Amina Altayeva

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The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, Ever

How many plots are there in fiction? Millions, two, or 36, depending on whom you ask. There’s William Wallace Cook’s chart-crazy <i>Plotto,</i> first …

Literature

Cheese Cake Brownies

These might become your favorite brownies: <i>soft, squishy brownies with a cheese cake filling</i>.<p>Another recipe that will add a few centimeters to your …

Dessert

13 Things People With Anxiety Want You to Know

For starters, we can’t just stop worrying.<p>We don’t like worrying.<p>It’s a common view that people with an anxiety disorder want to worry. Not so, says …

Top 10: World's Best Chocolate Shops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the most exceptional chocolate around the globe.<p>While several European countries are known for their fabulous chocolate-making, the world hosts thousands of exceptional chocolatiers—in some unexpected places.<p>Top chocolatiers generally work with <i>couverture</i> (first-rate …

Dessert

How Science Is Putting a New Face on Crime Solving

Advances in forensics are giving us an unprecedented ability to solve cases—and exposing mistakes in some investigations.<p><b>On the morning of November 23, 2009,</b> a cyclist riding near Lake Charles, Louisiana, discovered the body of a young woman lying near a country road. Her face had been beaten …

Hair Color

The best independent bookstores worldwide, according to readers

To kick off Independent Booksellers Week, here are some of our readers’ favourite indie book havens<p>What’s your favourite? Add it here Part I: The 10 best independent bookshops in the world – readers recommend Read our series of interviews with booksellers<p>In a year in which independent bookshops …

Books