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Why Celebs Swear By Dry Brushing + How You Can Do It At Home

If you’ve never heard of dry brushing, then you’re missing out on one of the best detoxifying spa secrets around. Scrubbing down your dry skin may sound far from pampering, but there’s a reason why beauty gurus and celebrities alike sing its praise.<p>Aside from boosting overall skin appearance …

Wine needs its Nate Silver: Can we quantify and more accurately describe how alcohol tastes?

Robert Parker and that fancy sommelier might not know more than you. They might not even tell red wine from white<p>About two decades ago, a bunch of economists at Princeton formed a wine-tasting club. The tastings would be blind. Nobody would know what was in the glasses until the end, so the fancy …

California Millennial Pioneers World Of Start-up Fiction

<i>Millennial Thursdays:</i> Twenty-seven year old Eliot Peper has never worked in an office on the typical nine to five schedule, saying, “I’m pretty sure I am allergic to structure.”<p>And before an outcry about a wishy-washy millennial mindset, one needs to take a look at the author and consultant’s life. …

Not My Job: Author Mary Higgins Clark Gets Quizzed On Writer's Block

Suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark is an enormously prolific author, so we've invited her to come play a game called "I got nothin'." Three questions about authors who suffer from the dreaded curse of Writer's Block, inspired by "Blocked: Why Do Writers Stop Writing?" a <i>New Yorker</i> article by Joan …

“The Tao of Martha”: Inside the obsessive online subculture of Martha Stewart wannabes

They have Pinterests and Tumblrs. They make a mean DIY spice rack. Welcome to the growing world of Martha fanatics<p>In Jen Lancaster’s new book, “The Tao of Martha,” Lancaster, a memoirist, details the year she spent living like Martha Stewart. She made Martha’s toffee recipe (a disaster), attempted …

Los Angeles Ballet floats with 'La Sylphide' and 'Serenade'

Maleficent isn't the only witch in town. Madge, the evildoer in August Bournonville's 1836 Romantic ballet "La Sylphide" also has been creating misery (and laughs).<p>As devilishly portrayed by Los Angeles Ballet's co-artistic director Colleen Neary and choreographed by her co-director husband, …

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What became of literary blogging?

I hoped that blogs could provide an outlet for the serious criticism missing from the mainstream media. I didn't reckon on Twitter<p>I started blogging more than 10 years ago, and even then I felt I was late to the game. I'd recently stopped working for Amazon.co.uk and a book review website seemed …