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50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Books

Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar

Makes 2 Servings<p>Warning: A fork and knife (or a bib, at the very least) may be required to tackle this sandwich.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 slices thick-cut bacon<p>4 ¾-inch-thick slices sourdough or other country-style bread<p>4 large eggs<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

This isn't a photo. It's an oil painting by a Nigerian artist who hopes his works will draw attention to African arts.

All around the globe people are singing the praises of Nigerian painter Olumide Oresegun.<p>Until a couple days ago, the 35-year-old artist's hyperrealistic oil paintings were unknown to most of the world. Now they've taken the Internet by storm after he posted a few photos of his new art to his …

The Nudity-Filled Dr. Seuss Book History -- Almost -- Forgot

The Seven Lady Godivas, Dr. Seuss' forgotten adult book, was filled to the brim with naked women, peeping toms, and much, much more.<p>Image Source: …

Grooming (Down There) - Fashion Trend or Health Hazard?

Shares 102<p><i>How do your hair removal habits line up with other men and women, and what are the effects?</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy …

10 Ways to Make Over Your Favorite IKEA Dresser

These ideas make that ubiquitous $35 storage piece practically unrecognizable.<p>At $35, who <i>doesn't</i> own a RAST chest? Transform this simple, inexpensive set of drawers into a showpiece for any room.

7 Recipes from Wolfgang Puck, Official Chef of the Oscars Governors Ball

While you’re at home watching the Oscars on the couch this Sunday, chef Wolfgang Puck will be working hard to make sure the gowned and tuxedoed …

Reindeer are still very radioactive 30 years after Chernobyl

1/<p>In the fallout of Chernobyl, streams of radioactive material spewed into the atmosphere above the Soviet Union and across Europe. Among the most …

The WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program

<i>Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis</i><p>On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against an important piece of the climate solution puzzle: India's ambitious program to create homegrown solar energy. The ruling shows that …

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud, and we’ll be honest with you, we …

How to solve fashion’s race problem.

<i>This article originally appeared in The Cut.</i><p>During the past few Fashion Weeks, ’70s-era supermodel Bethann Hardison has hosted a diversity panel with …

How one of nature’s grossest creatures could help save someone’s life

Robert Full doesn’t like cockroaches. Probably for the same reasons as the rest of us: they’re slick and they skitter, they have those shiny exoskeletons, they’re practically impossible to kill.<p>Shudder.<p>Nevertheless, Full has devoted countless hours to analyzing cockroaches intently, trying to …

Chef Creates Five Course 'Gourmet Meal' Out Of McDonald's Ingredients, Completely Fools Food Critics

A chef has pulled off an impressive prank by presenting food critics with a five course "gourmet meal" created entirely out of ingredients from …

Why I'm choosing a hotel over Airbnb for my next business trip

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>At 8:30 p.m., I pulled out my phone in the dark in LA and read through the instructions again.<p><i>There is a teal colored</i> …

The best street food across India and where to find it

The best street food across India and where to find it<p>Celebrity chef Saransh Goila doesn’t just love eating. The <i>India On My Platter</i> author has …

India says yes to net neutrality, no to Facebook's Free Basics

In a significant move, India's telecom regulator has officially banned the practice of charging different rates for different kinds of data, over the …

Nautical Rooms that are Subtle, Stylish & Livable

(Image credit: Rita Chan)<p>If you're searching for a motif to make your bedroom, bathroom or any other room peaceful and vibrant, turn your eyes to the …

Interior Design

Folklore For Hipsters: Fairy Tales Before They Were Cool

Reading <i>The Tale of Tales,</i> Giambattisa Basile's 17th-century book of fairy stories, is both exhilarating and exhausting. If that sounds like a warning, it is. If that sounds like a promise, well, good news.<p>Perhaps most importantly, the book's an erstwhile history course, and for those who enjoy a …

The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

Successful test of the Hatf-5B Pakistan ballistic missile<p>In recent years the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effort to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, however, may prove to be just as dangerous and just as destabilizing as …

War

ISKCON at 50: How India's bhakti movement manages its finances

Dawn is yet to streak across the horizon but at 4.30 am at The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple at Juhu, the air is …

Hinduism

It’s not the interface that makes the experience.

This week Andy Budd wrote a piece entitled The Industriali[z]ation of Design (or why Silicon Valley no longer needs UX designers). There has been a …

5 Cost Effective Ways to Advertise Your Small Business Like a Super Bowl Brand

While small business owners can't afford the millions necessary for a Super Bowl ad, there are numerous ways you can cost-effectively grow your brand's awareness in the community.<p>Game Day is almost here and while the final score is anyone's guess, here's what we know for sure: Your small business …

Small Business

Picturing a World Where Animals Are Seen as Individuals

<i>This post was originally published in February 2016. We’re resurfacing it as part of our #ThrowbackThursday effort to give some love to our favorite posts.</i>—The Proof Team<p>Stefano Unterthiner wants us to view all species the way we view our pets—as individuals.<p>A former zoologist, the National …

Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali is in a four-front battle with India’s consumer goods giants

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Last week, Patanjali Ayurved, a company promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, took a big bite of the share held by American multinational, Colgate-Palmolive, in the Indian toothpaste market. Patanjali’s share of the toothpaste pie stood at 4.5% and is poised to grow into …

India

The Key To Beautiful Writing: Your Reader's Imagination

Every writer I know would like to write beautifully. I can't think of single writer who would like to write an ugly sentence or an ugly story. All of these writers are also readers, and they will occasionally talk about having read a <i>beautiful book</i>, or a book that was <i>beautifully written</i>. Writers and …

5 wildlife adventures everyone should have before they die

There are few experiences that compare to witnessing animals in their natural environment.<p>In a world where landscapes are continually altered, it is often calming, and quite breathtaking, to view animals completely in harmony with their habitats.<p>Though they often require some significant travel, …

Wildlife

22 Pictures People Who Are Good Students Will Never Understand

Procrastination is a lifestyle.

Europe's first underwater sculpture museum – in pictures

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Museo Atlantico, off Lanzarote, is peopled with concrete casts of refugees and people taking selfies