Melanie Hicks

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6 Simple Moves to Eliminate Knee Pain for Good

Erin Kelly<p>Feeling weak in the knees is only a good thing when it’s over your latest Tinder date. Experiencing joint pain is an entirely different …

8 Fast Ways to Calm Down When You're Anxious AF

Alyssa Raiola<p>There are plenty of great ways to relax, from sweating it out to doing something nice for others to taking a nice, long stroll in …

Barnes & Noble Founder Retires, Leaving His Imprint On Bookstore's History

This time 50 years ago, "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas & the Papas was the No. 1 song in the U.S. <i>Valley of the Dolls</i> by Jacqueline Susann was the New York Times best-selling novel. The Vietnam War was intensifying. The Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum. Kauai King was en route to win the …

Make-Ahead, Take-Along Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with nutrients and flavor.<p>​<p>​<p>Smoked Salmon Blini<p>Rye is rich in fiber, and smoked salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>¾ cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 cup rye flour<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>½ tsp. baking powder<br>Pinch of salt<br>4 oz. cream cheese<br>1 Tbsp. honey<br>2 tsp. grated lemon …

This Writer Created an Alter-Ego to Mock Pretentious Poets

Writer Kate McLeod's alter-ego spends her days sitting at a bus stop in suburban London, reciting terrible poetry to whoever will listen.<p>At first glance, Penge is just like any other slab of suburban London. There's the usual array of chicken and charity shops on the main street, while rows of …

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

The way Jimmy Santiago Baca tells it, poetry saved his life — but he's not speaking in hyperbole. Long before the poet won an American Book Award, Baca was in prison on a drug conviction, where he was facing down a prison-yard fight with another inmate.<p>Baca sought padding however he could get …

18 Independent Bookstores Every Book Junkie Must Visit

Heaven is a place on earth.<p>And for more London bookshops, check out:<p>* 14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops In London<p>* The London Bookshop Map

Calling All YA Lovers: The BuzzFeed Books Newsletter Is For You

All the YA lit you can handle, right in your inbox.

19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

~Spring~ into reading a new book!

My Impostor Syndrome Has Impostor Syndrome

Sometimes the best self-help is accepting yourself as a fraud.<p><b>My superpower is the ability</b> to feel like a fraud about everything I do. My other superpower is the propensity to always fear bad things will happen whenever something good occurs. This is because it's scarier for me to feel good than to …

16 Fictional Characters Who Actually Portray Mental Illness Accurately

"I loved that she had thoughts that I thought only I had."<p>"It wasn't made when I was a teenager but when I watched the show it reminded me so much of myself at 16. <b>Rae is relatable because of her insecurities, her tendency to compare herself to those around her and her self-abhorrence.</b> Also I loved …

J.K. Rowling's About To Drop Some Major Knowledge About American Wizards

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Watching And Reading About White People Having Sex Is My Escape

In romance novels and porn, white people are free to fall in love and have sex without worrying about racial representation.<p><b>When I moved</b> to New York, the city was in the middle of a heat wave — a languid heat that I didn’t know to expect and was wholly unprepared for, even coming from Texas. I …

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Here's The Complete List Of David Bowie's 100 Favorite Books

From On the Road to The Life and Times of Little Richard, the late musician had a wide-ranging love of literature.<p>David Bowie (Jan. 8, 1947 — Jan. 10, 2016) was more than just an iconic singer, songwriter, and musician. Bowie, who played a large role in shaping the art world and influencing …

These Are The 2016 Books Readers Are Most Pumped For

It's going to be a good year.

The 16 Best Poetry Books Of 2015

Here are the poetry collections — from newcomers and veterans alike — that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

12 Classic Poems, Rewritten About My Depression

Do not go gentle into that good night / You have so many unresolved issues, unanswered emails, and unavoidable social interactions to worry about instead<p>Some say the world will end in fire,<p>Some say in ice.<p>From what I've tasted of desire<p>I don't really care either way<p>Can I get back into bed …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Lines In Literature About Anxiety

“Think about someone getting hit in the face with bread… that visual takes my mind off anxiety.” — Grace Helbig<p>2. "It was one of the best days of my life, a day during which I lived my life and didn't think about my life at all." —<i>Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close</i>, Jonathan Safron Foer<p>—nikig4<p>3. …

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

Robin Williams Posthumously Blocks a New Aladdin Sequel Featuring His Voice

Given how rapidly moviemaking technology is advancing these days, it’s become easier and easier for celluloid to blend the line between the life and death of a beloved actor. Think Oliver Reed in <i>Gladiator</i>, Paul Walker in <i>Furious 7,</i> or, most jarringly, Sir Laurence Olivier in <i>Sky Captain and the World</i> …

The Best Cable-Cutting Device For People Who Are Broke As Hell

A review of Google's new small and mighty media streamer.<p>The Chromecast is cheap. In fact, of all of the streaming devices out there – the Roku Streaming Stick ($50), the Amazon Fire Stick ($40), the yet-to-be-released Apple TV ($150) – it's the cheapest at $35.<p>Traveling for work? Hitting up an …

Why Jane Austen enchants us to this day

Great novels do not need a backdrop of emotional disaster – four families in a village will do the trick<p>"People love Jane Austen even though those books are absurd to us because we like the clarity of it; we can see very clearly what Elizabeth Bennet has to overcome, what she has to deal with.” So …

3 Books That Change How We View Relationships

Amidst an era where vampire series', self-help books, and murder mysteries grow abundant, more and more authors are shying away from topics dealing with family and relationships. While it is such a prevalent part of our everyday lives, take a quick stroll through your local Barnes and Nobles and …

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner completely from scratch. After all, you might feel like you don’t have time (or the …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

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Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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How the Sinaloa drug cartel digs its tunnels.<p>At 8:52 <i>P.M.</i> on July 11th, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, sat on the bed of his cell in Altiplano, Mexico’s only super-maximum-security prison. Surveillance footage appears to show a small screen glowing on a table …

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