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Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Best Non Hip Hop Albums Of 2016

What’s going on world! With 2017 just started, I would be remiss if I didn’t make a list of some great 2016 projects that weren’t Hip Hop or rap. …

4 old books for the new year

We are already inundated with lists of books published in the past year or about to be published. So I'm going to do something different: I'm going …

From 'Full Frontal' to 'Fleabag,' it was a fertile year for television

It’s unlikely to go down as a banner year in American history, but 2016 has undeniably been a fertile period for television, which continues to be the most exciting, dynamic medium in contemporary pop culture, and the one most attuned to the current mood.<p>Over the last 12 months, much of TV, from …

TV

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

Science Fiction
Pets

Mattie Smith Colin, Chicago Defender reporter who covered Emmett Till story, dies at 98

Mattie Smith Colin, a reporter for the Chicago Defender, was dispatched to a Chicago train station in 1955 to cover the return of Emmett Till's body.<p>A deeply moving experience, covering what would become a flash point in the civil rights movement, Colin eloquently captured the anguish of Till's …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Literature

Obama to Grads: Building Walls Is 'A Betrayal of Who We Are'

Hello, Rutgers! (Applause.) R-U rah-rah! (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you, President Barchi, for …

Bill Moyers

Wessyngton Plantation | Entries

Located near Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Wessyngton Plantation specialized in dark-fired tobacco from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth …

Retirement - Ten key years + Summary - Page 2

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Getting fit in middle age: a marathon addict, a couch potato and others share their pain

People who improve their lifestyles in middle age can expect a healthier retirement, according to a new government campaign. Five writers reveal their struggles and triumphs<p>How to get fit after 40<p>‘It turns out the runner’s high is also a real thing’<p>– Alexis Petridis<p>I can’t really pinpoint what …

Fitness
Exercise

Majestic National Parks of the Southwest US

Gem Hunter's Paradise<p>Covering over 275 square miles, White Sands National Monument is the world’s largest gypsum dune field.<p>Big Bend National Park<p>Big …

Green with Facebook envy, red with Twitter rage: This is your psyche on social media

Research indicates that our behavior on these platforms can alleviate or exacerbate negative emotional states<p>Spending a lot of time on Facebook is linked to diminished well-being, according to many studies. Yet questions linger about cause and effect—perhaps people who are already lonely simply …

Social Media

A Surfing Cat and Seven More Videos Featuring Adventurous Pets

Pretty much everyone knows that videos of dogs and cats are viral gold—such as this recent video featuring Norwegian cat named Jesper who is an expert swimmer, skier, and hiker. But Jesper is not the only adventurous pet out there. What many of us in the adventure world know is that both cats and …

The Real Story of Germanwings Flight 9525

One year after a young pilot crashed a German airliner into the remote French Alps—a suicide and mass homicide that transfixed and horrified the world—Joshua Hammer investigates what really happened that day<p>Jean-Sébastien Beaud didn't know what he'd find when he descended, by a rope dangling from a …

Watch This Iraqi Refugee Family's Tearful Reunion With Beloved Lost Cat

When a mother and her five children fled Iraq, they couldn’t bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind.<p>They brought their fluffy white feline on a perilous trip that included a rubber boat voyage across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece in November. But in the chaos on shore, their pet became …

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

Hiking

The 25 best iPhone apps of 2015, according to Apple

Apple is known for being extremely selective, and this year's list contains a mixture of everything — from helpful productivity apps to innovative apps that take your mobile photography to the next level.<p>We've collected all of Apple's top picks in one tidy place for you to learn more about each one …

Apps

The Best Movies of 2015

This has been one of Hollywood’s worst years in my memory, but it has been a terrific year for movies over all. The anticipated Oscarizables have mainly ranged from the blandly enjoyable to the droningly disastrous. Partly, the problem is merely one of scheduling: most of Hollywood’s inspired …

Best breakfast items Ina Pinkney ate in 2015

Since this is my year-end roundup, let me begin by addressing the two questions I get asked most often:<p>"How come you always like the places you review?"<p>"What's your favorite breakfast restaurant?"<p>When I began this scouting and eating adventure, I made it clear that I would never review a place that …

Breakfast

iPhone/iPad AppLists by AppAdvice

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

New Jersey

What's It Like To Be A Dictator's Kid? 'They're All Marked,' Author Says

The children of admired, famous people can have a tough time becoming their own person despite — and even because of — all of their advantages. But what does life hold for the sons and daughters of tyrants and dictators whose very names become synonyms for evil? Does the name they bear sentence …

World History

Which Chicago hot dog spot is your favorite? Here's a list to bite into

There are lots of places in our great nation to get your hot dog on. Detroit has its Coney Island dogs smothered with chili. Coney Island has its Nathan's Famous dogs, consumed each year in epic eating contests. Angelenos eat them with pork rinds, fried egg, seaweed and pickled papaya — one hopes …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity