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Basic Organic Gardening Skills for Beginners

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited<p>Organic Gardening begins and ends with the soil.<p>If you love the idea of having your own organic garden but have yet …

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>1. Mistaking style issues for errors<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? …


37 Products That Just Might Make You Infinitely Happier

Things to help you cheer up, calm down, or just get through.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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Create a Winter Wonderland for Your Desktop (and in Real Life!)

Each month we share our newest patterns from Whim from the Martha Stewart Collection by creating downloadable wallpapers to dress up your desktops! To download, simply click on your computer's screen resolution below and right-click to save. And don't forget to find your favorite bedding patterns, …

Forget About It: Your Middle-Aged Brain Is Not On The Decline

<i>Faced with her own forgetfulness, former NPR correspondent and author Barbara Bradley Hagerty tried to do something about it. She's written about her efforts in her book on midlife, called</i> Life Reimagined. <i>To her surprise, she discovered that an older dog can learn new tricks.</i><p>A confession: I loathe …

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Roasted Eggplant With Tahini, Pine Nuts, and Lentils Recipe

This dish of eggplant roasted until caramelized and tender, served over stewed lentils with an extraordinarily light and creamy tahini sauce and crunchy pine nuts, was dinner and lunch for more meals than I care to count a couple of weeks back. Not that I'm complaining: It's extremely good.<p>It's …

Quit Loafing Around and Make These 9x5" Loaf Pan Recipes

Your 9X5" loaf pan is so much more than a vehicle for banana bread.<p>Your 9x5" loaf pan is so much more than a vehicle for banana bread. Let these recipes inspire you. (Psst—some of these recipes call for a slightly smaller pan. Don't sweat it.)


Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

Don't be afraid.


8 Foods These Experts Avoid At All Costs

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Book Review: Rewilding Our Hearts

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolution at the University of Colorado, Boulder.<p>Given the catastrophic challenges of global warming …


A note from the editors<p>1912 Pike. It’s the address of our first store in Seattle, started by a few people that had an intense love for coffee and …

Aged Sumatra Coffee is Worth the Wait

As a general rule, when it comes to coffee, fresh is best. But in some cases, much like cheese or wine, coffee gets better with age.<p>Like so many …


7 Underrated Medicinal Plants

Before there was modern-day medicine and its pharmacopeia of synthetic drugs, there were plants, and ancient civilizations knew how to use them …

10 Plants to Grow for a Pest-Proof Yard

It’s inevitable—just as you sit down to enjoy a quiet moment in the garden, the irritating buzz of an insect approaches. Your hopes of enjoying a cup …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …


Plant-Based. Meat-Minimal. Vegetable-Forward. 16 Recipes That Are Kinda Sorta Not Really Vegetarian

Where's the beef? These plant-based recipes treat meat as a condiment, not the main event.<p><b>These days, it seems like everyone's eating less meat.</b> But we still have fierce allegiances to our pork products, our beef, our chicken, and our charcuterie. The solution: plant-based recipes that treat meat …


The New Vegetable Garden: 7 Essentials to Grow (and Eat) in Autumn

For cooks and gardeners, colder weather is something of a second spring. It is our Greens Season.<p>In hot summer climates there is no hope of growing …


5 Foods That Taste Better in October Than They Will All Year

"People know Fuji and Red Delicious, but October is the perfect month to venture outside the norm,” says Chris Romano, a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Getty Images<p>1 of …

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Self-Care Sunday: 500 Things to be Happy About

I recently bought a sweet book called <i>Happiness Is…500 Things to Be Happy About</i> by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar. (The above and below images are from …


10 Things You Never Thought to Store on the Back of a Door



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Chickens, It's Your Time to Brine

That Thanksgiving turkey isn't the only bird that you can brine. Here's why you should be brining chicken—all year 'round.<p>We all know how much better a turkey tastes if you brine it before roasting it. But we're about to take things a step further: You should also be brining your chickens—and not …


Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …


What is Parsley Good For?

<b>Parleying Parsley</b><br>Botanical name: <i>Petrosalinum sativum</i><p>Some know parsley only as an attractive leaf garnish that's ignored, not eaten. It's true that …

Chinese Noodles with Sesame Dressing

Liven up a noodle side dish with a dressing made with fresh cilantro, lime juice and sesame oil.

Robust Android ransomware spreading across American devices

Malware developers have been forced to code more advanced software as security measures evolve and people become more educated. They need to be a little more tricky now, and the bad news is these attackers are not really falling behind the big corporations that try to protect us. Ransomware has …

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