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The 29 best books of the summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your beach body — and your beach reads. The season’s hottest new books are packed with …

Weekend picks for book lovers

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include a new thriller by <i>Presumed Innocent</i> author Scott Turow.<p><b>Testimony</b> by Scott Turow; Grand Central, 483 pp.; fiction<p>Escaping Kindle County seems to have had a rejuvenating effect on novelist Scott Turow and his attorney hero, …

Books

The Gene Kelly bio He’s Got Rhythm only occasionally creates that glorious feeling

A celebrity biography, particular one for a movie star, comes with inherent obstacles that are difficult for even the most skillful writer to bypass. …

22 short stories and short story collections you have to read in 2017

<b>Looking for short fiction from Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, or Karin Slaughter? Take a look at the list …

Books

Senator Ben Sasse, a Politician, Has Written a Serious, Non-Politician’s Book

There’s no glossy photo of him on the cover staring meaningfully into the future, and no easy bromides inside. Can a man such as this survive in …

10 Magnetic Reads for Memorial Day Weekend

No doubt about it: Weekends were made for reading time, and we’re already craving an adventure for the long holiday. Looking to pack your overnight bag with some hot new releases? From the next big “it” YA novel to dramatic prose that will keep adrenaline running high during summer escapes, here is …

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

Surprise Your Mom With Our Watermelon Cucumber Mom-osa Recipe!

Now that we’re older, we don’t have to rely on pocket money to fund the homemade gifts we make for our moms. Paper flowers (we still love crepe paper crafts!), pen holders made from an old can, pasta necklaces — they were cute, but Mom totally chucked them away the moment we went to bed. Well this …

The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad

When you crave a light side dish that won't weigh down the rest of your dinner but still has enough punch to stand out on its own, make this salad. …

Cucumber

These Lemon Raspberry Muffins Call For 1 Surprising Ingredient

Berries are finally in season! Pick up a pint, and make these moist and naturally sweet muffins. Made with Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk, they're a tasty way to get some protein without all the fat. These are so light and summery, with bursts of juicy raspberries — perfect to grab with your …

Breakfast

Hungry? Here Are Some Healthy Recipes That Don't Taste "Healthy"

We want to eat better and live healthier, but we rarely want to compromise on flavor — right? Fortunately, we've picked some of our favorite (and your favorite!) recipes from POPSUGAR Fitness that provide great nutritional benefits without sacrificing taste. These delicious breakfasts, lunches, …

Healthy Eating

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Ingredients:<p>6 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces<br>• 1 tablespoon lime juice<br>• 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey<br>• Ice cubes, for serving<p>Method:<p>…

Provence in a Bowl

Jessica B. Harris stepped out of her pink cottage in New Orleans and into the sun. She took the stairs carefully, in gold boat shoes, her shoulders draped in flowing fabric, a Zuni necklace of tiny multicolored animals swaying around her neck.<p>“Being a little old lady is less than advertised,” she …

Ivory Coast

10 Long Books To Read Before The End Of The Year

Have you ever wondered what really distinguishes a "long" book from all the other moderately lengthy books currently stacked on your shelves? Does …

The Best Tips, Hacks, and Shortcuts for Better Eggs

If your meal plan is anything like mine, there's a good chance it involves plenty of eggs. From poached and scrambled, to fried and boiled, these are …

Breakfast

15 Veggie-Filled Mac and Cheese Recipes for Spring

There are some things that immediately bring you back to childhood, and a steaming hot bowl of macaroni and cheese is one of them. Nothing beats winter’s chill like some homemade mac ‘n’ cheese (especially after a day of sledding), but as the weather gets warmer, we start to crave a little more …

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Cooking

Rotisserie Chicken Is The Hero Of Weeknight Dinners

A rotisserie chicken is a miracle of modern cooking. It might not be operated by an app, or be self-cleaning, but it's one of those rare foods that …

Camino Island

• <b>Author:</b> John Grisham<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A delightfully lighthearted caper . . . [a] fast-moving, entertaining tale.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</b><p>A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to …

Search Inside Yourself

• <b>Author:</b> Chade-Meng Tan and Others<p>With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.<p>Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply …

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Italian Food

25 Overnight Oats Recipe Ideas for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the best, in my opinion. I love starting my day at a leisurely pace, sitting down to breakfast and a cup of coffee and catching up on …

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, January 2017<p>All you need are four simple ingredients to make oatmeal-packed healthier peanut butter balls that kids and …

4 Make-Your-Own Energy Bar Recipes

<i>The real-food revolution is here to stay. Luckily it’s simple as pie to make your own energy bars so you know exactly what you’re fueling with. These</i> …

Dessert

The Fast Track for Juicy Pork Chops

And how to save your chops from dreaded dryness.<p>Pork chops seem like a great dinner idea in theory—they’re widely available and they cook quickly if you buy the thin ones (not the thick, fancy butcher shop ones). All of this means you can go from work to any-old-supermarket to food-in-your-belly …

Cooking

Sous Vide Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period

This (protein-packed) sweet potato pad Thai is a game-changer

Sweet potato: the ultimate hackable healthy ingredient?<p>I’m starting to think so. Not only does it serve as a stand-in for your toast or a (highly …

Healthy Eating

Healthy Breakfast: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Do you have mornings where you want something hearty for breakfast but wish you can have most of the recipe prepared the night before? This blueberry …

Breakfast

Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2 ½ or 3 quart baking dish. Set aside.<p>Combine oats, baking powder and salt. Place half the oat mixture in the baking …

Breakfast