Joshua Bissoon

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S'mores Poke Cake

And it's just as easy to make as the campfire favorite.<p>Our favorite new boxed cake mix hack? Folding in crushed graham crackers so vanilla cake …

The 160 Most Delish Summer Desserts

There's no such thing as summertime sadness when sweets are involved.<p>Find an excuse to throw a party.<p>Looking for more easy summer dessert recipes? …

Dessert

140 Awesome No Bake Desserts

Make your dessert spread a little more excessive.<p>These ideas are the perfect way to take your dessert spread over the top.

Dessert

Campfire Strawberries

If you're obsessed with s'mores, one reason you love them is for the toasted marshmallow flavor. These strawberries have that and so much more. …

40 Amazing Ways To Make Homemade Ice Cream

Give us all the ice cream.<p>Homemade ice cream can be a pretty intimidating affair—but the results can be so worth it.

Ice Cream

This Dark Chocolate Cake Contains All Our Best Baking Tricks

The Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cake<p>Makes 1 (9-inch) 4-layer cake, 12 to 15 servings<p>What You Need<p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the deep chocolate cake:</i> <br>Cooking spray …

Dessert

How to Edit Your Story Like a New York Publisher

You have finished writing the first draft of your story, a version of your whole story from beginning to end. Now it is time to edit, to revise your …

'Magic cake' is taking over the dessert world

Magic cake might sound like something you can only eat in Middle Earth or whilst joining Mr. Tumnus for tea in Narnia.<p>However, we muggles are the …

Here's how J.K. Rowling, author of the highly anticipated 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' turned rejection into unprecedented success

On a delayed train journey from Manchester to King's Cross station in London, the characters Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger came "fully formed" to the mind of a young temp named Joanne Rowling.<p>In the six tumultuous years following, she would imagine an entire magical world of …

Books

The Stroop test: how colourful is your language?

In the first in Mind Games, our new series on classic psychology experiments, we show you how to conduct the Stroop test, which looks at how language is processed<p>Welcome to the first in a new series where we highlight some of the mesmerising and classic experiments in psychology that you can try …

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's …

Psychology

Patt Morrison asks: 'The Left Hand of Darkness' author Ursula K. Le Guin

Comic-Con, that massive San Diego convention that spawned an international franchise for fans of sci fi and fantasy comics, films, television and genre books, began in 1970, in the basement of a San Diego hotel. The year before, the singular writer Ursula K. Le Guin had already published the best …

Literature

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Writing

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

The Brain

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

10 Timeless Steps to Better Writing From David Ogilvy, the Father of Advertising

Because good writing never goes out of style.<p>It's been said that the ability to write well helps a person to achieve focus, which leads to better, clearer thinking.<p>But how can you learn to write better?<p>Enter the timeless advice of David Ogilvy.<p>Despite never graduating from college, Ogilvy had a …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

"I Didn't Know You Were A Writer"

At 61, I was unemployed. Sooner or later, my severance package would stop arriving in my checking account, and although I've never worried much about money, I began thinking of ways to cut back, something I've never been known for. I tried not to surrender to my bent for the dramatic, but once in a …

15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

"Don't quit."<p>We asked Yallwest authors if they could tell us one writing secret that contributed to their writing success. Here are their very helpful tips.

The Delicious Turmeric Tonic That Fights Inflammation and Free Radicals

Say what you will about Pantone’s Color of the Year in terms of design, but in the wellness world, it would be a particularly apt way to chart trends. After a wave of vibrant fuchsia (acai) followed by imperial green (matcha), we’ve found ourselves in the midst of a golden era, thanks to the …

Sweets Recipes

• Game Day• <b><br>Sweets Recipes</b><p>Cookies, cupcakes, and more dessert recipes for your game-day guests who always have room for something sweet.<p>Pastry Chocolate Chip Skillet CookieIn a cast iron skillet, classic chocolate chip cookie dough bakes up extra chewy and crisp around the edges.<p>Desserts …

Those little typos and grammar errors in your emails make a big impression

Research indicates readers judge us harshly on our miscues, particularly when they crop up in a short messages<p>Julie Boland • Robin Queen<p>April 24, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>I’m a cognitive psychologist who studies language comprehension. If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to …

We Made Cupcakes Four Ways So You Didn't Have To, But Actually You Should

CAKE, CAKE, CAKE.<p><b>Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes</b><br>Makes 12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 box red velvet cake mix, prepared according to package instructions<p>16 oz cream cheese<p>1 cup powdered sugar<p>2 tsp vanilla extract<p>2 cups cream cheese frosting<p><b>PREPARATION</b><br>Preheat oven to 375°F<p>In a large bowl, prepare the red velvet cake …

5 Tips for Powerful Writing

If you want to write more powerfully-- whether it's the next great novel or memoir, or simply emails to friends, family and colleagues, journal entries, speeches or presentations for work, or even your holiday card letter, here are some words that might help, inspired by Girl Friday Productions-- …

Creative Writing

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for 'The Sympathizer'

Viet Thanh Nguyen took the Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for his debut novel, "The Sympathizer," published by Grove Press. Nguyen, a professor at the USC, is one of the L.A. Times' 10 critics at large.<p>"Thanks for all your good wishes," Nguyen wrote on Facebook. "I double checked with real people …

Pulitzer Prize

double chocolate greek yogurt banana bread

Double Chocolate Greek Yogurt Banana Bread<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>60 mins<p>Total time<p>1 hour 10 mins<p>Author: Amanda @ Running with Spoons<p>Yields: 1 loaf, …

Breakfast

11 Healthy Lunch Wraps That Put Sandwiches to Shame

There's a lot to love about a good old lunch wrap: They're easy to make, super portable, and bursting with flavor in every bite. Check out some …

Healthy Eating

Cheers! 11 Boozy Desserts You Need To Make

From Baileys Cheesecake Brownies to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, these boozy desserts are guaranteed to be the life of the party. They won't make anyone tipsy, but they sure are fun.<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies (Baileys Irish Cream)</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies with …