Asmah Abdul-Hamid

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The 11 Best Books of 2014 That You Can Spend 2015 Reading

Did you read any books this year? I hope so! It was a great year for women writers, who dominated critics lists (spoiler alert: including ours), highly anticipated follow-ups, and out-of-left-field debuts.<p>No? Maybe you pretended to read a book this year, lugging around that copy of <i>Oblomov</i> waiting …

5 Low-Cost Apps to Make Your Computer Run Super Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sluggish computers can be a real drag on productivity. What's more frustrating than watching a computer struggle to complete what used to be an easy task when then machine was new?<p>Most computers run slowly not because the hardware has …

Why using the dishwasher is the latest cooking phenomenon

The oven has long been the conventional cooking method of choice, but how about using the dishwasher?<p>Using a dishwasher to cook meals has become an increasingly popular cooking technique, and the results are reportedly surprisingly good.<p>Italian food writer Lisa Casali has said that food can be …

Eight Ways I Hacked My Tiny Apartment to Fit All My Stuff

Decluttering is an unending art form. Sometimes, the solution is to get rid of things you don't need, but other times you have to keep a bunch of …

5 Pro Tips That Can Transform Your Closet

<i>We may not all have the double-doored, walk-in, shelf-lined, perfectly lit closet that we dream about, but that doesn't mean we can't make the most</i> …

How to make Ramen Burgers

Blueberry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta + Caramelized Shallots

Blueberry Pizza with Whipped Ricotta + Caramelized Shallots.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 26, 2013 88<p>Don’t freak out.<p>This isn’t weird. I swear.<p>But this pizza? …

Dress Up Your Dresser with 20 Delightful DIYs

Here at Brit + Co, we’re all about adding creativity to your daily life. One thing we love is putting a DIY twist on things you use everyday. And since we love getting inventive with our clothes, what about their homes? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 awesome DIYs to upgrade your dresser. …

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Rose Prince's Baking Club: pitta bread

Our weekly column signposts the path to delectable dough and biscuit bliss. Today: pitta bread.<p>There are some things you never forget: your mother’s hot Sunday puddings or the first bite, eyes closed, of a fresh jam doughnut. These are foregone, “what’s not to love?” conclusions, but there are also …

Do men make better bakers?

With the new series of 'The Great British Bake Off' starting on Tuesday, keen amateur baker Andrew Brown explores the manly side of the activity - and why two out of three of the previous winners have been men.<p>I was never one for hobbies. Growing up, I didn’t collect stamps or model trains. I …

Should we care that smart women aren't having kids?

It seems that women these days are too clever for their own good, at least when it comes to making babies. Research emerging from the London School of Economics examining the links between intelligence and maternal urges in women claims that more of the former means less of the latter. In an ideal …

My favourite dish: Christine McFadden's raspberry chocolate tartlets

A heavenly pairing of raspberry and chocolate in delicious pastry cases.<p>“This dish has proved to be a winner in my cookery classes,” says the food writer Christine McFadden, who hosts half-day sessions at her 17th-century house in Dorset. “It’s perfect for the time of year, and the raspberries, …

Broccolini and Feta Galette

Pies and tarts don't always have to be sweet. This savory rustic tart matches broccolini with salty feta for a delicious meal wrapped in a pretty package.