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23 Recent Books By Women You Should Read ASAP

The perfect literary way to celebrate Women's History Month. 💁🏽 📚<p>Historically, women artists have rarely gotten their due. But there’s no time like the present ― especially this Women’s History Month ― to change that, and to make sure that we’re appreciating all the genius work women writers are …

English 231: The Nineteenth-Century Novel - Bibliographic Resources

Dennis W. Allen, <i>Sexuality in Victorian Fiction</i> (1993) [cross references]<p>Amanda Anderson, <i>Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness</i> …

'Swimmer Among the Stars' Infuses Relics With Resonance

"Swimmer Among the Stars," the title story of Kanishk Tharoor's debut collection, tackles one of the trickiest subjects for fiction writers: using language to discuss language itself. In it, a team of ethnographers track down an elderly woman in a remote village who's believed to be the last living …

The Shortest, Sweetest Books You Can Read In A Weekend

Between Netflix marathons, the workweek grind, and social cals, we get it. You’re busy. Too busy, perhaps, to crack open that book gathering dust on …

Cutting the cord: How Modern Dad ditched cable TV

It's sort of a rite of passage for folks of a certain age — especially those of us who grew up in a time before cable TV. Our kids? They don't know …

Chuck Berry: A Life in Pictures

Hall of Fame

'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Cut Heart Disease Risk

The long-standing advice about "good" vs. "bad" cholesterol has become a little more complicated.<p>According to some recent studies, we're learning …

Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

These were our favorite albums of 2016

There was a lot of great music released in 2016. It was hard to narrow down our favorites to a Top 20 list, but here it is. Each of us picked five of our favorites to highlight.<p>Marco's picks:<p><b>1. Bombino, "Azel"</b><p>Bombino's a terrific guitarist from Niger in West Africa.<p>After several releases, he's …

Never before was so much of the world fenced off by barbed wire

Barbed wire is one of the most important inventions of modern times.<p>I discovered this by accident. It struck me while watching television how often …

23 High-Fiber Lunches That'll Keep You Full 'Til Dinner

We all know that 3 p.m. slump far too well. Lunch was a quick piece of pizza because we were too busy to grab or prep a salad. Now we're starving …

Healthy Eating

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 winner Lisa McInerney: 'I was convinced the judges had made a mistake'

As a child I wrote endlessly, mainly about magical horses, and I read lots of fantasy books including <i>The Chronicles of Narnia.</i> I lived in a small town in County Galway and was close to my cousins. They often tried to drag me outside to play but I always had my nose in a book.<p>I studied English and …

Books

How to Deal When You're Overcommitted at Work

You’ve said yes to one or two too many projects, and now you’re afraid you won’t be able to deliver. Now’s not the time to wallow in regret. Here’s …

How to Fix the Insufficient Storage Available Problem on an Android Phone

If you download lots of apps, movies and TV shows, and music, an Android smartphone with a memory card slot is a great way to save money. Instead of …

Update Your Amazon Kindle. Like, Now.

If you own an Amazon Kindle, you might want to grab it and turn it on. Today will be the last day your Kindle will have access to the Amazon Kindle …

When to Say No to Acetaminophen, Opioids, and More

About $213 billion is spent each year on unnecessary drugs, hospital stays, and visits to emergency rooms and doctors’ offices, according to a recent …

What Personal Data Stays on a Phone?

The wrangling between the FBI and Apple over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters in December highlights an area of …

Fatal mistakes - Vox

Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. They are reprimanded. Do they also deserve support?<p>Kim Hiatt had worked as a nurse for 24 years when she made her first medical error: She gave a frail infant 10 times the recommended dosage of a medication. The baby died five days …

A Starter Kit on Elizabethan Essentials in Books, TV, and Film

I remember her endless forehead, the red lips and the circles of blush on her white cheeks: “Elizabeth R.” It was the ’70s. I was in middle school in New Hampshire. Sunday evenings had become the most delicious time of the week because Masterpiece Theatre was on PBS. Long before streaming and long …

Books

3 core exercises you can do at the office

Your mom was right when she told you not to slouch. That advice will make your workday more comfortable – at least as far as your body goes.<p>“If you …

How You Should Really Be Sitting at Your Desk

Standing desks are great and all, but it’s really hard to stand all day. But if you haven’t invested in a high-tech horizontal desk just yet, it’s …

Ergonomics

Hanford’s scientists finally spill gravitational-wave secrets – but they still can’t tell all

<b>HANFORD, Wash.</b> – Physicists here had to keep mum for nearly five months about the gravitational-wave breakthrough they helped make, but they made up …

Robert Scoble's 22 Tips for Improving Your Facebook Feed

Robert Scoble's 22 Tips for Improving Your Facebook Feed infographic from Joel Comm is a great summary of making your own Facebook feed useful. We …

Break your bad habits with these clever gadgets and apps

Do people change?<p>It’s a question usually reserved for those moments we contemplate reuniting with an ex or going back to work with a former boss. But …

Earbuds

The new 'Ghostbusters' is getting its own LEGO set

The <i>Ghostbusters</i> reboot might be a geek's dream in more ways than one. LEGO has offered a peek at a new <i>Ghostbusters</i> set that recreates all the main characters and their gear in glorious detail, including the signature ECTO-1 car and an ECTO-2 motorbike. The new box of plastic bricks doesn't spoil <i>too</i> …

The Longest Night: Fiction Formed From a Nuclear Backdrop

On the night of January 3rd, 1961, a small nuclear reactor in the Idaho desert exploded. While explosions were not an uncommon part of nuclear project development out in the scrub desert, and the locals had grown used to odd clouds and four-story jets of water shooting into the sky, this one was …

Native Americans

NEWS: What Books are College Students Reading? A Cool New Online Tool Reveals All

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review<p>For decades now, universities have been caught up in the "canon wars" -- battles over what students should be reading on their path to a liberal education. While this debate has raged -- with the classicists squaring off against the …

Exhibition Explores the Line as Physical, Sculptural, Codified

'Line' at the Lisson Gallery shows how pivotal and adaptable this simple form is.<p><i>© Monika Grzymala, Raumzeichnung (outside/inside) 2016, installation view; Courtesy Lisson Gallery. Photography: Jack Hems</i><p>The line is one of the most fundamental of shapes when it comes to drawing, perhaps <i>the</i> …

Sketchnotes: The What, Why, and How of Visual Note-Taking

Were you one of those students who used to doodle when the teacher was lecturing? Did you fill your margins with shapes, stars, and little houses (or …

Digital Note Taking with OneNote - from Beth Holland

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.<p>One of the most powerful tools available to students these days may be Microsoft’s …