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12 Books For People Who Like Learning Things But Don't Want To Work That Hard

Whether you're interested in science, sex, or politics, we've got something for you.

Books

9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

Literature

You'll Never Guess Why These Books Were Banned

As long as books have existed, there have been people trying to stop people from reading them. And though the practice is widely condemned, it is …

Books

Artist Creates Meticulously Detailed Ink Drawings of Architecture Around the World

Thailand-based Japanese artist and self-described “dream traveler” Emi Nakajima crafts intricate drawings of buildings around the world. Rendered in ink, each piece conveys Nakajima's knack for realistically reproducing an array of architectural details.<p>Nakajima's awe-inspiring works of art …

Drawing

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

Stunning Aerial Photos Showcase the Dazzling Buddhist Temples of Myanmar

Dotted with glistening gold temples, the lush landscape of Myanmar is any aerial enthusiast's dream come true. In a sky-high series of photographs taken from drones and hot air balloons, London-based architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov offers viewers a bird's-eye view of this …

Photography

How to Talk to Little Kids

There are some who receive the title of “Fun Aunt/Uncle [Name]” with every child they hang out with. And there are others who feel awkward around …

Kids

Spectacular Adventure Photography by Quin Schrock

Stunning travel landscapes by <b>Quin Schrock a.k.a. Ever Changing Horizon</b> (previously featured), talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, …

Photography

Women As Old As 78 Get Transformed Into Pin-Up Girls, And The Result Will Surprise You

Even in your twilight years, you are still entitled to feel attractive and sexy, if you wish. Chrissy Sparks, from Birmimgham, UK, is a master of …

Dollhouses

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

12 Mystery Novels for Fans of Literary Fiction

To celebrate the birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, we’re writing about all things Sherlockian/ACD today. This list of literary mystery novels is …

Books

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

A Makeup Artist Contoured Herself Into the Mona Lisa and I'm So Impressed

We can all agree that a flawless face is a work of art. But for makeup artist Yuka Mika, beauty can also be art history.<p>Mika, who goes by @heyuhong7 on Instagram, turned herself into a picture-perfect replica of the Mona Lisa using only foundation, shadow, and some Da Vinci–level inspiration. In a …

Art

10 Best Summer Reads of 2018

Page turners for the beach and beyond.<p>Whether it’s an hour before a flight or a full day by the pool, the structure of summer travel affords us precious windows for reading. Here are the books to pack this summer, recommended by the <i>Traveler</i> editors whose advance copies already have sandy spines.

Books

These Vibrant, Futuristic Mansions Are Popping Up in Bolivia

Known as the “King of Andean Architecture,” Freddy Mamani’s colorful designs are changing El Alto and inspiring other architects.<p>The air is thin in El Alto, a sprawling, dusty, cliff top conurbation of a million people, perched 13,000 feet above sea level. But that’s not the only reason the …

South America

This Summer's Hottest New Books For Every Type of Reader

This Summer is all about reading the most anticipated books from some of the literary world's most compelling voices. From captivating memoirs to dramatic thrillers, this list of diverse and highly anticipated Summer reads will keep you busy all season long.

Books

The 15 Most-Anticipated Thrillers & Mysteries Of Summer 2018, According To Goodreads

Looking for something to spice up your summer reading list? I've got a list for you. The 15 mysteries and thrillers below are getting major hype on …

Books

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

Books

The 12 Best New Nonfiction Books Coming Out In May 2018

May is here, and the year continues to deliver more amazing books than any one reader can be expected to handle. Not that we’re complaining, of …

This Artist Combines Street Art And Fine Arts

<b>Robert Proch</b> is a painter who lives and works in Poznan, Poland. His credo? Combining the aesthetics of street art and the fine arts in his dizzying …

From Melissa Broder to Allison Pataki: The Best Books of May 2018

A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience<p>Allison Pataki<p>In this compelling memoir, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Allison Pataki, shares a personal experience that shaped her life and her family’s life forever. When Allison was five months pregnant, her husband, Dave — a healthy thirty-year-old …

Books

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about your mind

We can imagine that we must have the ultimate ‘inside knowledge’ of our minds. How wrong we are.<p>The progress of science has been a succession of …

15 Mind-Blowing 3D Chalk Drawings, But You’ll Probably Get Your Fill By #3

<b>You won’t believe your eyes and, for a little while, it’s a lot of …

Drawing

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

This Is the Difference Between Normal Fighting and Verbal Abuse

A psychologist gives us six examples of verbal abuse in a relationship.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Tonic US.</i><p>As a psychologist, I often hear stories about fighting. After all, conflict is a normal part of any relationship and, during heated conversations, feelings of anger and frustration …

An Introductory Guide to Understand how ANNs Conceptualize New Ideas (using Embedding)

Introduction<p>Here’s something you don’t hear everyday – everything we perceive is just a best case probabilistic prediction by our brain, based on our …

Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …

Record Label Insults Photographer After Stealing Her Photos

Photographers commonly deal with photos being used without permission these days, but oftentimes infringements can be resolved in a friendly and …