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The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …

24 Quick Chicken Dinners

We all have our go-to quick and easy weeknight meals, the dinners we'd never serve company but are happy to scarf down by ourselves. Cooking a "real" dinner just doesn't always seem worth it after a long day of work. But sitting down to a satisfying meal in an hour or less doesn't have to look like …

Cooking

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Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles with Garlic Ginger Sauce

True confession: I think I’ve been living the life of 13-year-old for the last, um, 17 days.<p>If I had to guess the average time that I’ve been waking …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Planning a Wedding on Pinterest

With a whopping 54 percent of brides using Pinterest to relay their wedding-day vision to planners and vendors and 64 percent creating boards for their big day according to <i>BRIDES</i> 2014 American Wedding Study, it's safe to say that pinning has become an integral part of the planning process. But are …

Weddings

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Why I think this driver did the right thing when faced with an EF-4 tornado

Since this video popped up over the weekend, a lot of people — meteorologists, members of the press and the social media masses — have been critical of the driver for what he did (or did not do) when faced with the massive EF-4 tornado that killed two people in northern Illinois on April 9.<p>But …

Front Row Education Is Changing The Way Math Is Taught In U.S. Elementary And Middle Schools

In 2013, Sidharth Kakkar and Alexandr Kurilin had the opportunity to watch children learning math in an inner-city Baltimore school. For a month, they attended school every day and worked with students. At night, they programmed to make an application that could help the students learn. In …

Teaching

18 Useful Tips For People Who Suck At Eyeliner

Apple Promotes Educational Apps on App Store for World Autism Awareness Day

On the eighth annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, Apple has launched a new section of its App Store focused on apps designed specifically for autistic individuals (via <i>9to5Mac</i>).<p>The sixteen apps on display range in variety from helping users feel comfortable in their surroundings thanks …

Picture Books Parents Will Actually Want to Read Over And Over

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>You know what it's like. It's bedtime, and your tot reaches for a book you'd rather drink lye than read again. Here is a baker's dozen of antidotes, for babies up through early-elementary children. There are urban idylls and country adventures, wordless wonders and …

Special Needs Mom Pushes To Make Mainstream Clothes Available To Kids Of All Abilities

New Jersey designer and mom-of-three Mindy Scheier was getting her kids ready for school one morning when her 10-year-old son Oliver asked her if he could wear jeans that day. Though a seemingly simple request for most kids, wearing jeans to school was a nearly impossible feat for Oliver, who has …

Flourless Dessert Recipes No One Can Resist

In this day and age, cooking and baking for a crowd can be hard. Allergies and dietary restrictions coupled with the current healthy food trends make …

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

Herbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your meals. Every …

Wellness

What to Wear When Trying on Wedding Dresses

Shopping for a wedding dress is exciting (congrats if it's on your to-do list!). It's tempting to book the first appointment possible and run straight in, but let's talk—this is one of those situations where some thoughtful prep is a good idea. Before you head in, make sure to plan out what …

My Stem Kits Set to Launch 3D Printed STEM Educational Product on Kickstarter

A group of artists, technology specialists, and educators committed to bringing instructional 3D printing tools to K-12 education say they feel …

Education Technology

A Wedding Dress We Love Under $2,000 by Rafael Cennamo White

*Just because you want your dream wedding dress to be, well, a dream, doesn't mean you have to break the bank to get it. There are plenty of affordable and fashionable bridal gowns out there that will keep you on budget and looking like a knockout. Each week, we'll be picking our favorite wedding …

Weddings

Ask Dr. Sears: Acting Out in Kindergarten

<b>A.</b> Your child is showing the behavior that is typical of many children, especially boys, when they begin school. In his journey to become accepted …

Parenting

Coffee Shortbread Recipe

This rich and velvety custard is not just delicious, but easy to make, too. It's truly the perfect ending to a romantic meal.<p>This Italian trifle …

Dessert

10 simple ways to make time for reading in 2015

Are unread books piling up on the nightstand? It might be time to rethink your approach to reading.<p>It can be tough to get back to regular reading …

On the Menu: DIY Greek Yogurt

If you're anything like us, weekday breakfast routines are kind of…sad. More often than not, we're running out the door left to scrounge for some …

Breakfast

5 Tricks That Boost Your iPhone 6's Camera

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras comfortably rank as two of the best in the smartphone industry, according to analysts – as well as Forbes’ review team. But they’re limited if you want to consider doing something out of the ordinary – say, for example, printing out your favourite pictures …

The best iPad apps for keeping organized

Because most of us are extremely busy it’s really important to stay organized and on track. This is easier said than done. Even with the best …

Book review of Turtle Wish

Turtle Wish<p>Children - Animals<p>27 Pages<p>Reviewed on 08/27/2013<p>This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is …

Wedding Dresses and Style

iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – January 31, 2015

Need your daily fix of free apps? We’ve handpicked 24 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that are free today only.<p>This apps gone free alert includes</i> …