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Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Creative Writing

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Padma Lakshmi's Holistic Indian Skincare Secrets Are Too Good Not to Share

By the time Padma Lakshmi swings by the Byrdie studio to film a series of videos about her beauty routine (and new MAC makeup collection), I already …

Alternative Medicine

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Everything You Need to Know About Roses

Is there any flower more abundant in sensory overload than a rose? Good looks, delicious scent, wonderful for cutting, easy to grow (so long as you …

Climbing

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Retirement

How 6 Chefs Doctor Up Canned Tomatoes

Use the pantry staple to make everything from an easy salsa fresca to a creamy—yet vegan!—tomato soup.<p>It’s not always easy to get beautiful, ripe tomatoes that taste as if they were picked on a warm August morning. Which is why, for at least 75 percent of the year, we rely on canned tomatoes—which …

Italian Food

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

Italy

12 Ways to Get a Stylish Suit on the Cheap

No need to break the bank to look good.<p>Of course, a suit can be one of your major style investments. But not every occasion calls for one that costs an arm and a leg. Whether you're in need of a new color, a lighter fabric, or a suit just for fun, you don't need to spend more than $600 to get …

Men's Fashion

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2018: Washington, D.C. Festival Season Arriving Early

This month the nation’s capital will erupt in pink as the cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin reach their fantastic annual blooms.<p>Although …

Country Lifestyle

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

How to Keep Your Taxes Down in Retirement

Unlike working people, retirees have a lot of options to determine how much they'll pay in taxes. Knowing which income buckets to pull from can mean …

19 Festive Engagement Party Invitations That Won't Break the Bank

Whether you're celebrating your engaged status with a backyard dinner party or a blow out bash, we found 19 of the best engagement party invitations.

Weddings

Nom Nom Paleo’s Cumin Cilantro Cauliflower Rice Is a Perfect 10

Don’t get me wrong; plump grains of perfectly steamed rice are a glorious thing, but more often than not, I’ll take a skillet full of its cauliflower cousin over the real deal. When done right, cauliflower rice is quite tasty in its own right; it’s much lighter and provides tons of fiber, making it …

Food

Why Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets Are the Trend You'll Be Seeing Everywhere

Say goodbye to the white kitchens of the past and hello to the mix of colors that define the kitchen trends of 2018. According to interior designer …

You Need a Dutch Oven—But It Doesn't Need to Cost $300

By Alex Beggs<p>You can get a good Dutch oven for the price of a pair of jeans, and you'll use it every day for the rest of your life.<p>There was a moment I knew.<p>I knew my Dutch oven was as necessary in my life as my collection of seasonally-appropriate bathrobes.<p>The moment was when I started using it …

Cooking

Smoky Shrimp and Rice Pilaf Recipe | Episode 1230

One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf | Food52

‘The Curse Of Civil War Gold’ Follows The Fascinating Search For Millions In Lost Treasure

Marty Lagina is part of History Channel’s No. 1 series, <i>The Curse of Oak Island</i>, and during a Facebook Live interview, he mentioned that he and …

The Best Times to Visit Italy for Good Weather, Deals, and Wine

Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural …

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

Cooking

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

4 Servings<p>Because there are no filler ingredients and almost no binder, the crab mixture needs to be chilled before cooking; otherwise, it won’t hold together. (It’s also why these are so good.)<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Blackening Spice Mix<p>2 teaspoons paprika<p>1 teaspoon dried oregano<p>1 teaspoon …

Seafood

Colorado marijuana sales break another record, hit $1.5 billion in 2017

Despite falling marijuana prices, annual sales in one of America’s oldest regulated recreational cannabis markets have yet to plateau and instead …

Cannabis

Super-strain of cannabis selling in Birmingham for three times price of gold

Drug dealers are selling luxury cannabis strains with names like 'Stardog' and 'Gelato' for nearly three times the price of gold.<p>The astronomical …

Top 5 Tips for Enjoying Paris' Musee d'Orsay

Make the Most of Your Visit<p>The Musee d'Orsay is, hands-down, one of the world's richest and most exciting museums. Its permanent collection houses …

Six Italian Islands Locals Keep to Themselves

It's tough, but if we had to find a downside to hitting Capri, Ischia, or Panarea in the summer, it's that it can feel like half the world had the same idea as you. On these six islands you'll find water just as blue as Stromboli's and plenty of spots to dock your boat and pour a spritz for …

This Family Of Doctors Wants To Change The Way You Think About Weed

Dr. Janice Knox was several years into retirement in Oregon when she was asked to fill in at a “card mill” ― a facility where patients can be diagnosed with conditions that qualify them for a medical card to buy cannabis.<p>This was a few years ago, and public sentiment about medical marijuana wasn’t …

If Apple Were to Design A Bong, This Is What It Would Look Like

Puffco, a Brooklyn-based vaporizer startup, was one of only two marijuana companies to debut at CES this year. Now its high-tech smoking device is being hailed the Keurig of cannabis.<p>At CES in January, amid the robotic armoire that folds clothing and the suitcase that doubles as a go-kart, there …

Cannabis

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and …

Archaeology