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The books you never read in high school, but should now

Here are 10 suggestions for those looking for never-too-late reads. Maybe you’ll be convinced to finally read “Moby-Dick,” all 200,000 words of it.

Literature

Don’t Just Delete Facebook, Poison Your Data First

If you're savvy with code, you can employ a script that repeatedly alters your Facebook posts with nonsense, making it more difficult for the social media site to collect user data.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there’s a widespread movement for people to #DeleteFacebook. But even …

Social Media

Artists of the Year 2018 winners revealed

Tue 20th Feb 2018<p>Award-winning artists announced for the 10th annual Artists of the Year competition at an exclusive drinks reception at London's …

On the Very Contemporary Art of Flash Fiction

Lord Chesterfield called the novel “a kind of abbreviation of a Romance.” Ian McEwan described the more compact novella as “the beautiful daughter of …

Creative Writing

Drink and Draw: Life Drawing Drop-in

Join us on Friday evenings for our life drawing drop-in sessions, which provide a relaxed and thoughtful space to unwind at the end of the week, not …

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Baking

Savory Carrot Bread Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is my adaptation of a bread recipe from a book which is old enough to be my …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Columbia University

What If Everyone Got a Monthly Check From the Government?

One afternoon in the final days of 2016, Steffie Eronen got a phone call from her husband, Juha. The Eronens had spent Christmas with relatives in …

Income Inequality

Quiche Muffins by the Dozen

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 slices nitrite- and sugar-free bacon or ham, chopped<br>• 3 cups chopped spinach<br>• 1/2 cup chopped tomato<br>• 2 green onions, chopped<br>• 8 large eggs<br>• 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk, milk or water<br>• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<br>• 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. …

Breakfast

Attention Vegans: Fill Up on These 12 Protein-Rich Meals

Healthy Eating

The Criminal Underworld Is Dropping Bitcoin for Another Currency

Bitcoin is losing its luster with some of its earliest and most avid fans -- criminals -- giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency.<p>Privacy …

Cryptocurrency

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

Cooking

Veganuary 2018: 31 delicious vegan recipes to inspire you

31 days with no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey or any other animal products. Are you up for the challenge?<p>I’ve done Veganuary for the last two years …

Winter Crunch Salad

January 2018<p>4 servings<p>Didn’t think you could eat brussels sprouts raw? Well you can, especially when they’re thinly sliced and tossed in a tangy, mustardy vinaigrette. Add a mess of kale, salty cheese, sweet-tart apple, and crunchy seeds, and you get a borderline addictive salad.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

7 phrases that could mean it's time to end a relationship

"We need to talk" is one that always puts a pit in peoples' stomachs.<p>For me, it's when my boyfriend says "I ate the last of the ice cream."<p>But sometimes dreaded phrases can actually be part of a larger and scarier problem in your relationship.<p>First, let me say that mental abuse or threats of …

Domestic Violence

KKR Strikes Deal To Buy Health Information Giant WebMD For $2.8B And A Former Partner Scores

Private equity giant KKR is betting big on healthy living. In separate announcements on Monday morning, KKR said it will buy both internet health information giant WebMD Holdings for $2.8 billion and The Nature’s Bounty Co., a company that sells supplements ranging from fish oil and Vitamin D pills …

Health Information

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

This is what women need to do to catch up in retirement

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Studies show women make better investors than men, but you wouldn’t know that looking at …

Retirement

Tip: What You Need to Know About Berberine

Science is getting pretty excited about this stuff for blood sugar management, gut health and fat loss. Here's what you need to know.<p>A Supplement …

Diabetes

How Ryan Reynolds Got His Abs For ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds has been the fit guy as long as we’ve seen him onscreen. So when he first suited up as the titular character of the superhero comedy</i> …

Workouts

Tip: The Shoulder Stretch You Need

Still have poor overhead mobility? Loaded stretching could be for you. Here's what to do.<p>Overhead pressing issues come in two varieties: strength …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Knowing your net worth can help you achieve your financial goals

If you’re a working adult, you probably have a good idea of your regular income as well as the household bills you need to pay each month. Managing …

Personal Finance

Your 4-Point Mid-Year Financial Checklist

Your finances need your attention. Today.<p>Though it might seem like only yesterday that you were ringing in the new year, believe it or not, we're now …

Personal Finance

Read This Before You Retire

Countless workers look forward to retirement and the flexible, laid-back lifestyle it offers. Yet a surprising number of retirees ultimately wind up unhappy once they stop working for good.<p>In a 2016 study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, more than 10% of retirees claimed they were "not …

Cashing out life insurance policy: pros and cons

Some people think that once the kids have completed college or you have paid off your mortgage it is time to cancel or reduce life insurance. Baby Boomers are living longer, and cashing out life insurance can help pay off debt or provide funds for loved ones.<p>But before you decide to cancel your …