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7 Buzzy Books Hitting Shelves Today

Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day.<br>To create our list, we focused …

9 Fiction Podcasts That Are Just As Entertaining As Any Audiobook

I've always wanted to be an "audiobook" kind of person. There is something so appealing, so capable, about taking in a literary experience while …

Books

The 10 best new thrillers to read this spring

2018's best thrillers so far

Books

Best tattoo shops in NYC

New Yorkers love them some tattoos—and for good reason. When you have one, just walking down the street makes you a moving piece of art, contributing …

Body Art

Fossils of 'badass' Argentinian meat-eating dinosaur unearthed

"Using the remains of different species, including Tratayenia, we can make something like a 'police composite' of a megaraptorid skeleton," Lamanna …

Paleontology

Ribbon Highlights Are The Latest Hair Trend We're Obsessed With

They're as pretty as they sound.<p>Take a guess at what ribbon highlights look like– and you’d probably be right. They’re cascading ribbons of hair that …

Hairstyling

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

7 New Thrilling Reads to Give You the Chills

After devouring thrilling hits like <i>The Girl on the Train</i> and <i>Gone Girl</i>, it’s hard to stop reaching for more heart-pounding novels. For those looking to fulfill their love affair for harrowing reads, we’ve compiled a list of the new unputdownable thrillers. Dim the lights and brew a pot of your …

Books

15 Products That Are the Closest Thing to Botox in a Bottle

In the quest for smoothing wrinkles and plumping lax skin, going under the needle (whether for neuromodulator or filler) reigns supreme. That said, if you wince at the thought of sharp objects or don't have hundreds (thousands!) to drop on in-office treatments, there are pain-free, subtle, and …

Measles outbreak: How a decades old, fraudulent anti-vaccine study still affects public health

A measles outbreak is spreading across Europe and health experts say it’s because of a steadily growing anti-vaccination movement.<p><b>READ MORE: Deadly</b> …

The Magic Three: Why nobody has facelifts anymore

Sitting next to a friend at dinner recently I was intrigued to find out what (or which doctor) was responsible for her skin upgrade from fabulous to absolutely incredible. She proceeded to give me a brilliantly concise response, telling me exactly what new treatments she had been trying and where.<p>A …

Skin Care

An exhaustive account of how the flu destroys your body

The virus doesn’t cause nearly as much misery as your body’s immune response to it.<p>This year’s flu season is pretty scary. To try to combat and minimize the effects, public health officials are still urging anyone who hasn’t yet gotten their flu shot to get one as soon as possible. However, even if …

Mother's nightmare at Mexico resort: 'There is more to this deeper, darker story than we know'

MILWAUKEE — She didn’t walk out.<p>That much Karen Newton knows about the night her 22-year-old daughter went missing from their room at a luxury resort in Mexico’s alluring Riviera Maya.<p>She <i>couldn’t</i> walk. She could barely stand. It was 1:30 a.m. when her daughter had come back to the room from the …

Mexico

14 Vegetarian Foods That Contain More Iron Than Meat!

Most of the vegans and vegetarians are concerned about the amount of iron they intake through the diet. 8-27 mg is the recommended daily amount of …

'I really want to find it before I die': why are we so fascinated by lost books?

From the Book of Kells to Walter Benjamin, literary history is marked with tantalising absences – which two bibliophiles have made it their business to go after<p>In June 1940, with Nazi troops on the verge of invading Paris, German-Jewish exile Walter Benjamin was preparing to leave the city. One of …

Literature

Before There Was Wonder Woman, There Was St. Brigid

An early Irish legend tells the story of a sermon that St. Patrick (yes, <i>that</i> St. Patrick) once gave that was so dull that one of his listeners fell …

What Does It Mean to Die?

When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.<p>Before having her tonsils removed, Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl from Oakland, California, asked her doctor, Frederick Rosen, about his …

Data Protection

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: Old and complex. …

The Best Agatha Christie Books (And Why You Should Read Them)

Agatha Christie is not just a famous mystery writer, she’s the best selling novelist of all time with over two billion copies sold and a massive …

Books

"The Immortalists," "The Wife Between Us," and other books coming out this week

We’re only one week into the new year, but 2018 is already proving to be quite an eventful one. Much of the east coast is still covered in snow …

How do you clean out smegma?

Smegma is a naturally occurring substance found on the genitals of both men and women. It is the result of a buildup of skin cells, oil secretions, …

Inflammation

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of January 2018 Will Help You Start Your Year Will An Amazing Story

You've just said goodbye to 2017 (and not a moment too soon!), and now it's time to say hello to 2018 and <i>how ya doin'?</i> to all the amazing new fiction …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Twentieth Century-Fox

That Broken Heart May Never Recover, Study Shows

In most depressing news, a “broken heart” might actually cause long-term, irreversible implications on your health. “Broken Heart Syndrome” is …

Aberdeen

7 Books That Might Become Your Next Favorite Movie

2017’s hottest novels, memoirs, and nonfiction sagas are already being reworked for the big screen.<p>2017 was an unusual year for the publishing industry. Sales were relatively consistent compared to last year—though books are moving slower this holiday season—but there were no new breakout hits in …

Books

This Year’s 12 Wines of Christmas

Our annual Christmas tradition is back! Find the perfect wine for your favorite milkmaid or drumming drummer this year, with our ode to the classic …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

15 books to give your niece or nephew that will make you "the cool aunt"

Being an aunt is awesome. For the most part, you get to enjoy all the fun of parenthood without any of the actual responsibility. If you have nieces …

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

Happiness

Tiger shark kills American tourist diving off Costa Rican coast

The woman, who has not yet been identified, is understood to have been attacked by a tiger shark while diving with a group of tourists.<p>The Costa …