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12 Lesser-Known Books By Famous Authors That Every True Book-Lover Should Read Once

As book-lovers, we all have our faves: those novels we read over and over again, the memoirs that never fail us, thrillers that leave us lingering in …

Books

Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

The latest episode of <i>Rolling Stone Music Now</i> podcast is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify, or check it out …

This week’s must-read books

When a car crashes into the sculpture of a giant cowgirl, the police arrive and find two bodies in the trunk, and 19-year-old Nick Toussaint Jr. is …

When Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Joined the Grateful Dead Onstage for Some Epic Improvisational Jams: Hear a 1993 Recording

The influence of modern jazz on classic rock extends far beyond too-cool poses and too many drugs. In the 1960s, writes Jeff Fitzgerald at All About …

11 Must-Reads For Summer (Written By Badass Women)

It’s Summer, and you know what that means: Underboob sweat and endless hours of listening to your children argue. Woo!<p>Just kidding. It means it’s …

The 3 Best Egg Salad Recipes That Take Mere Minutes to Prep

It's summertime, which means you're probably not craving something warm to eat because you're already uncomfortably hot. Most days you likely just …

Healthy Eating

The Art-Hanging Mistakes We Keep Seeing Over and Over

Though I'm a firm believe in the power of doing whatever you damn well want—and in fact applaud design rule breakers—sometimes design "mistakes" …

Wall Art

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Literature

The Greatest Jazz Albums You’ve Never Heard

We’ve handpicked 13 classic jazz albums that we think you’ve never heard, but certainly should have. Each one is here on merit, giving you a chance …

Yogurt Cornbread

This is a delicious sweetened cornbread made with yogurt instead of the classic buttermilk. Melted butter and maple syrup or honey add flavor to the …

Recipes

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

Why composer Robert Schumann was a misunderstood genius

He was an ambivalent genius and a manic-depressive whose tragic end colored our perception of his works. Only in recent years has the music world …

How to Clean a Mattress (and Why)

You spend about a third of your life on your mattress. When was the last time you gave it a good, deep clean? The seldom-used living room sofa …

How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Bathrooms are where we go to pamper ourselves, which explains why 36 percent of remodelers in our survey wish they had splurged on tubs and showers, …

19 summer books that will keep you up all night reading

It’s summer — a time to catch up on missed readings, turn back to old favorites, and discover new ones. A time to sit with an easy read on the beach, …

The Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard

There are <b>cult heroes</b>, and there are <b>one-hit wonders</b>. And then there are bona fide megastars who, despite enjoying worldwide acclaim, still release …

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Hi-Rez Bach Trios from Ma, Thile, and Meyer

Given the pedigree of its three artists—cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer—this new recording of Bach Trios is …

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Hear 2,000 Recordings of the Most Essential Jazz Songs: A Huge Playlist for Your Jazz Education

If you were to ask me “What is jazz?” I wouldn’t presume to know the answer, and I’m not sure any single composition exists to which one could point …

7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

Dear Mr. Google, how can you find me something newThe post 7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different appeared first on iamwire.

Brevity Is Bliss: The Best Short Story Collections to Read Now

Stories<p>Mariana Enriquez<p>Argentina provides the backdrop for this collection of sometimes disturbing and always provocative stories by Buenos Aires-based writer Mariana Enriquez. From an unlikely serial killer to a curious form of protest to a particularly strange instance of hikikomori, the stories …

Books

Start Breathing Better: How To Get Cleaner Air at Home

You don't have to be an allergy sufferer to reap the benefits of clean air at home. According to the EPA (United States Environmental Agency), indoor …

33 Sephora employees reveal the one product you should buy

With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven. But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.<p>To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked store employees, as well as Sephora …

Listen to Rare Alice Coltrane Song From Compilation Featuring Flying Lotus Liner Notes

On May 5, David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label will release a new Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda compilation called <i>World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda</i>. The record features music that Coltrane made while she lived at the Sai Anantam Ashram, which she …

12 secret Scrabble strategies that will help you win any game

Fast forward to today, and Scrabble continues to delight millions of people all over the world.<p>We compiled a list of tips and tricks players of all skill levels can use the next time they play this iconic game. So call up your friends and schedule a game night because you'll want to put these 12 …

Hacking

Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

<i>Photo by Eric Delmar, Wikipedia Commons</i><p>Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that's …

Flute

15 Of The Most Relaxing Vacation Spots In America

Plan a trip that's not overbooked or over-programmed.<p>Too often, we do vacation the same way we do life: overbooked, over-programmed and hopelessly plugged in to technology. It takes intention ― and often an epic location ― to plan a trip that provides true relaxation.<p>These are just the places to do …