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Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Are You Throwing Away 40 Percent of It?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

I'm not a sports fan. I just don't really get the whole organized, professional sports team thing, the fanaticism, caring who wins what, when, by how ...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Let's Go Back to the Prairie, Yet Again, and Discuss It With Laura

Erica Wides | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

Who do I love to talk about the most, other than myself? Just take a guess. Correct. Laura. As in, Laura Ingalls Wilder! Only my imaginary best friend...

Libertarians and the Struggle for Women's Rights

David Boaz | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
David Boaz

March is Women's History Month, which reminds me of the role women played in launching the libertarian movement and the role that women with libertarian values have played in advancing women's rights.

Is it Food, or is it Foodiness™? Let's ask Almanzo Wilder!

Erica Wides | Posted 12.03.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

If you thought last year was the year of pumpkin-spiced everything, well hold onto your forty-ounce pumpkin-spiced-cheesecake (so wrong) latte, because this year, Foodiness Inc.

The Day We Taped Our Babysitter to a Chair

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

This is one of those stories it will be hard to explain to the grandchitterlings, as well as Saint Peter at the golden gates of heaven.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask Laura Ingalls

Erica Wides | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Picture a 9-year-old girl in the suburbs of Long Island, short for her age, sporting brown aviator glasses on her round face, cute but overweight by 1...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Popcorn Edition

Erica Wides | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
Erica Wides

Popcorn is so good and so truly American, it should be on the flag instead of stars.

Belonging to Wyoming, Belonging to the World: An Interview With Author Nina McConigley

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 04.25.2014 | Books
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I love outsider stories, especially outsider-in-America stories -- the stories of characters that show up in places central casting would never expect them to be. Same for the stories of characters that have every right to be someplace.

What Would Laura Ingalls Wilder Do?

Woz Flint | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Woz Flint

I've decided 2014 will be the year I channel my inner Wilder. Laura wouldn't sit around contemplating what she was going to be when she grew up, she'd be too busy living life, shooting marbles, and chewing on gumdrops from the mercantile. If you ask me, that girl had it all figured out.

9 Incredible Women Who Succeeded Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Our society perpetuates the idea that success can only be obtained in youth -- or, if it's obtained later in life, it's the product of years of linear...

8 Reasons We're Glad We Don't Live In A Little House On The Prairie

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.06.2014 | Books
Zoë Triska

Today would have been Laura Ingalls Wilder's 146th birthday (she was born in 1867). When I was a kid, I really loved historical fiction. I specifically loved Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series.

Writers Wednesday: 7 Famous Late Bloomers

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief: Think you’re too old to start a writing career? In many industries, there’s an emphasis on youth, on what’s new, cuttin...

"The Guardian" Picks Top 10 Childhood Memoirs

guardian.co.uk | Caradoc King | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Caradoc King heads the literary agency AP Watt and represents a wide range of literary, commercial and children's authors, among them Graham Swift, Ph...

Huffpost Readers' Picks: What Book From Childhood Can't You Forget? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Most of us remember that time in our childhood when we picked up a book that we just couldn't put down. Our imaginations were such that it transported...

Literary Late Bloomers: Great Authors Who Took A Little Longer To Get Started (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not everyone can be a literary prodigy. There are plenty of authors who didn't reach publishing success until mid-life, or later. There's a fantastic...

Get Cozy: 6 Books To Beat The Winter Blues

csmonitor.com | Nora Dunne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The groundhog may have seen his shadow yesterday, but for those of us enduring a blizzard a week spring still seems a distant prospect. So instead of ...

Piggy Bank Morality: Maya MacGuineas and David Brooks

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Social Security doesn't contribute to the deficit. But it can help decrease it, provided you have no moral qualms about raiding a Trust Fund created for people's retirement

10 Whimsical, Recession-Proof Holiday Gift Ideas

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

If there's a silver lining to this recession, it may be that Americans are less willing to buy tons of expensive crap for each other during the holida...