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The Library Is Open: 13 Instances of Writers Throwing Shade at One Another

In drag queen nomenclature, “reading” has nothing to do with literature. As explained in the immortal 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” which introduced the world to Harlem’s drag ball scene, reading is “the real art form of insults” (see also: throwing shade). Every season, the queens on …

Best Book Writing Software: The 6 Documents You Always Need Open as a Writer

If you’ve been around The Write Practice long, you’ll have noticed we’ve recently talked a lot about which book writing software you should use. …

Productivity

The 100 best books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>"I'm so busy."<p>"I'm binge-watching 'Stranger Things.'"<p>"I don't know <i>which</i> book to read."<p>If you fall into the last category, Amazon's here to …

Books

Brexit can wait. Europe’s pressing worry is its fracturing eastern democracies

Voters in Romania, Hungary and Poland are tempted by those who offer deceptively easy solutions<p>On 31 January, during an evening session that was suspiciously secretive, the Romanian government adopted two ordinances changing the country’s penal code. The measures were immediately seen by many as a …

Europe

If you've been curious to try a liquid drop mattifier, you can start with this affordable one

If you’ve wanted to try a liquid drop mattifier but found the cost prohibitive, Hard Candy’s got you covered.<p>For those of us of the oily persuasion, …

14,900 nukes: All the nations armed with atomic weapons and how many they have

<i>Note: These estimates have since changed. We've posted the latest nuclear weapons count and map here.</i><p>The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has advanced its symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds, suggesting humanity is an alarming 2 minutes and 30 seconds away from the brink of an apocalypse.<p>It's a …

Austria's President Van der Bellen sworn in, decrying populism

The new Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has been sworn in for a six-year term.<p>It follows the re-run of the election in December which was ordered over irregularities in the first count.<p>The former leader of the Green Party defeated the far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in the vote for …

EU urgently calls on Serbia, Kosovo leaders to calm tensions

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior European Union official held an urgent meeting with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo and encouraged them to work …

Kosovo

This Anti-Anxiety Supplement Has Been a Best Seller for 9 Years—Here's Why

In the world of supplements, health, and doing good for your body, magnesium is a major buzzword. Perhaps it's gained a lot of traction because of a …

Wellness

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

You probably haven’t even heard of these breathtaking destinations before

<i>This article originally appeared on Vogue.co.uk</i>

This Charity Wants Your Unused (And Barely Used) Cosmetics For Domestic Abuse Survivors

A worthy recipient of the eyeshadow shade that doesn't quite suit you<p>When we think about our make-up bag essentials, what makes the cut?<p>When you are …

The Observer view on Theresa May’s Brexit speech

The PM’s long-awaited ‘clarity’ on Britain’s exit from Europe was nothing more than triumphalist folly. Now is the last chance for some true opposition<p>Theresa May’s speech last week setting out Britain’s broad objectives in forthcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU has been hailed, here and on …

United Kingdom

AfD: What you need to know about Germany's far-right party

DW looks at the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, entering the Bundestag as the third largest party. Its main appeal is its opposition to Angela …

Europe’s far-right parties are holding their first-ever “counter-summit” in Germany

Right-wing, nationalist parties are on the rise all across Europe.<p>They include France’s Front National, led by Marine Le Pen, who polls suggest will make it to the second round of in the presidential race this year; Austria’s Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (Freedom Party), whose presidential …

Europe

The stories behind the story of Albert Camus’s ‘The Stranger’ (and how it came to be published)

Alice Kaplan’s book is an investigative biography of a classic.<p>When Albert Camus’s <i>L’Etranger</i> was published in France in early 1942, no one, least of …

Literature

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Literature

'Pacifism' no longer an option for Germany after Berlin attack, says French presidential favourite François Fillon

Pacifism is no longer an option for Germany after the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon, who will meet with Angela Merkel to outline his plans for Europe in the coming days<p>Mr Fillon, whom some have dubbed a Gallic Thatcherite, is …

Europe

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Scuba Diving

Did You Know That You Can Ride Without Traffic Your Bike From Paris To London?

<b>The Greenway.</b><p>Yep, you read right: Paris to London on a bicycle. Even though England is an island and there is a sea between the two countries, a specially designed itinerary is in place for the brave, willing, and ready, to undertake the voyage.<p>The possible path leads bikers (not of the motor kind) …

English patriotism on the rise, research shows

English patriotism is on the rise at the expense of a sense of British identity, with voters in England increasingly likely to describe themselves as solely English, according to research.<p>The studyfound that almost a fifth of people describe themselves as English not British, up 5% from 2015, with …

United Kingdom

5 Online Tools That Will Help You Obtain New Writing Jobs

Those who are early in their freelance writing careers have no clue where to begin. Here are 5 tools that guarantee to help freelancers find new …

Writing

Bangkok Itinerary: 4 Days in the Capital of Thailand

Bangkok is one of my absolute favourite cities in the world. Thailand’s capital is a thriving metropolis filled with amazing sights, an interesting …

Top 5 Benefits of Using Gantt Charts for Your Projects

What you really need is to start using Gantt Charts. Well, if you are not an expert in project management, you may not be familiar with these charts.

Project Management

The 13 Best Undereye Concealers to Hide Any Trace of Dark Circles

Signs of fatigue, fine lines and one too many cocktails don't stand a chance against these formulas.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>615<p>615<p>SHARES<p>We …

US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

<b>The largest shipment of US brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union is arriving in northern Germany.</b><p>The first of the 87 tanks and 144 military vehicles were being unloaded in the port of Bremerhaven on Friday.<p>The equipment and 3,500 US troops are to be deployed along Nato's eastern frontier. The …

Eastern Europe

The Best No-Makeup Makeup Products for a Natural Look

The 10 conflicts to watch in 2017

It is against this backdrop that Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States — unquestionably the most important event of last year and one with far-reaching geopolitical implications for the future. Much has been said about the unknowns of Trump's foreign-policy agenda.<p>But one …

A Useful Reminder That None of Us Will Ever Be Hemingway Heroes

The sad story of the young man and the sea.<p>In Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize winning novella <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, an elderly fishermen enters into the fight of his life when he snags a giant marlin that drags him far beyond the safe shores of Havana.<p>The ensuing tussle between man and fish both …

Nobel Prize

Museo Reina Sofía to Host Major Picasso Show for 80th Anniversary of ‘Guernica’

Exhibitions<p>More than 150 Picasso masterpieces from across the globe will go to Madrid.<p>,<p>In honor of the 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso‘s famous</i> …