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The 100 best novels: No 75 – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)

Nabokov’s tragicomic tour de force crosses the boundaries of good taste with glee<p>Robert McCrum introduces the series<p>In 1962, almost a decade after its first appearance, Nabokov told the BBC that “<i>Lolita</i> is a special favourite of mine. It was my most difficult book – the book that treated a theme …

Literature

Cosy Country Getaways: Australia's 10 Best Hidden Gems

<i>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Australia is about so much more than its major city centers - from beaches to deserts, it lays claim to some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet. And with over 12,000 diverse Aussie accommodation options on our site, we here at HotelsCombined …

Repeat after me: the Australian economy is not like a household budget

Our political and economic thinking has been warped by bad analogies to the point where we can’t see the real economy. The Abbott government is happy to play along<p>To prosecute its economic agenda, the Abbott government has relied on the constant repetition of economic myths. I’ve previously dealt …

Economics

Marriage Is For Losers

"You can be right, or you can be married; take your pick." I can't remember who told me that, but I <i>do</i> remember they were only half-joking. The other half, the serious half, is exceedingly important. Because if marriage is going to work, it needs to become a contest to see which spouse is going to</i> …

Relationships

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

The Best Dogs in Costume at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday saw the 23rd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, a competitive yet friendly gathering of miraculously well-behaved pets, comparatively monstrous human children, and the adults who dragged them all there. Despite the dog parade’s emphasis on interspecies intermingling, much of the media …

10 Abandoned Cities You Wouldn’t Want to Visit Alone (Photos)

There are some towns around the world where life suddenly stopped in its tracks. See the places preserved in the exact moment that they were …

The best of Bridal Week Fall 2014

Whether it was on the runway at New York's Bridal Fashion Week, or the more intimate setting of a Paris salon, the bridal gown designers have spent …

Weddings

Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell

The 103 Most Epic Celebrity Halloween Costumes Ever

Bookmark as your dress-up inspiration this year.<p>Maybe it's the team of hair and makeup on their payroll, but we've really got to hand it to celebs for their dressed-to-the-nines, "go big or go home" mentality on Halloween. Here, we look back at some of our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

25 Literary Quotes For Your Next Wedding

Look, we've all seen <i>Wedding Crashers</i>. We know that Corinthians can be a real drag — and no matter how pretty your reading voice is, everyone's …

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See photos.

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Harvard's professor of human evolutionary biology explains why obesity is the major 21st-century problem – and why we are ill-equipped to deal with it<p>Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado.

Crave a veggie burger. One with Panko-crusted edges - infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans. Tall stacked on a toasted …

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

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Make-Ahead Turmeric Mushroom Stir-Fry with Herbs and Vermicelli Recipe

Inspired by the multifaceted colors and flavors of Vietnamese stir-fries, these mushrooms take on warm notes from turmeric, acidity from vinegar and lime, and sweet freshness from scallions and heaps of dill. The vermicelli noodles here are more utilitarian than star feature; they're meant to soak …

Banana Pudding Parfaits

4.5 stars based on 13 votes<p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and …

Clotilde Dusoulier's Stuffed Vegetables with Beans and Barley

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

Onions

15 Hair Hacks that Take Less Than 5 Minutes

During those occasional mornings when the snooze button gets the best of you, don’t worry about being a bed head the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to do our favorite DIY hairstyles, try these 15 hair hacks that all take <i>less than five minutes</i> to do! It’s a go-to guide for looking fabulous …

Policies - Australia Votes | Federal Election 2013 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Policies: Where the parties stand

Elections

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'Legume' of the Week - Stonesoup

I‘m not a huge fan of celebrity chefs. Although I do love a bit of Heston and Jamie and of course Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I find the whole chef …

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …

Grilling