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24 Incredible Books You Should Read This Summer

The season’s new books include smart thrillers and sprawling family dramas.<p>A wrestler sets his sights on the NCAA championship; a man goes on a statewide search for his missing son. A trends forecaster learns to cope with the market’s return to IRL experiences; an ex-musician reflects on his glory …

The 29 best books of the summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your beach body — and your beach reads. The season’s hottest new books are packed with …

10 Space-Saving Items That Turn Your Home or Apartment Into a Mini Gym

As nice as it is to take a class at the gym or go for a run, sometimes you just want to squeeze in a quick workout in the comfort of your own home. …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Barack Obama

A Coconut Apple Crisp You Won't Want To Wait Till Thanksgiving To Make

<i>In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, we’re sharing a mix of original recipes, entertaining advice, and seasonal dishes from our favorite bloggers to help</i> …

15 Cornbread Recipes That Stomp Buttery Rolls

Warm and buttery rolls are a staple at every festive family dinner. However, when it comes to Thanksgiving, it’s *all* about that moist and crumbly cornbread. Whether you’re into a classic corny cornbread or like to add a unique spin with sweet and savory components, Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t …

Cornbread

15 incredible space-saving gadgets under $60 that every kitchen needs

But there are plenty of ways to maximize space in your cabinets and counter tops, allowing you to keep all the ingredients and appliances you need to put together delicious, healthy meals.<p>Take a look at these collapsible, magnetic and otherwise clever devices — all under $60 — that will help you …

Audio Mixing

10 Must-Read Books for July 2016

It turns out you can read anything you want on the beach.<p>The motliest month of the year, at least in terms of genre and theme, July still proves it’s …

San Diego Republican mayor pushes plan to run on 100% renewable energy

California city’s bipartisan push to embrace clean energy such as solar and wind while paring back greenhouse gas emissions may be a model for rest of the US<p>As presidential nominees Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, respectively, call climate change a “religion” or a “bullshit … total hoax” dreamed up by …

Renewable Energy

The best photo-editing apps for Android and iOS

Applying layered edits and robust filters to digital photographs was once limited to desktop devices. Now, you can not only capture high-resolution …

Apps

Recipes and Tips for the Best Grilled Jalapeᅢᄆo Poppers

You may know them as jalapeᅢᄆo poppers, armadillo eggs, rattlesnake eggs, or even ABTs. Whatever you call them, stuffed smoked jalapeᅢᄆos rock the grill across the U.S.<p><i>Photo by Rob Baas.</i><p>You may know them as jalapeᅢᄆo poppers, armadillo eggs, rattlesnake eggs, or even ABTs. Whatever you call them, …

Recipes

Metro to unveil mass transit blueprint that includes tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass

Perhaps no traffic bottleneck in Los Angeles County has frustrated transportation planners and commuters more than the Sepulveda Pass, where the infamous 405 Freeway connects the Westside and the San Fernando Valley.<p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to propose a radical step: Pushing …

The Best Way to Eat Healthfully is to Cook at Home

I left a screening of Michael Pollan's new film <i>In Defense of Food</i>—based off his 2008 book with the same name and airing on PBS on December 30th—feeling overwhelmed.<p>Pollan's argument is that we don't need to jump on every hot dietary trend or study every piece of scientific literature: On the …

Local Food Movement

10 Cross-Cultural Novels That Illuminate the World We Live In

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf<p>Literature has long allowed us to travel to distant corners of the world without leaving our own beds. Some books, however, bring you to two worlds at once. Their pages illuminate how disparate cultures can reveal the mystery and beauty in each other and make us aware …

Books

Myanmar's minorities fear election victory by military

HPA-AN, Myanmar (AP) — During nearly seven decades the villages of the Karen have been torched, their men summarily executed and their women raped as …

Someone Finally Quantified San Diego's Smart Growth Failure

Half a dozen news reports last week blared a similar headline: A new study showed San Diego’s trolley stops, or its trolley system in general, were …

San Diego

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

Books

12 Essential Tips for Your Wide-Angle Photography

Wide-angle lenses - you use them to cram more stuff into your photos. Now wait... If that's what you know about this type of lens, you're missing the …

Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Rolls You Can (and Should) Make at Home

Great seafood doesn't need a lot, but we'll never say no to a killer shrimp, crab, or lobster roll, either.<p>You know what we're literally always in the mood for? A good seafood roll. Crab, shrimp, or lobster—we don't discriminate. Just toss that meat in mayo (or butter), pile it in a split-top roll, …

Seafood

Check Out a Syllabus for an Urban Design Course That Somehow Doesn't Exist Yet

The African-American Students Association at Harvard’s Graduate School of Urban Design has done some groundbreaking work in the past few years. They …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

16 Reasons We've Got the Blues(berries)

"Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb," Robert Frost's poem, "Blueberries," begins. "Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum." We here at Food52, though, are accepting of all blueberries: small, medium, and thumb tip-sized. Size doesn't matter when they're all covered in crumble, put …

Muffins

U-Michigan part of new network to build sustainable, livable cities

The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million ...

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Burgers

All About Galangal & 10 Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Get to know a punk rock rhizome.</i><p>The word "galangal" sounds like the noise you make when you’re trying to talk with a mouthful of toothpaste, but the rhizome redeems itself with …

Curries

White House proposes new energy efficiency rule in climate push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled its latest energy efficiency rule on Thursday, a standard for commercial air conditioning units that the White House believes could slash energy use in commercial and industrial buildings.<p>The proposal would cut climate-changing carbon …

Alcoa Named Sustainability Leader on Dow Jones World Index for Safest, Most Environmentally-Efficient Year on Record

NEW YORK, Sep 11, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the thirteenth year in a row, Alcoa AA, -1.18% has been named to one of the most highly recognized and …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking