Aless Piper

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What Is a Book?

Not just a bag of words, but a thing held by human hands.<p>BookTraces is a new project to track down the human markings in 19th-century books that, in the era of digitization, will (at best) end up in deep storage throughout the nation's library system.<p>The books are "a massive, distributed archive of …

11 Asparagus Recipes to Welcome Spring

Let's take a moment to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Spring is here, and with it, our favorite harbingers: sunny daffodils, chirping birds, late sunsets, and of course -- asparagus.<p>With the sun finally emerging from that grey winter sky, the sight of this vegetable bundled at farmers' …

How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

Squid Ink Pasta

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade pasta</i> …

Lolo and Lola's Tortang Talong

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jacqui MacKenzie of Happy Jack Eats introduces us to an omelet that tastes like home.</i><p><i></i><p>Let me start off by telling you that this is not <i>my</i> Lolo and Lola's recipe for <i>tortang</i> …

It’s a Plaid, Plaid World: 27 Ways to Rock the Trend This Fall

A sure sign of fall? Tons of plaid returning to the racks at your favorite stores. Just like nautical stripes in the spring, it’s a trend that comes back year after year. To get you ready for the cooler temps we’ve found our 27 favorite ways to incorporate plaid into both your wardrobe and your …

Made Us Look: A Portable Darkroom for Printing Smartphone Photos

We’re suckers for the whole digital going back to analog thing, and the photography department is no exception. We’ve swooned over a portable film scanner, the Impossible Instant Lab that turns your digital photos into instant photos, and are always up for a new way to repurpose our printed photos. …

The 7 Things We Love About iOS 7

If you haven’t heard, Apple released a few things recently that are kind of a big deal. First and foremost, they’ve announced (and started selling) a new line of colored and metallic iPhones…with fingerprint sensors to boot! And coupled with the cool new hardware is a major upgrade to the iPhone …

Healthy Hacks: Baked Yuca Fries with Roasted Jalapeño Aioli

Still recovering from our candy bar cake and candy corn martini? Want the comfort of something fried but without the guilt? Baked fries to the rescue! And not just any fries, Yuca Fries!<p>Yuca (with one “c” and pronounced “YOO-kah”) is also known as cassava or manioc. It’s a tuber, similar to a …

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Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor

As a lover of Dr. Seuss and of children’s books with timeless philosophy for grown-ups, I was delighted to stumble across <b>Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a simple, lovely 1997 collection of Seussean gold that transcends the seemingly simple …

bowties with sugar snaps, lemon and ricotta

So, I didn’t really know how to tell you this earlier, but we’ve gone to roam. I mean, we are <i>in</i> Rome, here, for a week and a half. Why so long? Why …

Since the advent of the digital camera, people have been snapping the one-handed self

How to Find Fulfilling Work

<i>“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,”</i> wrote Dostoevsky, <i>“all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”</i> Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living of doing …

Paris Review - Elizabeth Hardwick, The Art of Fiction No. 87

Interviewed by Darryl Pinckney<p>Issue 96, Summer 1985<p>Elizabeth Hardwick lives on the west side of Manhattan, on a quiet street near enough to Central Park to have heard the crowds and speakers at the great political demonstrations in Sheep’s Meadow. Her apartment is light and spacious. “Like modern …

one-pan farro with tomatoes

I was not, in fact, looking for a new farro dish. It rarely occurs to me over the summer, when there’s more …

banana, nutella and salted pistachio popsicles

Growing up, we made popsicles by pouring orange juice into these molds, letting them freeze and eating them outside so we didn’t sticky up the …

Why We Cry: The Science of Sobbing and Emotional Tearing

The human body is an extraordinary machine, and our behavior an incessant source of fascination. In <b>Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond</b> (<i>public library</i>), psychology and neuroscience professor <b>Robert R. Provine</b> undertakes an “analysis and celebration of undervalued, …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Dress Up Your Dresser with 20 Delightful DIYs

Here at Brit + Co, we’re all about adding creativity to your daily life. One thing we love is putting a DIY twist on things you use everyday. And since we love getting inventive with our clothes, what about their homes? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 awesome DIYs to upgrade your dresser. …

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C is for Cookie Sheet Memo Boards!

It’s such a baking bummer when treats always, always, always stick to old cookie sheets! After upgrading to smooth non-stick versions, we thought we’d banish the steel bakeware from the kitchen and turn them into super useful office accessories: magnetic memo boards! It’s an amazing way to amp up …

Just Call It the LOOvre! 15 Ways to Hang Art in the Bathroom

We’re all about creative spaces, and that includes the bathroom. Who says you can’t hang art in there as well? We found 15 beautifully designed baths and half-baths that incorporate art seamlessly. Concerned about your art being damaged? There’s a good discussion full of tips on Apartment Therapy. …

Make Over a Desk With Temporary Wallpaper

As this month winds down, we’re wrapping up our last few office themed DIY projects. And we’ve saved one of our favorites for last! This DIY comes from our friends at ModCloth. They took a vintage elementary school desk and turned it into a fabulous white and gold piece.<p>The best part? It uses …

From The Archives: A Polish Cottage In Black & White

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Beware of Beauty Overload: The Adaptive Eye of the Beholder

<i>“Attitudes toward beauty are entwined with our deepest conflicts surrounding flesh and spirit,”</i> Harvard’s Nancy Etcoff wrote in her indispensable meditation on the psychology of beauty. But beauty’s primal appeal and its polarizing power on our inner world has a dark side. In a chapter …

Pretend You're Going Back To School With This New-Semester Reading List

I’ve been making a bit more of an effort with my reading recently –- sure, I still indulge in the odd Campion or Agatha Christie revisit, but I’ve been forcing myself to read new fiction and non-fiction by contemporary writers, which ordinarily I wouldn’t bother with because I have lazy literary …