Kevin Shapansky

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Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

10 Bible verses for when you\'re feeling overwhelmed

However well life is going overall, we all have moments when we feel totally overwhelmed – unable to get perspective or see beyond a particular …

The twenty greatest English-language novels

A few of you wrote in and asked me to match this Guardian list of the top one hundred English-language novels of all time. (It is notable how many …

Literature

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Recipe for Chocolate Cake - Moist and Easy to Bake

This chocolate cake is very easy and quick to bake, and it is so moist and delicious. I am sure that everyone would like this cake, so it is perfect …

Dessert

Gluten-Free Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

We kid you not--only three ingredients to home-baked cookies! ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide Images<p>Expert Tips<p>Always read labels to make sure …

Nutrition

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars

Hello Peanut Butter and Chocolate lovers of the world. I am sharing a HEAVENLY recipe with you all today. First lets talk about this weekend. Any Big …

Dessert

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars<p>Author: Adell Goff<p>Recipe Type: Baking, Dessert<p>A chewy chocolate chip cookie bar filled with chocolate chips. These …

Dessert

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

<b>Prep time:</b> 15 minutes<b><br>Baking time:</b> 9 to 11 minutes per batch<b><br>Makes:</b> 4 dozen cookies<p>Everybody needs a go-to peanut butter cookie recipe in their …

An Everyday Pound Cake with Personality (a.k.a. Brown Sugar)

<i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>This week: We’re making Individual Baked Alaskas! First, you need the ice cream—Yossy went with Honeycomb Ice Cream. Then, there’s the cake: Pick this</i> …

Literature

No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

<i>Looking for a quick and easy Spring/Summer dessert recipe? Try out delicious No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake !</i><p>When it comes to friendships, I feel …

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake<p>No eggs. No butter. No mixer. One bowl. My frosting has a little butter but you can omit the butter and use it as a …

Dessert

Magic Microwave Cookies

Are the chocolate chip cookie cravings setting in? Instead of rushing out to the bakery and buying a dozen, you can make your own in just under 2 …

The World’s Weirdest Libraries (Photos)

Camels, manta rays, and tree boxes—people have been getting creative to get folks to take out a book.

Chocolate Shortbread

These chocolately shortbread wedges are even more enticing with a splash of colorful icing.

Oatmeal Shortbread

Add these delicious shortbread cookies to your cookie jar.

Great-Aunt Annie's Traditional Shortbread

This family recipe for Great-Aunt Annie's traditional shortbread comes from viewer-baker Anne Evans.

Shortbread Bricks

Baking holiday cookies with the whole family is even more fun with these special shortbread cookies.

Cocoa Shortbread Diamonds

These cookies are perfect when paired with a cold glass of milk. To decorate, use a spoon to drizzle the melted white chocolate, or a resealable plastic bag with a snipped corner.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Squares

The milk-chocolate topping of these cookies looks like the result of masterful piping, but it's actually a cinch to make using a mold. Beneath the chocolate hides a layer of peanut butter on top of brown-sugar shortbread, all of them adding up to a treat that's creamy and crumbly and rich …

Chocolate Cake Recipes That Are Easy to Make From Scratch

Is it possible to turn down a slice of chocolate cake? From birthday parties to moments of weakness as you pass a bakery window, that first bite of a …

700 Free eBooks: Fiction, Poetry & Non-Fiction for Kindle, iPad & Other Devices

If you’re looking for a free read today, let us turn your attention to our collection, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Arendt, …

800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

<b>Dickinson, Emily</b> - Poems<p><b>Didion, Joan</b> - 12 Masterful Essays<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor -</b> A Raw Youth (Translated by Constance Garnett)<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor</b> - …

How an apple a day (and a cup of green tea) prevents heart disease

The polyphenols in apples and green tea have a powerful effect on the body, a study shows<p>An apple a day really does keep the doctor away – as long as you’re drinking plenty of green tea, too.<p>A team of scientists from the UK’s Institute of Food Research have shown that natural chemicals found in the …

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