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Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

Extreme Sports

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 …

Standing Pilates Wall Roll Down

Wall roll down is a simple way to practice using your abs to achieve the articulated curve of the spine that we use so much in Pilates. It stretches …

Yoga

How technology is helping me learn piano

I’ve spent the past few months trying to teach myself the piano, pretty much from scratch. It’s been tough, and sometimes disheartening, but also hugely rewarding.<p>You might be wondering by now what an article about learning to play piano is doing on a tech blog. The answer is simple: I might not …

17 Books That Kids Say Have Helped Them Find Their Own Voice

Reading is important for so many reasons. It’s linked to academic success, it builds empathy, it’s fun, it’s relaxing, it teaches us things. One of …

Books

Making Sense of iCloud: A Complete Guide to Apple’s Cloud Services

I’ve been using iCloud for years and it’s become essential to how I store photos and documents, send emails, and sync and backup my devices. However, …

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

Cooking

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

Los Angeles

Sick of charades? Tired of Trivial Pursuit? Here’s our guide to the games that will make Christmas with your family fly by<p>Christmas and board games go together like turkey and stuffing. But if the prospect of endless rounds of Monopoly and Cluedo fills you with dread, there are some far better …

Board Games

How to draw a map

This tutorial covers my entire process for how to draw a map — from start to finish. In this case I’m illustrating a simple town map, but the steps …

Graphics

Homebrew D&D for Kids

UPDATE: A few people have asked for a PDF of my rules for kids:<p>HERE IT IS!<p>(Scroll down the page for a PDF of the Kid's Character Sheet.)<p>Having …

The Exquisite Corpse Dungeon 2

The Exquisite Corpse Dungeon is a tricky project, because so much of it takes place behind the scenes. Even the contributors don’t get to see the …

Listen to this playlist, designed by a psychologist to support subjects tripping on ‘magic’ mushrooms

Listening to music can be a very personal journey for some people, serving as a guiding light or emotional girder, depending on the situation. For …

Johns Hopkins University

The Best STEM Gifts for Kids 2017 Edition

Look for Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom, on WGN Morning News, this Friday, November 24 around 9:30 Central as she shows off a few of this year’s top …

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Pain

Tip: The Best Exercise for Hip Mobility & Strength

Your hips are designed to be mobile and powerful. So train them that way. Here's how.<p>You see it at every gym: quarter-squat lifting with heavy …

An Agnostic Parent’s Guide to Talking About God With Kids

When a parent believes God can’t be known, it makes questions about God hard to answer, unless they take time to think about them beforehand.<p>Parents …

12 Famous Plants That Grow Well In Shade

There are several plants that grow in shade and add color to an otherwise dull landscape. So before cutting down mature trees and shrubs to allow …

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Entertain (And Exhaust) Energetic Toddlers By Playing “Jump The River”

Add it to your birthday party game list, ASAP.<p>Jump the River is an elimination game where kids take turns jumping over an imaginary river until only …

Easy Crock Pot Beef and Mushroom Stew

There's nothing quite like a warm and comforting stew to come home to after a day of work or play. A hearty stew is especially welcome on a cold …

19 Gifts For Kids That Aren't Toys

Who says you can't have fun while learning?<p>This holiday season, switch up your kid’s typical gendered toy gifts like Barbies and Hot Wheels for these 19 fun and creative gifts that aren’t <i>really</i> toys at all.<p>Whether you have a scientist in the making, an aspiring coder, or future business owner on …

Lovely Recordings Hosted by . . .

The first user-submitted <i>Lovely Recordings</i> post arrived on October 26, 2015. Since then, there have been 101 <i>Lovely Recordings</i>, or more simply put, …

Like Pancakes, But Better: How to Make Authentic Russian Blintz

Step 1<p>Beat eggs in a medium bowl for approximately three minutes<p>Step 2<p>Add 1 cup of milk, the sugar, and the salt to the bowl, and continue mixing<p>Step …

Before You Buy a Garage Wall System

The spreading popularity of garage makeovers has spawned a variety of wall storage systems aimed at residential garages. Many of these systems have …

Woodworking

The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2017 (So Far)

The year has brought us holographic Jon Hamms, Amazonian heroines, and one giant, cuddly pig