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ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

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Tom Hanks’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i></i><i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

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31 Book Passages That Made Us Cry In 2017

"We are a feather falling from the wing of a bird."<p>—John Green, <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i><p>—Elizabeth Strout, <i>Anything Is Possible</i><p>—Patricia Lockwood, <i>Priestdaddy</i><p>—Jesmyn Ward, <i>Sing, Unburied, Sing</i><p>—Angie Thomas, <i>The Hate U Give</i><p>—Mohsin Hamid, <i>Exit West</i><p>—Kamila Shamsie, <i>Home Fire</i><p>—Naomi Alderman, <i>The Power</i><p>—Victor …

These Are the Best Books of 2017

Plus recommendations from the year's best authors.<p>White Tears<p>Hari Kunzru | Fiction<p><b>White Tears? That is a provocative title.</b><p>As the saying goes, all tears matter.<p><b>So what kind of tears are we talking here? Tears of joy?</b><p>It's a phenomenal book that changes shape. The first section will make you cry from …

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

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32 Publishers that Pay $250+ for Short Stories

The following is a huge list of publishers that pay for short stories. Included is a wide variety of genres and publications. Whether you want to …

One of America’s finest essayists turns her gaze on literary fiction

Cynthia Ozick doesn’t write sentences so much as she unleashes fireworks of prose into existence. Her writing—especially her nonfiction work, of …

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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16 movies that changed our lives

A great movie has images that stick in your mind long after you've seen them. They have unforgettable characters and tell moving stories. And they can even change your life.<p>We asked the staff at INSIDER, Business Insider, and Tech Insider to tell us the one movie that changed their lives.<p>For some …

Happy Birthday Joyce Carol Oates! 10 of the Best Quotes from One of the Most Prolific Female Writers

Born on this day, Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over 40 novels, as well as …

Los Angeles Wedding at Vibiana That Blended Indian, Iraqi, Iranian Heritage with Muslim Faith

Some of the greatest romances bloom out of friendships, and Altaf and Sameer are proof. The pair met as students at Yale in 2006, she as an undergraduate and he as a law student, where their friendship began. But their relationship quickly transitioned into a love story, and in December of 2013, …

The Strange Power of a Medieval Poem About the Death of a Child

The medieval poem “Pearl” was written by someone whose identity we do not know, and is set mostly within a dream. Neither of these facts is unusual in medieval poetry. Authorship is often unclear for works from that period, and dreams were popular as literary devices: then, as now, dreams allow …

No work of 'Genius,' this literary drama is strictly by-the-book

Michael Grandage’s “Genius” dramatizes a few chapters from the life and career of Maxwell Perkins, the editor who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, among others, and helped shape their raw manuscripts into leather-bound milestones of American literature. Not that …

Jacques Audiard’s movies are the kind Hollywood should make

The director’s Palme d’Or-winning <i>Dheepan</i> is yet another film that challenges the conventions of both art-house and mainstream cinema. Jacques Audiard …

Movie Review - Where to Invade Next (2015)

<b>Where To Invade Next</b>, <b></b>2015.<p>Directed by Michael Moore.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>Documentary maker Michael Moore “invades” a number of countries to steal their best …

Annie Proulx Returns With a Great Long Read for the Summer

'Barkskins' is the Pulitzer Prize winner's first novel in 14 years.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>Humans trouncing nature: As narrative themes go, few match it for drama and pathos. From Wallace Stegner's <i>Angle of Repose</i> and Jonathan Franzen's <i>Freedom</i> to the essays of …

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Write a tale, hunt for an audience: This app aims to be the Twitter of very short stories

India-based mobile app TaleHunt enables users to write tiny 250-word stories and share it with the …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

These Apps Will Help Kick Your Writing Productivity Into Shape

Writing can be challenging even for the most passionate and driven writer. From writer's block to simply not being focused, there are many ways for a writer to drift into a pattern of not getting it done. More and more writers work from home, which means there are a lot of distractions, and not all …

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

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Cloudwashing: What it is and How to avoid it

Cloudwashing is a term that defines the practice of taking legacy software and running it on a cloud instance, while calling it 'true cloud.' …

Linux containers vs. VMs: A security comparison

Developers love containers. They’re easy to use and fast to start. You can run a lot of them on even simple hardware. Startup overhead has always …

Watch the Pages of This Pop-Up Book Transform Into Elaborate 3D Shapes

Artist Tauba Auerbach has taken the pop-up book to a new level. Her recent project [2, 3] is an oversized pop-up book in which paper unfolds and …

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Limited Edition Game Of Thrones Notebook By Moleskine

$18 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>4<p>These numbered Limited Edition notebooks have been designed to pay tribute to the complex, magical and dangerous world that …