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13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Books

Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots Recipe

"The shallot sauce takes some time, but is well worth the trouble. This is definitely a company dish, and the recipe doubles well for a larger party. …

IBM and Gogo join forces to dodge in-flight turbulence

In what might seem like an unlikely partnership, IBM's Watson division and Gogo Inc. (the people who bring you in-flight WiFi) have joined up to make flying a little bit smoother for everyone. As the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports, IBM is leveraging its $2 billion purchase of The Weather Company and …

12 Design Ideas For Including Built-In Shelving In Your Shower

In-shower storage can be such a hassle. The suction cups never stick long enough and the tall metal organizers have a tendency to get grungy. Shelves …

These Mashed Potato Cups Are So Adorable, You Might Squeal

These crispy little cups are so packed with flavor, you'll never settle for boring taters again.<p>Servings: 12<p><b>For the mashed potatoes:</b><p>4 potatoes<p>¾ cup milk<p>4 Tbsp. Butter<p>¼ cup sour cream<p><b>For the cups:</b><p>2 cups mashed potatoes<p>¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled<p>¼ cup chives<p>¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded<p>1 tsp …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

All the No-Bake Dessert Recipes You Need for the Weekend

Quick, easy, and delicious desserts don't have to come from hot ovens. Turn out these maximum-flavor <b>no-bake desserts</b> that require minimum effort on …

Hollywood Franchises and Indie Surprises: A Summer Movie Preview

The glut of sequels, remakes, and reboots isn’t going anywhere—but there are plenty of gems in the upcoming 2016 season.<p>If the words “summer movie season” have become synonymous with Hollywood’s shoddiest products—cruddy sequels, head-scratching reboots, and seemingly never-ending franchises—then …

Film Industry

Spicy, Smoky Jerk: Jamaica's Iconic Barbecue Dish

When it comes to barbecue, Jamaica has only one trick up its sleeve. But, oh, what a trick. I'm talking, of course, about Jamaica's national dish--and cultural icon--jerk. Once you've tasted this fiery smoke-roasted pork, sweet with allspice, fragrant with island thyme, and above all, electrified …

BBQ