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In the hands of Jane Austen, a kiss is never just a kiss

For our generation, more is more, but for Austen the power of suggestion was sexier than the explicit could ever be<p>John Mullan is, it is fair to say, the last word on Jane Austen when it comes to the sheer riveting detail of her life and works. His book, What Matters in Austen, is required reading …

Why You Should Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking

Multitasking is a myth, but there is a better way<p>Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. In addition to …

Nautical Memorial Day Cocktails : Memorial Day Cocktail

The Cruzan Black Strap Navigator is a Memorial Day cocktail created by one of the rum distillery's talented mixologists, Jesse Card. The refreshing …

19 No-Cook Breakfasts That Require Zero Stove Time

When we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the stove and say good morning to these cooling, no-cook breakfasts instead.<p><b>We love oatmeal and omelets</b> as much as we love all breakfast foods (which is to say: a <i>lot</i>). But when we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the …

Breakfast

How To Find Specialty Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Student loan forgiveness programs are the Holy Grail for student loan borrowers. Everyone wants free money to pay off their loans, but these programs can be hard to find. Yes, there are some programs being offered by the Department of Education, but what many borrowers don’t realize is that there …

College & University

All the Met Gala Outfits That Reminded Us of Our Recipes

Rihanna shut it down with her egg-inspired gown, but these red-carpet outfits also reminded us of our recipes.<p><b>The annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala</b> is the Oscars of fashion. Stars donned their red-carpet finest for last night's affair, and we couldn't help noticing a few of them …

Red Carpet

China Surpasses France In Vineyards But Trails In Wine Production [Infographic]

According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, China now has the second-largest vineyard area worldwide after Spain, pushing France into third position. That begs the question: how often have you enjoyed a glass of Chinese wine with your evening meal? Probably not too often. That’s …

Exports

Aldi's budget spirits beat expensive rivals in drinks competition

Cut-price supermarket chain Aldi has won seven medals for its range of gin, vodka and liqueurs at the International Spirits Challenge<p>Budget supermarket Aldi proves you don't have to spend a small fortune to enjoy a good drink.<p>This year's <b>International Spirits Challenge</b> saw Aldi's spirit range beat …

Tents for Camping: in-Depth View on How to Pick The Best Camp Tent

At first it may seem easy to choose a tent for camping, but when you come face to face with the reality of how many choices you have you actually end …

Camping

32 Healthy Meals You Can Literally Eat on the Go

When your days are packed with meetings, appointments, errands, and a social life, sometimes the only time to eat is when you’re on the go. Which is …

What Are the Best Inexpensive Lightweight Hiking Boots?

<i>A:</i><p><i>Summer Buyer's Guide</i> tester Billy Brown currently has an office, a closet, and a garage overflowing with next year's light hikers. The founder of Trek Tech blog and his testers have run about 120 boots through the ringer over the past year. In other words, he knows this category about as well as …

Shoes

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: …

SXSW: Female gamers tell their stories in ‘GTFO,’ which tackles industry sexism | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

<b>THE PLAYER</b><p>“GTFO” is a new film that looks at harassment of women in the gaming industry. (Shannon Sun-Hugginson / “GTFO”)<p>AUSTIN, Texas — Today’s game-playing audience is split nearly 50/50 along gender lines, according to recent studies, and nearly 70% of those dedicated players are over 18.<p>These …

Feminism

TV’s 10 Scariest Villains When They Were Young

TV

Eutopia: horror novel about Lovecraftian racism

David Nickle's horror novel Eutopia confronts the racial overtones of Lovecraftian fiction head on, revealing a terrifying story of the American …

New Museum Exhibit Tracks America's Boozing Habits

There's a new exhibit at the U.S. National Archives that takes a look at America's tumultuous relationship with alcohol. Most people believe booze was banned during Prohibition from 1917 to 1933 because of the country's "puritanical roots," but the BBC's Jane O'Brien says the exhibit shows …

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Shopping on a Budget

<b>“Eating healthy is expensive.”</b> Ever heard that before? Ever said that before?<p>Unfortunately, 99-cent chicken, broccoli, and sweet potato deals are …

Nancy Watkins will not run for the Tampa HD 60 seat

Nancy Watkins, the South Tampa CPA who has served as campaign treasurer for hundreds of local and national Republicans, will not run for the Florida …

Types of Bars to Offer at Your Reception

<i>Besides your dress, flowers, and venue, there's one other other very important aspect of wedding planning: The booze! If you're looking to have a really good time at your wedding reception, the type of bar you choose is crucial. Here, the different types of bar options available and what they</i> …

The Healthier Cheesy Pasta Bake You Need to Try

Cheese and pasta, meet chicken and veggies.<p>Craving comfort food, but don't want all of the calories and fat that tend to go along with it? We all do, …

Quinoa Kale Bowl with Mushrooms & Asparagus (v/gf) + Butcher Block Giveaway!

I’ve been struggling with food lately. For health reasons I’d rather not discuss right now, I was put on a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, low-fat, …

The Fascinating History of the Zombie Cocktail

It's only fitting that the spirit most associated with Summer, celebrates its National holiday at the end of the season. August 16th is National Rum …

Wine & Spirits

Ask a Somm: What Is Natural Wine?

<b>Arthur Hon</b>, wine director at <b>Sepia</b> in Chicago, is in charge of pairing sweet potato tortoloni and Berkshire pork collar with small production wines and lesser known varietals off his roughly 300-bottle list. He's been part of the Sepia team since day one, and just last Friday Hon was recognized as …

The Interview Question New Employees Wish They Had Asked

A job interview process and the subsequent job-offer negotiation is a delicate tango. The job-seeker wants the job, or s/he wouldn’t have remained in the process. The employer wants the job-seeker to take the job, but doesn’t want to pay a fortune or deviate too far from the organization’s standard …

Employment

Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

5 stars based on 249 votes<p>This is my take on <i>Pollo a la Brasa,</i> the delicious spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The …

What the heck is bone broth? We explore the new trend

Sippable bone broth — yes, broth you drink straight up, from a cup — has long been popular among paleo diet enthusiasts, but it’s suddenly going mainstream.<p>A few weeks ago, celebrity chef Marco Canora opened a takeout window in New York City devoted to selling cups of the steaming broth, which …

Winter Root Vegetables, Ranked From Worst To Best

Let's face it: winter root vegetables can be real dull. Rutabaga after rutabaga can get seriously boring and when you're a pile of parsnips deep after your winter CSA pick up, things start to look a little bleak. Winter's bad enough -- we don't need our vegetables to be depressing too.<p>Fortunately …

Food