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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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Breathtaking space film on Cassini's final months exploring Saturn

NASA's JPL is counting down the days to the scheduled end of Cassini's mission in September. Erik Wernquist created this awe-inspiring overview of …

9 Power-Packed Books to Help You Live Your Best Life Ever

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss<p>My friend told me he doesn't read.<p>What?<p>I was in disbelief. It's like saying you don't want to be healthy, so you don't exercise. Or that you don't want to impact the world, so you …

The 20 best travel books of 2016

From Australia to America, and Bulgaria to Burma, Michael Kerr draws on the year’s travel books to find the ideal Christmas gifts.<p>The Outrun by Amy Liptrot<p><b>Canongate, £8.99</b><p>I was delighted to see this win the 2016 Wainwright Prize. It’s a wonderful book though hardly conventional, whether you …

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

The 10 best films of 2016

From a Japanese animation to a hilarious German comedy, Nicholas Barber looks back at the most enjoyable movies of the year.

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32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel

When Cixin Liu's <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> was published in English in 2015, it became the first Chinese sci-fi novel to win a Hugo award. President …

4 Sunday Braids Chic Enough to Take to Work Tomorrow

When Sunday morning rolls around, the brunch-bound may find a denim-friendly hair solution in air-dried waves or a hastily twisted topknot, but the Insta set is turning a new page in the off-duty playbook with sleek, nimbly woven twin braids that are as photogenic as a plate of eggs Florentine.<p>Need …

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Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

Mary Berry's chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

<b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><br>1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>For the cake<p>225g (8oz) butter, softened<br>• 225g (8oz) caster sugar<br>• 275g (9¾oz) self-raising flour<br>• 2 level tsp baking powder<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 tbsp milk<br>• ½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp hot water<p><b>For the icing</b><p>25g (1oz) butter<br>• 15g (½oz) cocoa …

Thai stir-fried minced beef with basil and chilli

This is hot, hot, hot but you can leave out some of the chillis if you want to. Waitrose now do Thai basil, though the recipe should really be made with holy basil (and you can only get that in specialist Asian shops). This is served with a deep-fried egg on top and it’s a lovely addition – it …

Boudoir Photography: Your Most Personal Questions, Answered (By a Photographer)

Admit it: there's a wedding gift you know your fiancé would be more excited about than classic cufflinks. Professional boudoir photography has grown in popularity in recent years, especially among brides looking to surprise their future spouses with the sexy shots or just bask in the …

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Why EQ Matters More Than IQ

Because no man (or woman) is an island.<p>What is EQ?<p>EQ is often used as shorthand for emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient. Emotional intelligence (also known as EI), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide …

5 All-Natural Beauty Products That Work Like Magic

Here’s a major beauty myth: Natural products can’t hold up to traditional formulations in terms of performance. In reality, there are plenty of green …

Grapefruit, Almond … Jojoba? Ten Popular Natural Oils Demystified

It feels like every time I pick up a skin or hair care product these days, the packaging is in a hurry to reassure me that it contains a special kind …

DIY Blackberry Lip Stain

It's no surprise that blackberries are incredibly healthy for you, but the blue-black skin reveals a dark murky shade ranging from violet to …

Which Oil Should I Use For The Oil Cleansing Method?

A lot of you have been asking for advice on which oil to use for the <b>Oil Cleansing Method.</b> Missed our conversation on what the <b>Oil Cleansing Method</b> is …

Hey Fran Hey — Trying to figure out how to maintain clear and...

<b>Trying to figure out how to maintain clear and healthy skin the natural way?</b><p>Here are 2 <b>all-natural alternatives</b> to <b>store-bought cleansers</b>:<p>Here are <b>extra</b> …

4 DIY All-Natural Facial Cleansers

As more information comes to light regarding the damaging effects of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients in many commercial skincare products, …

5 Oils that are Great for Hair and Skin

If you have oily skin and then you have probably been conditioned to believe that oil (whether it came from your own pores or from outside sources) …