Rachel Gardner

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20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week—and it will be fairly painless.<p>"Calorie bargaining is all about making swaps and developing habits …

I Accidentally Started a Vegan Bakery That Turned My Life Upside Down

Rude awakenings are par for the course when one tries to professionalize a passion, and it seems like when food is your passion, they’re even ruder.<p>A local paper called me the "Non-Dairy Queen." My linzer cookies were renowned by bloggers. A man got on a mic at the New York City's Vegan Drinks …

Dearly Expensive: The Cost of a Wedding Cake

Anne Kadet talks to Ron Ben-Israel and other bakers about $15 slices of cake<p>Pastry chef Nick Nikolopoulos evaluates the next step in decorating a wedding cake at Bay Ridge Bakery, his family-run business in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.<p>Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 12<p>•••••<p>By<p>Anne Kadet<p>What …

Wedding Cake

12 Reasons To Date A Woman Who Reads

Filmmaker John Waters once said, "If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have any books, don’t f**k ’em."<p>Excellent advice.<p>I may be biased when I say that readers are cool, dateable people -- after all, I was the kid who brought my books to the dinner table -- but there are definite perks to …

Daily Meditation: Sunflower Sutra

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a portion of a poem by the late American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

Patriots Won't Pay for Deflategate

The "-gate" suffix denoting public scandals is wildly overused, but in the case of the New England Patriots, it might actually be rather apt. As with …

5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

It’s been a long time, Android fans, but one of your favorite series of recurring posts is finally back. Last year, we periodically put together …

Apps

Your ultimate 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 cheat sheet

Unless you've pledged allegiance to the Night's Watch and been stuck on the Wall waiting for White Walkers, you've probably heard is about to start. In honor of the first season to deviate substantially from the book series it's based on (read: spoil the upcoming books), we've rounded up our …

TV Series

Ten books to read in April

Beyond 'romance' of organics: 6 ignored sustainable practices organic proponents should embrace

From Victoria Schwab to Justina Robson: The best female science fiction and fantasy writers you should read now

Victoria Schwab, an American living in Edinburgh, has had remarkable success in both the young adult and adult fields of fantasy writing, and her …

Kazuo Ishiguro Slays a Dragon

Acclaimed author returns with a fine novel of fantasy and foreboding

Where to find your next read: Book recommendation sites you should know about

Looking for new books to add to your summer reading list? You probably already know to check sources like Goodreads and the New York Times book …

‘Worn Stories’ Is a Charming Book About Clothes and Meaning

It’s interesting — one thing that the internet has been good for is a sort of “single-serving” hit of an emotion, or a feeling, capturing a funny …

The Moon Before Morning by W. S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin lives in Hawaii, on the flank of a sleeping volcano, with a garden of palm trees—hundreds of palm trees. Just imagine: a garden of palm …

What we're reading Wednesday: 'Madame Picasso' by Anne Girard - Blog Post

<b>Madame Picasso</b> <i>by Anne Girard</i><br>Harlequin • $14.95 • ISBN 9780778316350<br>Published August 26, 2014<br>order from: BAM | B & N | Indiebound | Amazon<p>Pablo …

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, review: 'painstakingly kind to the reader'

David Mitchell’s consoling fantasies are both popular and critically acclaimed. How does he do it?<p>It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a novelist to gain entry to the lit-fic kingdom of heaven, wherein you are both critically acclaimed and wildly popular. Yet <b>David</b> …

The Organized Mind

I decided to write this review of a book called <b>The Organized Mind</b> in a café, in order to avoid the alluring distractions of home, including laundry …

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 30

Another week, another strong showing for Penguin Random House on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.<p>Gayle Forman's <i>If I Stay</i> rounds out its fifth week in the No. 1 spot, after ending <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>'s twelve-week run. In other words, it's been some time since other publishers …

Once More to the River: Family Snapshots of Growing Up, Getting Out & Going Back - Introduction

YOU ARE READING<p>Once More to the River: Family Snapshots of Growing Up, Getting Out & Going Back<p>“Like the howl of an accordion—half sorrow and half …

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading! A Book Gift Guide

The holidays are coming and you know what that means... It's that time of year when you start looking for inspiring gift ideas to give to friends and family! Sure you can give gift cards or clothes, but why not give something that is a bit more meaningful?<p>Everybody loves a good book! Whether you …

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"May we not fear concepts, philosophies, themes in a time when it feels like our survival depends on it." -Porochista Khakpour http://www.themillions.com/2014/12/a-year-in-reading-porochista-khakpour.html

Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling

Three weeks ago 24-year-old Zoe Sugg published her first novel, <i>Girl Online</i>, a YA romance. In the first seven days, it sold more than 78,000 copies, …

Non-fiction books everyone should read – infographic

What are the must-read classics of non-fiction? We’ve scraped, collated and summarised a selection of “all-time” book polls, prize-winners and readers’ picks to assemble a visual consensus.<p>We mixed high-brow and low-brow. There are Pulitzer prize winners as well as lists from Time, the Times …

A Lifetime of Losing (and Finding) Myself in Literature

By Sheila Curry Oakes for Off the Shelf:<p>There are books that you skim along the surface, you enjoy them, you finish them, but they don't take hold of you. Then there are the others where you plunge, no questions asked, into another world. When you emerge, called to dinner for the 10th time, jolted …