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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow Are Rules to Live By

The loss of internet pioneer, political activist, Grateful Dead lyricist, and cattle rancher John Perry Barlow at 70 years old is cause for reflection on his achievements. A modern Renaissance man and rebel, Barlow's fight for civil liberties as a founding member of the Electronic Frontier …

How to Make Your Own Free Embroidery Pattern (and Download Others for Free)

If you've taken up cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, or beading, you've probably worked off other patterns, and there will surely come a time when you wish you could design your own. Maybe you want to transform your puppy's photo into a masterpiece or are looking for contemporary designs that …

Lunchroom Ladies 50 Year Old Recipe

<b>You’ll Need (for the cake):</b><p>1 cup of butter.<br>½ cup of cocoa.<br>2 cups of flour.<br>2 cups of sugar.<br>4 eggs.<br>4 tsps of vanilla.<br>1 cup of chopped nuts.<p><b>You’ll Need</b> …

12 Addictive Salad Dressing Recipes To Make In Bulk

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How to Make Better Bread

Ever wonder why bakeries make such wonderful bread but your homemade loaves do not quite measure up? Bakeries simply have better tools to hand. Their …

Baking

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

Literature

13 Of The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if …

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

The Simplest Shortbread You Can Bake

Most good cooks have a few go-to dishes they can whip up without a recipe, dependable things to make on autopilot that can be adapted to fit their hunger, the contents of their fridge, or the occasion at hand.<p>This truth doesn’t always extend to bakers, who are often at the mercy of a more …

Baking

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

The best movies coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Hulu in May.

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime. …

Entertainment

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

This Decadent Chocolate Cake Is Easier Than You Ever Imagined

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs in New</i> …

The 24 best movies you probably didn’t see this year

At the end of every year, critics and award groups highlight their picks for the best movies of the year, and movie studios tout their biggest blockbusters in box-office memos.<p>Those movies are usually pretty great, but there's more out there that's worth watching.<p>Some of the features on this list …

8 Innovative Books to Get You Out of Your Reading Rut

By Erica Nelson | Off the Shelf<p>Every once in a while, I need a shake-up in my reading list--something that's exciting and energizing, and simply unlike anything I've read before. That's when I turn to storytellers who are challenging the way we all read. They're tossing out the conventional …

A Beginner's Guide to Making Perfect Indian Dal

No one does lentils better than Indian cooks; here's how to sort your toor from your urud and make the most of them in your stew pot<p>In Indian …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

White Chocolate Velvet Pie

This <b>White Chocolate Velvet Pie</b> is so silky-smooth, creamy and utterly white chocolaty! Perfect for any white chocolate lover.So, confession: this …

Children’s Drawings Turned Into Jewelry Capture Memories as Timeless Keepsakes

Drawings created by kids symbolize the essence of childhood—a time that seems to pass in just a split second. Although bittersweet, parents can now wear these prized artworks around their necks or on their wrists and have a permanent memory of this special time. Tasarim Takarim (I Wear Design) …

Green Goddess Dressing: The Retro Recipe That Keeps On Giving

There are lots of formerly trendy foods that have failed to maintain their cult status. Green goddess dressing isn’t one of them.<p>There are lots of …

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Spices

30 Recipes So Perfect You'll Almost Hate Them

The following collection of recipes has some of our personal favorites as well as the most popular recipes we have on POPSUGAR Food. We've included breakfast, lunch, appetizer, dinner, and desserts so no matter what you're in the mood to make, you're guaranteed to find something!

Vegan Chocolate Cake ("Chocolate Happy Cake") Recipe on Food52

• 2 cups (212 g) unbleached pastry or all purpose flour<br>• 1/4 cup (21 g) cocoa powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 cup (198 g) sugar<br>• 1/3 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1 tablespoon white vinegar<br>• 1 cup hot water or strong coffee<p>Preheat a conventional oven to 350 F. Line a round or square 8" or 9" cake pan …