Marsha Cato

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Make Better Applesauce—Just Avoid These Common Mistakes

Homemade applesauce isn't hard to make… or is it? Brush up your know-how and make sure you're avoiding the most common mistakes people make when simmering their way to saucy, cinnamon-y goodness.<p>We may have loved those little plastic tubs of tooth-achingly sweet, smooth-as-baby food applesauce as …

Food Preservation

9 Hot and Sour Soup Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Hot and sour soup is a beloved Chinese takeout staple, but it's easy to make at home and the results are extra-delicious. Here, nine amazing versions …

Write a Short Story About Climate Change, And Win $1000!

Arizona State University, the folks who brought you the <i>Hieroglyph</i> anthology of optimistic science fiction, is now hosting a writing contest for …

Creative Writing

A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

And it's not too shabby.<p>If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls …

Biology

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his …

Time Management

5 Key Elements for Successful Short Stories

by Emily WenstromAs the editor of a genre fiction website, I’ve seen my share of short stories—the good and the bad.No matter what kind of fiction …

Creative Writing

A 30-day Writing Challenge, A Brand New Class, and a Book Giveaway. — Sarah K Peck

Want to be a better writer?<p>What does it take to become a better writer? I’ve been thinking a lot about resolutions and goals lately, and every time I …

Writing

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

Cooking

How to Get the Benefits of a Cleanse Without Actually Doing One

The word "detox" makes us think restriction, hunger, and mood swings. We asked health experts how to skip all that and get straight to the good stuff.<p><b>1. Start your mornings with a glass of room-temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your …

ICON_SEARCH

lwp_6.jpg<p>Miguel Nelson is a man on a mission. “I love plants. I think plants are the coolest. I feel like civilization would be a better place if …

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

<i>(This recipe originally appeared on elizabethrider.com)</i><p>Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.<p>One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new …

Recipes

Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

A bold entrepreneur with a radical startup. An African-American. In tech, those two phrases usually don’t go together. Enter Tristan Walker.<p>Tristan Walker is in the house.<p>He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in …

Social Entrepreneurs Push Business Boundaries to Create Change

NEW YORK—Three years ago, Erin Dinan realized even one sandwich could make a difference in someone’s life.<p>Dinan had moved to New York City after …

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…

Breakfast

Alpacas Talk Income Inequality

Adam McKay takes on inequality with llama-like creatures<p>This may not be a Halloween-themed video, but we can pretend that Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, …

15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

Cracklin' Cornbread From 'Heritage'

As Sean Brock says in the introduction to this recipe in his new cookbook, <i>Heritage</i>, the perfect cornbread is the subject of much debate. My mother, who was from the southern Appalachians, always made the distinction between Southern cornbread (made with flour and sugar) and Mountain cornbread (no …