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The 29 Modern Classics Every Gentleman Needs To Read

The modern gentleman knows more about the world than what he sees around him, or what he's experienced.<p>That means the modern gentleman reads books — he collects knowledge. And he doesn't stop at the classics— he's also caught up with today's greatest literary works.<p>We've put together a list of …

Books

Lemon Souffle Pancakes With Strawberries

When you feel like having a luxurious breakfast at home, give these soufflé pancakes a try. They're deliciously lemony and as fluffy as can be, thanks to the beaten egg whites that are gently folded in. Served with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup, the warm cakes make for a very …

Breakfast

24 Awesome Summer Recipes You Don't Have to Cook

24 recipes you don't need to cook on the stove or in the oven, from Mexican ceviche tacos to a chilled tomato soup.<p>When it's pushing 90 degrees, the sun's blazing into your windows, and not even a cold shower will give you refuge from the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your stove or …

Cooking

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

<i>Creativity, Inc.</i> is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the …

Bullish Thinking: The AdvisorÂs Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street

<i>Bullish Thinking</i> is packed with hard-hitting true stories of financial professionals who have faced the many job stressors that fill this competitive …

The 10 Best-Loved Books Of 2013

While I never had any doubt that Farnam Streeters are the smartest people on the internet, the data once again tells that story too.<p>Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius' great wisdom: "A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake." From …

Books

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

Investing

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

Cooking

4 Restaurant Recipes Requested by Readers, from Eggs to Oysters

Four recipes—for baked eggs, lamb, pasta, and oysters—our readers requested from restaurants in Vermont, Oregon, New Orleans, and New York<p>We love when our readers find awesome recipes for us to print. Though we’re always looking for the next hot dish, we can’t be everywhere at once, and we rely on …

Eggs

Open-Face Bacon-and-Egg Sandwiches with Arugula

Makes 2 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 bacon slices, halved crosswise<p>1<p>1 4-inch square ciabatta or focaccia bread, halved horizontally<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>4 large thin tomato slices<p>1<p>1 small shallot, chopped<p>1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar<p>1 cup (packed) …

Sandwiches

A Once-A-Week Ab Workout To Build A Rock-Solid Core

<i>By Nora Tobin for Shape.com</i><p>Just as a well-built house starts with a solid foundation, a truly fit body starts with a strong core. Whether you're hoisting weights, chasing balls, or just sitting up straight at a desk, your core muscles help you do it better, with less effort and less risk of …

Top 10 Yoga Postures for Strength

Yoga is more than just stretching and relaxation. Daily yoga practice includes a comprehensive system that builds strength in the body and mind. My journey in yoga has been from weakness to strength in every sense possible. There are some key postures that helped me access the deep reservoir of …

Skip the Takeout! Make Your Own Sesame Chicken

Who doesn’t love sesame chicken? We guarantee you’ll love this homemade version just as much as delivery. Plus, it’s a much healthier option, even if it takes a bit more than accessing your speed dial.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>salt ( 1/2 teaspoon )<br>• low-sodium chicken stock ( 1/2 cup )<br>• toasted sesame …

Food & Dining

11 Books Startup Founders Should Read Before Pitching VCs For Money

And what better way to prepare than by hitting the books?<p>We've asked around the Business Insider newsroom and scoured the Web, collecting 11 books that will help startup founders hone their pitch, build their confidence, and better their salesmanship — all while giving them the tools to take a …

Self-improvement

27 Business Leaders Name Their Favorite Books Ever

Many of them cite books — whether strategy guides or novels — that inspired them or changed the way they think.

Books

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Movies

Ground Beef Recipes That Go Beyond Burgers

We know that people don't typically get excited when ground beef is what's for dinner -- unless it means hamburgers, of course. But listen guys, ground beef is the workhorse of many great recipes. Lasagna wouldn't be as hearty. Chili would lack its heartiness. And meatballs would cease to exist. …

Get the Abs You Crave, in an Amount of Time

The incredible disappearing workout<p>You heard of this thing, the Eight-Minute Abs? Yeah, well this is gonna blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: Seven-Minute Abs. Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see Eight-Minute Abs sittin' there, there's Seven-Minute Abs right beside …

The 20 Best Blueberry Recipes Around

Even though we’re dedicating July to ice cream here at Brit HQ, who says you have to limit yourself to one food celebration per month? July also happens to be National Blueberry Month and, with that in mind, we turn our attention to Violet Beauregard’s favorite fruit, blueberries!<p>1. Blueberry …

Breakfast

Tenth of December: Stories

<b>NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</b><p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR …

And the Mountains Echoed

<b>An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.</b><p>Khaled Hosseini, the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Kite</i> …

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out …

The Interestings: A Novel

<b>From New York Times–bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a new novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair),</b> …

Drink Your Melon with This Cocktail! Melon Stand Cocktail

Melon Stand Cocktail<p><i>Adapted from The PDT Cocktail Book (cocktail created by Jane Danger, Summer 2008)</i><p>Serves 1<p>2 ounces Plymouth gin<br>1 ounce watermelon …

Watermelon

Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>2 medium eggplants (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise<p>1 1/2 pounds tomatoes<p>1 pound mixed summer squash, halved lengthwise<p>1 red bell pepper<p>8 scallions, trimmed<p>3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>Freshly ground black …

Cream Puffs

Makes about 16 Servings<p>The cream puff is the Eiffel Tower of Parisian pastries: iconic, beloved, and displayed everywhere. The recipe is so irrefutably timeless that even Pierre Hermé, France's most famous (and endlessly innovative) pastry chef, still uses the formula he learned as a 14-year-old …