Tuesday, 27 June 2017

How to Cook Malanga

How to Cook MalangaBoiled, mashed or turned into fries, try putting this nutty flavoured vegetable into your roots mix.

7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We’ve got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new standalone titles.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee

You should read this book if you like: YA historical fiction, romps around Europe, touches of magic, pirates, impossible crushes, manhunts

Check out Mackenzi Lee’s book recommendations here.

The Fourth Monkey
by J.D. Barker

You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, elusive serial killers, Chicago, devious clues, Silence of the Lambs, gripping page-turners

Spoonbenders
by Daryl Gregory

You should read this book if you like: Extraordinary family sagas, avoiding the CIA and the mafia, superpowers, humorous and heartfelt high jinks

Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge
by Becky Aikman

You should read this book if you like: Behind-the-scenes Hollywood history, Thelma & Louise, exclusive interviews, feminism, underdog stories

The Witchwood Crown
by Tad Williams

You should read this book if you like: Epic fantasy, elvish foes, the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, old allies, the promise of war

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Futures
by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, emerging technologies, thriving in the evolving digital world, business, predicting the future

The Confusion of Languages
by Siobhan Fallon

You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, American military families, evocative prose, worlds colliding, poignant and powerful narratives

BONUS: The wait is over—check out three of the buzziest sequels coming out today!

Use of Force
by Brad Thor

The sixteenth book in the Scot Harvath thriller series
(Start off the series with The Lions of Lucerne)

The Sweetest Burn
by Jeaniene Frost

The second book in the Broken Destiny paranormal romance series
(Start off the series with The Beautiful Ashes)

posted by Hayley
on June, 27

Photo Of The Day By Rodney Erickson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Trumpeter Swan Family” by Rodney Erickson. Location: Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan. Photo of…

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7 Great New Books Hitting Shelves Today

Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We’ve got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new standalone titles.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee

You should read this book if you like: YA historical fiction, romps around Europe, touches of magic, pirates, impossible crushes, manhunts

Check out Mackenzi Lee’s book recommendations here.

The Fourth Monkey
by J.D. Barker

You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, elusive serial killers, Chicago, devious clues, Silence of the Lambs, gripping page-turners

Spoonbenders
by Daryl Gregory

You should read this book if you like: Extraordinary family sagas, avoiding the CIA and the mafia, superpowers, humorous and heartfelt high jinks

Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge
by Becky Aikman

You should read this book if you like: Behind-the-scenes Hollywood history, Thelma & Louise, exclusive interviews, feminism, underdog stories

The Witchwood Crown
by Tad Williams

You should read this book if you like: Epic fantasy, elvish foes, the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, old allies, the promise of war

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Futures
by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, emerging technologies, thriving in the evolving digital world, business, predicting the future

The Confusion of Languages
by Siobhan Fallon

You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, American military families, evocative prose, worlds colliding, poignant and powerful narratives

BONUS: The wait is over—check out three of the buzziest sequels coming out today!

Use of Force
by Brad Thor

The sixteenth book in the Scot Harvath thriller series
(Start off the series with The Lions of Lucerne)

The Sweetest Burn
by Jeaniene Frost

The second book in the Broken Destiny paranormal romance series
(Start off the series with The Beautiful Ashes)

posted by Hayley
on June, 27

7 Ways to Create Authoritative Content (Even if You’re Just Starting Out) by @WebDevEtc

Here are seven types of authoritative content that are engaging and will help you build a following.

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How to Understand User Behavior With Google Analytics by @MarshWebStudio

Here are three ways you can use Google Analytics to understand what people do when they land on your website.

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Gmail Sponsored Promotions: 5 Tactics to Boost Performance by @Aimclear

Gmail Sponsored Promotions provide insight into email behavior while generating conversions. Here are targeting tactics to improve your next campaign.

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Top 30 Nordic Restaurants Revealed

Top 30 Nordic Restaurants Revealed Find out where’s best to dine in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the White Guide 2018, featuring a new No.1.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Photographer Profile: Mark Brodkin

Photographer: Mark Brodkin Part-Time Professional Photographer Photographic Specialties: Landscape Biography Since 2009, in pursuit of his images, Mark has traveled through…

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Feast Your Eyes on 100 Years of Food Photography

Feast Your Eyes on 100 Years of Food PhotographyFeast for the Eyes is the fascinating story of the evolution of food photography throughout the years. Take a look inside.

Ask Me Anything

This is your chance to Ask Me Anything …let’s chat about business, social media, and living a life you LOVE! 0:00 – Welcome + Intro1:21 – When starting your business, what do you need to keep track of your taxes? The thought of taxes scares me to death.2:51 – With video becoming dominate on Facebook […]

10 Best Pubs in The UK

10 Best Pubs in The UK GQ have compiled a list of the 10 best pubs in the UK, a delicious selection of some of the UK’s finest public houses.

