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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

‘As if’: 40 comedies from the past 40 years that changed the way we talk

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>Some movies have a way of infiltrating our everyday conversations. “Clueless,” for example, influenced the way an entire …

Comedy

Everything You Need to Know About Roses

Is there any flower more abundant in sensory overload than a rose? Good looks, delicious scent, wonderful for cutting, easy to grow (so long as you …

Climbing

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

Gardening 101: Peony

Peony; <i>Paeonia</i>: “The Mistress”<p>Peonies can be shrubs or they can be trees, and one of the only sad things about living in a warm climate is it’s …

Celebrity Gossip

The Makyu FormBox Will Make a Mold Out of Nearly Anything

Unlike the ever-nascent category of consumer-priced 3D printers, vacuum forming has a long and established history, with casting and moulding …

3D Printing

A Portuguese Pencil Maker Just Made the Drawing Desk of Your Dreams

The 111-year old Portuguese pencil stalwarts at Viarco tagged the digital design studio Digitalab to create a simple-yet-clever oak drawing desk. …

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

How is This Genius Minestrone-ish Soup So Good, So Fast?

The first thing you’ll notice about this stew is that you can make it in about the time it would normally take for you to sauté greens. The reputation of stews and soups doesn't usually go this way—they simmer lazily; they develop flavor over time. But nope, not this one.<p>What gives? How does such a …

Food Preservation

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods To Eat For Breakfast If You Want A Flat Stomach

Never, ever skip breakfast. You need to fuel up with healthy foods in the morning. What you eat for breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day. …

This cool-stool makes sitting healthy!

With the dynamism of a Stability Ball packaged in the form factor of a stool, the Ovini Balance Stool relies on a hemispherical cushion and a series …

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Cooking

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Loaf cake recipes: persimmons and pears make for a satisfying slice

One of the most surprising things I have learnt since ARAN opened is how much people love a straightforward loaf cake.<p>Initially, I thought one option would be adequate, but I soon discovered there was a huge demand for cake with no icing, no tricks and no flourishes. A satisfying slice for those …

10 Ideas to Steal from Chefs’ Gardens Around the World

A plant-based diet is good for anybody. And who better than chefs to know the ins and outs of incorporating edibles into any garden design? From the …

Linguine Carbonara With Cauliflower

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook the pasta according to the package directions, reserving ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the …

Cauliflower

Healthy Zuppa Toscana

1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook on all sides until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.<p>2. …

Warm Garam Masala Chicken Salad with Naan Croutons Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I came up with this dish when looking to satisfy a craving for Indian food while …

Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have ready a 9-inch oven-safe skillet (cast iron is perfect).<p>2. Using a mandoline, slice the vegetables into rounds …

Cooking

Sweet-and-Sticky Short Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Program a 6-quart programmable electric pressure cooker to sauté on more heat. Add oil to cooker, and heat until warm. Sprinkle …

Country Lifestyle

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

7 Steps To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

Pickles are a favorite with many people around the world, and just like anything else when it comes to food, nothing beats a homemade recipe. While …

How to Optimize Your Workouts With Weed

Get ripped while getting rippedCannabis use has long been synonymous with being more horizontally integrated into life: Eating pizza, binge-watching …

Cannabis

Top 100 Lighting Websites And Blogs For Lighting Pros | Lighting Blog

Submit Your Blog<p>SUBMIT BLOG<p>Lighting Blogs<p>Rank<p>Blog Name<p>Facebook Fans<p>Twitter Followers<p>Alexa Rank<p>1<p>Dallas<p><b>About Blog</b> - Hot topics in lighting and …

Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencil

It writes likes most mechanical pencils, but the DelGuard from Zebra has an advantage: innovative design. Thanks to a protective spring mechanism, …

Zebra

Ricoh Ri 100 puts a T-shirt printer on your desktop

At CES 2018, Ricoh's direct-to-garment printing arm showed off its new sub-$4,500 model for your small business, nonprofit or personal fabric-printing pleasure.<p>These days it's pretty easy to get a one-off T-shirt printed by a service, but what do you do if you want to print, say, T-shirts for …

Ricoh

12 Classic Beef Stroganoff Recipes That Are Actually Easy

According to Google, it was the top trending recipe of 2017.

Cooking

Tradition be damned. This quick Italian sauce suddenly goes with everything.

<i>Vitello tonnato</i>. Pronounce it, as an Italian would, trippingly off the tongue. Translate the traditional dish into English — <i>veal with a tuna-flavored mayonnaise</i> — and that initial mellifluous charm fades fast.<p>"It's such a delicate dish, but such specific, strong flavors," British chef Ruth Rogers …

Italian Food

18 science fiction and fantasy books to read this January

Start off your year with a good book (or two)<p>It’s a brand new year, and that means that it’s time to dust off the reading list and take a look at what’s coming ahead.<p>In the last days of 2017, I finally found some time to catch up on Brian K. Vaughn and FIonna Staples’s brilliant comic <i>Saga</i>. I’ve …

Science Fiction