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13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

7 Books to Help You Slow Down and Cheer Up

We live in a fast-paced, frantic, noisy, and highly overcharged society. Wired in more ways than one, the thought of disconnecting strikes fear in the hearts of most. We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy? Are our never-ending …

Henry David Thoreau

23 Alton Brown Recipes You Have to Try ASAP

Alton Brown recipes are always a good idea, because the Food Network chef knows a thing or two (million) about food. The <b>Cutthroat Kitchen</b> host and longtime TV favorite is known for treating cooking like science (nitrus oxide cold brew, anyone?), and his vast culinary knowledge makes his recipes …

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

The five cult documentaries that you need to see

This article isn’t for dumb baby losers who have only made a surface effort to get into cult documentary film and “liked” Louis Theroux on Facebook. A crash course in cult requires repeat viewings of <i>Paris is Burning</i> (1990) and <i>Grey Gardens</i> (1975). Not until you can spell O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E in the same …

Paul Tremblay Says That His Latest Novel Is His Graduate Thesis on Horror Fiction

While on a road trip recently, I picked up Paul Tremblay’s latest novel, <i>A Head Full of Ghosts</i>, and proceeded to spend the next ten hours completely …

These Five Motivational Speeches Will Get You off Your Ass

We all know we aren’t reaching our full potential. Our lives are full of empty promises, “maybe’s”, and failed ideas. Failed ideas that we never went …

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they start to bleed. So when we spend our …

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The Romanovs: masterful account of Russia’s doomed royal family

The end of the Romanovs is a subject that has fascinated countless nonfiction writers, but no book has yet eclipsed the fame of Robert K Massie’s page-turner<p>This May will see the release of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918 in the United States. It is an exhaustive look at the full …

What You Need to Know Before Taking That Couch Off the Street

Your bedbug-free apartment will thank you.<p>Nathan Hescock owns a used furniture store on the corner of 32nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan. He also teaches an evening ballroom dance class at the United Nations; when the weather is nice, he’ll leave work and walk there, a half hour through Murray …

10 Ways to Squeeze Furniture Into Small Spaces

These crafty homeowners made the most of what they had.<p>These crafty homeowners made the most of what they had.

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Finally! Your "Me" Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Who knew that four letters could bring so much clarity to your life? It's like the Myers-Briggs personality test looks deep into your soul to see the most genuine parts of you-the way you make decisions, the way you look at the world. And once you get in tune with those aspects of yourself, you …

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We Had An Expert Teach Us How To Do Our Makeup Like Grown-Ass Women

Spoiler alert: We looked dope.

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was preparing to wrap up his medical residency in neurosurgery when, in 2013, a CT scan revealed tumors throughout his body. He had stage 4 lung cancer.<p>In his last two years of life, he continued caring for patients. He and his wife became parents. And Kalanithi, a gifted writer, …

Banish those midlife blues – the secret to happiness starts with one small step

Feeling on the verge of a midlife crisis? The key to a happier you can be simple: switch off your mobile now and again, listen to music, head outdoors, or spend some time with friends.<p>Last week, a survey concluded that we are at our most miserable between the ages of 50 and 54 and that happiness …

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Love The Music Of Coen Brothers Films? You Can Thank Carter Burwell

You might call composer Carter Burwell the third Coen brother. His work isn't as well-known as the T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack albums for <i>O Brother, Where Art Thou?</i> and <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>, but he has been part of Joel and Ethan Coen's creative team ever since their feature-length debut, <i>Blood</i> …

30 Hella Easy Ways To Seriously Transform Your Old Jeans

Style is in your ~jeans~.

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Before & After: A Townhouse Kitchen Brightens Up

This kitchen transformation is gorgeous for so many reasons (color! texture!) but I simply can not get over how much a difference the lighting made! …

9 Vintage Shows to Watch on Netflix

Your options don't stop with the latest season of Scandal.<p>Some days all you want to do is binge on whatever original series Netflix just added or rewatch all 11 seasons of <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> for the millionth time, but sometimes, something a little older sounds good. Those options are a little harder to …

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These novels about Ancient Rome could be the most important political books you'll read this year

The Republic is in danger. Populist leaders — including one of the country's richest men — are stirring up resentment among the masses against the …

The 11 Etsy Beauty Shops You Need to Know

You know Etsy is the go-to place to go for under-the-radar jewelry designers, handcrafted housewares, and more eco-chic yoga mats than you can shake an asana at, but did you know that it's also home to some of the coolest beauty brands you haven't heard of yet? It's a mecca for natural and …

All The Burning Questions You Have About Your Cat's Wild Past, Answered

While it’s no secret some people love cats (see: the Internet), felines themselves are complicated and confusing creatures. One day, they’re rubbing up against you, demanding attention, and the next, they deny you the simplest, friendly purr!<p>On those days, we question if cats are living with us by …

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

Try these guaranteed mood boosters, created by game designer Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the forthcoming book Superbetter.<p><i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. …

10 International Beauty Secrets This Globetrotting Makeup Artist Is Spilling

From Cleopatra’s milk baths to Korea’s globe-trotting product craze, women have been on a mission to find the newest (paint can manis!), quirkiest (the Japanese “sick trend”) and, yes, most effective beauty treatments from all over the world. Celebrity makeup artist Stephanie Flor is no exception, …

People and TODAY Beauty Awards 2015: Skin product winners

Whoever said to "save the best for last," must have referring to the People and TODAY Beauty Awards. Because on this "Tryday Friday," we're bringing you the best skin-care products of 2015. From eye creams to moisturizers, face masks and more, we've done the research to bring you all the serums and …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

7 Enviable Celebrity Kitchens

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)<p>We don't normally get caught up in the world of celebrity here on The Kitchn, but when so many of the rich and …