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10 of the Greatest First Lines in Literature (and what you can learn about writing from them)

Never judge a book by its cover, but what about its first line?Writing is not about only plot, it is about the actual <i>art</i> of writing …

Literature

57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

Jokes

The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

1/<p>100. "Movement and Location" (2015)<p>Brooklyn Film<p><b>Critic score:</b> 74/100<p><b>User score:</b> 8.6/10<p><b>What critics said:</b> "Despite its sci-fi hook, 'Movement and …

16 Physics Jokes Every Science Lover Will Appreciate

We’re not just fission for laughs here.<p>Q: Why does a burger have less energy than a steak?<p>A: Because it’s in its ground state.<p>Einstein developed a …

Physics

How to French Braid Hair

• <b>How to French Braid: Brush Hair</b>• <b><br>How to French Braid: Gather Hair at Top of Head and Divide Into Three Sections</b>• <b><br>How to French Braid: Cross the</b> …

Hair

Volkswagen adds a larger, amenity-packed camper van to its lineup

Meet the big brother of the best-selling VW California camper van<p>If there’s any company that’s helped to shape the world’s preoccupation with camper vans, it’s Volkswagen. From the first “Splitty” bus in the 1940s to their best-selling California van, Volkswagen is an industry leader in figuring …

Volkswagen

8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan

The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first …

Japan

11 New Science Fiction Books To Read If You've Never Tried Sci-Fi Before

So! You've heard a lot about this so-called "science fiction" genre and you're interested in checking it out. Or you're tired of your usual genres, …

Science Fiction

Plus-Size Lingerie You Can Buy Right Now

Whether you're going for sexy or sweet, we've got you covered! (Well, partly...) Shop the best plus size lingerie for you right now.

Clothing

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

What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

Nail These Four Customer Service Moments And Watch Customer Engagement And Loyalty Soar

The relationship between what actually occurs in the course of the customer experience and what your customers will later recall is a tricky one. An excellent way to “game” this is to focus your efforts on the four customer experience moments that tend to linger disproportionately in customer …

Customer Experience

9 Products for Sleeping on Planes That Look Ridiculous but Are Actually Amazing

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Advertising

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

Tiny Heirloom unveils 'The Goose' — a custom tiny home with stunning interiors

Once again, the genius design team from Tiny Heirloom has unveiled another spectacular tiny home. Built on a gooseneck trailer, The Goose offers a …

Living Rooms

From Maus to Tamara Drewe: the 10 graphic novels everyone should read

The recent hoo-ha about the Man Booker prize’s longlisting of a graphic novel for the first time, the chilling, understated Sabrina by Nick Drnaso, may have piqued your interest in exploring this ever-expanding medium further, or perhaps for the first time. Not everyone has grown up reading comics …

Graphic Novels

8 Things I Regretted About My Japan Visit (And How You Can Enjoy Your Time Better!)

Now more than ever, the number of people who decide to spend time in Japan is dramatically increasing. More and more new travelers head to the Land …

Japan

20 Women Reveal the Best Questions They Were Ever Asked on a Date

Don't know what to say over dinner or drinks? Try these fail-proof conversation starters

Relationships

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

You can now stay at hundreds of historic temples across Japan

One of the best things about travelling in Japan is getting the opportunity to visit thousands of historic temples and shrines that lay scattered across the country. But now, visitors are about to get the chance to make their experience even more memorable, as a brand new service has just been …

The Ins + Outs of Spouse Swapping

Can You Lend Me Your Wife?<p><b>EUGENE, SIR:</b> A friend of mine recently let me know that he’d “lend” me his wife if I wanted. He had talked to me about some …

Couple builds an 'Earthship' tiny home for less than $10K

DIY home builds are never easy, and rarely cheap, but one ambitious couple managed to create a beautiful tiny home for under $10,000. Taylor and …

Design

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Jay Chattaway on Picard's iconic flute solo from The Next Generation's 'The Inner Light'

<b>This month, SYFY WIRE is interviewing some of the best composers in TV and film to get insight on the theme songs and scores that stick in our heads</b> …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

What time is it, and why?

the Big Bang as the most impressive pool break of all time<p>At what we might call the most “fundamental” level, the laws of nature do not much care in which direction time flows. Yet from our point of view, as participants in the physical universe, the arrow time is an inescapable and supremely …

Physics

Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

These Detailed Sexual Fantasies Are Better Than Fifty Shades Of Grey

Even if you think you’re not kinky, there’s a chance your brain might be. And when it comes to getting turned on and orgasming, our brains deserve …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …