Ernest Carr

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The Five Best Stories I Read This Week: Sonali Kamboj, Curation Manager

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

18 Broccoli Recipes to Add to Your Rotation, Stat

Here’s even more proof that broccoli is worthy of its healthy reputation: Adding it to your diet could help with your arthritis symptoms. It turns …

Food

10 of the Easiest Grilled Appetizers You'll Ever Make

Takin' it to the patio for summer? Need a party snack that's easy but impressive? These grilled appetizer recipes are perfect party bites. Plus, they …

Grilled Mustard-Rosemary Chicken

Preparation<p>Heat a gas grill to medium high.<br>• Remove the tenderloins from the chicken breasts for more even cooking; reserve for another use. Put the …

How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a <b>proven LinkedIn profile headline formula</b> that <i>isn’t</i> about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords …

Mushroom and Chicken Risotto

If you’re using canned chicken broth to make risotto, be sure it’s low-sodium. The broth reduces at the same time that it’s cooking into the rice, …

Cooking

How to write a hook: 8 tips to lure in readers

Knowing how to write a hook is one of the key skills separating published from unpublished authors. Publishers want to know (among other things) that …

Writing descriptive sentences: 6 simple rules

Great descriptive writing brings story scenes to life. We see the flickering candlelit banquet halls or chaotic battlefields great descriptions …

Creative Writing

6 Lessons Writers Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’

<i>by Jess Zafarris and Cris Freese</i>The new season of<i> Stranger Things</i> is set to be released on Friday, and fans are already gearing up to spend the …

How to Shape a Story, According to Famous Writers

Stories have shapes. Any story you tell works best if you recognize its shape, then strengthen that shape. This applies to a story of any length, …

Creative Writing

Writing Fiction: A Book is a Movie - Shots and Scenes

Writing Fiction: A Book is a Movie – Shots and Scenes<p>We’ve all been brought up with movies. And movies have evolved entertainment. Between them and …

Writing

Nine secrets that will supercharge your novel or short story.

<i>Secrets are the engine that keep a story moving forward.</i><p><b>by Ruth Harris</b><p>Shhh!<p>Secrets.<p>Everyone has them.<p>Every book must have at least one because …

Books

How Long You Can Store (Almost) Anything in the Fridge, Freezer and Pantry

Is that chicken breast at the bottom of your freezer still safe to eat? How about the mustard that’s been in your cupboard for who knows how long? …

Kitchens

The Best 5 Projects (to Do Now) to Help You Sell Your House

Planning on selling your home soon? Take an objective look around your home from a buyer’s perspective. What would stop you from making an offer? …

Home Improvement

How to Build a Walk-in Shower

The bathroom is a sacred, personal space for most people, which is why bathroom remodel DIY projects are so popular. It is also a very cost-effective …

What to do if you lose your wallet

You reach into your purse or pocket and your wallet is gone. If your wallet is lost or stolen, don’t panic. Swing into action to help protect …

Essential Apps You Should Install on a New PC Running Windows or macOS

You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop PC, or are simply clean installing on a new solid state drive, good for you! Gotta love the taste …

Software

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

bacon corn hash

I just realized we are almost halfway through with summer and while I should be totally stoked about this — seeing as we’re melting through our …

salted caramel brownies

A couple months ago, someone requested that I try my hand at caramel brownies. Amazingly, this person was not my husband, but he endorsed this idea …

blood orange margaritas

Is everyone on vacation without you? Are your social media feeds one big blur of the freckled faces of people you once <i>thought</i> you loved basking in …

coconut bread

Three weeks ago, we together rolled our eyes because it seemed like everyone was either celebrating spring (pea tendrils! meyer lemons!) or on …

The Serious Eats Guide to Cognac

More Spirit Guides<p>Guide to Bourbon »<br>Guide to Rye »<br>Guide to Tequila »<br>Guide to Rum »<br>Guide to Cachaça »<br>Guide to Vodka »<br>Guide to Genever »<br>Guide to Tennessee Whiskey »<br>Guide to Irish Whiskey »<br>Guide to Single Malt Scotch »<br>Guide to Blended Scotch »<p>Cognac. To many, it's the ultimate in brandy. Now, you may …

6 Irish Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home

Gallery6 Irish Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home<p>In the past year or so, we've seen more and more fancy bars around the country touting an Irish whiskey-based cocktail selection. But even if some of the finest drinks at Tradition in San Francisco and Dead Rabbit in NYC feature whiskey from the …

Staff Picks: The Best Things We Ate in March

GalleryStaff Picks: The Best Things We Ate in March<p>April is here, which means it's time for another round of...what did we eat in March again?! Here are the all-star bites from the Serious Eats staff: ramen from a pop-up restaurant inside of a Whole Foods, dungeness crabs (bibs included) out in San …

3 Delicious Kefir Smoothies To Make At Home

Some people refer to kefir as 'runny yogurt', but this fermented milk drink might actually have more in common with kombucha. It's made by introducing kefir grains—the starter—into milk and allowing them to do their thing. While yogurt is fermented only with bacteria, the kefir grains are a …

Video: How to Make Sri Lankan Street Food at Home

On our recent trip to Sri Lanka (watch this video for a taste of our journey) we fell in love with the street food <i>Kothu Roti,</i> or "chopped roti." Vendors at small roadside (and beachside) stands across the country chop up already cooked roti and stir-fry it with various fresh vegetables, meat, or …

Serious Entertaining: Early Spring Dinner

Though it's still basically marshmallow-coat weather in New York, our west coast friends have been enjoying spring for a couple weeks now. "Strawberries!" our Bay Area-based Drinks editor Maggie said today when I asked her what spring produce had sprung at her local markets. While a few daffodils …

Use Popeye's Chicken Nuggets to Make Awesome Homemade Chinese-American Food

I want to preface this post by saying this idea was not mine, and in no way can I claim credit for it. That said, I can't remember the name of the fellow who gave me the idea. Let me explain:<p>A couple weeks ago I was at the book launch party for <i>Mission Street Food</i>, a great new book by the …

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