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Making Babies? Yep, There's An App For That

Some women are tracking their own fertility using their smartphones. A number of fertility apps are designed to help couples conceive.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>A warning: This next story contains some explicit content. It's about smartphone apps that help people track their sexual activity. …

How to Read a Novel: The 5 Best Books of Criticism, Picked by John Freeman

John Freeman, the former editor of Granta and author of the new book How to Read a Novelist, knows his literary reviews—he has written for almost 200 …

Getting Started with Alice Munro

Today, Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature. We thought many readers might want some suggestions about how to get started with reading …

13 Past Nobel Prize In Literature Winners You Must Read

The same year she announced that she's putting down her pen, Canadian short story writer and one-time novelist Alice Munro has taken home the Nobel Prize in Literature. One giant step for her, one giant leap for proponents of quieter stories. Her writing often hones in on small characters, domestic …

25 Famous Movies That You Might Not Know Were Based On Books

You didn't think Disney created Cruella de Vil themselves, did you?<p><b>Based on:</b> <i>Alias Madame Doubtfire</i> by Anne Fine<p><b>Year published:</b> 1987<p>The 1993 film is actually a fairly close adaptation of the YA novel.<p><b>Based on:</b> <i>The Hundred and One Dalmatians</i> by Dodie Smith<p><b>Year published:</b> 1956<p>The charming children's …

Textism: Is Spelling Over?

<i>f u cn rd ths, u cn bcm a sec & gt a gd jb w hi pa.</i><p>You can tell that's not a text message. When secretaries were getting good jobs for high pay, no one was texting.<p>Those School of Speedwriting ads were everywhere in New York in the 1950s and '60s, and in New Jersey where I grew up. I didn't want to …

17 Passages From "Lord Of The Rings" Beautifully Recreated In Stained Glass

This is art fit for the halls of Rivendell. Artist Jian Guo uses digital art to mimic the artistry of old world stained glass and results speak for themselves.<p>Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,One for the …

Start and End a Conversation with Someone's Name to Memorize It

If you have trouble remembering names (like I do sometimes), a great way to help yourself remember is to start and end your first few conversations …

How to Build Positive Thinking to Improve a Bad Day

It's easy to look at people who are smiling and think they have no idea what pain is. They do -- they just choose positive thinking. Here's how to do …

Kill Fleas on Your Pets with Dish Soap

Even with proper prevention, fleas can still occasionally find a foothold in your pet's fur. If you want to kill them quickly and thoroughly, dish …

Pick Out All the Best School Supplies with This Guide

It's back to school time and that means school supply shopping. If you don't want to waste money on a junky pen or flash drive, our friends over at …

How Can Colors and Their Meanings Enhance Your Fashion IQ

Colors have meaning.<p>Have you notice that you attract more attention when you wear a certain color compared to when you’re wearing a different one? …

Keep Kids Entertained in the Back Seat with a Shoe Organizer

If you're heading out for a long road trip, it's important to keep the kids mollified in the backseat, and an over the door shoe organizer is perfect …

Soften Butter To Room Temperature in Seconds With A Warm Glass

Forgot to take the butter out of the fridge? We’ve shown you how to soften butter with a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin, but that requires some muscle …

How to Google like a boss - Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Google Search

10 Food Preservation Tips in 60 Seconds

• Keep bananas fresh longer by wrapping the stems in plastic wrap: The reason is pretty straightforward: bananas release ethylene gas, which controls …

12 Inspiring Quotes About Fear

Fear is universal: we have all experienced being held captive by our own terrors! The inspiring quotes below will help you the next time you are …

5 Ways To Feel Better Right Now

Life has a tendency to knock us down a few notches every now and then. If you are having one of those days when nothing is going right, let me share …

If You Didn't Watch These Movies Before, You'll Love To Watch Them Immediately After You Read This

Taking Time Out to Play

Infographic Lifestyle<p>Share<p>Share on Facebook Click me! Share on Twitter Click me! Copy Link<p>Launch Infographic<p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human …

Never Been Better...

I, like many of you, have heard the constant bashing of education for years. There have been times that I've felt beaten down or unappreciated. The …

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In his New Yorker article Adam Gopnik first criticizes all the other defenses of the English major and then makes his own.<p>"We cannot merely produce …

How Writing Can Make You More Positive

While there are plenty of things to be positive about in life, it can still be hard to keep your chin up every day, especially when bad things. If …

4 Traits of Effective Learners

Whether or not you’re a student who just headed back to school, everyone should strive to learn new things throughout their lives. Unfortunately, …

Wanted: The 20 Most Compassionate Teachers in the World

Ninety-two percent of teachers in the United States report having spent their own money (a combined $1.6 billion!) on school supplies in 2010. …