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The best new books in 2017

January <b></b><p><b>The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain</b><p>She’s more than just a dab hand with a piping bag: this is a debut novel by Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2015. The story is about four girls growing up as the only muslims in the English village of Wyvernage.<p><i>Harper</i> …

What goes up: The year in space, 2016

Blast off ... and some spectacular landings<p>In some ways, 2016 felt a bit like the early 1960s as NASA and private companies jockeyed to create the …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Note-Taking

6 Lies You Must Stop Telling Yourself

We all lie to ourselves about certain things: <i>Tonight I'll turn my phone off at a decent hour. Mom really did love that scarf I gave her. The person</i> …

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

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>

10 Brooklyn-based designers of unique home goods

Do something different with your home while supporting Kings County companies<p>In a world where it seems like big-box companies control all aspects of our lives, it’s nice to know that there are plenty of alternatives. The push to buy local—not just in New York City, but across the nation—is proof …

9 Things Truly Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

Self-improvement

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

Books

Ho, Ho, Ho! A Flipboard Magazine Challenge

Have you been naughty this year? Here’s a chance to redeem yourself.<p>Everyone has a personal perspective on what the holiday season means. Even so, we …

Winter Wonderland Hotels: 5 Gorgeous Resorts To Celebrate the Season

01 of 05<p>The Sagamore Resort; Lake George, NY<p>When the snow falls over Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains—practically a daily occurrence in …

Decorations

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.<p>This is because people who are able to …

Skip the Yule Log and Stream These 3 Cheesy Christmas Movies Instead

Spend a holly, jolly Christmas with these made-for-TV classics.<p>It’s been a tough year. So as you flip through Netflix with your family and friends …

Magical Photos of Winter in Finland Under the Northern Lights

Born and based in beautiful Lapland, Finland, nature photographer Tiina Törmänen is never short on inspiration. A real-life winter wonderland, the Finnish Lapland is renowned for its sparkling, snowy landscapes lit by starry skies and the spectacular Northern Lights. Törmänen captures this seasonal …

8 Long Books That Are Worth Your Time

Commence sustained silent reading.<p>Long reads can sometimes be intimidating. But don't worry, you'll devour these epically long books in no time.

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

National Parks

Krka National Park, Croatia

(Updated On: September 18, 2016)<p>Croatia is home to some incredible national parks, some particularly known for waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National …

National Parks

Ramen Tour - Topics

41 results<p>Food<p>Unique bowl of Aomori soul food, perfectly suited to the winter months.<p>'Taiyou no Tomato men' (太陽のトマト麺) serves up visually distinct …

Japan

How to Find Your New Zodiac Sign After NASA's Recalculations

Not that it actually affects your personality or your future.<p>The Babylonians were lazy: When they came up with the zodiac signs, they left one out on …

Photo of googly-eyed caterpillar dazzles internet

It's hard to believe this image of a fruit-piercing moth in its caterpillar stage is real. Are those googly eyes (like on this purple squid)? Is it sprinkled with pearl sugar, or with twinkling stars?<p>Ziya Tong, host of Discovery Channel Canada's "Daily Planet" show, described photographer Arabinda …

Surreal Photos Of Abandoned, Snow-Filled Malls Show The Death Of An Era In America

More eerie than nostalgic, the images show the passing of the age of the American shopping mall–and the broader upheaval that this represents.<p>Thirty years ago, the Rolling Acres Mall outside Akron, Ohio, looked like the prototypical suburban shopping center of the time: High school students eating …

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

By Adele Peterslong Read<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads upstairs–the top floor of her house …

Urban Planning

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Mesopotamia

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …