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Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations from 2017.

Books

Whip up this vegan curry slow-cooker recipe for your next cozy gathering

As multi-cookers, like the Instant Pot, continue their meteoric rise to the kitchen-gadgets Hall of Fame, you’re likely in one of three camps: you’ve …

Raising A Wild Child? You’ll Want To Read These Books

We all know that our kids need time to play freely and be wild. It’s just, <i>how</i> do we do this in the places that we live? And how do we make our kids …

100 Best Books To Frame Thinking

Books from various genres that help shape and contour how to conceive reality in the 21st Century. The list was compiled based on votes from the …

Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy Recipe

This easy recipe for a basic vegetarian and vegan mushroom gravy is surprisingly full of flavor. Mushrooms provide plenty of umami-like richness, …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

26 Delicious Breakfast Ideas With No Meat Or Dairy

What *do* vegans eat for breakfast, anyway?

Homemade Vegan Naan Recipe

A homemade dairy-free vegan naan bread recipe. Naan, Indian flatbread, is served with many Indian meals, but in Indian restaurants, naan often …

10 Stovetop Vegetarian Dinners With Tons of Protein

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least a few meatless meals a week. It's better for the environment, and, since meat can be expensive, …

Healthy Eating

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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The Tiny House That's Unlike Any Tiny House We've Seen

Maybe you've seen a lot of tiny houses (I know I have), but I bet you've never seen one quite like this. Mississippi couple Breck and Kelsey wanted …

Homemade Sweet Potato Flatbread (Roti)

<i>Homemade sweet potato flatbread is a delicious 2-ingredient side dish! This oil-free and yeast free flatbread goes well with curry, duck or grilled</i> …

The Secret Ingredient in This Key Lime Pie Is Avocados!

Not all desserts need to be sugary and sweet. This key lime pie is both tart and creamy, making it the perfect treat for a hot night. Made with avocados and coconut cream, it's vegan — but dairy-lovers will enjoy it too! If you're not a fan of lime but still want a vegan treat, you should try our …

Quick Vegan Recipes

01 of 10<p>Vegan Recipes That Take 20 Minutes or Less<p>Do you just have a few minutes to spend cooking but want to enjoy a vegan meal? The good news is …

Forks over Knives Chef Del’s Mushroom Stroganoff -Vegan

This was one of my first vegan recipes I tried. I was so excited to cook something that was relatively easy and extremely tasty. Since I didn’t cook, …

This Indian Cauliflower Recipe is Surpisingly Easy to Master

Chef Tommy Miah shares this delicious cauliflower recipe with us – this Indian preparation gives the everyday veggie a sexy makeover! Tommy Miah …

Do-It-Yourself Guide That Will Help You Save Big

DIY is an important part of a frugal lifestyle. Learn how to do something yourself, and that’s one less thing that you have to pay someone else to do …

Home Improvement

15 Wood DIY Projects For Your Home

Here are 15 wood DIY projects perfect to spruce up your home, from doormats, headboards, and kitchen cutting boards. There are plenty of ways to use …

Woodworking

65 Places to Sell Your Stuff Online for Extra Money

Before the Internet, if you wanted to sell new or used items, you were limited to local garage sales, flea markets, bazaars, or consignment. Today, …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

Famed admiral challenges Navy, American foreign policy

Nearly 45 years ago, a midshipman boarded the Navy cruiser Jouett for his “youngster cruise,” a summer spent at sea before becoming a sophomore at …

Reviews of the Best Coffee Makers and Espresso Machines

We tested 13 drippers, and drank more than 100 cups of coffee, to find that the Kalita Wave 185 is the best pour-over dripper for most coffee …

10 Compliments All Working Mothers Love to Hear

There are no three words that more expertly cut down a working mom than “must be nice”—no matter how well-intentioned. It applies to everything: that …

The five filters that shape the media narrative

In the groundbreaking book Manufacturing Consent published in 1988 by Noam Chomsky and Edward Hermann, they proposed a model of how the media in the …

Noam Chomsky

5 tiny house designs perfect for couples

Storage! Privacy! Breathing room!<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>One of the first questions people have about tiny houses is how tiny house dwellers can engage in normal life things like, say, having a …

Elevating Bed Turns Tiny Trailer into Modern and Spacious Home

Woodworker extraordinaire Ana White designs and builds cute and compact homes. As each tiny house is restricted by its small square footage, White must come up with inventive ways to create more space. For a recent project, White turned a teeny trailer into a spacious home by innovatively …

Honomobo Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container conversions can be low-cost, efficient ways to build a home. They can also be overly spartan. Honomobo Shipping Container Homes …

Everything You Need to Know About Yerba Mate Tea, the South American Super-Beverage

If you’re looking for a boost of energy that doesn’t come from an espresso bean, look no further than yerba mate tea.<p>Yerba Mate tastes like a tea and …

How 19 San Diego Neighborhoods Got Their Names

San Diego is famous for its mild weather and laid-back lifestyle, but locals also know the city has a particularly complex web of neighborhoods and …

California

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?<p>We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of …