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Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition

Why Fates and Furies was this year’s most talked-about novel

To qualify as the US book of the year – that ineffable title to which Lauren Groff’s third novel, <i>Fates and Furies</i>, lays persuasive claim – a novel needs more than just blockbuster sales. In fact, the book that “everybody” seems to be reading often climbs no higher than a respectable but …

60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

From NPR's Latino USA: Reservations

The Yakama Nation is a Native American reservation in Eastern Washington that is home to about 11,000 Yakama people and almost three times as many Latinos. Over recent decades, the reservation's rich agricultural lands have attracted Mexican farmworkers and their families who have made the valley …

How Science Has Been Abused to Promote Racism

Tim Crowe, <i>University of Cape Town</i><p>Race in human taxonomy -- the science of classifying organisms -- has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in …

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview with Tara Brach

Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She is the author of <i>Radical Acceptance:</i> …

Spirituality

Everything That's Leaving Netflix in December 2015

Let's all take a moment to give thanks that this week is a holiday—because we are going to need all the extra time we can get to squeeze in one last viewing of these titles before they vanish from Netflix this December. From '50s classics (<i>All About Eve</i>) to rom-com favorites (<i>My Best Friend's</i> …

Entertainment

Pain drain: the economic and social costs of chronic pain

Chronic pain is a complex health issue. While the person suffers the disabling symptoms, its burden extends to the whole of society. In Australia, …

10 Things We Learned From Colbert-Abrams ‘Star Wars’ Talk

They came via hyperdrive and warp speed, and even by New Jersey Transit, these devotees of Stars both <i>Trek</i> and <i>Wars</i> to mix with the high-rolling, …

B&N Readouts

When Myers finally made contact, he told Lacy to meet him at the same marina in St. Augustine. Everything was the same—same sweltering heat and …

Too Busy? Try These 7 Tips To Kickstart Your Meditation Routine

Most of us have read about the benefits of starting a mindfulness meditation practice: less stress, more focus, decreased depression and anxiety... …

Meditation

Shonda Rhimes’ Year Of Yes is for devout Shondaland fans only

By all accounts, Shonda Rhimes is an impressive, amazingly successful person. She is a showrunner who has cornered her own entire evening on ABC’s …

Prime target: How serial killers prey on indigenous women

<i>This story is part of an ongoing Globe and Mail investigation into the hundreds of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada</i><p>Indigenous women in Canada are roughly seven times more likely than non-indigenous women to die at the hands of serial killers, according to a Globe and Mail analysis …

5 Things Your Boss Needs To Know About Your ADHD

There are things that your boss, supervisor, or employer should know about your ADHD. But oddly enough, not one of those things that they need to …

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? …

10 Underrated Action Movies Streaming on Netflix

by Scout Tafoya<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Action movies have changed a lot over the years. The cameras have gotten closer, the fight choreography more elaborate, …

Frankenstein TV: what happens when literary classics drop out of copyright

The Frankenstein Chronicles, Jekyll and Hyde, BBC’s forthcoming series Dickensian and of course Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock are the latest dramas to rework familiar characters into new settings<p>The credits of television shows end with a copyright line, once in Roman numerals – widely believed to …

Inventor Creates Tiny Device that Stops Snoring

When you look at the alternative, you'll understand why we call it tiny<p>Two years ago a doctor fixed my sleep apnea with a special mouthpiece. If I …

Perhaps Netflix's most sprawling category, the "Drama" section of the site contains the standard Netflix fare: some absolute classics in amongst a …

Movies

Why Am I Always Tired?

Common Causes of Tiredness<p>If you’re reading this then waking up in the morning is a major daily struggle. Battling it out with your duvet, dragging …

How To Practice Yoga So That You Stop Struggling In Life (And On The Mat)

Often, how we approach our yoga practice is representative of how we live our lives. Sometimes we can see things in our yoga practice that might not …

The Parallel Reading Experiment

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>At my children’s school the pupils are strongly encouraged to read every night once they are back at home. To promote this and …

Books

This Android malware is so bad, you might be better off buying a new phone

We've seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there's one that can mimic your phone's shutdown process and spy on you …

5 Beauty Vloggers You Need to Be Following on YouTube

<i>For InStyle's November issue, on newsstands now and available for digital download, we teamed up with Google to uncover your most-searched questions</i> …

Eye Makeup

6 Hand Sanitizers for Cold Season That Are Anything But Basic

Amidst the throes of cold and flu season that could strike fear into the hearts of the stalwart, you may be faced with an unfashionable dilemma: Do you brave the perils of doorknobs, elevator buttons, and taxi television screens with bouts of obsessive handwashing—or do you resort to on-the-go …

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a College Professor

You'll spend most of your "summer off" working.<p><b>1. Summer off? Not so much.</b> When I first considered leaving my journalism career to become a journalism professor, the academic calendar helped make up my mind. Three months off in the summer! A month off at Christmas! Spring break! Those breaks all …

The legendary radio show that launched Jay Z and Nas

Stretch and Bobbito are two goofball hip hop heads from New York City. In the 90s they hosted a legendary radio show called The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR. The show, which was completely one-of-a-kind at the dawn of that decade, changed many people’s lives, not least the rappers …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Zionism's brutality reaches from Gaza's beaches to US academia

Steven Salaita’s firing is about more than academic freedom.

Israel

How To Stop Procrastinating (A Brief Guide)

Today we’re going to tackle the age-old problem of procrastination. In this article, you’ll discover:<p>Why smart people procrastinate the most (and …

20 Writers On Their Must-Have Desert Island Read

We asked these authors: What book would you take with you to a desert island, and why?<p>1. EMMA STRAUB // AUTHOR OF <i>THE VACATIONERS</i><p>"If I had to take a …