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You’ve narrowly escaped your needy younger cousins and your uncle’s famous overcooked turkey — in other words, you’ve found an alternative destination for Thanksgiving. Kudos to you for veering off your path of tradition, but beware: A Thanksgiving at your friend's place comes with a whole new set of rules. That means you might not get to unbutton your jeans after your third course or finish a whole bottle of wine yourself just because Gramps gave you the go-ahead.
To get you in the door on good terms, whomever your host may be, we’ve found a variety of gifts to make you the most gracious guest yet. Whether you’re headed to a significant other’s home for the holiday or braving it at your novice chef friend’s impromptu dinner, with a gift like one of these in hand, your day is sure to go better than expected.
Nothing beats curling up with a good book. And, whether you're on the beach, on a plane, or on your own porch at home, summer is the perfect time to experience your next literary adventure. So, add these 15 novels — by some of the U.K.'s best writers — to your required summer-reading list. Get ready to have your mind read
Summer flings are the best kind of romance. This is why we suffer through ever other season: for the chance to shed our un-sexy layers and find that perfect partner to share the longer, sunnier days and sultry summer nights. But, while summer lovin’ may be a blast, it can come with its fair share of libido-killers — read