Melissa Harrington

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22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Country

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can often be overwhelming, with no shortage of things to learn before you go. Where should you eat? Where should you stay? What do you tip? More so than this service information, though, is a sense of cultural understanding that's hard to put your finger …

These stunning debut novels are the talk of the literary town

Every year, amid a sea of high-profile and heavily-hyped literary debuts, only a few manage to really stand out from the pack, to generate sustained …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

Amazon was one of the first to release their "best of 2017" list, with the 100 best books of the past year. Each book was hand-selected by Amazon’s …

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

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This Dark Chocolate Cake Contains All Our Best Baking Tricks

The Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cake<p>Makes 1 (9-inch) 4-layer cake, 12 to 15 servings<p>What You Need<p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the deep chocolate cake:</i> <br>Cooking spray …

Cornmeal Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl or 1-cup glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 …

The 3 Best Reads of 2017 (So Far), According to Amazon Book Editors

We love diving into a good book no matter what the time of year, but something about fall makes curling up with a new read and a cup of hot tea all …

These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

Nuclear weapons may be humanity's most terrifying creations, but most people would be hard-pressed to say what, exactly, such an explosion might do to their town or city.<p>To help the public get a handle on nuclear threats, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, …

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12 New Books You Should Read in October

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Brené Brown's 6 favorite books that inspire bravery

<b>Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson</b> (Spiegel & Grau, $16).<p>This book is a call to individual and collective courage. Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice …

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Have Dinner in Paris with This Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe

Skillet Creamy French Mustard Chicken<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs<br>Kosher salt<br>Freshly ground black pepper <br>1/2 cup …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Weeknight Dinner Recipes

If you hear 'slow cooker' and picture sad and flavorless meals, then do we have a surprise for you. Created with persnickety cooks in mind, these …

This Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Is Calling Your Name

If you love chicken cacciatore but don't love having to watch it simmer on the stove, this recipe is for you. You can prep all the ingredients, add …

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8 books about Muslim life for a nation that knows little about Islam

This past week, the television personality and presidential candidate Donald Trump called for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States until, he said, “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” The announcement triggered massive news coverage and a storm of …

Top 100 World Literature Titles

Listed below are the top 100 titles for the world literature classroom, ranked in order of popularity, chosen by literature teachers from across the …

Top 100 American Literature Titles

Listed below are the top 100 titles for the American literature classroom, ranked in order of popularity, chosen by American literature teachers from …

25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

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 …

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15 slow-cooker breakfasts to simplify your morning routine

Imagine hitting snooze on your alarm for an extra 10 minutes, taking your sweet time in the shower, and having <b>breakfast</b> done without lifting a finger. You can live this streamlined reality if you start making slow-cooker breakfasts. <b>Slow-cookers are your best friend</b> when it comes to cooking an <b>easy</b> …

'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

<i>Editor's note: In the 1950s, the U.S. poultry industry began adopting a new process: Acronizing. Ads that ran in women's magazines pictured crisp-skinned whole chicken that tasted "fresh," "wholesome" and "country sweet" thanks to a "revolutionary process which helps maintain freshness in</i> …

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10 Famous Authors Shared Their Favorite Books For Goodreads' 10th Anniversary

As part of the month-long celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary, bookish social network Goodreads has asked 10 of your favorite authors to …

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Homemade Fig Newtons

Makes about 25<p>If you’re going to make your own Fig Newtons, you might as well make the jam, too. So there’s a recipe within the recipe for that here. If you’d rather use a store-bought jam, choose one that’s very thick or cook it down; otherwise, it will seep out the cut sides.<p>September …

Dessert

Best Ever Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Whisk eggs with sugar until they are three times in volume, light and fluffy.<p>2<p>Done<p>Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder. Mix in with ground …

S’mores Ice Cream Pie with Salted Butter Chocolate Sauce

637<p>798<p>13<p>Shares 1K<p>Summer is a great time for ice cream. It’s cool, it’s creamy, and I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like ice cream. It’s the …

10 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Turn 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are supposed to be a blast, but when researchers ask those approaching 30 how they're faring, an incredible 86 percent report being in the grips of some form of quarter-life crisis. Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young adults have been steadily ratcheting up.<p>In short, with …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

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20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

7 No-Cook Dinner Recipes for When It's Too Hot to Use the Oven

Something about summer nights makes us even less willing than usual to spend any extended period of time in the kitchen. Maybe it’s because we’d …

15 Most-Pinned Healthy Lunch Recipes on Pinterest

Figuring out what to eat for lunch can be tricky. We know we want healthy lunch recipes that are easy to make and pack, so we can quickly pull them …

Thai Style Chopped Chicken Salad

7 Ingredient Thai Chopped Chicken Salad<p>My wife and I are super busy. We try to work out every day, work full time and are trying to further our …