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Impossible Lemon Pie - and a weekend with my daughter

Impossible Lemon Pie<p>Ingredients<p>2 Cups milk<br>• ¾ Cup sugar<br>• ½ Cup Bisquick Baking mix<br>• 4 eggs<br>• ¼ Cup butter, melted and cooled<br>• 1½ teaspoons vanilla<br>• ¼ cup lemon …

11 Pro Tips for Packing for Your First Backpacking Trip

I’d consider myself a pretty experienced backpacker—last summer, I spent more than three months backpacking 1,000 miles. But it was only two years …

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

Buttery German Apple Cake

8 servings<p>This gorgeous cake was unanimously crowned the best of the best from this year’s Readers’ Choice Week recipe submissions. We love the simple method to get that professional shingled look without having to layer each individual apple slice. Make sure the butter is truly room temperature, …

Not Signing Up For TSA Precheck Is a Big Mistake — Here's Why

Waiting to get through airport security brings out the absolute worst in me. There's something about having to take off my shoes and jacket and remove my laptop from its sleeve that turns me into the most unpleasant human being. And each time I fly, which is pretty often, I <i>always</i> regret not signing …

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, 2018's new book …

Here's how much you have to earn to be considered upper-class

There's still no clear-cut way to define class in American, because class can be defined by things like education and occupation in addition to …

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

The 10 most popular fiction books of 2017

We can't say no to a psychological thriller, by the looks of it.<p>Who doesn't love a good novel to get stuck into? Or more specifically, a good psychological thriller. Because by the looks of Amazon's round-up of bestselling ebooks in 2017, that's what we're the biggest fans of. Here are the 10 …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the Cooking Light brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

The month's best music: Beck, Cardi B, Zomby and more

In a new series, the Guardian rounds up the 50 songs you need to hear each month in playlists across all major streaming services<p>Welcome to a new monthly feature on the Guardian, where we round up the best 50 songs from the previous month and stick them in a beautifully sequenced playlist for you …

24 Books Successful People Read

People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement.<p>People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement, which often is served in the form of a book. Here are two dozen good ones, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Zero to One: …

Top 20 most reviewed books of all time from Amazon

One of the many reasons we love Amazon is because of their stellar customer review section. Having the ability to read thousands of opinions from customers before hitting the purchase button is super useful, especially when it comes to picking out a book. From cult classics such as Harry Potter to …

Books

Whole Snapper with Ponzu Sauce, Curry Aioli and Cilantro Chutney

To make the ponzu sauce, in a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, yuzu juice, vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, bonito flakes and kombu. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Set aside.<p>To make the curry aioli, in a food processor, combine the …

20 Fresh Corn Recipes to Make Before the Season Ends

I'll always have a place in my heart for sweet summer corn—you can take the boy out of Indiana, but you can't take Indiana out of the boy. It's true that most of fields that cover the Midwest are dedicated to decidedly unappetizing field corn, but come summer there is still always plenty of sweet …

Cooking

How to Make Strawberry Cake With Real Fruit (and No Jell-O)

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I first fell in love with strawberry cake as a kid, when I had no defense against the allure of those fluffy pink layers presented by the Pillsbury Doughboy. It didn't bother my 12-year-old self that strawberry cake …

Learn something new, from coding to marketing, with these free online courses

Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

The Ultimate 50 States Reading List

Join us on a reading road trip.<p>Explore the United States with this coast-to-coast reading list. We’ve compiled 50 books (and plays!) set in the 50 …

Books

Keep Pickled Onions in Your Fridge at All Times

By Carey Polis<p>Red onions quick-pickled in apple cider vinegar will save your grain bowls, breakfast tacos, and more.<p>Amongst various jams, mustards, and unidentifiable leftovers I should have already thrown out, there's often a pint container of quick pickled onions in my fridge. That may sound …

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Where land meets sea: 6 phenomenal coastal hikes around the world

LITTLE BEATS HIKING ON THE COAST — the crashing of the water, the often dramatic rise of the land, the feeling of adventure. Following a path through …

Hiking

How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

Recipes

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Why Stocks May Surge Even More

First of all, I am not making a stock market prediction, nor should you believe that the stock market reflects the economy, political sentiment or the popularity of Pokeman Go.<p>US stocks have hit record highs recently, mostly because the bad news has receded, interest rates may continue to be …

These 7 stocks might protect you when the next recession hits