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Read These Books to Fight Back Against Donald Trump

Book lovers and booksellers loved Obama, who always shared his reading lists. It’s different with Trump: He inspires reading, too, but of decidedly …

6 powerful books on war and rebellion

<i>Journalist and former Marine platoon commander Elliot Ackerman shares his favorite books about political unrest and conflict:</i><p><b>Man's Fate by André</b> …

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

Five women reveal the heartbreaking reasons why they had abortions

Everyone knows going through an abortion is a difficult experience to have, and the majority of women never want to find themselves facing the …

Ask Ethan: Could the Universe have begun from a Big Bounce?

And just what did come before — way before — the Big Bang?<p><i>“We are part of the universe that has developed a remarkable ability: We can hold an image</i> …

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

The revision strategies of 12 different writers are revealing and totally fascinating

As you read this, I will have pulled off a miraculous accomplishment: escapingwinter. I will be sitting on a tropical beach, gently caressed by sunlight and ocean breezes, reading as many galleys as I can fit into my carry-on.<p>For you, gentle reader, whether you’re trapped in snowy January weather …

Books

The triple-threat workout to attack your abs from every angle

<b>Duration</b> 45–60<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It’s 2017, and you’re determined to finally get the rock-hard abs you’ve always said you wanted. You’ve …

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books include <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i> (1997), <i>Status Anxiety</i> (2004) …

Emotional Intelligence

Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

Writing

10 Outstanding Short Stories To Read in 2017

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>I’ve been doing this …

Books

Your 10-Day Wellness Plan to Jumpstart the New Year: These Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results

10 Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results<p>“When you commit to making just one simple change each day, it helps create powerful momentum toward a …

Wellness

The best leg exercises to do at home

Our new Home Workouts series focuses on quick, fuss-free, targeted routines that you can complete at home.<p>Led by personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells, each episode demonstrates moves to target different areas of the body including exercises for your legs, back and arms.<p>…

7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}

There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can think of a specific …

Teaching

Jumpstart Your Writing With Creative Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts That Will Jumpstart Your Writing<p>Updated August 13, 2017<p>Interested in incorporating a free writing habit into your day, but …

Creative Writing

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, …

Best Backpacking Backpacks

Best Backpacking Backpacks Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWith so many choices available to adventurers, finding the <b>best backpacking</b> …

Backpacking

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

Books

The 10 best books of 2016

From novels spanning centuries to a history of existentialism, Jane Ciabattari chooses the best titles the year had to offer.

Books

7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

Books

Ten of 2016's most notable African science fiction and fantasy stories

James Mazi writes, "Wole Talabi, a Nigerian SF writer and editor who lives in Malaysia, has rounded up his ten favorite African science fiction and …

The Becoming-Literature of the World: Pheng Cheah’s Case for World Literature

OVER THE PAST two decades, the term “world literature” has been revived on the American academic scene as a magical remedy for humanities departments …

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

7 graphic novels to read by the fire this winter, because we're not leaving the house until spring

The more the temperature drops, the less likely it is that we’re actually going to venture outside to meet up with friends or do any sort of outdoor …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016

The 2016 collections that every short story lover should read<p>Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our …

Staff Favorites: The 55 Best Recipes of 2015

All Cooking Light recipes have to meet high standards, but a few each issue are so great they become staff favorites.<p>1 of 55<p>January/February: …

The best books to read right now to start 2017 off right

The last thing anyone wants to be is "that person" who can't keep up with the conversation amid a group of well-read people. I've been there; you've …

Stories, Poems, Essays, and Reviews since 1926

Sometimes the light from her kitchen<br>almost touches mine<br>and her shadow falls<br>through trees and peppermint<br>to lie down at my door<br>like it wants to come in.<p>…