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86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

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10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life …

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

Books

The Art of Reading, Remembering, and Retaining More Books

“I just sit in my office and read all day.”<p>This is how Warren Buffett, one of the most successful people in the business world, describes his day. …

28 Holiday(ish) Cocktails That Make Any Solo Night or Party Festive

The quickest way to feel more festive, whether you want to add some class to your solo evening or if you're hosting a crowd, is to break out the best cocktail recipe you've got. Something as simple as a Gimlet or a Moscow Mule still requires mixing and serving in a fancy glass, making things a lot …

5 New York Bartenders Share Their Recipes for the Best 3-Ingredient Fall Cocktails to Make at Home

As fall descends on us, so does the temperature outside. I’m going to help you justify the temptation to stay in with tipples to keep you company. The good news is, not all great cocktails are complicated nor difficult to make. I’ve enlisted the help of five of New York City’s top bartenders to …

Online Life

A Spicy-Hot Cranberry Chutney With a Life Well Beyond Thanksgiving

If you love your Aunt Mabel’s cranberry sauce as is, then this chutney won’t convince you to change. But if you’ve been longing for something a little bit different at the Thanksgiving meal—or searching for a place to incorporate a more diverse range of flavors—then this is just the dish.<p>The …

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

10 Genius (And Delicious) Ways To Use Your Spiralizer

Zoodles are having quite a year. The low-carb take on spaghetti has taken wholesome kitchens—not to mention Instagram—by storm, with camera-ready zucchini noodles replacing pasta as a healthier alternative. And you can thank the spiralizer for their superstar status. You know, that go-to gadget …

Healthy Eating

Green Goddess Dressing: The Retro Recipe That Keeps On Giving

There are lots of formerly trendy foods that have failed to maintain their cult status. Green goddess dressing isn’t one of them.<p>There are lots of …

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In a large bowl, stir together fish sauce, coconut milk, ginger and lime zest and juice. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at …

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Prepare a grill for medium-high heat cooking. Thread tomatoes and bread onto six 8-inch skewers, alternating as you go, and then thread cheese …

How to Break Your Addiction to Work

For many of us, working simply feels good. But just because it feeds your ego or makes you feel important, that doesn’t mean it’s actually good for you. How do you break the cycle of working long hours at the office and constantly checking email at home? How do you persuade those around you — …

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

7 Easy Dinners That Are Insanely Delicious

Delicious food is the number one priority, IMO.

How to meal plan like a pro

Meal planning is a skill many of us are yet to master.<p>Many of us live fast-paced, busy lives rushing from one commitment to the next. When we're …

This Mason Jar Ramen Recipe Will Forever Change Your Lunch Game

Making lunches to bring to work can be daunting. The food prep and cooking just takes too much time. If that go-to chopped salad recipe is starting to feel like a deadbeat relationship, keep reading. We’ve got an easy-to-prep, make-ahead and healthy ramen recipe that will spice up your lunch menu! …

Recipes

Q&A With Jamie Dimon on the Future of Finance

Jamie Dimon on Finance: ‘Who Owns the Future?’<p>By John Micklethwait | March 1, 2016<p>Photographs by Ashley Gilbertson<p>From<p>What is the future of finance? …

6 unconventional business books that will completely change your perspective

And to what end? Aren't most of them just about the same? So many repetitions of the same tired advice. It can feel like there isn't much left to learn.<p>But that's actually an illusion created by conventional wisdom. It's human nature to like things that you agree with and that confirm what you …

Better Tomorrow Vegan Chili

<b>(Hot soup)</b><p>The story of chili always ends with the statement that it’s better the second day. So why don’t we just make it ahead of time and consider …

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

9 Bento Boxes and Other Ways to Pack Your Lunch in the 21st Century

You know how you used to pack your lunch box every day, emblazoned with your favorite action figure, Little Pony, or Sailor Moon character? Maybe you picked one out during back-to-school shopping every year, and you carried it with pride as it kept your PB&J safe and sound? And then you grew up, …

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How to Make Your Tofu Taste Like Pork

This is the dish that will convert even hardcore carnivores into tofu lovers. And you don't need a recipe to make it.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to</i> …

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19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Easy One-Bowl Recipes Are Your Winter Supper Solution

And they're healthy, too.<p>Winter meals usually feature classic comfort food dishes -- lasagna, mac and cheese, braised meats -- but that's not always the best choice for fueling us through the long, cold months ahead. What we really need are foods that will make us feel energized when we can't count …

24 great books on startups and entrepreneurs that I must read in 2016

One of my favorite activities at the start of the year is to list out books I intend to read – and I do read some of them too eventually! For those …

18 Salads to Brighten Up Your Winter Meals

When the temperatures start dipping into the 30s and below, I dip into my repertoire of hearty, slow-cooked dishes to keep me and my kitchen toasty. Nothing makes you feel cozier on a cold day than an herb-crusted roast or thick stew—the flavor deepening over hours on the stovetop or in the oven, …

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Jam

You know you love Brussels sprouts and bacon, but have you ever tried Brussels sprouts and bacon jam? You (and your hungry party guests) are in for a …

Food

The best dishes from the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants - Inside Scoop SF

Hungry for fried chicken or a great burger? Love pizza? Trying to find the freshest oysters in town? Want to be enticed by an exciting combination you’ve probably never had before?<p>It’s all here in my top dishes from the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants, a guide that was was published yesterday in …