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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

The Scariest Things in the Stephen King Universe

<i>On Friday, the nation will once more be haunted by the mind of Stephen King, this time in the form of</i> It<i>, a movie about a killer clown who frequents</i> …

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20 Summer Reading Picks Perfect for the Season

How does summer reading work in your school? Do you assign specific summer reading picks or do you provide a list for students to choose from? Do you …

'Priestdaddy' Is The Book You Have To Read If You’ve Ever Moved Home As An Adult

Millennials have developed a unique rite of passage: moving back in with our parents. For better or for worse, we have turned returning home into a …

Nonfiction Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson. Simon Schuster, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4767-7404-6

The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness<p>Jennifer Latson. Simon & Schuster, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4767-7404-6<p>This …

Creative Vending Machine Prints Short Stories to Read While You Wait

Recently, inventive vending machines have been popping up around France. Instead of dispensing sweet treats or sugary drinks, however, these kiosks distribute short stories. Created by literature-loving company Short Édition, these savvy stalls promise to help pass the time, whether you're waiting …

Paula Hawkins new novel 'Into The Water' is a clunky mystery thriller that'll leave you wanting more

It's hard to talk about contemporary mystery thrillers without hearing the name Paula Hawkins.<p>When her novel <i>The Girl On The Train</i> (which was also a …

8 Super Short Books You Can Finish In A Single Day

While the bookworm in me loves few things more than curling up on the couch with a thick, weighty hardcover and cozying in for the span of a …

23 Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Everyone Should Read

The Facebook CEO's best picks and why he thinks everyone should read them.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around …

13 Deeply Depressing Books That Are Worth Reading Anyway

Most of the time, we read books as a way to escape our real lives for a few hours, and vanish into a magical world that's much more exciting than our …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

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Meet Chanelle Benz, whose debut book is 'The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead'

The stories in Chanelle Benz's "The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead" are as disturbing and violent as the title indicates. The debut book explores rage and inhumanity in a variety of settings, including the Old West, 19th century England and contemporary Philadelphia. The collection begins with the …

These Books Were Once Considered "Classics" But Are Now Largely Forgotten

The forgotten book that, rediscovered, takes its place among venerated classics is an age-old trend; "Don't call it a comeback," quoth LL Cool J. But …

Nonfiction Book Review: I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet. Holt, $30 (368p) ISBN 978-1-62779-897-6

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad<p>Souad Mekhennet. Holt, $30 (368p) ISBN 978-1-62779-897-6<p>More By and About This</i> …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

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10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

2016 was a great year for fiction. Here are the year’s best books

Plenty of people are complaining about what a terrible year 2016 was, but in one area, we were lucky: It was a great year for fiction. While none of …

The story of twins who endured Josef Mengele, the Nazi ‘Angel of Death’

By Lisa Zeidner<p>Josef Mengele, the Nazi “Angel of Death” who presided over medical experiments at Auschwitz, was never captured. Had a stroke and drowned while swimming in Brazil — a swifter and less agonizing death than he afforded the 3,000 twins who were the subjects of his gruesome mutilations …

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas

Do you admire the Hanging gardens of Babylon which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Maybe we cannot replicate the same put you still …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

7 Bad Habits Preventing You From Making More Money

Are any of these common habits putting a stubborn limit on the amount of money you earn?<p>Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in …

Want Smart, Happy Kids? Science Says You Should Do the Opposite of What You're Doing

We've believed the movies for too long. The truth about intelligence is less happy.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your kids to have a better life than you.<p>Of course you do.<p>You need them to be more intelligent than …

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis, scientists find

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is the first study to show that supplements can help the condition<p>Taking large doses of the recommended daily dose of vitamin D could be a cheap and simple treatment for multiple sclerosis, say …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A team at Columbia University hope to use the energy produced by bacteria when they expand and contract<p>A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar …

The Leatherman Leap Just Might Be the Perfect Multitool

The perfect starting point for the mechanically inclined youngster, or a helpful tool for anybody to keep around the house.<p>The Leap is quintessentially Leatherman, and by that I mean it's a tool that embodies superb industrial design and vision. Like all Leatherman multitools, it's a marvel of …

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …