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Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …

The 5 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts In The World

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Caliente Caribe</i><p>When you hear the words "clothing-optional resort", one of two things come to mind: A sun-soaked orgy that makes your Spring Break memories feel like a Young Life summer camp, or a pool surrounded by lumpy, weathered blobs that resemble the scrap room floor of …

North Atlantic

Laser treatments in your bathroom? 10 at-home products as good as a trip to the dermatologist

You’ve mastered masks, teeth whitening and even D.I.Y. hair color. But at-home lasers and dermabrasion? Yep, the future is now. We rounded up the most impressive products on the market, from gravity-defying face toners to one of the strongest peel in stores. If you’re willing to put in the time, …

Skin Care

9 Pimm’s Cup Recipes to Toast Wimbledon

Much like the Kentucky Derby, Wimbledon is the perfect excuse to trade your PBRs in for some fancy cocktails. So put on your Lacoste, dig out your cocktail shaker and try out these classic summer Pimm’s cup recipes. We rounded up nine of the best ways to enjoy the U.K.’s liquor of choice. Cheers, …

Pimm's Cup

How To Make Ginger Ale - Sweetened Naturally

<b>When I was younger</b>, I never understood why people enjoyed ginger ale. I thought it had a funky taste and I didn’t appreciate the overly-enthusiastic …

Recipes

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Thank you so much! This method is wonderful, and of all the methods I've tried before, this one seems to work the best for me!<br>I do have a query that …

Lodges Robinson Crusoe would love

As an alternative to the Dominican Republic’s all-inclusive resorts, owners are opening more eco-conscious lodges that are small, play a part in the local community – and stunning.<p>For years, a holiday in the Dominican Republic entailed staying at a walled-in, cookie-cutter resort. But not anymore. …

Dominican Republic

Magnolia Bakery's Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

They might be best known for their cupcakes, but Magnolia Bakery's other desserts are just as delicious. Here, Bobbie Lloyd, president and chief baking officer, reveals the recipe for this sweet treat featured at the 2011 Kitchen of the Year.<p><b>YIELDS One 9-inch Pie</b><p><b>Ingredients for the Crust</b><p>1 1/3 cups …

6 Easy DIY Home Cleaning Products

There are many things we detest about cleaning, but the hefty price tag and nasty side effects (read: watery eyes) that come with the supplies needed …

Forgotten Kisses (Chocolate Chip Meringues)

Servings: 30 cookies<p>Total Time: 20 Minutes, plus all night to dry in the oven<p>Ingredients<p>3 large egg whites, at room temperature<br>• 1/8 teaspoon cream of …

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

Valentine's Day Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Kansas. You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she's famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.<p>Your favorite summertime dessert just became portable! As much as I would love to carry shortcakes, strawberries and freshly …

Dessert

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Eric Clapton’s Isolated Guitar Track From the Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (1968)

George Harrison of the Beatles was an accomplished guitar player with a distinctive soloing style. So you might think that with a song as personal …

A Comfortable Work Desk That Holds Everything

After much research, architect and designer Anna Lotova set out to create a workspace for the home that was both pleasurable to work at but also …

10 Sweet Biscuit Recipes We Love

Gallery10 Sweet Biscuit Recipes We Love<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Let's be honest, there's no bad time to have a biscuit. These flaky, buttery breads are versatile, and I like them equally split and topped with an egg for breakfast as I do …

Mustard From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Molly Yeh from my name is yeh explains how she got hooked on mustard and shares a recipe for a homemade version that's good enough to eat with a</i> …

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Black Friday Travel Deals

Skip the long, cold lines of big box stores this Black Friday: savvy shoppers can give the gift of travel, thanks to extremely competitive deals in the market, with savings up to 75%.<p>Below is the list of offers travel providers have tipped us off to or we've found online, most of which begin at 12 …

Cyber Monday

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

From Fitzgerald to Reagan, 5 Letters of Fatherly Advice from History’s Greatest Public Dads

With Father’s Day around the corner, let’s take a moment to pay heed to some of the wisest, most heart-warming advice from history’s famous dads. Gathered here are five timeless favorites, further perpetuating my well-documented love of the art of letter-writing.<p>F. SCOTT FITZGERALD<p>In a 1933 letter …

Mayonnaise Is a Chocolate Cake's Best Friend

<i>recipe by Sportello, photograph by Matt Duckor</i><p>There are some desserts in the world that we'll always have room for, come cheesy gut bomb or 20-course tasting menu. One such dessert is chocolate cake. Because of this, we're always looking for ways to make our chocolate cakes more moist, more …

Grandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Your new favorite autumn dessert.</i><p>WHO: Jvcooks is our beloved Test Kitchen Manager -- and a true kitchen ninja.<p>WHAT: An …

The Best Strategies for Rolling Out Pie Crust and Cookie Dough

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Are pastry cloths and rolling pin covers necessary, or do you just need a heavy</i> …