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One-Bag Dinners

A single trip to the grocery store is your ticket to a world tour of flavors in these Monday-to-Friday mains.<p>Get the shopping list<p><b>monday</b><br>Baked Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes <b><br>tuesday</b><br>Tortilla Pie<b><br>wednesday</b><br>Chicken Piccata <b><br>thursday</b><br>Sauteed Cajun Shrimp<b><br>friday</b><br>Linguine Arrabbiata

Food

How to make pasta salad that's unique and delicious

You know what nobody cares for at a party? A bowl of limp, mayo-slicked noodles masquerading as pasta salad. So give them what they really want …

These 16 Golden Milk Recipes Are the Tastiest Health Hack Ever

If you haven’t heard, turmeric is having a golden moment. The yellow spice has been dominating our Pinterest and Instagram feeds, and for good reason! This spice has been recognized for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to reduce inflammation (the root of all disease), heal …

5 Ways Picking Up a Pen Can Make You Smarter

How sometimes opting for old-fashioned pen and paper can boost your brain power.<p>When's the last time you wrote something using actual pen and paper?<p>If you're still scratching your head and trying to come up with an answer, you're not alone. One recent British survey of 2,000 adults found that …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

How to cultivate winning writing habits

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

The 9 Best Tips On Writing From Ernest Hemingway

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

The Simple Trick That Helped My Kids Become Amazing Writers

<i>How can I tell my 15-year-old daughter she is awful at writing? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Elliot S Maggin, father of two beautiful and spectacularly successful grown kids, on …

Four Classic Easy Pasta Sauces—Make Now, Freeze for Later

There are certain nights when nothing but a heaping bowl of pasta will do. The from-scratch recipes below take about as much time to make as a …

Cooking

Life-Changing 6 Ingredient Spaghetti Carbonara

For many years — really since we met — Matt and I have cooked together. Not really for each other but with each other. But since we’ve added three …

Italian Food

Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems You Can DIY

One of my favorite small space hacks is swapping your bookcases for wall-mounted shelving. We've created roundups of wall mounted shelving systems …

Storage Ideas

15 Freezer Meals to Take to New Moms

Since you had so much fun doing all of the last-minute baby shower DIYs for your bestie, you’ll <i>love</i> treating her to some freezer-friendly meals now that her little bundle of joy has finally arrived. Her days are going to be full of late-night feedings and trying desperately to iron out that …

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<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. Today, senior designer</i> …

Dessert

20 best Chinese recipes: part 4

Ken Hom’s steamed fish Cantonese style<p>Steaming fish is a great southern Chinese tradition, and it is my favourite method of cooking fish. Nothing masks the fresh taste of the fish, which remains moist and tender at the same time, and you can savour the combination of the other ingredients.<p>Serves</b> …

Food & Dining

Formulaic Freedom: Get Students to Abandon Writing Formulas

As a writing teacher, I'm bewildered by challenges facing both students with the writing process and teachers desperately trying to impart tips in an …

If You’re Having Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong: Andrew Kevin Walker On Screenwriting

The legendary screenwriting veteran behind Se7en has a new film coming out, and a lot to say about not letting the industry eat you alive.<p>Never underestimate the power of a mistake. Andrew Kevin Walker’s entire career may have hinged on one.<p>It all started with the then-fledgling writer’s …

To Be, or Not to Be—a Writer, That Is

Salman Rushdie talks Shakespeare while teaching a class for exceptional high-school writing students<p>As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, it might seem that all the questions regarding the Bard and his work have been asked, if not answered.<p>But here’s one I hadn’t heard …

High School

5 Tips for Powerful Writing

If you want to write more powerfully-- whether it's the next great novel or memoir, or simply emails to friends, family and colleagues, journal entries, speeches or presentations for work, or even your holiday card letter, here are some words that might help, inspired by Girl Friday Productions-- …

23 Thai dishes you can make at home

1 /23: Shrimp pad thai<p>1/23 :Shrimp pad thai<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>This popular stir-fried noodle dish is a favorite for a reason. Try it for yourself.<p>2 /23: …

Thailand

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Learn to Wean Yourself Off of Candy Crush and Facebook With These 7 Simple Productivity Hacks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ping, ping, ping…. and I lost… again.<p>I can’t seem to get past this level of Candy Crack (my circle of friends’ affectionate name for this addictive game). And now I’ve wasted another hour of my precious time playing games online instead …

Is it fair for Shakespeare to overshadow Cervantes?

<b>Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare died days apart, 400 years ago, each of them a giant in his own language and literary tradition. But a difference in the scale of quatercentenary celebrations in their respective countries and around the world is leading some fans of the author of Don</b> …

Literature

33 Ideas For Your Most Organized Kitchen Ever

#11 is a total game-changer.<p>Struggling to keep your kitchen organized? Don't stress, there's hope for your biggest (and smallest) problem spots. Plus, get our best cabinet and pantry organization ideas. Who has the most organized kitchen on the block? Oh, that'd be <i>you</i>.

Spices

A Ridiculously Long List Of Easy DIY Projects For Your Home

Ready to roll up your sleeves?<p>Channel your creative side with these totally easy DIY projects. From DIY life hacks to home decor ideas, we rounded up some of our favorite tutorials so you can get your craft on!<p>1. 15 Simple DIY Gifts For Everyone On Your List<p>Make the gift-giving process fun and …

Hacking

53 Cool Cucumber Recipes That Are Shockingly Easy

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

Cooking

15 Vegetarian Tacos *Perfect* for Meatless Monday

Even if you’re a major meat lover, it’s nice to set aside Mondays to fill your body with plant-based meals. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a week of healthy eating and give yourself *tons* of energy. Tacos can be a regular part of your meal regimen, thanks in part to the Taco Cleanse Diet, …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk of life, for that matter – for their gender, but here we are again. Last weekend, author and New Journalism father Gay Talese was asked to name women …

Books

Frustrated With Campaign Rhetoric, Muslims Turn To Political Activism

For months, the two leading Republican candidates have tried to prove they're tough on Muslims. Donald Trump famously introduced the idea of a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, and then, last month, the businessman-turned-politician said he believes "Islam hates us." Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has …

Religion