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12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn't Put Down The Hunger Games

There's a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate's adaptation of <b>The Hunger Games</b>, but we definitely shouldn't forget about Suzanne Collins's dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It's a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where …

Books

Dear College Grad, Follow This Advice And Even Your Wrong Turns Will Work Out Right

What do you want to do when you grow up?<p>My four kids, now all in high school or college, have been asked this question ever since they could talk.<p>“Astronaut,” “bus driver,” “NBA star,” “crocodile hunter” and “actress” are what they used to say.<p>Their answers have evolved since then.<p>Most recently …

Self-improvement

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

Literature

Moving? Here's 28 Tips For Making It Waaaaay Easier

Bookmark this and save yourself a world of stress.<p>20 Brilliant Tips For Furnishing A Small Living Space<p>16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

This is exactly how many days in advance you should buy a plane ticket

If you book at the wrong time, you could pay hundreds more than you need to<p>Land these savings.<p>You’ll want to book your domestic flight 70 days before …

Flying

What Exercises You Can Do in Your 20s and 30s to Slow Down Aging

If you want the immune system of a 20-year-old when you’re older, doing lots of exercise now and sticking with it could get you there.<p>Researchers in …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

The Definitive Guide to Cooking Every Vegetable

<b>Broccoli and Cauliflower</b><p>For tough, cruciferous veggies like broccoli or cauliflower, roasting is really best. Our editors love to roast <i>just a little</i> …

Food

What to See in Paris in 4 Days - The Perfect Long-Weekend Guide to Paris

<b>One of my very favourite times of the year to visit Paris is in August. I love August because Parisians leave the city for their summer holiday and</b> …

Want To Be A Rich Millennial? Here Are 5 Strategies To Save More Money

Wealth is a habit.<p>There are two kinds of Millennials.<p>The first saves <i>a lot</i>. According to CNBC and a recent study by Bank of America, 1 in 6 Millennials (ages 23-37) has $100,000 or more in their savings account.<p>The second, well, doesn't save so much. Last year, CNBC reported that 67% of "young …

Personal Finance

15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

Healthy Eating

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

How to get a full-body workout in only 20 minutes

Squeeze an effective, full-body workout into your busy schedule. Eva Redpath shows us the moves.<p>Set aside no more than 20 minutes to complete Nike …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to lose the fat around your stomach, aside from tweaking your diet, you can also tweak your workouts to help see results.<p>Hundreds of crunches are the …

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Yes, these are vegan.

19 Easy Lunches With No Meat Or Dairy

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just want to save money, these are made for you.

19 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

10 Books from the Summer to Make You Smarter in the School Year

The problem with school is that it can really cut into your reading time.<p>Gone are the glorious days of lugging hefty historical novels in your beach …

Books

You can cook all your meals in mugs; here are some of our fave recipes

There are so many reasons why I love making food in mugs. First of all, mug meals are always adorable—especially when I use my favorite blue-striped ceramic mug. Second, it makes portion control so much easier. But most importantly, making my meals in a mug means that there are fewer dishes!<p>As a …

Breakfast

Feel Like a Champ When You Complete This 200-Rep Workout

Ready for a fun challenge? This 200-rep workout is quick and efficient, and it requires no equipment. The workout is only four exercises, and you do 10 reps each, for a total of five rounds. Trust us — you got this. Get ready to bring on the reps!

How to make these cool salad jar lunches

“They’re visually very pretty,” says Mirabella, who is also the author of the cookbook <i>Mason Jar Salads and More</i>. “Also, they taste really …

Healthy Eating

These Are the Best YouTube Workout Videos, According to Our Editors

Perhaps you're tired of doling out your dollars for expensive memberships or boutique classes, or maybe you just can't seem to find the time or muster up the energy to head out to a gym. That's where YouTube workout videos come in handy. Not only can you follow along from the comfort of your own …

Be a Part of Our 4-Week Beginner Bodyweight Challenge

If you're completely new to strength training, doing bodyweight exercises is a great starting point. Since you don't need any equipment, you can do them anywhere, anytime. This four-week challenge incorporates six basic moves designed to target all your major muscle groups. Here are instructions …

Workouts

This Fat-Burning HIIT Workout Is Only 18 Minutes — and It'll Give You Ripped Abs

Just because you're busy and on the go doesn't mean you can't squeeze in a solid workout. We've got an 18-minute HIIT bodyweight workout you can do in the comfort of your own home. Or do it at the gym. Whatever gets you working!<p>This workout contains six different exercises, and you'll target just …

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

31 Tasty Broccoli & Cauliflower Dishes

Roasted Broccolini With Almond Parsley Pesto<p>Broccolini is glorious roasted, and even more delicious with this hearty, unusual pesto. You can sub in …

Multigrain, wholegrain, wholemeal: what's the difference and which bread is best?

Wholemeal, wholegrain, multigrain, sourdough, rye, white, high fibre white, low GI, low FODMAP, gluten free. With so many choices of bread available, …

Nutrition