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How A Destitute, Abandoned Parisian Boy Became The First Celebrity Chef

The bustling Paris streets were rutted and caked in thick mud, but there was always a breathtaking sight to behold in the shop windows of Patisserie de la Rue de la Paix. By 1814, people crowded outside the bakery, straining for a glimpse of the latest confection created by the young chef who …

France

Sex in the cornfields: The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college

We knew next to nothing about sex, except that it was a sin outside of marriage. So we kept our pleasures secret<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i><p>The Indiana corn weaves like a maze of chastity. …

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

In 'An Excellent Year' For Film, Critic David Edelstein Shares His 12 Favorites

Film critic David Edelstein estimates that he saw 400 films this year — more than enough to fill "a couple of 10-best lists," he tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross. His favorite? The fantasy musical, <i>La La Land,</i> starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.<p>"Everything — the movement of the camera, the colors of …

Gita Jayanti Special: All you need to know about Bhagavad Gita

Gita Jayanti or the anniversary of the day on which the Bhagavad Gita was revealed is celebrated as the Gita Jayanti festival. This day is the 11th …

The Journy app promises to plan your dream trip for $15 a day

You surprised your significant other with a weekend trip right after the holidays.<p>Just the two of you in a beautiful boutique hotel, surrounded by …

This Video Tutorial Teaches You to Balance on Your Hands

The basic crow pose is an advanced-beginner yoga pose that’s a great stepping stone for teaching you to balance on your hands. And it’s like the …

Let Go Or Be Dragged

You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.<br>— Thich Nhat Hanh<p>Next …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Tom Hiddleston

15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Mom used to tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. Mom was right.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has goals in life. We all want to achieve something, big or small, no …

Motivation

Three common arguments for preserving the Electoral College – and why they’re wrong

How did we get here, and how do we democratize presidential elections?<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>In November 2000, newly elected New York Senator Hillary Clinton promised that when she took office in 2001, she would introduce a …

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.<p><i>Donald Trump’s newly named chief strategist and</i> …

Noam Chomsky Predicted Trump's Presidency?

CLAIM<p>Noam Chomsky predicted the movement that created a Trump presidency. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Noam Chomsky called this political moment 6 years …

Noam Chomsky

27 Gifts Any Book Lover Should Add To Their Wish List

Because you can't just ask for a whole list of books... right? The products in this post were updated in October 2017.

Crazy Addictive Cornmeal Biscuits With Cheddar, Chives and Jalapeños

For the novice baker, making buttermilk biscuits from scratch might seem like a terrifying culinary endeavor. But truthfully, this flavored buttery quick bread only requires a few simple steps and a really hot oven. You won’t regret whipping up a batch: Each addictive mouthful is loaded with …

Recipes

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

Time Management

5 Recent Sleeper Horror Movies You Must Seek Out

We’ve been inundated by a number of compelling genre films this year. We’ve seen a few kick ass anthologies, a few highly successful blockbusters and …

The 10 Best Modern Scandinavian Horror Movies

5. Cold Prey (2006, Norway)<p>Cold Prey is similar Dead Snow, but without the humour. Where Dead Snow is over the top, scary, and funny, Cold Prey is …

The Shift in Mindset That Will Help You Get Out of Debt

Getting out of debt isn’t easy, and while there’s plenty of practical advice to help, the psychological toll is a huge, often-overlooked obstacle. …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

Of all the novels on this list, how many have you read and enjoyed? Which books aren't here that you regard as essential? (Why aren't Hemingway or …

Literature

10 best games you may have missed from the past few years

With so many great games coming out all the time, it's easy for things to get lost in the shuffle. Many of the biggest game releases these days ask players to spend dozens (if not hundreds) of hours with them, so there just isn't enough time to see everything.<p>Thankfully, games go on sale all the …

Metroid

Get That Pizza Fix Minus the Carbs With This Chicken Pepperoni Casserole

Is it possible to overload on pizza? Our hearts say no but our bellies say yes. Sometimes we just need to walk away from the dough (so definitely don’t look at these 16 frozen dough recipes). Let’s make that walk a little easier with this pepperoni chicken casserole made with creamy homemade pizza …

Recipes

15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August

The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, …

34 Riveting First Lines From Literature

While you may recognize “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” you might not recall some of literature’s other, equally gripping …

Books

Why Fermentation is Not Just a Passing Trend (& 3 Recipes to Get You Started)

When I mention “<i>fermentatsiya</i>” to my mother and aunties in Ukraine, they giggle: “What’s this hipster word you choose to call our ‘<i>kvashennia</i>’?” Their raised eyebrows say it all.<p>I explain that fermentation (I insist on using the scientific/hipster word) is on-trend for various reasons. “Clean …

Recipes

9 Books to Read After You've Binged on Netflix's Stranger Things

If you’re anything like me (and if you’re reading this, the chances are excellent), you probably spent a goodly portion of the last weekend diving …

Dean Koontz

The “Board Game of the Year” winners have been announced | Ars Technica

Codenames and Isle of Skye take top prizes.<p>Every summer, a jury of board game critics from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria announces its pick for …

Board Games

Crowd the Pan: A Genius, Calmer Way to Cook Mushrooms

Most of the time, cooking mushrooms is the story of trying to understand—of texture management, shrinkage, and <i>wait… where did all the butter go?</i><p>If you’re looking for classic sautéed mushrooms, Julia Child’s no-nonsense method will coax you through all this—hot butter, dry mushrooms, and an …

Recipes