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How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Ruin Your Marriage

This post was a difficult one to write. It is something I have learned the hard way. However, I am thankful that I learned it before marriage, not …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

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True Vanilla Ice Cream

Makes about 3 1/2 cups Servings<p>There's nothing, um, vanilla about our homemade version of the classic. Of course, it also makes a great base for your favorite flavor upgrades. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1/4 cup …

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23 Glorious Cupcakes Inspired By Other Desserts

This is what happens when a cupcake and another dessert love each other very much.

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How Reading 'The Secret' Changed my Life

<i>Bucket list: #2 Read "The Secret," get enlightened, become super rich</i><p>I decided to start my bucket off with this one, seeing as it's a book that is supposed to teach you how to do and receive everything you've ever wanted. Instead, it showed me just how desperate people are to get things the easy …

9 Summer Reads to Satiate Your Wanderlust

At the start of the New Year, I vowed to read one book a week, and I’m proud to say I’m accomplishing that goal. I even started a book club to keep …

14 Creative Ice Tray Hacks to Try This Summer

When you finally get to the bottom it's essentially all water, and it's annoying. Enter: the wonderful world of ice trays. Here are 14 creative ways to stay cool and keep your drink from becoming watered down liquid.<p>After a week of commuting around Manhattan, we can see why everyone hates New York …

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What are you reading this summer? Authors and teens share their reading list

Looking for ideas for your summer reading? Authors including James Dawson, Holly Smale and Rae Earl plus teen site members share what’s on their To Be Read pile – from cool classics to the year’s hottest reads<p><b>We want this blog to grow so share your reading plans on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks or by</b> …

10 Cool Ice Cream Cakes for Your Next Celebration

Stuck on what dessert to serve at your next backyard cookout? I've got you covered. There's an ice cream cake that's perfect for all your summer …

9 Awesome Literary Maps Every Book Lover Needs To See

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff goes on sale in October.

Literature

24 Unconventional Wedding Foods Your Guests Will Obsess Over

Your wedding guests won't remember (or care, really) what the escort cards looked like or what the favors were. But when the food is fun and tasty, that's something they'll never forget.<p>Make your big day memorable with some untraditional menu options like donuts, tacos, mashed potatoes and grilled …

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Awesome 8 Weird Ice Cream Flavors

Move over, chocolate! These eight wacky ice cream flavors will have you craving something extra special for dessert.<p><b>The Flavor: Booger</b><p><b>Sweet Spot: The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware</b><p>This snot-colored goodie is actually made of only yummy ingredients: vanilla ice cream, caramel, and bits …

Milestone best celebrated with rhubarb frozen custard

Milestones come in many sizes. Consider 18. On this birthday, the young American is vested with the authority to vote and, in most states, to acquire a tattoo, gun, credit card, lottery ticket and bottle of correction fluid. Which sounds like a terrible movie. She can also buy dry ice.<p>In …

Summer Reading List: Find Your Next Favorite Book Right Here

Ready to stock your bookshelf with some great summertime reads? If you're hanging out around here, we're guessing you'll appreciate some good …

Baked Matcha Donuts Are Everything

Baked matcha donuts are deliciously gingery, and secretly not so bad for you. Go ahead, make 'em for a weekday breakfast<p>Baked matcha donuts are deliciously gingery, and secretly not so bad for you. Go ahead, make 'em for a weekday breakfast.<p>I’ve been trying to eat better lately, indulging in fewer …

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17 Memoirs By Women You Should Add To Your Reading List

Looking for some end-of-summer reading? We have some women's stories to suggest -- 17 of them, in fact.<p>The remarkable women on this list of unputdownable memoirs have shared the most personal and painful parts of their lives through their writing. They have suffered from mental illness, escaped …

100 best novels: one in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature

“Best of” lists are strange and silly things, particularly in the realm of books: as prize shortlists prove time and time again, fiction is a most subjective art. But still, what fun they can be, and how unwittingly revealing. Of Robert McCrum’s 100 Greatest Novels, just 21 are by women. Even …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

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11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

If you’ve often felt slightly removed from the worries of today and miss the simplistic life of a time gone by, or somehow feel a little out of sync …

25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

Nabin Paudyal<p>Co-Founder, Siplikan Media Group Read full profile<p>Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making …

21 Books Worth Reading

The great thing about reading on a variety of topics is that it helps us expand our thinking while it contributes to our ability to discover patterns …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

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100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

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10 Books We Want To Read By The End Of 2015

GIVEAWAY: With just weeks – WEEKS – to go until the calendar rolls over another year, there are (more than) a few books coming out we’re looking …

Holey Deliciousness: 12 Heavenly Doughnut Recipes

The cake-versus-yeast debate is a matter of fierce contention. These, with their crisp edges and fluffy centers, make a compelling case for the former.

The Best Debut Novels of 2015 So Far

So far, 2015 has offered more than its share of excellent debut novels. Some of these were the first works we’d heard of from the authors in …

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Top 10 Books to Read Before You Graduate From College.

Reader EaterWhen you’re in college, the amount of reading you’ll do will vary greatly depending on your major. If, say, you’re a marketing major, …

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

The winners span two-dozen categories, including everything from literary fiction to mysteries and thrillers.<p>From gripping nonfiction that delves deep into historical accounts to novels that take readers into fascinating imaginary worlds, here are the top 10 books Amazon chose for 2015.<p>1. <b>"</b><b>Fates and</b> …