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The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

Everyone needs a one-night stand kit for the 'Dating Apocalypse'

The walk of shame or walk of fame?<p>Whatever the case may be, one-night stands aren't skyrocketing, no matter what <i>Vanity Fair</i>'s article on the "Dating …

The Only Piece of Dating Advice You Need

Berger told Miranda the reason her recent date hasn't called is that "he's just not that into you." Jack Berger and Miranda Hobbs are not my actual friends, but I did spend 30 minutes with them on July 13, 2003, when this phrase was uttered. <i>This</i> phrase that would spawn a subsequent book and movie …

The Psychology of Ghosting: Why People Do It and a Better Way to Break Up

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>Chances are you've been "ghosted" before. "Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we're not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date, …

Is on-demand dating a Tinder killer?

It’s hard to imagine anyone looking at the frighteningly simple swipe-left functionality of Tinder and saying, “It’s just too complicated.”<p>But think …

Understanding the New Kindle Unlimited Pricing Model with Pat Haggerty

<i>Are you a writer wondering about the joining the Kindle Unlimited Program? Well, here’s Pat Haggerty to tell us what the new pricing model means to</i> …

One of the year's best kitchen gadgets is a professional oven the size of a microwave

Our smartphones and TVs don't just do one thing, so why should our kitchen appliances? Released earlier this year, a new Samsung oven is deliciously versatile — and it radically reduces cook time, too.<p>As part of this year's International Design Excellence Awards, top honors were bestowed on …

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation<p>If you hand me the original paperback edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow I can, quickly and without too much scrabbling, find …

Writing