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Here Are the 20 Books You Should Read This August

Why does Summer always seem to come to an end right when it's getting good?! Despite the hot months starting to taper out in favor of Fall, we do have some good news post-July: there's a fresh batch of incredible books that you need to put on your must-read list as soon as humanly possible. No …

Books

29 Impressive Recipes that are Worth the Effort

When you want to pull out all the stops, try one of these impressive recipes. We’ll show you how to make homemade breads, savory main dishes and …

5 Mystery Books With Plot Twists You’ll Never See Coming

Michelle Regalado is a New York-based digital writer and editor. When she’s not reading books or writing about all things pop culture, you can …

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Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

33 Great True-Crime Books, According to Crime Writers

<i>All week long, Vulture is exploring the many ways true crime has become one of the most dominant genres in popular culture. While crime-driven</i> …

Books

Here Are the 20 Books You Should Read This August

Why does Summer always seem to come to an end right when it's getting good?! Despite the hot months starting to taper out in favor of Fall, we do have some good news post-July: there's a fresh batch of incredible books that you need to put on your must-read list as soon as humanly possible. No …

Books

Here are this summer's 11 hottest thrillers

Summer thrills

Books

How to Build a Patio in a Weekend

At the risk of compromising our job security, we’re willing to let you in on a little secret: You can build your own patio. If two guys from …

Landscaping

The 25 best thriller books of the summer

This summer’s packed with suspense. Buckle up and enjoy a sensational ride.<p><b>“The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers)” (Thomas & Mercer)</b> <i><br>by Eric</i> …

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The best recent crime novels – review roundup

American author Megan Abbott’s explorations of the dark heart of female adolescence in novels such as <i>Dare Me</i> and <i>The End of Everything</i> are second to none, and in her latest book, <b>Give Me Your Hand</b> (Picador, £14.99), she presents the equally blood-curdling tale of adult frenemies Kit and Diane. When …

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Hardy Native Ferns

A garden planting of ferns conjures up images of shaded retreats and cool walks by wooded streams. Yes, ferns do abound in the deepest, darkest …

How Many Of Our Favorite 2018 Books Have You Read So Far?

So many amazing reads, and we've still got almost half the year left.

Plant finder & selector

RHS Plants for Pollinators plants<p><b>This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.</b><p>It is included in …

This week’s 6 must-read books

<b>What We Were Promised</b> <i><br>Lucy Tan (fiction, Little, Brown)</i><br>Set in modern Shanghai, where extreme wealth edges against poverty, a family in a luxurious …

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

5 Books Like 'Sharp Objects' For Fans Of Gillian Flynn's Thriller Novels

The long-anticipated adaptation of <i>Sharp Objects</i><i>,</i> Gillian Flynn's debut novel, has reignited interest in the thriller writer, whose most famous for …

40 Tex-Mex Recipes Bursting With Southwestern Flavor

Mix north-of-the-border ingredients with south-of-the-border flavors for a Tex-Mex feast that truly bridges the gap. Saddle up with recipes for …

OpenPhone lets you get a business phone number with an app

Meet OpenPhone, a startup in the current Y Combinator batch. The company has been working on an app to make it easier to get and use a business phone number. You don’t need a second phone, you don’t need to get an expensive solution designed for big teams.<p>“Both my cofounder and I grew up in …

This week’s 6 must-read books

<b>The Banker’s Wife</b> <i><br>Cristina Alger (fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons)</i><br>Banker Matthew Warner has died in a plane crash, leaving his stunned widow behind in …

How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

Fit woodwork perfectly to even the waviest walls with an inexpensive compass.<p>A compass is key for this project.<p>Scribing is a simple technique that …

Best Countertop Scribing Tip—Ever

Scribing has never been more accurate<p>Need to conform a new countertop to a wavy wall? Here’s a great way to scribe it to create a perfect fit. Stick …

Amazon Is Recruiting People to Start Delivery Businesses. Here's Why I Think Some People Could Get Rich

There's risk in any business. But if you asked me to invest in a business with these built-in advantages, I'd certainly listen.<p>I know a lot of people who have made a ton of money on Amazon.<p>Now, Amazon says it wants to recruit entrepreneurs to build a national network of small, independent delivery …

In 'Three Identical Strangers,' A Saga About Triplets Grows More Twisted By The Minute

As the gripping documentary hits theaters, the mysteries surrounding it only thicken.<p><i>Editor’s note: “Three Identical Strangers” is best experienced without any prior knowledge of its subjects’ story. But the documentary chronicles a nearly 40-year-old media phenomenon, so we’re going to discuss it</i> …

Siblings

Summer 2018 book preview: 7 thrillers you need to read this summer

A summer of scandal

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

More not-to-be-missed nonfiction

“What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City” by Mona Hanna-Attisha (One World, $28)<p>“This is the story of the most important and emblematic environmental and public health disaster of this young century,” writes pediatrician Hanna-Attisha, known as “Dr. …

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WatchTV is a killer streaming service for AT&T customers and terrible for everyone else

On June 21, AT&T announced WatchTV, a new budget-friendly live TV streaming service. It represents an incredible deal for cord-cutters and AT&T …

If you have a sprinkler system, you’d have to be crazy not to get a Rachio 3

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is one of those devices that you’d have to be crazy not to buy. Why? Because it pays for itself. It’s just …

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

All of these pantry ingredients help your garden grow.<p><b>Make flowers bloom like crazy with baking soda</b><p>If there were an award for most versatile of …

Understanding Paint Sheen: Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss

A can of paint is perhaps the single most important and inexpensive item you can use to transform your home’s appearance. The right paint sheen can …