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Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 we have collected 10 of the most powerful quotes from Anne Frank’s legendary The Diary of a Young Girl<p>Please share your favourite Anne Frank quotes by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com or on Twitter @GdnChildrensBk and we’ll add them to this blog<p>The theme …

Books

Nigel Slater’s quince recipes

There is a temptation to leave them in a bowl on the kitchen table, their soft roses ’n’ honey scent getting more pronounced as the room warms. But no – every quince needs cooking, where its impenetrable flesh will soften almost to jelly and turn the colour of a winter sunset. This is, after all, …

Gorgonzola

7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

How-To: Paper Snowflake Ballerina

Churning out the same old paper snow flakes year after year? Why not upgrade your winter holiday decor to includes these whimsical paper ballerinas?<p>The Krokotak blog has a simple photo tutorial and free printable template for the dancer silhouettes. These would look beautiful hanging in a window …

Chocolate-Cinnamon “Babkallah”

12 Servings<p>Introducing our test kitchen's hybrid baby: It's braided like a challah for maximum babka-y chocolate swirl in every bite.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>½ cup whole milk<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast<p>4 large egg yolks<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, …

Baking

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

Vinegar

Cranberry Newton Bars

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A seasonal snack bar, inspired by a childhood favorite.</i><p>Whatever happened to Cranberry Newtons? I haven’t …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Make Over Your Kitchen With 49 Budget-Friendly DIYs

The kitchens is possibly the most important room in the home. However, with all those big appliances taking up valuable real estate, the zone can be difficult to personalize. But there are ways that you can make your kitchen reflect your personality. Enter the DIY. Whether you spend all your free …

Kitchens

Camembert de Normandie

102<p>6<p>4<p>Shares 112<p>Althought it’s hard to blame it, my camera ate all of my Camembert de Normandie (pictures), which I discovered when I went to download …

The Best Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Taste! It Really Is THAT Good!

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>The Best Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Taste! It Really Is THAT Good!<p>As true chocoholics will know and …

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its …

Police May Have Found Body of Missing UVA Student

Police may have found the body of Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who has been missing for several weeks.<p>Charlottesville Police …

Crime

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Phil Hartman biographer on the toxic marriage that killed the comedy legend

Reading Mike Thomas’ bio of Hartman, nothing will prepare you for the horrific ending you already know is coming<p>If you grew up watching "SNL" or "The Simpsons," you surely have many fond memories of Phil Hartman, the versatile character actor who played the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer and Bill Clinton, …

Sophia Loren: how Cary Grant begged me to become his lover

Actress’s letters reveal the Hollywood star’s passionate pursuit of her while filming in Spain<p>When the young Sophia Loren dances a sultry flamenco in the role of Juana in the 1957 film <i>The Pride and the Passion</i>, the onlooking crowd of peasants appear spellbound, not least among them Cary Grant, who …

Citizenfour review – Edward Snowden documentary is utterly engrossing

Laura Poitras’s brave documentary follows Edward Snowden as his leaks about the activities of the NSA shock the world<p>Last year, UK cinemagoers were treated to two competing accounts of the story of Julian Assange: Bill Condon’s oddly inert drama <i>The Fifth Estate</i>, and Alex Gibney’s more pointedly …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

8 Servings<p>The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ …

Dessert

Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant comes in a range of shapes and colors. Globe eggplants are the largest and most common. The smaller Japanese eggplant is long and narrow, with fewer seeds, thinner skin, and a milder, less bitter flavor than the globe variety. Try these eggplant recipes as a delicious way to enjoy the …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

Houseplants

Judge Rejects US Government Plea To Keep Gitmo Force-Feeding Hearings Closed To Public

A federal judge dismissed a plea by the U.S. Department of Justice calling for a closed hearing into the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike …

When Cooking Became Competition

Over the past 15 years, The Food Network has made big profits by turning the kitchen into an ever-more-stressful place.<p>Turn on the Food Network any night of the week, and this is what you’ll probably see: “a larger-than-life host, a specifically defined challenge, bombastic music, a set time limit, …

Study: Chimps Learn How to Use New Tools From Other Chimps

A new study from PLOS Biology found that chimpanzees can learn group-specific behavioral traits from each other, widely considered a prerequisite for …

Research

Lady with an Ermine underneath: Da Vinci’s painting process revealed (VIDEO).

<i>The Lady With an Ermine</i>, believed to have been painted in 1489 or 1490, may have started out as a much different work. ​

3 Men Visited 19 Countries in 24 Hours—or Did They?

A travelers' guide to counting countries<p>This week, three friends from Norway accomplished the seemingly impossible: They passed through 19 countries in 23 hours and 33 minutes—a feat they're calling a new world record for most nations visited in a day. Their journey, which was sponsored by an …

Bill Gates is trying to make Microsoft Office 'dramatically better'

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ‘substantially’ increased his time at Microsoft earlier this year to assist new CEO Satya Nadella, but since then it’s not been clear exactly what the former chairman has been working on. While Gates has been busy creating an elaborate Ice Bucket Challenge video …