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The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

The 5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happiest

Just in time for spring!<p>The colors in your home can have a <i>huge</i> impact on your mood — particularly paint colors. The shade of your walls has been shown to affect emotions: There are certain shades that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, ones that will suppress your appetite and a …

For the Most Helpful Recipes, Unplug Your Internet

Once upon a time, there was no internet. If you wanted to check up on your friend, you had to write her a letter or call her on the phone or drop by her house. If you wanted to know about basically anything, you had to read a book—if you wanted to know how to cook something, you had to read a …

Top 10 novels on rural America

From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance<p>I was in my early 20s when I first read Housekeepingby Marilynne Robinson. It was a summer day on my family’s mountain acreage in rural northern Idaho. I wandered …

Literature

A Minnesota-Based Company with a Modern Take on Quilting

"We’re at an age where people are connecting to stories. Quilts have that."<p>That's Alexandra Gray Bennett, one of the founders behind Louise Gray, whose quilts (and pillows and prints) we're now carrying in our Shop—a striking combination of modern design and age-old tradition. I spoke with …

This Longtime Couple's Coordinating Outfits Are So On Point

Matchy-matchy never looked so good.<p>This stylish couple from Japan is taking over Instagram with their immaculately coordinated outfits.<p>The husband and wife behind the account @bonpon511 ― a combination of their names and wedding date ― have amassed nearly 70,000 followers since starting the account …

On the Record

The best turntables at any budget.<p>The best turntables at any budget.<p>Sure, there's no real need to buy a record player these days. In a world of …

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."

Storytelling with the Stars: 10 Audiobooks to Listen to Now

Nora Ephron, Read by Meryl Streep<p>Meryl Streep starred in the film based on Nora Ephron’s thinly disguised account of the demise of her marriage to journalist Carl Bernstein, but her narration of the antecedent book is way better: funnier, tarter, and, best of all, jam-packed with handy recipes. …

What books to read in 2017: 26 titles to start the year

The literary landscape of 2017 is bright. Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Auster, Philip Kerr and Elizabeth Strout are just a few of the authors with books hitting the shelves in the first few months of the year. Here are some of the titles we’re looking forward to — with more to come.<p><b>JANUARY</b><p><b>4321</b> , by Paul …

Peanut Butter Pudding Pops Recipe

"I created this recipe after my daughter's pediatrician bugged me about her being too skinny! That was 8 years ago, but the kids still love to eat …

3-Ingredient Sweet and Savory Short Ribs

<i>In Epi's 3-Ingredient Recipes series, we show you how to make great food with just three ingredients (plus staples like oil, salt, and pepper).</i><p>Tangy …

The Best Queso Cheese Sauce Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Place a medium pot over medium heat. Add the butter, shallots, garlic, and jalapeno.<p>Saute for 3 to 4 minutes to soften, then add the half and half …

A Creamy Mushroom Pasta for When Nothing Else Will Do

When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If …

Cooking

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

Melbourne – What to See & Do While You're There

Melbourne takes the trophy as Australia's cultural and food loving hub. It is home to more theatres, galleries and art spaces than anywhere else in …

Australia

From Walt Whitman to Carol Ann Duffy: The most romantic Valentine's Day poems

It can be hard to know exactly what to say to someone you care about on Valentine's Day but, thankfully, the great poets have written plenty of beautiful lines about love.<p>With the big day right around the corner, here are some of the best.<p>She Walks in Beauty<p>by Lord Byron (1788-1824)<p>Byron’s words …

24 iconic children's books you should still read, even if you're a grown up

For most of us, there's at least one book we read as children that became ingrained in the make-up of our adult lives. You're probably picturing …

How to escape: tips and sites for working or volunteering abroad

If you dream of swapping the nine-to-five for more fulfilling work overseas, take a look at these courses and sharing websites that could see you teaching, farming, or looking after a millionaire’s pad, for free<p>Yoga instructors can work all over the world – and the initial training can be done …

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>32 mins<p>Total time<p>42 mins<p>This rich and fudgy brownie will satisfy all your chocolate cravings.<p>…

Dessert

Photographer finds beautiful way to capture images of camera-shy girlfriend

Photographer Mikaël Theimer always carries his camera with him, but Marion — his girlfriend of more than six years — isn’t always excited to be the …

See This Man Absolutely Nail a Boudoir Shoot for His Wife

Dudeoir*, sorry.<p>Boudoir shoots aren't exclusively for women, you know. So when Brendom Williams's wife asked him jokingly if he'd do one for her, she had no idea he'd take her seriously … but he did and the results are awesome.<p>Photographer Masika May told DesignTaxi she's known Williams's wife for …

My All Time Favorite Beauty Products and Why

Over the years I have tested and tossed a countless number of products. I like to keep up with the current trends and I enjoy testing out new things to find those hidden gems. More often than not, however, end up going back to my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I call …

Waving or drowning? Amy Jenkins on her debt to Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith is ripe for rediscovery – not only her hair-raisingly original work, but her rejection of a life dominated by men. Her Novel on Yellow Paper inspired Amy Jenkins to begin writing and proved a telling inspiration again when motherhood made life as a writer seem impossible<p>Dripping …

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

America's 50-year journey from Bloody Sunday in Selma

<b>Of all the battles of the civil rights era, few have been lodged quite so firmly in the American memory as "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama.</b><p>On one side of the racial divide was that brave column of protesters, two abreast and smartly dressed, who knew they could end the day as martyrs.<p>On the other …

All You Is Now a Part of Southern Living

All You, a destination for the value-minded women looking to live well for less, is closing its doors–but don’t worry, you will still be able to find …

The Right Wings

(Chinese versions coming soon)<p>Did I mention I was going on vacation? Malaysia. 10 days. Be jealous.<p>So for that reason I’m “pre-writing” this one… …

Irish Nachos (easy appetizer)

Someday I will write a book titled, “Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from a 15-year Old.” That would be my niece. She teaches me …