Rachel Garcia

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The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness. Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”.<p>And yet even this most …

23 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wish List

A book by Jimmy Fallon, something called a "FaceBlaster," unicorn hair, and 20 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.<p>To see what people were wishing for last week, click here.

'This Is Not A Love Letter' Really Is A (Heartbreaking) Love Letter

Every now and then I read an article or essay musing about whether or not young adult literature is "too dark" — whether there's too much sex, too much violence, too much sadness. The premise of these essays is usually that teenagers exist in some pristine unspoiled state until they pick up a book …

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad …

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Full text of Trump's State of the Union address

President Trump's State of the Union address as delivered, provided by the White House: THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of …

Passport to the Future: 11 Education Quotes to Inspire Endless Learning

You think <i>you’re</i> having a rough time processing this year’s events? Think about all the teachers out there who’ve been called back into duty this month, tasked with keeping our nation’s youth on track amid all this craziness.<p>How does one even begin to broach subjects like history or social studies …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

These Are the Books All Your Friends Are Reading This Summer

It’s time to start that book club.<p>There’s nothing like a good book in the summertime. Plenty of long days and leisurely vacations mean that …

10 Utterly Unique Books That Will Make You Question The "Rules" Of Writing

When you read a lot of books, you start to notice a few familiar patterns. Like... those two characters who hate each other on page one? They're …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

15 Stitches Every Embroiderer Should Know

01 of 16<p>Top 15 Stitches in Hand Embroidery<p>Learning hand embroidery is both fun and relaxing, plus it's an easy way to create beautiful art with …

Sewing

20 New York Bars You Need To Visit At Least Once

They don’t call it the Big Smoke for no reason. New York is one of the world’s most bustling cities with a discovery to be at every corner and alley. …

See Paris in a way most tourists never experience (and save money, too)

For many tourists, Paris conjures up images of stately boulevards, world-class museums, chic outdoor cafes and the Eiffel Tower. But it’s also a vibrant city in flux for the millions of people who live there.<p>That juxtaposition of perception versus a fluid reality is the driving force behind “The …

France

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

22 Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Summer

Here's what's ~hot~ this season.

10 Long Books To Read When You Need An Emotional Escape

People often say the word "escapist" like it's a bad thing. "Escapist" fiction is almost always code for "cheesy romance," or "pulpy detective …

Books

You can visit this majestic abandoned castle along the Hudson River

Here’s a cheap getaway in upstate New York for anyone who wants to feel like a king or queen for a day! Did you know our state is home to more than a …

8 urban hikes in New York City perfect for spring

Spring is beginning to spring here in New York City. And after a late winter cold spell, the city that never sleeps is ready to cast winter aside.<p>Now …

Hiking

16 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved

If you've decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, …

Cooking

These 1-pot Paleo meals are super-satisfying—and easy to make

A smoothie for breakfast and a big salad for dinner are clutch go-to healthy meals, but with temperatures hovering right above freezing, chances are, …

Add Feminist Flair to These DIY Embroidered Jeans

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there’s some seriously badass feminist swag out there right now. The future is, in fact, female! While supporting women’s rights is most definitely not a trend, feminist flair is taking up prime real estate in the fashion front. Women (and men) all over the world …

20 Essential Books to Prepare You for What's Next

A handy reading list featuring not-so-speculative dystopian fiction, political memoirs, and cautionary tales from Nazi Germany.<p>One of the many stark differences between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States is their attitude toward literature. Barack Obama has credited books as his …

How Trump’s Executive Orders Could Set America Back 70 Years

The president is taking the United States back to the nightmares of the world before the Second World War: closed borders, limited trade, and a go-it-alone national race to the bottom.<p>Despite all the lies and distortions, President Donald Trump has spent his first week in office assembling a …

T-Shirts That Proclaim Your Love of Our National Parks — And Are Stylish Enough to Actually Wear

Ever been to a national park souvenir shop? Slim pickings, right? We’re not expecting a T-shirt to capture the grandeur of Yosemite, but shirts like …

Photographer Captures Amazing Light Pillars In Northern Ontario (10+ Pics)

A lot of spectacular things happen at night, and luckily there is someone to capture them while we're sleeping tight in our beds. Photographer …

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

National Parks

Forget the Castles: Fussen’s Hiking Trails are the Real Treasure

Flanked by some of Europe’s most famous castles and nestled at the base of the Alps, Fussen, Germany is no stranger to tourists — or Disney …

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …