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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

6 Reasons Everyone Should Have One of These Awesome $15 Solar d.light Lanterns

I spent a total of just $30 on my two d.light S2 lanterns, and that has turned out to be the best investment I've made yet on this cross-country …

Clean Energy

Winnebago becomes No. 1 Class B manufacturer

FOREST CITY, Iowa — Winnebago Industries has surged to become the top manufacturer in Class B van retail sales for the year, according to information …

These Are The 21 Best Places To Camp In The U.S.

Camping is one of the most American activities you can do. While it might not have been invented in the colonies, the wide prairie ranges, open …

Hiking

Milk the applause: Yotam Ottolenghi’s set custard recipes

The welcome blandness of set custards gives you plenty of scope to play with flavours both savoury and sweet, from a spicy-pork-topped Chinese-style soy milk pudding to a sugary, coconutty Sri Lankan classic<p>For all that I love big and bold flavours, at the moment I keep being drawn to mild set milk …

10 RV Vacations You Need to Take Right Now

Hitting the open road is an American dream. But doing it in an RV means that you can bring all your amenities with you. That’s living in luxury — …

Zephyr is Solar Powered! – 800 Watt RV Bus Roof Solar Install

Our Fall 2014 Project - installing 800w of solar at AMSolar.com.<p>Heading towards Mono Lake, with solar on top.<p>For those of you who have been paying …

Solar Panels

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Phones

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

Kitchens of the 1950s

A look back at kitchens of the '50s from the pages of House Beautiful.<p>Get a blast from the past with 15 of our favorite kitchens from the era of T-birds and poodle skirts. See more of our best kitchens here, then take a look at kitchens from the '60s,'70s, '80s, and '90s.

Hawaiian Moonshine Exists, And It's So Good It's Been Outlawed Twice

Pay attention, hipsters. This is the quirkiest artisanal liquor you're ever going to find.<p>Meet okolehao -- the lightly sweet, smooth and super potent Hawaiian moonshine that was so good, it was outlawed <i>twice</i> in the islands. After all, when you live on the world's most remote landmass, you have to …

Baked Rosemary Beet Chips

I distinctly remember one December in college when my dad took me to his office Christmas party at a dinner theatre. I hardly remember the show, but …

5 Super-Refreshing Sangrias You Should Make Right Now

Here, five fantastic sangrias to make before the end of summer.<p>Here, five fantastic sangrias to make before the end of summer.<p>1. Watermelon …

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix - Put This Stuff in Everything!

Homemade ranch dressing mix is probably one of the easiest things in the world to make. You'll be making this stuff at least once a week!<p>Americans have a love of ranch.<p>I'm not talking about some kind of fleeting "Do you like me? Check yes or no" kind of love. No, no, this is more of the "I want to …

Maryhill Art Museum & State Park = perfect family RV Short Stop, camping

<i>Maryhill Art Museum in the Columbia River Gorge. (Julianne G. Crane)</i><p>One just doesn't expect to run into an amazing art museum amid a green oasis in …

Half-Ass Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur is all the rage right now. This permaculture method of raised bed building is supposed to reduce irrigation needs and provide long term …

What is Borage (Borago officinalis) and How Do You Grow it?

After years of being bathed in a market of pharmaceutical medications from seemingly every source of media, many people have turned back to the old …

How to Boil an Egg: It's Simple—and Complicated!

The ultimate guide to boiling an egg, whether you want it soft and runny or hard-cooked and ready to be deviled<p>It used to be so simple. How do you boil an egg? Easy. Place large eggs (older eggs will be easier to peel) in a medium heavy saucepan. Add water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil; …

Breakfast

How to Clean and Maintain a Rain Barrel

1<p><b>Open valve of barrel.</b> Let stagnant water stream from the barrel. After most of the water has escaped, the barrel should be light enough to safely …

3 Herbs Scientifically Proven To Ease Your Allergies

Traditional medicine has known about the healing power of herbs like these for a long time, and it seems like modern medicine is finally catching up. …

Fresh Blueberry and Mint Lemonade

Can we talk about lemonade?<p>Actually. Proper question: can we talk about lemonade <i>again</i> and probably again and again after that?<p>Last week we …

What the Hell Is Global Entry, and How Do I Get It?

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Flickr</i><p>Nothing screams jet-setter quite like the dude who blows right by the herd of disheveled, bleary-eyed passengers stumbling off an international flight. You've seen him before, near the customs booth, bypassing the lines as you stand waiting... and waiting... …

World's 15 Best Waterfront Cities

In most large cities around the world, waterways are the norm, not the exception--but some places capitalize on their location more than others. These 15 cities all have unique personalities centered around their waterfronts, where visitors can stroll along bustling harbors, sample the catch of the …

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat …

Clean Energy

US police departments are increasingly militarised, finds report

• ACLU cites soaring use of war zone equipment and tactics • Swat teams increasingly deployed in local police raids • Seven civilians killed and 46 injured in incidents since 2010<p>At 3am on 28 May, Alecia Phonesavanh was asleep in the room she was temporarily occupying together with her husband and …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

The Only 5 Grill Styles You Should Buy

Because heaven help you if you're using gas.<p><b>I just moved my family to a big house in a rural area. So naturally the first thing I want to do is get myself a first-class grill. Money isn't really an object (I have a good job and have been saving for this move). The only problem is that there are a</b> …

BBQ

Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad.

You know, I am actually happy it is Monday.<p>Last week was just a long week and it carried on through to Sunday. But with Monday comes the start of a …

An Oregon Coast Treasure: the Stone Shelter at Cape Perpetua - Oregon Coast, Upper Lane County Virtual Tour

<b>An Oregon Coast Treasure: the Stone Shelter at Cape Perpetua</b> <br>Upper Lane County - Florence to Yachats Virtual Tour, Oregon Coast<p><b>Published …