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The 10 Sexiest Books That Are Also Really Well Written

It’s lit<p>Most sex writing is notoriously terrible. For the most part, the reason we blush when reading a sex scene is not because we’re getting all hot and bothered, but rather because we’re embarrassed—for the author, for ourselves, for, like, <i>literature</i>.<p>And yet, when sex writing is good, there is …

Books

10 Protein-Rich Breakfast Recipes To Help You Build Lean Muscle Mass Without Eating Meat

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Time Management

28 Insanely Creative Ways To Decorate A Cake That Are Easy AF

Have a very happy birthday (or happy ANY day, tbh).

Dessert

16 Desserts You Can Make With Cookie Dough That Aren't Cookies

#TeamCookieDough<p>A great cookie dough is obviously the key to awesomely delicious cookies. But for those of us who are fans of the soft, chewy mix, why stop there?<p>When using the dough to bake cookies gets a little boring, the next resort is to eat it raw -- which probably isn't the best way to get a …

Best Foods to Eat for Muscle and Strength

Don’t get distracted by this protein powder propaganda. You can get plenty of muscle-building nutrients by adding the right foods to your diet. These …

Three ingredient recipes inspired by Japanese souffle cheesecake

As a video for three-ingredient cheesecake gets 1.6 million hits - these are the other genius recipes that are as easy as 1, 2, 3<p><b>A Japanese souffle</b> …

Top 10 List: Best Breakfast Recipes

<i>[We conclude the “Top 10″ series of posts with breakfast foods!]</i>I have always preferred my weekday breakfasts to be quick and easy, but love …

Alton Brown's Pizza

August 11, 2006<p>Alton Brown’s Pizza<p>In honor and anticipation of this weekend’s cooking seminar in Nashville, I made Alton Brown’s pizza dough as seen …

An Introduction to the Literary Philosophy of Marcel Proust, Presented in a Monty Python-Style Animation

Those who know the name Marcel Proust, if not his work itself, know it as that of the most solitary and introspective of writers—a name become an …

39 Sour Cream Recipes That Prove It Makes Everything Better

These 39 recipes turn sour cream, our favorite dairy aisle find, into the moistest cakes, the richest dips and salad dressings, and one hell of a cheesecake.<p><b>Sour cream, is there anything you</b> <i>don't</i> improve? Our favorite dairy aisle find makes the moistest cakes, the richest dips and salad dressings, …

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Parsley

8 Servings<p>To avoid tearing the skin on the breast or thighs, turn the chickens over by picking them up from the ends of the drumsticks.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>¼ cup kosher salt<p>¼ cup coarsely ground black pepper<p>1½ tablespoons cayenne pepper<p>2 3½–4-pound chickens, …

BBQ

7 Moves That Will Seriously Transform Your Butt

In just three weeks.<p>When you've exhausted every fitness class in the land and the plateau is real, one final frontier in the quest for change promises next-level results–New York City's Bodies by P. Founded by former athlete (and ModelFit alum) Stephen Pasterino, the hyper-precise workout is …

10 Ways to Get a Bodacious Butt

Get a backside that's even better than a Photoshop job<p>When Kim Kardashian shared this post-workout butt selfie on Instagram, the Internet pretty much freaked out. After rumors flew that the pic was Photshopped, Kim responded in an extended tweet last week saying, "It sucks when people make up …

Exercise

Short on Time? Your 6-Minute Ab Workout

DailyBurn hit the gym with trainer Brett Hoebel to talk diet, setbacks and what he calls “sweating with soul.” Get moving with his six-minute ab …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

How to Do a Goblet Squat, From the Man Who Invented the Move

Legendary trainer Dan John explains everything you need to know to get low.<p>A young man doing leg exercises once told me that squats hurt his knees. So I asked him to demonstrate a squat. He tucked his head into his chest like a turtle, brought his knees toward each other, and bowed forward. I told …

Workouts

Read An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments: A Fun Primer on How to Strengthen, Not Weaken, Your Arguments

The science of argumentation can seem complicated, but in day-to-day terms, it quite often comes down to competing emotions. Political disagreements …

25 Snacks That Will Satisfy Your Munchies

No booty call could possibly compete with these.<p>For more, like Spoon University on Facebook or pin with them on Pinterest.

Anthony Bourdain’s New Graphic Novel Has a Deliciously Violent Cover

The restaurant world can be cutthroat — and in the dystopian culinary world of <i>Get Jiro!</i>, if you insult a chef, your throat might literally get cut. …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Chinese Fried Rice Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.<p>Allow wok to cool …

Food & Dining

Carrot Cake-Cheesecake

Most people would agree that the cream cheese frosting is the best part of any carrot cake, so it makes perfect sense to replace it with a thick …

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

Cooking

29 Ways To Eat Vegetables That Are Actually Delicious

Eat yer veggies, no salads necessary.

55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

What's for dinner tonight? These 55 great recipes for beans.<p>Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. Maybe THAT'S why they're called the magical fruit… Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes!

Cooking

How to Convert a Recipe for Your Slow Cooker

We tweaked three of our popular recipes to be slow cooker-friendly.<p>Truth: You can cook a lot of stove-top stews or oven-braises in a slow cooker. But before you go to work, school, the gym, sleep, or whatever else you’d like to do for 8 hours, there are a few tips to keep in mind. We recently …

Cooking