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The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

What a Little Paint Can Do: 11 DIY Home Decor Projects That'll Brighten Up Any Room

Faux painting is an easy way to upcycle most home accessories. Give an inexpensive wooden tray an elegant feel with this marbling technique using craft paint!

Crafting

10 Tips To Improving Your Digital Photography

Digital photography is the new way to take photos and offers many conveniences that the old 110 camera just cannot provide. Here are a few tips to …

Landscape Photography

Got an Overload of Onions? Make These 21 Recipes for Soup, Dips, and More

Cooking

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists discovered the easiest way to boost your mood

At least that's the finding of a new study published Monday, June 29, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>In the study, a group of 38 Northern Californians (18 women and 20 men) were split up into two groups — one who took a 90-minute walk in nature and another that did the same …

Palo Alto

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

Need a hump day pick-me-up? Well, we have just the thing for you.<p>It's Wednesday, which means we're back with 7 fresh, new sites to get you through the mid-week slump. Check out this week's picks below and let us know if you see any other time-wasters we should feature.

5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs | The Art of Manliness

Evolutionary biologist and author Robin Dunbar argues that the average human can sustain about 150 friendships. Now, that term is used quite loosely …

20 Projects to Make with the Whole Family for Father’s Day

Forget the gifts this Father’s Day! With busy work and school schedules, after school activities, clubs, and personal projects, time is the best present a dad can get. So in the spirit of spending time with dad, here are a handful of engaging projects that are fun to build together so you can get …

Crafting

7 Creative and Fun Ways to Manage Your Time

I am swamped. Requests from colleagues, friends and family leave me with no time to do any actual work. I can’t ignore any of the aforementioned …

Here's a brilliant solution for anyone with a tiny kitchen in their studio apartment

Kitchens — even pristine ones obsessed over by diligent cooks — are bound to get messy. So wouldn't it be great if you could just put a wall up to hide the mess when company comes over?<p>That Utopian idea is at the center of an apartment redesign in Bulgaria by Don't DIY Studio architectural firm. …

Interior Design

7 Spectacular Cakes That Couldn't Be Easier To Make

It's time to up your cake game, and it couldn't be easier.<p><b>Raspberry Crepe Cake</b><p>Sure, it may look like an intense project, but it couldn't be simpler to assemble. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>Throw all the ingredients into one bowl, then pour the batter into a pan and bake. No frosting necessary.</b> …

Dessert

MIT Students Create A Brick That Could End Pollution From Dirty Brick Kilns

India’s brick industry, spread out over 100,000 kilns and producing up to 2 billion bricks a year, is a big source of pollution. To fire to hot temperatures, the kilns use huge amounts of coal and diesel, and the residue is horrendous: thick particulate matter, poor working conditions, and lots of …

New Delhi

13 Upcycling Hacks to Organize Your Closet Like a Pro

We had major plans to do some serious spring cleaning in our closets this year. And now, summer has rolled around and we *still* haven’t gotten around to it yet. While we’ve already spruced up our makeup collection <i>and</i> our finances, it’s finally time to move on to the biggest task of them all: the …

Crafting

9 Pretty Things You Can Make Yourself

We know, we know: you're never going to DIY that cut-out frosted mirror that's been on your Pinterest board for the past year-and-a-half. But we promise you can (and should) try your hand at any of these truly easy crafts, all perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.<p><b>Make Your Own Greeting Cards</b> <b>How to</b> …

These Asian Noodle Salad Recipes Will Save Your Summer

Photo credit: The Kitchy Kitchen, What's Cooking Good Looking, Cookie + Kate, This Gal Cooks, Use Real Butter, A House in the Hills<p>You can never have enough go-to quick, easy meal ideas -- especially during the summer when time is better spent outside. Salads are great for that, but often leave you …

35 Insanely Easy Desserts Made With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Give yourself a high five.<p>For more, like <b>Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>pin with them on Pinterest</b>.

9 habits everyone should master before turning 30

Your 20s are a time of discovery. You figure out who you are, what you want, and how to make it happen.<p>The habits you establish during this time tend to stick and become the foundation of your adult life. Establishing positive ones can be the difference between success and failure.<p>We've sorted …

Self-improvement

7 steps to take when you don't know what to do with your life after college

Then someone asks you, "So, what do you want to do with your life?"<p>Panic strikes, and your mere moment of bliss is deflated by your lack of retort. You have no idea what you want to do with your life.<p>Luckily for you, this crushing realization isn't the end of the world.<p>Ryan Kahn, a career coach, …

Employment

Great Deviled Eggs Recipe

Growing up, I was never a fan of deviled eggs (or anything mayonnaise-related, for that matter). Then again, deviled eggs back then consisted mainly of overcooked, slightly sulfurous hard-boiled eggs, mashed up with Hellmann's mayo and a bit of yellow mustard and served too cold. They were the …

The Most Essential Ingredient In Interaction Design? The Words

Impressive graphics and gestures are nice, but clear copy serves a vital function. Here are four things your writing should achieve.<p>This is the first of a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a …

10 authors who excel on the internet

Writers are finding imaginative ways to negotiate the new era of electronic intimacy with readers. Here are some of the best<p>The internet offers authors the next best thing to teleportation: the chance to connect with readers from almost anywhere, in real time. Many writers fall back on self-serving …

Harry Potter: latest news & rumours

Eddie Redmayne to play Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts? ... The latest news, rumours and stories about Harry Potter and JK Rowling<p><b>Latest</b><p>Is Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander in Harry Potter prequel?<p>Rmours surrounding JK Rowling’s latest addition to the Harry Potter franchise continue to …

Refashioning 101: Upcycled Accessories

Shares 10<p>The wonderful world of refashioning isn’t limited to just textiles and clothing. A wealth of upcycling potential can be found in your junk …

So You Want To Be A Great Mother? Ask A Village Mom For Advice

<i>Amma</i> — that's what mothers are called in India. And my <i>amma</i> loves me like crazy.<p>She is a living GPS. She knows where I am at any given moment, when I land or take off and is always worried about my safety. If I cough even to clear my throat the antibiotics are offered.<p>Speaking lovingly is one of the …

Mutant super-spiders weave webs stronger than bulletproof material

A team of Italian scientists turns ordinary spiders into super-spiders that can produce a web with fibers stronger than Kevlar. Hopefully the finding will also lead to a better Spider-Man movie.<p>Science stories like these are always a little concerning. They may have benefits that can bring mankind …

A fast learner shares 5 strategies for picking up new skills

I would consider myself a fairly quick learner in the sense that in my brief 24 years here on this planet called earth, I have "mastered" a variety of skills and crafts.<p>I attribute much of this to the way I approach my work, not necessarily my inherent talent or IQ. Here are some of the things I do:<p>…

World of Warcraft

7 Recipes Just Like Mom Made Them

For every time our mothers bandaged our knobby knees, put up with our worst tantrums, and let us have that last piece of pie—even when she really wanted it—we'd like to say "thank you." This year, like every year, we get to celebrate the women who raised us, and what better a way to honor them than …

Recipes

Writers Should Look for What Others Don't See

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic discusses the importance of noticing hidden truths—from the horrors of war to the mundane aspects of daily life.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard,</b> …

Literature

MagMaking 101: Make Your First Flipboard Magazine

With the ability to make your own Flipboard magazine, you can be a curator on any subject you want. Not only is it easy, but once you get the hang of it, magazines are flexible and customizable.<p>Getting started<p>On the Web, click on your profile icon and then “Create Magazine” button.<p>On mobile, tap on …

Social Media