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Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

No-Boil Mac and Cheese

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Skip a step when making mac and cheese by not precooking the pasta. Instead, mix the dried pasta with a thinner-than-usual bèchamel sauce, and it will bake perfectly in just 30 minutes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, …

Comfort Food

15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter

Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.<p>Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, …

12 Lessons From Roald Dahl That Will Inspire You

Roald Dahl has much to teach about creativity, life , motivation and growing up. Find out 12 life lessons from one of the greatest children's authors …

Roald Dahl

See How to Make Great Fried Rice at Home: Tips + Video

How to make killer fried rice at home, with tips and video from Hot Joy, one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America 2014<p>It's midnight. You're buzzed. You're craving the entire menu at <b>Hot Joy</b> (our no. 7 Best New Restaurant of 2014), especially the fried rice. In fact, the fried rice is so …

Cooking

If You Want To Quickly Improve Your Writing, Do These 10 Little Things Now

William Strunk Jr. in the classic book <i>Elements of Style</i> said:<p>“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a …

Creative Writing

The Book of Unknown Americans

Each week, we'll let you know about the new releases the editors of O and Oprah.com couldn't stop reading.<p>Life Drawing<p>By Robin Black<p>256 pages; Random …

Books

See the Process of Large Format Photography from Start to Finish

The guys over at Ledicia Audio Visual recently shared this beautiful video that shows process behind large format 8x10 film photography from start to …

Striking Photos of Abandoned Philadelphia Lots Overtaken by the Wild

As part of his upcoming book <i>North Philadelphia</i>, photographer Daniel Traub hones in on a particularly moving piece of the urban landscape of inner …

Steal This Look: Guest Cottage Kitchenette by Ikea

Why does the word “kitchenette” sound so retro? When we recently featured a tiny 186-square-foot summer cottage as our Outbuilding of the Week, we …

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

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32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad | Inc.com

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

Language

Fashion Hacks: Online Shopping Edition

The best insider tips and tricks to scoring that perfect piece<p>There will always be the woman who bookmarks Net-a-Porter or MyTheresa, adds the latest arrivals of her liking to her cart and chooses next day shipping—voilà, online shopping accomplished. But some of us enjoy the thrill of the hunt a …

Upcycled Sweater Slipper Boots

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

Dr. Phil: You Teach People How to Treat You

Everything we do in life has a payoff. You go to work to make money. You go swimming because you enjoy it, or it helps you stay healthy. The same is …

200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

Biology<p>Anatomy and Physiology - Edited by various profs at OpenStax<br>• Biology - Edited by various profs at OpenStax<br>• Biology Pages, John W. Kimball, …

Online Education

Brooklyn Family Loft In A Former Factory

Designing a family home in a way that makes everyone happy while still maintaining a cohesive look is not easy. But this family loft really has it …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press

The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between …

How to Get Ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

From cleaning out your fridge to stocking your pantry with full-flavored condiments, Sara Dickerman explains how to get ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse<p>I’m in Baltimore, visiting my mother, which has its advantages. Not only do I get to watch my kids romp with my cousins for the first time in …

Food

The Blogs that Bloggers Obsess Over

The blogs that bloggers read.<p>Who better to tell us which blogs are worth bookmarking than design bloggers themselves? We started off by asking one of HouseBeautiful.com's contributors to tell us whose posts she's obsessed with. Then, we asked that blogger for their favorite site, and that blogger …

Narrow 5th Floor Apartment Filled With Personal Touches Of An Artist

When you live in a space for a longer period of time, you inevitably make it your own. You start making changes and you transform the interior design …

Interior Design

Theo (The Dog) And Beau (The Toddler) Star In A Naptime Love Story

"We found him tucked together with his two siblings in the back yard of the Santa Cruz SPCA," mom of three Jessica Shyba writes on her blog, Momma's Gone City, of the puppy her family brought home last week.<p>"Big Bird -- as he was named at the shelter -- was the shyest of them all to meet us, though …

Rebecca Walker Hurries Love In 'Adé'

Rarely as the rush of romance felt so, well, <i>rushed</i> as it does in Rebecca Walker's maiden novel <i>Adé: A Love Story</i>. It's a wild ride along with an unnamed (more on that later) biracial college student who's traveling through Africa with her white best friend. Our unnamed narrator falls in love with a …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of October 31, 2013 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of October 31, 2013 : NPR