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25 Adult Tasks That Kids (of Any Age) Can Totally Do

You may have read about the confidence-boosting, responsibility-building benefits of having kids do chores. But if you want to watch a child …

Washing Machines

9 Books That Gave Readers A Sexual Awakening

We’re all friends here, right? So, when I tell you that my very first sexual awakening came courtesy of Bernard the Christmas Elf, starring character …

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the forged Stradivari: did we miss a vital clue for 130 years?

In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, was published after a long period of rejections. The detective finally …

What Is an Unreliable Narrator and How Can I Identify One?

In fiction, as in life, an unreliable narrator is a character who cannot be trusted. Either from ignorance or self-interest, this narrator speaks …

Creative Writing

On the occasion of Independence Day — 8 Resistance Reading Recommendations

Consider adding these titles to your summer booklist<p>Some photographic, some political, each of them is important. Please, share with friends who …

7 Thrilling Summer Reads With Fierce Female Leads

What’s the best way to show your fierce feminist colors this summer (besides crushing on <i>Wonder Woman</i>’s Gal Gadot all season)? By picking up a book (or seven) with a kick-ass female lead. Whether you’re spending your days poolside or indulging in a city staycation, these are the tales and heroines …

Forget Crunches: Fight Belly Fat With These 5 Exercises

If you feel you're doing all the right things to shift a flabby belly—we're talking eating the right things, avoiding the wrong things, exercising …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

10 things the Brits can be proud of

1. Pubs<p>There is nothing like old dingy wooden spaces with rustic fireplaces and a strong stench of ale. Other countries have tried to recreate this …

Israel’s artists are celebrated abroad; less so at home

IT WAS a red-letter day for Hebrew literature. On June 14th David Grossman, one of Israel’s most celebrated authors, won the Man Booker International …

I'm A Teenager And I Don't Like Young Adult Novels. Here's Why.

I know it's an extremely unpopular opinion.<p>This doesn’t mean that I’ve never read a YA book that I enjoyed. Some of my favorite books fall under the YA genre. But to be honest, I don’t typically like reading young adult novels.<p>Let me just say, this is NOT because I think YA isn’t real literature. I …

10 Famous Book Hoarders

I have a hard time getting rid of books, and if you’re reading this space, you probably do too. As Summer Brennan put it, “what kind of degenerate …

'The Sarah Book' Is An Unsparing Primal Scream Of A Book

Scott McClanahan has built his career on defying expectations and blurring genres. The West Virginia author has been an indie-lit favorite for years, earning fans who admired his bizarre and often funny short fiction. In 2013, he gained something of a national profile following the publication of</i> …

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

6 reasons why adopting a senior dog is so rewarding

Older dogs often get passed up at shelters, but they're full of surprising benefits for someone seeking a pet.<p>When a family decides to bring a new …

Pets

A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert review – struggle for survival under the SS

Several characters narrate events in Nazi-occupied Ukraine in Seiffert’s tense, empathetic third novel<p>Rachel Seiffert’s debut novel, <i>The Dark Room</i>, explored the impact of the Holocaust not on its victims but on Germans struggling to understand how such atrocities occurred. In her third novel, <i>A Boy</i> …

Cool Bookish Places: Barton's Bookshop in Leatherhead, UK

When I moved to the UK four years ago, I assumed independent bookshops would be everywhere. I imagined them hugging the tiny street corners, jammed …

10 Books You Should Read on Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 28, 1945, American troops liberated the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. In 1978, this date was adopted by the United States to honor the …

We Asked, You Answered: The Kids’ Books You Wish More People Remembered

Atlas Obscura readers took quite the trip down memory lane this week.<p>A week ago, we asked you to tell us about the obscure books you read as a kid …

Still fighting for free speech: Salman Rushdie turns 70

For decades, Rushdie dealt with death threats for his book "The Satanic Verses," yet it hasn't stopped him from speaking his mind. On June 19, the …

Seven of Literature's Ultimate Dads

From heroic lawyers fighting injustice to mutant inseminators with offspring spanning centuries, here are some of the dadliest dads around.<p>This Father's Day, after you're done scrambling to get a tie with golf balls on it or a new wallet as a present, why not sit back and read about some of …

Your Favorite Influencers Aren't Writing Their Own Content—These Women Are

Ghostwriting for social media stars is the secret new Millennial It-career.<p>For a 22-year-old aspiring writer, it seemed like the perfect gig.<p>Faith Xue had just graduated from USC when she was offered a job as Assistant Editor at Los Angeles-based media company EQAL in 2012. "The job description was …

When terror strikes the family of a terrorism reporter

At about 1:00 a.m., half a dozen plainclothes police came into the hall where we had been waiting.<p>They had grim looks on their faces and papers in their hands. They seemed to be bearing news, but they also looked weighted down, as if whatever they carried was heavy. My stomach began to churn. “How …

Empathy

These handmade cakes are all the rage now, and it's easy to see why

These cakes are literally edible works of art.<p>The buttercream cakes are made by an online bakery in Singapore, and have been flying off the shelves …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …