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19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!


Oscar odds: Favorites and longshots for Hollywood's big night

The odds are that Leonardo DiCaprio is going home with the best actor Oscar this Sunday.<p>The movie he starred in, "The Revenant," is also favored to win Best Picture, according to online betting site PaddyPower.com.<p>The thriller directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu is currently holding 8-to-15 …


Your Favorite Malted Chocolate Drink, DIY'd and Good as Ever

I have my father to thank for so many of my tastes (muted colors, NPR, pie), and Ovaltine is no different: The man loves Ovaltine, as, now, do I. (He even put it in buttermilk once—a pairing he would not, in fact, recommend.) We <i>always</i> had it in the pantry for hot chocolate and chocolate milk, and I …

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

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What is Broccoli Rabe? (And How Should You Cook It?)

Our guide to broccoli rabe.<p>Also known as rapini, broccoli rabe is not just the scraggly outcroppings of a broccoli plant or baby broccoli, like you …

Meet the Four Ladies Who are Helping Other Women Explore the World

Courtesy of Living Big<p>Mary Checchini (bottom left) of Living Big and a group of adventurous ladies<p>These ladies-only tour operators are on a mission …

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

As told by the people at home.


10 great video games about the meaning of life

Love, death, romance, regret – video games can tell us about all of these things and more. Here are our favourite examples<p>We don’t often look to video games when we’re feeling confused about life, the universe or anything else. This is traditionally a medium of escape, the place you come to forget …

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22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs are more closely associated with American breakfasts than almost any …

7 Most Romantic Caribbean Resorts

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Vacation is meant to be an escape -- from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who's really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So if you're thinking of booking a Valentine's Day getaway this year, a carefree, all-inclusive resort makes a …

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

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