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The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2014. Ranked in no particular order.

Books

Poaching in Olive Oil

- <b>Amanda</b><p>A few years ago, before sous vide infiltrated restaurant kitchens, every other menu featured a "slow-cooked" fish or shellfish. Slow cooking may sound like a daunting technique, but it's really just what it advertises -- fish or shellfish cooked gently and patiently over low heat, usually in …

Seafood

Food and Drink - Recipes, Inspiration | HuffPost

How to Poach Fish

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: How to</i> …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

What Every Young Designer Should Know, From Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare

The Mac pixel queen boils down her advice for young designers to two simple rules.<p>If you’re reading this on a computer, you owe a debt to Susan Kare, the pioneering designer behind the original Macintosh’s icons and the first digital typefaces like Chicago, which proved that computers could have …

Slow Cooker Lebanese Red Lentil Soup

Unlike most lentils, red lentils cook quickly. This version, a take on the traditional Lebanese soup, is done in the slow cooker. After it's done cooking, it's punched up with a bit of vinegar, puréed, and garnished with onions, cilantro, and a spurt of fresh lemon.<p>When cooking, even in the slow …

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Homemade Gift Ideas

<i>How to make homemade shaving cream with coconut oil and shea butter that smells of a delicious rosemary-mint pairing. Great for personalized</i> …

Skin Care

Dear World, Please Stop Pitying My Long-Distance Relationship

We all know the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” but does anyone really believe that anymore? My guess is no, because of the negative …

Bedtime Wind-Down: 10 Tips for Better Zzzs

There's no doubt that sleep issues contribute to both mental and physical health problems and also to societal stress. For proof, look no farther than the Metro North train accident on Dec. 1, 2013. Reportedly, the train's engineer fell asleep at the controls as the train approached a curve. Also …

25 Amazing Things for 2014

Products, materials and services that made us look twice.<p>The world is teeming with incredible stuff. Here, our highly opinionated list of products, materials and services that made us look twice — and that we totally fell for.

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

Get a great butt!

Hey, if people are saying your booty is too good to be true, it must mean all your hard work is paying off, right? So whether or not this photo was doctored, we know one thing—Photoshop isn't the only way to get an envy-inducing backside. Check out these amazing workouts to get a stronger, sexier …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Road Trip: Los Angeles

Explore the back roads and ocean drives of Los Angeles and beyond.<p>Los Angeles is far too sprawling a metropolis to visit like a traditional city, and its notorious traffic can make even short distances seem oceans apart. (Remember “Carmageddon”? Last July, a planned weekend shutdown of a ten-mile …

California

Jen Selter: 'Belfies' & Having the Sexiest Ass Ever | Cosmopolitan

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Food Preservation

25 Ways to Use Chestnuts

’Tis the season to be roasting chestnuts over open fires (or something like that). Preparing chestnuts can be a pain, but the aroma that will fill …

9 Cities That Get Better With Friends

The narrow trails between Italy's Cinque Terre look as if they were designed especially for couples. And the glacial plains of Iceland are so pristine, they pretty much beg you to visit alone. In Paris, all you'll want to do is sip an intimate cup of coffee with your best friend.<p>Europe has a city …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Power Up! 3 Paleo Breakfasts That Will Give You TONS Of Energy

Photographed By Tommy Kearns.<p>Like many busy people, I've always had a complicated relationship with breakfast. For years, more often than not, …

How to Draw a Skull

Knowing how to draw a skull can help you out if you want to draw realistic looking people.<p>Method 1<p>Front-View Skull<p>1<p><b>Draw a circle.</b><p>2<p><b>Draw a barrel shape</b> …

Illustration

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Zagat

Best of L.A. 2013: Your Key to the City

Best Of L.A. 2013<p>It’s nearly impossible to cover a city this sprawling — 470 square miles of awesomeness, 6,499 miles of streets and 3.7 million …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

25 Unusual Ways To Repurpose Your Jeans

An old pair of jeans is either distressed to perfection and fits like a glove, or simply last season’s news. When you come across the latter, resist the urge to add to your cut off collection and instead, transform this durable and versatile fabric into something totally wow-worthy. From unique …