Jen Elkins

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13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Cooking

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Self-improvement

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Hiking

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Books

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

5 Suspense Novels to Read As Summer Turns into Fall

The end of summer and beginning of fall is the time for sunshine and suspense, and there are still a few weeks to get your fix of both. If you’re looking for the ultimate suspense TBR (to be read) pile, here’s a stack of five new books to add to your thriller-loving life ASAP.<p><b>1. A Game of Ghosts by</b> …

Books

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Simple, Veggie-Heavy Dinners for Two or More

While Meghan and her family embark on their cross-country move and get settled in their new city, I'm jumping in to give you a glimpse of what meal …

10 Of The Most Incredible Natural Wonders You Never Knew Existed

Regardless of where you live and what you do, there are certain magical places in the world that everyone knows. Mount Everest. The Grand Canyon. …

28 Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Fall

New books by Salman Rushdie, Jennifer Egan, Jesmyn Ward, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and John Green, oh my!

Fresh Ideas for Showing Off Your Book Collection

Although you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, you can definitely appreciate its presentation. Along with keeping all of your favorite texts …

Storage Ideas

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

Flash Sale: $190 Roundtrip Tickets to Iceland

From a number of major American cities<p>Iceland’s WOW Air is offering roundtrip flights to Iceland from a number of major American cities starting at …

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Summer is upon us and that means it's time to get outside, feel the sun on our noggin, breathe deep of the fresh air and enjoy all all that Mother Nature has given our great nation. And there's nowhere better to experience the …

National Parks

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 …

Books

Unintended Consequences: Cities and States May Double Down on Clean Energy After Trump Leaves Paris Agreement

Energy policy is driven by local governments, and some mayors and governors may be ready to take the lead on renewable energy.<p>When President Donald …

'Hunger,' Roxane Gay's striking memoir of food, trauma and the body, is ferociously honest

Like the majority of women in America, I think about nearly every piece of food that I put into my mouth. We all know why too. Because apart from money, thinness is the country's most valued and desired currency. If you are a woman, of any race, it's nearly impossible not to internalize this …

Books

'The Alice Network' Is A Crackling Tale Of Spies And Suspense

"Solve for X." That's the phrase invoked repeatedly by Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair, the brainy college student at the center of Kate Quinn's exciting new novel, <i>The Alice Network</i>. In the aftermath of World War II, Charlie is thrown together with a veteran female spy from the previous war in a …

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9 Incredible Bike Paths in North America You Won’t Want to Miss

North America is home to some of the amazing cycling paths in the world. With diverse terrain and incredible sights for your travel adventure, you …

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

Books

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Tense? On the edge? This grounding meditation will help you find peace

In today’s wired world, we are always rushing to meet a deadline or being bombarded with constant stimuli. Add to that the pressures of home, family …

Meditation

The world's 20 fastest growing cities

Surprisingly Simple Hacks to Make You Super Productive

In his 2012 bestseller, <i>The Power of Habit</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg helped readers understand why they eat those cookies every …

Wilderness Backpacking: What Food to Bring

Wilderness backpacking is invigorating and gives you the opportunity to explore undiscovered or little-visited areas. To keep the experience …

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

National Parks

Beginner-Friendly Meditation Retreats in Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Settings

Meditation is taking hold of mainstream culture, whether it’s showing up in the form of new mindfulness apps or stylish studios like MNDFL in New York City or Unplug in Los Angeles. For those who are just starting to explore meditation or looking to focus their existing practice, longer, dedicated …