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Stuffed Queso Meatloaf

There's a spicy molten center waiting in each slice of this queso-inspired meatloaf.<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

The Best Books of 2017, According to Independent Bookstores

Here’s what local bookstore employees loved this year.<p><i>History of Wolves</i>, by Emily Fridlund<p>"A punch to the heart lies at the center of <i>History of …

Our Most Popular Slow Cooker Soup Recipes of the Year

While I often rely on my slow cooker for all sorts of dishes, my absolute favorite thing to make in my slow cooker is soup. No matter the season, …

Autumn in the UK: Pictures

England

My 13 Favorite Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if …

Books

The 10 best abs exercises for beginners

1. High-tension plank<p><b>Why it's effective:</b> The plank is one of the most common core exercises, ever, but most guys get it wrong. Creating tension in …

The 11 Basic Egg Recipes Everyone Needs to Know

If you ask me, eggs are one of the most perfect foods. They're budget-friendly, protein-packed, have a relatively long life in the fridge, and are …

Breakfast

A Few Indispensable Cooking Hacks I Picked Up in France

After my culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the International Culinary Center (formerly The French Culinary Center) in New York City, I spent some time working in the test kitchen at <i>Saveur</i> magazine and soon after became a recipe tester for Food52. I’m currently in Paris, helping an …

Recipes

The 2-Minute Arm Workout to Build Strong Biceps

Having strong biceps is an advantage for athletes in a myriad of sports, including hockey, badminton, baseball, football, and more.<p>As an orthopedic …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Pork Chops

Fact: pork chops (like this sweet and sour glazed recipe) can be enticing. They're also affordable, easy-to-cook cuts of meat that can be incredibly …

Charlatans

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Cook<p><b>The explosive new thriller from New York Times-bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook.</b> <b></b><br>Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts …

Shrimp With Garlic Noodles for Two

This simple stir-fry is perfect for two, and can easily be doubled to serve four people. It's very adaptable. The shrimp can be stir-fried instead of …

Marinara Sauce

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:45 minPrep:15 minCook:30 min<p>Yield:6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis<p>Recipe courtesy of …

Cooking

Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing

This colorful cold noodle salad is infinitely riffable. Check out Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing, and Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing for even more ideas.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter<p>¼ cup soy sauce<p>¼ cup …

Recipes

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

Books

The Lessons of History

• <b>Author:</b> Will Durant<p>A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, <i>The Lessons of History</i> is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.<p>With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a …

Books

The Path Between the Seas

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.<p>From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author …

Books

Ardennes 1944

• <b>Author:</b> Antony Beevor<p><b>The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day and Stalingrad reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account</b> <br>On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he …

World History

13 Smashed Potato Recipes That Make a *Perf* Spring BBQ Side

Potatoes are *almost* a perfect food. They’re delicious and satisfying in every form, from mashed potatoes to fried latkes to potato soup. But when you’re looking for the quickest and easiest cooking method that doesn’t skimp on tastiness, you can’t do better than smashed potatoes — there’s zero …

Cooking

How to Buy the Best Eggs Possible

What words should you look for to find the best eggs? "Natural" means nothing, and "cage-free" might as well, too.<p>Brown, white, jumbo, organic, free-range, vegetarian-fed, humane, farm-fresh: My grocery store literally has 15 types of eggs. The cheapest dozen cost $3.56 and the most expensive are …

Agriculture

13 Flatbread Recipes That Are Almost Better Than Pizza

We’d be lying if we said there was anything on this Earth better than pizza. But when you break it down, even the best recipes are comprised of just a few basic ingredients: bread, sauce, and toppings. On those days when you don’t feel like dealing with a complicated sauce or dough, why not try a …

Cooking

The Immortal Irishman

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Egan<p><b>"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe</b><p><b>“Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the</b> …

Books

Best Flowers to Start from Seed

Do you want to enjoy a beautiful flower garden without spending money on annuals each year? You can save money on flowers for your garden by buying …

7 classic books you need to read in 2017

Winter is finally on its way out, and it's time to start thinking about spring vacations <i>—</i> and the books to read while traveling to the nearest body …

15 best children's books of all time

Books

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Great Bridge

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.<p>This …

Brooklyn Bridge

Gardening 101: Orchids

Orchids, <i>Orchidaceae:</i> “First Corsage”<p>In a long-ago time when only boys could ask for dates and girls were expected to spend their days waiting for the …

Recipe: Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

Combine the chicken, onions, celery, green chili peppers, garlic, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, coriander, oregano, and bay leaf in a 6-quart (or …