Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can often be overwhelming, with no shortage of things to learn before you go. Where should you eat? Where should you stay? What do you tip? More so than this
After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing McCrum
These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities
Nuclear weapons may be humanity's most terrifying creations, but most people would be hard-pressed to say what, exactly, such an explosion might do to their town or city. To help the public get a handle
It's that time again, folks! After binge-reading last month's hottest books, we're updating our current reading list with the greatest titles hitting your bookstore shelves and Amazon carts this October.
This past week, the television personality and presidential candidate Donald Trump called for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States until, he said, “our country’s representatives can figure
And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version. Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York
Imagine hitting snooze on your alarm for an extra 10 minutes, taking your sweet time in the shower, and having breakfast done without lifting a finger. You can live this streamlined reality if you start
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Makes about 25 If you’re going to make your own Fig Newtons, you might as well make the jam, too. So there’s a recipe within the recipe for that here. If you’d rather use a store-bought jam, choose one
Your 20s are supposed to be a blast, but when researchers ask those approaching 30 how they're faring, an incredible 86 percent report being in the grips of some form of quarter-life crisis. Meanwhile,
TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions
Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist. This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017. Gates