Kelli Sommers Nielson

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How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust for Apple Pies

Nothing's more classic than apple pie! An apple pie crust recipe can be difficult to perfect, but we're here to help.<p>There’s no doubt: A homemade …

Pie

10 harsh lessons that will make you more successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond …

Success

8 Totally Eighties Horror and Science Fiction Books

In the summer of 1982, Five friends found a strange stone box in the woods. Each of them left something important in it, and agreed to three rules: …

Books

These Sam’s Club Chicken Nuggets Really Do Taste Like Chick-fil-A’s

There’s no denying that Chick-fil-A’s nuggets are in a league of their own; no other fast food chicken product can compare to these meaty, succulent …

Cooking

The world’s top nonfiction authors are reading these six books

The Next Big Idea Club has kicked off its third season of bringing groundbreaking, life-changing books to its worldwide community of nonfiction …

Self-improvement

I Sleep Until Noon and Maybe You Should, Too | Inc.com

Tim Cook famously rises at 3:45 AM. That sounds impressive and productive and all that until you realize that for Cook to get up that early and still get 8 hours of sleep, he needs to be in bed by 7:45 PM.<p>Hey, what kind of lazy, low-energy loser goes to bed before the sun sets? Cook touts that he …

Tim Cook

This Is How You Take Classic Rice Krispies Squares To The Next Level

Rice Krispies squares are a quintessential lunchbox treats for kids (and grown-ups too!). But skip the pre-packaged, store-bought squares in favour …

Dessert

How This Will End

Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers.<p>Michael Gerson, one of the most eloquent and principled critics of Donald Trump, insists that we are at June 1973, the moment when John Dean’s testimony broke the dam that a year later swept Richard Nixon off into disgrace. Others …

Donald Trump

An 80-Year Harvard Study Says This 1 Thing Will Make You Happier and Healthier

Our lives depend on our relationships. From the moment we're born, we rely on others to help raise us, nurture us, care for us. No matter how independent or self-reliant we become, we will always accomplish more with the help of others.<p>But achievements are only the beginning.<p>Robert Waldinger is a …

Happiness

10 of the Greatest First Lines in Literature (and what you can learn about writing from them)

Never judge a book by its cover, but what about its first line?Writing is not about only plot, it is about the actual <i>art</i> of writing …

Literature

This Is the Only Birthday Cake Recipe You Need

You could order a birthday cake, but this birthday cake recipe is even better than the bakery kind—and it's easy to make, too.<p>A favorite birthday …

Dessert

The Only Buttermilk Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a <i>must</i>. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to …

Recipes

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.<p>Bone is a living tissue that reacts to the stresses we place on it. Every year, about 10 percent of our oldest bone matter is expelled from the body and replaced by fresh bone, and exercise and sports can make that incoming fresh bone denser …

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

When is it OK to quit church? Here are five reasons to leave

Americans change churches like home owners change air filters – throw a little dirt or time in a certain direction and it’s time for a change.<p>According to Pew Research, there are four primary reasons why people change churches:<p>· Sermon quality<p>· Welcoming environment/people<p>· Style of worship<p>· …

Home Ownership

Jennifer Garner Started Making This Recipe 'Years Ago' and Now It's Her 'Family's Top Request'

Jennifer Garner is making her love of pizza very well known.<p>Although the actress has experimented with many pizza dough recipes like those from Cooks …

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

Originally published by Real Simple<p>You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat …

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds

Since 1900, average life expectancy around the globe has more than doubled, thanks to better public health, sanitation and food supplies. But a new study of long-lived Italians indicates that we have yet to reach the upper bound of human longevity.<p>“If there’s a fixed biological limit, we are not …

Research

Quick curry recipe

Veggie thai yellow curry that has an indulgent touch<p>Cook up a saucy massaman curry that hits all the right flavour notes<p>Lamb rump steak is economical …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

The Best Chickpeas to Use for Homemade Hummus

Chances are, you have a container of hummus in your refrigerator right now. And chances are, it’s pre-made from the supermarket. There’s no shame in …

Vegan

Mini Citrus Monkey Bread

1. <b>Make the Monkey Bread:</b> Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease 12 mini Bundt pans (or large-cavity muffin pans) with nonstick spray.<p>2. Divide the pizza …

Glazed Blueberry-Blackberry Turnovers

Makes 6 Servings<p>If the dough starts to soften as you form these, pop it back in the fridge for ten minutes to firm back up.<p>July 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Turnovers<p>¾ cup fresh (or frozen, thawed) blueberries<p>¾ cup fresh (or frozen, thawed) halved blackberries<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>2 teaspoons finely grated …

The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease three 8-in. round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease paper. Dust pans with flour<p>On another sheet of waxed …

From Whipped Feta To Falafel: 11 Must-Try Mediterranean Recipes

Even if you’re staying close to home this summer, you can still take your tastebuds on a far-flung adventure. From Italy to Greece to the Middle East to North Africa, these recipes will transport you to the sunny Mediterranean Sea.<p><b>1. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip</b><p>This is an American riff on <i>htipiti</i>, the …

Brilliant short story about being trapped in an infinite IKEA

The SCP Foundation features unsettling horror and SF stories, all posed as the technical reports of a secret international consortium whose job is to …

Move Over, Mayo: These 20 Aioli Recipes Meet All Your Dipping Needs

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our</i> <i>Hit Refresh</i> <i>series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Look, we love ketchup, mayo, mustard, and all your other …

Cooking