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The Most Scenic Places in California

One of the joys of living in California is all the natural beauty. In fact, it would be easy to make a list of hundreds of beautiful places in …

Natural Beauty

How to be An Insanely Good Writer

One Day I will find the right words and They will be SIMPLE.<p><i>2000 years ago, the rules of storytelling were laid down by a man who was, according to</i> …

Aristotle

Nobody Can Teach You Self-Awareness. Here's How To Teach Yourself

I was raised in a communal environment—a tight community of women who bonded together to raise their children collectively. One of our regular …

Wellness

Ten Most Underrated Destinations You Need To Visit

There are hundreds of destinations across the world that tourists flock to every year. For good reason, too, as they are often steeped in history, …

Faroe Islands

Recipe: Takeout-Style Chicken Lo Mein — Recipes from The Kitchn

Lo mein is a popular Chinese-American dish for good reason — it's got savory noodles, crisp veggies, and your choice of protein all packed into one …

Recipes

This Is the Best Chicken Soup You Will Ever Eat — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Siblings

15 Brownie Mix Hacks That Will Make Your Dessert Even Better

Dressing up the basic boxed brownie mix.<p>July 03, 2017<p>Boxed brownies are a quick and delicious treat, but sometimes basic chocolate just doesn't do …

Recipes

9 Apps to Make Travel Easy

It sounds liberating to throw your stuff in a duffel bag and hit the open road. See what comes your way. Plan nothing. Research nada. Book zilch ahead of time. The only problem? You may wind up searching for a campsite in the dark, spending top dollar on everything, and getting lost looking for a …

This Is the Most Popular Pumpkin Spice Recipe on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

Pumpkin spice is the unofficial fragrance of fall. As soon as I opened my computer on September 1, I expected to see visible waves of sparkly orange …

Hair Color

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast Plus Extras Recipe

"This simple pot roast makes its own gravy in the slow cooker. As a single parent to girls, I am always trying to get the food groups into my …

Slow Cookers

Here’s How You Can Make Wendy’s Chili at Home

Skip the drive-thru and make a delicious bowl of Wendy's chili at home.<p>Next time a craving for Wendy’s chili strikes, forget about a trip to the …

Recipes

Our 10 Most Popular Easy Weeknight Meals — Recipes from the Kitchn

With weeknights being as busy as they are, dinner with an emphasis on "easy" is crucial. We have a slew of satisfying recipes that fit the bill, but …

Burgers

51 Funny Art History Memes

Art hilariously imitating life.<p>* 44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now<p>* Art History Snapchats Are The Best Snapchats<p>*23 Ugly Medieval Cat Paintings That Will Speak To Your Soul

Storytelling

10 Books That Make You Smarter

If you Google “books that make you smarter,” you’ll come up with over 91.000.000 search results. This isn’t a fluke: reading has always been believed …

Frederick Douglass

Hearty and delicious ham, spinach and Stilton tart

This crumbly, cheesy tart is topped with smoky ham, wilted spinach leaves and creamy Stilton - yum!<p>With chunky pieces of smoky ham, wilted spinach …

Recipes

How I Create and Give Personality to My Fictional Characters

Everything changed when I started using this strategyI’m plotting my third novel and comparing with my first, the process has been more accurate and …

Stephen King

Siri May Finally Be Able to Make Your Life Easier

iOS 12 isn’t a radical change from iOS 11, but Apple did make notable progress on several fronts. iOS 12 improves performance. Older devices may run …

iOS

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

Human-Centered Design

"Why isn't this guy more famous?": The Founding Father you may have never heard of

Dr. Benjamin Rush is the Founding Father that people have not found yet. Author Stephen Fried thinks it's high time America did.<p>"He had very quietly …

George Washington

How to Nail Exposure in Your Photos Using Manual Mode

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about using your camera in manual mode and have 26 minutes to spare, here’s a helpful educational video by …

Shutter Speed

10 Basic Budget Dinners Every Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Basic and budget recipes don't have to mean boring — especially when it comes to dinner. I've been working on my own grocery budget as much to add …

Slow Cookers

5 Things You Can Do When You Don't Know What To Shoot

“I don’t know what to shoot anymore!”<p>How many times have you heard someone make that proclamation? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. I think most of us …

10 Inspiring Books Every Traveler Needs to Read

Whether you’re looking for a paperback to stow in your carry-on, a journal to document your travels in, or an inspiring coffee table volume to feed …

Budgeting

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

Recipes

60 apps that work with Siri Shortcuts

So many suggestions, so much extra time!With the release of iOS 12, many third-party developers have been updating their app to support the Siri …

App Store

How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

I wrote my first blog post two summers ago. And I wish I could erase it from the internet. Reading it is like looking at my middle school Facebook …

Writing

Fiction About Fiction

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE referred to a novel-in-progress as a “kind of hideously damaged infant that follows the writer around.” A partially existent …

David Foster

20 Works of Non-Fiction by Fiction Writers You Love: Part Two

A Contrivance of Horror<p>Thomas Ligotti’s bleak cosmic fiction has earned him a place among the greats of horror, but as it turns out, his …

Non-fiction

Crispy Pork Carnitas Recipe

"There's nothing like carnitas. Cubes of fragrantly spiced pork are slowly cooked in lard until they're crispy on the outside while at the same time …

Recipes