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'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Most writers would give everything they own to have just one masterpiece to their name. British author Helen Oyeyemi is barely 31, and she already has at least three of them. That includes her last two novels, <i>Mr. Fox</i> and <i>Boy, Snow, Bird</i>, both of which received extensive critical acclaim in the U.S. …

Books

The 13 Most Badass Quotes From the Supreme Court's Female Justices on the Texas Abortion Case

So much girl power on that bench.<p>On Wednesday, eight Supreme Court justices began hearing oral arguments in <i>Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt</i>, the most important case on abortion access to be heard in two decades. The case challenges the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas law that requires …

Narcissistic Personality Inventory: Narcissism Test

North Korea 'fires missiles' into sea hours after UN vote

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North Korea Fires Projectiles Into The Sea After U.N. Imposes New Sanctions

On the heels of new U.N. sanctions that could crimp its economic dealings with China, North Korea has fired six projectiles — possibly rockets or missiles — into the sea on the country's eastern coast, South Korean officials say.<p>The projectiles that were fired Thursday flew for at least 60 miles …

Want to Be Truly Happy? Here's the Only Thing Harvard Researchers Say You Absolutely Need

It isn't money, success, or power. It's something more basic and rewarding.<p>In just a second, we'll share the research-backed secret of happiness. But first, even though it's March, let's think about an old Christmas movie: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>.<p>You'll remember Jimmy Stewart's character, George …

Happiness

A Master Photographer Returns to Staging the Surreality of Suburbia

A new exhibition and book illuminate all things Gregory Crewdson.<p>Call it "Renaissance Rural," "Operatic Americana," or, "Melancholy Chic," but the influential style of photographer Gregory Crewdson has been capturing eyes with rays of magic-hour light for decades. Now, the Gagosian Gallery launches …

Photographers

Here Are the Best Wildlife Photos of the Year

Nature, 1st prize storiesA Bornean orangutan climbs over 30 meters up a tree in the rain forest of Gunung Palung Nationa<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Tim Laman<p>1 of …

Forestry

Guilty or not guilty: why did Anne Boleyn have to die?

Was she ensnared by a conspiracy, the victim of her own loose tongue, or simply guilty as charged? Suzannah Lipscomb tries to unearth the real reason …

Saying Goodbye to a President Who Reads

We all have an opinion about Barack Obama.<p>He’s the Abraham Lincoln of our time. He’s a socialist. He’s a liberal sellout.<p>I suspect, assuming I live a …

Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do By Amy Morin

Book Reviews

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

6 welfare myths we all need to stop believing

Stigma runs deep when it comes to government programs designed to aid low-income individuals and families.<p>Need-based assistance in the U.S. — such as …

Dad Spends Millions Building High Tech Van For Daughter

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

The Five Hidden Benefits Of Procrastination

Is it possible that there are times when procrastination can work in your favor?<p>Are comfortable with fear? Do you like to have a little bit of panic or threat to your survival built into each day?<p>Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, this is what we do to ourselves when we procrastinate, a …

Procrastination

Reflections on the skeptic and atheist movements

by Massimo Pigliucci<p>Groucho Marx, one of my favorite comedians of all time, famously wrote a telegram to a Hollywood club he had joined, that said: …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …