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Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter

The loss of his partner in the devastating 2004 tsunami underscored for Nate Berkus a guiding principle of his design...

7 Websites For Book Lovers

Avid readers will love these sites.

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Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?

I have no intention of running a 130+ mile ultramarathon.  And I have no desire to eat vegan.  And yet,

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99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader’s Digest, I’m taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One of the books

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The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s getting a little much. (You can

13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled history of American footwear.

Cookbook Obsession: Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food

When rheumatoid arthritis almost caused chef Seamus Mullen to hang up his apron, he turned to food to help him...

Cookbook Obsession: Martha’s American Food

To introduce her newest cookbook of all-American recipes, Martha Stewart shares what makes a classic along with a few desserts...

Baseball’s Best Short Stories

You needn't even be a sports fan to enjoy these 34 hugely entertaining tales.

How Carrots Won the Trojan War

In each chapter, Rupp takes a different vegetable and explores its significance to human beings over the centuries.

RecordSetter Book of World Records

The weirder records are here.