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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

10 Roman Forts from Britannia - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

In the Roman Empire, the Latin word castrum was a building or area of land used as a fortified military camp. A castrum could be applied to various …

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>How did the Romans communicate with the many and various cultures they occupied?<p><i>Stuart Hammal, Portsmouth</i>

Communicate

Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction – and instead talk of ‘stories’. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy telling tales?<p>There’s a mighty canyon that runs down the middle of the world of the word, carving through …

Literature

Brian Greene yes but string theory no

Saturday 19th March will see me standing on stage at Melbourne Park chatting to one of the most famous figures in physics and string theory, …

This Photo Of A Newborn In A Squalid Camp Shows The Human Cost Of Europe's Shut Borders

The haunting image that was shot in a Greek refugee camp has sparked outcry on social media.<p>ATHENS, Greece -- A haunting image of a newborn baby taken on the Greek-Macedonian border last week has been slammed by social media users around the world as a tragic example of the consequences of Europe’s …

Gastronomy Of Genius: History's Great Minds And The Foods That Fueled Them

Genius and food have a lot in common. Both nurture, inspire and occasionally intimidate. Some appeal to almost everyone instantly. Others are acquired tastes. So perhaps it's not surprising that, scanning history's greatest minds, we find many were inspired by certain food or drink, repulsed by …

Albert Einstein

The Story Behind Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘The Second Sex,’ the Most Influential Work of Existentialism

With characteristic erudition, accessibility, intellectual seriousness, and good humor, Sarah Bakewell’s robust new history of existentialism, <i>At the</i> …

It’s the Mormons and the Kochs: The secret roots of white, male Bundy rage

The goals of the Bundys and the Koch brothers coincide — it’s all about acquiring public lands and exploiting them<p>For rationalists, 2016 has gotten off to a rough start.<p>This time, Americans have their own religious folk to blame. The mundane origins of the religion in question should provoke …

How do atheists celebrate Christmas?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hemant Mehta loves the Christmas season.<p>He loves getting together with family and friends. He loves giving gifts. He loves the upbeat spirit and the crowds shopping on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. He even has a tree.<p>There's just one catch: Mehta is an atheist.<p>But that's no reason not to enjoy …

Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time by photographer Beth Moon - Telegraph

Queen Elizabeth II

Our 51 most commonly misused words and phrases

In the English language, there is no definitive body governing the rules, so grammar can be up to interpretation.<p>This isn't true in languages such as …

Language

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Bants, Beer O’Clock And Manspreading Added To Oxford Dictionary

You can now say ‘top bants’ knowing that it’s not just lingo but officially recognised as language after it was one of a list of words and phrases …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

“Our system of justice is incredibly arbitrary”: How one politician’s year in prison made him a champion for reform

The criminal justice system wastes an unquantifiable amount of talent, former state Sen. Jeff Smith tells Salon<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 1, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the national conversation about criminal justice reform has progressed, a much wider variety of perspectives and voices has been introduced …

Why Creative Geniuses Are Often Neurotic

Sir Isaac Newton formulated the laws of gravity, built telescopes and delved into mathematical theories. He was also prone to bouts of depression and …

‘The Senator Be Embezzling’

From rotten meat to startup porn sites to a solicitous Snickers bar, what I saw inside the prison-industrial complex—and what it taught me about our criminal justice crisis.<p>The first correctional officer I saw had two teeth. I came in with a young black guy who mumbled and a 40-ish Chinese man who …

Saying Goodbye to a Secret Bookstore

I suppose it’s O.K. to give away the address now. The books are gone, packed up in dozens of cardboard boxes and hauled away. When you ring the buzzer for apartment No. 7, nothing happens any longer, and won’t, probably, until someone else moves in. The old feeling you’d get, that you had sprung a …

Medieval Medical Experiments

There is a myth that medical science did not progress during the Middle Ages. Maybe it was because the early Middle Ages were sometimes called the …

15 Lovely Quotes From The Nobel Prize Winner Poet Pablo Neruda

Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto was a Chilean politician, as well as a fantastic poet. He even got the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Still …

Masterfully Crafted Sand Sculptures at the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Last weekend, Boston's Revere Beach (established in 1895 as the first public beach in the US) was transformed into an open-air art gallery thanks to the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, the annual festival has attracted hundreds of …

The enduring truth of Kafka’s Metamorphosis

The reason why the Metamorphosis story resonates strongly today (How we caught the bug, Review, 18 July) is that it deals with mankind’s inbuilt prejudice against the “other”. People who do not conform to the popular and familiar norm are often vilified as some kind of repulsive animal: “vermin”, …

Literature

Philosophy via Facebook? Why not?

Academic philosophers tend to have a narrow view of what is valuable philosophical work. Hiring, tenure, promotion and prestige depend mainly on one's ability to produce journal articles in a particular theoretical, abstract style, mostly in reaction to a small group of canonical and 20th century …

Friedrich Nietzsche Bio and Philosophical Style | The Art of Manliness

<i>“What does not kill me makes me stronger.”</i><p><i>“Eternal recurrence.”</i><p><i>“</i><i>Übermensch.”</i><p><i>“God is dead.”</i><p>Even if you don’t know much about philosophy, you’ve likely …

History's great thinkers tell you how to get happy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bring us down.<p>Even if "getting happy" is something we actively pursue as a goal, it can be a struggle to find happiness and hold onto it. Those unhappy …

Paul Krugman: Conservative’s worst fears about Obamacare succeeding have been fully realized

<b>Paul Krugman, Barack Obama (Reuters/Tim Shaffer/Jim Bourg/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The ACA “reminds voters that sometimes government action can improve ordinary Americans’ lives”<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 26, 2015 11:48am (UTC)<p>On Friday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman celebrated the Supreme …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Maher Tells Bernie Sanders: Your Campaign Must Be Working ‘You’ve Got Hillary Talking Like Elizabeth Warren’

Friday night Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) got the rock star treatment from Real Time host Bill Maher who praised the darkhorse candidate’s campaign for …

Middle-class

The Beautiful Network of Ancient Roman Roads

<i>A Roman Milestone from the Via Romana XVIII, which connected Bracara Augusta to Asturica Augusta. (Photo: Júlio Reis/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0)</i><p>In …