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Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Books

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Glee

I Traveled to 60 Countries in One Year—Here's Where I'd Recommend

It's a scenario many have dreamed about but never dared turn into reality: Stacie Flinner and her husband, David, ended their lease, put their …

Buenos Aires

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Entertainment

67 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Backyard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!<p>Everyone wants a beautiful backyard, but hiring a landscape designer can get expensive. These …

Landscaping

The Best Books Of 2018 We Can't Wait To Read This Year

This is how I know I’m reading an incredible book. All of the day’s obligations — making my bed, walking to the subway, cooking dinner — become …

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

Oksana Masters’s Road From a Ukrainian Orphanage to Paralympic Stardom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Twenty years ago, it would have been hard to imagine 8-year-old Oksana Masters — three feet tall, 35 pounds, no thumbs and misshapen legs — included in an NBC montage of the world’s best athletes, or having her face plastered on train station posters.<p>But Masters, now 28, …

These stunning before-and-after photos show why an unconventional diet is taking the internet by storm

It comes from Beachbody, the same company that brought the world the notoriously intense at-home workouts Insanity and P90X. There's a nutrition plan that comes with the workouts, too.<p>The 21-Day Fix promises that, in just 21 days, you'll see major results — a claim that has come under fire.<p>The diet …

45 Products Trending On Amazon That Are Straight-Up Brilliant

Should my friend block her 12-year-old son’s access to pornography?

<b>My friend’s 12-year-old son has recently discovered online pornography, and she’s struggling to find advice on how to support him. To my mind, she is doing everything right – being positive and supportive, and not disciplining him overly. She’s asked him if he has any questions about what he’s</b> …

Parenting

Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

DOHA, Qatar — For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy.<p>As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his parents flew the German tennis star to Qatar to give their son lessons. A lifelong sports fanatic, he later bought a French soccer team, …

22 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

An Adidas duffle bag, mini vibrator, mud mask, and 19 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore*.<p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The best weekly exercise routine for healthy, steady weight loss

See results in just a few weeks!<p>Having a weight loss goal can breathe life into your fitness routine, believe it or not. The best routine for weight …

These Are The Winners Of The 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

As voted by the readers.

If you missed these 10 books in 2017, go back and read them now

Drawing on <i>Maclean’s</i> monthly book reviews over the last year, here are the 10 best works of fiction and non-fiction in 2017 as chosen by Brian …

Books

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

Books

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Prize-winning books to read from 2017

<b>Author:</b> Andrea Beaty <b>Illustrator:</b> David Roberts <b><br>Publisher:</b> Abrams<p>A brilliant and beautiful rhyming book about supporting your child's curiosity, and …

Books

Best books of 2017 – part one

John Banville<p>The Once and Future Liberal; There Your Heart Lies; Angel Hill<p>Mark Lilla’s <b>The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics</b> (Harper) has annoyed a great many people in the US, though its message is nothing but common sense: in the age of Trumpery, nothing can be done for vulnerable …

Books

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

The Ultimate 3-Week Walking Plan For A Flatter Belly

This easy walking routine will help you tighten your tummy, rev your energy, and stabilize your blood sugar.<p>There’s no question that walking is great for everyone: It boosts energy levels, fights fat, and protects your heart. But walking is also the perfect addition to a sugar-smart lifestyle: …

Fitness

Books to give and get this season

A book makes for a perfect gift. What’s more, it’s easy to wrap. Prices can vary widely depending on where you shop [insert a shout out to your favorite local retailer here!], so look around before you buy.<p>Look who's back!<p>“Origin” by Dan Brown. The author of “The Da Vinci Code” is back with a new …

Books

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

Books

The best learning apps

<i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>We spent over 25 hours researching and …

Kids

11 Essentials Professional Organizers Say Are Totally Worth It

They're useful and stylish.<p>When a pro organizer goes to a client's home, they bring the tried-and-true products they <i>know</i> will get the job done right. If you're like us, you want those items in your home too. We tapped some of our go-to experts to find out which products they swear by.

Shopping

Top 10 Things to Do in Tanzania

Adventure<p>Holding Africa's highest mountain and famous national parks has put Tanzania on the travelling map<p>Being home to Africa’s highest mountain …

Ten Tanzania Travel Tips

Wandering Tanzania’s national parks for an entire month taught me many things—like how to stay very quiet and still when there’s a 7-ton elephant rubbing against your tent. In all my travels in all the world, I have never had such rich and fulfilling wildlife encounters as I did in Tanzania, which …

Google's new $400 speaker is a room-shaking monster

The Amazon Echo and the Google Home smart speakers are pretty good at playing music. Ask them to play a song, and enjoy the surprisingly high sound quality on display.<p>Sometimes, though, you need to bring the freakin' roof down.<p>Enter the Google Home Max, a $400 speaker designed for the bass-shaking, …

30 New Toys of 2017 That Will Teach Your Kids Valuable STEAM Skills

Play is important for kids of all ages, and learning through play has become increasingly easy, thanks to toys that encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. From learning how to code to building their own droid or robot, there are so many STEM toys and kits that …

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