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I wanted my daughter to be independent. But now she’s leaving.

When my husband and I were newly married, we discussed having children. I made it clear: Our girls would be equal to our boys. They would get to do everything the boys did. We would not treat them differently. My husband was one of four boys. He could not begin to understand what I was talking …

Parenting

The most nerve-jangling summer thrillers you need to read

Summer thrillers are THE genre of the season. Unsolved mysteries that will haunt you. Horror stories that will make you sleep with one eye open. …

'The Alchemist's Daughter' Is No Frankenstein's Monster

Mary Jekyll has never been more alone. Her father, Dr. Henry Jekyll, died 14 years ago, and her mother Ernestine has just passed away after going mad. Living in London in the 1890s, she's subject to the era's discrimination against women, which she confronts while trying to get her family's affairs …

Books

American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale are both about the same thing

In both shows, a hostile ideology slowly creeps into a world, eroding institutions and becoming the New Normal<p>Recently, both Starz’s <i>American Gods</i> and Hulu’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> wrapped their debut seasons. Both shows have been acclaimed for their focus on relevant political issues, such as women’s …

TV

13 books on science Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

It's no wonder the man loves science.<p>Over the years, Gates has recommended a number of science-related books to the public. Some deal with the environment, others with the cosmos, and others with stopping tiny biological invaders.<p>Here are some of his favorite titles.

Books

If Wonder Woman can't win, how can the rest of us?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Long after we've retired our pink pussy hats and scrolled through countless pages of #girlboss slogans on Instagram, many young women like me relax by flicking to a favorite show, or lining up to see a new film.<p>When we do this, we want to see women who remind us of ourselves, who are able …

Comic Books

Neil Gaiman has the perfect anecdote to soothe anyone with imposter syndrome

It comes in the night. It comes for us all. Imposter syndrome, that constant feeling that you’re about to be revealed as a total fraud, seizes even the most successful among us plebes.<p>Exhibit A: An encounter between beloved author Neil Gaiman and another Neil, one whose historical importance can …

Fantasy Fiction

People Are Adding "And Then The Murders Began" To Opening Lines Of Books And It's Hilarious

*Whispers* "And then the murders began" (H/T: Bored Panda)

Queer British Art 1861-1967 at Tate Britain, review: a tame take on gay art history

The word “queer” has gone, in the space of a couple of decades, from a term of abuse to an academically respectable catchall for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and all other forms of alternative sexuality – whatever they may be.<p>Employing this current buzz-term with ostentatious bluntness, the …

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels to read this April

Dystopic futures, Moon colonies, epic fantasies, and more<p>It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out.<p>I recently finished John Scalzi’s <i>The Collapsing Empire</i>, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I’ve largely enjoyed the books that I’ve read from him, …

Science Fiction

64 Of Your Favorite Horror Novels

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by John Darnielle’s <i>Universal Harvester</i>, a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.It’s …

Books

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

Creative Writing

The Spring Fiction Reading Guide

We could say that the last dregs of winter make for a nice time to curl up with a book, or that you should be building your spring pile now—but, …

[NSFW] GIFs Celebrate the Pleasures of Psychedelic Sex

Look inside the world of artist Jean Francois Painchaud, a.k.a., Phazed.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 28, 2017, but we think it still rocks!</b><p>A few years back, Canadian animator and artist Jean Francois Painchaud, a.k.a. Phazed, found his psychedelic erotic artwork banned on …

GIF Animations

Whodunit: A chilly Icelandic mystery with hints of Agatha Christie - Column

Yes, yes, another clever Scandinavian mystery novel. Can’t those folks ever sit down and write an awful book? If Ragnar Jonasson’s <b>Snowblind</b> is any …

Books

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “medical mystery of the first order,” scientists are baffled by the ability of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand upright without the benefit of spines.<p>Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who …

When Does Obsessive Daydreaming Become a Mental Illness?

People with maladaptive daydreaming disorder spend countless hours engrossed in vivid, complex daydreams—and many say they can't stop, even though their elaborate fantasy life is destroying their reality.<p>Andrea does it for three hours every day, rolling from side to side on her bed to music. It …

Mental Health

An Inspiring Animation of Stephen King Talking About the Power of Dreams

King's creepiest characters get together to explain the relationship between fear, childhood, and dreams.<p>Stephen King's expertise on fear is nearly unmatched. In a new Blank on Blank, animated by Patrick Smith, the author who made pop-culture weird drops wisdom about fear's relationship to both …

Stephen King

Sigourney Weaver is Netflix’s biggest villain

Marvel’s head of TV Jeph Loeb just announced that Sigourney Weaver will be the main villain in Netflix’s <i>The Defenders</i>. The surprise reveal was made here at New York Comic Con, where fans got to see Weaver come onstage next to the Defenders themselves, Charlie Cox, Finn Jones, Krysten Ritter, and …

Sigourney Weaver

Dear God, someone has made Harambe vs. Capcom

With a 21-fighter roster. It is glorious.<p>Harambe, the primate corpse that Weird Twitter just will not leave alone, now has a video game: <i>Harambe vs. Capcom.</i> This is not just a silly video, it's a real game, for PC.<p>In Harambe vs. Capcom, the gorilla has psychic powers and is forced underground when …

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

Books

Terror and rage: what makes a mass murderer different to a terrorist?

The contrast between mass killings labelled as ‘terrorism’ and those that aren’t becomes even starker when the crimes look the same<p><i>Was the attack terror related?</i><p>That’s the central (and sometimes almost the only) question asked now in the immediate aftermath of violence – and for good reason. All of …

Terrorism

How has the economy fared since the Brexit vote?

<b>With Theresa May about to trigger Article 50 and the UK set to start two years of Brexit negotiations with the rest of the EU, how is the country's economy doing?</b><p>Before the referendum last June, many economists produced gloomy forecasts which have since been proved wrong. Consumers' confidence has …

Economics

Frank Ocean to Release New Album 'Boys Don't Cry' This Week

R&B singer links with Apple Music for new release Friday<p>Frank Ocean will release the follow-up to his acclaimed 2012 album <i>Channel Orange</i> this Friday …

Earth - There is a new species of whale that nobody has seen alive

In 2013 three whales washed up dead on Japan's shore on the northern tip of Hokkaido. That in itself is not particularly unusual, but these three whales were unlike any that biologists had seen before.<p>Was this really a new species of whale, never before officially documented?<p>They were smaller and …

Pacific Ocean

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If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …

Books

After Agatha Christie … female crime writers delve deep into women’s worst fears

As Hollywood brings out two biopics of Agatha Christie, we examine the rise of ‘domestic suspense’ thrillers<p>From Raymond Chandler’s mean streets to Lee Child’s hardboiled tales of revenge, crime fiction has often been the preserve of lone men battling betrayal and seeking justice. In recent years, …

Books