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Watch 94 Free Lectures From the Great Courses: Dystopian Fiction, Astrophysics, Guitar Playing & Much More

I can certainly appreciate that many of us spend too much time reading news and opinion, seeking firmer footing amidst alarming current events. But …

‘K is for Kahlo, B is for Basquiat’: new children’s book teaches kids about badass artists

Adorable as heck and the perfect Christmas gift for a young one or a playful, creative soul, ‘K is for Kahlo’ is an inclusive, educational alphabet …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

5 hot writing licks from Keith Richards

When Keith Richards—one of the Rolling Stones bad boys—wrote his autobiography, “Life,” in 2010, I resolved to read it.<p>I finally got around to it …

6 brilliant mini-series you should watch on Netflix right now

<b>Netflix is the streaming site we all turn to when we’re after a binge-worthy series.</b><p>But sometimes, you just don’t have the time or the dedication to …

Entertainment

Europe is trolling the hell out of Trump one hilarious video at a time

It all started when a Dutch satirical show produced a cheeky tourism ad introducing the U.S. President to the "tiny country" and asking Trump (in his …

9 indie movies on Netflix that are *so* worth watching

Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched pretty much everything worth watching on Netflix. Like, we’ve spent <i>a lot</i> of time scrolling through the latest …

Entertainment

10 Netflix lifehacks everyone should know

This one might only apply to users that want a little bit more privacy than Netflix affords by default, but it’s absolutely possible to wipe your viewing history from your account. Whether you want to clear it all out or just remove certain items, it’s a simple process.<p>Pop back into your Netflix …

Lifehacks

Simon Tolkien Draws On His Famous Grandfather's Experiences In 'No Man's Land'

I would argue that the most successful novel of the First World War is not <i>A Farewell to Arms,</i> or even <i>All Quiet on the Western Front</i>, but rather one that's rarely classified so: <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> by J.R.R. Tolkien. Like several other British veterans of the trenches — CS Lewis and David Lindsay …

Congress just made it easier to sell off federal land, including national parks

In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens.<p>At …

All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website

Donald Trump immediately deleted Barack Obama's lengthy climate change information page.<p>At 11:59 AM Eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald …

Paul Auster: ‘I'm going to speak out as often as I can, otherwise I can't live with myself'

The novelist on Trump’s America and publishing the book of his life at 70<p>When Paul Auster was 14, a boy just inches away from him was struck by lightning and killed. “It’s something I’ve never got over,” he tells me. He was at summer camp: “there we were, nearly 20 of us caught in an electric storm …

Summer Camp

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Barack Obama

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.<p>I read less this year than I have in almost 15 years—less than I did in 2014, 2013, 2012 (when I read 135 books), and every other year since I was still in college. From what I'm told, this is true of a lot of people. How …

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

<b>Aldous Huxley; George Orwell; Donald Trump (AP/John Locher)</b><p>Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>Conor Lynch<p>December 24, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust …

Gardening 101: Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig, <i>Ficus pumila:</i> “Tropical Ivy”<p>Like the title character in the classic thriller Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, creeping fig is both hailed as a …

Plants

The 10 Best History Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: January 26th</b><p>History tends to be one of those subjects you either find insanely boring or massively fascinating. Often that comes down to the execution of the history being conveyed — because Dan Carlin sadly doesn’t have enough time in the day to narrate every historical story to …

Documentaries

Make the Wind Work for You: DIY Wind Generator

Lately I’ve been spending a great deal of time working on ways to generate my own electricity. It isn’t a necessity for me yet, but someday being …

How to Write Fast and Well, Part 11: Find Your Voice

So far in this series, I've been offering tips that can be used right away, by just about anyone who writes.<p>But now we come to something that can require significant time and dedication: finding your voice as a writer. The good news is you can start making progress today.<p>What is does it mean to …

Learn How to Meditate With Seven Simple Techniques

So there you have seven methods to choose from which will either enhance your method of meditation, help you to choose a new and effective technique or it will help you to correct an existing practice, which is not correct for you.<p>Explaining all the different meditation techniques based on my …

Meditation

The beginner’s guide to meditation

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. Until the next minute when you see everything you’re trying to forget about for a minute flooding your mind’s eye—Mail that check! Pick up more tampons! …

How To Make Shower Niches Work For You In The Bathroom

There’s no doubt that shower niches are very practical and offer lots of advantages. The most obvious of all is that you get storage in a much more …