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Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese: Eat Your Greens, Kids!

I've said this a time or two before, but when sugary carbs are your full-time job, salty vegetables become far more than a craving: They're an antidote to the tooth-aching sweetness involved in making and tasting dessert all day. Lately, the cold and dreary weather has put me in a …

5 Scandalous Biographies of Your Favorite Children's Authors

When she was a young woman, Margaret Wise Brown loved to “beagle,” an odd sport where hunters eschew horses in favor of running on foot with the dogs in pursuit of foxes. She covered dozens of miles per hunt, and was always happiest when she won the prize – a bloodied pelt. Brown would go on to …

Books

Your Chill Pill for 2016

At a recent holiday get together -- full of wonderfully high-powered women who were stressed over the holidays and other aspects of life -- I met Kate Hanley, clearly the calmest person in the room. What's her secret? She has more than one. Kate handed me her new book, <i>A Year of Daily Calm</i>, …

21 Christmas Sweaters You’ll Totally Want To Wear This Year

"Merry Christmas Felicia."

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Jim Morrison

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

<i>A God in Ruins</i> by Kate Atkinson<p>Atkinson covers four generations of the Todd family that was at the center of her novel, <i>Life After Life.</i> The narrative …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

5 Apps To Spy On Your Kids Without Them Knowing

It's a dangerous world out there for your teens. These apps may help you keep track of it.<p>The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you -- truthfully. But for those whose relationships are a bit strained, well, there's an app for …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Pie

<i>Love ice cream? Try this Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Pie! It’s like a grown up version of your favorite childhood sandwich, for dessert!</i>Hi …

Baking

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

Happiness

10 Tips On Building Self Esteem While Recovering From Depression

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

Books

10 Ways To Turn Your Basic Iced Coffee Into Something Special

Photo credit: EHAURYLIK<p>A straight up, classic iced coffee is always a welcome sight, but there are many ways to add a little fun to your morning cold brew -- and by fun we mean delicious, bold flavors. Think coconut, cinnamon and mint, for starters.<p>Adding flavor is the fastest way to transform a …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

10 Morning Habits to Jump Start a Better Day

Morning routines are something we often fantasize about. You know, that mythical, magical hour or so where we have all the time we want to work out, meditate, eat a healthy breakfast <i>and</i> enjoy a few moments of creative bliss. But can that actually happen IRL? We’ve gathered up tips from the …

Time Management

The 15 Best Boozy Lemonade Recipes

Ah, lemonade stands. We can practically picture our eight-year-old selves proudly manning the colorful stand and yelling at passersby. Besides giving us the trip down memory lane, these stands popping up is the ultimate sign that spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Best. News. …

Finding The Gray: My Life With Bipolar Disorder

In support of Ari Eastman’s project for Mental Health Awareness Month – #ImNotCrazy<p>Yes, I am laying it all out there right out of the gate. Just like …

The 18 Best British Movies on Netflix Right Now

Whether you adore swoony British period dramas like "A Room With a View" or prefer a Cockney crime drama like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," there's something for every stripe of Anglophile on Netflix.<p>You can revisit a favorite comedy like "Four Weddings and a Funeral," discover a new …

Helen Mirren

40 Mae West Quotes That Are Better Than Anything Marilyn Monroe Ever Said

<i>Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.</i><p><i>40.</i><p><i>Sex is emotion in motion.</i>

13 Books That Will Give You a Mini Vacay

We love a good read, especially when it takes us to faraway places and teaches us about new traditions and cultures. With summer only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to get lost in a novel, whether you’re traveling across the globe or a car ride away. If you don’t have any vacay plans in …

Books

Meet New York's Next Generation of Amazing Eclairs

Look around New York's pastry cases and you may notice something new.<p>Okay, not that new. Unlike some sweets that have become popular darlings, the humble eclair has been a fixture of New York bakeries for over 30 years. Its presence in some of the city's ritziest bakeries, though, is something of a …

19 Times Anna Kendrick Charmed the Pants Off of Everyone

Anna Kendrick is unapologetically hilarious and we love her for it! She's one of those rare celebs that you can't really make fun of, because she's so good at making fun of herself. So, it's no surprise that everyone is a bit obsessed with her and her onscreen alter-ego in "Pitch Perfect 2." And by …

Anna Kendrick

Luxury Yacht with Underwater Rooms Boasts Amazing Views of Ocean Life

The Dubai-based Kleindienst Group has designed a contemporary marine yacht concept that's unlike any other. Called the <i>Floating Seahorse</i>, it boasts an underwater master bedroom and bath that offer amazing views of the surrounding ocean.<p>This aquatic accommodation is a luxurious home away from home, …

Fish

Articles about run down row house boston becomes quiet urban escape two green roofs on Dwell.com - Dwell

A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.<p>Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.<p>Crowned with a glass observatory, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands.<p>Minute details and …

Green Roofs

I Recorded Myself Sleeping Because I Thought I Had Sleep Apnea, But The Footage Revealed Something Far More Sinister

Unfortunately, sleep apnea runs in my family. I remember family vacations where I considered cashing in all of my allowance money so I could get my …

The 50 All-Time Best Cake Recipes

Cake goes hand in hand with celebrations. Birthday cakes. Wedding cakes. Graduation cakes. From the sweet end to anniversaries, to the treat on holidays, there's something that feels truly special, in comparison to other desserts, about cake. It might be the amount of work that goes into some of …

23 MORE Cookie Butter Recipes You Need in Your Life

When Trader Joe’s released its Speculoos cookie butter, the entire world went wild, and rightfully so. The sweet + buttery spread is so addictive that we regularly eat it by the spoonful while watching our favorite nightly sitcoms. (Sorry, we’re not sorry.) But what else can we do with cookie …

Dessert