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Spring Reading List: 46 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Spring is set to thaw us out pretty soon, but while you shiver by the fire, why not grab a book? We have a list of the hottest things to read before they'll next be adapted for the big screen. There are the movies coming out soon you maybe didn't know were based on books, like <b>Red Sparrow</b>, plus the …

Books

13 Big-Batch Slow-Cooker Recipes for Meal Prep—and 39 Ways to Eat Them

I've come to think of my slow-cooker as my kitchen sidekick. It can do just about anything, to delicious results. And, aside from a little …

Cooking

11 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Load up on fruits and vegetables with a nutritious blended drink every morning.<p>1 of 12<p>Spinach, Grape, and Coconut Smoothie<p>Advertisement<p>2 of …

Healthy Eating

8 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week Long

We’re not the first to note that breakfast is an important meal. But with so little time between waking up and heading to work, preparing an <i>actual</i> …

Breakfast

10 Books About Motherhood You Need to Add to Your Reading List

When I became a parent, I craved stories about the experience of motherhood. I talked to friends about their anxieties, turned to relatives who might have insights, and sought advice from just about anywhere I could find it. After diving headfirst into blogs, social media, and Google — a new …

Books

Transform Those Spotty Bananas into These 19 Desserts

When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them into the side pocket of my backpack to save me from hanger. But inevitably, I don’t eat all of the …

Breakfast

8 Luxury Mascaras That are Worth the High Price Tag

For many of us, mascara is our desert island beauty product. But, even if you're willing to give up the rest of your makeup routine for a tube, it …

Makeup

Recipe: Orange and Strawberry Muffins

Orange and Strawberry Muffins<p>Makes 12 muffins<p><i>For the muffins:</i> <br>1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour <br>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>1/2 cup granulated sugar <br>1 …

Got 15 Minutes? Whip Up One of These Insanely Delicious Kale Salads

While everyone <i>knows</i> that kale is insanely healthy, sometimes incorporating this superfood into your diet (and making sure it tastes appetizing) can …

31 Of The Most Heartwarming Books You'll Ever Read

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32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Wondering what's on Santa's wish list this year? All of his favorite <i>Cooking Light</i> Christmas cookies, of course. In this season of giving, share the …

The Greatest Halloween Episodes in TV History

GQ's writers and editors count down the funniest, scariest, and all-around best TV episodes set on All Hallow's Eve.<p><i>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</i>, "Halloween" (and "Halloween II" and "Halloween III")<p>Celebrating Halloween as an adult is kind of strange—it's a holiday with trappings best suited for children, so …

TV

Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

I wrote this post in partnership with HERSHEY chocolate. It is a delicious, chocoately partnership, and I’m so glad to have them in my kitchen today. …

Brownies

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado-Ranch Dip

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Egg Rolls<p>1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach<br>• 2/3 cup drained canned black beans<br>• 1/2 cup frozen corn<br>• 1/2 cup minced fresh red bell pepper<br>• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or chipotle powder<br>• 2 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken or 1 pound cooked chicken breasts (see cooks' notes below)<br>• 1 cup …

25 Must-Make Recipes to Help You Jump into Fall

We know that the transition from summer to fall can be rough. Gone are the long days, trips to the beach or pool, and perfectly ripe heirloom …

Cooking

23 Breakfast Recipes to Make the Night Before

Whipping up a hot breakfast from scratch in the morning — be it on leisurely weekends or busy weekdays — always sounds like a good idea, but …

Breakfast

Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie

Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie is loaded with a spiced apple filling and topped with a crunchy, sweet, pecan streusel topping. Best served with a big …

Baking

30 Whole30 Compliant Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

If you are considering completing a round of Whole30 this is for you! I have completed four rounds and each round makes me feel better each time. In …

Cooking

Curry Coconut Chickpea Dish

How gorgeous does this Curry Coconut Chickpea Dish look? Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it is also beautiful to eat! It provides that bit …

Healthy Eating

16 Swoon-Inducing Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert Recipes

It’s funny how we obsess so much over pumpkin the minute Starbucks announces the return of PSL. For weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we just can’t get enough of it. And not just for dessert. We’re hankering for pumpkin soup, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin brownies and even pumpkin martinis. Then …

Dessert

12 Less Obvious Books That Can Help You Deal With Anxiety

According to five editors and writers who deal with anxiety themselves.<p>Navigating a list of self-help books aimed at diminishing your anxiety can be, well, anxiety-inducing. Reading a tome, under the assumption that said tome will help quell any lingering sense of panic, is a gamble. What if the …

20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

Cooking

9 Meals To Stock In Your Freezer

Guess what?! <b>Meal prepping</b> can be as easy as combining all the right ingredients in a large freezer bag and repeating the process until you have enough recipes for the week ahead. Check out some of my favorite meals from <b>The Chic Site</b> to store for an easy week night dinner.<p><b>1. Broccoli Cheddar Soup</b><p><b>2.</b> …

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Pumpkins

21 Vegetarian Dump Dinners For The Crock Pot

Meat-free eats just got even easier.

Here's What Healthy People Actually Eat All The Time

For when you're trying to eat healthy but you also have zero idea what to make and don't want to be sad.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …