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4 Recipes for Making Your Takeout Favorites at Home

Making restaurant- or takeout-inspired meals at home usually starts with a craving for a certain flavor — maybe the sticky, sweet heat of General …

Slow Cookers

How the Low FODMAP Diet Changed My Life

Diet & Fitness<p>The elimination diet that got my digestion — and life — back on track.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve had “tummy troubles.” Now, let’s be honest. Digestive distress isn’t something fun to bring up at a dinner party or on a date. If you suffer from stomach problems like me, you’ve …

5 Design Apps to Help You Plan Home Renovations

If you are tired of the outdated look in your home, you do not need to buy a new home or move to another house. You can remodel your house and give …

Apps

A beginner's guide to growing fruit

Creating a fruit-lover’s utopia in your garden or allotment is easier than you’d think. Head gardener Lucy Chamberlain explains how<p>Read parts one and two of this series.<p>Many people’s response to the thought of growing fruit in their garden is “I haven’t got room”, “the birds will eat it before I …

Gardening

Over 200 Free-To-Download Design Masterpieces From The ‘Golden Age Of Posters’

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left image by Ferdinand Andri (1906) via MCAD Library, right image by Berthold Löffler (1908) via MCAD Library<p><b>The late</b> …

Posters

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they aren't always permanent.<p>This guide will guide you through the process of removing these …

10 Tips for Planting Under Trees

01 of 11<p>How to Plant Under a Tree<p>Every yard looks better with a mature shade tree in it. Trees add permanence and weight to the landscape. To make …

Agent Advice: The Complete Series

The industry’s best and brightest agents respond directly to readers’ questions in this regular column dating back to 2010. To submit a question for …

Writing and the Creative Life: Possibility Thinking, Practicality Thinking

You can not overestimate the value of a great idea as the basis of a story. Here are some quotes from a pair of established screenwriters about the …

'The Book Of Joan' Recasts A Historic Heroine — In Space

What does it mean to be human? In Lidia Yuknavitch's new novel <i>The Book of Joan</i>, what's left of the human race is orbiting above the Earth, sexless and ageless, prisoners in a technological hell. Their lives are preserved through growing limbs and grafting skin. Presiding over it all is a one-time …

From Lemon Cake To Chocolate Cream Pie: 15 Unforgettable Easter Desserts

Jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are fine, but these Easter treats will make your holiday celebration unforgettable. From the lemoniest lemon pound cake to the silkiest chocolate cream pie, there is something on this list for every<i>bunny</i>.<p>1. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake<p>If ever there was a cake for …

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Recipes

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

How to Publish a Children's Book - an Intro to Kid's Book Publishing

Writing, Illustrating And/Or Working With Kids Books<p>Updated June 23, 2018<p>"How do I publish a children's book?" is one of the two questions most …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.<p>Before I start, I want to clarify a good …

Creative Writing

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

Books

My 10 Favorite Books: Michelle Dockery

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the actress Michelle Dockery, who is best known for</i> <i>her role in “Downton Abbey.</i><i>” Dockery</i> <i>co-stars</i> <i>in “The</i> …

Michelle Dockery

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

Dessert

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Rusted Metal

There is something sinister about a landscape of rusted metal: a corroded car off the highway, a forgotten Midwestern town, or a decaying seaport. …

Hacking

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …

Plants

Macaroni Au Gratin Recipe

<i>This macaroni au gratin is no ordinary macaroni and cheese. Not at all. It’s still pasta in cheese sauce but blanketed with a layer of ooey, gooey</i> …

Ina Garten's Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves<br>• 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/3 cup good olive oil<br>• 1 lemon, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick (see note)<br>• 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced 1⁄4-inch thick<br>• 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced<br>• 1 (4-pound) chicken, …

Eggnog creme brulee brings 2 classics together for holidays

Eggnog is cream, eggs and sugar, in a cup. Much like creme brulee, which is cream, eggs and sugar, in a dish.<p>Intriguing news to the cook, who wonders if the coincidence might be exploited. She imagines a concise recipe: Open carton, pour in dish. She imagines internet fame: her hands, captured in …

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …