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20 Delicious Budget-Friendly Meals

When money is tight, everything's more stressful, including decisions about what to eat for dinner. Boxed mac and cheese—and even this homemade version, which costs about three bucks a serving—gets tiring. While your grocery store's prices may vary, you should be able to make all 20 of these …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

9 pantry-friendly recipes for a snow day

We’re guessing some of you may be stuck inside due to the weather, so here are some of our favorite pantry-friendly ideas from the Recipe Finder to warm up your house and your spirits. Of course, depending on how stocked your pantry is, you may need to make some substitutions. We’ve offered our …

Weather

Roadtripping Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest archi-hits

This year marks the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect.<p>While New Yorkers are most familiar with his last major …

Living and Loving Through Loss: Beautiful Letters of Consolation from Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Words of comfort and compassion from Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dickens.<p><i>“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be,”</i> Joan Didion wrote in her classic memoir of loss. But however uncertain its guise may …

Slow Cooker 2

• <b>Author:</b> Sally Wise<p>From Australia's number one slow cooking author comes this much anticipated new book of 128 brand-new recipes for slow cookers. In 2009, Sally Wise's SLOW COOKER became an overnight success - not just the best known and best loved of the slow cooker books, but the biggest selling, …

The 10 Best Countries in the World

There's a "best of" list for nearly everything—the best countries for expats, the best places to go in 2018, the best pizza in Italy (you're welcome). Now, U.S. News & World Report has released a veritable best-of-the-best list, with its annual "Best Countries" index. This study is no joke: They …

Roast Chicken with Crispy Chickpeas and Kale

Leave it to Melissa Clark to know exactly what we want in a dinner recipe: a sheet pan chicken that's simple but elegant. The <i>New York Times</i> food …

Stuck Inside of Stockholm with the Nobel Blues Again

Two months have passed since the 2016 Nobel Prizes were doled out in Stockholm to a worthy group of physicists, chemists, economists, and such, with …

Literature

Poem of the week: An Exhortation by PB Shelley

The Romantic poet casts worldly light on his profession in a playful and complex analogy with the chameleon<p><b>An Exhortation</b><p>Chameleons feed on light and air:<br>Poets’ food is love and fame:<br>If in this wide world of care<br>Poets could but find the same<br>With as little toil as they,<br>Would they ever change their …

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Ericsson

16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer

Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.

Architecture

Want to Raise Kids with a Moral Center? Always Do This

They will imitate what you do and say. Make what you do and say worth imitating.<p>We're all born imitators.<p>One of the reasons a baby learns to smile so young is that the parents are always smiling. We mimic what we see and hear. In some cases, what we see and hear isn't so great.<p>When my kids were …

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

15 best children's books of all time

Liquid Lava: Yosemite's Firefall Is Back

Yosemite National Park is an outdoor icon known for its ancient sequoias, the towering cliffs of Half Dome, El Capitan, and its thousands of …

California city could become the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

The city of Lancaster, California is one step closer to becoming a Zero Net Energy city – the very first in the U.S. The proposed ordinance, recently …

Clean Energy

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Got nagging questions about this big buy? Pull up a seat for the 411.<p><b>What types of arms are cool?</b><p>Generally, the rounder the arm, the more traditional …

Sofa

How to Take Landscape Photos

Get tips for taking great photos of landscapes in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Freely Available Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has made around 375,000 images of public-domain artworks from its collections freely available …

Books

Circular garden walkway cuts straight through Japanese timber home

Serious gardeners love to have their green space as close to their home as possible, but one Japanese couple’s love for gardening has literally come …

Landscaping

First time Jerusalem: top tips for your visit to the Holy City

Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. It’s also one of the most magical – and disputed – places in the Middle East. If the description ‘living history’ truly applies anywhere in the world, it applies here.<p>But the Old …

Be a Better Hostess: Always Make a Chocolate Cake

When planning dessert, I often gloss over the chocolate cake. Is it too decadent? Too simple? Not sophisticated enough? Anyone can make a solid …

Dessert

How to see the Northern Lights on a budget

Want an unforgettable trip on the cheap? You don't get much more spectacular than the Northern Lights – here's how to see them for less than £250 …

Enormous extragalactic void is pushing on the Milky Way

The Milky Way galaxy is currently racing through space at about 2 million km/h (1.2 million mph), on a journey towards a gravitational anomaly known …

Top 50 Trips of 2017

Wildlife Wonders. Great Journeys. Active Adventures. New Frontiers. Check out the Top 50 Trips of 2017 for all the travel inspiration you need for …

Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids and the Whole Family

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. …

Kids

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.