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Books on Sale: Historical Favorites from Kleypas, Heath and More

by SB Sarah RECOMMENDED: Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas is $3.99. This is the first book in the Wallflower Quartet, one of Kleypas' most beloved series. If you've never read Kleypas, she is one of the most talented historical writers: her use of language and her characters, heroes in particular, are extraordinary. Show More Summary

What Natural Wonders Should We All See In Our Lifetimes?

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We live in an amazing world, full of astronomical, geological, and environmental phenomena. What do you recommend we check out in it? Read more...

Why I hate cupcakes

Read more on this story. Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: Why I learned to love the evil-looking earwig Your weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death Combating street harassment in the digital age You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn. More

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by falsettos.Recommended Reading:Kath: [Content Note: Harassment; abuse; stalking; misogyny; fat hatred] It's Time for Us All to Break the SilenceAoife: [CN: Transmisogyny; cissexism; violence; objectification]...Show More Summary

2 Women Are Launching 'ManServants,' A Startup That Turns Men Into 'Accessories' And Cabana Boys For $80 An Hour

Note: We recommend you read the following under the assumption this is a spoof startup, even though the founders told Mashable they're dead serious about ManServants. Advertising mavens Josephine Wai Lin and Dala Khajah think they have a brilliant new company that they insist is not a gimmick. Show More Summary

Lionel Messi will be prosecuted for alleged tax evasion, a Spanish judge has ruled, despite prosecut

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Lionel Messi will be prosecuted for alleged tax evasion, a Spanish judge has ruled, despite prosecutors' recommendation that only Messi's father be tried. Read more...

You Knew It Was Gonna Happen . . . .

The Duffel Blog has ripped Walsh a new one for his “the PTSD made me do it” BS.  Their article is a hoot. You can read the article here.  Recommended.  

Bruce Benson on the Holdout Problem

(July 29, 2014 01:32 PM, by David Henderson) My bleg about eminent domain yesterday led to a useful discussion in the comments. Dan Klein recommended that I read Bruce Benson's article, "The Mythology of Holdout as a Justification for Eminent Domain and Public Provision of Roads." I've done... (0 COMMENTS)

Does Your House Suck? Here's How to Sell It Anyway

Read any list of recommendations about how to sell your home and you'll get the same advice about how to bring out the best in your property to get top dollar. But let's face it. A lot of homes have more than just cosmetic issues you can fix with a little spackle, paint, and cleaning. Show More Summary

Megan Fox Thinks She Can Find Bigfoot

It’s always wise to take anything entertainment celebrities say with a degree of skepticism … and by “degree” I’d recommend Celsius rather than Fahrenheit. So I held tightly onto my grain of salt as I read Megan Fox’s comments at San Diego’s Comic-Con: Bigfoot’s real. And I...

How I learned to love the evil-looking earwig

Read more on this story. Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: Your weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death Combating street harassment in the digital age The Koala's secret to staying cool: Hugging You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn. More

Poach Eggs in a Skillet and Cook Many Together with Teacups

You probably reach for a saucepan when you need to poach eggs. America's Test Kitchen (ATK) recommends a skillet instead, in this video guide on how to poach eggs perfectly. Read more...

?Try "Tabless Thursdays" for Better Single Tasking

Tabs are a great way to keep many browser windows open at once. The Atlantic recommends going tabless one day a week to stay focused. Read more...

Combing The New Yorker’s Archives

If you’ve finished winding your way through Elise Liu’s recommended New Yorker articles – which, as of this week, are free to be read online – you can start working your way through Longform’s roundup of their 25 favorite unlocked pieces. (Or you can go even bigger, thanks to The Awl.)

To Antarctica We Go

Recommended Reading: Chris Jones went to Antarctica, and on the way he started believing in ghosts.

“It is not enough to have his idea.”

Recommended Reading: Four poems by Darin Ciccotelli are up at BOMB.

Recommended Reading: 'Lucy's' bad science and space movie inaccuracies

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Lucy's Based on Bad...

Community Question: First Grade Math Recommendations

Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments. Please respond to this post in the comments, but if you have a question for the community email it to Heather. Show More Summary

5 Tomboy Taste Makers on Must-Have Clothing Items For Your Closet

6 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

On-point recommendations from your Tomboy industry leaders... Contributor: Lianna Carrera read more

Martians Invade Consumer Reports

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Our friends over at satire site Autoblopnik have reported that Consumer Reports has now been taken over by an alien species due to their recommendation of the Buick Regal. To get more on this breaking story go here. Read more...

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