Google’s Uptime, an App for Watching YouTube with Friends, Now Available to Everyone by @MattGSouthern

Google’s Uptime, an experimental app that enables people to watch YouTube videos with friends, is now more widely available.

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US Breaks World’s Longest Pizza Record

US Breaks World's Longest Pizza RecordCalifornia has broken the record for the world’s longest pizza, a title previously held by the proud pizzaioli of Naples.

9 Essential Wine Infographics

9 Essential Wine InfographicsBrush up on your wine knowledge with these nine essential wine infographics, covering body and colour, pairings and which glasses to use.

Photo Of The Day By Dawn Wilson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Elk on Ridge” by Dawn Wilson. Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. “I frequently…

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How a “Regular Brooklyn Kid” Became One of NYC’s Hottest Menswear Designers

A man in the right suit is a powerful thing. Such is the knowledge of designer, fashion aficianado and overall dapper dresser Davidson Petit-Frère. 

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Give Your SEO a Boost With These 12 Accessibility Improvements by @tamar

If your website isn’t optimized to meet basic accessibility standards, now is the time. Here’s how to do it.

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Spring Mammals, Birds and More Assignment Winner Paul Holdorf

Congratulations to Paul Holdorf for winning the recent Spring Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and More Assignment with the image, “Moving Forward.”…

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How to Optimize Your Website for Multiple Topics by @krisjonescom

These SEO strategies will help you produce content that ranks for its topical keywords and generate more leads.

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Chef Totally Loses it in the Kitchen

Chef Totally Loses it in the KitchenWatch this chef demonstrate exactly how not to run a kitchen in this clip from Kitchen Nightmares.

7 Proven Facebook Marketing Ideas That Will Help Your Business by @@jess12davis

There’s a lot you can accomplish on Facebook without wasting your budget. Here are Facebook marketing tips for small businesses.

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Customize The Graduated Filter Tool In ACR Or Lightroom

The shape of the Graduated Filter tool in Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom can be customized. Areas you don’t want…

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#50BestTalks Barcelona Meet the Chefs

#50BestTalks Barcelona Meet the Chefs Ahead of the #50BestTalks Barcelona live-stream on Fine Dining Lovers on 27 June, read our interviews with all five of the world renowned chefs involved.

20 Years of Harry Potter: Goodreads Members on the Magic of J.K. Rowling’s Books

We were all Muggles once. Before Harry, before Hogwarts, before Quidditch and Sorting Hats, our lives were all a little less magical. That changed on July 26, 1997, when J.K. Rowling published her first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (published a year later in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone).

Two decades into the boy wizard’s reign, Rowling’s books have spawned blockbuster movies, theme parks, stage productions, and a powerful legacy that rivals those of far older classics.

“Will kids (and adults, as well) still be wild about Harry a hundred years from now, or two hundred?” Stephen King wrote in his review of the fifth book in the series. “My best guess is that he will indeed stand time’s test, and wind up on a shelf where only the best are kept; I think Harry will take his place with Alice, Huck, Frodo, and Dorothy, and this is one series not just for the decade, but for the ages.”

To mark the 20th anniversary of Philosopher’s Stone‘s publication, we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to tell us how the series has impacted their life. Check out some of our favorite stories below and then share yours in the comments!

1. “It brought my mother, myself, and my children closer. Three generations fighting over who would get to read the next book first.” –Nauina

2. “It ignited my love of reading. I essentially grew up with Harry. I will be forever grateful for its influence on my life. Always.” –Andrea

3. “It was the first book I read in English! It taught me the language.” –Lilly

4. “When I was in middle school, I was bullied. In my mind, I went to Hogwarts every single day to escape my own torment. Thank you, J.K. Rowling! Thank you Harry, Ron, and Hermione.” –Taryn

5. “I met my best friend through reading Harry Potter, and she’s now my bridesmaid. Our friendship will be 18 years old.” –Erin

6. “I’m an old lady with an old kid and didn’t read my first Harry Potter book until last September. Prior to that I used to wonder what there was in the way of current entertainment that could compare with what I had—shows like Howdy Doody and Westerns. Now I know that with Harry, this generation got something far better. It’s some serious magic.” –Judy

7. “My Dad still calls me Hermoine! It’s nice to share the love of the books with my family.” –Sally

8. “I had turned away from reading. J.K. Rowling brought me back…and she brought me back stronger and better than I ever thought possible. Thank you, J.K. Rowling. Thank you.” –Natalie

9. “When my oldest was about ten, he asked if there would still be Harry Potter books when he grew up. I said, ‘Of course, books are forever. Why?’ His answer: ‘I just wanted to make sure I can read them to my kids someday.’ –Stephanie

10. “I want to be a writer because of Harry Potter! Because when I read those books, I experienced a feeling of incomparable love and warmth.” –Gashugi

