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Obama’s recommended reading list for his daughter includes feminist classics

Barack Obama knows his books. The US president and accomplished memoirist has a well-documented appetite for reading that spans literature, history, popular fiction, and more.<p>In an interview (paywall) with Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times chief book critic, he revealed the titles he recommended …

Books

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Cannabis

The 10-Minute Workout You Should Do Before Breakfast

A morning workout can be an energizing start to a busy day, but sometimes, it's just so damn hard to wake up in time to get to the gym, grind it out,</i> …

Exercise

20 Best Movies of 2016

From incendiary tragedies to indie musicals, Martin Scorsese to 'Manchester by the Sea' – Peter Travers picks the year's top films<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best …

Why people believe conspiracy theories like 'pizza gate'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fake news stories emerged with jarring force during the 2016 presidential campaign, and in a dangerous episode this weekend the potency of this deceptive new way of packaging and spreading conspiracy theories showed its continued influence.<p>When Washington police said Sunday night that a …

Critical Thinking

Opening of Jesus Christ's tomb for first time in 500 years leads to new discovery

The tomb believed to be the place where Jesus was laid has been opened for the first time in centuries.<p>For decades, archaeologists and theologians …

Apple Users Are Being Spammed With Calendar Invites. Here's What to Do If You Get One | Inc.com

Large numbers of Apple users are reporting that they've received spam calendar invitations and/or photo-sharing invitations, many of them to dubious Black Friday sales events. And those who decline the invitations will likely find themselves getting much more such spam in the future, experts …

Spam

The Evolution of 'Like'

How the ubiquitous, often-reviled word associated with young people and slackers represents the ever-changing English language<p>In our mouths or in print, in villages or in cities, in buildings or in caves, a language doesn’t sit still. It can’t. Language change has preceded apace even in places …

Language

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Jennifer Doudna | CRISPR pioneer<p>You may have heard of the gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas9, often simply called CRISPR. Introduced in 2012, CRISPR works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results: CRISPR can help …

Genetics

What You Should And Shouldn't Buy On Black Friday

Not every deal is what it seems.<p>“If you wait even closer to Christmas, you’ll get a better deal. Retailers want to empty their shelves before the holiday comes and goes,” Jespersen advised.<p>Additionally, if you’re willing to take the risk, toys will get huge discounts on Super Saturday, the Saturday …

An Incredibly Clever Hack for People Who Want to Read More Books | Inc.com

According to Charles Duhigg, who literally wrote the book on the subject, all habits work fundamentally the same way, whether they're good or bad: You experience some cue or trigger that brings the habit to mind, you perform your usual routine, and then you receive a reward of some kind.<p>There's …

Social Media

How We’re Actually Going to Mars: Inside the Groundbreaking New TV Series

Itching to leave the country, if not the planet? National Geographic’s new series reveals how close we are to getting humans to Mars—and what’s going …

3tags.org

Strangely Relaxing Instagram Accounts Are The Perfect Remedy For Your Election Anxieties

We are officially in the final phase of what has been the most hellish election in recent American history, with less than 48 hours until the new president of the United States is (hopefully) officially declared. How you feeling? Pretty chill?<p>For many of us out there suffering from the very real …

Ceramics

What your handwriting says about your personality

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>Graphology, the science of analyzing handwriting for personality traits, has been around since the days of Aristotle.<p>Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to …

Personality

'I have seven tattoos, but I agree with my school policy that says you should hide them in class'

“Seven. That’s how many times I’ve been tattooed, the most recent being last summer,” writes Caroline Spalding in the 14 October issue of TES.<p>But the …

Teaching

After saving for 6 years, a couple turned an army truck into a mobile home and drove around the entire African border in 19 months

Eight years ago, Steve Lorimer and his girlfriend Roxanne Harvey spent 19 months driving around the entire border of Africa in a converted army truck.<p>The couple is now married and older, but their journals are preserved for posterity on their blog, OverAfrica. And their trip remains unforgettable.

RVs

10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

Books

9 Optical Illusions Everyone Was Obsessed With In The '90s

When we dug something in the ‘90s, we went next level with it. We didn’t just <i>like</i> a thing; we liked the <i>everloving heck</i> out of things with a …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

The Surprising Ritual That Will Give Your Home Positive Vibes

I can’t pinpoint when sage smudging first piqued my interest. It might have been the time I spotted sage bundles in Jenni Kayne’s chic Southampton, …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

Immune System

Typecast as a terrorist

As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport<p>To begin with, auditions taught me to get through airports. In the end, it was the other way around. I’m an actor. Since I was a teenager I have had to play different characters, negotiating the cultural …

Time I

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

13 DIYs to Make Your Car Seem Like New Again

Give your car that new-car smell (and look!) with smart detailing DIYs. These car cleaners and fresheners cost basically nothing to make, and you'll love how easily the 13 crafts ahead come together. No matter the time of year, it's always a good idea to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape so you're …

PopSugar

Where to Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Let the stars guide you to your next vacation.<p>Picking a vacation destination can be as simple as throwing a dart at a map of the globe or jumping on …

Astrology

11 Incredible European Cities That Are Incredibly Cheap To Visit

“Cheap” isn’t usually the first word that comes to mind regarding a trip to Europe. But if expert travelers know anything, it’s that there are <i>always</i> ways to work the system in our financial favor.<p>For those who seek adventure on a budget, travel site Hoppa has curated a list of the cheapest cities …

European Travel

Taste the States: 50 Iconic American Foods

Despite the growing number of chain restaurants across America, regional cuisine remains as vast as our continent is wide. Some may travel far distances just for a taste of authentic, iconic state dishes, but to know the history behind their creation is another story. For instance, do you know who …

Cooking

Take This Breakfast For A Month And You’ll Burn Most of Your Belly Fat

This healthy breakfast recipe will help you lose belly fat fast. It is very healthy and beneficial for your hair and skin as well.<p>The condition of …

26 must-have apps for college life

So yay, you're in college!<p>Less yay: you have no idea what you're doing.<p>I mean, I don't care what anyone says, adulting is hard. But I believe in you, …