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The long, steady decline of literary reading

The percentage of American adults who read literature — any novels, short stories, poetry or plays — fell to at least a three-decade low last year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>In 2015, 43 percent of adults read at least one work of literature in the previous …

Literature

So You Wanna Get Strong and Lose Weight? Try Working Out LESS

I do not like to exercise. I repeat, I do not like to exercise, at all. But I drag my sorry ass out of bed and do it anyway. Because I like the way …

How to make sweet Korean pancakes, Hotteok (호떡)

Would you like a piece of hot, crispy, and chewy fried dough with sizzling brown sugar syrup oozing out? I don't know about you, but I can't say …

Recipes

Korean Style Steak

<i>This Korean style steak makes a quick and easy marinade that comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its magic. Lucky you.</i> …

BBQ

“Continuous Interval Training” Will Change the Way You Perform Cardio Forever

Do this workout, and you’ll never step on a treadmill again<p>You’ll be hard pressed to find a cardio machine that’ll give you a conditioning workout like this one. It’s called “continuous interval training,” and all you need is your bodyweight and some major willpower, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

Half of South Korean single women say marriage not necessary

SEOUL - More than half of single South Korean women see marriage as an option rather than a necessity, reflecting a sea change in mindsets in the …

The Worst Question You Can Ask a Woman at Work

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Travel Diary: 7 Places You Need to See in Japan {Kyoto}

<b>3rd Stop: Kyoto</b><p>Among all the cities that we went to, Kyoto was the best for me. The city, I felt, had the perfect balance of modern and traditional …

Asia Travel

Simple Two-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>6 ounces bittersweet …

Dessert

Why You Shouldn't Neglect Your Credit Score As You Approach Retirement

With all the things you have to be concerned about in life, you’d think by the time you hit your 50s or 60s, you could stop worrying about having a good credit score.<p>You may have bought and sold homes, paid off credit cards, successfully negotiated lease agreements, and paid off brand new cars in …

Personal Finance

Should You Avoid Fruit Because of Its Sugar Content?

<b>The Short Answer:</b><p>Absolutely not. Fresh fruit (not dried fruit or canned stuff drowning in syrup) should be a focal point of almost any diet. While …

13 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas To Eat Clean Every Morning

Seven Sundays Bircher Unsweetened Muesli<p>18 Rabbits Jr. Organic Granola Cereal<p>Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Organic 6-Grain Hot Cereal<p>Food for Life …

Breakfast

10 Things You Should Do Outside of the Gym to See Faster Results

When it comes to getting in shape, losing weight or improving athletic performance, consistency is always key. In order to see improvements, we have …

Will McBride exposed at the Galerie Au Bonheur du Jour

A series of unseen images that capture the freedom and sensuality of photographer, Will McBride is on display at the Galerie Au Bonheur from March 11 …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Skin Care

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology
South Korea

Samsung may drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip in next Galaxy S phone

The Snapdragon 810 chip, which was created for high-end phones, overheated in testing, Bloomberg reports.<p>Samsung may be planning to dump Qualcomm's processor from its next Galaxy S flagship smartphone, opting to use its own Exynos chips instead.<p>Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Samsung, the world's …

The January Hit List: 10 Game-Changing Beauty Products You Need for the Year Ahead

It’s January 1—and if your 2015 resolutions involve investing in a truly transformative skin cream, mastering an Instagram-ready makeup job, or saying good-bye to split ends, you’re in luck. The latest wave of beauty breakthroughs to hit shelves this month harnesses the kind of innovative …

Skin Care

Most-Googled: How To Tell If A Designer Handbag Is Real

<i>The Web puts answers to every conundrum at your fingertips, but do you really want to seek fashion and beauty counsel from whoever turns up at the</i> …