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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

The Week in Pictures: August 22, 2015

Lens<p>From refugees overwhelming Greece and Macedonia to an underwater Putin, the most compelling images from the past seven days.<p>08.22.15 12:01 AM …

Macedonia

5 Signs Your Marriage Isn't Making You Happy

Women have a tendency to stay in relationships too long. Even when we know we're unhappy we override that gut feeling in the service of commitment, compassion, loyalty, patience and many other feminine qualities that serve us well the majority of the time.<p>While intuition is one of our greatest …

Rosie O'Donnell Responds to Question About Daughter's Disappearance: 'No Mom Is Perfect'

Just one day after her teen daughter Chelsea was found in the home of an alleged heroin addict, Rosie O’Donnell responded to a commenter on Twitter …

Christian Louboutin Wanted to Create Lipsticks So Pretty They're "Begging to Be Stolen"

Leave it to Christian Louboutin to leave his mark on an entire industry. First, he did it with shoes (hello, red soles!). Then, last year, it was …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

24 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired By Mental Illness

Body art as recovery.

Mental Health

Did Isaac Newton predict major turn in Bible prophecy?

The Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.<p>As world events appear to be spinning out of control, there is something else …

Hundreds gather to remember slain Vermont social worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — About 300 people packed into Barre's Old Labor Hall Sunday to pay tribute to a Vermont social worker who was gunned down by a woman …

7 facts you need to know about female genital mutilation

It's the "cutting season" — and that's just as terrifying as it sounds.<p>The practice of female genital mutilation, also known as female genital …

Gender

7 Rules For Raising Self-Reliant Children

Jessica Lahey’s highly-anticipated new book, <i>The Gift Of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,</i> looks at the unique challenges of child-rearing in current times. Lahey, who is best known for her writing at <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>The New York Times,</i> is both a parent and …

Parenting

French students ‘tried to dissolve body of murder victim in acid’

French students ‘inspired by Breaking Bad’ are accused of murdering a fellow-student over a drugs debt and attempting to dissolve her body in acid<p>Three French students were charged at the weekend over the murder of a fellow student after an attempt to dissolve her body in acid inspired by the TV …

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

8 books that America's most prestigious private schools love to assign for summer reading

The works spanned centuries, genres, and continents, to appeal to a wide array of students' personal reading tastes.<p>However, of the hundreds of books we pored through, eight works kept showing up on multiple schools' lists.

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

10 Style Risks to Take in 2015

The best and boldest trends to try this year.<p>With a new year come the requisite reflections and resolutions: lose weight, break a bad habit, finish that half-done DIY project you started as part of last year's resolution, and of course, refresh your fashionable life. We're setting all sorts of …

Clothing

Here are the fascinating never-before-seen photos of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush on 9/11

The photos — taken by the Vice Presidential photographer and released this week by the National Archives— were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by documentary filmmaker Colette Neirouz Hanna.<p>The images show intimate photos of administration higher-ups like Vice …

Associated Press News

Don't travel anywhere without these 10 apps

What do US Airways, Hertz and Southwest have in common? They have the worst smartphone apps for travelers, according to a new study.<p>US Airways scored …

4 killer Amazon deals every iPhone and Android phone user needs to check out

Call it part of the burden of smartphone ownership: you simply can’t do without certain accessories. Paying $400, $500 or even $600+ for a smartphone …

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size …

Bad Blood Part Two? Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj Have Heated Twitter Exchange Over MTV VMA Nod

Some inspiration for “Bad Blood” – Part Two?<p>Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj found themselves in a heated Twitter exchange after the “Anaconda” rapper …

My life has not been the same since I started using this amazing meditation app

It has a lot to say.<p>I need to work harder, I need to do laundry tonight, I need to be more polite, I can't forget to bring my lunch to work tomorrow, when does the next 'Avengers' movie come out? Remember to say hi to the doorman next time you're being rude, what do my coworkers think of me? I hope …

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So They May Have Finally Solved the Loch Ness Monster Mystery

And it's really, really anti-climactic.<p>Sometimes you've got to call a spade a spade. Or a catfish. Which is exactly what Steve Feltham, 52, who devoted his life to finding the Loch Ness monster, has decided to do, <i>Time</i> reports.<p>Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house, and job to search for the …

40 Tiny Web-Based Tools & Apps for Working With CSS

We have accumulated a super-useful collection of our favorite little web-based apps and tools for when you’re working with CSS. All of the tools have …

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