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Caffeine Dreams: 13 Books for the Coffee Obsessed

According to legend, the coffee bean began shaping culture since its effect was discovered by a goatherder in 11th-century Ethiopia.<p>Then the drink spread and spread fast, first through mostly Muslim areas and then gripping Europe by the 1600s. Its effect on human imagination took hold quickly, too, …

7 Picture Books to Teach Children About Giving to Others

Generosity is one of those simple-but-big concepts that manifests itself in many ways — explaining to children that it goes way beyond gifting big …

A South African graphic novel series wants to change how Africans think of superheroes

More African animation companies are creating comic books featuring African superheroes. At last month’s Lagos Comic Con, characters with Nigerian names, looks and backstories were on display. But while the focus, in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, has been on creating fictional superheroes with …

Graphic Novels

15 Knotty Pretzel Recipes That'll Leave You Spellbound

Soft pretzels are one of the best things to come out of concession stands, but homemade pretzels are a million times better. Pretzels are surprisingly easy to make, and there are so many varieties you've never thought of before (buffalo ranch pretzels and pumpkin beer pretzels with chipotle queso, …

These 6 Free Online Programs to Help You Totally Change Careers

You know how the old saying goes: Never stop learning. And thanks to advances in technology, gaining access to education is easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Another perk to free online education? Getting one step closer to making your career goals even more of a reality. So whether you’re ready to …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

10 things parents do to help make their kids successful

10 things parents do to help make their kids successful<p>The prayer of every parent is for their kids to be more successful than they are. This is the …

Mario Batali’s Tomato & Chorizo Spaghetti Is a Weeknight Dinner Dream

<b>Mario Batali</b> is turning the entire culinary world red for a good cause—starting with this pasta dish.<p>During the month of June, the global chef …

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Recipes

Shakespeare's Teen Movies: Ranked - PAPER

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, on what some historians believe to have been his 52nd birthday, so HBD Shakespeare! And also... sorry. : (<p>To commemorate this occasion, we are surveying all of the other times Shakespeare died, namely, when his immortal works …

Features

27 Words To Learn Before You Visit Hawaii

We all know "aloha" is an important word in the Aloha state, but we were surprised -- shocked, really -- to learn that visitors need to know an additional 26 words to really navigate the islands.<p>From understanding the weather report to reading menus, you'll need the below vocabulary. It includes …

Meet the Handsome Face of Namibia's Budding Vintage Craze

Meet Lourens Loux Gebhardt: internal auditor by trade, fashion designer by choice, and dapper gentleman for life. Dapper may even be an understatement for the impeccably groomed, fastidiously outfitted Namibian blogger, who goes by Loux. Despite his background in finance, Loux is known as the …

The 10 most embarrassing American stereotypes (that are kinda true)

If there’s anywhere to start, it’s right here. Our expanding waistlines have been the subject of global ridicule for decades, with our weapons of …

Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna

A simple garlicky tomato sauce and 3 Italian cheeses make this super-quick version of lasagna especially delicious.

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and Chiles

6 Servings<p>Don’t bother trying to divide this fillet into tidy portions. Instead, use a spoon to break it into perfectly imperfect pieces.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced<p>1 blood or navel orange, very thinly sliced, seeds removed<p>1 Meyer or regular lemon, very thinly …