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A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as pasta e patate.<p>This is an example of the …

Recipes

Byron Katie: ‘Just ask yourself, is that thought really true?’

Byron Katie was deeply depressed when a radical change left her joyful. She now uses her secret to help others – whether brutalised by war or merely stressed<p>For a long time, Byron Katie’s children thought she was having them on. Her character seemed to change overnight, and they didn’t trust her …

I Read 75 Books in 2017 & These Were My Top 10

In my mission to read as many books as I could in 2017, I explored new genres, new voices, and became the go-to girl for book recommendations. It's a …

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

43 Easy Christmas Breakfast Casseroles to Make Ahead or the Morning of

There’s a lot that goes into making the holidays special—perfect-present hunting, sending greetings to loved ones near and far, festive home décor, …

These Are The Winners Of The 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

As voted by the readers.

20 Really Good New Books You're About To Hear Everyone Talk About Nonstop

*Gets ready to curl up with these books all winter.*<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

These Books Make Us Literally Laugh Out Loud

A good movie can lift your mood in mere moments. But since it's not always convenient to queue up Netflix when you're feeling sad, it always helpful …

Books

This is one of the worst fall TV seasons in years — but here are the 18 shows worth watching

But that doesn't mean there's nothing to watch.<p>There are a few entertaining freshman shows like ABC's "The Mayor" and Netflix's "American Vandal," but a lot more returning shows are must-see TV, like NBC's "The Good Place" and HBO's "Vice Principals."<p>We put together a list of the new and returning …

TV

This Baked Polenta Is My Dinner Party Secret Weapon

It's easy. It's delicious. Did I mention it's easy? This put-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it baked polenta recipe brings the house down every time.<p>A few years ago, I wrote about the baked polenta dish I make at dinner parties that regularly prompted my guests to demand the recipe in their thank-you …

Cooking

Where to Eat Around USC and the LA Coliseum

The bustling LA Coliseum isn't just for USC fans anymore. The massive building is the current home of the Los Angeles Rams (at least until their new project gets finished over in Inglewood), and the future site of plenty of Olympics action next decade, both good things for a burgeoning University …

15 Shows You Always Scroll Past That You Should Sit And Watch

Just watch these dang shows!

The best podcasts for your long weekend

<i>Looking for something new to listen to while spending hours in a plane, train or automobile during your summer travels? We're here for you. In Podcast Pick, a weekly series, we're highlighting podcasts worth hearing.</i><p>If your plans over a long weekend involve traveling, sunbathing and/or going on a …

These 12 sheet sets have earned Amazon customers’ snuggly seal of approval

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than getting into a fresh bed with soft sheets (dream bonus: fresh-out-of-the-dryer warm). Just …

50 New Fall TV Shows Worth Watching: ‘Will & Grace,’ Lady Gaga, Twin James Francos & More

We winnowed down the 50 most exciting new series, including more ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘Curb,’ a James Franco porn drama, and an adorable spinoff of …

The 10 New TV Shows You'll Be Obsessed With This Fall

New comedies, dark prestige dramas, and an epic Ken Burns docu-series await.<p>Summer is ending, and with it comes the conclusion of our obsessive chronicling of every incestuous hookup on <i>Game of Thrones</i> and the preposterous Roadhouse booking on <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>. But don't leave the couch just …

TV

The 25 hidden TV gems you need to see

From brutal true crime sagas to dark comedies, here’s our writers’ guide to the best underrated shows to stream right now<p>In December 2004, Scientific American Life published an article entitled The Tyranny of Choice. It argued that constantly being surrounded by indistinguishable everyday options …

TV

6 Mysteries and Thrillers I've Been Recommending to All My Friends This Summer

This Summer, several different friends of mine reached out to me for my mystery book recommendations, specifically for vacation reading, and nothing makes me happier than singing the praises of my favorite page-turners. While I'm always up for a good mystery, no matter what season it is, there's …

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

Yoga

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Self-improvement

5 Books That Will Make You Smarter at Work

Be like Bill Gates and make reading your favorite way to grow and learn about new topics. Here are books for your summer reading to fill your head and your heart.<p>Can you guess one of the almost forgotten secrets of powerful leaders? It's found on the printed page or today's smartphones.<p>It's an old …

Self-improvement

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Excerpted from DELANCEY, by Molly Wizenberg (Simon & Schuster, 2014)<p>During …

Recipes

Snowfall isn’t quite Christmas in July, but it is a gift

TV doesn’t really get summers off anymore, thanks in part to streaming platforms. The hottest months of the year are no longer just a repository for …

11 Foil Pack Dinners for Your Easiest Summer Meal Ever

During the summer, I spend a lot of time trying to find ways to eat that don't involve any actual cooking. In my stuffy, AC-less apartment, the heat …

Cooking

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Cooking

A Weeknight Clams Recipe That Tastes Like a Restaurant Splurge

The butter is optional. The beer is not.<p>Is it weird to want to drink clam broth? Actually, I don't care. This recipe for chile-lime clams with tomatoes and grilled bread produces an elixir too good not to sip.<p>In this recipe, beer, sambal oelek, tomato paste, and the juices from the clams come …

Seafood

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

Here's How To Grocery Shop Once And Make Lunch All Week For $20

Keep your stomach and your wallet full.