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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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To Wheat or Not to Wheat

Is eliminating this ubiquitous grain the key to weight management—and to curing so much more that ails us? Sari Botton decodes the wheat belly diet.<p>It's something you see more and more: Brunch companions shunning the muffin basket. Houseguests calling ahead to ask if you'll be serving pasta. …

27 Dreamy Campers That Will Make You Want To Drop Everything For The Open Road

Sell your house and quit your day job because LIFE IS A (COZY) HIGHWAY.

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cucumber noodles in peanut sauce

i know that for many of you are still fighting through winter weather, but we’ve been having a heat wave (or maybe this is normal for the desert?) …

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Simple Springtime Dishes

Shrimp Pot Stickers with Sriracha-Ginger Dipping Sauce

These addictive shrimp pot stickers are the perfect party appetizer. Feel free to double the dipping sauce recipe and use it later as a tangy stir-fry sauce or as a marinade for chicken, pork, or beef.

Beef and Scallion Stir-Fry

Hoisin sauce has a rich, sweet flavor; look for it in the Asian section of your market.

Chicago Blackhawks selling Stanley Cup season melted ice a.k.a. water

Could you imagine, as a Chicago Blackhawks fan, owning a piece of the ice on which your favorite team skated the Stanley Cup in June? Unfortunately, …

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Ryanair investigation prompts call for new fuel guidelines

Although the Madrid-based Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC) confirmed that Ryanair had not breached air safety regulations, it noted that the airline operates flights with minimal fuel to save money, which “leaves none for contingencies”, the industry magazine …

Easy & Delicious Recipes to Impress a Date?

<b>Q:</b> I'm a single, 27-year-old gal with a problem: when it comes to cooking for someone, especially a date, I get extremely nervous! What is a …

Five heavenly country house hotels

From a 16th-century castle in the Austrian Alps to a rustic hideaway on a Tuscan hillside, escape the city heat at these secluded summer bolt holes.<p>There are few things more relaxing than escaping to the countryside. From historic mansions to rustic retreats, here are a few of the best secluded …

14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

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Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

Top iPad apps on sale

Find daily discounts on top iPad apps here as we scan the store to select only the best apps with super savings on their normal price. Sign up to our …

The best iPhone apps for travel

What are all the different apps you might need while traveling? When you think about it, there are many! If you go somewhere where they speak a …

Top iPad apps gone free

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 25 minutes ago<p>We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only …

The 25 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World

Millions of travelers ranked their favorite landmarks, parks, museums, amusement and water parks around the world.<p>The incredible landmarks span the globe and include everything from 1,000-year-old temples to modern day cathedrals.<p>Peru's Machu Picchu took the number one spot, followed closely by …

The 8 Cheapest Destinations In Europe

The continent has plenty on offer that won't break your bank account, but you have to know where to look.<p>If you're strapped for cash and want the best bang for your buck, here are 8 of the best value destinations in Europe.<p>Note: The prices listed here are approximate and may fluctuate considerably …

Knowledge Management

What To Do With Cornmeal (Other Than Just Make Cornbread)

My cupboards are full of half-bags. A half bag of hazelnut flour from when I made linzer cookies, maybe a quarter bag of chickpea flour for when I want to make socca or panelle. Same goes with cornmeal—or at least it used to. I'd leave a never-quite-empty bag hanging around in case I made skillet …

5 Traditional Pastries You Must Try in Berlin (and Where to Get Them)

Gallery5 Traditional Pastries You Must Try in Berlin (and Where to Get Them)<p>When in Berlin, priority definitely goes to eating <i>pfannkuchen</i>, a jelly-filled doughnut which is akin to the city's signature sweet. But don't stop there—when it comes to choosing a runner-up for the traditional Berlin …

Taste Test: Trader Joe's Dark 70 Chocolate Bars

It feels like every time I stop by Trader Joe's, I'm sucked into buying chocolate. I've identified five reasons for this. 1. Pretty packaging 2. Pretty packaging placed strategically near the checkout line that screams, "Why the heck not?" 3. Good prices 4. [Often] good quality 5. New products to …

Cookie Monster: Peanut Butter Oat Cookies with Salted Honey Buttercream

About a month ago, fellow SE editor Jamie and I popped into Nolita Mart to chat over a cup of joe. We had already put in our order when I wandered over to the cookie case. "Oh," I said, "those look good." In one glass jar was a pile of salted honey peanut butter cookies. Correctly interpreting my …

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