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Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

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12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

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Which Books Turned You Into A Reader? 3 Authors Shared Their Answers, In Honor Of The National Book Foundation's 'Raising Readers' Program

Here's some good news, readers: The National Book Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development …

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Restoring Power to the Women of Ancient Myth

The first time I read the Circe episode in the <i>Odyssey</i>, I hated it.I was 13, sitting cross-legged on my bed. The book in my hands, Fitzgerald’s …

Literature

6 Exercises to Improve Running Form

Target your glutes, hips, and arms with these pre- and postrun moves to make running feel easy and effortless.<p>Good running form happens on the roads, of course. But there are simple exercises you can do before and after you run to improve body awareness, strength, and flexibility that will carry …

V.E. Schwab signs $1M deal with Tor Books

V.E. Schwab, the best-selling author of the Shades of Magic series (<i>A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows,</i> and <i>A Conjuring of Light</i>), has …

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Margaret Atwood: ‘I am not a prophet. Science fiction is really about now’

“It was not my fault!” says Margaret Atwood of 2017. But it was certainly her year. Now, just a few weeks into January, she is already making headlines with typically trenchant comments on the #MeToo movement. And, of course, the second season of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> returns this spring: she has read …

Literature

Behold, The Cover Of Stephen King’s THE OUTSIDER

We're hyped about the release of Stephen King's <i>The Outsider</i> (which hits stores this May), and today we're excited to be getting our very first look …

Stephen King

The Essex Serpent author Sarah Perry: ‘Kids at school found me strange. I didn’t mind’

It was Sarah Perry’s husband who told her, on a car journey through Essex, having spotted a sign to the village of Henham, about the legend of a serpent. Perry felt her scalp tighten, the better to grasp the idea and keep it safe inside her head – a feeling she has become used to when she thinks of …

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Best Books of 2017

The following are Book Riot’s Best Books of 2017.<p>Genres<p>Genres<p>Show AllComicsFictionNon-FictionScience FictionRomanceMystery/ThrillerFantasyYoung …

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Philip Pullman: ‘I use coloured pencils to show which key I’m writing in – D minor, at the moment’

The author on the importance of desk height, watching birds and Myriorama cards<p>I get to my desk (in a very small room at the top of the house) at about 10, and fiddle about with the height of the desk and the chair until I’m comfortable. I have a desk that I can raise or lower according to the …

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Just Trust Me: In Praise Of Strange Books

As a fantasy author, most people assume that fantasy is what I prefer to read. And sometimes it is ... but if you ask me about my favorite kind of books, I'm as likely to reply "magical assassins suffering existential crises" or "toxic relationships among time-travelers" as I am "science fiction …

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25 Best Fiction Books 2017

Read by the Chief Bookworm at <i>The What</i><p>For the past two years, I’ve been on the adult fiction book committee for my kids’ school Book Fair, which means …

The 10 Best Books of 2017

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Book Reviews

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

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Jeffrey Eugenides: ‘I’m not trying to compete with the outrageousness of Trump’

In 2005, before Hurricane Katrina, or the subprime mortgage crisis, or the succession of the first black president by a reality TV star braggart, Jeffrey Eugenides wrote: “One’s country was like oneself, the more you learned about it, the more there was to be ashamed about.” That sentence …

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Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They're Said

It's not just what you say that matters. It's how you say it.<p>Take the phrase, "Here's Johnny." When Ed McMahon used it to introduce Johnny Carson on <i>The Tonight Show,</i> the words were an enthusiastic greeting. But in <i>The Shining,</i> Jack Nicholson used the same two words to convey murderous intent.<p>Now …

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Hilary Mantel: why I became a historical novelist

Saint Augustine says, the dead are invisible, they are not absent. You needn’t believe in ghosts to see that’s true. We carry the genes and the culture of our ancestors, and what we think about them shapes what we think of ourselves, and how we make sense of our time and place. Are these good …

Literature

Top 10 twists in fiction

The word “twist” exerts a strange power over crime fiction addicts like me. Publishers know this all too well, which is why the promise of a twist is often used to advertise books that don’t have twists at all. “You’ll never see the breathtaking twist coming!” screams the press release. Well, no, …

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In 'The Stone Sky,' Some Worlds Need To Burn

Amal El-Mohtar <i>is the Hugo Award-winning author of</i> The Honey Month <i>and the editor of</i>Goblin Fruit<i>, an online poetry magazine.</i><p>Concluding a trilogy is a tricky business — not least when its first two installments have been justly honored with the highest awards in genre fiction. N. K. Jemisin's <i>The</i> …

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The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

'Every Heart' Is A Doorway To Winning Fantasy

Seanan McGuire's award-winning novels and short stories have been testing the parameters of genre fiction for years now, but always with a deep love of horror and fantasy. That hasn't changed in her new novella, <i>Every Heart a Doorway</i>. Rather, she's doubled down — and in half the number of pages. …

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Hugo awards 2017: NK Jemisin wins best novel for second year in a row

A year after NK Jemisin became the first black person to win the Hugo award for best novel, the African American author has landed the prestigious science fiction prize for the second year running.<p>Jemisin was announced as the winner of the best novel Hugo at Worldcon in Helsinki on Friday. She took …

Science Fiction

Who’s Afraid of Claire Messud?

The woman had a nervous breakdown in her 20s, and after that she never married. Her father had been in the French Navy, and her childhood was spent in motion: Beirut, Salonika, Algiers. Her brother went to America on a Fulbright, got a degree from Harvard and another in Geneva and traveled the …

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Stephen King has spent half a century scaring us, but his legacy is so much more than horror

It’s a big year for King adaptations, but the movies only tell part of the story.<p>It’s nearly impossible to overstate how influential Stephen King is. For the past four decades, no single writer has dominated the landscape of genre writing like him. To date, he is the only author in history to have …

Up lit: the new book trend with kindness at its core

A bruising year dominated by political and economic uncertainty, terrorism and tragedy has, publishers say, kickstarted a new trend they have have branded “up lit”. In contrast with the “grip lit” thrillers that were the market leaders until recently, more and more bookbuyers are seeking out novels …

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How the Handmaid's Tale became the haunting TV hit that drove us to breaking point

When casting an eye back over the summer of 2017, one image will abide. Not Theresa May’s pink holiday dress or even the bronzed limbs of the <i>Love Island</i> winners; but, instead, blinkered white bonnets and rich, red cloaks.<p>For many of us, the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopia,</i> …

Love Island

The ages you're the smartest at everything throughout your life

If you think you've already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others' emotions or do basic arithmetic, don't arrive …

Octavia Butler’s Prescient Vision of a Zealot Elected to “Make America Great Again”

Octavia Butler’s tenth novel, “Parable of the Sower,” which was published in 1993, opens in Los Angeles in 2024. Global warming has brought drought and rising seawater. The middle class and working poor live in gated neighborhoods, where they fend off the homeless with guns and walls. Fresh water …

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