Shelby Brett

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These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.<p>Some books are meant to be read, others are best listened to. The audiobooks below are all narrated by their authors, adding another form of intimacy to the experience. In their expert voices, they might deliver a great joke, or emphasize a great sentence …

30 quick delicious dinners for lazy summer nights

<b>These beautiful and easy plant-based dinners are perfect for the times you don't want to spend hours heating up the kitchen.</b><p>To be honest, spending …

Healthy Eating

From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste

For some people, beer is the perfect end to a workday. For Bertha Jimenez, it’s the start of a new way to eliminate food waste.<p>Breweries throw out millions of pounds of used grain every day that could have other uses. While some is repurposed as animal feed, compostable products or heating fuel, …

16 Things Marcella Hazan Taught Us About Cooking

It's been almost three years since Marcella Hazan's passing, but her flame still burns bright. The legendary Italian author of groundbreaking …

Italian Food

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Brine of the Times

Pickles make us human. That may sound a little overzealous, but we're not ashamed. We're totally obsessed with all things pickle. And we're not …

The Case for a Breakfast Feast

Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.<p>A recent review of the dietary patterns of …

Behind a WWII internment camp’s barbed wire, two Scouts forged a bond. It endured when they both entered Congress.

In HEART MOUNTAIN, Wyo. — When they are together, it’s not hard to see the Boy Scouts they were when they met seven decades ago, in the barbed-wire Japanese internment camp that sprawled over desolate fields. One was imprisoned here; one belonged to the only troop that agreed to a jamboree on the …

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

The Brain

10 Midsummer To-Do's to Recharge Kids' Creativity and Family Fun

Ask any kid and you're sure to hear that summer off from school is the highlight of the year—but keeping kids happily occupied for three months can …

Instagram posts can reveal depression better than anything patients tell their doctors

Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help. In a paper published today (Aug. 8) in the journal EPJ Data Science, a pair of researchers found that an algorithm flagging a few key signs in people’s Instagram posts may be able to diagnose depression more …

Social Media

Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says

Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave.<p>That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills its tiny residents, but they are only partly right. It may nuke the weak ones, but the strongest, …

Cleaning

10 iPad Activities Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do

August 2, 2017 iPad has been increasingly adopted as an instructional tool in classrooms especially in the north American context. As a versatile …

iPad

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

10 Paint Colors That Will Never, Ever, Ever Go Out of Style

Use these in your house and you'll be set for life.<p>Not one to be influenced by what's "in style"? Don't care about the Color of the Year? As much as it can be fun to try new trends, who wants to repaint her whole house every few years? "It takes the average consumer more than 100 days from starting …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

The 10-Minute, Total-Body HIIT Workout That Revs Your Metabolism

To speed up your metabolism, your workouts must strengthen your muscles while spiking your heart rate—and of course, you need to do them regularly. These routines don’t have to last long: in fact, studies have shown that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is super-effective at burning belly …

7 Hidden Tips for Google Sites - Teacher Tech

I have been loving using Google Sites to create tutorials. The autosizing of pictures, the easy insertion of items from Google Drive, mixing text …

Tutorials

Sacrificing sleep? Here's what it will do to your health

This feature is part of CNN Parallels, an interactive series exploring ways you can improve your health by making small changes to your daily habits.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> We are one groggy, cranky, sleep-deprived population.<p>Depending on our age, we are supposed to get between seven and 10 hours of sleep each …

Greening Your Summer Vacation

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development with a goal of promoting positive change in travel with regard to social inclusion, environmental protection and economic equality.<p>But what does that mean for the everyday traveler planning a summer …

5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour — Food Network

In life, we don’t always recommend you cut corners. But, hey, in the kitchen? Now that’s a different story. Thanks to some handy store-bought …

20 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Try these recipes to get the nutrients and protein you need.<p>1 of 20<p>Banana Ginger Smoothie<p>Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe.<p><i>Servings: 2</i><p>1 banana, sliced<br>¾ cup (6 oz) vanilla yogurt<br>1 Tbsp honey<br>½ tsp freshly grated …

Nutrition

How to decorate your Easter eggs using stuff you already have in your kitchen

Scrambling to get ready for Easter, and don't think there's time to hit the craft stores and dye eggs? Think again.<p>Awesome ingredients for dyeing and decorating eggstraordinary Easter eggs are as close as the kitchen cupboards, closets or desk drawer.<p><b>How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, …

100 Most Brilliant Tech Hacks You Need To Know Right Now

Think you’ve seen every possible tech hack out there? Think again for this ultimate list of no common sense tech hacks that makes your life easier.#1 …

Apps

Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

BOLZANO, Italy — When the head of a small Italian museum called Detective Inspector Alexander Horn of the Munich Police, she asked him if he investigated cold cases.<p>“Yes I do,” Inspector Horn said, recalling their conversation.<p>“Well, I have the coldest case of all for you,” said Angelika …

Things I Wish I Had Known When My Dog Died

On Jan. 4, 11 years and 26 days after I walked out of an animal shelter in New Jersey with a little white and brown dog attached to the end of a brand-new leash, she died. On this day, an undiagnosed tumor pressed down on Emily’s brain and told her that she needed to escape, which made her usually …