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16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016

From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver.<p>To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine — one must scoop the memory of a past and filter it through the sieve of an …

Literature

How to Tune Up a Lawn Mower in Five Steps

Gas-powered lawn mowers, like any machine driven by an internal combustion engine, require maintenance over time to keep running smoothly. Here are …

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Cheeky Video Explains The Entire Universe In Just Over 4 Minutes

From atoms to the solar system, it's all there.<p>Need some help in understanding the universe? Then check out this entertaining -- and slightly risqué -- video by British YouTuber Exurb1a, who does his best to break it all down in just over four minutes.<p>Exurb1a's humorous whistle-stop explainer …

Eastern Europe

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Moving can be fun, but packing sucks. The luster and optimism of a new home quickly diminishes when you’re busy shoving your stuff in boxes so it …

How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed By Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?A big …

Self-improvement

Buy Me Once Finds Sustainable Products That Are Built to Last

Buying cheap can cost more in the long run, so it’s often frugal to spend more on quality. With this idea in mind, Buy Me Once helps you find quality …

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Humanity

The white man pathology: inside the fandom of Sanders and Trump

<b>The border</b><p>You feel your whiteness properly at the American border. Most of the time being white is an absence of problems. The police don’t bother you so you don’t notice the police not bothering you. You get the job so you don’t notice not getting it. Your children are not confused with criminals. …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

How to Make Dealing with Trolls Better in 2016

You know you'll have to at some point.<p>Over the past few days we've been trying to find a better way forward from the acrid pile of burning trash that was 2015. We've dealt with the environment, terrorism, drug-taking, and more, but perhaps the area with the most room for achievable improvement is …

Join Facebook Travel Groups for Insider Tips from the Pros

Facebook groups are a great way to connect with other people, including locals or other travelers while you’re on vacation. You can even join groups …

This Video Tells You How to Optimize Your Vacation Happiness

Vacations are designed to help you relax and get away from the grind. Sometimes, though, they’re more stressful than they’re supposed to be. This …

Fareness Finds the Lowest Priced Trips Based on Your Flexible Schedule

Planning a vacation can take hours, if not days. If you’re not sure or set on specific dates to travel, Fareness can make finding your travel …

Education in 2015 Visualized

Some of the most important issues of the year, from school discipline in elementary schools to students saddled with debt long after graduation.<p>Education issues can be difficult to grasp; they can feel overwhelming, intangible, or even irrelevant. Sometimes, the best and most effective means of …

December's Must-Reads: Science, Technology, and Health

Stories not to miss from around the web this month<p>I know, I know, the Internet is saturated with lists right now. The best overlooked science writing of the year, the best books of the year, the best podcasts, the best television, the best movies—and that’s just <i>The Atlantic</i>!<p>Welp, here’s another one …

Wolves

For Sale (to Women Only)

From financial advice to house-cleaning, plenty of companies sell their services only to ladies. Is this more than savvy marketing?<p>America is going through something of a reckoning, struggling—loudly, publicly, constructively—with the concept of gender. Giant retailers such as Target, for example, …

Financial Services

An Impossible Experiment Shows How Black Holes Might Burp Back Information

A way around the black hole information paradox?<p>Physicists at Caltech have devised a way to coax information back from the so-far unknowable depths of a black hole. While it's an impossible scheme to implement experimentally and involves the recapture of information from just a single particle, …

Can the Planet Be Saved?

Experts on ecology, conservation, and climate change offer their reasons for optimism and pessimism going into 2016.<p>The two words “climate” and “change” are so routinely strung together that just saying them as a pair—“climate change”—seems to somehow obscure the full weight of the phenomenon they …

Climate