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6 Mind-Bending Tests That Will Challenge & Trick Your Brain

Here's a challenge for you, make it through the length of this article without being fooled and we'll give you a gold star and a round of applause. …

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

<b>Maria Tatar (Sanford Kreisberg)</b><p>The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there<p>Laura Miller<p>February 21, 2015 11:30pm (UTC)<p>In 2012, readers around the world were intrigued to learn that a researcher in northern Bavaria had discovered …

London's Famous Bench Dedications

Other famous dedications<p>In a city the size of London, we suspect there are dozens of further places where you can park your posterior on a celebrity …

Fast, cheap and out of control: How hyper-consumerism drives us mad

<b>(Reuters/Jim Young)</b><p>Hyper-fast, hyper-modern markets demand more, new, now. But all this choice is inefficient and damaging<p>Mark C. Taylor<p>November 2, 2014 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left”<p>Market capitalism has long been associated not only with …

50 Cultural Icons on Their Favorite Books

Everybody loves a good book. Yes, everybody — even the rich, famous and culturally relevant. And since there’s nothing better than a book …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Nadine Gordimer

Den sydafrikanska författaren och nobelpristagaren Nadine Gordimer har avlidit efter en tids sjukdom Klicka dig igenom SvD Kulturs svep för att läsa …

Best Tumblrs for Bookish Types

One of the best things about the internet – apart from the ability to quickly look up “What year did Marty McFly visit in Back to the Future” and …

Stay Cool With a DIY Green Tea Body Spray

Do you love green tea? It’s so good for you, but I just can’t seem to make myself drink it. Unless we’re talking Panera’s iced green tea. That I …

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Laurie Penny on Facebook's manipulation: It can manipulate your mood. It can affect whether you vote. When do we start to worry?

The social network admits manipulating its users’ emotions through the content it put in their newsfeeds. Think that’s creepy? A couple of years ago, …

The Top 10 Greatest Moments From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

Arya Teams Up With the Hound (Episode One: ‘Two Swords’)<p>In the midst of a brawl with Lannister thugs, Sandor "The Hound" Clegane got an unlikely …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in May

<b>Adam by Ariel Schrag</b><p>I love stumbling upon books that are unlike anything else I’ve ever read, and Adam by Ariel Schrag is absolutely one of those. …

5 Books to Watch for in June

Stephen King’s new novel, <i>Mr. Mercedes</i>, comes out this month, as does Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir, <i>Hard Choices</i>. But this is called ‘Five to Watch …

A Brief History of the Disposable Coffee Cup

From its origins in the Spanish Flu era to the high-tech, highly engineered products of today, it's a history of the disposable coffee cup<p>It's what you walk away with after the first financial transaction you make every day. It's the bane of clumsy interns in offices from Seattle to Key West. And …

Maya Angelou: six key works

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)<p>The first of her seven books of autobiography has been an inspirational bestseller. It covers the years from three to 16, beginning when her parents send her and her brother away to live with their grandparents. The young Maya endures racism, poverty and rape …

10 Highbrow Books to Read on the Beach (and What Each Says About You)

Did you know you could easily change the lyrics to Martha and the Vandellas “Dancing in the Streets” so the song goes, “Summer’s here and the time is …

Want to Write a Book? Go to Iceland

The land of active volcanoes, volatile weather, and dramatic landscapes has been a hub of creativity and culture for centuries. And its the perfect …

10 Ideal Book Characters Who Should Exist in Real Life

In literature, authors have created projections of their ideal person. Their characters are symbolic for how humanity should act despite any problems they are combating. Below are 10 ideal fictional book characters who should exist within our world, as they truly battle their demons with humility …

BookExpo America 2014: Books, Events and Authors to Watch for

BookExpo America commences in one week (May 29-May 31), and with hundreds of authors, events and signings, it's a busy and confusing place to be.<p>I talked with a few publishers who helped me narrow down what young adult book fans should do, see and read at BEA this year.<p><b>What top two YA books will</b> …

10 Snug and Stylish Ways to Cozy Up With a Good Book

We don’t need an excuse to cozy up with a good book and get lost for a while. After spotting a set of fun and comfy pillows inspired by literary …

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Gruff Rhys' American Interior: a story told across film, music, book and app

American Interior is the latest solo album by Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals, but it's much more than that. It's a documentary film, a book and an app for iOS and Android devices.<p>None of these things are promotional: instead, each of them tells – in a different, ideal for their medium way – …

How big-hearted babies turn into selfish monsters

If you've been planning a shopping trip with the kids for bank holiday Monday, you might not want to read any further, because teaching your children consumerism is helping to turn them into selfish, immoral creatures without a streak of empathy, according to a new study. You may be making them …

Has cycling finally become a natural part of British city life?

To cycle in London, where I live, is to test the ability of the brain to process multiple and dynamic sources of information. It requires continuous assessments of risk and calculations of intersecting vectors. You have to assess the likelihood that a bus or truck might turn left across your path, …

Reach new heights with trapeze lessons in Regent’s Park this summer – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:15 pm, May 3, 2014 in Fun London, Outdoor London<p>Gorilla Circus is swinging its way back to Regent’s Park with its Flying Trapeze School …

Honey-Hazelnut Financiers

Makes 8 to 12 financiers<p>Substitute whole almonds for the hazelnuts in these brown-buttery cakes, or use a combination of both.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>10 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more, room temperature, for pans<p>1¼ cups skin-on hazelnuts, divided<p>½ cup all-purpose flour<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 …

This Concept Hotel Looks Like A Giant Game Of Jenga

If we told you that we were planning on creating a hotel built from shipping containers, you probably wouldn't be too impressed or excited.<p>But in the …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in April

<b>Black Lake</b> <b>by Johanna Lane</b><p>A modern family living in the husband’s familial crumbling and ancient Irish estate run out of money and open the house to …

HowTheLightGetsIn 2014: philosophy, music and thought for all

Sarah Lee/Guardian<p>Customs of excise … Labour MP Diane Abbott will be among those debating the rights and wrongs of tax. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2014/4/22/1398171048093/Diane-Abbott-009.jpg<p>460<p>Murdo Macleod/Murdo …