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Summer Book List, The Sequel: What Our Favorite Authors Are Reading

Still looking for a good beach read? Dive into part two of our epic reading list—featuring recommendations from our favorite authors, both their classic picks and the new titles they can't wait to download.<p>Jane Green, author, Summer Secrets (out now)<p><b>What is your all-time favorite summer book?</b><p>I …

Books

The 8 highest-rated travel apps

Applause, an app analytics company, recently released a study of the top-rated travel smartphone apps.<p>The company analyzed almost 400,000 app store reviews and then created a quality score, out of 100. While the average app received 47 points, each of the following ones scored at least 67 points, …

Apps

Skinny Meals

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Harper<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>From Bob Harper, the bestselling author of <i>The Skinny Rules</i> and <i>Jumpstart to Skinny</i> and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show <i>The Biggest Loser,</i> comes 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Flute

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

You've Been Slicing, Dicing, Pitting And Peeling Your Produce All Wrong. Until Now.

Cooking is fun. Eating is fun. Sometimes you want to get the cooking done so you can get to the eating. We can respect that.<p>The following tricks will have you prepping produce quicker than ever before, and they'll cut down clean-up time, too. No special tools are required. Never bought a cherry …

Actress Ali Larter shares her love of cooking with a blueberry crumble recipe

When Ali Larter isn't starring in the TV show "Legends," she's cooking up a storm — literally. The passionate cook is sharing one of her favorite summer dessert recipes from her new cookbook, "Kitchen Revelry."<p><b>Blueberry crumble</b><p><i>For the topping:</i><p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats<br>• 1/4 …

Baking

Funfetti Blondies with a Malted Milk Twist

Fact: Life is better when sprinkles are involved.<p>I take every chance I get to add a splash of color to a recipe. It’s hard to turn down a treat …

10 Best iPhone News and News Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news used to be pretty simple. You picked up your preferred tabloid or broadsheet newspaper on the way to work, or tuned into a scheduled news bulletin on the radio or your TV.<p>The internet has transformed the way in which news is created and distributed though. Keeping up with …

The Ultimate Guide to Wall Art: 100+ Favorite Tips, Ideas & Resources for Your Blank Walls

(Image credit: Nicole Crowder)<p>Tired of staring at boring, empty walls in your home? Filling your home's walls with art is one of the basic building …

Wall Art

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Best Apps to Prevent Travel Disasters

(Photo: bSafe)<p>Staying safe and healthy while traveling isn't always easy. Despite your best intentions and most thorough preparation, disaster can strike, whether it's as small as a rental-car fender bender or as serious as a hurricane. Thankfully, technology can help. Prevent on-the-road …

Apps
Books

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

Recipe: Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria

In a large pitcher, combine the limoncello and the strawberries. Top with the chilled rosé champagne and stir in half of the lemon wheels.

Rosé

Incredible Recipes

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Chocolate, Chocolate and more

100% Whole Grain Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

<i>These fudgy strawberry cheesecake brownies are made healthier with 100% whole grains and Greek yogurt!</i><p>When Jessica posted these skinny fudgy brownies …

Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

Easy recipes are the key to my dessert success, I openly admit that I’m not the most amazing cook but I’ll tell you when I nail it, I nail it! This …

Cookie Dough Brownies

Desserts<p>The big move happened this weekend. We are so excited to be in such a nice place of our own and stay in the area that we love! It is so much …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

15 Incredible Beachfront Hotels In The US And Caribbean

The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send you home rested and relaxed - and hopefully with a tan!<p>Where you stay, however, can make a big difference on just how fabulous your beach trip is.<p>That's why we've found the 15 most …

Dominican Republic

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Delta Millworks guides us through the art of shou sugi ban.<p>Taking …

Architecture

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Now a majority of doctors use electronic health records — what does this mean for you?

Over half of doctors in the U.S. have now ditched paper-based systems in favor of electronic health records (EHRs), according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.<p>The market for EHRs is now estimated at between $6 billion and $10 billion. For this reason, noted …

18 Patio Pergola Designs, Perfect For The Upcoming Summer Days

Pergolas reach maximum popularity and are most practical during summer when they provide shade and serve as an outdoor recreation and entertainment …