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22 recipes to cook in April

Spring is in the air — and in your supermarket.<p>Or better yet, the farmers market. More produce, from artichokes to watercress, is in season, and it's …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want To Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to …

17 Things Everyone Who Dates A Writer Should Know

If you mix up "you're" and "your", then this probably isn't meant to be.

17 Of The Most Powerful Things Latinos Said In 2015 That Got Us Thinking

Diversity, immigration, feminism and more -- these celebrities covered it all.<p>Latinos gave us plenty to think about in 2015, and it's time to revisit some of the best mic drop moments of the year.<p>From pointing out Hollywood's lack of diversity to exemplifying the importance of redefining …

The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

A Christmas Lasagne

This is celebration in a lasagne pan.<p>Aside from being better if assembled ahead, being meatless and needing no accompaniments, if you’ve not tasted …

The Glamorous Life of a Top Rated Author

As you know we are Celeste, Kim and Natalie and we are the mothers behind two award winning books: It's Really 10 Months: Delivering the truth about the glow of pregnancy and other blatant lies and It's Really 10 Months Special Delivery: A Collection of Stories From Girth to Birth.<p>We get asked …

From “A New Hope” to no hope at all: “Star Wars,” Tolkien and the sinister and depressing reality of expanded universes

When fantasy sagas never end, we see the cycles of brutality and totalitarianism that fuel them don’t, either<p><b>Note:</b> Some spoilers near the end for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” though I try to be vague.<p>Not long after completing “The Lord of the Rings,” J.R.R. Tolkien briefly began work on a sequel …

Music in 2016: A look ahead

<b>The past year was when the planet's biggest pop stars went missing in action.</b><p>Kanye West was supposed to have an album ready for his (divisive) headline performance at Glastonbury - but the record, at first titled So Help Me God, then renamed SWISH, has failed to materialise.<p>Fans even petitioned the …

What to Get Your Divorcing Friend for Christmas: 20 Best Divorce Books

It's down to the wire. You've only got a few days to figure out what you can give your divorcing friend for Christmas. You don't want to get too personal, yet you don't want to seem insensitive either. You want to be helpful, but you don't want to meddle. So, what is the perfect gift? How about a …

The film predictions we got right – and wrong – in our 2015 preview

Oh the giddy naivety of January: a year’s worth of films lying ahead, sight unseen, possibilities endless. And the bittersweet reflection of December: the hits, the misses, that film where Jennifer Lopez was given a first edition of a book written in ancient Greece.<p>The best films of 2015 in the UK: …

Rachel McAdams

The Best Movie Pairs of 2015

From fellow soldiers forming a platonic bond to a romance as beautiful as its costumes, the best movie pairs of 2015 spanned every kind of relationship, but made us want to be part of every single one of them. Yes, even the one between a spy and the villainess trying to kill her.

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …

Happiness

17 January Gym Discounts That Are Too Cheap to Pass Up

It's like they're paying you to join!<p>The only thing more difficult than keeping a fitness resolution is parting with the cash to support it. (Gym memberships ain't cheap!)<p>While these January gym deals might not move you to get your money's worth, they <i>will</i> soften the blow when you set out to achieve …

You Can Order These Adorable Cat Marshmallows Just In Time For Christmas

We’re down to the wire, people! The holidays are right around the corner, and if these 99 gifts under $99 aren’t quite hitting the mark for your …

Cute

Matthew McConaughey, Rainn Wilson, Bryce Dallas Howard & More Come Out in Full Force at Star Wars Premiere – and Post About It on Social Media!

If there’s one movie that can get celebrities to show their true fandom colors with the rest of the world, it’s <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>Monday night’s premiere of …

All The Book Adaptations You're Going To Want To See Next Year

Whimsy, wonder and what could be the next “Gone Girl."<p>It’s looking like 2016 will <i>not</i> be the year the Salinger estate relents to a <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> adaptation, which is bad for the closet Caulfield devotees among us.<p>There’s good news, too, though: so many great books are getting the on-screen …

THE A-LIST: The 30 coolest, most famous people in Hollywood right now

The entertainment industry is driven by a constant game of one-upmanship: Who has star power and who doesn't are questions that drive decisions about what gets made and how many people pay attention.<p>This year, Jennifer Lawrence established herself as the most-liked human in Hollywood, equally adept …

The 20 best fiction books of 2015

To compile the list, Goodreads' editors nominated titles frequently reviewed on the site, which were then voted on by readers.<p>This year's selections cover everything from immigration to disease to true tests of friendship.<p>Scroll to see the 20 fiction titles you need to add to your reading list …

6 Creativity Habits For People Who Think They’re Not Creative

Everyone is creative. (No, really.) Here’s how to unleash your best ideas.<p>Think about the roles and responsibilities in your office. There are probably people you think of as “creative”—maybe those in product or graphic design, marketing, and even sales. Then there are those who don’t immediately …

The Best Overlooked Performances of 2015

There were dozens of great performances in 2015, many of which are already, deservedly, winning praise from awards groups and critics looking over the year as a whole. But we’re here to highlight some of the performances that were just as stunning but perhaps a bit overlooked—some even from the …

TV

Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds, Brown Butter, and Lime

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>The perks of being a cauliflower: When the veg is deeply roasted and drizzled with butter, there are many.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 large head of cauliflower<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

Recipes

Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps

We’re just a few days from Thanksgiving in the United States as I write this, and as usual, the holiday shopping season is getting underway, complete with the requisite sales. Not to be outdone, on Friday, Microsoft kicked off a ten-day sale during which select hot movies, music, games, and apps …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

7 Supplements That Melt Fat

Want to lose more weight without eating less? Add these fat-burning nutrients to your diet and accelerate your weight loss by up to 70 percent<p>Foods to Help You Lose<p>You can lose weight without starving yourself or drastically restricting your food choices. You can eat reasonable portions and put in …

Nutrition

The authors who prove it's never too late to write a book

It's not uncommon to see recommendation lists celebrating the talents of young authors. Granta publishes a 'Best of Young British Novelists' list every ten years - the next one due in 2023 - and the New Yorker's '20 under 40' list is widely considered to be "big business" in the literary world. …

Books

5 Smart Ways to Reclaim Your Bedroom Zen

And finally get a good night's sleep.<p>The bedroom, a place that should be dedicated to rest and repose, is too often a dumping ground for things to be repaired, clothes to be returned, items to donate, and detritus that just doesn't fit anywhere else. And if you're plagued by insomnia, all the more …

Minimalism

DIY Projects for a First Apartment (That You’ll Use For Years)

Moving into your first apartment <i>(or your 50th)</i>? If you're in the mood for DIY projects but want to put your time, energy and money into making items …