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Emma Watson Reacts to Vanity Fair Controversy: 'I Don't See What My T--s' Have to Do with Feminism

Emma Watson is slamming critics who suggested that posing with her breasts partially exposed for a recent <i>Vanity Fair</i> photo shoot was hypocritical of …

How Does My Camera Work?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn’t own some sort of camera. But considering the high number of camera owners globally, …

25 Animations of Great Literary Works: From Plato, Dostoevsky & Dickinson, to Kafka, Hemingway & Bradbury

Over the years, we've featured a large number of literary works that have been wonderfully re-imagined by animators. Rather than leaving these works …

What Does the Path To Success Look Like

I just want some joy in my life. That statement made me sit up and think. It was a cry for help.<p>And it made me ask……what is success and what does it …

Recent Books in Translation: 6 recommendations

I’ve made a point of reading more books in translation in the last year, and it’s paid off tremendously. I’ve discovered new authors, found out about …

The Aquatic World: 5 Books About Mermaids

One addition to my TBR list last month was was Erika Swyler’s “The Mermaid Girl,” a short story released in electronic form that serves as a prequel …

10 breathtaking abandoned places you should visit this summer

It's a fantasy of many to find an abandoned place that has a striking history and to just see it decaying. There are actually plenty of abandoned spots in Europe that have astounding beauty and where nature has reclaimed its rights. So especially for you, the Trip4real team has selected some of the …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

The world's 2nd-smartest man says these 'brain drugs' make him smarter

Rick Rosner, the world's second-smartest man, starts his day by swallowing around 50 pills.<p>Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat), a baby aspirin (for longevity), Metformin (for the metabolism).<p>Pop, pop, pop.<p>Then breakfast.<p>The regimen, he says, "makes my brain work better." If you …

Where Is Love Located in the Brain?

No matter what you've heard, you don't love anything with all of your heart. You love from the depths of your ventral tegmental area, your …

What's the killer app for the new Apple TV?

<b>Plex</b><p>The arrival of Plex on the Apple TV is the showstopper in my home. Think of Plex like Netflix for your home entertainment library, making it easy …

Smart TV

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 12 – Awakenings by Oliver Sacks (1973)

Oliver Sacks’s moving account of how, as a doctor in the late 1960s, he revived patients who had been neurologically ‘frozen’ by sleeping sickness reverberates to this day<p>Among the great books in this series that address the human condition, <i>Awakenings</i> stands out as a profoundly influential medical …

Literature

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don’t —they …

Procrastination

6 Classics to Add to the All-Male Book Club's Reading List

Straight white male authors are finally getting the recognition they have been systematically denied for centuries.<p>At the Man Book Club, a safe space …

Literature

31 Places Around The World You Should Eat At Before You Die

Eat your way around the world.<p><i>We asked people who work and travel around the world to tell us about their favorite restaurants on the planet. From holes in the wall to Michelin-starred feasts, these are some of the places they recommended, presented in no particular order.</i><p>Najd Village, Riyadh, …

Vitamin stops the aging process of organs: Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice

Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice<p>By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly …

Shakespeare's 25 greatest characters

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

13 apps that can make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

30 Poets You Should Be Reading

<b>Amy King</b><p>Amy King’s breathtaking poetry reflects the same unwavering commitment she brings to her role at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts: aesthetics …

Nas, the Narrator: On Publishing & Hip-Hop Storytelling

Over drinks in a beer garden in Manhattan — the Flatiron building pointed at our backs — my editor and I considered the short story, and wondered why …

Rap & Hip-Hop

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

10 Great Novels of the Rural: A Reading List by Michelle Hoover, Author of Bottomland

Soon after the publication of my first novel, I met Manuel de Lope, the Spanish writer, who had just released his gorgeous epic, <i>The Wrong Blood.</i> …

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

Contemporary Innovators of the Short Story

A Reading List from Rebecca Schiff<p>There’s something embarrassing about writing short stories. First there’s the word “short,” a word I’ve always …

Three Young-ish Korean Novelists on the Plight of the Young-Ish in Korea – BLARB

Back in December, I wrote up a Seoul Book and Culture Club event featuring four Korean writers as a spectator. This past weekend, I experienced …

Literature

Five Necessary French Books You Should Read

It’s not easy to choose only five books, so I made up my mind and decided to mention the five I can’t help reading again, once in a while, because …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Richard Dawkins

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

John Steinbeck on Writing, the Crucible of Creativity, and the Mobilizing Power of the Impossible

“A good writer always works at the impossible.”<p>An advocate for the creative benefits of keeping a diary, Virginia Woolf saw this informal practice as training ground on which one can “loosen the ligaments” for formal writing. But hardly anyone has put private writing to more fruitful use as a …