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Review of: Gilgamesh: A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchell

“The Oldest Story in the World” is the apt subtitle to the “Introduction” of <i>Gilgamesh: A New English Version</i>, Stephen Mitchell’s bold interpretation …

Ancient History

10 Guinness Recipes That are Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

We all love a good pour—but if you’re not cooking with Guinness, you’re missing out on a world of possibilities, both sweet and savory. The malty …

Cooking

Mini Pallet Coasters Set of 8

This cute and original miniature pallet will be the star of all your social events!!!<p>The classic pallet, produced with recycled pine wood, is an …

Old-fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add celery and onion, and sauté 7 minutes or just until tender.<p>Step …

Country Lifestyle

Semiosis is a first contact novel about coexistence with intelligent plants

Learning to not only survive, but to thrive on an alien world<p>Throughout its history, science fiction has imagined how humanity might meet its cosmic neighbors. How would the first contact with aliens go? Authors have imagined a variety of scenarios, from the desire for amicable partnership between …

Singularity

A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as pasta e patate.<p>This is an example of the …

Food Preservation

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle lamb with 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon …

Country Lifestyle

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Science Fiction

8 of Our Best New Recipes for Bread Bakers

This is the year I became a bread baker. And while it still feels foreign to say that, it's true. I'm still learning the ropes, but with the help of …

Bread

Best STEM toys that will excite and educate kids of every age

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>UBTECH<p>Not unsurprisingly, many parents want the best for their kids — and since science, technology, engineering, and math don’t seem …

Kids

Home Library Bookcase Ideas – So You Can Surround Yourself With Stories

A home library is not exactly a common feature but let’s not take things so literally. Don’t necessarily think of the home library as a separate room …

Interior Design

This CrossFit-Inspired Workout Is All About the Number 20

You can absolutely get a kick-ass, leave-you-breathless-on-the-floor, muscles-on-fire workout at home, and you don't need a ton of time either. This CrossFit-inspired workout can be done in about 15 minutes, and all you need is a pair of dumbbells and your own determination to push yourself hard …

Workouts

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

Workouts

10 devices you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017: Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others

Here are 10 devices like Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others that you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017.<p>You could end up breaking …

16 Dystopian Novels To Read When You Need A Break From the News

The canon of Western literature has never been stingy when it comes to trying to scare the pants off readers with nearly believable situations that …

Books

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), ventures into the heartland of British horror so successfully charted by the likes of MR James and Arthur Machen. Horror writer Seb Logan is struggling with his latest novel when he becomes reacquainted with his old university …

Books

Sony's new Extra Bass headphones and Bluetooth speakers at CES 2017

Consumer Tech

15 Super Smart Ways to Use the IKEA Kallax Bookcase

The IKEA Expedit (lately reborn as the Kallax) has, like a lot of classics, an incredibly simple design. And like a lot of IKEA pieces, it lends …

Living Rooms

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

24 Adorable Gifts For Couples Who Are Proud Harry Potter Fanatics

I have one (just one!) requirement that my partner in life <i>must</i> meet — otherwise, it's a dealbreaker. Must he be the breadwinner in the family? Of course not. Must he never look at another woman again once he has committed himself to me? He can look as much as we wants! Must he be a Harry Potter …

25 Kids and Teens Beds that Transform the Ordinary into the Magical

I read somewhere that childhood is inherently magical. I believe that – that the imagination, fresh outlook, and wonder of a child creates magic out …

Interior Design

These 9 home batteries will help you save tons of money on your energy bill

There are a lot of perks to at-home batteries: they have your back during an outage, can help manage solar energy if you have panels, and can even top off your electric car.<p>Combined with advancements in solar technology, these large batteries have the potential to provide a whole new way to store …

Clean Energy

Best New Tools For Men | Men's Health

17 Tools Every Guy Needs In His Garage<p>The best gear for mastering any huge project (or little surprise)<p>Men's Health<p>A great garage should be more than just a place to store your stuff.<p>It should be your personal repair shop, a repository of gas-, electric-, and hand-powered helpers. It should give …

Sony readies its first aftermarket receiver with Apple CarPlay support

Expanding CarPlay's so-far limited number of aftermarket upgrade options, Sony has announced the XAV-AX100, its first receiver to support the Apple …

The Best Headphones to Buy, Picked by Our Audiophile Editor

Any self-professed audiophile is obsessed with listening between the lines. Take me, for instance: in my ongoing quest to hear every last detail in …

Audiophile

Sennheiser PXC 550 vs. Bose QC35: Battle Of The Bluetooth Headphones

<i>Photo by Daryl Deino</i><p>If you don't like Bluetooth headphones, it's about time to get used to them. It's been widely reported that the upcoming iPhone 7 will ditch the standard headphone jack, and other smartphones are sure to follow. In 2012, this would have been a disaster since Bluetooth headphones …

Consumer Tech

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Books

Make Your Home Smell Like A Coffee Stout With Craft Beer Candles

Nothing beats the taste of quality beer, but there are times during the day that aren’t considered “socially acceptable” to drink. For those moments, …

Craft Beer