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

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

21 One-Pot Pastas for Those Nights You *Can't Even* With Cooking

There’s really never a bad time for pasta. Need a simple weeknight dinner? Toss together some noodles in garlic and oil. Cooking for a special …

Here’s how to grow garlic, onions, shallots and leeks

If you can overlook the inevitable bad breath, there are many reasons to fill your gardens with alliums — onions, garlic, shallots and leeks.<p>Master …

Peep At This Couple's Epic Road Trip Across All 59 US National Parks

Photographers Matthew and Renee Hahnel have spent the last six months roaming cacti-dotted deserts, hiking mountainous terrain, admiring serene …

National Parks

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

Here Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Awards

It began with more than 1,500 books.<p>With all the works submitted by publishers, the judges for this year's National Book Awards have had their hands (and bookshelves) full the past few months. But that daunting number of contenders winnowed further Wednesday, as the National Book Foundation …

Books

9 Fall Meal-Prep Lunches That Will Be the Prettiest Things to Hit Your Desk

Alright, guys, it's time to clean up our acts, and meal prep is the easiest way to start. Summer seems to have gone by in an endless blur of …

These Are The Books You Need To Add To Your Reading List This Fall

Autumn is the perfect time of year to cozy up with a warm drink -- it <i>is</i> Pumpkin Spice Latte season, after all — and of course, a good book. When the …

'My Absolute Darling' Is Hard To Read, Harder To Put Down

Just a few pages into <i>My Absolute Darling</i>, Martin Alveston quizzes his 14-year-old daughter, Turtle, on her vocabulary; it's a subject the young girl is having considerable trouble with at her middle school. Frustrated by his daughter's progress, Martin tosses her notebook across the room, and …

Northern California

10 Easy Herb Plants to Grow Even If You Have the Opposite of a Green Thumb

With all the noted benefits of herbs — including stregthening bones, improving the heart's circulation, and boosting memory — why not try your hand …

How to Stay Clean on a Road Trip

It takes more than a pack of toothpicks to feel fresh and clean on the road<p>The reality of travel toiletries can be pretty grim: tiny shampoo bottles, brittle bars of hotel soap, products unceremoniously confiscated from your carry-on by airport security. Here are six travel essentials that will see …

Skin Care

You Don't Need Cabinets Above Your Kitchen Sink

Free your waaaaaaalls and the rest will follow<p>No matter how svelte, how knobless, how blindingly white they are painted, upper kitchen cabinets take up a whole lot of head space in a room that benefits hugely from cleanliness and fresh air. So why not get rid of them? Traditionalists will, of …

The Ultimate 50 States Reading List

Join us on a reading road trip.<p>Explore the United States with this coast-to-coast reading list. We’ve compiled 50 books (and plays!) set in the 50 …

Glacier National Park still has glaciers, for now

There’s good news and bad news regarding the future of Glacier National Park.<p>The bad news has to do with science. Long-term studies indicate that the famous ice fields that inspired the park’s name are, in fact, shrinking. And, yes, the same research predicts that all 25 named glaciers likely will …

National Parks

20+ Road Trip Must-Haves

Travel with these essentials for a whine-free ride. (Cute dog optional.)<p>1 of 21<p>Nicole Price Fasig<p>Waze<p>No matter how well you may think you know the …

Healthy Eating

Our Editors' Culture Picks of the Month

The books, movies, music, and podcasts we couldn't stop talking about in June<p>When work’s out, <i>Outside</i> staffers are tagging peaks, road tripping, camping under the stars, and mastering our margarita recipes. In between all of that, we like to stay on top of the culture. We’re nerds for nonfiction and …

Books

Colorado Ups Recreation Game With Statewide Trail Map

Colorado must be feeling pretty good about things right now. When the outdoor industry gathers in Utah for its annual trade show in late July, the …

Trails

Ski, Run, Climb, and Bike? This Is Your Dream Gear Shed.

Photo: Alison Vagnini<p>Tony Krupicka is one of the world’s foremost ultra runners. The 33-year-old Nebraska native is a two-time winner of the Leadville 100 and the 50-Mile Trail National Championships, and he’s placed second in the county’s original ultra—Western States 100. Last month, he let us …

Skiing

How to plan the perfect road trip

In 2006, my boyfriend and I drove from Colorado to Moab, Utah, for a week of desert exploration. For 300 miles, we had no problems. Then the gas light came on, 40 miles from Moab and at least an hour after we had passed the last service station. Did we panic? No. The impending calamity only fed our …

RVs

28 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Figure Out When to Plant Your Garden With This Calculator

How do you know when to plant your tomatoes and other warm-weather crops?For those of us in temperate climates, we do our planting in and around …

Gardening

Elevate your gardening skills (and save space) with climbing crops

In the garden, we’re always trying to make the most of the space we’ve got, especially if we live in a city or town. “Leafy suburb” is a positive phrase, evoking beautiful old trees and welcome summer shade. “Yard with a dinky patch of sun for vegetables” doesn’t have the same ring to it.<p>In …

Gardening

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

10 national parks you can explore with your dog

ALTHOUGH most of the 58 national parks in the country don’t allow dogs, in order to not to disturb the wildlife, a few permit dogs on a leash and in …

14 Protein-Packed Lunches for Plant-Based Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day. Well, sorry chia pudding, but we want to argue that by highlighting the fact that lunch is pretty dang important too. Once our morning coffee wears off and we’re headed into the afternoon, we *need* a healthy dose of protein to help us motor …

10 Tips for Better Canyon Photography

<i>By</i> <i>Jonathan Irish</i><p>With steep narrow walls and tricky, high-contrast lighting, canyons are notoriously difficult to photograph. Whether it is the Grand Canyon or a narrow slot chasm, most people get frustrated trying to walk away with a great picture while visiting a canyon. Black Canyon of the …

How to Grow Your Own Food Even If You Live In a Tiny Apartment

We asked the urban gardening pros.<p><i>This story is part of our Guide to Modern Homesteading. Read the other stories in the series here.</i><p>The first time I had my own garden, it wasn’t really my own.<p>I was in college in Southern California, and my friend and I tended to a small plot on a communal farm as …

Gardening

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

There are good no-bake bars, and then there are really amazing no-bake bars that people gush over and remember for months to come. These are most …

Dessert

9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers

Short of standing in front of the house with a plate of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, there is no more welcoming way to greet visitors …