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A senior eurozone figure says it's 'impossible' to work with Greece and it'll miss its deadline for a deal

According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany's biggest newspapers, a senior eurozone official said it was "simply impossible" to work with the Greek government.<p>According to the report, the mood in Europe's institutions is between "frustration and resignation," and the official suggests there …


The science is in: God is the answer

Research shows kids raised with spirituality are happier and healthier in the vulnerable teen years. Why aren’t we all signing up?<p>Eighteen years ago, …

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …


Markus Zusak's The Book Thief tops 101 best books list

Books that have been made into films dominate the list. All but one of the top 10 books have a silver screen companion and more than a third of the …


10 Timeless Baby Names from Classic Literature

Choosing a name for a new baby is difficult!<p>But if you’re a big reader, you have a whole library of wonderful names to consider. Here are ten names …


Reclaiming One Of Ireland's Masterpieces

Irish literature is one of the great literatures of the world. This is well-known because of our Nobel Laureates in particular, Yeats and Shaw and Beckett and Heaney, but also because James Joyce and Swift and Oscar Wilde and others strut the world in their greatness. Contemporary Irish literature …


What It's Like To Meet Your Favorite Author

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk with the writer you most admire.<p>Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist with eight books published since 1982, and he is my favorite author.<p>The idea of having a "favorite" anything is silently frowned upon the older we get, or, at least, it's less acknowledged. …

8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read

According to a study led by Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center, about 23% of 1005 participants (randomly called via landline and cell phone) had …


10 L. Ron Hubbard Stories With Fantastic Titles

As the founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard has been called “a great philosopher” by some and “a cult leader” by many others. But two …

Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”<p><i>“In a Cummings poem,”</i> Susan Cheever wrote in her spectacular biography of E. E. Cummings, <i>“the reader must often pick his way toward comprehension, which comes, when it does, in a burst of delight and recognition.”</i> Such a burst is what …

27 Books That Sparked Your Literary Awakening

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all." —Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …


Ten books to read in April


22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.


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6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …


Amazon Echo review: The smart speaker that can control your whole house - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features, integrations and use cases, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's potential.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Echo's sound quality is slightly uneven at …

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Meet the Flat White, the Coffee Drink Taking the U.S. by Storm

The Australian coffee craze is about to make it big in America<p>The latest Aussie invasion has nothing to do with beers, bands, or crocodiles. But it does have a strong connection to an Australian breakfast.<p>It's the <b>flat white</b>, the Australian answer to the latte, and it's a name you should know the …


In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / November 7, 2013<p>If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create …