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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

What to Cook Right Now

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Jennifer Steinhauer has a smart, funny and very helpful article in The Times this week that concerns a great many of us …

Recipes

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

Cooking

13 DIY Hummus Recipes That Are Way Better Than the Store-Bought Stuff

I have a bone to pick with store-bought hummus. In my opinion, it never tastes quite right. For reasons beyond my comprehension, it's always a little …

16 Easy Rhubarb Recipes That Prove the Vegetable Is Underrated

First things first: did you know rhubarb is actually a vegetable? Now that we've gotten that out of the way, know that the versatile ingredient can be used in both desserts and dinners, from strawberry rhubarb pie to chicken thighs with rhubarb salsa and more. These 16 recipes prove that rhubarb is …

Baking

Bonnie Pipkin’s Debut Novel Is Better Than Any After School Special

When it comes to teen pregnancy and pop culture, your options are pretty limited — there’s the quippy <i>Juno</i> and the uber depressing <i>Teen Mom,</i> but not much in between. In <i>Aftercare Instructions</i>, debut YA author Bonnie Pipkin introduces a new narrative, one that will have you rooting for Genesis as she …

Teen Pregnancy

21 Healthy Spring and Summer Rolls That Are Surprisingly Easy to Make

Ever ordered Thai, Chinese, or Vietnamese without getting some hot, crispy spring rolls or fresh, soft summer rolls to start? Didn’t think so. With …

Our Summer Book Recommendations Are Perfect For Staying Inside

The worst place for a beach read is the beach. You’re surrounded by screaming kids and seagulls. Sand gets in the pages, sun bakes your skin and …

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

4th of July icebox desserts get you out of the heat

OK, so you signed up to bring dessert to that neighborhood potluck, family reunion or backyard cookout. But geez, it's been so hot, and the very idea of firing up the oven to bake a cake or pie for an hour or more just makes you swoon and fan yourself like Blanche Dubois.<p>Icebox desserts are your …

'The Alchemist's Daughter' Is No Frankenstein's Monster

Mary Jekyll has never been more alone. Her father, Dr. Henry Jekyll, died 14 years ago, and her mother Ernestine has just passed away after going mad. Living in London in the 1890s, she's subject to the era's discrimination against women, which she confronts while trying to get her family's affairs …

Literature

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

Everything you need to know about Herb Gardening to inspire Green Envy

So, you’ve decided to work with Mother Earth and grow an herb garden, but you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! This …

What do the symbols on your clothing labels really mean?

Washing care decoded<p>We’ve all been there. Got a fab new cashmere top, worn it once, put it in the wash and completely shrunk it, because we put the …

You'll Want to Pour This Avocado Dressing Over Every Salad You Eat — and You Should!

[1]<p>Creamy Avocado Dressing<p>Sprinkle of Green [2]<p>Notes<p>This sauce is also great to use as a dip. Sweet potato chips go perfectly with this, and it's a nice variation from the usual guacamole.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 ripe avocado<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 cup water<br>• Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves<br>• 1 …

Food

The 11 Best Books To Read This June

Read me!<p>Yes, finally: It's June. This means it's summer. This means it's Gemini season. And Geminis, as we all know, are super verbally adept and intellectual (well, with one notable exception), so that means they're big readers. (We repeat, with one notable exception.) So it's in honor of the …

How to create a summer bedding display worthy of a Victorian head gardener

<b>If you would like to have a go at creating a bedding display at home here are the basic principles:</b><p>Bedding plants are the glamour plants of the gardening world and like to be treated as such, so before planting dig over the soil thoroughly, ideally incorporate some compost, then fork in a …

How to Use Furniture to Add Storage to Open-Plan Space

Although open-plan apartments come with plenty of benefits: soaring ceilings, better sound, and lots of natural light—they also make hiding your …

29 Summer Dinners You Can Make In The Crock Pot

Just set it and forget it.

Epic Books You Should Read if You Like 'American Gods'

From angsty red monsters to a literally dead God whose corpse must be disposed of, these seven Gaimanesque novels give ancient myths and religions a modern twist.<p>In Starz's new TV show <i>American Gods</i>, the deities and demons of ancient mythology must battle the new gods of technology and money. The …

The Must-see Film and TV Adaptations of Summer 2017

The entertainment industry runs on a different schedule than we lesser mortals and, in the land of Hollywood, the summer blockbuster season hits earlier each year. This year? It’s already underway. “Logan” and “Kong: Skull Island” blew open the blockbuster doors in early March and a steady stream …

Books

21 genius kitchen hacks every cook should know

Cooking classes may teach technique and tradition, but who's got the time for that?<p>These handy hacks will take your cooking game to the next level. Here are 21 tips and tricks that will make life in the kitchen so much easier.

How to Make the Ultimate Coconut Layer Cake

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Down south, I'm not sure any cake is more revered than coconut—a stately affair typically served around the holidays or on other momentous occasions (including but not limited to birthdays, anniversaries, and Sunday supper). Usually, …

Dessert

How Jane Austen's mystery woman was edited out of history

Two hundred years ago this month, an ailing Jane Austen gathered the energy to pen the last letter she would ever send from her cottage in rural Hampshire. She professed her “tender” feelings for the recipient, her dear friend and fellow writer Anne Sharp, proclaiming herself forever “attached”. …

Literature

We'll see these three planets in the sky this month, and we're geeking out

Everyone, mark your calendars/planners/iPhone reminders because there’s something you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. Even better? …

Astronomy

5 Flavored Ice Cubes That Won't Water Down Your Summer Cocktails

Oh, you’ve been making ice with water all this time? That’s sad.<p>With warm weather officially commencing, we’re calling for a paradigm shift on how to …

Recipes

Vegetarian and Vegan Tofu Recipes: A Complete List

This list of tofu recipes is all vegetarian and mostly vegan. Tofu is a great option for anyone looking for a low-fat way to get a protein boost. …

Keep the Oven Off: 20 No-Cook Dinners for Summer

It might not feel like it right this minute, but summer is coming — and with it those hot and humid days when the extra heat from the oven feels …