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18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

The 100 best novels: No 70 – Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)

George Orwell’s dystopian classic cost its author dear but is arguably the best-known novel in English of the 20th century<p>“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Time is out of joint, and everyday life has no comfort any more: from <i>Down and Out in Paris and London</i> …

Literature

Most-shared books: the favourites we give again and again

Whether for birthdays, words of comfort, or World Book Night, here are the books we can't stop giving<p>While doing my tax return, I totted up the number of books I had bought last year and counted a whopping seven copies of Winifred Watson's 1938 novel <b>Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day</b>.<p>Seven! I hadn't …

Books

The top 10 novels about lost friendships

From JD Salinger to Jonathan Coe, novelist Chris Killen lists the favourite books he’s stuck by while failing to keep up with his real-life connections<p>Read the Guardian’s review of In Real Life by Chris Killen<p>Ian, one of the protagonists of my novel In Real Life, is just as useless a friend as I …

Books

12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews When They First Came Out

Reviewers are tasked with the daunting challenge of critically assessing a work's artistic merit, and determining whether a book is worth readers' valuable time. They are often also expected to predict -- or influence -- a novel's future, an assignment that may be impossible to fulfill with …

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Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

15 Ways to Form Valuable Relationships in Your Industry | Inc.com

In business, particularly in small business and entrepreneurship, forming relationships is almost preferable to selling products. A solid relationship can become the foundation for partnerships down the line that bring in far more than the single sale you skip, if you even skip a sale. You also …

Small Business

The real American Sniper: Clint Eastwood paints Chris Kyle as a hero, but the true story isn’t that simple

It is just another grim, terrifying day for U.S. troops in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, and Chris Kyle, a rookie sniper perched on an empty building, …

Clint Eastwood

How to Use Lightroom Brushes to Contour Faces

It's amazing how adding just a little bit of shadows can drastically improve the depth of your photographs. Contouring faces is a little trick that …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Tom Ford to Gucci?

<b>Amoruso, Sophia</b><br>The Nasty Gal founder, and professional Girl Boss, will no longer serve as the company’s CEO.<p><b>Baldwin, Hailey</b><br>Hit the runway for the Moschino Fall 2015 men's show. Casting director must have forgotten that the hot new generation of Baldwins is female.<p><b>Beyoncé</b><br>Revealed that she may be …

Slowing Population Growth To Hit Canada Harder Than Most: Report

The global economy grew at “unprecedented speed” over the past 50 years, but this “growth bonanza” is set to come to an end as population growth …

Economics

Winter Outfit Ideas: How to Wear a Wrap Skirt

We've discussed the amazing qualities of mini, midi, and maxi skirts, but now it's time to give another great style the opportunity to shine: the faux wrap skirt. The style, which tends to hang in a shape far better than a traditional wrap skirt, has become our go-to for office-dressing with ease. …

Sacred Defense - Photographs and text by Wawrzyniec Kolbusz | LensCulture

The “Sacred Defense” project documents the construction of fake war images in Iran and creates new war-related simulacra in digitally amended satellite images of Iranian nuclear sites.<p>Images make us believe we see the war. We are looking at illusions, however.<p>We follow how the war simulacra of …

War

What is bipolar disorder? Expert information and advice from Rethink

The organisation Rethink Mental Illness shares some valuable background information on bipolar disorder – including where to get help and support.<p>An expert from Rethink will be on hand on our Twitterchat on books and teen mental health tonight from 7-8pm on @GdnChildrenBks #Gdnbluemonday. Please …

Mental Health

Tree Log Bolster Pillow

Sleep amidst the beauty of nature right from your bedrooms on these Tree Log Bolster Pillows. They represent the sturdy, wooden looks of a tree log …

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A look inside the complicated life of Chris Kyle, the real 'American Sniper'

With six Academy Award nominations, "American Sniper" is earning praise for its realistic portrayal of the Iraq War's urban battles, and the conversations that military families have at home.<p>The film's subject, Chris Kyle, was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, with 160 kills, and he …