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The Best Disney Hotel for Every Kind of Travel

One of the toughest decisions you'll have to make at Walt Disney World isn’t which attraction to ride first: it’s deciding where to bed down after …

How to Turn Your Bedroom into the Cozy Refuge of Your Dreams

The coziest of cozy bedrooms, from Skona Hem.<p>(Image credit: Skona Hem)<p>I don't know about you, but when the temperatures drop, all I want to do is …

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The water level in a toilet tank affects the way the toilet flushes. If the level is high, the toilet flushes with more swirl and force than if the level is lower. To change the water level, you adjust the float valve that regulates the flow of water to the tank. Float valves are manufactured in …

The Surprising Origins of 5 Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, commemorates the rededication of the …

The Unsung Design Detail that Totally Makes the Room

Of course, new can be nice, but nothing beats the storied charm of old buildings. If you love the look as much as I do, and want to achieve something …

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Christmas Around the World: 10 International Destinations to Visit

Cities all over the world celebrate Christmas in unique and memorable ways. Many showcase their historic, old-world beauty while others impress with more modern traditions. The following 10 international destinations are just a few of the countless options to consider.<p><b>Copenhagen</b><p>The entirety of …

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Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram …

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J. K. Rowling Wrote a New Fairy Tale

The last Harry Potter book may have been published 10 years ago, but J. K. Rowling isn’t finished writing yet. Her latest story is a fairy tale for …

10 Sports Books You Should Be Putting On Your Christmas List

Advertisement<p>Finding a good sports book more often than not means wading through an endless shitstorm of poorly written biographies, boring tactical …

Mystery man: did Marlowe write Shakespeare?

Salon<p>Mystery man: did Marlowe write Shakespeare?<p>Michael Bott 25 Nov 2017<p>Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Gavin McNett, writing in Salon in 2002, …

Use A 'Layered' Reading Approach To Get Through Your Backlog Of Books

So many books, so little time. If you have trouble finishing books you've started or you just want to get through books faster , consider this …

For your writing to spark fire in the minds of readers, ask these questions

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” <i>~William S. Burroughs</i><p><b>There is no greater satisfaction in writing</b> …

Thriller writer T M Logan signs new two-book deal with Zaffre

Bonnier Zaffre has acquired two new thrillers from T M Logan whose debut <i>Lies</i> sold 300,000 copies across all editions according to the …

The Great American Poet of Daily Chores

How A. R. Ammons turned the mundane—garbage, boredom, his car not starting—into art.<p>In November of 1963, A. R. Ammons, known to family and friends as Archie, the author of a single, privately printed book of poems and a manager at his father-in-law’s glass factory, picked up a roll of …

Royd Tolkien tells HELLO! of his incredible bucket list tribute to his late brother

<p>It was his late brother's dying wish to have his ashes scattered at Machu Picchu. But as he stood at the ancient Inca citadel, surrounded by mist in …

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For P.D. James, literary success came late in life, and continues in a new book

P.D. James, one of the greatest of English mystery writers, died in 2014 at the age of 94, but she and her work live on. “Sleep No More” offers six previously uncollected, quite wonderful “murderous tales” that will delight her longtime fans and can be a fine introduction to her work for …

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8 books that can make you a small fortune at auction

Do you have any lurking in your attic?<p>Everyday items you might be tempted to bin could actually be worth a small fortune. According to Barnebys, the …

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M. John Harrison’s ‘You Should Come With Me Now’<p>In a 2012 interview with the <i>Guardian</i>, M. John Harrison argued that the segregation of literature into …

Chicago Public Library releases "2017 Best of the Best"

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<p>Monday, November 27, 2017<p>Librarians with the Chicago Public Library have gone through thousands of books released in 2017 and …

Fantasy becomes reality for dairy farmer Korie Massie

As a reader of fantasy fiction himself and having cut his teeth on Lord of the Rings Korie Massie, dairy farmer of Dannevirke, has always wanted to …

Beyond Time: 11 Quotes By Madeleine L'Engle - Signature Reads

Due to the upcoming film by Ava DuVernay, everyone’s flocking to read (or re-read) <i>A Wrinkle In Time</i>, that psychedelic tweenage rite of passage written by Madeleine L’Engle back in ’62. It’s important to remember, however, that the adventures of Meg Murry and co. don’t just end there — her family’s …

How Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Changed the Way the Holiday Is Celebrated

In a world in which Christmas is widely celebrated as the most wonderful time of the year, the new movie <i>The Man Who Invented Christmas</i>, out …

Writing Is Hard Work, Not Magic

Writing is hard work, not magic. It begins with deciding why you are writing and whom you are writing for. What is your intent? What do you want the …

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Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

<b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p><b>Alaska</b><p><i>The Call of the</i> …

4 Simple No-Prep Dinners

Show that busy schedule who’s boss with four deliciously simple family dinners that require little to no prep work. So go play in the snow, get out a board game, or craft with the kids... because with these recipes, you actually have the time!<p>You can also make this pasta with ground beef instead.

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained-Glass Holiday Cookies<p>You can make these cookies as simple or ornate as you like: Just trace your design onto a sheet of parchment, fill the …

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Fig Rugelach

<i>This fig rugelach recipe is a traditional Hanukkah recipe that you're going to want to borrow for your every cookie craving throughout the …

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Healthy Zucchini Bread

Serves: 12 Servings<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour<br>½ cup whole wheat flour<br>1 tsp. baking powder<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>1½ tsp. cinnamon<br>¼ tsp. …

Diet Coke Brownies

Serves: 18 brownies<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 box Betty Crocker Low-Fat Fudge Brownie mix<br>1 (12 oz) can Diet Coke<p><b>Instructions</b><p>Pour brownie mix into a medium-sized …

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Microwave chocolate and butter on HIGH in a medium-size microwavable bowl until just melted and smooth, about 1 minute, …

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