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Celebrate Earth Day With These 21 Products Made From 100% Recycled Material

Make the Earth a better place this Earth Day, one trendy product at a time.

Shopping

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

Try This Sequence of 5 Fantastic Ab Exercises

The Pilates series of five is a popular sequence of Pilates mat ab exercises that you can put in any workout you do. If you are basically following …

Workouts

10 great road trip books to travel with this spring break

Enjoy the ride

Books

Everyone Argues. Here's How Persuasive People Do It Differently.

Unless you have Dalai Lama levels of patience and tolerance or hate confrontation, you probably engage in arguments on a fairly regular basis.<p>That’s not necessarily a bad thing; A 2010 study out of the University of Michigan found that a little arguing here and there can be good for your health, …

University of Michigan

9 books to read if you want to change careers

Transforming your professional life can feel like an overwhelming task.<p>Where do you start in designing a new reality that will fit you well and bring you joy?<p>This type of career planning requires an element of inspiration along with wise counsel and practical advice. The best books for the purpose …

Oprah Winfrey

Leslie Jamison Wants You to Rethink Your Drunk Literary Heroes

In her new, mammoth memoir The Recovering, Leslie Jamison is rewriting the narrative of addiction.<p>Three years ago, Leslie Jamison’s surprise-hit essay collection, <i>The Empathy Exams</i>, shot out of the dark onto the New York Times bestseller list. In those essays—about everything from ultramarathoners …

Books

The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe movement went mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare... what’s driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice<p>Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, …

Green Living

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country: What song can you not get out of your head? Each time, we end up with a collection of new tunes and local favorites that's as varied as you can imagine.<p>For this month's playlist, we consulted with friends as far-flung as …

New Albums

This student’s ‘late for class’ dance is the stuff of legends

Nobody likes being late for class. It’s embarrassing to walk in past all of your classmates, who clearly have their lives together more than you, and …

Southwestern Ontario

Essential Rules for Living Life As a Writer

Living the Writing Life - Essential Rules for Authors<p>Updated February 26, 2017<p>How do you live the writer's life?<p>Over the years, this Book Publishing …

Writing

A reflection of what Reno is now

Midway through his 1940 Western classic “The Ox-Bow Incident,” author Walter Van Tilburg Clark paints the barren Nevada landscape that is the …

Mark Twain

Cumin-Lime Roasted Chickpeas Is a Crunchy Fiber-Packed Snack

Preparation<p>Pre-heat oven to 400 F.<br>• Rinse and drain chickpeas and blot with a paper towel to remove all moisture. Don’t skip this step or your …

Food & Dining

The Mind is Flat by Nick Chater review – we have no hidden depths

There is no subconscious, no ‘inner life’ that holds the secret of understanding ourselves, argues a behavioural psychologist. We improvise and can change<p>You probably think you have beliefs, desires, fears, a personality, an “inner life”, maybe even a subconscious. Poppycock, says Nick Chater, a …

Consciousness

The 1 Book You Should Read If You're Struggling With Body Acceptance

For all the artful presentation and obsessive documentation of food that's saturated Western media in recent years (especially since the dawn of …

It's the vertical, stupid: How many days should I budget for a high route?

In just 2.3 miles, the Pfiffner Traverse climbs Thunderbolt Creek, tops out at Paiute Pass, and drops steeply on the other side to Pawnee Pass Trail. …

Peri Peri African Chicken Recipe

"This is a great spicy marinade recipe, a traditional African dish, great for BBQ. Nice with salad and fries, but I like adding it to a pita with …

Cooking

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

5 Basic Fermented Food Recipes for Better Gut Health

If you find yourself in a veggie rut (because the day will come when you can’t possibly sauté another bunch of spinach), you may be tempted to …

Food

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness

This Honey-Sriracha Salmon Is What Dreams Are Made Of — Delicious Links

Are you looking for a fresh take on salmon to make your weeknight meals a little more fun? This recipe is the answer. It strikes a perfect balance …

Seafood

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s …

Time Management

5 Seriously Hot Books To Read If You Couldn't Get Enough Of 'Fifty Shades'

Love them or hate them, the <i>Fifty Shades</i> books and movies were a reminder of how hot and exciting erotic literature can be. Sure, you can find porn …

Books

Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have ready a 9-inch oven-safe skillet (cast iron is perfect).<p>2. Using a mandoline, slice the vegetables into rounds …

Cooking

Moist Honey Cake Recipe

This moist honey cake is an ideal breakfast and sweet treat for any season. Rich, moist, and very delicious, here is the recipe:<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>440 grams …

Dessert

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Required reading for white America from a group of black writers and academics

This nation has always been riven when it comes to race. Recall that disagreements over slavery and inequality ran so deep that the Founding Fathers …

13 gut-bustingly funny books to get you through tough times

Books to make you laugh out loud

Books