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Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar

January<p>5 <b>Costa prize category winners announced</b> – best novel, first novel, biography, poetry collection and children’s book. The writer who will follow <i>The Shock of the Fall</i> author Nathan Filer as overall winner will be revealed on 27 January.<p>12 <b>Winner of TS Eliot poetry prize (with value increased to</b> …

2014: The year when science fiction and fantasy woke up to diversity

A year of unprecedented success for women writers was matched by a flood of new voices from the self-publishing scene<p>Looking back at 2014, you can sum it up in one word: diversity. The world of science fiction and fantasy saw diversity not only in the voices that found success, definitively turning …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

Your 12-step reading list to get you through January

Weirdly enough, an entire year came and went, and now it’s maybe time to reexamine our goals, create new inspirations, and think about new …

Our Readers' Favorite Bon Appétit Recipes of All Time

We asked Bon Appétit readers which of our recipes they can't live without, and their answers ranged from sticky buns to Thai larb to braised short ribs. Here are 48 of your favorites.<p>We pride ourselves in featuring interesting—yet approachable—recipes in each of our issues and online, using …

10 New Year's Cooking Goals (and 20 Recipes to Get You Started)

Some resolutions -- flossing every day, regaining the ability to touch your toes, spending less money on fancy salts -- fall in the category of more necessary than fun. But the right cooking resolutions can be both attainable and pleasurable.<p>So set out to actually <i>use</i> the appliance you got for …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Sun Flares, Webb Prepares, and Fogo Scares

A battered moon shows its age, while the sun acts up and a volcano erupts, in the week's best space pictures.

The Reason Why More Women Are Shaving Their Faces

<b>Update:</b> In case you thought your skin-care routine was crowded enough, it looks like there's a new kind of to-do making the rounds online: face …

How This 'Functional Fitness' Workout Transformed My Body

What happens when a fitness fanatic stops seeing results? Cheryl Wischhover goes back to basics and finds her best body ever<p><i>This article appears in the January 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</i><p>I have a problem with commitment. Over the past decade, I've jumped from workout to workout, switching to any …

Where We're Most Excited to Travel in 2015

We visited a lot of incredible towns and cities around the world this year, but we're already thinking of where we want to go next. Here are the …

Mexico City

Hot Hanky Panky Appetizers -- Your New Favorite Snack

This Hanky Panky recipe is sure to please! The classic appetizer is easy to make ahead, and everyone will love this sausage and cheese baked snack.<p>Every family has those recipes hidden in their vaults. The ones they make year after year, holiday after holiday, birthday after birthday.<p>You forget …

Cooking

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

The Oscars

If adults argued like adorable kids, the world would be a better place

This colors debate is getting pretty intense.<p>Two parents perfectly lip sync their children's heated conversation about colors, as they playfully …

Thunderstrike: The scary vulnerability in your Mac's Thunderbolt port

According to a recent security presentation, attackers could infect Macintosh computers with a special kind of malware using the computer's …

Word Origins As Comics: Making Sense of the Media Why It's So Incomprehensible

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size. Our goal is to both educate and entertain. There's no better place to begin than with the language we use. So let's start there. Book One of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros.<p>This is the ninth column from that first …

Language

For The New Year, Ray Bradbury's Buoyant Vision Of The Future

I have had enough of dystopias.<p>Don't get me wrong here. I love a good vision of destruction — to stand at some safe distance and watch the world burn. I have an affection for zombies, have stared down plagues, have, through pulp and pixel, seen this world brought low in any number of ways and, no …

A 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Special Will Air Next Month

Season 5 of "Game of Thrones" may be four months away, but a new special from HBO is coming next month.<p>Thanks to one fan scrolling ahead on their TV schedule, "GoT" fan site Watchers On the Wall discovered a special titled "A Day In the Life" set to air on Feb. 8 on HBO. Little is known about the …

TV Series

Oscar hopefuls 'Selma,' 'Imitation Game,' 'Foxcatcher' battered by criticism

LOS ANGELES — Oscar nominations ballots opened this week, amplifying the shameless ad campaigns that studios wage to make sure their films are at the …

Why Sad Music is Best for a Bad Mood

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Don’t turn to upbeat songs next time you’re feeling down—instead, tune into ballads that match …

The Gone Girl effect sparks year of flawed women behaving badly

Just call it the <i>Gone Girl</i> effect. Following the success of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel and the recent acclaimed David Fincher-directed film adaptation, fiction in 2015 is set to be dominated by unreliable women.<p>From Rachel Watson, the unhappy heroine of British writer Paula Hawkins’s …

Horrible Histories blamed for 'dumbed down' textbooks

An education expert accused the popular series of encouraging youngsters “not to think about the past but to laugh at it”<p>Schoolchildren are being fed a dumbed down version of the past by “cartoonish” schoolbooks inspired by the Horrible Histories series, an education expert has warned.<p>Robert Peal, …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …