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12 Brownies That Are Totally OK To Eat For Breakfast

Want permission to eat brownies for breakfast? You're an adult, so you can make brownies part of your morning meal in any way you please.<p>And if you want a little help, we've rounded up some smarter ways to go about it. A few of these chocolate recipes are made healthier with snuck-in oats or …

America's Most Relentless, Fun-Seeking, Demanding, and Revered Chef: Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud simply cannot be stopped. Over the course of five days, writer Brett Martin does his best to keep up.<p>Just a few hours earlier, I had met Boulud at the Venetian hotel and casino, where the 59-year-old New York–based megachef was set to open the first of three restaurants in as many …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Over Your Fear of Octopus

Don't be scared of octopus. You can totally cook it at home.<p>Octopus might be the quintessential restaurant dish. A total crowd-pleaser with impressive presentation, but somehow so daunting that it seems unreasonable to make it at home (all those legs!). Well, it's time to get over your fears. …

Octopuses

Top 10 literary walking tours of the world

There’s no better way to pay tribute to your favourite authors or characters than to follow in their footsteps via these entertaining tours.<p>1. Millennium Tour, Stockholm, Sweden<p>The march of grim Scandinavian crime thrillers was spearheaded by Stieg Larsson’s novel <i>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i>, …

The best iPad apps for drawing

If you enjoy drawing, or want to learn how to draw, then check out our list of the best drawing apps for your iPad.<p>Twelve 'year-end' awards to its …

The Globe 100: The best books of 2014

<i>Globe Books editors and reviewers name their favourite reads of the year, from fiction to poetry to kids' picks - and everything in between</i><p><b>On the mark: Books editor Mark Medley's 5 favourite books of the year</b><p><i>All My Puny Sorrows</i>, by Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada) A harrowing but ultimately uplifting …

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

Hairstyling

Coffee-Braised Lamb Shanks

401<p>10<p>When I moved to France, I was surprised that lamb shanks were somewhat hard to find. Many butchers sold all sorts of cuts of lamb, including …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

The 4-Hour Body

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Ferriss<p><b>The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort.</b> <br>Is it possible to:<br>• Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?<br>• Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?<br>• Lose more fat than …

10 People On The One Book They Just Couldn’t Put Down

By Lance Pauker,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/ZWSnil<p>As we all know, the best books are the ones that wholly consume us — and prevent us from doing …

13 Recommended Readings For Creative Leaders This Fall

So far in 2014, we have seen at least two additions to the short bookshelf of essential readings for creative leaders: Pixar CEO Ed Catmull’s account (with Amy Wallace) of building and sustaining a successful creative culture, <i>Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of</i> …

The Great Indie Magazine Explosion: A Survey

It started slowly, more or less in 2011. That’s when <i>Kinfolk</i> first appeared. It was launched in July of that year, in Portland, Oregon: an independent quarterly about what to “cook, make, and do.” It contained warm, backlit images and a lot of white space, and it was printed on very heavy paper …

Journalism

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

I Quit Sugar

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Wilson<p><b>A New York Times bestseller, I Quit Sugar is week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes.</b><br>Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar …

How to Boil an Egg: It's Simple—and Complicated!

The ultimate guide to boiling an egg, whether you want it soft and runny or hard-cooked and ready to be deviled<p>It used to be so simple. How do you boil an egg? Easy. Place large eggs (older eggs will be easier to peel) in a medium heavy saucepan. Add water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil; …

Eggs

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

Healthy Eating

How Daniel Boulud Makes a Midnight Snack

Daniel Boulud's midnight snack is something we'd happily eat any hour of the day.<p><b>What does one of the world's greatest French chefs</b> eat when he gets home from a long night of work? When recently asked that very question while in Las Vegas, <b>Daniel Boulud</b> pulled out his phone, brandishing a recent …

Master the Art of the Summery Sunday Supper With These Light & Bright Recipes

A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend.<p><b>We love hunkering down to tackle a big recipe on winter weekends</b>. But just because the weather's hot and steamy up doesn't mean you can't tackle a stellar dinner …

Best Beauty Buys

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Love is Brewing Invitation

A dear friend of mine is getting married later this year and I couldn't be more excited for her and her husband. Her mother is throwing the bride to …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>With St. Patrick's Day falling on a Monday this year, you have ample time to whip up some festive dishes this weekend. Bake a loaf of soda bread, …

Soda Bread

8 Rejuvenating Books To Read In The Spring

After a long, blizzard-filled winter, spring finally seems to be here—an unpredictable March climate notwithstanding. Spring is a time of new beginnings and clean slates, when the last filthy vestiges of winter snow melt away and the trees burst out with fresh green buds. There’s just something …

17 French Drugstore Beauty Products That Actually Work

Bet you can't get through this post without running to your local pharmacie.

Skin Care

14 New Nail Polishes for Spring 2018

Nails

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …