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Dinner for Two: Braised Short Ribs With Honey, Soy, and Orange

As a cooking couple, we're aware of a lot of the clichés that link food with romance. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. The couple that braises together...<i>stayses</i> together. You know, the classics.<p>It is true that if you can work together and communicate well in the kitchen, if you can …

Five Tenkara Fly Fishing Techniques That Really Work

We enjoy tenkara fly fishing here in Alaska because it lets us focus on trout instead of fussing with gear. Whether you’re new to this timeless style …

Fishing

20 Cheap and Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes You Need in Your Life

Utilizing your slow cooker is one of the easiest ways to not only cook more at home, but also to stick to your budget. You can throw just about anything — from pantry staples to affordable cuts of meat — into a slow cooker and let it simmer for hours, and you'll get a hearty, flavorful meal that …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

These Scallion Pancakes Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

When Sue Li's family moved from Taiwan to Texas, they were homesick for one dish: these scallion pancakes.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them.</i> …

Food & Dining

18 Easy Bento Box Lunches for the Ultimate Girl Boss

After settling back into the office after a summer vacay, it’s daunting to come up with new (and nutritious!) lunch ideas. Pulling an extra meal together can seem like just one more boring checkbox on your already long to-do list. Bento box lunch ideas to the rescue! These cute little lunch boxes …

10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels

Each school year Cheryl Mizerny's 6th graders explore three whole novels as a class. In this post, she shares the 10 techniques she's developed to …

What Every Teacher of Reading Should Do According to my Students

I have watched in amazement day upon day as our 7th graders have fallen into reading. Have become still. Have been whisked away to other worlds with …

What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners

Fully 92 percent of American teenagers go online daily. More than half of them do so several times a day and a quarter are online “almost constantly.”<p>…

11 Books to Read If You Love Stephen King

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

10 Dishes You Loved in April

From Hillstone recipes to more Hillstone recipes (and a few bonus dishes!), these are the dishes you loved most in April.<p>From Hillstone recipes to more Hillstone recipes (and a few bonus dishes!), these are the dishes you loved most in April.

Cooking

Helping Your Students Learn To Reflect On Their Learning

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The Post

Read "Skullpocket," One of the Year's Best SF Stories—And One of the Creepiest Stories in Years

<i>The very first volume of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series just came out, guest-edited by Joe Hill. It includes stories by Jo</i> …

Mind

23 Best Biceps Exercises for Men | Men's Health

The 23 Best Biceps Exercises<p>Pump up your guns with these sleeve-busting biceps exercises<p>Who doesn’t love to work their guns? No one, that’s who. (Except the guys on Facebook that’ll say training your biceps is stupid.)<p>The fact is, muscular arms make you look fit. And since you can expose them …

9 Awesome Frittata Ideas to Make for Breakfast (or Right Now!)

Frittatas are so easy and healthy, why wouldn't you make one for a weekday breakfast?<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a</i> …

Breakfast

The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

Share the post "The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written"<p>Dune (Frank Herbert)<p>Often quoted as “Science Fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings”. And …

How to make a story stand out: Market-ready writing

A big part of building an audience for your fiction is knowing how to make a story stand out in a crowded market. There is so much advice that says …

Writing

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …

Cooking

Teaching Flash Fiction to Developing Writers: Insights and Stories from Three Students and Their Professor (Part One)

<b>Part One: “What Short Short Stories Tell Us About Being Human”</b><p>T<i>oday on the blog, we are excited to feature the first post in a two-part series from</i> …

Bodyweight Cardio Workout: Metabolic Jacks

It only involves one exercise: jumping jacks. But we’re not talking about the boring old-school calisthenic you did in gym class. These 4 unique—but intense—versions of the exercise will get your muscles burning and heart pumping in no time.<p>Watch the video above to see Gaddour perform the workout. …

Bodyweight Cardio Workout: The Low-Impact Leanout

Here’s how it works: Hold a split squat position with your right foot forward. Drive your arms back and forth as if you’re running for 20 seconds, and then rest 10 seconds. Repeat with your left leg forward for 20 seconds. Continue to alternate sides for 8 rounds total. If that’s too easy, drop …

Bodyweight Cardio Workout: 4-Minute Climb and Chop

If you want to increase the intensity, progress the movements. Alternate between semicircle mountain climbers and low rotational chops.<p>And if you want an even <i>bigger</i> challenge? Create a 20-minute calorie-torching workout. Following the same time format of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest, …

Bodyweight Cardio Workout: 4-Minute Hop and Tap

Cardio Week 2015! Hop and Tap<p>Don't underestimate this 4-minute workout. Go all-out, and it'll leave you soaked<p>You might see the name of this workout and think it’s a children’s recess game or a new dance move. But don’t let the title fool you. If you go hard and you go fast, this 4-minute workout …

Bodyweight Cardio Workout: 20-Minute Monster Circuit

Go out with a bang. The last workout in <i>Men’s Health</i> Cardio Week combines 8 exercises into one monster calorie-burning circuit that you can do anywhere.<p>You’ll perform the following movements in a row: jumping jack, mountain climber, skater hop, donkey kick, skier swing, breakdancer, sprinter step, …

Circuit Week 2015! Pure Power Workout

Build explosive strength with this 30-minute circuit<p>Welcome to <i>Men’s Health</i> circuit week, where you’ll find a brand-new routine every day.<p>Yes, we know it’s 2015, but just in case, you need a definition: A training circuit usually consists of 3 or more exercises done back-to-back with little or no …

Workouts

30-Minute Strength Circuit Workout

(For more workouts that rev your metabolism, check out <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners</i>, a cutting-edge fitness program that packs three intense 20-minute equipment-free workouts into one DVD.)<p><b>How it works</b><br>Grab a pair of 25-pound dumbbells and perform the following 5 exercises in a row: dumbbell front …

Extreme Endurance Circuit Workout

(For a full program that combines strength and conditioning training to attack your spare tire, check out <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>. One guy lost 18 pounds of fat in just 6 weeks.)<p>And since all the exercises in this circuit are unilateral—or one-sided—you’ll also prevent muscle imbalances and increase …