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The Best Books We Read in 2016

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p><b>Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky</b><p><i>Roadside Picnic</i> is a book about aliens in which no aliens appear. Rather, one character hypothesizes, aliens seemed to have …

Books

Route in Tourouvre-au-Perche cost €5m to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during two-year test period<p>France has opened what it claims to be the world’s first solar panel road, in a Normandy village.<p>A 1km (0.6-mile) route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered …

Clean Energy

Fergie and Josh Duhamel's Christmas Card Will Likely Put Your Family's Letter to Shame

Now <i>this</i> is how you send holiday cards to family and friends.<p>Just a few short days before celebrating <b>Christmas</b> as a family, <b>Josh Duhamel</b> and <b>Fergie</b> …

The 15 best movies of 2016

A throwback musical, an erotic Korean drama, and many unique and stylish coming-of-age tales top the year’s list<p><i>La La Land</i><p><i>La La Land</i>’s immense popularity with critics and industry insiders isn’t hard to understand: Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, and cinephiles love movies about loving …

An Age-by-Age Guide to Entertaining Children

Before I had kids of my own, I always felt awkward around youngsters at family gatherings. Sure, I <i>wanted</i> to play with somebody else’s baby, or even …

Pregnancy changes a mother's brain for years, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women expect the physical changes of pregnancy, yet having a baby also produces some changes in the brain.<p>Pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions involved in understanding the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others, according to a study published Monday in the …

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

31 Of The Most Heartwarming Books You'll Ever Read

❤️ ❤️ ❤️<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain for at least 2 years after giving birth

Researchers found that first-time mothers consistently demonstrated a reduction in grey matter volume that could mean their brains are optimising and rewiring themselves to help cater to the needs of their infants — with the effects lasting for at least two years.<p>"These changes may reflect, at …

J.K. Rowling's Annotated Harry Potter Reveals How Quidditch Became a Thing

A first-edition copy of <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone</i> that was annotated by J.K. Rowling in 2013 is finally going on display. Featuring 43 …

Books

Even Victoria’s Secret Models Need a Pre-Game Pep Talk Sometimes

Hair is done, makeup is done, the wings are on—so what comes next in the pre-game ritual of a Victoria’s Secret model? Getting into the mindset, that’s what. Yes, even seasoned professionals need a pep talk now and then, and getting ready for the big moment usually requires a few …

Kendall Jenner

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

29 Super Festive Trash-to-Treasure Christmas Crafts

Annie, get your hot glue gun!<p>Sure, you <i>could</i> buy everything at the store, but what's the fun in that? (And half the time, you know you could do it better anyway.) We took some of the most common household items around — think toilet paper rolls and dated decor signs — and used a little elbow grease …

Crafting

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. From start to …

11 Sleeping Apps to Help Insomniacs Rest Up This Holiday Season

Although we LOVE the holiday season, finding time to do everything on our Christmas to-do list can be hella stressful. From planning the Christmas dinner menu to buying (and wrapping) gifts for him and her, there’s just too much to do… and not enough time to do it. But since stress can have …

Apps

Alec Baldwin Says He'll Stop Trump Impersonation If the President-Elect Releases His Tax Records

Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken out against Alec Baldwin‘s impression of him on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, and now the actor has promised to stop — on …

Would Matthew McConaughey Ever Make More Rom-Coms?

The actor talked to Vanity Fair about whether or not he’d return to comedy at a party for his new movie, Sing.<p>The McConaissance continues—but it’s taken an interesting turn. After <b>Matthew McConaughey</b> went from romantic-comedy staple (more on that in a bit) to Oscar winner, the father of three set …

19 On-the-Go Vegan Breakfasts for When You’ve Hit Snooze Too Many Times

Vegan or not, everyone has their go-to vegan recipes when you’re eating healthy. But when you’re running late and have no time to make pancakes, you need to have plenty of grab-and-go vegan breakfast recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re a donut fan or you prefer something savory like a breakfast …

Breakfast

The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, and more in July

Comedies like "Keanu" and "The Boss" will be available. So will TV hits like "Mr. Robot" and "Ballers."<p>There's also the "ultimate edition" of the polarizing "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."<p>Here's the complete list. <b>We've highlighted some of our top picks you shouldn't miss in bold.</b>

TV shows

Here's Why Women's Shirts Button on the Opposite Side of Men's

Stupid patriarchy!<p>Within the simple action of buttoning a top is an age-old design mystery no one can seem to solve: <i>Why</i> are women's shirt buttons placed on the left while men's are positioned on the right? There's no real practical reason for the differentiation these days, but the tradition has …

Jesse Williams' speech stole the BET Awards

<b>(CNN) —</b> Actor Jesse Williams took to the BET Awards stage Sunday night as an honoree and left a hero.<p>The "Grey's Anatomy" star received the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award, and gave a powerful acceptance speech on race and this country. His words have been so thoroughly embraced that publications like …

Interesting facts about life

The world is a fascinating place, and it's full of weird and interesting facts that you might have never realized were true.<p>Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have collections about the true facts of life and fun facts that will blow your mind, and we've combed through them to find our …

Google Earth and Maps updated with sharper, more detailed satellite imagery [Gallery]

The novelty of exploring satellite imagery of the world in Google Earth has long worn off since the app launched in 2001. Now the the company has given you a reason to dive back in and explore the Earth from above, announcing today that all mapping products, including the satellite layer in Maps, …

Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick

In a parental pinch, iPhones and iPads make great pacifiers. That’s not to say you should let junior put Apple devices in his or her mouth, but their …

Help for Middle-of-the Night Insomnia

Doctors have some surprising suggestions for anyone who wakes up and can’t fall back asleep, the most common type of insomnia<p>It is a frustratingly common scenario: You fall asleep easily at bedtime but are wide awake at 2 or 3 in the morning. Only after a half-hour or more of staring at the ceiling …

Sleep

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

NBC Decides That They Need To Stop Canceling Shows In Order To ‘Restore’ Their Brand

When NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke notes that the network went from “must see” to “number 5 or 6 behind Telemundo” at the New Voices in Primetime Comedy panel in Denver on Friday, you know things are dire for the once great network. Out of the bulk of sitcoms that made their debut this …

TV

Space Savers: 11 Smart Bedroom DIYs To Try

Struggling to fit all the things that you need into your tiny bedroom? Here are 11 DIYs that prove that having a small bedroom doesn't have to be …

Father Refuses to Claim Body of Orlando Shooting Victim

Heartbreaking.<p>Well, this is awful and heartbreaking.<p><i>The Advocate</i> reports that although 48 of the 49 Orlando shooting victims' bodies were claimed by family, one father of a gay man who died in the Orlando shooting rejected his son's body.<p>The names of the men were not released so as not to "further …

Wedding Guest Dress Code Explained: From Black Tie to Casual

Have you ever received a wedding invitation in the mail that left you completely clueless about the wedding guest dress code? Between "black tie optional" and "semiformal," the language can be tricky to decipher. But we've got you covered. Here are the most common wedding-guest dress codes …