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10 Books To Read If You Love Insane Twist Endings

When it comes to real life, the last six months have brought just about all the crazy twists that I can handle. Like, seriously, I don't need any more surprises. Boring is good! Boring is fine. Boring is preferable to waking up in the middle of the night in a blind panic because something in my …

Finger Lakes

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

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Leslie Beck: Seven ways to get enough (meatless) protein

If you've given up meat for health reasons (or ethical considerations), you need to stay focused on nutrition. Simply cutting out beef – and, for some people, chicken too – doesn't guarantee that your diet will be nutritionally complete or healthy.<p>Depending on which foods you replace meat with (or …

DIY - Easy Stone Path for Your Garden - Quiet Corner

Easy Stone Path for Your Garden<p>Having a <b>nice stone path in your garden</b> can make a big difference. It is the first thing you see before entering a …

I ‘Catified’ My Friends’ House For Their 7 Cats

In February, 2014 my friend Eliza and her partner Tiffany bought their first house together. After seeing a few photos she posted on Facebook, I knew …

Concept Design

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

Here’s What To Do If You Find A Litter Of Kittens

You're likely to hear them before you see them.<p>They're alone and afraid. No mom in sight.<p>The sound of kittens meowing.<p>With springtime just around the …

True Confession: How I Saved My Carpet From Cat Urine

The rogue houseguest who inspired 10 Tips for Being a Good Houseguest had more of a lasting effect than I could have ever imagined. It seems one of …

More Died On This WWII Ship Than On The Titanic And Lusitania Combined

Author Ruta Sepetys likes to look for what she calls "hidden chapters of history." She writes historical fiction for teens, and judging by the success of her debut novel, <i>Between Shades of Gray</i>, adults are also reading her.<p><i>Between Shades of Gray</i> is about a Lithuanian girl who, along with her family, …

Review: Container Theme Gardens by Nancy J. Ondra

With spring just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about designing easy container gardens. Container gardens fit perfectly in almost any setting, whether it's a yard with a spacious patio, a balcony, a city rooftop garden or even a fire escape.<p>Gardening in pots is the perfect solution …

Learn to Weave

My mother is a weaver, so the apartment I lived in as a kid had a loom that took up half of our living room. Growing up, I loved sitting on the ground and watching the loom’s pedals going up and down, with the sound of the shuttle moving back and forth as she worked.<p>Since then, I have often dreamed …

15 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Almost Impossible To Kill

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Frieda Hughes: 'I was 14 when I discovered my mother committed suicide'

To lose one family member to suicide is difficult enough. To lose three - and a sister to murder - places the poet and artist Frieda Hughes in a most unenviable minority. When her brother took his own life in early 2009, the only surviving child of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath was asked by an …

Illustrator Johanna Basford launches Lost Ocean as adult colouring book craze sweeps the world

Colouring books for adults have seen a surge in popularity, prompting UK publishers to bring out new titles to meet global demand<p>A Scottish illustrator whose colouring books for adults have been a surprise hit world wide has released a new title, <i>Lost Ocean,</i> as demand for adult colouring books …

Penguin Random House

Author Stacy Schiff Debunks The Biggest Misconceptions About The Salem Witch Trials

Schiff takes a thrilling look at the nine-month spell of executions in her latest work.<p>If you read "The Crucible" in high school, you probably think you have a pretty solid understanding of the Salem Witch Trials. Author Stacy Schiff wants you to rethink that.<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's …

Uncovered: The secret journals of a 1920s British woman

Thursday January 23, 1941<p><i>I want, I need a husband. Thousands of other lonely, frustrated females must be feeling the same way – why should I think that I am to be luckier? Because I intend to try to find one. One must tackle the problem positively, gather together one’s assets, accept one’s debits</i> …

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

Animal Pictures and Photos | Updated Daily

Cat Saturday (36 Photos)<p>By: Mac<p>601 Liked! 56 Disliked 0<p>humor<p>Cute violinist has the sweetest audience ever (Video)<p>By: Martin<p>336 Liked! 38 Disliked …

Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard

Ever get coriander confused with cumin? Or wonder just what exactly curry powder is made out of? As much for our benefit as for yours, we've put …

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Articles about tiny new england cottage no frills weekend hideaway on Dwell.com - Dwell

A one-room retreat outside Providence, Rhode Island, takes up no more space than a standard two-car garage.<p>In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from...<p>In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New …

A Genius Way To Clean Your Oven

Ick, you went to roast some potatoes and noticed that your oven is covered with a layer of thick and greasy slime. Before you hit auto clean -- which cranks the oven temp way up, likely setting off your smoke alarm -- hear us out. There's a better way.<p>Ick, you went to roast some potatoes and …

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The Three Winners of the 2015 Kirkus Prize

Originally published on Kirkus. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Austin, Texas, on October 15, 2015. For more about the Kirkus Prize, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Three Winners of the 2015 Kirkus Prize<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

The City at Night – read a short story by Elizabeth Harrower

Best known for her five novels, the Australian author has also written a small body of short stories which have been collected for the first time. This Sydney snapshot is one of them<p>The two tall girls walked along the busy Sydney street: the fair one, Leonie, with superb natural grace, looking …

Books

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Eleven Days: When Agatha Christie went missing

In an exclusive short story for BBC Culture and BBC Britain, Kate Mosse writes a fictional account of the 11 mysterious days when the popular crime writer vanished.<p><b>Eleven Days</b><p>A sharp slip of cold air as she winds down the window. A laundered handkerchief to clean the inside of the windscreen. Black …