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Book review: ‘Shark,’ by Will Self: Postmodern novel in a psychiatric community

In a 2012 Guardian profile around the publication of “Umbrella” — the first book in a planned trilogy that includes the recently released “Shark” — British novelist Will Self said, “I don’t really write for readers.” He expressed impatience with naturalistic fiction. “I just find it dull,” he said. …

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An Equation for Happiness?

It’s no secret that the level of personal happiness isn’t directly linked to the material things in life. This is well illustrated by the fact that …

Six Books to Read While You Wait For Your Favorite Shows to Return

<i>We all love books at XOXO After Dark, but that doesn't mean we don't have our fair share of TV junkies on the team (as anyone who's seen our Bachelorette recaps will know!). So we were relieved when Kristin Harmel, author of</i> The Life Intended <i>and</i> The Sweetness of Forgetting<i>, sent us the perfect list</i> …

Flic: Cute as a Button

It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially it's a cute little button that can be set to …

Home Automation

How the Dutch love of cycling is glowing in the dark to inspire innovation | DW | 21.11.2014

For a country that has more bicycles than residents, these words will seem unbelievable: "What we see is that the bicycle is getting more …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased …

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The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

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Six Essentials for Fall Camping

Summer may be the traditional season to toss a tent into the car and take off toward the horizon, but fall camping has its advantages. Not only are there are fewer crowds at popular locales, but nothing enhances the taste of hot coffee quite like being wrapped in a warm flannel blanket, watching a …

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Superheroes Reimagined as 16th Century Paintings

What would it look like if Superman was born in the 16th century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? These are the questions photographer Sacha Goldberger asked himself when he created this playful new series <i>Super Flemish</i>. Some of our favorite pop culture characters like Darth Vader and Snow White got …

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The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World

There's nothing we love more than an all-inclusive resort. The boundless beverages, the boundless beaches, the boundless beauty... and the boundless food (because let's be honest, that's the whole reason we're on vacation in the first place).<p>And thanks to TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

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