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Eating off the floor: Modern Paris apartment's floor becomes the dining table

We're admittedly fond of interior spaces that attempt to bring in a bit of nature inside. While it may be a bit clichéd, the tree planted inside is …

Donald Trump’s handwriting is now a free font

Yesterday, everybody was talking about Donald Trump’s temper tantrum in which he tore up his notes during the third presidential debate. But what …

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Try This 21-Day Better Breakfast Challenge

Eating a balanced plate first thing gives you an energy surge to kick off your day and helps keep your hunger in check. “What you eat for breakfast …

Breakfast

8 poems every man should know

For National Poetry Day we've collated eight poems that every man should know, from William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 29' to Yeats' 'When You Are …

Literature

This is the Star Wars R2-D2 coffee maker you've been looking for

To make great coffee you need filtered water and fresh beans. To make coffee look great, you need ThinkGeek's Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press.<p>For a lot of us, a good morning starts off with a cup of coffee. But if I could start my day off with coffee and Star Wars, I'd be a very happy Patrick. Enter …

Coffee

7 Delightful Dickensian Words

Charles Dickens captured Victorian society from the finest drawing rooms to the filthiest gutters, and his primary tool was language. As Bryan …

Inside The Religious Freedom Report That’s Making Conservatives So Mad

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently released a report criticizing religious exemptions that infringe on civil rights ― and some conservative voices are not happy about the final outcome.<p>The USCCR started examining how federal courts have handled claims of religious exemptions in 2013. …

Religion

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Creative Writing

25 Risotto Recipes That Are Better Than Pasta

If pasta had a sister, her name would be risotto. Many people think risotto is in fact tiny pasta, but it's not. It's a dish made of arborio rice, which is an Italian short-grain rice that absorbs liquid wonderfully. Traditionally made by gradually adding heated stock to the rice, risotto is a …

5 Perfect-For-Packing Lunch Salads

Stuck in a lunch rut? Mix up your midday meal with one of these healthy and delicious salads. From Asian chicken noodle salad to French lentil salad with goat cheese, all of these recipes are perfect to make-and-take -- and they won't get soggy.<p><b>1. Asian Chicken Noodle Salad</b><p>This main-dish-salad is …

Food

10 Slow Cooker Recipes

A delicious and creamy chicken recipe that is loaded with amazing flavor! The sun dried tomatoes and basil truly make this meal outstanding!<p>Recipe <b>HERE</b><p>…

200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

It's tough staying healthy when you're eating the same boring bowl of oatmeal or lifeless salad day after day. Add a little much-needed pizzazz to …

Healthy Eating

27 Lettuce-Free Salads (Because the Mix-Ins Are the Best Part)

If the thought of salad for dinner is basically your version of a culinary wet blanket, we've got news for you. Your salad can be great again. Ditch …

Healthy Eating

You Have to See IKEA's New $112 Mini-Kitchen

A fully functioning kitchen for less than $120? Yeah, we (almost) don't believe it either.<p>IKEA is home to some pretty magical household items and inventions. (Have you seen this three-in-one cake pan?) It's amazing, and it's only the bare minimum of what the Swedish furniture and appliance store …

How Rousseau Predicted Trump

The Enlightenment philosopher’s attack on cosmopolitan élites now seems prophetic.<p>“I love the poorly educated,” Donald Trump said during a victory speech in February, and he has repeatedly taken aim at America’s élites and their “false song of globalism.” Voters in Britain, heeding Brexit …

Public Policy

35 Eggs-cellent Egg Breakfast Ideas

More by Jenny<p>Eggs are a common ingredient in many awesome breakfast recipes. There are so many things you can do with them – bake them, boil them, …

7 Mexican Breakfast Dishes That Will Spice Up Your Morning

No matter how many times Taco Bell tries to pitch it as Fourth Meal, we'll take our Mexican food for breakfast. Check out these great recipes that …

Breakfast

36 Savory Weekend Breakfasts for Those Who Prefer Salt to Sugar

There is a time for flaky pastries that hide melty chocolate and almond paste—but exactly <i>when</i> that time is is a matter of debate.<p>Some of us wake up fixated on sugar, with visions of pancakes buoyed on pools of syrup; others of us wake up craving salt and hot sauce and would rather save the sweet …

One Pan Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce #Recipe

<b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts<br>⅔ cup chopped roasted red peppers (see note)<br>2 teaspoons italian seasoning, divided<br>4 …

How to Make Kennedy Oysters

Looking for a summer recipe that represents class made manifest? Look no further.<p><b>President 35- John F Kennedy</b><p>January 20, 1961 – November 22, …

This 20-Minute Pasta Will Become Your Favorite Weeknight Dinner

Confession: I could eat this pesto straight out of a bowl with a spoon. But it's even better with pasta, because pasta makes everything better. The classic Italian sauce has always been one of my favorites, and once I discovered how much better it tastes homemade than out of a jar, I've never gone …

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Baked Mediterranean Chicken Packets

If the one-pan cooking craze has taught us anything, it's that there's something so satisfying about making your meal in one vessel. And these …

Cooking

One-Pot Lemon And Thyme Chicken Recipe | Chicken Recipes

<i>Packed with tender squash, salty capers and fragrant thyme, this easy one-pot chicken and couscous recipe can be prepared in under an hour and makes</i> …

A giant passes: Memorable quotes from Elie Wiesel

Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace laureate Elie Wiesel, whose memoir "Night" detailed his experience in the Auschwitz concentration camp, died …

Israel

In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears

Fears of demagoguery are provoking a frightening swing in the other direction<p>The "too much democracy" train rolls on.<p>Last week's Brexit vote prompted …

Tasty Lunches You Can Make With 5 Ingredients Or Less

<b>The power of five.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Tiffany Azure via lecremedelacrumb.com; Graphic by Jocelyn Runice<p>Weekday lunches are tricky: You're craving a seared turmeric chicken bowl, a warm and crispy avocado toast, or maybe a hearty chili. But, depending on your location and schedule, …

Cooking

11 Stuffed Avocado Recipes That Are Basically Boatloads of Happiness

We’re big fans of avocado around here, and there’s nothing we love more than finding unexpected ways to get our fix. Stuffed avocados are the easiest …

Healthy Eating