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The 50 best books of 2017

'The day I met Princess Diana'

<b>With her world renowned glamour and her willingness to get close to people through her charity work, Princess Diana fascinated the nation. Here people tell their stories of when they met the 'people's princess'.</b><p>A winning ballot ticket led to Susan Philcox from Oxford, becoming the only female …

Game of Thrones's Carice van Houten on death threats from fans: ‘People take it too seriously’

For someone who is supposed to embody a 300-year-old woman, it has to be said that Carice van Houten looks pretty good. In Game of Thrones’ seventh and penultimate season, Carice plays the mysterious Melisandre, a priestess who has weathered several centuries.<p>In season six her age was revealed in a …

2017 July 3 - The Summer Triangle over the Great Wall

<b>The Summer Triangle over the Great Wall</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Steed Yu & NightChina.net<p><b>Explanation:</b> Have you ever seen the Summer Triangle? The …

A Weekend In Edinburgh - How to Get the Best from Your Trip

Scotland’s capital is one of the most captivating places in the UK, with a whole host of attractions to keep you busy. There are world-class museums, …

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

Happiness

Bermuda travel guide: Where to eat, stay and play | CNN Travel

Travel

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

Salman Abedi: How Manchester attacker turned from cannabis-smoking dropout to Isis suicide bomber

Salman Abedi’s journey from cannabis-smoking university dropout to Isis suicide bomber is being gradually pieced together by investigators as …

Enough of Theresa May’s outrage. We need a tough response to terror | Simon Jenkins

The prime minister is playing into the hands of terrorists by politicising the Manchester attack. Her job is to allay public anxiety, not promote it<p>What public purpose is served by the prime minister declaring she has raised Britain’s “threat level” to “critical”? Before she thought another …

Manchester Bombing

Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing | Germaine Leece

We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of reading<p>The understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC; it is no coincidence that Apollo was the …

Books

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

This Guy Has The Best Way Of Handling His Girlfriend's Anxiety

Having anxiety can leave you with a constant fear that your partner will break up with you. Except it feels less like a fear than an intuition. An …

Mental Health

Union, a 'best-kept secret' for men, mixes high-end European labels and current streetwear finds

The menswear store Union is small, easy to miss if you don't know it's there, and tucked away on La Brea Avenue next door to Stüssy and across the street from Sugarfish and a Bonobos Guideshop.<p>This stretch of La Brea has quickly become a men's shopping destination with Steven Alan, Stampd and Unis …

'My daughter is DONE with homework' - mother's anti-homework stance wins praise

Blogger Bunmi Laditan has won support after hitting out at the large amount of homework her 10-year-old daughter is being given to do.<p>Writing on Facebook, Laditan shared an email she'd sent to the school telling staff the 10-year-old would be drastically reducing the amount of homework she would be …

Parenting

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

How Meme Culture Is Getting Teens into Marxism

On social media, youths are seizing the memes of production to prove that continental philosophy isn't just an academic abstraction.<p>During his final year of high school, Myles was voted "Comedian of the Year," an accolade he received for being an admin on his school's Facebook meme page. Under his …

Social Media

This photo of Donald Trump and kids is epic

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thursday, as you likely know by now, is "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work" day. The White House, like CNN and virtually every other company, celebrates this day with a special program of activities. Except, at the White House, you actually get to meet the president of the United …

Beauty Tips, Celebrity Style and Fashion Advice from InStyle

Jul 09, 2018 @ 7:30 pm<p>Mark your calendars, fam!<p>Jul 09, 2018 @ 6:15 pm<p>"Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!"<p>Jul 09, 2018 @ 4:00 …

Celebrity Style

The Kitchen Cabinet Color I'm Currently Obsessed With

(Image credit: ​Echo and Earl | ​Design*Sponge)<p>When I become enamored of something, I tend to get very one-track minded, sometimes, without even …

British anti-terrorism police say plots contained after woman shot, arrests | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they had thwarted an active plot after a woman was shot during an armed raid on a house in north London in the second major security operation in the British capital in the space of a few hours.<p>Armed counter-terrorism officers using …

Extremism

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

Books