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A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

12 Awe-Inspiring Poets To Read In Your Lifetime

Poets have a way of evoking life's most complex philosophies in just a few short lines. And falling upon the right ears, those lines can change lives.<p>The 12 poets below are seekers, mystics, naturalists and more. In their words, we hope you find beauty and meaning:<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>26 Books Every …


7 Things You Need to Do to Understand Japan

Do these things and you'll be on your way to really understanding Japan!<p><b>1. See a geisha (or maiko) perform</b><p>Daniel Bachler<p>The Japanese ideal of beauty and refinement, geisha perform traditional dance and are versed in Japanese musical instruments including the shamisen, shakuhachi and koto. They are …


6 Ways to Make SciFi and Fantasy Weapons More Believable

Ever read a fantasy book or watched a science fiction movie and struggled to suspend your disbelief due to the total lack of reality in some make …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins "Best of the Best" of The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

<b>Alert!</b> Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel <i>Half of a Yellow Sun</i> has been chosen as the “Best of the Best” of the winners of the last decade of the …


8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Creative Writing

Banned Books

<i>Are you reading something you shouldn’t? Says who? A new photo series by photojournalist Kimberly Butler reveals how to see these #BannedBooks in a new light.</i><p>The genesis of an idea. As this project started to take shape, people began asking, “How did you come up with this idea?” I never really gave …


6 Ways Europe's Refugee Crisis Is Unlike Any Other

The OECD has released a new report on Europe's refugee crisis, the biggest since the second world war. Here's how the agency says this crisis is different from those in the past.

Top 10 reasons to go comic book crazy!

Comics and graphic novels rule - they are the most fun ever and so very easy to read. Here’s why you should read them too!<p>• Tell us why you love comics and graphic novels – and recommend your favourites by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com or on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks and we’ll add them to …

Graphic Novels

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …