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The Best Books of September 2017: From Salman Rushdie to Alice Waters

Arrivals in New York<p>Adam Gopnik<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Adam Gopnik tells the story of his move with his soon-to-be wife from Montreal to New York City in the 1980s in <i>At the Strangers’ Gate</i>. As he and his wife navigate the aspirational, bustling landscape of 1980s NYC, a larger story emerges: that of the …

Books

29 of the Toughest Interview Questions With Answers

Tough Job Interview Questions and Answers<p>How to Answer Some of the Toughest Questions to Get the Job<p>Updated October 26, 2017<p>Preparing for a job …

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, the best way to change your life is through a …

Stand Up Comedy

The surprising health benefits of the most commonly used herbs

<b>Herbs have many uses, but do you know the health benefits they come with?</b><p>The good news is that you can easily grow herbs at home – whether that's on …

Why travel, when you can live?

When my husband and I quit our corporate jobs two years ago and headed to Costa Rica we needed a break. We got that break for the year we were there. We bought a car and lived as "local" as we could. We dealt with the water shortages and dust from the dirt roads. We shopped at the local grocery …

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 …

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

10 weirdest job interview questions

Job interviews are nerve-racking enough.<p>The sweaty handshake, the stuffy attire, the self-promotion and salary talk.<p>And then comes a curve-ball question: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?"<p>Hmmm.<p>That's just a taste of the top oddball questions employers fired at …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

How The First 72 Hours Of The EU Referendum Unfolded

"I thought the place was going to explode. There were people being dragged out of the hall.”<p>Arron Banks is absolutely delighted with the chaos of the first 72 hours of the EU referendum campaign.<p>“When Nigel Farage introduced George Galloway, half the people in the audience stood on their chairs,” …

A Strong Case Against Dating Abroad

...And then again, a strong case for it.<p>You're a college student abroad. You're on your own journey of self-indulgence through the Tuscan countryside with nothing but the boots on your feet and leather jacket on your back.<p>You hike to Fiesole alone, wander Siena alone, trace the entire perimeter of …

The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language

There’s a way that young people talk these days, and it’s <i>totes hilars</i>. You see it on Twitter a lot, people exclaiming about their <i>totes</i> <i>delish spags</i> or their <i>totes</i> <i>redic boyfs</i>. Linguists Lauren Spradlin and Taylor Jones call this practice “totesing” — the systematic abbreviation (“<i>abbreviash”</i>) of words …

Linguistics

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

The Newcomers to the Periodic Table

Four new elements have been added, filling out the table’s seventh row.<p>The world is going to need new science textbooks.<p>Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally filling out its seventh row, in a change approved by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry …

Chemistry

The minimum salary for a first time buyer to own a London flat just hit a horrific level

While more and more Britons are struggling to buy a home across the country, the lack of supply has created a severe housing shortage and therefore boosted prices to record growth rates.<p>Depressingly, new research by price comparison website Gocompare.com just revealed that first time buyers need a …

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World For 2015

They literally do it all.<p>Many savvy travelers will tell you that all-inclusive resorts are THE way to travel -- not only because all-inclusives handle the room, food, drinks and fun for one (typically) low price, but also because they're also located in some of the most stunning places on Earth.<p>As …

Fears for country’s national dish after cabbage harvests damaged by drought and subsequent floods. Daily NK reports<p>North Korean households are facing a winter without their traditional supply of kimchi after a year in which droughts and then floods have affected vegetable harvests.<p>As the kimjang …

North Korea