Laura Dalia

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The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

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You can cancel subscriptions as they come, but let’s be honest - you didn't open your email client to manage subscriptions. You opened it to get work …

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Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Isaac Asimov

How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

“The alternations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart.”<p>“The state of enchantment is one of certainty,” W.H. Auden wrote in his commonplace book. “When enchanted, we neither believe nor …

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6 chilling books with troubled narrators

<i>English writer Joanne Harris recommends six works of fiction narrated by unsettling characters.</i><p><b>The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks</b> (Simon & Schuster, $15).<p>…

Earth - The secret of how life on Earth began

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>How did life begin? There can hardly be a bigger question. For much of human history, almost everyone believed some version of "the gods did it". Any other explanation was inconceivable.<p>That …

Earth - The unexpected ingredient necessary for life

From microbes to marsupials, life abounds on Earth. But even if you stripped the planet of all its inhabitants, Earth would still "live".<p>Its molten core churns, generating a magnetic field that envelops the planet. Erupting volcanoes spew gases and pave new lands with fresh lava. Earth's surface is …

Earth Science

What We Talk About When We Talk About Depression

I believe we are as sick as our secrets. I believe it, because I have seen the healing that can come when people divulge the things that they feel separate them from others.<p>Everything feels like so much effort again, nothing seems worth doing, and so it appears that depression has returned. …

10 Online Careers You Can Start Today With Basically No Money

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and …

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books include <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i> (1997), <i>Status Anxiety</i> (2004) …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Power-Packed Books to Help You Live Your Best Life Ever

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss<p>My friend told me he doesn't read.<p>What?<p>I was in disbelief. It's like saying you don't want to be healthy, so you don't exercise. Or that you don't want to impact the world, so you …

Penguin Random House

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

<b>A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field</b> <i><br>Depression.</i> …

Nostalgia in 2016, ranked: From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘Fuller House’

Our culture has been obsessed with nostalgia for a while now, but it may have hit its peak in 2016, with a slew of remakes, reboots, revivals, sequels and homages.<p>Which ones were the best? Nostalgia, at its core, is deeply personal — the reason it’s so powerful is that it reminds you of a …

Scientists fired lasers at antimatter in an experiment that probes the deepest human questions

Antimatter—the fictional power source in countless sci-fi stories—isn’t just a great source of energy; understanding it could tell us why we exist at all. That’s why a recent Nature paper outlining the results of an experiment at CERN with the antimatter version of hydrogen is so important to …

Physics

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A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change

Recent years have seen a vigorous debate over whether or not we have entered a new epoch of geologic time, the "Anthropocene," characterized by humanity as a new geologic force.<p>Much of this has centered over when this age began. Three candidates for this include: an "Early Anthropocene" many …

Earth Science

A Modern-Day Cubist Examines Warped Beauty in His Murals

Muralist deconstructs the human visage with street-wise surrealism.<p>A graffiti artist decorates the surfaces of walls with surreal portraits of human faces, broken down and emphasized in abstract shapes. Each surreal piece blends sharp lines against lively, expressive eyes staring from creamy …

Street Artist Spray-Paints Colorful Optical Illusion Murals on Buildings

Shrouded in mystery, not much is known about street artist 1010. However, one thing is for certain: he knows how to turn heads. For over a decade now, the Hamburg-based artist has wowed us with his eye-catching public art and unique, portal-inspired paper creations. Now, he continues to showcase …

Art

Film student tricked thief into lifting his phone and spied on him for weeks

Not too long ago, film student Anthony van der Meer was lunching in Amsterdam, when his iPhone suddenly disappeared. He reported the smartphone stolen, but to no avail. The thief had already disposed of the SIM card and disconnected the device from the internet. It was gone.<p>According to statistics, …

Identity Theft

Hey Lazybones: Push Yourself to ‘Read Harder’ in 2017

You’re reading, but are you truly growing? Recognizing book lovers’ instinct to take the easy road, clinging to simpler formats and pursuing existing interests, Book Riot invites us all to participate in their third annual Read Harder challenge. They’ve broken the challenge down into certain …

Entry is Free to Canada's National Parks in 2017

01 of 06<p>Banff National Park<p>Canada's first national park is arguably also its most beautiful. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, …

National Parks