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32 Perfect Books To Kick Off Your Book Club

"Guaranteed to give you the feels."

Meet Mimi Thorisson, the food blogger causing a stir in Medoc

After leaving Paris for rural France, Mimi Thorisson started a food blog, Manger. Three years, one cookbook and a 'viral' cake recipe later, she explains how life has changed<p>If you have not yet browsed Mimi Thorisson's blog, <b>Manger</b>, do. But steel yourself. So intoxicating is her account of life in …

The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works

Oct 30, 2012 by EDITOR<p>The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works<p>Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people …

Eels, 'Mistakes Of My Youth'

The new record by Eels, called <i>The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett,</i> comes out April 22. Unlike the rock 'n' roll sound of Oliver's last album, this one is contemplative and personal, and features a live orchestra.<p>Mark Oliver Everett reflects on the subject matter in this song, "Mistakes of …

Tom Brosseau

Tom Brosseau possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today. Many people who hear him sing, without knowing his name or face, assume the voice belongs to a woman, as he hovers somewhere around the countertenor range, with an unusually pure tone.<p>The beauty of Brosseau's voice is …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Healthy Eating

Start the Day Strong With Peanut Butter and Kale

This peanut butter kale smoothie packs in protein and flavor for a powerfully delicious morning boost.<p>Weekend brunch doesn't have to be an overload of butter and sugar and egg (though sometimes, of course, that's precisely what we want). But for when it's <i>not</i> what we want, it's good to know that …

Cornmeal Crepes with Figs and Pears

4 Servings<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Paper-thin crepes aren’t so fussy. “They’re almost simpler than pancakes,” says pastry chef Megan Garrelts of Rye in Leawood, Kansas.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg<p>½ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup cornmeal<p>2 Tbsp. sugar<p>½ tsp. vanilla extract<p>⅛ tsp. …

'Eating On The Wild Side:' A Field Guide To Nutritious Food

We like to think that if we eat our recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables, we're doing right by our bodies. Think again, says health writer Jo Robinson.<p>In her new book, <i>Eating on the Wild Side,</i> Robinsonargues that our prehistoric ancestors picked and gathered wild plants that were in …

Obamacare Requirements Relaxed For State Insurance Exchanges

(In July 7 story, changes paragraph 4 from saying "only" random checks by health exchanges to random checks in some cases where discrepancies exist)<p>By David Morgan<p>WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - Days after delaying health insurance requirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to …

Tomato and Sweet Onion Salad

6 Servings<p>We love using farmers' market heirloom varieties in this tomato salad recipe.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound ripe mixed tomatoes, cut into wedges<p>1 pint Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, halved<p>1/2 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui), thinly sliced t<p>1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves<p>1/4 cup 1/2-inch …

Elisabeth Moss: From Naif To Player On TV's 'Mad Men'

When <i>Mad Men</i> premiered in July 2007, the character of Peggy Olson was introduced to audiences as Don Draper's naive young secretary. In the seasons that have followed, Peggy has slowly become a talented copywriter and Don's protege, meanwhile trying constantly to create a place for herself in the …

Oliver Sacks, Exploring How Hallucinations Happen

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 6, 2012.</i><p>In Oliver Sacks' book <i>The Mind's Eye,</i> the neurologist included an interesting footnote in a chapter about losing vision in one eye because of cancer that said: "In the '60s, during a period of experimenting with large doses of amphetamines, I …

Review: Anna Von Hausswolff, 'Ceremony'

When you put on Anna Von Hausswolf's second album, <i>Ceremony</i>, everything around you changes — that's its first surprise. That ability to be instantly distinct is the mark of any great record; it's a vibe, and here that vibe is dramatic and stark and, as <i>Ceremony</i> progresses, surprising.<p>Last summer in …

'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

When the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was growing up in Nigeria she was not used to being identified by the color of her skin. That changed when she arrived in the United States for college. As a black African in America, Adichie was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of …

Obama lays out climate action plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524614259_31bd87dd8fd481db1056ee375c6e78e6<p><b>US President Barack Obama has laid out a package of measures aimed at curbing climate change, including limits on emissions from power plants.</b><p>He also …

John Oliver: Topical Comedy With A Crisp Accent

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on</i> Jan. 5, 2010<i>.</i><p>With <i>Daily Show</i> host Jon Stewart on leave for the summer, comedian John Oliver has stepped in to host the show that's become his television home base.<p>Oliver relocated from the U.K. in 2006 to become the "Senior British Correspondent" on <i>The</i> …

Bruce’s Cambridge

As vice chair of the Cambridge Historical Commission, <b>Bruce Irving</b> sees his city as both a hotbed of innovation and a repository of three centuries of history. But after Marathon Monday everything was put in a new light:<p>“Most of the endgame went down behind my favorite pizza shop, Stella’s. The Town …

In Istanbul, raki and a bottomless pit of gluttony

The joys of raki, an aniseed-flavoured alcohol, derive from its role as a catalyst for sharing delicious food and endless hours of conversation.<p>Istanbul will seduce you immediately. She is a sensual city, and it’s easy to fall captive to the beauty of her ancient buildings, the call to prayer …

Cycling one of the world's most famous pilgrimages

The Camino de Santiago, an 800km journey across Spain that attracts about 180,000 pilgrims each year, is not just limited to walkers.

World’s most original Ferris wheels

From a human-powered machine in Utah to China’s traffic-stopping Tianjin Eye, the classic ride is climbing to new heights and taking travellers along for the ride.

Inner Mongolia, China

Experience nomadic culture in the remote Mongolian grasslands, where life in a traditional ger camp is surprisingly rich.

China

The Flaming Lips Present 'Yoshimi' Live In Concert

The fans who jammed into the Belmont nightclub in Austin, Texas, to see The Flaming Lips this past March probably didn't know what hit them. The band was just weeks away from releasing a brand-new and highly anticipated record (<i>The Terror</i>). But instead of showcasing the new work, frontman Wayne …

Flaming Lips

Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

It's kind of surprising that Iron and Wine's Sam Beam has ended up making his living in music. Early on, he received a cautionary lesson from his dad.<p>"My father used to book Motown bands in college," Beam says. "And he imparted some wisdom on me that it's an easy gig to lose your shirt in."<p>Beam …

First Listen: She & Him, 'Volume 3'

<i>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</i><p>For what was once a fairly mysterious project, She & Him has stuck to a straightforward formula. The "She" is actress Zooey Deschanel, the "Him" is M. Ward, and there's a pecking order: The occasional cover aside, these are Deschanel's songs, sung …

Matthew Weiner On 'Mad Men' And Meaning

The sixth season of AMC's <i>Mad Men</i>, which premiered April 7, jumps forward in time a few months from where the fifth season concluded. The first episode of the season comes to a close on New Year's Day 1968. That date was designed to set the tone for the entire season.<p>That year, says <i>Mad Men</i> creator …

Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

Hiking

Pork Meatball Banh Mi

makes 4 sandwiches<p>January 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Hot Chili Mayo<p>2/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)*<p>Meatballs<p>1 pound ground pork<p>1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>3 green onions, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon fish sauce …

Shortcut Ramen with Beef and Mushrooms

2 to 4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Anyone who has made pho will recognize the technique of charring the onions and ginger to add smoky aromatic flavor to this broth, which is exceptional when done with homemade stock, and a brilliant flavor shortcut when using a store-bought stock. …