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Mughal Men Ruled South Asia — and One Man Was Ruled by a Woman

<b>EMPRESS</b> <b><br>The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan</b><br>By Ruby Lal<br>Illustrated. 308 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $27.95.<p>The story of Nur Jahan, the daughter of Persian immigrants who became queen of the Mughal Empire, approaches the status of legend in South Asia. She has been the subject of comic books, a …

10 History Books That ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need To Read, Because The Red Wedding Was Based On A Real-Life Event

Whether you're a TV fan waiting for season eight, or a long-suffering book fan still holding out hope that <i>The Winds of Winter</i> will be published at …

These 8 Lesser Known Genocides and their Leaders Will Shock You

Genocide is the destruction of a people or peoples based on ethnic, racial, religious, or national distinctions. It has been practiced throughout …

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

American Experience

The Great War | Article<p>The Men Who Fought in Belleau Wood<p>By Katie Tarvainen<p>In June of 1918, a fierce battle was waged at Belleau Wood, an ancient …

D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II

By Michael S. Rosenwald<p>Michael S. Rosenwald<p>Enterprise reporter focusing on history, the social sciences, and culture.<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>“I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.” — General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a message to troops before D-Day.</i><p>Courage. …

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Elizabeth Didn’t Expect to Be Queen. Here’s How It Happened

<i>The following feature is excerpted from TIME’s</i> Queen Elizabeth II: The World’s Longest-Reigning Monarch<i>, available at retailers and on …

25+ Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. …

Slow Cookers

Just 13 Gluten-Free Tips And Recipes You Can Make In A Breadmaker

GF beer bread, sandwich bread, buckwheat bread, and more GF loaves you can make in a bread machine (with a gluten-free setting!). Butter up!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and</i> …

Gluten-Free

5 Reasons Writer’s Block is Bullsh*t

Stop Using It as an Excuse<p>There is No Such Thing as Writer’s Block<p>You can always proceed with writing. As long as you are physically capable of …

Creative Writing

29 Broccoli Recipes That You'll Actually Get Excited About Eating

This vegetable has stymied everyone, including the leaders of our country.<p>Broccoli has a bad reputation, and unfortunately it’s somewhat deserved. All too often this vegetable gets cooked beyond recognition. Stalks become limp; the color of the head fades. It’s pitiful. George H.W. Bush, the 41st …

Recipes

The Art of Publicity: How Indie Publicists Work With Writers

Tess TaylorThis winter, as I resurfaced after a long sabbatical during which I was able to disconnect and work, head down and solitary, on new poems …

17 Creative Brainstorming Methods That (Might) Produce Brilliance

Being creative is a muscle — it needs to be worked in order to stay active.<p>But just like a muscle, it can also get used to the same exercises if you …

If You Want Responses To Your Sales Emails, You Need To Do These 5 Things

The best salespeople use these simple copywriting tricks to make their emails stand a world apart from the competition<p>We all get them: emails so careless or poorly written a fifth-grade student could produce a better message. What happened? And, more importantly, how did such a travesty go out to …

What Amazon's Mysterious 50% Royalty 'Error' Says About Self-Publishing

Authors using Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon’s e-book publishing unit, were given a shock when they turned to their KDP dashboards on January 9: A “50%” royalty rate had appeared between the normal 35% and 70% on the dashboard. The new feature was unclickable, unexplained, and had quickly …

7 Ways for Thoughtful Writers to Wow Their Editors, Clients, and Bosses - Copyblogger

It’s common for non-writers to have trouble understanding how writing for a living actually works.<p>They imagine bespectacled introverts pounding away …

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

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16 Very Short Stories That Prove Tumblr Is Full Of Sarcastic Geniuses

This is what happens when you give a bunch of smartasses a writing prompt.

Genius

Surprising healthy foods you should limit when you’re pregnant

Chances are, you know to steer clear of deli meat and raw tuna if you’re pregnant. But, according to dietitian and culinary nutritionist Jackie …

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work

We are creatures of habit and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to think about the task.<p>Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're …

4 Proteins Experts Say You Should Eat Every Day To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Protein is an important part of everyone’s diet. It gives us energy, ensures your body feels fuller longer and prevents mindless snacking during the …

Nutrition

2017: The year Americans couldn't say Gal Gadot (and a lot of other words)

<b>(CNN) —</b> Say these out loud: Bokeh. Coulrophobia. Dotard. Did you pause? You're not alone.<p>Each year, new words make their way into the national conversation, either through a news event or big moment in pop culture. And how to properly pronounce these words can prove challenging.<p>This year, Americans …

Gal Gadot

11 Tips For Writing More In 2018, So You Can Finally Finish That Manuscript

As another year drags itself across the finish line, many of us are starting to think about our goals for next year. Sure, 2017 had its horrible …

Force Yourself to Write Non-Stop

[If you have writer's block] force yourself to write non-stop for twenty or thirty minutes: no deletions, no erasures, no pauses. If that doesn't …

The 12 Biggest Health Trends Of 2017, Ranked

Sunrise alarm clocks, cooling sheets, the Whole30 diet, and more. Plus, which trends are bound to stick around through 2018.<p>It seems like the year 2017 has come and (almost) gone in the blink of an eye. And in that year, wellness trends took a turn for the creative.<p>Diets in 2017 honed in on single …

96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

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6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

What Meat Labels Like 'Organic' and 'Grass Fed' Actually Mean—and Whether You Should Care

Trying to buy meat these days can seem like a quiz on how well you know your labels. There’s <i>organic</i>. <i>Grass fed.</i> The always-vague <i>natural.</i> Sometimes—OK, …