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2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …
1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too hot, too sleepy or be dressed in uncomfortable clothes.<p>2. Most decisions don't require extensive research.<p>3. One of the worst ways to spend your time is to do something</i> …Happiness
<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …Happiness
"When the path reveals itself, follow it." From Cheryl Strayed's new book of quotes, Brave Enough.<p>1. "Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you'll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you'll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. …
Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …Success
TL;DR: Just go to the shops and buy a cake instead.
Ditch the cinnamon and never look back! So many other spices and flavors to enjoy this season.
YumFor an irresistible sweet treat that’s super easy to make and even easier to devour, whether you call it Puppy Chow or Snack Mix, it’s always …Recipes
Shares 945<p>Chocolate Chip Pecan Shortbread Cookies are rich, sweet, buttery, crumbly, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies with chocolate chips and …
Rather than discard the wrapper after you've used a stick of butter, stash it in the freezer inside a resealable plastic bag. When you need to butter a baking dish, take out a wrapper, let it soften slightly, and use.
<b>The List</b> <br>by Amy Siskind<p>For anyone who, after a year of the Trump administration, asks, “How did we get here?” Siskind provides the answer. A former …
<b>“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>Meditation makes you realize it’s not so much the silence as …Henry David Thoreau
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …Positive Thinking
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When I joined several squares together, they looked nice, the colors were fine, but something was missing. The squares didn't look interesting …
ETA: Since a few of you have asked, the yarn is Cephalopod Skinny Bugga in Elephant Hawk Moth. Saddly, they are no longer in business.
Introduction: How to Change Colors Seamlessly in Crochet...Without That Little Bridge!<p>Do you know how to change colors in crochet? If you do, how …Yarn
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Don't read these true-life ghost stories in the dark. You've been warned.Books
The perfect travel companions.<p><i>Thumbnail image credit: oriontrail / ThinkStock</i>Books
After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …Books
You're going to need a bigger bookshelf.