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Backpacker's Best Recipes: Lunch & Dinner

• <b>Author:</b> Backpacker Magazine<p>Don't hit the trail hungry! Go beyond granola bars with 110 easy and delicious lunch and dinner recipes from the BACKPACKER archives. Whether you're craving a perfectly cooked fish or a hearty backcountry stew, this book is sure to satisfy even the most discerning …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Smoking Meat

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Phillips<p>Real barbecue taste comes from mastering the art of slow-cooking meat at a low temperature for a long time, using wood smoke to add flavour. And this is the book that shows you how to do it! For the first time, Jeff Phillips is publishing the information he has compiled on his …

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> The Lodge Company<p>Cast-iron cooking is back in vogue! From America's most chic restaurants to the countless kitchens of avid home cooks, everyone is rediscovering the joy of cooking with classic cast iron. Cast-iron cooking has always been a kitchen favorite with its even heating, great heat …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

Gazpacho Panzanella + Corn and Barley Salad

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: We're fighting salad-related misunderstandings, one dinner at a time.</i><p>It is not new information that cheese and wine get better with …

Food Preservation

1493

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>From the author of <i>1491—</i>the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.<p>More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each …

How I Used a Paint Can to Forge a Rugged Knife [Video]

Hackett relies on his ingenuity to turn spring steel into an edged blade.<p>Before bows and arrows, language, and even vertical foreheads, some of our ancestors survived by industriously chipping rocks into sharp tools. Today we take metal knives for granted, yet few are made to survive a world …

Crossbows

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Japanese Cooking Made Simple: A Japanese Cookbook with Authentic Recipes for Ramen, Bento, Sushi & More

• <b>Author:</b> Salinas Press<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>Cooking a wide variety of Japanese meals doesn't have to require a lot of effort, multiple cookbooks, and guesswork. Here's the key to making delicious Japanese food at home tonight.</b><p>People love Japanese cuisine, but very few prepare it themselves. …

Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

BACKPACKER'S Best Recipes: Breakfast

• <b>Author:</b> Backpacker Magazine<p>Don’t hit the trail hungry! Start off your backcountry adventures off right with these easy, tasty recipes from the BACKPACKER cookbook, including:<p>Trout Benedict<br>Power Oatmeal <br>French Toast<br>Herb-Scrambled Eggs<br>Sierra Scrambled Eggs<br>Summer Sausage Breakfast Hash<br>Salami Breakfast …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Battle Cry of Freedom

• <b>Author:</b> James M. McPherson<p>Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, …

The Bully Pulpit

• <b>Author:</b> Doris Kearns Goodwin<p>One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by <i>The New York Time</i>s<i>, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor,</i> and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” …

Perfect Coffee at Home

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Haft & Harrison Suarez<p>Perfect Coffee at Home is the definitive guide to coffee, told through the eyes of two Marines looking to make the most of their morning coffee ritual.<p>In this first-of-its-kind digital book, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez will take you through the third wave …

Fire and Smoke

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Lilly<p><b>Grill like a pro with 100 expert recipes--and tips--in this cookbook from Big Bob Gilson Bar-B-Q's executive chef, Chris Lilly.</b> <br>World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly combines the speed of grilling with the smoky flavors of low-and-slow barbecue for great meals any night of the …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 25th Anniversary Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Zraly<p>Let’s pop a cork and drink a toast to America’s very best, most popular wine course! Windows on the World Complete Wine Course is celebrating its silver anniversary, and this classic volume now has new, updated material that wine lovers will savor.<p>For this new edition, Kevin …

Saveur Easy Asian

• <b>Author:</b> James Oseland<p>From the editors of America's favorite culinary magazine, SAVEUR Easy Asian features 34 recipes for authentic classics like crunchy spring rolls and succulent dumplings, refreshing green papaya salad, spicy curries, and stir-fried noodles. Learn how joyfully simple it is to …

Saveur Easy Italian

• <b>Author:</b> The editors of Saveur Magazine<p>From the editors of America's favorite culinary magazine, SAVEUR Easy Italian features 30 recipes for authentic classics like soulful minestrone soup, seasonal pasta, and luscious panna cotta. Learn how joyfully simple Italian fare is to prepare—and create …

Williams-Sonoma Soup

• <b>Author:</b> Diane Rossen Worthington<p>Soup is the original comfort food. After all, what could be more satisfying than a purée of butternut squash topped with a dollop of cream? But soup can be refreshing as well—think of a medley of spring vegetables simmered with fresh herbs.<p>Williams Sonoma Collection …

Smokin' with Myron Mixon

• <b>Author:</b> Myron Mixon & Kelly Alexander<p><b>The secret to the best barbecue from the man who barbecues the best: Keep it simple!</b> <br>In the world of competitive barbecue, nobody’s won more prize money, more trophies, or more adulation than Myron Mixon. And he comes by it honestly: From the time he was old …

The Bar Book

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffrey Morgenthaler<p>Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. …