Szymon Barszcz

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iWonder - Spine-chillers and suspense: A timeline of Gothic fiction

ConsultantDr Catherine SpoonerLancaster University<p>Tales of terror<p>Gothic novels have been scaring us for 250 years. The mid-18th Century - an era of dark, satanic mills at home and nightmarish social upheaval abroad - saw public taste shift from traditional tales of romance and adventure to an …

The Way We Read Now

When the novelist Philip Roth died in May, the obituaries and tributes agreed that he was (to quote a few choice descriptions) “towering,” “pre-eminent” and a “giant of the American novel.” In the opinion of those who create the official narrative of American literature—the critics who write about …

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Meet the Guys Running Your Favorite Streetwear Instagram Accounts

With over 38 accounts and an aggregated following of over 828K.<p>When it comes to consuming content, our dependence on social media grows increasingly …

Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing | Germaine Leece

We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of reading<p>The understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC; it is no coincidence that Apollo was the …

Books

At Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa, a Hunt for Clues and Diversions

“Nobody shoplifts from a store that knows 3,214 ways to murder someone,” a sign at the Mysterious Bookshop in TriBeCa warns. But if the country’s oldest independent purveyor of mystery literature gets the ax, its owner will know why: money.<p>“We lost, you wouldn’t be wrong to say, six figures a year, …

How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas

<b>Developing an original and creative idea requires the simultaneous activation of two completely different networks in the brain: the associative –</b> …

Where China goes to relax

When Shanghai residents are looking to escape, they head to this tranquil city of gardens and canals.<p>Life in one of the world’s most populous cities can be exhausting, which is why Shanghai residents are always looking for ways to escape the skyscrapers and traffic.<p>A favourite option lies just …

Book Your Next Vacation in One of These 10 Underrated European Cities

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers from across the world.<p>By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>Experience the beauty of these magnificent</b> …

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How Uber plays the tax shell game

The VCs were desperate to give him more money. It was the spring of 2013, and Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick was weeks away from negotiating …

Behind the Story: The New York Times Follows Syrian Migrants

<b>Story/series:</b> “A Family Swept Up in the Migrant Tide” <b><br>Outlet:</b> The New York Times <b><br>Reporter:</b> Anemona Hartocollis (@anemonanyc) <b><br>Flipboard Magazine:</b> Four Years of War in Syria<p><i>When the Syrian Civil War broke out four years ago, fighting was confined between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel</i> …

Should I Sleep More or Should I Sleep Less?

As it turns out, using hunter-gatherers to define what is "healthy" has some limitations.<p>As a sleep scientist, I am often asked what "normal" sleep is. Of course, what people really want to know is whether how much they sleep is okay. That's probably why the recent study of sleep patterns in …

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