Christy Caughie

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O My America! Second Acts in a New World by Sara Wheeler – review

Sara Wheeler's new book is a tribute to female exuberance in that most unsung of settings: middle age. In six portraits of Victorian women, each of whom set off to America rather than waiting out their "grey years" back home, Wheeler argues the case for ingenuity in the face of defeat. Plain, …

How to Pack Like Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Circumnavigated the Globe in 1889 with Just a Small Duffle Bag

<i>“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real,”</i> science fiction godfather Jules Verne famously proclaimed. He was right about the general sentiment but oh how very wrong about its gendered language: Sixteen years after Verne’s classic novel <i>Eighty Days Around the World</i>, his vision for …

A little light reading on hellish journeys

Source:<p>Fascination of the abomination: scholars note sneaking admiration for ‘cunning’ wrongdoers in popular literature<p>Glamorous highwaymen, a …

Paleo Breakfast Casserole with Chorizo - Paleo Porn: Steamy Paleo Recipes

Planning your menu for next week? Consider this tasty Paleo Breakfast Casserole with Chorizo and you’ll have enough leftovers for breakfast to last …

Building Better Calf Muscles: How the Calf Works and How to Work It

<b>Take a gander at the muscles on the back of your lower leg.</b> Which category applies to you: Are they short and bulky? Long and bulky? Average size? …

Tai Chi

Social Media for Writers #7: How to choose the best social media platform

And so we come to the last in the current series of Social Media for Writers. There are other platforms out there right now (Instagram, anyone?) and …

Five Things You Can Do—This Week—To Become A Better Writer - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Successful writers know they must constantly evolve and improve their craft. They know that reaching their full potential is a lifelong journey of …

Regency Personalities Series-Sir Hector Munro

Regency Personalities Series<br>In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.<p><b>Sir</b> …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Healthy soups - delicious. magazine

7 Cakes That Celebrate Summer Fruit

We eat fruit in the summer by the handfuls -- sometimes out of our fridge, sometimes from farmers market stands (yes, we know we're only supposed to try one piece and no, that doesn't stop us). We top them with cold scoops of ice cream, turn them into refreshing popsicles, and bake them endlessly …

8 Links to Celebrate Creative Food Pairings

<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>Part of the allure of cooking is the absolute freedom that comes with it. The blank slate, the room for improvising -- it’s thrilling. Getting …

Ice Cream

Embarrassing KTVU report allegedly started as an internal joke

A source at the Oakland station says an inter-office email made its way to a report in a “perfect storm” of mishaps<p>It was only 30 seconds long, but a July 12th segment in which Oakland Fox affiliate KTVU erroneously reported the names of four pilots commandeering Asiana flight 214 continues to make …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Self-help

5 Tips to Make Your Dreams Come True | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How badly do you want your dreams to come true? Dive deep into these 5 tips and let me know what you think, I’m here to help you.<p>Tip #1: Write It …

Motivation

10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The sculpture, Parable with a Skull, by Jaroslav Róna features a giant skull resting atop a person’s back weighed down on their hands and knees, and …

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

Outsourcing

New £10 note gives rise to rape threats and anti-Twitter campaign

Putting novelist Jane Austen on a British banknote might seem like a harmless gesture, but in recent days it's been the cause of rape threats and a possible Twitter boycott. At the center of it all is Caroline Criado-Perez, a journalist and feminist campaigner who has led the charge to get more …

The Joy Of Thinking (Differently)

Here’s an easy exercise. Look around the room and choose anything you see, anything you think of. Me, I’m looking at my set of keys.<p>Now start listing …

20 Things To Let Go Of In Your 20s

1. The phone numbers of people you shouldn’t have the option to contact again if and when temptation strikes, social media connections with people …

Cuban Beef Casserole with Black Beans and Cumin Rice Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Cuban Beef Casserole with Black Beans and Cumin Rice</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Beef:</b>1 whole flank steak, about 2 1/2 pounds2 medium carrots, cut into chunks2 medium celery stalks, cut into chunks2 medium onions, one peeled and quartered, divided5 medium cloves garlic, minced …

Hot Wheels Pasta - Spicy Summer Pasta Recipe with Rotelle, Zucchini, and Peppers

Ideas for Using Pesto

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p>This time of year, the herbs in your garden or window box are probably going crazy -- …

Where cookies meet cake... [recipe soon!]

Caramelized Apple Spice Muffins (+ A New Contest!)

(UPDATE, 7.31.2013: Congratulations to commenter #14, Melvin Teal! This RNG site chose you as the winner! Please message us on Facebook with your …

Cucumber Salad with Tahini Dressing Recipe

The Persian cucumber plant profiled in our cucumber salad with grapes and almonds recipe continues to thrive, and daily threatens to grow over, …

Shredded Squash and Herb Frittata Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Shredded Squash and Herb Frittata</b><p>Ingredients1 tablespoon butter2 cups shredded zucchini or summer squashKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/2 cup chopped scallions1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon, cilantro, chervil, or basil10 eggs, …