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10 hidden features in iOS 12

With any software upgrade, there's a lot to unpack.<p>Apple's iOS 12 is no different. You probably noticed Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun …

iOS

10 Books That Make You Smarter

If you Google “books that make you smarter,” you’ll come up with over 91.000.000 search results. This isn’t a fluke: reading has always been believed …

Frederick Douglass

Use This 10-Minute Leg Workout to Get Toned While Channeling Your Inner Ballerina

This routine will help you get the definition of a dancer.<p>Even if it seems like a lifetime since you stopped going to those ballet classes you took …

Workouts

Book of Garcia Marquez's journalism to be published

NEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a reporter.<p>A selection of the late Nobel laureate's journalism is coming out in Spanish next month, Vintage Espanol announced Wednesday. It's called "El Escandalo del Siglo." The English edition, "The Scandal of the Century," comes in …

Literature

Researchers claim dinosaurs still exist today, we just call them birds

The premise of Jurassic Park was that scientists found a way to use dinosaur DNA to bring long-extinct species back from the dead. The reality is …

Nature Communications

“Cold Brew” Hair Is Trending for Fall—And Brunettes Everywhere Are Buzzing with Excitement

It's like an espresso shot for dull brown hair.<p>Now that we’re officially on the cusp of transitioning from beach days to game days, we’re in the mood …

9 Works Of Literature That Are Basically Fanfiction — From 'Lord Of The Flies' To 'Inferno'

If you came of age in the time of the Internet, chances are that you've encountered fanfiction at least once or twice in your virtual travels. …

Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Include More Options For Women

Environment Images / Getty Images<p>Women who get routine cervical cancer screenings are less likely to get or die of the disease, and there are now …

Cancer

12 of 2018's Best Mystery Novels That Will Have You Guessing Until the End

If you can't get enough of Gillian Flynn and are always on the lookout for the next <b>Gone Girl</b>, then chances are that you're a thriller seeker. This year has introduced us to a whole new batch of unreliable narrators and mysterious disappearances, but you know a thriller is truly great when you're …

The Best Psychological Thrillers of 2018 Are Guaranteed to Keep You Up at Night

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, might be winding down, but that doesn't mean that you need to part ways with the gripping …

Thrillers

New York University Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be saddled with six-figure debt.<p>School officials worry …

Medical School

8 Literary Podcasts To Subscribe To If You Want To Join A Book Club Without Leaving Your Home

There are those who read, and those who love to chat about what they read. For the latter demographic, it can be tough when it feels like you're the …

6 Things Archaeology is Telling Us About the Real Jesus

When it comes to archaeology, there is evidence of Jesus. We have actual sites and artifacts that testify to the historical truth of Jesus Christ. …

Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them

<b>Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get around to reading?</b><p>If this sounds like you, you might be unwittingly engaging in tsundoku - a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot of unread literature.<p>Image Copyright @ellafsanders @ellafsanders Report<p>Prof Andrew …

University of London

5 Classic Horror Novels You Can Finish In A Single Sitting

Bookworms know that after a long week, there are few things better than checking out of the real world and checking into the world of a novel. If you …

5 things you can do today that will make you happier, according to a life coach

Nothing feels better than happiness, whether you find it in seeing that super cute cat meme or simply by spending time with your friends. But if …

7 Powerful Tactics Mentally Strong People Use to Prevent Toxic People From Taking a Toll on Their Lives

Toxic people can drain your mental strength. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to limit their influence.<p>While one toxic person may use manipulation and lies, another may resort to intimidation and incivility. And if you're not careful, people like that can take a serious toll on your …

13 New Movies & Shows On Netflix This Week, Including The Return Of A Favorite TV Series

Another week, another crop of movies and shows releasing on Netflix. For the week of July 23 through July 29, the streaming service is continuing its …

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

Cardiac arrest resuscitation drug has needlessly brain-damaged thousands

The main drug used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims has needlessly left thousands of people with brain damage, according to a major new trial.<p>Adrenaline, which paramedics inject when CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and electric shocks are failing to work, barely improves the chances of …

I Use This French Dry Oil in Some Form or Another Every Day

<i>Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and to celebrate France’s national day, we’re dedicating the week to the very best French things. You may be</i> …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Tim Cook

A Guide to Magical Realism in Film

From <i>Pan’s Labyrinth</i> to <i>Paddington</i>, this storytelling technique makes watching some movies just a little more extraordinary.<p>The beauty of storytelling …

I Lived Like a French Girl for 7 Days, and It Changed My Skin

For my first trip back to Paris in six long years, I planned every detail ahead of time. Believe me, "type A" doesn't even begin to characterize the …

7 New Netflix Series This July That You Definitely Need To Know About

It's summer, which means it's officially annual leave time. Who doesn't want a week off work when the sun's out, the weather's warm, and the world is …

The 40 books you need to read before you die.

There is no companion like a particularly brilliant book. Some books have the power to transport you to another world entirely, and once they spit …

Fall 2018 Announcements: Mysteries Thrillers

Spies abound this season, from a young Shakespeare who serves the English cause in Venice to a contemporary Syrian boy who has vital information for …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

If Your Mom Ever Says These 10 Things, She Might Be Toxic

A toxic relationship is a two-way street. But in a mother-child relationship, the parent does wield an amazing amount of emotional power. So, yes, …

14 of the most popular board games on Amazon this summer

<i>Editor's note: This article has been updated to remove items not sold on Amazon on 6/13/18.</i><p>Board games are an underrated adult activity, in my humble opinion.<p>They're perfect for those nights when you don't feel like going out, yet don't want to sit mindlessly in front of the television either. …

Board Games