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43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

Get ready to say goodbye to Mad Men, welcome back Toni Morrison, and get Furious again, as your Creative Calendar for April ushers in spring.<p>It’s no longer April Fools’ Day, so you can trust that there are no hilarious pranks in this month’s entertainment forecast. Let’s leave the pranks to …

13 Must-Read Books for April

April showers mean plenty of rainy days to curl up with a good book. If you’re looking for some buzz-y books to add to your reading list, you can’t go wrong with the 13 on this list. From your favorite ’90s scary story teller, R. L. Stine, to a gripping memoir by Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, …

6-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

<b>Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 large red onions (you can use yellow if you prefer)<p>1 (3-4 pound) chuck roast<p>2 tsp. Celtic sea salt<p>3/4 tsp. freshly ground …

Cooking

55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

What's for dinner tonight? These 55 great recipes for beans.<p>Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. Maybe THAT'S why they're called the magical fruit… Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes!

78 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Almond Biscotti Recipe

<b>Serves about 48</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup almonds or hazelnuts<p>2 tsp. unsalted butter<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking sheet and work surface<p>1 cup …

Dessert

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

These new reads will make you look forward to a few hours stuck on a crowded plane or at an airport. Bonus: The hardcover versions also block out the …

Favourite recipes from Zarine Khan’s new cookbook

Over the years, Zarine Khan's great dinner parties have been the stuff of legend in the Indian film industry. This August, the star wife, and mother …

Recipes

Our Most Pinned Breakfast Recipes

These greatest hits have good looks, taste delicious and are a step up from the same old morning meal.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>An Egg Dish That Could Double …

The Amazing Vegetable You Only Thought You Didn't Like...

You aren't alone: Many people find broccoli overpowering, but this surprisingly delicious recipe will turn you around. Plus, how to fall in love with …

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Whether you're on vacation or need a vacation from your vacation, you'll be swept away by these extraordinary new releases, ranging from hilarious to …

Books

Ridiculously Easy Dinners to Make on Vacation

These fuss-free dishes require minimal utensils and hardly any clean-up—and taste fresh, summery and even better with a cold drink.<p>A Fresh, Crispy …

14 No-Fail Potluck Dishes Everyone Will Want the Recipes For

Appetizers, sides, mains and desserts that are a snap to make ahead, easy to throw in a car and guaranteed to wow the crowd.<p>Caramelized Onion and …

Mostly Egg White Frittata with Basil, Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

<b>Servings: Makes 2 servings</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 whole large eggs<p>6 egg whites<p>1 zucchini , cut in half lengthwise, then into1/4-inchsemi circles<p>1/3 cup halved …

Dr. Oz's Favorite Home Remedies

Creamed Spinach Recipe

<b>Serves 8 to 10</b><p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds frozen chopped spinach or fresh spinach<br>• 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter<br>• 5 Tbsp. flour<br>• 4 cups warm milk<br>• 1 tsp. kosher salt<br>• 1 tsp. …

Eric Ripert's Goat Cheese and Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Some of our all-time favorite fiction and nonfiction reads will be having their debuts as films in the next three months. Here's what to enjoy on the …

Almond Biscotti

I'm not really a lingerer at the table. For a little lady, I take serious bites (and I like second helpings while they're still warm, please). But at …