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This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

Trains

10 Epic Fishing Trips in the West

Kona, HI<p>Kona, on the Big Island, has the most charters and the biggest fishing tournaments for good reason: Deep-sea thrills start less than three …

Fishing

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Writing

To Write, You Need Opinions

Opinions that are your own<p>It is okay to write about controversial topics. It is okay to not have the same view as others. It is okay not to write the …

Creative Writing

Essay: Literary criticism in post-truth era

One way to answer these questions is through the didactic approach to literary criticism. The meaning of a literary text is a lesson, and the teacher …

Literature

Easy Italian Recipes

Shake up your usual dinner routine with these simple recipes for pastas, soups, meats, and more.<p>1 of 24<p>Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach<p>Advertisement<p>2 …

Cooking

The best books on cycling

WORDS: Imogen Smith<p>Whether it’s inspiration, information, or entertainment you’re after, there are a bunch of cycling titles out there to keep you …

Cycling

How to cook roast beef

When it comes to roast beef, the received wisdom is that it should always be cooked on the bone – whether it's a sirloin joint or rib roast – as the …

BBQ

How To Make The Best Coleslaw

Let’s be honest: coleslaw is often an afterthought. A bowl of slaw is an automatic addition to a cookout menu, right next to the potato salad and …

Recipes

10 Things to Blog About When You’re a Brand-New Author

Building an audience for your writing is easier with a blogPhoto by John Schnobrich on UnsplashWith all the advice that’s thrown at any new writer …

Writing

How to Write Historical Fiction (without a history degree)

image source: shutterstockAndrew M. Greeley said, “History and historical fiction are necessarily not the same thing. The purpose of history is to …

Creative Writing

How To Make a Great Bowl of Potato Salad

When planning a menu for a backyard cookout or a church social, you have to include certain dishes. Deviled eggs and baked beans are picnic …

Recipes

Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:50 minActive:25 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>More from:<p>Recipe courtesy of John Stage|Nancy Radke<p>Recipe courtesy …

Cooking

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Mailer, Carver, Lish: the literary sections of magazines like Esquire and GQ were, for decades, a cult of maleness. Are they still?

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Mailer, Carver, Lish: the literary sections of magazines like Esquire and GQ were, for decades, a cult of maleness. Are they …

Philosophy

Classic Recipe: Steak au Poivre With Roast Potatoes

“IT’S THE HEIGHT of French cuisine,” said Lee Hanson of this steak au poivre, the sort of classic, crowd-pleasing fare he and co-chef Riad Nasr will offer at their all-day brasserie, Frenchette, opening in a few weeks in Manhattan’s Tribeca.<p>Peppercorn-crusted filet mignon in a cream sauce comes …

BBQ

Training for Experiences, Not Events

We all have those moments. Careening down a twisty singletrack trail, simultaneously in your body and outside of it, euphorically buzzed with a trail …

Marathons

Quick Beef Chili Recipe

Quick Beef Chili Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sprinkle beef with desired amount of salt and pepper. Cook beef in hot oil in a large, enamel cast-iron …

Recipes

The History of the Color Blue: From Ancient Egypt to the Latest Scientific Discoveries

The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean. But that wasn’t always the case. Some scientists believe that the earliest humans were actually colorblind and could only recognize black, white, red, and only later yellow and green. As a result, …

Art History

How Writing changed my Life and so will yours…

Image Courtesy: pexels.com<b>“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid</b> …

Joss Whedon

Anne Burrell's Top Recipes

We've gathered all of Anne's top recipes together to make it easy for you to browse and pick your favorites.<p>Standing Rib Roast<p>If you really want to …

Cooking

Even the Brilliant Martin Amis Can’t Stop Talking About Trump

Arguably the most famous living British novelist, Amis has always seemed enviably larger than life. So it’s a relief to know that he obsesses about …

Literature

Top-Rated Comfort Food Recipes

Lasagne Alla Bolognese<p>Folks are singing the praises of this family favorite. With warm layers of pasta, meaty sauce and besciamella (bechamel), this …

Cooking

Delicious and Nutritious Soup Recipes news and features

22 asparagus recipes<p>Cream of pea and asparagus soup<p>07 Nov 2017<p>A dinner party menu of simple French food<p>Cauliflower Soup with Scallops<p>03 Nov …

Food Preservation

Cheater’s White Wine Coq au Vin

1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until it’s …

Cooking

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

It’s Time to Tri

USA Triathlon and IRONMAN recently introduced Time to Tri, a campaign to grow the sport at all levels, at all distances, in all parts of the country, …

Swimming

Recipe: Slow-cooked brisket on roasted garlic mash

<b>Ingredients</b><p><b>Stock</b><br>3l water<br>1 onion<br>1 whole garlic head, halved<br>2 carrots<br>1 lemon, halved<br>1 packet pickling spice<br>40g thyme<br>Salt and black peppercorns, to …

Mashed

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup Recipe<p>Step 1<p>Heat oil and butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion and celery; cook until translucent, 5 …

Cooking

Bucatini Is the Best Long Pasta There Ever Was or Will Be

These noodles fill with sauce. Enough said.<p>There’s always an exception to the rule. You know, that one thing that makes you question the truths and ideals that you hold dear. For me, that exception is bucatini, the greatest long pasta there ever was or will be.<p>I am a short pasta person. <b>I believe</b> …

Cooking

The parts of a story: Creating a cohesive whole

When you’re writing a first or even second draft, the parts of a story – exposition, development, and ending – often feel disconnected. For a …

Creative Writing