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Remembering Gabriel Garcia Marquez, icon of magic realism

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of Latin America's most widely acclaimed authors, died in 2014. He would have turned 90 on March 6 this …

Literature

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Carrie Fisher

Dissecting a Louis C.K. Joke to Highlight How Well the Comedian Uses Language to Create Humor

The Nerdwriter (Evan Puschak) dissects a joke by Louis C.K. about playing Monopoly with his daughters to highlight how well the comedian uses …

This one weird trick will not convince conservatives to fight climate change

Clever new arguments are beside the point.<p>Conservative climate denialists are a source of immense frustration to scientists and liberals — and have been for decades. As long as I’ve been writing, there’s been a perpetual quest to find just the right argument to appeal to conservatives and pierce …

Egypt’s Failed Revolution

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has unwittingly revealed more about his country’s political structures than anybody could have imagined.<p>The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who came to power in a coup that, in its aftermath, resulted in the massacre of more than a thousand supporters of his …

Human Rights

Inside Amy Schumer - Focus Group

Inside Amy Schumer - Elevator Conversation

Inside Amy Schumer - Chicks Who Can Hang

Inside Amy Schumer - Allergic to Nuts

Inside Amy Schumer - Sauced

Inside Amy Schumer - POV Porn

Inside Amy Schumer - Sleep Gym

All Glasses Wearers Should Have These Beauty Tutorials Bookmarked

Every glasses wearer knows, when it comes to their beauty routine and their spectacles, it isn't always a love-love relationship. If you're someone …

Why ‘hygge’ is the go-to concept for happiness that has spawned an entire publishing genre

Did the idea come first or the books? No matter. Here’s what it can do for you.<p>If you thought all this while that the greatest global export of the …

Hygge

Mental Strength: How To Improve Your Life By Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

<i>When you hear the term ‘Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’ you probably think that it is not for you. That is for people who are dealing with mental</i> …

11 Indoor Exercise Apps for When It’s Too Cold for a Gym Sesh

Although we’re super pumped for all the festivities that come with this time of year, we’re not too keen on the dreary weather that goes along with them. Sure, celeb-approved rain boots and jackets are always a cute way to brave the outside world… but if we’re honest, it’ll take hella motivation to …

Top Ten Books to Give to Adolescent Boys Who Say They “Hate Reading” by Oona Marie Abrams

Three years ago, I welcomed the ritual of ten minutes of daily independent reading into my 12th grade classroom. Of course, I was nervous at the …

Books

8 Attractive Recipes For Better Digestive Health

The timing for the idea of this post was coincidental to me. I myself suffer from a disruptive digestive system, and I am sure I cannot be the only …

Should You Do Cardio and Strength Workouts Together?

We all try to figure out how to fit in all the workouts we need each week — ​cardio, strength training, flexibility, mind-body...the list seems …

Why don’t people always lose weight when they run?

It seems straightforward – burn off enough calories and you will shed those excess kilos. But it seems our bodies may be thwarting our attempts<p>Why do people run? It’s a question that continues to fascinate scientists, from psychologists to exercise physiologists. Even though it is predicted that …

This Pilates Workout Will Improve Your Posture And Give You Killer Abs

Reform your routine<p>The first time I was asked to breathe sideways through my ribs, I was at a loss. <i>I can breathe sideways? And my ribs are involved? How? Why have I never known this?</i> These life-changing (well, maybe not life-changing, but definitely breath- and body-changing) questions came during …

Scientists propose new theory about how Earth got its moon

The moon is incredibly important to the Earth. It provides the basis for many calendars and affects the oceans' tides. But how did it get there?<p>It's …

Is It True Love, or Low Self-Esteem?

Losing yourself in a relationship, becoming “we” instead of “me,” can feel like the ultimate expression of romantic love. But it’s not always the …

Self-esteem

The 10 Minute Cardio Workout For When You Really Don't Want To Work Out

When you're not feeling motivated, cardio can be really daunting—even a quick 10 minute cardio workout sounds like 10 minutes too many. But it's …

New Book On Adult ADHD is Released

A new book on Adult ADHD written by Massachusetts author and entrepreneur David A Greenwood explores how entrepreneurs and other highly successful …

The Details on Circuit Training and How to Do It

You've probably heard of circuit training and, if you're old enough, maybe you even did some torturous version of circuit training in some ancient PE …