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The best recent thrillers – review roundup

Chris Morgan Jones has dropped his first name for <b>The Good Sister</b> (Mantle, £16.99), in which Sofia, British Muslim teenager who is alienated from her father, Abraham, and the life in London she sees as corrupt and irreligious, makes the fraught journey to Raqqa in northern Syria. Brimming with zeal, …

Books

9 Scary Books Set In British Towns That Literally Hit Too Close To Home

If you prefer your summer books to be less exotic locations, sun-dappled characters, and sizzling storylines and more, well, creepy, then this is …

The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer

Summer reading. Are there two more beautiful words in the English language? The porch, the beach, the pool; the smell of sunscreen and hot sand; the taste of ripe blueberries and a big glass of rosé—it all adds up to the perfect time to curl up or stretch out with a book. And just so you don't have …

Children's Book Review: Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre. Tor Teen, $17.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-7653-9758-4

Like Never and Always<p>Ann Aguirre. Tor Teen, $17.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-7653-9758-4<p>More By and About This Author<p>High school junior Olivia “Liv” Burnham …

Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do

With summer around the corner, we looked into what causes storm anxiety, and how to soothe our canines.<p>Summer weather is just around the corner—and with it thunderstorms that may freak out your dog. We looked into what causes this anxiety, and how to soothe their rainy-day feelings.<p>Signs of …

Pets

14 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Smile, Then Cry

As a child, I saw Winnie the Pooh as an adorable honey-loving bear with amazing friends and adventures. And while that still holds true, it wasn't …

New Treasures: The Hollow Tree by James Brogden

James Brogden’s Hekla’s Children was one of the breakout horror novels of 2017. Tim Lebbon called it “Brilliant… full of great twists, beautifully …

The best recent thrillers – review roundup

Hollywood’s loss was British readers’ gain in the case of Philip Kerr, who died last month. After the success of his remarkable Berlin Noir trilogy, featuring compromised Nazi-era detective Bernie Gunther, the writer was enticed to California to prepare a series of treatments for films. They were …

Books

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Happiness

42 Brilliant Products Trending On Amazon With Tons Of Glowing Reviews

How psyched can people really get about face washes, rubber massage balls, and over-the-door hampers? Pretty darn psyched, apparently, because these …

The Best True Crime Books Guaranteed to Give You Chills

As anyone who has tuned into <i>Serial</i> or binge-watched <i>The Jinx</i> and <i>The Keepers</i> knows, true crime narratives are often more compelling and disturbing than …

Here are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police search -- even if you're innocent

Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you’re like most people I’ve met in my eight years working to educate …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Jim Carrey BLACKMAILED: Shocking truth behind Hollywood's most explosive wrongful death case yet

Grinning on Valentine's Day with their arms around each other - the Hollywood star and his petite Irish make-up artist girlfriend could have been …

Jim Carrey

13 Horror Audiobooks That Are Actually Way More Terrifying Than The Written Version

The jury of readers is still out as to whether or not listening to an audiobook is the same as reading a text, but the small differences between the …

Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know

Dopamine is a chemical found naturally in the human body. It is a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends signals from the body to the brain.<p>Dopamine …

41 Insanely Innovative Products On Amazon Trending With Millennials

There’s nothing millennials love more than some instant gratification — think: full seasons of television shows always available, the answer to …

Skin Care

6 things black people should stop saying to white people in 2018

African-American writer Shannon M. Houston reckons it’s time black people heed Toni Morrison’s pearls of wisdom on racism. “Racism keeps you …

All the Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

If 2017 was the year of learning how bad things are, let's make 2018 the year we started to fix them—armed with a syllabus of inspiring, empowering, funny, and transporting new works from our favorite female writers. The nonfiction will feed your mind; the novels will feed your heart and soul. Read …

Chilling Releases: The Top 20 Thrillers to Read This Winter Season

Lexie Elliott<p>This exhilarating debut <b></b>follows six college students as they embark on a summer getaway to a farmhouse. Everything goes well until they meet Severine, the girl next door. Kate Channing, one of the students, finds Severine to be a nuisance. One thing leads to another, and there is a huge …

There's A Supermoon On New Year's Day In Cancer & It's A Time To Set Your Comfort Levels For 2018

New Year's Eve is fast approaching and it's going to be a wild one — and not only because of the amount of partying you'll probably be doing. This …

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DC's new horror comic pits FBI agents against deadly imaginary friends

The X-Files meets Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends<p><i>Imaginary Fiends</i> is DC Comics’ best new horror comic in a long line of horror comics that came before.<p>In a nutshell, the comic has a simple hook: What if imaginary friends were real? That’s not necessarily a horror story — at least, not until …

DC Comics

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

Self-help

The 10 most popular fiction books of 2017

We can't say no to a psychological thriller, by the looks of it.<p>Who doesn't love a good novel to get stuck into? Or more specifically, a good psychological thriller. Because by the looks of Amazon's round-up of bestselling ebooks in 2017, that's what we're the biggest fans of. Here are the 10 …

These bone treats could kill your dog, FDA warns

Bone treats can be deadly for your dog. That's the dire warning recently issued by the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The government agency says it's received 68 reports of dogs that have been harmed by the treats — leaving around 15 of them dead. The dogs suffered blockage in their …

Apple iOS 11 Starts Causing Problems

Apple iOS 11 is packed full of features (including many secret ones), but following reports of several bugs my Upgrade Guide advised iPhone users in particular should hold off updating. This now looks a wise move because iOS 11 is causing problems…<p>A new report from mobile security firm Wandera …

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