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The best books we read in 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, the Vox staff is once again sharing the best books we’ve read over the past 12 months. Some of them were published a long time ago, others just earlier this year. They all have one thing in common: In a year with countless news stories, TV shows, movies, podcasts, and …

Books

12 Fantastic Pieces Of Fiction From 2016 You Need To Read

Looking for a good read? Here is some of the best fiction we published in 2016.

37 Incredibly Unique Books To Buy Everyone On Your List

Books make the best-last minute gift. Actually, books make the best ANY-minute gift.

The 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016

These are the essay collections, memoirs, and nonfiction reads that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

The 20 best tracks of 2016

While 2016 was a year that saw more and more artists release statement albums, it was also an amazing year for songs. Straight-up bangers like Rihanna’s “Work”, Desiigner’s “Panda”, or D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” were inescapable this year, while in the underground it seemed that newcomers were emerging …

Why, as an Intersectional Feminist, I Can’t Get Behind the TV Land ‘Heathers’ Reboot

<i>This guest post written by Emily Scott appears as part of our theme week on Unpopular Opinions. | Spoilers ahead.</i><p>The cult classic status of the 1988 …

Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

In a study that is sure to rile male doctors, Harvard researchers have found that female doctors who care for elderly hospitalized patients get better results. Patients cared for by women were less likely to die or return to the hospital after discharge.<p>Previous research has shown that female …

Community Health

This Teenage Girl’s Nude Photo Series Sends A Powerful Message

#SignedByTrump<p>We all know by now that the personal is political, and 18-year-old college student Aria Watson is sending a political message on a very personal medium—the female body. BuzzFeed first reported on Watson's art project, titled #SignedByTrump, which she created for a photography project …

Feminism

The Life-Changing Magic Of Bullet Journaling

It really works<p>I’m a skeptic about many things, and this definitely includes any methods or products that promise to be “life-changing” or “magical.” It’s not that I don’t want to believe that my life can be changed by a particularly thorough reorganization of my sock drawer, or that magic plays …

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands …

All the Books I Bought in 2016

Because my Best Self spends more money on books.<p>I’m going to do a longer Best Self review tomorrow, but today I want to look at just one aspect of my …

Books

How To Have A Vegan Christmas

There's a lot more to a vegan Christmas than a nut roast.<p>Veganism has soared by 350% in the past decade, with more than half a million Britons …

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13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

What You Need to Know About Magic Mushrooms and Depression

Tripping on magic mushrooms may come with some mental health benefits. On Thursday, two separate studies found impressive effects of the psychedelic …

Magic Mushrooms

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

The 15 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex This December

Treat yourself to one (or more) of these Oscar hopefuls.<p>The end of the year means cold weather, holiday gift giving, and Hollywood dropping an enormous number of high-profile films into theaters, all in an effort to qualify for next year's Oscars. This December, moviegoers will have a bounty of …

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession.<p>And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.<p>A long held mantra …

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

The colors you see behind your eyes could hold clues for scientists about treating depression

As sophisticated as our brains are, they can be easily fooled.<p>Take vision for example: Our eyes gather in information about the outside world and signal to the optic nerve, which turns this info into electrical signals in a part of the brain called the visual cortex. Our visual cortex tells us what …

The Brain