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8 Incredible Books To Wind Down Your Summer

<i>A family faces personal and global upheaval in Amy Bloom's brilliant new novel, Smith Henderson's debut captures one man's everyday struggles in impoverished rural Montana and other incredible titles to pick up now.</i><p><b>Lucky Us</b><p><i>By Amy Bloom 256 pages; Random House</i><p>After the death of her lover's wife, …

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10 Summer Novels You Won't Be Able To Put Down

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>It’s summer reading time. We’ve sifted through the books publishers are offering up this summer to select the stories most likely to keep you entranced, whether you’ll have sand between your toes or are tied to your desk with only minutes to snatch here and there for …

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Slow-Cooker Pork Paprikash Recipe

<b>Read more: Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds boneless pork shoulderKosher saltCracked black pepper1 tablespoon paprika1/4 teaspoon ground caraway1 large onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 small red pepper, chopped1 cup low-sodium chicken broth3 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 …

Chicken Paprikash Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> The chicken is most flavorful if left to season at least four hours and preferably overnight. If short on time, season chicken 30 minutes before cooking. The easiest way to chop canned tomatoes is to use kitchen shears and snip the tomatoes in the can. This is delicious served with egg …

Apple Has A New Way To Watch You While You Shop And It Could Soon Be Everywhere

iBeacon can give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find an item on a shelf, or it can tell you when your order is ready for pickup, or alert you to deals as you walk by them.<p>iBeacon is one of the new features of iOS 7, and Apple isn't the only one with plans to use it. As the AP's Barbara …

Hasselback Potato Gratin Recipe

Combine a potato gratin with Hasselback roast potatoes for the ultimate creamy-in-the-middle, crispy-on-top casserole.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>2-Quart Glass Baking Dish<p>$14.99 from Amazon<p>OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer<p>$14.99 from Amazon<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 ounces …

11 Tricks For Staying In Control Without Obsessing Over It, From Former NBA Coach Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson had a set of leadership principles he calls the “Eleven Rings.”<p>Starting with the fact that his style <i>undercounts</i> the amount of …

First Drive: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Don't fear the hybrid supercar.<p>Spot the odd one out: 214 mph, 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds, and 75 mpg. Like it or not, hybrids are taking over, even in the world of supercars, where the new 918 Spyder is the first in a string of million-dollar-plus exotics to arrive from three of the biggest names in …

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

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The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …