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One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive

In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

The 12 Best Foods to Eat When You Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau

Your scale is going to love this grocery list.<p><b>RELATED:</b> Find Out How You Can Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days<p>RELATED: Shed Pounds and Inches Fast with This 5-Point Plan

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

6 Books That Will Make You Want To Be A Better Human

<i>Six books to make you listen harder, tell more truth, and edit your internal monologue. Books to help you get out of bed tomorrow. Books to remind</i> …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

10 Citrus Recipes to Brighten Cold, Dreary Days

Cold weather giving you the blues? Try brightening up your winter recipes with some fresh citrus fruits! Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are at their sweetest and juiciest during the cold winter months, and they add a refreshing burst of flavor that will make you think of sunshine.<p><b>1. Citrus</b> …

11 books you must read if you wish to write chick-lit

Because if you don’t, how will you write that bestseller, which is the whole point of writing in this genre?<p>Before we begin, though, the one thing …

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Shakespeare's Globe launches an on-demand service with over 50 plays

Even if you're not in London, you'll now have the chance to easily see some of the best performances of Shakespeare out there. Shakespeare's Globe has just launched an on-demand service offering filmed versions of over 50 productions, which are being made available to rent and buy. The Globe says …

Write to Transcend Space and Time

Reading Lolita in Tehran author Azar Nafisi says the best books are "republics of imagination" erasing national and historic boundaries.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan,</b> …

Opinion: ‘Prostitutes Are People, Not Criminals’ by Belle Knox

As a porn actress, one of the perverse tragedies of public policy I often contemplate is the fact that people can pay to watch me have sex on camera …

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Why We Sleep Together

A long time ago, beds were expensive—but there's more to it than that.<p>With a guest in town occupying the second bedroom of our Manhattan apartment, my three-year-old son, a notorious sideways sleeper, bunked with my pregnant wife and me. Too many snores and little feet in the back of my neck, I …

Why Crying When You're Happy Actually Makes Sense

Do viral videos of war veterans being reunited with their children or dogs rescuing their owners make you choke up -- maybe just a little bit? Many people cry at weddings and graduations, but often, it doesn't take more than a photo or video of a heartwarming scene to get us a little misty.<p>We often …

44 Foods That Can Turbo-Charge Your Weight Loss

In The Bulletproof Diet, David Asprey outlines the clean-eating foods you need to calm inflammation—and cravings.<p>Dave Asprey, author of the forthcoming <i>Bulletproof Diet</i>, believes that some foods contain "antinutrients"—toxin-like chemicals that he says can trigger inflammation and make you a slave …

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Love letters to libraries: Michael Morpurgo

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Michael Morpurgo is the last of five distinguished authors to share his love of libraries with us this week to mark Book Week Scotland. In place of a letter to a particular library, the former children’s laureate, author of War Horse and Private Peaceful, pays …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

11 books you’ll simply need to read in 2015

If ever you needed proof that India’s publishers have lined up terrific titles for you next year, here it is.<p><b>She Will Build Him a City, Raj Kamal</b> …

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Nine Morning Habits to Start the Day Right

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. You can start your day by hitting the snooze button, dragging yourself out of bed …

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The best books to read | Cosmopolitan UK book suggestions

May 21, 2018<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>May 15, 2018<p>Straight from the bride-to-be’s mouth.<p>May 9, 2018<p>Covering everything from accepting …

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This Man's Starbucks Cup Doodles Would Brighten Up Anyone's Day

Kudos to you, Josh Hara. BuzzFeed News spoke to him about his brew-tiful creations.<p>And he's hit upon a way of combining his hobby with his love of coffee. The blank parts of his Starbucks takeaway cups have become his canvas for what he's called the #100CoffeeCups project on Twitter and …

Can’t Sleep? 5 Yoga Poses to Treat Your Insomnia

Insomnia is pure misery (there’s a reason sleep deprivation is a form of torture). Just sitting in the dark, feeling totally and completely exhausted …

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The Gotham Problem: Who Cares Where Superheroes Come From?

The origin story for Batman isn't so interesting. The origin story for his city, on the other hand ...<p>A lot of us have been enjoying Batman, in his many formats (comics, film, television), for our entire lives. Quick question for fans: Did you ever wonder what Batman's schoolboy days were like? …

Performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre are available online

If you don't have the cash or time to visit the recreated Globe Theatre and see Shakespeare's plays performed in a near-original setting, you'll at least have access to the next best thing. The playhouse has just launched Globe Player, a store that lets you pay to watch full Shakespearean …

5 Great Reads for Your Bookclub

As someone who runs three (yes, three) online book clubs, I read a lot. Of course, I always have done, but I used to do it in isolation. In the last couple of years, first with the Author Effect, then with 52 Books in 52 Weeks, and most recently with One Book One Facebook, I've come to appreciate …

How to Get Your S*** Together in the Morning: Tips from An Early Bird

Tips for getting your s*** together in the morning, from someone who (kinda) has it down.<p>In every office environment, there's always one: The co-worker who arrives to work obnoxiously chipper and chatty, having successfully put on matching socks, combed her hair, and made (and Instagrammed) both …