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Obama’s recommended reading list for his daughter includes feminist classics

Barack Obama knows his books. The US president and accomplished memoirist has a well-documented appetite for reading that spans literature, history, popular fiction, and more.<p>In an interview (paywall) with Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times chief book critic, he revealed the titles he recommended …

Literature

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during an interview at his presidential palace in Havana, March 1985.<br>Charles Tasnadi—AP<p>1 of 25<p>Fidel Castro, the …

FALSE: Obama Enforced Islamic Prayer Opening in U.S. House of Representatives

CLAIM<p>President Obama "enforced" an Islamic opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via Facebook, …

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Brexit: a disaster decades in the making | Gary Younge

On the day after the EU referendum, many Britons woke up feeling that the country had changed overnight. But the forces that brought us here have been gathering for a very long time<p>One week ago, against the advice of its political establishment, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. …

Great Britain

The Meaning of Ali: A daughter remembers her father's gentle soul

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 27 Muhammad Ali Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>IN ORDER TO</b> recognize a great person, we must have an …

Boxing

This Is What It's Like to Fall in Love With Your Brother

Defying laws and societal taboos, one couple shares their undeniable connection.<p>Until she was 40, Melissa* thought she was an only child. For the first decade of her life, she grew up happily in a suburban, upper-middle class area of the Great Lakes. Then, her father committed suicide, and soon …

Donald Trump Calls Photojournalist ‘A F***ing Thief’ Over Photo of Empty Chairs

Donald Trump is lashing out at an Associated Press photographer over photos of empty chairs at a Trump speech in South Carolina. The presidential …

The 10 best foods for brain health

You can keep your body nearly immortal with exercise and your skin looking youthful with good practices and products, but how about defying the age …

The Brain

The fortune-teller of Kabul | May Jeong

For centuries mystics have channelled the hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?<p>Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium. By his own admission, Sharifi was the …

Slaying of Mexican Journalist 'A New Low'

A suspect has been arrested in last week's killing of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four women in an apartment in a middle class …

Mexico