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President Obama interviewed author Marilynne Robinson, and it's pretty sensational

Marilynne Robinson is a phenomenal author who has the awards to prove it. In 2005, her novel <i>Gilead</i> was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Then, …

How to get an art education without going to art school

An education in the UK currently slides between £3,000 and £9,000 per year, and with many students struggling to find work after the golden gates of uni close you'd be forgiven for thinking 'what's the point?' Enter: the Internet, a glorious wormhole of philosophical memes, endless hours wasted …

Cleopatra’s shadows: The sisters who could give “Game of Thrones'” women a run for their money

<b>(Nina Subin)</b><p>The author of a debut novel sidelines Cleopatra in favor of her sisters, powerful protagonists of their own dramas<p>Alexandra Schwartz<p>October 11, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The story of Cleopatra has been told many times over, in many different ways, though there’s a certain consistency to the …

Books

24 Online Websites Set to Replace the Traditional College Education

This generation will see the biggest shift in education in the past century. Here are 24 websites replacing your degree.

11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

Thousands of books are published every year. You enter a bookstore and you can surely get lost in all this variety. If you love to read, I bet you …

Forget Rio -- Visit These 5 Less-Crowded Cities in Central & South America Instead

<i>(Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

23 books by women writers you need to be reading right now

There are so many amazing books out there right now. Books that will make you think, books that will make you weep, books that are written with such …

With 'Stereotypes,' A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways

Kevin Sylvester says that when most people see a 6-foot-2-inch, 260-pound black man, they don't expect him to also be a classically trained violinist. A recent exchange with a woman in an elevator, when he happened to have his instrument with him in its case, drove that point home.<p>"She's like, …

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The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

19 travel destinations for 2016 — and what to read while you're there

It's never too soon to start planning your next trip.<p>It's always good to have something to look forward to, and taking one trip invariably leads us …

5 Free Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/kupicoo</i><p>Podcasts are so hot right now. From comedy to news to 20-minute segments about concrete, there are literally hundreds of podcasts to pique the interest of pretty much anyone with a pulse.<p>That said, these podcasts will not only entertain, they'll also inform, …

Deal Alert: AA to Rio de Janeiro from $562

<i>Airfare deals are typically</i> <i>only</i> <i>available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online</i> …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Let's explore: Travel around the world with these 12 books

When you read an incredible book, the author usually has a way of transporting you to another place making you feel like you're actually immersed in …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Summer Re-Run: Arab Women Writers Recommend Their Favorite Arab Women Writers

<i>In 2014, ArabLit did a very popular “Year of Reading Arab Women.” A number of readers asked for a follow-up in 2015. In January of this year, nine</i> …

Literature

5 books every professional should read this summer

It didn't have many books available but what it did, I downloaded and tried to read.<p>But it was uncomfortable and hot and my wife and kids kept going into the ocean so I went back to the hotel room to read. A year later I was divorced.<p>Reading has saved my life more than once.<p>It's taught me to rob …

Best holiday reads 2015

I have long been meaning to read the classic novel set in Ghana, <i>Search Sweet Country</i>, by Kojo Laing (McSweeney’s) and will finally do so in the next weeks. I am looking forward to Elizabeth Alexander’s <i>The Light of the World</i> (Grand Central Publishing), a beautiful memoir by a gifted poet, and <i>Loving</i> …

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These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer

For many years Latin American writers complained of living under the shadow of their predecessors: the heavyweights of magical realism like Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa or Carlos Fuentes. And Latin American authors are too often absent from suggested reading lists, despite the …

Literature

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

12 cool things you can do with Apple TV

Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.<p>But that's not all the Apple TV can do.<p>We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.

Smart TV

15 Inspiring Books Every Leader Should Not Miss

The ideas and stories we read as leaders shape us. To improve your leadership, take the time to read these important books. You will learn from the …

Self-improvement

Free Things to Do in Buenos Aires

First established by the Spanish in 1536, Buenos Aires has grown as a city and cultural center through the centuries. Known as the "Paris of Latin America," some say BA is easy to love and hard to forget. Another bonus: It's more affordable than many other world-class cities.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>The <b>Buenos</b> …

7 Books Millennials Can Read to Rise Above Our Peers

<i>‘Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.’ – Harry S. Truman</i>If you’re anything like me, reading can feel more like a chore than a …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

The best summer reads: 90 books chosen by 40 literary luminaries

What to read on your recliner this summer? While we await the biggest event publication of the year with Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>, in mid-July, …