Chris Curtis

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The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

How To Think Critically About Video Games

My kids and I have been playing Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for last few days.<p>I downloaded it to the WiiU and I told my kids that I needed them to help me review a new game. This is not a review. Forbes already did a review of the new Donkey Kong game. Bottom line: great graphics, good …

Microsoft Publishes Sexist Form Letter To Help Dudes Convince Women To Let Them Buy An Xbox One

<i>Update: According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has slightly edited the letter following complaint. Good on them for doing so.</i><p>Today Microsoft released a form letter essentially created for men to send to women, encouraging their partners to let them buy an Xbox One console, as the new …

The fake Facebook profile I could not get removed

I’ll never know why the kids did it, but there it was: Sleazy, horrifying, and I was powerless to get it taken down<p>I've been a writer a long time, but chances are, you don't know my name.<p>I've written thrillers, been an essayist for NPR, won the Stanley Drama Award as a playwright and was finalist …

11 Ways To Tie A Scarf Infographic - A Man's Guide To Tying Scarfs Chart

<b>How does a man tie a scarf?</b><p>A simple question – but one that has become more complex as the scarf itself has become a more feminine accessory over the …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

How To Make Hummus from Scratch - perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon! http://bit.ly/1elhCdZ

Shaved Squash Salad with Sunflower Seeds

4 Servings<p>“I love the richness of the feta and the crunch of the sunflower seeds against the tender squash.” —Dawn Perry, senior food editor<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large summer squash<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/4 cup crumbled feta<p>1/4 cup torn fresh basil<p>2 …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Easy & Delicious Recipes to Impress a Date?

<b>Q:</b> I'm a single, 27-year-old gal with a problem: when it comes to cooking for someone, especially a date, I get extremely nervous! What is a …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

The Lone Ranger Represents Everything That’s Wrong With Hollywood Blockbusters

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg recently took part in a symposium in which they predicted an imminent “implosion” in the system as a result of the …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

16 Two-Ingredient Cocktails Anyone Can Make

Drinks so simple, even a BABY could make them! Not recommended for babies under 21.

37 Delicious Ways To Eat Corn This Summer

Grilled corn on the cob is excellent. But it's not the only way.

Easy, No-Grill Fourth Of July Recipes

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, Half Baked Harvest, Foodie Crush<p>If you happen to find yourself without a grill this Independence Day, don't despair -- we pulled together some easy Fourth Of July recipes with which you can wow your friends, without the need for open flame. Between a cast iron …

From Kickstarter to retail: Pebble smartwatch comes to Best Buy

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Although the Pebble smartwatch was the most successful Kickstarter project ever, raising $10.2 million, many mainstream …

Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

Memes