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10 Tips for Bidding on Priceline Hotels

Pick a Conveniently-Located Hotel<p>Although some people just look for the cheapest hotel fare and look at location logistics later, this isn't the …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2018

<i>For years, the #longreads hashtag on Twitter has been filled with great story recommendations from people around the world. Pravesh Bhardwaj is a</i> …

Books

The 25 Best iPhone Apps To Download Now

These are our must-have iPhone apps<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, organisation, messaging, photo editing, reading, social networks, keyboards, stargazing, and payment …

Steven Pinker recommends books to make you an optimist

There’s hope for the environment, human progress is dazzling – and the world, according to PG Wodehouse, is beautiful<p>The big prizes go to books on war, terror, cancer and extinction, feeding our morbid curiosity about the gruesome ways in which things can go wrong. But there is an underappreciated …

Books

These Podcasts Will Get You In Touch With Your Spiritual Side

As much as we're intrigued by true crime, listening to a podcast doesn't have to mean streaming the gruesome details of a notorious murder directly …

12 things you need to survive a long day of travel

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Whether you’re …

Shopping

The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best math websites. And wow, did you all come through! We’ve …

Education Technology

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

25 inexpensive ways to keep your kids busy when they’re bored

To be a parent means to be always prepared. Yes, just like Boy Scouts. It helps to also be quick-witted and innovative, of course.<p>If you can keep …

Your 2018 Age-to-Age Guide to What Your Kid Should Read Next

The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!<p><b>For Kids Who Liked:</b> <i>Look Look!</i> by Peter</b> …

10 Weightlifting Exercises for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Strengthen and tone your arms and shoulders with stunt woman and personal trainer Andrea Kinsky.<p>Get the toned arms you’ve always wanted with this …

Healthy vegetarian comfort food recipes

Whether it's a scoop of something bubbling and cheesy, a super-indulgent burger with all the trimmings or a bowlful of spicy curry, you deserve …

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Some products are so unique, so brilliant, or solve a problem <i>so</i> skillfully that all the hype surrounding them is actually well-deserved. When this …

How to Decide Where to Donate Your Money After Disasters

First, there was Hurricane Harvey. Then came Irma, Jose and Maria. In between, there were floods, earthquakes and wildfires, too.<p>In the span of about one month, a large area of the world was hammered by natural disasters, leaving behind death and devastation. The rubble is being cleared, millions …

How To Talk To Your Kids About White Privilege

“What side of history will you stand on?” That is the powerful question Jardana Peacock’s teachers asked her as early as grade school, when she began …

Justice

15 Italian Cooking Secrets That Will Change Your Life

The beauty of learning how to cook Italian food the right way is that you don't have to go to a restaurant every time the craving strikes. From making the perfect pasta to having the essential pantry staples on hand, there are a few secrets Italian cooks always have up their sleeves that come in …

50+ Delicious Recipes That Effortlessly Cut Carbs

If you're looking to shed pounds, cutting back on carbs can be an effective part of your weight-loss strategy. Most low-carb plans recommend eating between 50 and 150 grams of carbs per day, and all the following breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes fall between one and 20 grams of carbs per …

18 Dinner Recipes That Require No Planning Ahead

It's the afternoon and I haven't planned dinner for tonight (or tomorrow, or the night after). That means I want to pick up groceries (a minimal amount!) on my way home and make a meal that does not require I had any sort of plan in mind. I don't want to have to wait for a sauce to reduce; I don't …

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

Self-improvement

Interior Designers Share Their Go-to Websites for Home Shopping Photos

When it comes to online shopping, designers really are just like us. While trips to the showroom and factory visits will never truly fall by the wayside for professionals, the surge in popularity (and quality) of home and interiors websites means they'll happily browse the web for themselves and …

The 20 Best Home Design and Decorating Apps

Discover the best home design apps to make your decorating, shopping, and renovation to-do lists simpler—and a lot more fun<p>In today's world, it seems as though there truly is an app for everything, and home design is no exception. Looking for the perfect vintage chair? Want to envision what a new …

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Learning

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Learning

The 21 hottest women-founded startups to watch in 2017

There has never been a better time to be a woman in the startup world.<p>There's no denying we have a long way to go. After all, venture capital firms are made up of mostly men, and some continue to suggest that women aren't cut out for the tech world at all. And way more VC money is offered to male …

Startups

From a Madagascar private island to the latest Maldives hideaways, the best luxury beach holidays to take in 2017

As a tumultuous and tiring year draws to a close, a winter spent under grey, sodden skies may seem unendurable. Thankfully a host of exceptional new beach resorts have just opened up, and those who are drawn to the sun have plenty to look forward to in 2017.<p><b>The Opulent Atolls: The Maldives</b><br>There are …

History: Ancient Rome for Kids

Nature Company Discoveries library: Ancient Rome by Judith Simpson. 1997.<p>Exploring the culture, people & ideas of this powerful empire by Avery Hart …

Ancient History

Books to buy for your smart friend

Fill their holiday season with reading material.<p>Need a last-minute gift for your favorite smartypants? These science and sci-fi books should do the trick.

Books

16 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy

When we first posted this list of feminist kids’ books in December last year, my niece was only 14 weeks old. Now she’s one, and she’s walking, …