Leah Gahagan

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How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?<p>An infinite loop of a tired anime girl, sitting in a picturesque Miyazaki bedroom, writing revisions into her notebook, or reading a newspaper with a hot cup of coffee, or simply staring out of a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Summer Reading List for Misfits

The sun is out, the shoes are off, the legs are sprawled upon the color-blocked terry cloth, and your vacation book is open. It’s not my intention to be the black spider crawling across your beach towel.<p>Every summer, seasonal reading lists hail the “fun” page-turner and use their ease to jeer at …

Books

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Books

Here Are 17 Mind-Blowing, Interesting Websites That Prove How Friggin' Amazing The Internet Is

A simulation that lets you control a human vocal tract?!

11 Stunning Things To Do In Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is an area of Italy that’s just so beautiful to see. It’s one of those spots that seems so typically Italian and feels like a proper …

Silicon Valley Wants to Cash In on Fasting

Like most of the health fads that catch on in Silicon Valley, this one broke through thanks to word-of-mouth—and a Medium post. Entrepreneur Sumaya …

Silicon Valley

4 ways to automate your life and increase work productivity

We can eke out every last drop of efficiency from our schedules, but there is only so much productivity our two hands and one brain can accomplish on …

Productivity

Environment Design: An Incredibly Powerful Productivity Tool

How to Get Maximum Focus and Creativity with Environmental Design<p>Attention to environmental cues can give you a big boost in productivity — even if …

How to Fly the Best First-Class Seats, Cheaper Than Economy

Airline industry experts have been proclaiming the death of first class for years. While some airlines have done away with it altogether, others are …

12 Asian Slow-Cooker Meals to Come Home to Dinner Served

15 Life-Changing Books, According to Real Simple Editors

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

A bottle of £6.99 Chianti from Lidl has been ranked among the best wines in the world

A £6.99 ($9.45) Chianti from grocery store Lidl has been ranked among the best wines in the world — even beating out wines costing over twice the price.<p>The Fortezza Dei Colli Chianti Classico Reserva took home one of only 14 Gold awards at this year's International Wine Challenge, the "Oscars of …

Thomas Keller, Alice Waters, and Wolfgang Puck Will Teach You to Cook

Three of America’s premier chefs are releasing in-depth online cooking courses.<p>In the middle of the 20th Century, the United States was largely …

Farm-to-table

Bukowski’s poems were mangled by editors after his death. Now you can read his originals

When Abel Debritto first started researching and writing about Charles Bukowski, he knew that the prolific underground poet, short story writer and …

As Overdose Deaths Pile Up, a Medical Examiner Quits the Morgue

CONCORD, N.H. — In the state morgue here, in the industrial maze of a hospital basement, Dr. Thomas A. Andrew was slicing through the lung of a 36-year-old woman when white foam seeped out onto the autopsy table.<p>Foam in the lungs is a sign of acute intoxication caused by an opioid. So is a swollen …

Walden Wasn’t Thoreau’s Masterpiece

In his 2-million-word journal, the transcendentalist discovered how to balance poetic wonder and scientific rigor as he explored the natural world.<p>In late 1849, two years after Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond—where he had lived for two years, two months, and two days in a cabin that he had …

Literature

Popular Fiction Writers’ Latest Books You Must Read

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Sing, Unburied, Sing</b> by Jesmyn Ward<p>"As with the best and most meaningful American fiction these days, old truths are recast here in new realities rife with both peril and promise." The terrible beauty of life along the nation's lower …

23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

8 'shower plants' that want to live in your bathroom

<b>Want to turn your bathroom into an easy oasis? Try this.</b><p>So maybe you have a wonderfully green thumb and houseplants thrive under your care. Or maybe …

The Non-Technical Guide to Launching Products & Side Projects

I can’t write a single line of code and I’ve launched 10+ products within the last two years. All of them have been experimental side projects and …

Product Management

Rewarding Disobedience: 2018

Nominations are now open for the second MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, which carries a $250,000 cash prize, no strings attached.<p>This award will go …

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

They need to be sleek and tech-enabled–and the startup Kasita realized that creating a space that small is a task better left to product designers than architects.<p>After living in a converted dumpster for the better part of a year in 2015, Jeff Wilson had an epiphany about tiny-house living: In …

The 44 Most Important Documentaries To Watch In 2017, Hands Down

This year is already shaping up to be a crazy one. Obviously the president is bonkers, but there are a number of other issues that are also of great …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then It Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off friends who are persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Michael Chabon interview: 'Memories have little relationship to the truth'

As his new "memoir" is published, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon talks to Tim Martin about fact, fiction and Donald Trump<p>In the quiet and tasteful bar of an expensive London hotel, three days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Michael Chabon is applying his enormous, Pulitzer Prize-winning …

How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

24 Hours in Bangkok: What Every Twenty-Something Should Actually Do

So much more than just a layover city, Bangkok is as busy as it is hot, a sensory overload of tooting tuk tuks and fragrant street food, with plenty …

Jet Lag