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The long, steady decline of literary reading

The percentage of American adults who read literature — any novels, short stories, poetry or plays — fell to at least a three-decade low last year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>In 2015, 43 percent of adults read at least one work of literature in the previous …

Literature

The 17 best Netflix movies for when you just want to be alone

Whether it's because life is too dull, hard, or muggle-heavy, there's always a good reason to escape the world for a few hours with a good film. In the spirit of this desperate desire and need, I have put together a list of the best movies to watch on Netflix when you just want to be alone and …

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

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How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex

From bronze clitoris pendants to zines about Dracula’s, the female sex organ is having a moment in France<p>Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks …

Textbooks

The Best Time to Book a Flight to Vegas, Depending on Where You Live

Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the States, and depending on when you travel, you can often score a great deal on flights. …

College Sports

How to Make Koolickles, Kool-Aid Soaked Pickles

I've lived my entire life jn Memphis, but just south of us is a region that has greatly influenced our city and the rest of the nation. I'm talking about the Mississippi Delta, the wide swath of northwest Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Cotton farming is the major …

15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Minimum effort, maximum flavor.

Growing Lemons... Yep On a Tree

Our family loves nature. We are always outside, camping, hiking, so planting a garden fits into our lifestyle. Did you know that you can plant any seed you find? I will show you how, and chances are you have everything you need right at home!<p>So, I wanted to try to grow a lemon tree. I will show you …

A breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe to help you lose your love handles

No one food will melt away your fat—only a well-balanced, healthy weight-loss plan along with plenty of exercise can help you do that. However, …

Fight Breakouts with a Tea Tree, Witch Hazel & Argan Oil Treatment

If you're suffering from an acne flair up, or if you just can’t seem to break the viscous cycle of over the counter drying acne products, I highly …

RANKED: These are the salad dressings with the fewest calories

Low-fat dressings may be lower in calories, but they are often high in sugars. (They have to add something in there to make it taste good after they take all that fat out.)<p>If you want to choose a dressing with fewer calories or fat, watch out for how much sugar it has, too. The World Health …

John Cleland's "Fanny Hill": An Erotic Novel with Morals

By Max Nelson May 5, 2016<p>Prison Lit<p><i>John Cleland wrote his (very) erotic novel,</i> Fanny Hill<i>,</i> <i>in prison. What did he mean by it?</i><p><i>Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature. Read the previous entry, on Merle Haggard and the long tradition of the outlaw poet,</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>John Cleland’s sentences often …

Here's Exactly How to Work Out if You Want to Lose Weight

No more guess work at the gym.<p>If you're trying to drop a few pounds, it can be totally overwhelming to figure out how to make sure your sweat sessions are helping you shed. On a basic level, losing weight and lowering your body fat percentage is a numbers game, says Ippolita Di Paola, a personal …

5 Great Books To Read In May

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

10 Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

If you're trying to get both your weight and your health on track, you've probably heard the arguments both for and against seeking out organic foods. Some studies and institutions recommend that you buy organic or else, while others say that there's no real scientific basis that …

The Forgotten Lessons of the American Eugenics Movement

Carrie Buck was nobody you would have heard of. She was born in 1906 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Soon afterward, her father either abandoned the family or died—there’s no reliable record—leaving Carrie and her mother, Emma, in dire poverty. As a toddler, Carrie was taken in, with the approval of …

Human Rights

Ten books to read in May

From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.

Books

7 Bikini-Body Exercises That Tighten and Tone—Fast!

The Super 7 Workout<p>"These are dynamic movements that will challenge you like never before," says Justin Shaw, who manages Complete Body gym in …

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5 fruits to help you lose weight

Tired of root vegetables and winter squash? As the weather gets warmer, fresh fruits are more likely to grace your refrigerator. Fruits are naturally low calorie, sweet, and nutritionally invaluable, as they provide a range of vitamins and minerals. These five fruits pack a powerful nutritional …

Study: ADHD linked to pesticide exposure - CNN.com

Detectable levels of pesticides are present in a large number of fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p><i>Is enough being done to protect us from chemicals that could harm us? Watch "Toxic America," a special two-night investigative report with Sanjay</i> …

5 Amazing, Health-Conscious Granola Bowls

Old-fashioned oats 2.0<p>You don’t have to wear Birkenstocks to chow down on homemade granola. So keep that dollar you were about to feed the office vending machine for your travel jar, and stash a container of your very own granola in your desk drawer for a midday energy revival instead. Yes, create …

Breakfast

Does Walking Help You Get a Flat Stomach and a Tiny Waist?

Walking can help you lose weight and get a flat stomach. Losing belly fat will improve your health and boost your self-esteem. Two types of fat are …