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31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

Serena Williams

7 Early-Morning Workouts to Get You Out of Bed Every Day

Bedtime makes for the best-laid plans: You hit the pillow vowing to wake up early, hit the gym and start the day right. But then the next morning the alarm goes off and your first thought is: “Just 10 more minutes.” Which quickly turns into 10 more, and then 10 more. If you’re having trouble …

Bill de Blasio’s Battle to Save New York—and Himself

Opponents, proponents, and the mayor himself weigh in on whether or not de Blasio’s vision for New York City is paying off.<p>Fog hovered over Jamaica Bay that morning, November 12, as dozens of grieving families gathered for the memorial service in Rockaway Park, along the water in a far precinct of …

Bill de Blasio

7 Ways To Slow Summer Down

Remember how endless summer used to feel when you were a kid? Here’s how to recapture that sense of having all the time in the world.<p>To the young, summer seems to stretch out endlessly. Long days make time feel expansive. By middle age, though, the days can blur into each other. June becomes …

Come November: 5 Books to Understand the Modern World

It’s summer, which means beach books, blockbuster movies, and putting our brains in airplane mode for three months, right? Maybe so, but remember, fall will be here sooner than we’d like, and with it an election that promises to be historic regardless who is victorious at the ballot box. Now that …

Bernie Sanders

How Semi-Secret Spending Took Over Politics

State and local super PACs are increasingly reliant on “grey money”—donations that trace back to other PACs—obscuring their actual sources of support.<p>As dark money in elections—spending by groups that conceal their funders from the public—has boomed in recent years, advocates of transparency have …

Another Loss for India’s LGBT Activists

The Supreme Court said it won’t hear a petition to strike down a colonial-era law that bans gay sex.<p>India’s Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear a petition that would challenge the country’s law that outlaws gay sex, delivering LGBT-rights activists a major setback.<p>The 19th-century law in …

Will North Carolina's Bathroom Bill Be Revised?

Lawmakers are meeting to consider changes to the controversial law, according to media reports.<p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering changes to the state’s controversial bathroom bill, HB2, which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their …

Puerto Rico's Problems Go Way Beyond Its Debt

The new law, PROMESA, staves off a financial emergency, but does little to fix the underlying troubles of the island and its people.<p>With the passage of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act(PROMESA) on Thursday, Puerto Rico has narrowly avoided what was expected to be …

21 Recommendations For Anyone Who Wants To Read Books And Chill

On the agenda this weekend: 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚<p>It's summer. You have visions of beaches, ice-cold beverages, and three-day weekends rolling around in your brain. Sure, maybe winter is the season to Netflix and chill. But the months of June, July and August? 'Tis the time to read books and chill.<p>The …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing