Lester Gagnon

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The Young and the Reckless

I. The Bumper<p>The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair …

Crime

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

On 'Firsts'

After I opted to remove the implants I'd gotten during my preventive double mastectomy, I faced a lot of "firsts."<p>As a society, we have a thing for …

Best Nonfiction of 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR<p>Released: Sept. 12, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 12, 2017<p>BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR<p>Released: June 13, 2017<p>Reviewed: March 21, 2017<p>Released: July 25, …

Here are the Senate Republicans who will decide the fate of the tax bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the US Senate, the tax bill could fail or succeed based off of the votes of just a handful of members. After recess this week, Senators will return from Thanksgiving and move immediately to vote on a plan that would permanently lower the corporate tax rate, temporarily lower rates across …

The disappeared: Accounts from inside China's secret prisons

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sui Muqing says he was forced to stay awake while he was interrogated for more than four days.<p>Chen Taihe describes being held in a jail cell so crowded he couldn't relieve himself.<p>And Peter Dahlin was left so traumatized by his experience, he slept with a knife next to his bed.<p>Three men, in …

China

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

This bean-shaped cuddle robot is meant to fight insomnia

The latest attempt to use technology to improve our health takes the form of a bean-shaped pillow-like robot.<p>Named Somnox, the Kickstarter gadget was …

Sleep

Here’s the real reason why your iPhone X will arrive a lot sooner than expected

In the months and weeks preceding the iPhone X launch, it was widely reported that Apple’s next-gen iPhone, due to some manufacturing issues, was …

Sophia the robot wants a baby and says family is 'really important'

<b>She's the first robot in the world to become a citizen of a country and now Sophia says she wants a baby.</b><p>A month after she made history in Saudi Arabia the humanoid robot has said family is "a really important thing".<p>Sophia isn't pre-programmed with answers, instead she uses machine learning and …

Saudi Arabia

iPhone X telephoto lens requires less than a quarter of the light of the iPhone 7 Plus

A low-light test of the telephoto lens in the iPhone X has revealed that it works in a quarter of the light needed by the iPhone 7 Plus.<p><i>Studio Neat’s</i> Dan Provost noted that the iPhone makes up its own mind when to use the telephoto lens, even when you’ve selected it in the camera app …<p>When you …

IPhone 7

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along …

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …

This Slow Cooker Brisket Practically Cooks Itself

Heat a deep sauté pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. Add the onions and cook on medium-low to medium heat, stirring …

Slow Cookers

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that's easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails …

Travel Back in Time: 8 Illuminating History Books to Read Right Now

Ron Chernow<p>Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of <i>Alexander Hamilton</i>, dazzles again with his biography of one of our most compelling generals and presidents: Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow’s evocative portrait of Grant showcases the highs and lows he experienced throughout his life, and provides …

Books to give and get this season

A book makes for a perfect gift. What’s more, it’s easy to wrap. Prices can vary widely depending on where you shop [insert a shout out to your favorite local retailer here!], so look around before you buy.<p>Look who's back!<p>“Origin” by Dan Brown. The author of “The Da Vinci Code” is back with a new …

The best smartphones you can buy right now

Smartphones get better every year, but 2017 has seen a string of particularly impressive devices. The benefits are obvious -- there's never been a better year to be in the market for a new phone -- but that also means that making a decision is harder than ever. Since we've tested all of 2017's …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Sony Pictures