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The Best Wines to Pair With Spicy Foods

Alcohol is not the best thing to reach for if your food is too spicy for you. But if you love the burn of spicy food and want to intensify the flavor …

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

<i>If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?</i><b>Column</b> by <b>Christopher Shultz</b>There have been entire articles …

Creative Writing

How Tom Bissell's lack of belief compelled him to write 'Apostle'

The life and legacy of the apostle Thomas were a shimmer of myth and fact that sent Tom Bissell across oceans and down alleys; he scribbled notes with a high fever and cried with dysentery and diarrhea in a church bathroom on a mountaintop in India.<p>In researching his new book, "Apostle," Bissell, a …

Here are the 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize winners

Since 1980, the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have honored the previous year's best books and their authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.<p>In addition to previously announced winners Juan Felipe Herrera and<p>James Patterson, this year's event highlighted some of 2015's best and brightest …

Writing is a Kind of Double Living

Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or …

Writing

Evelyn Waugh: 'I can only be funny when I'm complaining'

<b>It is fifty years since Evelyn Waugh expired on his latrine. Nicholas Shakespeare salutes the writer who was able to cast his bigotries and snobbishness into perfect prose</b><p>In 1933, a group of naked Amazonian Indians who had never before seen a white man encountered a young traveller from North …

Literature

Are you ready to rewrite your personal equation for happiness?

Don’t find it, release it<p>Happiness is the true foundation of existence. Maximizing it is the only reasonable goal in life. Every other desire is …

Happiness

The Surprising Secret of Millennials' Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Ever find yourself wondering why millennials seem to be so happy with the successes they have achieved in their work and lives? Turns out, this young and rising generation may have been one step ahead of us all along.<p>It all begins with how millennials define success in comparison with how we have …

Happiness

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Source: alarich/Shutterstock<p>Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as …

Self-help

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Recipe: Make Gwyneth Paltrow's Chocolate Mousse

One of Eater's essential Spring cookbooks, actress and Goop lifestyle brand founder Gwyneth Paltrow's <i>It's All Easy</i> hits shelves on April 12. Billed as the anticipated follow-up to <i>It's All Good</i>, this latest book focuses on quick "recipes for the super-busy home cook." Dishes include fully omnivorous …

Dessert

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking