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The Nordic Novel ‘A Man Called Ove’ Is a Sleeper Hit

Even the popular fiction coming out of Scandinavia—think Stieg Larsson—is dark and bleak, which makes the success of A Man Called Ove an even more …

Chris Baines: My garden has given me more rewarding encounters than any other landscape

In 1985, Chris Baines inspired a generation of gardeners with a radical new idea – to make wildlife welcome in their gardens. Three decades on, his pioneering book How To Make a Wildlife Garden is about to be reissued as an RHS Gardening Classic. So how much has gardening changed over 31 …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

What Is Hungarian Goulash?

Even as the sun assaults their exposed limbs and beads of sweat fall from their brows, many first-time visitors to Budapest will gladly settle into a …

WSJ's Best Books of 2015

The top fiction and nonfiction of the year, as chosen by The Wall Street Journal<p>Published Dec. 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. ET<p>Your Friend’s Reading List<p>We've loaded your friend's reading list here. These books were part of The Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2015 compilation.<p>Clear and build your own …

How to use your cellphone when you're in a foreign country

Of course, it's important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To Goodreads

The readers have spoken.

What You Should Eat for Breakfast

I know you've been told, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," more times than you care to hear it, and I hate to break it to ya, but it's true. Think of your body as a car - it can't run without fuel. Studies have shown that breakfast is both a physiological and psychological need. …

Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of your …

A psychologist told us why 'creating a village' is so important for being happy in cities

At the last place, where I lived for three years, it was all sorted out: best burrito spot is there, comfy cafe over there, and yes, I'd love to meet for a beer at the beloved local bar.<p>In my new neighborhood, I have a shorter commute and a nicer morning jog, but I'm no longer a regular at any …

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

One weird cocktail has spread to menus worldwide. Because it works.

Every time I see the Trinidad Sour creep onto a cocktail menu, I think of a song about the Chelsea Hotel. A locus for countless musicians, artists and writers over the decades, the hotel is an icon of New York weird, and in Alejandro Escovedo’s “Chelsea Hotel ’78,” the chorus consists of Escovedo …

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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

12 Easy Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes for the Week - Chowhound

Cooking anything on a weeknight can be a hassle, let alone a complete meal. But luckily, a crockpot can be your saving grace. Just set it in the …

42 Storage Ideas That Will Organize Your Entire House

Get your life in line.

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4040-1_0.jpg<p>Cardamom Coffee<p>Coffee purists beware: This post explores coffee add-ins beyond a splash of cream or milk such as sugar, spice and …

Coffee

7 Rules For Raising Self-Reliant Children

Jessica Lahey’s highly-anticipated new book, <i>The Gift Of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,</i> looks at the unique challenges of child-rearing in current times. Lahey, who is best known for her writing at <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>The New York Times,</i> is both a parent and …

Parenting

14 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for Your Next Camping Trip

Cooking

What Nutritionists Eat For Breakfast

<i>It's not all green smoothies. (Hooray for pancakes and French toast!)</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

The Philosophy of the Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator and possibly the most complex scientific instrument ever built. The LHC has just begun its second three-year run, at the record-breaking …

Physics

Why Can't Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right?

Why is classical music so hard to enjoy on streaming services? In one word, it's metadata. Metadata is the information that coexists with every digital music file: each and every piece of information about a selection of music that a listener might find useful to know, and what makes the …

Flute

Son of Saul star: ‘God was holding the hand of every Jew in the gas chamber’

He is the talk of Cannes thanks to his stunning performance in the unflinching Auschwitz drama Son of Saul – his first film ever. We meet teacher, poet and now movie star Géza Röhrig as he laments the ‘shallowness’ of the festival<p>“I think it’s fair to say,” says Géza Röhrig softly, “that we haven’t …

Faith

The 10-Minute, Do-Anywhere Workout

Boost your core and leg strength with this quick routine from bike racer and Amazing Race contestant Kym Perfetto<p>Bike messenger turned Hollywood stuntwoman, personal trainer, and SoulCycle instructor Kym Perfetto has an attitude that's as fierce as her physique. Her intense, no-nonsense workouts …

28 Yogurt Upgrades You Should Eat for Breakfast Every Damn Day

These sweet and savory mix ins keep yogurt exciting.<p><i>This story is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.</i><p>Yogurt is one of our favorite weekday breakfasts. It's fast, it's healthy, and it's filling. But what we love most is how …

Breakfast

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of All Time

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The 10 Genius Recipes you've loved most (ever!).</i><p>With the Genius Recipes cookbook on store shelves, it's a fitting moment to look back at the all-time most popular …

Top 10

9 Quick-and-Easy 2-Ingredient Sauces

Call this the Mother List: 9 sauces you can pull together on any weeknight. A few things that we're not counting as ingredients here: water, salt, …

The Best History Apps

Our pick of the finest history-related apps for your smartphone or tablet.<p>Some of the most exciting research being done today makes full use of …

Apps