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7 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Confession: When we want to whip up a flavorful meal without spending more than an hour in the kitchen, we turn to quick and easy sheet pan dinners. …

Cooking

13 funny books to get you through tough times

1 of 14<p>Books to make you laugh out loud<p>There’s nothing quite like a good read — or a good laugh. This selection of some of our favorite funny books …

Books

15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books

Heal Your 'Metabolism Gland' and Lose 45 Pounds This Month

You’ve probably heard that going low-carb can do great things for your waistline. Now there’s exciting evidence it can also do great things for your …

Nutrition

Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles

What’s more comforting than saucy chicken over buttered egg noodles?? Nothing. To ensure the silkiest, noodle-coating sauce, make sure the sour cream is room temperature so it blends seamlessly into the hot tomato sauce (otherwise, it might separate and give the sauce a curdled look).<p>Ingredients<p>½ …

19 Whole30 Soup Recipes That Make January Way More Tolerable

We know: It’s so easy to reach for canned soup. And the premade varieties at health food stores can actually be pretty darn good. But most …

This Is The One Way You Should Upgrade Your Life In 2018, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

It sounds cliche to say that you want to improve your life in the new year, but that doesn't mean it's something to be ashamed of — part of growing …

Self-improvement

12 Ways To Be A Less Toxic Person In 2018

Does the 2003 Britney Spears classic "Toxic" speak to you like no other song? Are you totally unable to name your best friend's birthday? Do you make …

Self-help

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar!

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the 172(ish) marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list …

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2017

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60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Self-help

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every night.<p>1 …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

Things You Need to Let Go of If You Want to Be Happy

<b>“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”</b> <b><br>~Epictetus</b><p><i>“I want to be happy</i> …

Five Steps To Self-Love

My younger self was riddled with self-doubt and my self-esteem was incredibly fragile. I felt I was ugly, uncool and fat. I look back now and feel so …

Why Travel Solo? Let's Go to the Heart of the Matter.

Here I was on a tour in China with Overseas Adventure Travel.<p>Why travel solo?<p>Eight and a half years ago, when I started Solo Traveler, I was asked …

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

New York Times

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Health

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

25 Trips to Take During Your Lifetime

Santorini<p>If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and …

30 Healthy Recipes for One, Because You Don't Need Anyone Else

Cooking

Readers Weighed in on the Best Books About the Vietnam War

<i>UPDATE: After we posted this article, Times readers weighed in with their favorite books on the Vietnam War. These 10 books, in addition to the ones below, were recommended multiple times. For fiction: ‘Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War,’ by Karl Marlantes; ‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh</i> …

Books

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

The season promises a veritable cornucopia of enthralling novels and short story collections.<p>As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read …

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My friend CAL and I were talking the other day about wanting to start art journaling again. We decided that we were going to journal a page a day in …

Just-Add-Water Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

Miso soup has never been so portable. Prep this instant lunch the night before, then just add boiling water, wait a few minutes and eat!<p>Special …