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The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

10 Honest News Sites Way Better Than Anything in the Mainstream Media

By Chere Di Boscio GMOs are bad for you and the planet. Chemicals in cosmetics cause cancer. Fast fashion is seriously contributing to climate …

Mainstream Media

Is This (Finally) the Secret to Eating Less?

Ever hear, "Never shop when you're hungry?" Research proves it's true.<p>Source: Nicoleta Ionescu/Shutterstock<p>If you’re feeling fatter than ever, you’re …

University of Pennsylvania

Weeknight Cooking: Thai Style Chicken Thighs & Coconut Rice | shopswell

These chicken thighs are as delicious as they are easy to make, in fact, I always make a double-batch. Leftovers are just as tasty and make a great …

History of Black Women Wearing Hats at Church | Synonym

Couple reading Bible in church<p>A deeply rooted tradition in the African American community, wearing flamboyant hats to church has both spiritual and …

TIFF 2016: Their Finest surprises audiences

<i>An Education</i> director Lone Scherfig has always considered the Toronto International Film Festival a lucky charm, and this year should be no …

Is Climate Change World War III? Environmentalist Bill McKibben Thinks So

“World War III is well and truly underway. And we are losing.” So writes environmental activist, author, and journalist Bill McKibben in a recent …

Olive Oil And Hair Care

<i>Photo credit: Alicia Cho, Paul Delmont</i><p>Thrive Market<p>Between the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, the blow drying, heat treating, and dyeing, hair takes quite the beating.<p>Whether you have split ends, dry and weak strands, dandruff, or just a tangled mess, the likely culprit for almost all …

Hair Care

100 Must-Read Hilarious Books

This post is sponsored by Penguin Teen.<p>Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn …

Books

31 Potluck Recipes That Will Blow Guests' Minds (and Only Take You 15 Minutes)

Problem: You’ve signed yourself up for a potluck get-together but your cooking expertise extends to boiling eggs and slapping together PB&Js. There's …

Healthy Eating

What Socrates Can Teach Us About Leadersh

Use this Greek philosopher's method to boost your leadership.<p>This summer we enjoyed a family trip to Greece. It is a land of boundless beauty and tremendous thinkers. While touring the Acropolis our guide mentioned that while scheduling its restoration, time was built into each day for workers to …

Socrates

DL Hughley on Colin Kaepernick: Blacks don’t get Sunday off from racism

Many people, both black and white, have had enough of Americans caring more about Colin Kaepernick sitting during a song than they care about the …

Colin Kaepernick

The Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn: Pictures

Music Festivals

Beloved Poet Thom Gunn’s Reading List of 10 Essential Books to Enchant Teenagers with Poetry

“Poetry is of many sorts and is all around us… a rhymed political slogan is poetry of a kind, for example, and the lyrics of a song by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or Bob Dylan may be poetry of a very high order.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to</i> …

What We Believe Matters Most When Selecting Books

This is our first official entry with <i>The School Library Journal Blog Network,</i> and we are overjoyed and proud to be a part of this community. At <i>The</i> …

10 Books from the Summer to Make You Smarter in the School Year

The problem with school is that it can really cut into your reading time.<p>Gone are the glorious days of lugging hefty historical novels in your beach …

Books

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend’s Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.<p>A man rides an electronic bike past a …

Cybercrime