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I asked 12 authors to share the book that changed their life, and their responses are deeply moving

Everybody has that one book. The one that came along at the exact right moment and made you feel comforted, heard, inspired, or less alone. It’s not …

8 Children’s Books That Inspire Resiliency

These books not only teach kids about determination but also how to get back up after — and understand — defeat.<p>Resilience, persistence, …

The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

3 totally healthy desserts you should be eating tonight

Ella Woodward—AKA Deliciously Ella—is a name you might know from Instagram. The healthy London food phenom makes blending smoothies and whipping up …

9 Page-Turning Spy Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Beach Chair

Marked by an exhilarating pace, plenty of dramatic twists and turns, and richly drawn, complex protagonists, spa novels are about as riveting as it …

A reader’s guide to the five novels shortlisted for the Golden Man Booker out of 50 past winners

Sadly for Indians, Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Aravind Adiga, Anita Desai and Kiran Desai are not on the shortlist.<p>The Man Booker …

The Beer Cocktails We’ll Be Drinking All Summer Long

1 of 5<p>Lemon-Basil Sour Shandy<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>Coupe de Ville Fizz<p>3 of 5<p>Grapefruit Radler<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 5<p>Sloe Gin Saison<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

These Savory Breakfast Muffins Are Here to Slay Your Hunger

Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins<p>Makes 12 muffins<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil <br>8 ounces uncooked breakfast sausage, casings removed <br>3 cups baby spinach …

Breakfast

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>The best children’s books have …

Books

12 Brand-New Books That’ll Help You Smash Your New Year’s Reading Goal

What To Watch On Netflix That’s New This Week

Netflix adds many popular movies, including this Leo DiCaprio hit.<p>Streamline recommends “The Aviator” as the thing to watch on Netflix this week. The movie joins the service on Aug. 1.<p>Netflix doesn’t add any notable originals. But since the first of the month falls in this week, many movies join …

Entertainment

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

These Breakfast Cookies Are a Peanut-Free Miracle

If you’re allergic to peanut butter, you probably get irritated—possibly physically in addition to emotionally—every time you come across a breakfast …

The 20 Best Horror TV Shows of the Last 20 Years

Sustaining terror over hours, weeks, and years is no easy task, but these TV shows are a permanent part of our nightmares.<p>Fear can pop up anywhere, …

Horror

Get Out

bitchreadsEvette DionneAlthough Jordan Peele made history when he released <i>Get Out</i>, he’s not an anomaly: Black writers have been making waves in the …

Books

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

Books

The Fiction Nominees and Finalists for the 2017 National Book Award

Jesmyn Ward<p>Jesmyn Ward was awarded a 2017 “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation in recognition of the writing she has thus far displayed in three previous novels, a memoir, and edited anthologies. In <i>Sing, Unburied Sing</i>, Ward combines elements of myth, ghost story, and history lesson to tell …

What makes a Man Booker novel? Six shortlisted authors share their secrets

Man Booker prize 2017,Booker prize,Books,Culture,Paul Auster,Ali Smith,Mohsin Hamid,George Saunders,Awards and prizes,Fiction<p>Ahead of the announcement of the 2017 prize next week, the stories behind the stories<p>Usually the material of a novel comes to me before I have a form in mind. But with <i>4321</i>, …

We Turned Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal into Breakfast Bars

Apple-Oat Breakfast Squares<p>Makes 24 squares<p>Cooking spray <br>5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided <br>1 tablespoon ground cinnamon <br>2 teaspoons baking …

Skillet Chicken Thighs With Peaches, Arugula, and Quinoa

Heat oven to 400°. Season chicken liberally with salt, pepper, and paprika.<p>In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, add chicken, skin side …

Recipes

Veggies Are the Star of These 10 Weeknight-Friendly Dinners

You don't have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the goodness eating a meal full of veggies brings. We love squeezing more of them into whatever we …

Perfectly Crispy Oven-Baked Fries

<b>Ingredients</b><p>6 Idaho potatoes, peeled<br>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<br>1 Tbs. dried Italian herbs<br>2 cups grated Romano cheese<br>1/4 cup parsley leaves, finely …

15 Meatless Recipes to Make with Lentils

My husband used to doubt that meatless meals would actually fill him up, but I knew otherwise. So to convince him, I rotated plenty of lentil-heavy …

15 Soups to Make in the Slow Cooker and Eat All Week Long

After a steamy summer of living without soup (besides the occasional gazpacho), the cooler days of September immediately bring a serious craving for …

Cooking

Classic Cassoulet

12 servings<p>Layers of duck, two kinds of sausage, a hearty ragout, and beans make this the comfort meal to end all comfort meals. It’s an occasion to break out the biggest pot you own. Our classic cassoulet recipe takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, …

White Chili

Total:1 hr 6 minPrep:20 minCook:46 min<p>Yield:6 servings, serving size: 1 1/2 cups<p>Level:Intermediate<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories320Total …

Food

12 Healthy Muffin Recipes to Bake Right Now

Muffins are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods to bake—and, more importantly, to eat. There's just something about pulling apart a steamy, …

Slow Cooker Weeknight Dinner Recipes

If you hear 'slow cooker' and picture sad and flavorless meals, then do we have a surprise for you. Created with persnickety cooks in mind, these …

Taste Beyond The Tongue