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If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

<b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist network becomes a real railway taking escaping slaves into different possible versions of America.<p><b>Beach read</b><b><br>The Power by Naomi</b> …

Books

This Simple Writing Strategy Helped John Grisham Sell Over 300 Million Books | Inc.com

In the late 1980s, with a busy day job as a lawyer and a couple of young kids at home, John Grisham started to write his first novel.<p>Every day, for the next three years, Grisham woke up at 5 am to write a page of what would eventually become the bestselling novel, <i>A Time to Kill</i>, which was published …

Creative Writing

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Cognitive Science

The Deceptively Simple Lamb and "Rice" Dinner You'll Make All Summer

Lamb isn't a go-to meat in my cooking rotation. I always think of it as a special occasion protein, better suited to Easter feasts or fancy Sunday night meals of grilled lamb chops. Occasionally, we make lamb burgers using a recipe that my fiancé is famous (in my eyes) for, with a gooey center of …

Cooking

15 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday Evening

Whenever we encounter new beginnings, we must take time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.<p>This process …

The Best Chicken Parm Starts with Super-Crispy Chicken

<b>Heat the oven and prepare for frying:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Add enough oil to a wide, deep saucepan or pot so …

Chicken Breast

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.<p>Whether you choose to install a statement bathtub, re-tile the space, or a perfect mirror, the following tips can help keep you on track for …

Interior Design

Ian Rankin Picks ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ as the Book He Can’t Live Without

The award-winning novelist selects Muriel Spark’s terse and exquisite novel ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ as a book that always repays with fresh …

5 of the Most Inspiring Quotes of 2016 | Inc.com

Trying to create a list of the most inspiring quotes from 2016 is risky business. There are thousands of great things said that could easily qualify. And the temptation is always to go with the quotes from the most popular people, as though that lends some sort of added weight to the words said. …

Motivation

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

Self Control

7 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Handle Year-End Stress

The holiday season may be all about selflessness, but a little self-awareness still goes a long way.<p>It’s no secret that the holiday season can be pretty stressful. Health experts at the Mayo Clinic note that the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s tends to find people’s usual stress levels …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

During a mindfulness program developed at Google, I heard a key insight about meditation that makes it a lot less frustrating

It's on whenever I get jealous hearing someone talk about how their sitting practice has totally changed their life. <i>I could do that</i>, I think. And then I try sitting on my own for a few days and find it exhausting playing a 10-minute game of Whack-a-Mole with every thought and worry that pops up, …

Mindfulness

Why Princess Margaret is fashion's forgotten style icon

In this age of frantic Twitter updates every time the Duchess of Cambridge leaves the house in a new coat, or an old coat, or frankly, anything, it’s easy to assume that this fixation with every aspect of Royal wardrobing is part of our flimsy, low-fi current culture of mindless entertainment. Not …

Celebrity Style

Curiosity rover finds weird 'egg rock' meteorite on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity stumbled upon a dark grey, golf-ball-size object last week that looks nothing like the typical red-orange rocks that are normally seen on Mars.<p>To figure out exactly what this weird rock is and where it came from, Curiosity used its on-board rock-zapping laser to analyze …

30 Great Literature Quotes About Happiness

<i>Here are 30 great quotes about happiness from authors and poets [gathered by Regina Kenney].</i><p><b>“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of</b> …

Happiness

Inside a Renovated Los Angeles Bungalow From the 1940s

<i>Alexis Manfer is the founder of Alexis Manfer, Inc., a full-service national design firm specializing in residential and office interiors. With a</i> …

6 ways a man makes his wife feel ugly without actually saying a thing

1. Fail to compliment her efforts<p>You are the one person on earth whose opinion she values most. She needs to know you think she's stunning both …

Relationships

Here's what 8 weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

What are the neural correlates of these effects? A new systematic review in <i>Brain and Cognition</i> has looked at all studies published prior to July this year that investigated brain changes associated with eight weeks of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.<p>The …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre (Google</b><b>map</b><b>/OS Explorer OL2)<br>Grade: Moderate<br>Refuel: Craven Arms, Appletreewick</b><p>Anyone who grows up in or around the Yorkshire dales ends up carrying it with them. There’s something about the …

Scotland

14 Hidden Storage Ideas for Your Bathroom

We’ve given you hidden storage ideas for small spaces, and now it’s time we bring even more inspo for clever organization. This time, we’re showing you fun and unique ways to incorporate hidden storage into your bathroom. From concealed drawers under your sink to cute pineapple laundry baskets, …

This Chart Explains Every Use for Every Vacuum Cleaner Attachment You Own

I love my vacuum cleaner, but I have no idea what to do with some of those attachments. (I call the long tube extension “the spider catcher.”) …

Domestic Technology