Nicole De Castro

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No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Totally luscious NO BAKE NUTELLA CHEESECAKE – this is what cheesecake dreams are made of! You’re welcome!<p>We love sweets in our family! Too much, I …

What made the shortlist for the 2015 Booker Prize?

The six shortlisted titles for the Man Booker Prize have been announced. There are two British authors on the list - the experimental novelist Tom McCarthy, and rising star Sunjeev Sahota - alongside two Americans (Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara), as well as Marlon James from Jamaica and Chigozie …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'Fates And Furies'

<i>Welcome to the third session of the Morning Edition book club! Here's how it works: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. About a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer</i> …

15 Finger Food Recipes for Your Baby or Toddler to Move Past Purees

Becoming a new parent means learning how to decipher another little person’s every whine and whimper. And just when you think you’ve got the hang of the whole feeding thing, it’s time to start on real food and you’re back at square one. Keeping a baby healthy on more than just milk can seem scary, …

13 Finger Foods for Babies

Top 10 Baby-Food Recipes for Ten- to Twelve-Month-Olds

1<p>Sweet Spinach<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 medium/large ripe banana - peeled and broken in half<br>2-3 cups of organic baby spinach<p><b>Directions:</b><p>Pour water into a pot …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. With our easy, three-step recipe, you'll have soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies to serve and enjoy in no time.Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious …

14 Ideas for Creative Nursery Wall Art

As soon as you begin thinking about themes and ways to decorate your new nursery, you will realized how freeing the task can be. Decorating a nursery …

Wall Art

An Essential Guide to Sparkling Wines

There's much more to these varieties than bubbles.<p>Here's a great party trick: Confidently rattling off the difference between Champagne, cava, cremant, and more.

11 Things Every Adult Should Know How To Make (And Not Buy)

Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better.<p>Ahead, 11 recipes you should keep in your arsenal and be able to whip up from scratch (at any given …

Recipes

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

The Magical, Mythical, Fantastical Comic Book Story of Beer

There’s a long association between beer and the literary arts. The great Finnish epic <i>The Kalevala</i> begins with the poet asking for a drink to help the …

Comic Books

21 Must-Read Fall Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>21 Must-Read Fall Books<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Four Classic Children's Books That Are Pure Magic

When fantasy readers talk about how we got our start, the same names tend to crop up again and again -- J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander, L. Frank Baum. But while these might be a common denominator for most of us, I can think of many other books that ignited what would …

From Peach Cobbler to Banana Pudding: 10 Delicious Labor Day Desserts

Labor Day--the last summer hurrah. Next week, pumpkin lattes and apple spice muffins will be everywhere, so make your weekend extra sweet with these delicious summery treats.<p><b>1. Southern Peach Cobbler</b><p>In this classic Southern dessert, sweet summer peaches and warm spices are topped with buttermilk …

Dessert

Salman Rushdie: These Days, 'Everyone Is Upset All The Time'

Salman Rushdie's new novel, <i>Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,</i> seems to transpose the Arabian Nights of long ago to modern-day New York City. A thunderstorm overturns the city and upsets the laws of the universe with myth and magic.<p>The jinn have come back after an 800-year exile, and …

How to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less

We get it: The last thing you want to do on a busy night is cook dinner. Enter these nine recipes, all of which are ready in 30 minutes or less. So in the time it takes to watch a repeat of <i>Friends</i>, you can make an entire meal--probably even with leftovers to spare for tomorrow's lunch.<p><b>Spaghetti</b> …

Cooking

6 Chicken Sandwiches to Carry into the End Zone

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: The best game day food? The kind you can eat with your hands.</i><p>The best part of game day food is arguably that there's no pretense involved. You dig into nachos and wings with reckless abandon …

5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.

10 Ways to Make Your House Staycation-Ready

Why put up with travel hassles when you can relax in your own house? Jason Grant, designer and author of Away at Home, shares his 10 best tips for creating the ultimate space for a staycation.<p><i>Photo by Lauren Bamford</i><p><b>1. Create Your Very Own Sanctuary</b>Bedrooms and bathrooms are spaces designed for rest …

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15 Champagne Cocktails to Toast 2015 All Year Long

When it comes to Champagne, we’re torn. As much as we love the elegance of sipping on a glassful of the good stuff, we certainly appreciate when it’s supplemented with a splash of booze and fruit juice. This roundup of 15 fizzy cocktails will help you decide for yourself which presentation you …

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Why It's Okay to Keep Your Design Simple

Striking details used with restraint.<p>Comfort and practicality characterize a 1920s Shingle Style cottage in East Hampton, New York, designed by Robert Stilin. Striking details used with restraint give this house its warmth and character. Read the interview with the designer here.

30+ Stylish Home Bars

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …