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13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

6 chilling books with troubled narrators

<i>English writer Joanne Harris recommends six works of fiction narrated by unsettling characters.</i><p><b>The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks</b> (Simon & Schuster, $15).<p>…

John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI

• Russian intelligence alleged to have compromising material on Trump<br>• ‘Unverified and potentially unverifiable’ reports published by BuzzFeed<p>Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian …

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Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

How LSD Saved One Woman’s Marriage

Ayelet Waldman, a novelist and former federal public defender, recalled the sunny spring morning she rolled out of bed in her Berkeley, Calif., home and experienced the most curious sensation: She felt alive.<p>As her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, slept and her teenage son and daughter slumped …

10 of the best Windows 10 apps for 2016

After a few bumpy updates and a lot of spit and polish, Windows 10 has shaped up to be a pretty solid OS: fast, stable and delightful to use.<p>We’ve rounded up 10 great new and updated apps for 2016 that you can use to do things like enjoy your media collection, take notes, work on your photos and …

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Online Hackers Dont Stand a Chance Against PureVPN

Get serious about protecting your online activity with the world's fastest VPN.<p>From the NSA's wiretapping activities to Russia's cyber influence on the 2016 election, hackers have made slews of headlines lately. All this means that getting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) like PureVPN isn't just …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

7 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels Ready for the Stage

With news coming late in November that Lin-Manuel Miranda – of “Hamilton” and just-being-generally-awesome fame – was coming on board to produce and …

8 Steps to Securing Online Privacy

Last week, I set out my reasons for expecting serious civil liberties and privacy problems under a Trump presidency. I strongly recommended that you …

5 Books to Read After Westworld's "Well-Tempered Clavier"

From David Benioff to Margaret Atwood, here are the books that will quench your 'Westworld' thirst between episodes.<p>With just one episode left in</i> …

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5 Books to Read After Watching "The Adversary" on 'Westworld'

Loving 'Westworld' but struggling to find entertainment that fits the same tone? We've got you covered.<p>We gravitate toward our preferred genres of …

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17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

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Legendary Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee On Creating Incredible Dialogue

The author of screenwriting bible, Story, returns with a tome devoted to Dialogue, and reams of advice for aspiring writers.<p>Look on the coffee-stained, Post-it strewn desk of most aspiring screenwriters and you’re bound to find the same mighty tome. Robert McKee’s <i>Story</i> has been hailed like ancient …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Welcome To The Entanglement

In the last 400 years or so, since the time of the scientific revolution, we have come to find it natural to suppose that the world is comprehensible.<p>Nature and its laws, operating in things most small as well as in the cosmos as a whole, are understandable.<p>And, yet, the biologist J.B.S. Haldane, …

Book Critics Pick Their Top 15 Summer Reads

Looking for some great literature to while away the days on your vacation this summer?<p>For some entrepreneurs the generally slower summer months are a great time to learn something new or catch up on the latest business titles. For others, vacation season is all about feeding the brain with some …

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All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

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25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

This Summer’s 14 Must-Read Books

• Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 06.03.16. 06.03.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The concept of the “beach read” …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

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Summer reads include local favorites and national hits

NEW YORK (AP) — When customers at Indigo Books in Johns Island, South Carolina, ask for a good beach read, Mary Alice Monroe's "A Lowcountry Wedding" is an obvious choice. Not only does Monroe live nearby, her book is set along the South Carolina coast.<p>"It's a surefire hit," says Indigo owner Linda …

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The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 11th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

The books that critics say you should read this summer

There’s a new wave of books coming out now in time for summer reading for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of familiar names and debut authors who are worth paying attention to. Annie Proulx, Stephen King, and Dave Eggers are among the veterans releasing new works. And Emma Cline …

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Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

IT’S one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person.<p>Partly, it’s because we have a bewildering array of problems that emerge when we try to get close to others. We seem normal only to those who …

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19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

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