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Virginia Woolf in her own words

In 1908, at 26, Virginia Woolf began writing what would become her first novel, <i>The Voyage Out</i> (published in 1915). A century later and the British author would be known as one of the most prolific names to ever grace the literary world. However, Woolf’s writing wasn’t as widely acclaimed and …

Don’t Just Read. Read Smart!

When I was ten, someone gave me a Dragonlance book. The cover had a knight fighting a masked ogre/giant thing in the middle of a dark forest. I never …

Jeet Thayil: 'I have a liver condition, I'm reckless and I'm very aware that time is limited'

The former addict whose novel Narcopolis was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize on the western whitewashing of saints and the diagnosis that forced him to write<p>Jeet Thayil is everywhere at the Jaipur literary festival. The poet, novelist and former drug addict moves between panels on the future …

Books

The Best Healthy 30-Minute Meals

Healthy meals on the table in 30 minutes or less? Yes, please.

The 10-Most Saved Recipes of January

Polar opposites collide in January with delicious results. We're all trying to eat a little better, maybe save on groceries, or get a little better …

Cooking

Designing my Modern and Minimalist Living Room with Havenly

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — January 31, 2018<p>As a food and lifestyle blogger (and of course, YouTuber) my home is frequently the backdrop to many …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Nigel Slater’s unplanned supper recipes

Off the cuff meals from an almost empty larder can be a surprising treat<p>A humble supper for a cold night. That was all I asked, all I needed. There were onions in the house, pearl barley in the cupboard and the usual mustard, garlic and a bunch of thyme. There were also a few vegetables that …

Onions

50 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photos That Capture Everyday Life in Slovakia in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Most of these pictures illustrate rural Slovakia and its peasants who are bearers of Slovak folk culture which is basically pagan, thus interesting …

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Our Most-Saved Dinner Recipes of 2017

If there is one thing we all struggle with, it is getting dinner on the table night after night. Whether you're feeding just yourself or a family as …

Cooking

Mamie Eisenhower’s Chocolate Fudge Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish pan or mist it in with nonstick cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together the semisweet chocolate, …

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox in England: Pictures

Farmhouses

Between the sea and sky: a journey to the Outer Hebrides – Discover Your Paradise

From the beginning, I knew it had to be the Outer Hebrides. I’d contemplated for many weeks where I should go to get a break from the rush of life in London. I wanted to find somewhere where I could slip off the radar and totally disconnect. My fingers had thumbed through many maps of Britain, …

Scotland

Recipes from Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro

In her new series, Ina Garten teaches the essential recipes and techniques every cook must know to achieve success in the kitchen. Browse through the …

10 Nonfiction Books That Take You to Faraway Lands (pg. 1)

A science journalist searches deep for roots and finds them in the deepest helixes of her genetic code. Read full book review >

Vegetables and Herbs to Plant in July

Despite common perception, July is definitely not too late to plant garden vegetables and herbs. If circumstances have prevented you from planting in …

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

These Are the Most Colorful Places on Earth

You can find color wherever you go, but there are some places that leave more vivid memories than others.<p>If you’re looking to douse yourself in the …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

A Favorite Walk

How-To Video<p>Here’s a how-to of how I made today’s photo. I did this on Facebook live, and it’s embedded here. Enjoy! 🙂<p>Side note: the video looses …

The Savory Side of Carrot Cake

When I was a child, I wanted carrot cake for every birthday. I wasn’t a fan of bakery cakes, expertly plastered with supersweet butter-free frostings in pastel colors. (I did like the realistic decorative little roses, though.) Those fine-crumbed white or yellow cakes did not have much appeal for …

Strawberry ricciarelli biscuits - delicious. magazine

• 300g blanched almonds<br>• Grated zest of 1 small orange<br>• 200g caster sugar<br>• 2 large free-range egg whites<br>• 100g strawberries, hulled and chopped<br>• Icing sugar for …

This Treehouse in Cape Town, South Africa Is a Sight to Behold

Wait until you see the gorgeous rooftop.<p>Even though this South African home isn't <i>technically</i> a treehouse, it might as well be. A local firm named Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was tasked with creating a modern, cabin-like abode on a tree-rich property. The results: This home, which …

Escape Reality With These 4 Fantastic Sci-Fi Novels

Summer is quickly approaching, with its scorchingly hot afternoons and languid vacation days; a perfect time to escape the crazy pull of work, …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Books

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>On Tuesday evening, a group of students ― pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ― converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not …

Museums

The forgotten genius who theorized black holes more than 230 years ago

Black holes are not made up of matter, although they have a large mass. This explains why it has not yet been possible to observe them directly, but …

Weight loss can be tied to when, not just what, you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are trying to lose weight and otherwise improve your health, you may already be mindful about what you eat during the day.<p>You might skip breakfast. At lunch, you may opt for a salad with lots of veggies, no croutons and low-fat dressing -- on the side, of course.<p>Then, three o'clock …

Nutrition

'The Handmaid's Tale' Finally Hints at What Caused Infertility

They largely don't know, but the Republic of Gilead has its suspicions.<p>In the sixth episode of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> — “A Woman’s Place” — a Mexican …