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25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Literature

13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Getting ready to go back to school? Looking to start a book club? Here are 13 timeless books to read this fall.<p>Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. …

To Protest Guns on Campus, Students in Texas Are Carrying Big, Fake Penises to Class

"If you're packing heat, we're packing meat."<p>On the first day of the fall semester at the University of Texas at Austin, the West Mall — a large, statue-lined pathway that serves as the campus’s designated rally and protest space — is filled with booths of students promoting campus clubs of all …

Resurrecting Extinct Animals Won't Be as Fun as You Hoped

Less Jurassic Park, more fully integrated ecosystems.<p>The movies may have filled your mind with visions of wooly mammoths and velociraptors walking the Earth once more, but de-extinction—that is, bringing extinct species back to life—is probably going to be a lot more boring than that. Now that the …

Successful power couples that stay together have 8 things in common

From Google cofounder Sergey Brin's split from 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki to SpaceX founder Elon Musk's second divorce from actress Talulah Riley, the separation of several high-powered couples could signal that extreme career success comes at the expense of relationship success.<p>But relationship …

Parenting Styles: 4 Different Styles & Its Effects on Children

Becoming a parent takes a lot of hard work. Raising children can be challenging, especially when it comes to disciplining them. Research show that …

12 Quick and Super Easy DIY Tutorials You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

Pinterest makes everything look pretty and easy, but there's no end to DIY fails on the Internet. Of course, some of the prettiest things on the …

This Is the Most Popular Macaroni 'n' Cheese Recipe on Pinterest

And honestly, it might surprise you.<p>There's a holiday for just about everything these days, and while you don't always have time to celebrate them all, this one definitely demands acknowledgment. July 14 is National Macaroni and Cheese Day, and there is literally no better way to commemorate it …

This Type of Parenting Can Cause Depression in Children

New research reveals that pushy parents are putting youngsters at risk of developing depression.<p>As a parent, finding the right balance between …

National University of Singapore

7 Foods That Will Give You Energy

An important role in your daily energy levels plays the types and also the amount of food you eat. You are what you eat, yeah that is maybe the …

Top 10 picture books with self-help messages

The world can be a stressful and complex place. Here are 10 picture books that may help to make sense of it for young children - and perhaps their parents too<p>I believe that you can find the solution to any problem if you look hard enough and sometimes, those solutions can be found in a really great …

Top 10

Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

New Music: Kodak Black feat. Gucci Mane – 'Vibin In This Bih'

Fresh out the feds, Gucci Mane is on a recording spree. After releasing a solo joint—“First Day Out Tha Feds”—and joining Drake on “Back on Road,” …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tupac’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up’: The Most Savage Diss Track Ever Turns 20

On June 4, 1996, the rapper released his fiery anthem aimed at Biggie, Diddy, Lil Kim, and East Coast rap as a whole. And hip-hop was never the …

A 24-Hour Clock Designed to Change the Way You See Your Day

Scott Thrift, an award-winning media artist and horologist, just launched his second clock design following his successful Kickstarter campaign back …

Watches

What’s Inside An Introvert’s Head (6 Pics)

Some of you may have seen a post we did recently about the various differences between introverts and extroverts. Well now we’re back to show you …

The Complete History of Katy Perry & Taylor Swift's Complicated Friendship

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are two of the biggest pop stars (and, equally important, cat lovers) in the world, which means a lot of people have a …

The Relationship-Sabotaging Attitude To Ditch If You Want Lasting Love

Do you think you’d be happy if only something in your life changed?<p>Do you think your relationships, work, and health would be better if only a …

This Easy Eyeshadow Trick Takes Your Cut-Crease Game to the Next Level

When it comes to getting glammed up for GNO, new beauty styles are always on your radar. From the color-block makeup trend to the colored mascara look, giving your beauty routine some extra pizzazz is always a good idea. Case in point: these Instababes who are bending the rules of the …

13 Songs to Help You Cope With Taylor Swift + Calvin Harris’ Break-Up

Hello world, are you still breathing? Is your heart still beating? Today marked a very somber moment in history. Hearts broke around the world as Taylor Swift + Calvin Harris’ 15-month relationship came to a quiet end. What happened to #SwanGoals? Who will take custody of the olive tree? To help …

How Every Sign in the Zodiac Finds Love

Even if you don't completely believe in astrology, it's hard to ignore that you undoubtedly exhibit some of the characteristics of your astrological sign. These traits — feisty Aries or practical Virgo — also probably extend to your love life and dating style. Once you've scrolled down to read how …

Relationships

9 Books That Let You Travel Abroad (Without Leaving Home)

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Fashion Trends: What To Wear This Summer

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)–</b> The temperatures are finally heating things up and you don’t want to miss out on the summer essentials trending this …

How can I make my savings last?

Withdraw no more than 4% to 5% from savings the first year of retirement; adjust for inflation every year.<p>When it comes to saving for retirement, you …

Retirement

Pictures of Kim Kardashian West Wearing Bike Shorts, a '90s Style Staple

Kim Kardashian has ushered in a fair amount of fashion trends in the past decade or so. Hello, bodysuits, robe-coats, lace-up tops...we could go on. But her latest retro fashion moment has us wondering if she spends Saint's nap time watching <i>Saved by the Bell</i> reruns on TBS (no judgment here, sounds …

The women that kill, abuse and torture

We have struggled to comprehend the origins of female violence, painting female serial killers as reluctant sidekicks or psychotic femmes fatales. That needs to change.<p>It’s the visit that we all hope we’ll never experience. The police arrive at your home to tell you that a family member has been …

2016 Half Down... The Best Albums Of The Half Year

What’s happening folks?! It’s been a pretty nuts couple of weeks in Hip Hop. From the tragic shooting in NY at the T.I. concert to the phenomenal …

How Yoga Made Me Respect The Hell Out Of My Body

I can remember my 10-year-old self looking into a full-length mirror and thinking I was "bigger than the other girls." I wasn't. Yet an unhealthy …