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Onigiri 101: How to Make Japanese Rice Balls

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you need to know about making this food truck treat at home.</i><p>Onigiri are a type of Japanese rice ball made from sushi rice packed tightly around a salty …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

How Did Toast Become the Latest Artisanal Food Craze?

962<p>SHARES<p>All the guy was doing was slicing inch-thick pieces of bread, putting them in a toaster, and spreading stuff on them. But what made me …

6 Powerful Quotes To Remember Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger, the singer and songwriter who charged the way for the revival of American folk music, died on Monday at the age of 94. Known for creating hits like "We Shall Overcome" and The Byrd's chart-topping "Turn! Turn! Turn!," Seeger often spoke out on the belief that powerful music could …

Boston Marathon elite field for 2014 announced

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will feature the fastest field in the history of the event, race sponosr John Hancock Financial announced …

The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014.<p>A couple of manifestations stand out. One is the prevalence of measles …

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Authors similar to Gabriela Garcia Marquez

What else do readers of Gabriela Garcia Marquez read? The closer two writers are, the more likely someone will like both of them. Click on any name …

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Olympic dreams still alive for Mainers

With less than a month before the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, seven Mainers are in the final stages of qualifying events.<p>Russell …

Road to Sochi: Mainer boosts chances for Olympic moguls berth

Troy Murphy of Bethel took a big step toward securing a berth on the U.S. Olympic team Thursday with a career-best fifth-place finish at the World …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

2013: The Year in Charts

Some of this year’s business stories are easier to convey in charts than in words. Consider the astounding rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which reached its highest level ever. An old-fashioned chart from Google Finance shows 2013 as a row of pastel-blue stalagmites, all lined up on a …