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16 Fabulous Beach Reads To Breeze Through This Summer

It's not a vacation without a tote full of books!<p>The genre of “beach reads” is thought of as a euphemism for lighter literary fare ― books that will entertain you, but that won’t distract you from the awesome scenery that surrounds you.<p>We’re all for breezy books ― we ranked a few decidedly beachy …

7 Homemade Cleaners That Will Save You a Trip to the Store

I don’t care if it’s spring or not, if my home needs cleaning, I’m going to clean it. But to be honest, I always get a bit nervous when I’m using …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

7 Writerly Books To Read Instead Of Finishing NaNoWriMo

Come on, give yourself a break.<p>How time flies! It’s nearly a third of the way through NaNoWriMo already, with only a couple weeks left to finish a 50,000-word novel draft. We hope you’re hitting your word counts!<p>But if you aren’t, or you never bothered to begin with, don’t worry about wasting your …

38 Smart and Ingenious DIY Hacks Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Kitchen

#20 create a small folding table for festive enterntaining<p>#21 shoe holders can keep food organized in the pantry<p>#22 install a pegboard and hang …

Kitchens

The Best Debut Novels of 2015 So Far

So far, 2015 has offered more than its share of excellent debut novels. Some of these were the first works we’d heard of from the authors in …

19 Things You Should Never Do In A Kitchen

The kitchen, a wondrous place full of delicious possibilities, can also be a dangerous one. There are hot surfaces and sharp objects all around, and things can get ugly if one is not careful -- from something as benign as a ruined meal to more serious outcomes like severe burns.<p>Folks, there are …

How Going To College Could Change Under Hillary Clinton's New Plan

This week Hillary Clinton released a big, complicated campaign proposal she calls the New College Compact. It's stuffed with ideas that have been brought up by other presidential candidates, both to the left and the right: free tuition (Bernie Sanders); debt-free college (Martin O'Malley); more …

College & University

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them<p>Are you on Instagram? Then you can take part by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooks Scroll down for our favourite literary links Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs<p>Welcome to this week’s blog. Here’s …

Walmart offers rival sale to Amazon's Prime Day

Seeking a bigger name online, Walmart picks a fight with the world's largest Internet retailer, announcing a sales event the same day as Amazon's 20th anniversary sale.<p>Walmart is crashing Amazon's birthday party.<p>After Amazon unveiled a 20th anniversary sale called slated for Wednesday, Walmart said …

Something Only People Who Read Will Understand

Hi there—how you doing? Good, good. So you like to read a lot? Yeah, you’re totally going to understand this then. If you read, this is really going …

9 DIYs to Cozy Up Your Backyard

Set the scene for summer gatherings with these stylish updates.<p>Set the scene for summer gatherings with these stylish updates.

Over 160 minutes of Bravely Second footage

Another large batch of Bravely Second footage has come in thanks to a new upload from NintenDaan. You can watch it all in the lengthy video below.

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

4 Ways Reading Changes Your Life. They're Not The Ones I Would Have Guessed.

The Top 10 Fiction Books For Non-Fiction Addicts

For a mere 20 years or so, I refused to read fiction. Read something that someone just made up? I can do that myself, thanks.<p>That was the attitude at …

Best Books Read by the AoM Team 2014 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

20 Quick Reads that Will Change the Way You Live, Love and Work

<i>“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”<br>―Oscar Wilde</i><p>Based on a recommendation from an …

5 Authors You Should Try If You Love John Green

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve read a John Green book or two — <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>, <i>Paper Towns</i>, <i>Looking for Alaska</i>, or <i>An</i> …

35 Books That Will Teach You A Damn Thing About Your Food

Spoiler Alert: No cookbooks.

Broken Age: Act 2 is the meaty main course that Act 1 should have been

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Shay and Vella have been waiting 15 months to continue their story.<p>Developer Double Fine Productions left the stars of Broken Age, its newest adventure game, bewildered after a climactic finale in Act 1. But at the time of Act 1’s release in Jan. …

Indie Gaming

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day

Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play.<p>Of course, …

Mathematics

Batman will fight alongside Nightwing and Robin in Arkham Knight

In addition to the Batmobile carrying extremely heavy ordnance, it looks like the upcoming <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> will feature co-op play with some prominent members of the Batman Family. In the latest teaser, Batman takes down thugs with Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman (and presumably Azrael, though …

Batman

Wireless glove adds touch to VR video games

While Oculus, Valve, Samsung and HTC are all looking to captialize on the resurgence of VR, their solutions all focus on what we can see and hear. That's more than enough to immerse you in a virtual world, but what if you want to interact with the objects within them? Some companies have already …

And then there was one: the campaign to find the world’s favourite Agatha Christie book

Famous fans including Val McDermid and David Suchet have entered a public vote to mark the 125th anniversary of the crime writer’s birth<p>The head-scratching genius of Murder on the Orient Express will compete with the genre-changing twist-in-the-tail of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, when the estate …