Marcus Anthony Martinez

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7 Healthy Hot Drinks to Sip on a Cold Day

Wintertime calls for comforting, soothing hot drinks like cocoa and tea — but they don't have to be unhealthy! With these recipes, you can sip on your favorites all season long, without any worry about your diet.

It's time to plant your winter vegetable garden (and gloat on Facebook)

When it comes to year-round gardening, most Southern Californians have got it made.<p>While many parts in the country are fighting snow and sleet, we're ready to plant a winter vegetable garden (and then post about it on Instagram and Facebook to make our East Coast friends and relatives …

Gardening

Shoot Like a Pro with These 8 Clever Camera Hacks from Photographer Peter McKinnon (VIDEO)

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In …

Wild, Multilayered Portraits Look Like Intricate Paper Sculptures

These digital illustrations are actual dimensional renderings with a tactile textured aesthetic.<p>Mixing 3D modeling with carefully applied shadows, Maxim Shkret’s digital creations evoke densely layered paper sculptures. His 3D digital illustrations range from renderings of animals to figures, …

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

Books

Homemade Chai Tea Mix

Give an instant boost to a cup of hot black tea on a gray day with this easy mix. Make more for holiday gifts and package in Mason jars, or spoon …

Chai

Why Soup Might Be the Answer to Your Weight-Loss Prayers

By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves …

Chinese Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

We've perfected char siu bao for the ultimate at-home recipe<p>Make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast …

Food & Dining

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

GIF<p>It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

Gardening 101: Sage

Sage<i>, Salvia officinalis:</i> “Cook’s Choice”<p>Common sage belongs to the <i>Salvia</i> genus and one thing that differentiates the herb from other salvias also …

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Books We Loved in November

<i>Welcome to our monthly roundup chronicling the books the B&N SFF stable of bloggers loved in the previous month. Old or new, it doesn’t matter—these</i> …

Books

Summer Pasta Recipes Worthy Of Any Season

There's nothing quite as nice as pasta topped with sweet, summer corn.<p>It's <i>summer --</i> our favorite eating season of the year. Sure, fall has Thanksgiving. And winter guarantees lots of hot chocolate. Spring gives us rhubarb. But <i>summer, s</i>ummer has everything else. Even pasta is better when summer's …

Cooking

7 Ways To Get Fit For Hiking In Just 10 Minutes A Day

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Can I really get fit for hiking in just 10 minutes a day?<p>If you're just starting out, absolutely! You can develop strength, flexibility, …

Exercise

How to Travel the World First Class When You're Broke

A travel hacker explains how to turn $49 cash into a $500 hotel room and how to book an international flight for free.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>For most people, travel is about an escape or a change of scenery. For Ben Schlappig, travel is a game. Schlappig …

10 Critical Assumptions That Can Devastate Your Artistic Goals

Every single one of us holds assumptions. They are part of being human. We assume there won’t be too much traffic on the way home from work, or that …

An Old School Writer Adapts to the New Publishing Landscape

I'm a dinosaur, trying to adapt to a new world order.<p>I expected my second novel to be published the same way as my other fiction and non-fiction books, meaning a traditional publisher paying me a small but respectable advance, distributing the text to bookstores, and sending it to book reviewers at …