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16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

The Barnes Foundation art gallery, located in Philadelphia, boasts a collection of famous work you’d probably recognize, whether that’s Vincent van …

Living on Social Security? Here's a Tax Credit Just for You

If you're 65 or older and meet certain income requirements, the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled may knock thousands off your tax bill.<p>If …

Australian Mum Reveals Quintuplets In Photo Shoot

Doing This Exercise For Just 3 Minutes a Day Will Put You on the Road to Tighter Abs

If a genie in a bottle granted you three wishes, would one of them be for a permanent set of perfect abs? Don't waste one of your wishes! There is a way to get abs, but it does require a lot of work — and a great deal of planking! Want proof? We consulted with Sarah Chadwell, NASM-CPT and natural …

Crucial

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …

Dessert

9 Quiet Workouts That Won't Wake the Neighbors

Whether you're upstairs in an apartment unit, upstairs in your house, or just trying not to wake the kids or roommates, sometimes an aggressive plyo …

Workouts

In 3 Words, Nobelist Richard Thaler Shares the Secret of Effective Communication

After 40 years of studying human behavior, Thaler understands how to influence people<p>He's a longtime professor at the University of Chicago. He's been called the father of "behavioral economics," which, according to the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, "combines insights from psychology, judgment, and …

Richard Thaler

Slow Cook the Most Indulgent Green Bean Casserole This Thanksgiving

[1]<p>Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole<p>From Anna Monette Roberts, POPSUGAR Food<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons ghee<br>• 9 ounces brown cremini mushrooms, cut into fourths<br>• 2 oyster mushrooms, shredded into 1-inch pieces<br>• 1 tablespoon flour<br>• 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar<br>• 1 cup vegetable broth<br>• Salt, to taste<br>• 1 pound green …

10 Trader Joe's meal hacks everyone should try

Healthy Eating

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle--the way a good chocolate chip cookie should be.<p>Makes about 12<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 1 hour 30 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>4 1/4 cups|685 grams all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups|340 grams unsalted butter, softened, …

Dessert

This Might Be the Best Vegetarian White Bean Chili Recipe Ever

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 8 …

The Trick to Making Your Photos Fine Art

When you take a photo, ultimately, the hope is that it's worthy of hanging on your wall.But creating an image that's worthy of hanging on your wall …

Landscape Photography

Time Travel Isn't Possible ... or Is It?

The speed at which you move through space determines the speed at which you move through time.<p>Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think of them as separate entities, only a singular …

Physics

Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 – in pictures

Winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, from awe-inspiring action shots to charming portraits, featured in a new book celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year

How to Do a Realistic Sky Swap in a Photo Using Photoshop

In this 9-minute video tutorial from Serge Ramelli, learn how to easily swap out an unattractive white sky from a photo for a more dramatic one using …

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus …

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

4 Bland Character Problems and How to Fix Them

I’m working through a revision, and one of my main problems is the protagonist. My editor and a beta reader both suggested amping up her emotional …

Creative Writing

Adobe Debuts New Photoshop Tutorial Series on YouTube for Beginners

Adobe has launched a new Photoshop tutorial series for beginners on its YouTube channel, titled “3, 2, 1… Photoshop!”<p>The series is hosted by Adobe …

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Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Yields: 16 cupcakes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>Chocolate cupcakes:<br>1⅓ cups (185 g/6.5 oz) all-purpose flour<br>½ cup (50 g/1.7 oz) cocoa powder<br>¾ teaspoon baking soda<br>¼ …

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

11 Foil Pack Dinners for Your Easiest Summer Meal Ever

During the summer, I spend a lot of time trying to find ways to eat that don't involve any actual cooking. In my stuffy, AC-less apartment, the heat …

A Beginner Yoga Flow That’s All About Connecting With Your Body

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

British Philosophy