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Edna St Vincent Millay's poetry has been eclipsed by her personal life – let's change that

She was once deemed ‘the greatest woman poet since Sappho’ and won a Pulitzer – but Millay’s legacy has been overshadowed by her sexuality and addictions<p>When pseudonymous Elena Ferrante’s identity was reportedly revealed in 2016, she reflected on the dangers of an author’s life dominating their …

Literature

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

The 15 Best War Movies of All Time for the Rare Occasions You Wanna Netflix and Sob

All's fair, right?<p>All's fair in love and war—or at least in <i>movies</i> about love and war. So on that note, here are 15 of what *we* consider to be the best war films of all time. Ranging from vintage classics, to tear-jerkers that are just as much about romance as they are about warfare, to …

Praise be! The Handmaid’s Tale picks up big wins at the Golden Globes

In a night which has focused so heavily on giving voices to the voiceless (and even had handmaid protesters) it's fitting that <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> won …

A fierce masterpiece by Albania’s most eminent novelist, Ismail Kadare

“Kafkaesque” is the cliche promiscuously affixed to literature of bureaucratic despotism or to any old dark night of the psyche, but for Ismail Kadare’s novel “A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B.,” the cliche won’t do. This bantam masterwork by Albania’s most eminent novelist has been fired in …

Literature

These Were the Most Read Books of 2017, According to Amazon

While Amazon sells a plethora of things these days (yep, even tiny houses), they started with books. Here's what people read the most—and the …

Books

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

“A Field of Strangeness”: Anna Kavan’s “Ice” and the Merits of World-Blocking

<b>I. A Swiss Cheese Moon</b><p>“ANNA KAVAN’S <i>Ice</i> is a book like the moon is the moon,” writes Jonathan Lethem in his foreword to the 50th-anniversary Penguin …

10 places everyone wanted to visit this year — and the cheapest times to go

Every year, MasterCard puts together a Global Destination Cities Index in which more than 130 cities are ranked to determine the most visited cities around the world. We've broken down the top ten destinations and teamed up with Booking.com to provide you the top reasons to visit each city, the …

Kuala Lumpur

I tried at-home exercises to improve my posture—here’s what happened

You know those women you see in your yoga class, sitting in the front row with their legs crossed, spines long, and shoulders elegantly held back? I …

Yoga

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.<p>Eight skeletons were found in the hull of one wooden boat that washed ashore on Miyazawa beach …

North Korea

What is 'glass skin'? How to achieve the latest Korean beauty look

Terms like dewy, fresh and radiant are often casually thrown about when it comes to talking about skin. None of them need much explanation and they all refer to that fresh-faced, well-rested glow that most of us wish we woke up with every morning. The latest term that has been thrown into the mix …

Skin Care

This Gorgeous Town in the Swiss Alps Will Pay You to Live There

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a quiet, picturesque town in the mountains, the time is now.<p>The Swiss village of Albinen, near Leukerbad in the …

European Travel

The genius foundation trick that’ll save you a ton of money (and product)

Achieving that natural, lit-from-within glow is foundation’s biggest promise and also its biggest challenge. More often than not, the stuff that’s …

In Cold Blood Detective's Son Reflects on Brutal Case, Relationships with Capote and Harper Lee

Paul Dewey was just a boy in 1959 when his detective dad was assigned to investigate the brutal slayings of the Clutter family, who had been found …

Crime

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

"The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think," Albert Einstein said. So go back to …

Computer Science

This Japanese Lotion Has A Cult Following On The Internet For Literally Transforming Your Skin

It has 600 five-star reviews on Amazon...and in my heart.<p>Lurk around the skin-obsessed forums of Reddit for more than five seconds, and you'll see …

Psst: These Super-Healthy Seeds Will Bless You With the Prettiest Hair and Skin

If pumpkin seeds resurrect the cozy nostalgia of a lifetime's worth of pumpkin carvings past, we're right there with you. In fact, if we think about …

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

7 Makeup Techniques To Master Right Now, So You Look Like You Know What You're Doing

I'm not gonna lie, it'd be cool to be like Tonks from <i>Harry Potter</i> and just morph my face into a new look every single day. But while I don't have …

25 books out in November that you won’t want to miss

We don’t know about you, but we have big plans this month. We’re going to watch a ton of November Netflix arrivals, host the perfect Thanksgiving …

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Why You Should Consider a Japanese Beauty Routine

The products are unbelievable.<p>In the imagination of the American beauty hound, France has its effortless, tousled-hair It girls and Korea has its effort<i>ful</i>, snail-powered, bazillion-step skincare routine. But Japan, for the most part, has been less of a cultural beauty brand. (Well, at least …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Books

Alias Grace: How a teenager's letter to Margaret Atwood finally got the TV series made

More than 20 years ago, a precocious teenage girl made a surprising request of the novelist Margaret Atwood. She had just read Atwood’s <i>Alias Grace</i> …

India uncles convicted of raping and impregnating child, aged 10

<b>A fast-track court in India has convicted two men of raping a 10-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby girl in August.</b><p>Both the men were the child's uncles. The sentencing is set for Thursday.<p>Her pregnancy was discovered in mid-July when she complained of a stomach ache and her parents took her to …

'Nine bodies and severed heads' found in house in Tokyo

A Japanese man has been arrested after police found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in a flat in the Tokyo suburbs.<p>Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, is reportedly being quizzed by police in relation to the discoveries at his flat located in Zama, Kanagawa …

Crime

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

China 'detains North Korean assassins seeking Kim Jong-un's dissident nephew Kim Han-sol'

Two members of a North Korean assassination team have reportedly been arrested in Beijing while plotting an attempt on the life of Kim Han-sol, the son of Kim Jong-nam, who was poisoned in a Malaysia airport in February.<p>Citing North Korean sources, South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper said that …

North Korea