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15 Books You Should Read to Understand Modern Journalism

Never has there been a greater need for media, and never has there been such a disjointed and disenchanting market for actual journalists. To make …

Journalism

Ahmed Saadawi Wants to Tell a New Story About the War in Iraq

The “flash” came to Ahmed Saadawi at a morgue in Baghdad. It was 2006, and he was working as a reporter for the BBC’s Arabic service, covering a war …

Literature

11 Finished Book Series You Can Marathon-Read This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means we book nerds finally have time to read all those great series we have been meaning to get around to. On the list …

Books

Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus - How Do You Pronounce It?<p>The saguaro cactus is a very unusual looking tree of the desert. It has been the subject of many …

National Parks

8 Female Pilots You Should Follow on Instagram

Instagram: it’s full of images of fantastic destinations, incredible views, and an opportunity to waste time. Dozens of commercial pilots are posting …

Social Media

Wildlife Photography Turns Scary When Bison Charges at Photographer in Yellowstone

Wildlife Photographer Willis Chung left a scary scene with the proverbial seven colors at Yellowstone National Park, when a 1-ton bison came charging …

Wildlife

The World's Most Beautiful Bookstores

The World‘s Most Beautiful BookstoresThese bucket-list bookshops are worth planning an international trip aroundLivraria Lello in Portugal. (Photo by …

Books

Remembering World Trade Center: These Pictures Will Bring Back Memories of the Twin Towers in the 1970s

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It featured the landmark …

World Trade Center

50 Must-Read Nonfiction Audiobooks Under Ten Hours

I read almost no nonfiction until I discovered audiobooks. There’s something deeply satisfying about listening to an author read their own memoir. I …

Books

LSD could ‘heal broken brain connections’ in people with depression, study finds

‘Remember what the dormouse said… feed your head,’ warbled Jefferson Airplane on their timeless 60s LSD anthem White Rabbit.<p>But it turns out ‘feeding …

Neuroscience

What Happens During an Amygdala Hijack

The term "amygdala hijack" was coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, <i>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.</i> Goleman …

Mindfulness

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Poetry Is More Popular Than Ever, New NEA Research Shows

If you’ve been in the poetry world at all recently, you know that we’ve been seeing a renaissance of sorts when it comes to poetry. Poetry is <i>exciting</i> …

Literature

The Crushing Sorrow of Barracoon

In Zora Neale Hurston’saccount of the last known survivor of the middle passage, her luxuriant sense of black life collides with his unspeakable …

Literature

15 Sci-Fi Books To Read If You Need A Break From Dystopian Novels

Dystopia novels seem to be more popular than ever these days. Between <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>and <i>The Hunger Games</i> and the disturbing resurgence of <i>1984,</i>the …

Science Fiction

Moving? This Book Purging Method Is Bibliophile-Approved

I'd like to start by saying: I hate moving. I am known to be extremely dramatic when it comes to getting organized, packing up my belongings, and …

Books

18 very gay and very good books you should read this Pride Month

Pride Month is officially here and that can only mean one thing: time to load up your reading list with stellar queer stories.<p>Of course, you should …

Books

The Best Books on Cults, for These Cult-Obsessed Times

<i>Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Books

5 mistakes you’re making that are ruining your coffee

For many of us, our morning cup of coffee is something we look forward to every day — sometimes, it's even the highlight of our day. However, it can just as easily be the opposite if it's not made right.<p>Even though it's a small detail in a day's worth of events, a bad cup of coffee is a serious …

Coffee

3 Moms on How They Help Their Teens Fast During Ramadan — An American Ramadan

We're halfway through the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when healthy Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, and mothers of all backgrounds are still …

Ramadan

11 Short Stories You Can Read In Under 10 Minutes, But Will Stay With You Forever

Is there anything better than settling down for a languid afternoon of reading your favorite novel cover to cover, perhaps on a park bench or in a …

Books

8 Best Audiobooks Narrated by a Full Cast

Neil Gaiman<p><b>Read by Fred Berman, Anne Bobby, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tim Cain, Richard Ferrone, Adam Grupper, and more</b><p>This is one of the full-cast audiobooks against which all others are invariably measured. It’s just that good. From Ron McLarty’s pitch-perfect Odin to Daniel Oreske’s beleaguered Shadow …

Books

Taking a photo of something impairs your memory of it, but the reasons remain largely mysterious

<i>By</i> Alex FraderaAvid photographers celebrate the viewfinder as a means of helping us see the world anew. But psychology research has shown that under …

The Brain

Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians

A new study shows how poorly we understand the beliefs of people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particular.<p>Americans are deeply religious people—and atheists are no exception. Western Europeans are deeply secular people—and Christians are no exception.<p>These twin statements are …

Religion

This Mushroom Stock Tastes Fancy AF—And You’ll Never Guess Where You Can Buy It

It’s under $5, and it will change the way you cook.<p>Here at <i>Cooking Light</i>, we’ve talked about the health benefits of mushrooms, we’ve used them …

Cooking

Roman-Style Pies Hit Eataly With New Pizzeria and Wine Bar

New York City’s Roman-style pizza craze continues with <b>Alla Pala</b>, a Roman pizza and wine bar inside the original <b>Eataly</b> in Flatiron. The pizzeria, open today off a 23rd Street entrance at the market at 200 Fifth Ave., sells the doughy, rectangular pies by the slice alongside Italian wines.<p>Nine pies …

Italian Food

12 books famous scientists think you should read

1/<p>Jane Goodall: "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien<p>Jane Goodall is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.<p>Goodall famously …

Books

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

What If? 15 Great Alternate History Books and Series

What if Europeans never came to America? What if Germany won World War II? What if there were magicians during the Napoleonic War? Or zombies during …

Books

Here's What MDMA Did for My Anxiety That Meds Couldn't

"I don’t have an opinion on what anyone else should do, but numbing the fear was not the answer for me."<p>I was 17 when I was first prescribed Prozac for anxiety. I had an eating disorder at the time, and a psychiatrist thought it might reduce my self-starvation and self-induced vomiting. It didn’t …

Depression