Susan Gilligan

94 Flips | 5 Magazines | 279 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @txsusan | Keep up with Susan Gilligan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Susan Gilligan”

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

10 books you absolutely need to read before they come out in theaters

Hey, book lovers! (That’s all of us, right?)<p>There’s nothing quite like seeing one of our favorite reads hit the big screen. We’re still recovering …

The 10 Commandments of Cooking Pasta

If I could eat pasta every day of my life, I would . . . and I basically do. OK maybe not <i>every</i> day, but what I'm getting at is that I know a lot about pasta, and thanks to my Italian mom and informative trip to Italy, I've got pocket full of pasta secrets. No one wants a plate of overcooked or …

5 Exercises for a Defined and Muscular Jawline

The first thing people notice about you is your face, so it’s not surprising that as a society we’re preoccupied with wanting to look our best. …

Inventor of The Internet’s Most Terrifying Search Engine Shows Us How To Use It

Thanks to Shodan, it’s incredibly easy to find hackable things on the internet.<p>The internet isn't just made of Facebook, Motherboard, 4chan and all your other favorite websites. There are thousands of devices, such as webcams, smart light bulbs, printers, and even smart homes, connected to it and …

19 Life-Changing Baking Tips From Professional Bakers

These are pretty sweet.

Walking Inside This Crystal Universe Is Like Wandering the Universe

I want to step inside the Crystal Universe installation by TeamLab and just never leave. It’s an immersive art exhibit that’s been around various …

So, what if your computer was an iPad Pro?

In its latest ad, Apple is not just implying that the iPad Pro can replace your PC — it's saying it is actually going to do more than your PC.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Apple …

10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books That Should Be Graphic Novels

Some science fiction and fantasy books vividly paint images of alternate worlds so vivid, we lament their status as imaginary—existing only in our …

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" by …

Psychology

15 Foods and Recipes You Never Knew You Could Freeze

These days we’re all trying to be super humans by eating better, planning better and just <i>doing</i> better in general. But even when you’re trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance, making time for meal planning can be tough (despite all the meal prep inspiration out there). If only we had the …

How to Make the Flakiest Pie Dough Ever

All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes.<p>Mastering pie dough from scratch can seem like a scary, time-consuming task that always seems to end with flour all over the kitchen, dough stuck to the rolling pin, and pie that's more "rustic" than Instagram-ready. Instead of going through all that …

18 Summer Pasta Ideas To Try ASAP

Relationship status: pasta.<p><i>For more pasta recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

Anki's Cozmo: the Intelligent Robotic Toy You've Always Wanted, Maybe

Cozmo promises intelligence, personality, and fun, but is it enough to hold your interest? Image: AnkiCozmo promises intelligence, personality, and …

10 household problems solved with wine corks

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

Make Tofu's Texture Immediately More Appealing, with One Step

One of the biggest complaints about tofu is that the texture is too mushy and homogeneous for a lot of people. Pressing can definitely help, but even then, tofu is not an ingredient that offers up a lot by way of texture contrast.<p>But when you dredge it in something that’ll crisp up in a skillet or …

Can We Have This Ground Chicken Larb for Dinner Every Night?

This 30-minute larb is crunchy, salty, spicy, and everything we want to eat tonight.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>I'm a fan of anything …

How to Clean the Dirtiest Pan You've Ever Seen

The pan you see in the photo above has been sitting in my office for months. It was a gift, though perhaps not an entirely generous one.<p>"Do you want …

Cleaning

What are the best children's fantasy book series?

From Ursula K le Guin’s Earthsea sequence to Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom trilogy, the Book Doctor recommends epic fantasy books to tweens and young teens who want something like Game of Thrones but without the sex and violence<p>I’m 11 and want to start reading a new fantasy series! I’ve just finished …

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original …

6 Dumplings to Keep in Your Office Freezer for Lunch

Think of dumplings, with their protective outer shell, as your personal league of eager lunchtime warriors. They're ready to hold whatever you put in them; they can be packed into close quarters; they're easily microwaved; and they can be served over a bed of rice or in a bowl of broth.<p>And the best …

The SF and Fantasy novels currently being developed for the screen

After a glut of recent news, here's a list of all the science fiction and fantasy novels, short stories and novellas which are currently being …

The secret ingredient that makes vegetarian ramen taste almost porky

Chef Jonah Kim knows how to make a vegetarian ramen taste as creamy as the richest pork broth-based bowl: He adds soy milk. Not just any soy milk, though. The chef at Yona restaurant in Arlington buys Banrai brand, a Japanese product that is chiefly used to make tofu, due to its thicker consistency …

Finally Make Silky, Low-Fuss Vinaigrette That Won't Separate

Learn how to emulsify your vinaigrette so that it'll actually stay as silky-smooth as you intended.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Carol confesses her dressing woes to associate food</i> …

This grilled cauliflower recipe will actually make you forget about steak

There's no shortage of cauliflower dishes on Los Angeles restaurant menus. Perhaps you've had the cauliflower and raisins at Otium, or the porridge of cauliflower and millet at Odys & Penelope on La Brea Avenue. Or maybe you've had the cauliflower tacos at Colonia Tacos in Whittier.<p>But do you have …

Recipes