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Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires

If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change<p>Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

io9's Greatest Movies of the Past 10 Years

In 2008, we were basically living in another world. The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t exist, we were still recovering from George Lucas’ <i>Star Wars</i> …

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>By<p>Jan 09 2018, 6:24 PM<p>Serious winter weather can be an …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of January 2018

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are …

5 Famous Cooks Share How to Make Vegetables Taste Great

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans are failing bitterly to eat their greens: more than 90% of …

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book

Doing OK? Congrats! Now learn how and why so many of your fellow citizens are struggling.<p>How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book …

10 of the most beautiful places we visited in 2017

"The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the …

These Are The 7 Most Secret and Mysterious Places You Should Visit in 2018

Don't book a resort. From isolated islands to ancient civilizations, these off-the-beaten-track destinations will bring mystery and thrills to your …

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

Ten Thousand Hours Rule For Filmmakers and Screenwriters

In 2008 Malcolm Gladwell published an influential book <b>Outliers</b> in which he unveiled his <i>ten thousand hours</i> rule for the first time.<p>What is an outlier? …

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Line up the tater tots in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish.<p>Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and onion and …

What’s Red, Blue, and Broke All Over? America.

If the blue states hated Trump, the GOP, and the heartland before this tax bill, one must wonder what revenge they will inflict once they get back in …

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Income Inequality

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

These secret codes will unlock Netflix's hidden categories - and there are LOADS of them

If it takes you ages to find what you want on Netflix then this handy hint will make things a lot easier<p>Netflix has a lot of content to choose from - …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

8 Slow Cooker Meals You Should Make In 2018 For Weight Loss

Start off the new year right — with healthy recipes that will help you lose weight and won't require that you slave over a stove or stand by an oven …

It was sex all the time at this 1800s commune, with anyone you wanted and none of the guilt

<b>Life at the Oneida Colony was kind of a like a key party, but no one had cars and everyone was doin’ it for Jesus.</b><p><b>(This article is the first in a</b></b> …

The Chicken Breast Recipe that We Argued About for Days

Food director Carla Lalli Music and editor in chief Adam Rapoport get saucy over saucy chicken.<p><i>Food director Carla Lalli Music penned this impassioned defense of her 12-minute saucy chicken breasts with lime. We thought it was only fair that editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport got a chance to weigh in.</i> …

Cooking

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying of the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful,</i> …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every night.<p>1 …

The 20 best comic books of 2017

Sweet Gorilla Grodd, I love comic books. They’re the ultimate form of escapism, a neverending adventure across any and all mediums that arrive every …

Graphic Novels

The Latest: House forced to revote on GOP tax bill Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the push in Congress to pass a sweeping tax cut bill (all times local):<p>4:50 p.m.<p>Democrats say three provisions in the Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure.<p>The House approved the …

Wells Fargo cheated millions of customers. The Republican tax bill is about to hand it a big win.

In 2018, Wells Fargo could get the best tax deal of all the big banks.<p>Wells Fargo in 2016 was fined $185 million for issuing millions of fake credit card accounts. In 2017, it was caught overcharging clients on currency trades and improperly charging homebuyers to lock into low mortgage rates.<p>And …

The Beginner's Guide to Edibles

GIF<p>You’ve likely heard the “I ate too much of a tasty, chocolatey edible and freaked the eff out” stories, whether from friends, family members, or …