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The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As balmy summer nights give way to brisk autumn evenings, we're breaking out our woodsy-scented candles, filling our glasses with full-bodied red …

Books

What Helps When You’re Suicidal - From Those Who Have Been There

Real-world advice if you're experiencing suicidal thoughts - or supporting someone who is.<p>New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the OECD. This week, VICE spoke to three young women who survived suicidal ideation about their experiences, what being suicidal was like, how they managed to …

Mental Health

Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65% (Listen)

The soothing 8-minute tune was shown to improve heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels in the brain.The post Neuroscientists Discover a Song …

Depression

Weeks of preparation made this "impossible" shot National Geographic's best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Travel Photography

The trauma of public speaking and other reasons you need Buddhism in your work life

We’ve all experienced jitters the night before a big presentation, a crucial meeting, or important work event, when your inner dialogue takes over and conjures cataclysmic scenarios in which you blank on your lines or trip on the stage, only to end up broke in a ditch. <b></b>And no, picturing the audience …

Psychology

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Art

The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

South-east Asia

8 Amazing Southeast Asia Travel Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

The Best of Southeast Asia<p>From Indonesia to Thailand, Southeast Asia is home to several exotic areas featuring interesting cultures, exceptional …

17 Books That Inspire Inner Peace and Happiness

Happiness is like a drug. It feels so good that we continually seek out more of those euphoric moments just to get another hit. In our modern …

Books

5 Novels Set In Europe That Will Whisk You Away On A Trip For The Weekend

Summer may almost be over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time for a little adventure. Even if you don’t have enough vacation time to go …

Books

Ready for a re-do? 5 tips to reinvent your career at any stage of life

I recently made the choice to quit my corporate job. After putting up with the same negativity and toxic work environment for years, I decided it was …

Customer Service

How To Find Free Kindle Books

We’ve shown you how to get free books online, we’ve shown you the best Kindle Unlimited books, and we’ve even narrowed it down to the best sci-fi and …

eBooks

9 Best New Books August 2018 - Top Book Releases to Read Now

1 of 9<p><i>The Third Hotel</i> by Laura Van Den Berg<p>In van den Berg's latest, Clare travels to Havana in the wake of her film scholar husband's accidental and …

Books

The 50 books we're dying to see get adapted

What can Hollywood do with these?

Books

3 Kinds of Happy People

Happiness is about living the life that best suits who you really are, even if that means going against the prevailing norms and expectations.<p>For …

Happiness

From Maus to Tamara Drewe: the 10 graphic novels everyone should read

The recent hoo-ha about the Man Booker prize’s longlisting of a graphic novel for the first time, the chilling, understated Sabrina by Nick Drnaso, may have piqued your interest in exploring this ever-expanding medium further, or perhaps for the first time. Not everyone has grown up reading comics …

Graphic Novels

40+ Great Stories About Immigrants Recommended by You

This Riot Recommendation for great stories about immigrants is sponsored by <i>How to Love a Jamaican</i> by Alexia Arthurs.Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty …

Books

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

14 Romance Books For People Who Hate Romance Novels

Confession time: I hate love stories. OK, maybe "hate" is too harsh. I have a difficult time motivating myself to pick up books that don't include some sort of dark, twisty plot, preferably a murder mystery. That said, every once in a while a romance book will come along that I can't help but fall …

Books

Literary comfort food: An essential part of a balanced reading diet

If you ask about my favorite books, my first instinct is to list the ones that have made me feel as though they’ve taken apart some portion of my humanity and put it back together, leaving me mostly the same, but different in important ways<p>“The Overstory” by Richard Powers is a recent example of a …

Books

What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

Thirteen socialists walk into a West Virginia bar.<p>It's a Saturday evening in early July, and the North Central West Virginia chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is getting together at a brewery outside of Rivesville.<p>Everyone here has their own stories for how they came to socialism. For …

Middle-class

Introverts: Use this flowchart to see if you *actually* have to hug someone

Extroverts tend to crave human interaction and physical affection. But if you’re an introvert, you likely only have one request: for people to stay …

Personality

Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being

Most people appreciate the importance of self-esteem. After all, over 30,000 articles and books have been written on it. Some 24 mental health …

Psychology

50 highest-rated movies on Netflix, according to Rotten Tomatoes

Ghostbusters, The Godfather and Paddington are among the 50 highest-rated movies on Netflix, according to Rotten Tomatoes you should watch now.<p>The …

Rotten Tomatoes

5 Ways To Get Free Ebooks & Audiobooks Without Downloading Them Illegally

I'm not going to mince words here: books can be expensive. And when you are a particularly voracious reader, those $30 hardbacks and $16 paperbacks …

Writing

12 Tear-Jerking Netflix Original Movies To Watch If You're In The Mood For A Good Cry

While it seems counterintuitive, seeking out depressing entertainment is nothing new; in fact, it goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks. They …

Bill Maher Is Stand-up Comedy’s Past. Hannah Gadsby Represents Its Future.

Last weekend, as Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix phenomenon <i>Nanette</i> continued to rack up impassioned reviews and think pieces, Bill Maher aired a new HBO …

Comedy

Not A 'Type A' Or 'Type B' Person? Maybe You're 'C' Or 'D' Instead.

Here are the signs.<p>If you’ve never felt like you were “Type A” ― competitive, efficient and goal-oriented ― or “Type B” ― laid back, creative and living in the moment ― then perhaps you may fit into another category. Enter “Type C” and “Type D” personality traits.<p>The character types, which some …

Psychology

11 Experimental Short Stories That You Can Read Right Now Online

There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of short stories: the quiet, profound, slice-of-life short stories that evoke a sense of bittersweet longing …

Books