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Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

Riddle of the Week #10: Einstein's Riddle

Difficulty level: Hard<p>Legend has it that Einstein wrote this riddle when he was still a young man. Some claim that he would give these puzzles to students so they would be dissuaded from choosing him as an academic advisor, but as Stanford notes, "it is not likely that there is any truth to these …

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

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Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2016 – Electric Literature

The 2016 novels that every fiction lover should read<p>Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out over …

The best children's books of 2016

From polite penguins to robotic bees, here are the best tales of 2016 for young readers.<p>Picture books<p>Steve Antony is a huge hit with parents, because his books all stress the virtues of behaving well. But the engaging illustrations and zappy prose ensure that children never suspect they are being …

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

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7 Scandalous Novels That Illuminate the Golden Age of Hollywood

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf<p>Hollywood has long been the land of dreams and epic storytelling, but many stories of scandal, betrayal, and mystery remain behind the curtain. It's no wonder that novels inspired by the gossip and intrigue of Tinseltown are so exciting to read. Travel to the golden …

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10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Photographs of the Vietnam War The World Has Never Seen Before (original photography)

My father was in the Airforce and stationed in Vietnam during the war. He spent a lot of time taking photos of the locals, of whom were very kind to …

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

15 Notable National Book Award Winners

Think of them as the Oscars for books. Every November, 20 groundbreaking tomes, five finalists in each of the four categories, are shortlisted for a …

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26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

Literature

The Medical Medium's Most Healing Foods | goop

We’ve been wanting more—much more—from Medical Medium Anthony William ever since our trusted health expert, Dr. Alejandro Junger, introduced us to …

10 Smart apps to help manage your hectic life

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+12<p>Shares 22<p>Smartphones have transformed the role of communication devices in our lives. High-end processors and 4G technology of …

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Mongolian Beef Noodles Recipe

Combine ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a bowl; mix well. Divide into 2 and set aside second half for later use.<p>Marinate …

This Map Shows What the World Actually Looks Like

The version you're used to seeing completely warps the continents' sizes<p>The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional …

10 of the Most Ancient Temples in the World (and What They Look Like Now) Photos

Photo: Mark Daffey/Getty Images<p>Of the buildings that still remain today from the early years of civilization, many of the most spectacular are the ancient temples. Given the importance of religion in ancient civilizations, it's not surprising that these spiritual sites were built using the latest …

The Fall of Rome, the End of Fighting Sports

Fightland Blog<p>Clash between Byzantines and Arabs at the Battle of Lalakaon (Wikimedia Commons)<p><i>This article is the beginning of a series on Europe’s Medieval martial arts guilds, known as the “Masters of Defence.”</i><p>The Middle Ages in Europe are often described as dark times in which there was a dearth …

Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai

<b>.</b><p>Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work<br>• Saunders travelled to China as an engineer in 1860 and following a brief return to Great Britain where he studied photography, he went back to …

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100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised)

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, …

Humanities

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Determine Which Shakespeare Play You Should See First With This Flowchart

Shakespeare has been dead for over 400 years, but his plays are still being put on every day by theatre companies all over the world. If you’re not …

Short and spectacular - 23 great novels under 200 pages long

Creating memorable characters, moments and messages whilst keeping the spine width under control is no easy feat. Here is a selection of brilliant …

10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

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Rediscovering forgotten classics

<b>For avid bookworms like ourselves there are few things more exciting than accidentally stumbling across the literary equivalent of buried treasure,</b> …

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