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100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

The flu vaccine isn't perfect — but that doesn't mean you should skip the shot

What science says about flu shots.<p>Dear Julia: How well do flu shots actually work?<p>Just about every influential public health figure urges people to get their flu shots each fall as a necessary precaution during influenza season.<p>So over dinner, I asked a couple of respected evidence-based medicine …

How To: Buy, Design or Build DIY Cargo Container Homes

A perfect example of thinking outside the box and living within one. – but what is really involved when buying, designing or building cargo container …

Replacing Your Lawn With Landscaping

How To Prune Trees #Landscaping

Gardening<p>Prune midsize branches without damaging the tree by cutting them in three stages. Make the first cut (1) on the underside about 8 in. from …

#Gardening : 6 Things To Keep Bad Bugs Out Of Your Garden

Gardening<p>One of the best ways to control the insects and pests that damage the plants in your garden is by allowing helpful pests in that will drive …

Stunning Rock Garden Design Ideas - Quiet Corner

Why cultivate a rock garden? They’re low-maintenance. They’re in season all year round. They add variety to the landscape. Need another reason?<p>Rock …

How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget

Introduction: How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget<p>About: Just a normal guy trying to make it in life .Good paying job but mindless sometimes .I …

11 ways to control weeds without chemicals

Weeds are the home gardener's biggest enemy. Roundup and other chemicals may seem like the best weapon in the arsenal against weeds. However, many …

9 plants for your garden that repel mosquitoes

1. Marigolds. The flowers' aroma not only repels mosquitoes but also squash bugs and tomato worms. enrouteksm, Getty Images/iStockphoto<p>2. Lavender. The scent of this herb might take you to Provence, France, where fragrant lavender fields bloom from June to August. It's drought resistant, so it can …

Build This Cozy Cabin - DIY

Rays of early-morning sunlight gently peek through the windows, easing you awake. Looking down from the sleeping loft, you see everything you need: a …

Framing

Plants That Grow in Full Shade

Searching for plants that grow in full shade is an endeavor fraught with challenges. The difficulties begin with the very language we use to discuss …

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Gardening

Artist builds his Savannah studio with shipping containers

Art Studio - A Renter Finds Inspiration in Her Garden Oasis – Sanctuary - S1E2

She Sheds: Plans for How to Build & Customize

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

Pacific Northwest

Top 10 Ways You’re Eating Breakfast Wrong – Page 6

Top 10 Ways You’re Eating Breakfast Wrong – Page 7

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the Cooking Light brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …