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The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Beyoncé remixes Prince, Rick Ross remixes Adele, and Grimes finally returns.<p><i>Welcome to "All the Songs You Need to Hear This Week," a series where we round up the best music you might have missed in the past seven-ish days (read last week's here). In this edition, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj are too</i> …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

7 Free Money Sources You May Have Forgotten About

There's a lot of unclaimed property out there.<p>If you passed a $20 bill on the ground on an empty street, would you walk by or stop and pick up that …

Personal Finance

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …

Art

Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

Joss Stone's voice first stunned listeners more than a decade ago. The British singer was only 14 years old then, but her booming, soulful voice got noticed, as did her knack for taking success in stride. At age 28, she hasn't stopped: Stone's newest album, <i>Water for Your Soul</i>, comes out this Friday.<p>…

New Albums

I Saw My Admissions Files Before Yale Destroyed Them

In a drab basement of the Yale admissions office, I sat before a manila folder. Inside were the mostly dull, occasionally wrong, sometimes informative papers that documented my admissions process.<p>Early this year, I went to the basement of the admissions office at Yale University and sat down in …

College & University

Paris Review - Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203

Interviewed by Sam Weller<p>Issue 192, Spring 2010<p>Bradbury in 1978.<p>Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack–era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. A few years ago, …

Literature
Literature

20+ Geeky Kitchen Items To Satisfy Every Nerd’s Needs

Whether you are a kitchen wizard or only an occasional guest, these cute and geeky kitchen gadgets will surely make your time in the kitchen more …

Harry Potter

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …

Literature

Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”<p><i>“In a Cummings poem,”</i> Susan Cheever wrote in her spectacular biography of E. E. Cummings, <i>“the reader must often pick his way toward comprehension, which comes, when it does, in a burst of delight and recognition.”</i> Such a burst is what …

Watch This Local Reporter Warm Up By Rapping Blackalicious’ ‘Alphabet Aerobics’

On Ashley McBryde’s ‘Girl Going Nowhere,’ A Country Songwriter Finds Salvation in Rock and Roll<p>Elias Leight 03.30.18 3 days ago<p>Amen Dunes’ Hypnotic Stunner ‘Freedom’ Is One Of The Year’s Best Indie Rock Records<p>Steven Hyden 03.28.18 5 days ago<p>Calgary’s Preoccupations Leap Beyond Post-Punk And Make …

New Sex Toys | Women's Health

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should<p>Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>Photograph courtesy of form 8/lelo/Nu Sensuelle<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you …

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The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

One of Our Food Editor's Favorite Salads

<b>Berry Nut Goat Cheese Salad</b><p><b>What you'll need:</b><br>1 Tbsp pecans<br>3 cups baby spinach<br>1/2 cup halved strawberries<br>1/2 cup blueberries<br>1 yellow tomato, cut into eighths<br>1 Tbsp goat-cheese crumbles<p>Dressing:<br>1/4 cup sliced strawberries<br>1 Tbsp fresh orange juice<br>1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar<br>1/2 tsp orange zest<br>1/2 tsp …

Web pornography 'led to child school rape' court told

<b>Internet pornography was likely to be behind the rape of a 10-year-old boy by a fellow pupil in the school toilets, a court has heard.</b><p>Karl Scholz, prosecuting, told Mold Crown Court the defendant was "acting out" what he had seen.<p>He claimed pornography was viewed by both the defendant and the …

Sociology

50 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Kids

Use this list to keep your children entertained all summer long.<p>Once school is out, you'll probably hear your kids utter these words: "I'm bored." …

Kids