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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. May's batch of tracks blurs rigid genre lines and explore several different shades of the human condition.<p>This month's playlist features Shannon Shaw's nuanced juxtaposition …

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20 Pasta Recipes You Can Make in Less than 20 Minutes

Pasta is known for being a quick weeknight dinner, but just how quickly can you make it? How about 20 minutes or less? It's hard not to like the …

12 Best Books From the 2000s That We Still Love to Read Today

Kazuo Ishiguro<p>This novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is a devastating examination of love and the loss of innocence. It centers on a trio of friends – Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy – who first meet at an exclusive and secluded boarding school in the English countryside. When they come together …

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The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

19 Essential D.C. Bars

The work hard, play hard attitude in D.C. has birthed a class of must-visit bars ranging from shot-slinging watering holes with plenty of personality to refined cocktail dens focused on showcasing locally produced spirits. Whether pulling up a chair alongside beer geeks at Bluejacket or soaking up …

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

5 Trendy Places To Shop Online That Aren't Zara And H&M

I have Valentino taste, but a Zara budget.<p>Seriously. I regularly find myself strolling through Saks Fifth Avenue, hoping there's a secret sale on …

14 Heart-Pounding Books Like Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation

<i>This post was originally published on The Portalist. It has been reproduced here with permission. For more from The Portalist, follow them on</i> …

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18 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers Ready in 30 Minutes

When it comes to getting dinner on the table with minimal effort and just 30 minutes on the clock, I firmly believe that the sheet pan is your …

6 Beauty Products to Tone Down Brassy Hair

It can be tough to maintain a colored-treated mane when your wallet is running on empty. Luckily, when your strands begin to look brassy or your locks have lost their luster, there are color-correcting shampoos and conditioners that can bestow a little TLC without breaking the bank. Scroll on to …

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3 New Books to Help You Get Subversive

Speaking truth to power is hard, because most don’t want to hear it. It can also be quite dangerous. It’s a little easier to couch it in fictional terms, as a novel or short story can reach and convince a wider audience while maintaining some plausible deniability. This doesn’t mean that the danger …

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11 Sci-Fi Books to Binge While You Wait for “Star Wars Episode VIII”

After watching the new trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> on repeat last month, we can’t wait to dress up in our Rey and Finn costumes and soak in the entirety of <i>Episode VIII</i> when it hits theaters on December 15. But since we still have a month to wait until the next installment of our favorite …

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11 Mid-Atlantic Small Towns That'll Charm Your Socks Off

From tiny towns that helped turn the tide in the Revolutionary War to quaint seaside villages and those that welcome trailblazers of all kinds, …

11 Vegetarian Sheet Pan-Inspired Dinner Recipes You Wouldn’t Believe

You’ve probably noticed that sheet pan dinners have become a weeknight staple in the homes of many. Much like all of those one-pot curries and slow cooker meals, they bring a sense of ease to your weeknights by offering you a fuss-free way to create deliciously nourishing meals with just a little …

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19 On-the-Go Vegan Breakfasts for When You’ve Hit Snooze Too Many Times

Vegan or not, everyone has their go-to vegan recipes when you’re eating healthy. But when you’re running late and have no time to make pancakes, you need to have plenty of grab-and-go vegan breakfast recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re a donut fan or you prefer something savory like a breakfast …

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19 Chocolate and Pumpkin Desserts to Sweeten Up Your Autumn Day

During the fall, pumpkin recipes are <i>obviously</i> the go-to dessert choice for most people. But let’s face it: You can never officially say goodbye to chocolate. Instead of choosing between the two, bring them both together with perfectly balanced pumpkin chocolate treats. Think about it — how much …

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14 Sweet and Savory Oatmeals to Warm Your Belly This Fall

It’s been hammered into our heads since we were wee little children: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So we figured, might as well make the best of it! It’s easy to make time for brekky when you can bite into a scrumptious breakfast sandwich or scoot out the door with a couple of …

16 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

If there are two things that just about everyone hates, it’s doing anything but binge watching Netflix on a Sunday and worrying about what to pack for your impressive make-ahead lunch for Monday. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to both of those things: slow cooker chicken. Sure, you’ve been …

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15 Egg-Free, Protein-Packed Breakfasts to Start Your Day Off Right

We all know how important it is to start your day with some protein. Doing so can reduce hunger cravings throughout the day and give you the energy you need to get things done. But while we *totally* love eggs (in fact, we put eggs on pretty much everything), some days simply call for an egg-free …

Snuggle Up to the 26 Coziest Fall Pasta Recipes

The only thing cozier than a big bowl of pasta is a big bowl of Fall pasta. Something about the combination of carbs and butternut squash, sage, brussels sprouts, and more autumnal ingredients makes you want to curl up on the couch and indulge in a helping (or two) of comfort food. From butternut …

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17 Modern + Minimalist DIY Plant Stands That’ll Transform Your Space

Plants already do a pretty good job of sprucing up our homes, but you’re ready to take it to the next level. Upgrade your favorite potted plant with a DIY plant stand that’s sure to transform your space. Whether you dig monochromatic metallic planters or color-dipped wooden stands, this list of …

14 Healthy Recipes for Grilled Fish to Kick Off Warm Weather

It might seem like you were just grocery shopping for winter salads, but now it’s time to break out the grill for healthy warm-weather noms. This is where fish comes into play. It’s nutritious, versatile and pretty much begs to be thrown on the grill. You already have plenty of grilled skewer …

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Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

19 Healthy 30-Minute Salmon Recipes

If you’ve wanted to cook more seafood but aren’t sure where to start, salmon is a great gateway fish. It’s extremely versatile, whether you’re looking for a simple sheet pan dinner or something a little more adventurous like curry. Even more incentive is the fact that salmon is rich in the fatty …

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20 Grilled Skewer Recipes to Get You Ready for Barbecue Season

It’s *finally* that time. We’re consistently feeling the sun on our skin, the stores are full of brightly colored fashions and the neighbors are already grilling. Ready to jump on the outdoor-cooking bandwagon? There’s no better grill-ready meal than kabob recipes full of your favorite meats and …

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Yes, You Can Lose Weight as a Runner: Try Fasted Aerobic Workouts

After 17 days of incorporating fasted aerobic workouts into my regimen I've lost six pounds, which is about 5 percent weight loss.<p>To put this into context, I finished my first half marathon a year ago and have finished a total of five since then. In December 2015 I finished my first …

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

17 One-Pot Spring Dinners That Go Way Beyond Pasta

Once spring rolls around, the weather pleads for you to spend more time outside rather than in the kitchen cooking elaborate meals and then having to clean up a ton of dishes. You already know all about the magical world of sheet-pan dinner recipes, but some of these one-pot meals are so quick, …

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