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Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

35 Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once in Their Lifetime

By Megan Willett<p>Books have the profound capacity to stay with us for the rest of our lives.<p>Whether they’re written for children, sci-fi lovers, …

Val Emmich: The Book I Can't Live Without

I’ve always been a downer, but in my twenties I was truly unbearable. At 29, on a trip to Los Angeles, I visited a bookstore in search of a novel …

Books

Read This Book. It'll Rattle You.

Before settling in for pleasurable summer books, read Graham Allison's "Destined for War: Can America and China escape Thucydides's Trap?"<p>A warning label: It's going to scare the hell out of you.<p>It starts with the Athenian historian's chronicle of the conflict between Sparta and Athens in the fifth …

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

These 10 powerful mantras will give you a push when life is tough

Life can be hard sometimes. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all encounter tough times.<p>During times when life is tough, you may …

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

9 Powerful Lessons from Confucius That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Life

Confucius was a highly influential Chinese thinker and philosopher who focused on issues of morality and relationships from a personal and society …

Behind the famous ‘36 questions that lead to love’ - Hack - triple j

We’re always told love is complex. Love is blind. Love hurts. Love will happen when you least expect it.<p>But what if falling in love is actually a …

Love

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

A Visual Guide to Spice Combos So You Can Season Like a Champ

How many times have you started a recipe only to realize you’re missing four of the spices listed? Or you just downed the best spoonful of chicken …

Chocolate Pound Cake

<b>Chocolate Pound Cake:</b> Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a …

The ultimate pound cake recipe

We all have family recipes that have been lost in the mists of time. Every time a grandparent, aunt or uncle dies, it seems a few more bits of family …

Dessert

Almond Amaretto Pound Cake

Are you looking for the best poundcake recipe ever? Well guess what, I have it for you! This Almond Amaretto Pound Cake is a super moist, dense …

Recipe: Almond Amaretto Pound Cake

• 1 cup whole milk<br>• 1 tablespoon white vinegar<br>• 3 cups all-purpose flour*<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, …

Juicy Orange Pound Cake | Photos & Food

Preheat the oven to 350 ºF.<p>Grease (with room temperature butter) and flour a tube pan. Use a paper towel to make sure all nooks and crannies are …

Dessert

Ultranutty Pecan Bars | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Dessert

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

Prince William’s bold, beautiful stand against homophobia is a royal breakthrough

<b>Prince William (AP/Star Max)</b><p>The future king, the first royal to appear on the cover of a gay magazine, speaks out against bullying<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>June 16, 2016 6:26pm (UTC)<p>It should not, at this point in history, be radical or groundbreaking to say that all human beings are worthy of basic …

Some Space Saving Interior Design Ideas For Modern Apartments

Space saving interior design ideas offer clever and original solutions for those who can afford the expensive services and for those who want to …

Democrats to give Trump 'rude awakening' in summer onslaught

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Donald Trump's unconventional campaign is about to feel the heat of political organization.<p>Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies have invested at least $41 million in commercials in crucial states such as Ohio, Florida and Nevada over the next six weeks, a series of summer …

Taking Pride in Iowa's LGBTI History

I never truly appreciate Pride festivals until they’re happening. The feeling of not only being surrounded by my community, but celebrating the …

Loretta Lynch Storms Fox News And Destroys The GOP Clinton Email Conspiracy

Attorney General Loretta Lynch took apart Fox News and their baseless conspiracy that President Obama will protect Hillary Clinton in the email …

The Hillary Doctrine: Orlando Reveals the Type of Commander in Chief Clinton Would Be

With last week’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, the dread of terrorism and the anxiety of national security threats across the unstable globe broke …

Clinton’s claim of working with Democrats and Republicans to create a child health program

By Glenn Kessler<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>“It’s always been about kids. And when millions could not get health care, this first lady worked with Democrats and Republicans to fix it, creating the Children’s Health Insurance Program ‘so that every child gets the health care they</i> …

Mourning And Mobilizing

This month, Americans will show that love is stronger than hate. Millions will take part in celebrations of LGBT pride, and Muslims will fast as they observe the holy month of Ramadan. Just last week, we remembered those gunned down at a Charleston Bible study a year ago -- killed by one man, but …

A Big Idea For Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn't Trump.<p>But the prospect of a President Trump is so terrifying that Hillary shouldn't take any chances. The latest match-up polls show her about 6 points ahead -- a comfortable but not …

The dizzying highs, the mortifying lows, and the Tragedy of the Bee Gees

Jeff Apter is a seasoned writer of largely Australia-based music titles, from studies of AC/DC and the Finn Brothers, to books about Keith Urban and …