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Want to write a book? Stop talking about it. Entirely.

There’s an old Korean saying that my mother is fond of repeating: “You have nothing to fear from someone who threatens that he is going to kill you tomorrow.” In other words, if the speaker’s true intention were to kill you, he would have done it already. He would not have told you he was going to …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

British Museum

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Documentaries

15 Super Satisfying Grain Bowls That Will Keep You Full

If you're trying to eat healthier, you want filling fare that won't leave you reaching for chips an hour later. Consider grain bowls. The hearty …

14 *Garlicky* Good Dinner Recipes

You’ve mastered the genius garlic-peeling hack, so it’s time to put those mad skills into action! Garlicky aioli dipping sauce or infused olive oil makes a tasty appetizer or snack. But how about some entrees to round out that menu? Garlic has a way of bringing out the best in both chicken and …

Cooking

11 Recipes We Actually Tried And Loved This Month

Here’s what our editors and writers are making in their own kitchens.

Recipes

The Best Albums of 2017

Entertainment<p>By Dan Jackson Updated On 12/21/2017 at 02:39PM EST<p>@danielvjackson<p>By Dan Jackson @danielvjackson Updated On 12/21/2017 at 02:39PM EST<p><i>Be</i> …

New Music

14 Hard-Hitting Documentaries That Show We Have No Idea About What’s Going On In The World

It’s the easiest thing to turn a blind eye to the ugliness of the world. It’s easy to stay wrapped up in a bubble, unaware of the horrific atrocities …

19 Vegan Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

Over the years, you've probably had enough great incidentally vegan recipes—stuff like warming Indian curries or simple Italian pastas—that you know you don't need animal products to make a great dinner. Things get trickier when it's time for dessert, though, since baked goods tend to rely heavily …

Dessert

Is How I See Color How You See Color? Four Games That Test Your Color Vision

Photographers typically spend a lot of time thinking about color, everything from editing in Photoshop, calibrating a screen, or lighting with gels …

Enchilada Lasagna [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

Let These Spicy Chickpeas Feed You Dinner for the Whole Week

A can of chickpeas in the pantry is, with just a wee bit of magic, nearly as good as dinner on the table.<p><i>But</i> take those chickpeas and simmer them in a mixture of tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and you're not only making a plusher pot of beans, <b>you're also establishing a flavor profile</b> …

Recipes

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Favorite Budget-Friendly Recipes — On a Budget

We're all probably trying to save a little money and watch our spending. And while cooking meals at home instead of eating out at restaurants can …

Tomatoes

This fancy KitchenAid cold coffee brewer is built to fit in the fridge

With a compact design and square shape, the KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker should squeeze into your fridge but still brew big batches.<p>Competition among cold coffee products is heating up just in time for summer. KitchenAid has entered the arena with its new $130 Cold Brew Coffee Maker. What sets …

21 Lunch and Dinner Salads That Are Seriously Filling

Good salads are much more than iceberg lettuce, chopped veggies, and a sprinkle of a basic vinaigrette. Salads are a great way to pack in plenty of …

14 Fancy Sandwich Recipes That Are Worthy of the Dinner Table

When you think of sandwiches, your head goes to <i>lunch</i> — an ooey gooey grilled cheese and tomato soup combo, or perhaps that beloved panini from the sandwich shop you frequent on your lunch break. Truth is, a creative sandwich makes for a totally appropriate dinner option as well — <i>when done right</i>. …

Cooking

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

Recipes

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

Bake the perfect blueberry muffin

We’ve all done it: Baked a blueberry muffin that emerged from the oven in a state of utter purple-itude, the berries a wet mass at the bottom of the …

Sweet Potato Toast With Spicy Chickpeas and Avocado Dressing Recipe

Have you jumped on the sweet potato toast bandwagon? This healthy new craze is blazing a trail on Pinterest and Instagram, and the great news is that not only is it easy to make and really good for you, but totally delicious as well! Sweet potato toast can actually be made in your toaster, but this …

Recipes

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

Lose Weight, Fight Depression, and Boost Your Energy With 18 Salmon Recipes

With depression-fighting, mood-boosting omega-3s (plus anti-anxiety magnesium), immune-system-fortifying selenium, tons of protein for building strong muscles, and ample amounts of B vitamins for energy, salmon is truly a superfood (make sure you opt for wild-caught!) It's a lean, low-calorie …

Recipes

7 kitchen accessories under $30 that will improve your morning coffee

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>A trip to Starbucks every morning can easily cost $5 a day, sometimes more if you have a complicated order. Even many of our favorite …

Coffee

We Cooked Salmon Four Different Ways And Then Critiqued Each One

How do you like your salmon cooked?<p>6 ounces skinless salmon fillet<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>Peppercorns, to taste<p>1 lemon, sliced<p>Fresh thyme<p>1. Fill a pan with enough water to submerge a fillet. Bring the water to a simmer.<p>2. Add salt, peppercorns, sliced lemon, and thyme to water.<p>3. Add salmon, …

Seafood

The Best Yoga Poses For A Flat Stomach, According To A Yoga Instructor

Yoga is the ultimate fat burning training method. There are several poses that can work off calories and help with those flat stomach goals. Check …

5 Cyberpunk Books to Read Before Watching 'Ghost in the Shell'

The cyberpunk genre is about to have a resurgence, so check out 'Snow Crash,' 'Neuromancer,' and more.<p>Cyberpunk is a niche science fiction sub-genre …

The 10 Books Every Gardener Should Read

Unless you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by knowledgeable gardeners—whether they are parents, friends, or neighbors—you can often find yourself …

Watch M.I.A. Call Out Pop Divas in Bold ‘P.O.W.A.’ Video

M.I.A. released the visually stunning video for her new song “P.O.W.A.” It’s the singer’s first new track since releasing her album <i>AIM</i> last September.<p>…

For Less Boring Conversations, Embrace Your Vulnerabilities

If you’ve ever felt like a completely dull person, take solace in this idea the School of Life presents: you’re not boring, you’re probably just …