11. “It kickstarted my obsession with fantasy and science fiction—and it helped me overcome my depression.” –Nitasha

12. “OMG! Where do I begin? A coworker introduced me to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I read the entire book in one day and was hooked from that moment on. I’ve gone to all of the midnight book and movie releases. I reread the series so many times I’ve lost count. No words could adequately explain my love for these books.” –Shanda

13. “It’s been the best friend that’s never abandoned me!” –Phoenix

14. “It gave me a happy and safe space I can always turn to no matter what.” –Jelke

15. “I always pick up Harry Potter books when I need to be reminded that hope perseveres even in the darkest times. Thank you for the magic, J.K. Rowling!” –Desiree

16. “It shaped my politics. As a young reader navigating the world, the books helped me better understand the moral consequences of our actions!” –Rachit

17. “I have dyslexia and ADHD. In middle school, I was reading at a second grade level. I had this friend who was a big reader, and she would tell me about the world inside those books. I was so mesmerized by it. But I got tired of being told about it and wanted to see it for myself. So I went and got Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I read and reread that book so many times until the words started to make sense. I started trying to read everything. In the seventh grade, I went from a second grade reading level to an eighth grade level in one semester. It was all because of my friend…and because of Harry Potter. I’m such a huge reader now. I don’t know who I’d be if I’d never found those books. A me who can’t read—it’s a scary thought. I owe it all to that series. It sounds dumb but it really was like finding a home.” –Rebecca

18. “I found my fandom and my people! And we’re cool now. When I was younger, I would’ve been ridiculed for being so bookish and nerdy.” –Bri

19. “I was 11 when I read them for the first time. It seems so long ago. Those stories kept me afloat when everyone else in my life was trying to drown me. I just wish I could read them for the first time all over again.” –Shivani

20. “Hogwarts is my home, and I’m still waiting for my letter.” –Dounia

How has Harry Potter affected your life? Share your story with us in the comments!

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posted by Hayley
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

4th of July Jello Shots That Are Easy To Make

4th of July Jello Shots That Are Easy To MakeAre you looking for fun 4th of July desserts? These red, white and blue jello shots will add sparks to your Independence Day celebration. Try them all!

Photo Of The Day By Lorna Mildice

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Curls” by Lorna Mildice. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries,…

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10 Things Your Content Must Do to Succeed by @LEHoneycutt

Is your content marketing on the right track? Each piece of content you write needs these 10 things to succeed.

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Live-Stream #50BestTalks Barcelona on Fine Dining Lovers

Live-Stream #50BestTalks Barcelona on Fine Dining LoversFive of the world’s greatest chefs will gather in Barcelona to discuss the future of food this June and you can live-stream the event on Fine Dining Lovers.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Photo Of The Day By Scott Stulberg

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Flight in the Fog” by Scott Stulberg. Location: Lake Nakuru, Kenya. “At Lake Nakuru…

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Paul Sorgule: ‘Attention, Line Cooks: Be Solid, Give it Your All’

Paul Sorgule: 'Attention, Line Cooks: Be Solid, Give it Your All'Chef Paul Sorgule dishes on the 13 golden rules for working the line successfully.

Friday, 23 June 2017

This App Will Choose Your Best Food Pics

This App Will Choose Your Best Food Pics EyeEm will analyse your photographs using ‘computer vision technology’ to tell you which ones are the best.

The Marañón River

A little-known river in Peru is a place of superlatives.

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Recap: The Week’s Biggest Travel Stories and Best Deals

Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly. How to Fly for (Almost) […]

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Victorinox’s I.N.O.X. V Proves that Strong is the New Pretty

Why should men have all the fun? Victorinox’s rugged-but-sexy I.N.O.X. men’s watch collection stylishly handles everyday adventures, and is virtually indestructible having withstood more than 130 stringent durability tests including being r…

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Pro Plating: 3 Essential Plating Videos

Pro Plating: 3 Essential Plating VideosLearn to plate like a pro with these three videos: how to plate, the tools you’ll need, and 50+ plating ideas to get you started.

Photo Of The Day By Laura Roberts

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lupine Sunset” by Laura Roberts. Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California. “Lupine, brown-eyed primroses…

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This is the Best Culinary Destination According to Booking.com

This is the Best Culinary Destination According to Booking.comGlobetrotters with a love of good food and drink have voted this city as the best culinary destination in the world.

7 Essentials to Make Perfect SEO Reports for Your Clients by @AdamHeitzman

Creating SEO reports for your clients can be daunting. Include these seven essentials to make perfect SEO reports.

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These Are The Best Italian Desserts For Your Sweet Tooth

These Are The Best Italian Desserts For Your Sweet ToothAre these really the best Italian desserts? You be the judge! We cover everything from the classic tiramisu to cold weather favorites like Sicilian granita.