow Flurries Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft and creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. …