Liz Pollock

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The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

Literature

GOP leaders make last-minute push for unity on taxes ahead of critical vote

House Republican leaders made a frantic attempt Wednesday to keep their aggressive tax overhaul effort on schedule, working to win over members who have balked at a proposal to ditch a key income tax deduction.<p>The House is scheduled to cast a critical budget vote Thursday which would set out key …

Republicans

Michael Jackson paid £134 million in payoffs to stop up to 20 sex abuse victims speaking out, say lawyers

Lawyers are alleging that Michael Jackson paid $200 million [£134 million] in hush money to keep as many as 20 victims quiet - and that he held a …

Corruption

8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research

Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work:<p><b>1) Thank Someone</b><p>First thing in the …

Happiness

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

Breakfast

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

Creativity

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

Anne Lamott on Grief, Grace, and Gratitude

<i>“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be,”</i> Joan Didion wrote in her magnificent meditation on the subject. But oftentimes, grief doesn’t exactly <i>come</i> — not with the single-mindedness and unity of action the word implies. Rather, it creeps up — through the backdoor of the psyche, …

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity

<i>“One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless,”</i> Van Gogh wrote in one of his many letters expounding his mental anguish. And yet the very melancholy that afflicted him was also the impetus for the creative restlessness that sparked his …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …