Tracey Robson

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Canadian PM says mosque shooting a 'terrorist attack on Muslims'

(This version of the story from Jan 29 corrects Update 7 quote of tweet by Canadian legislator Greg Fergus to ‘demonizing’ instead of ‘sermonizing’ in paragraph 10)<p>By Kevin Dougherty<p>QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

How to draw… a smug polar bear

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Picture books,Illustration,Art and design,Design,Art<p>Brrr it’s chilly out there. So gather some pencils, pens or whatever and get drawing a delightful, if somewhat smug, polar bear in this lovely drawing lesson from Ross Collins

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood at 50

Capote’s literary masterpiece about a real killing spree in a small Kansas community paved the way for the non-fiction novel and remains a tense and unsettling read<p>Though Truman Capote did not, as he liked to claim, invent the non-fiction novel, <i>In Cold Blood</i> (published 50 years ago this week) …

The best book we've read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back

Gustavo Arellano, Marta Bausells, Emma Brockes, Dave Bry, Oliver Burkeman, Sian Cain, Cindy Casares, Sarah Galo, Lucia Graves, Stuart Heritage, Paul Simon, Zach Stafford, Trevor Timm, Richard Wolffe and Guardian readers

Paul Simon

How to draw... a Christmas Eve tree - in pictures

Children and teenagers,Children's books: 7 and under,Books,Culture,Children's books: 8-12 years,Picture books<p>What’s a Christmas Eve tree? According to The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy and illustrated by Emily Sutton, it may be a little lopsided, even a bit ugly, but with love, it’s the best …

Christmas Eve

‘River,’ the ‘thoroughly depressing’ Joni Mitchell song that somehow became a Christmas classic

By J. Freedom du Lac<p>J. Freedom du Lac<p>General assignment editor covering national, international and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Michael Ball, a British stage actor and singer, was watching a performance of traditional Christmas music at a London drama school several years ago when the students …

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57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

The 15 Coolest Bookstores From Around the World

Rumor has it J. K. Rowling was inspired by Livraria Lello while writing <i>Harry Potter</i> (and teaching English) in Portugal. It doesn’t take long to …

Top 10 uncanny graphic novels

From Neil Gaiman’s evil Mr Punch to Hannah Berry’s characters in eerie peril on a night train, these graphic novels are full of muted horror and seasonal unease<p>I was recently invited to contribute a graphic story to a collection of uncanny tales, Congregation of Innocents, published by the Curious …

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Top 10: the best dialogue in crime fiction

Some of the most brilliant speech in novels can be found in this genre. From Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler and even Martin Amis, here are some of the best practitioners<p>I think the most important ingredient of a crime novel is style, and I have tried to embody this philosophy in my new book, …

The photography of Philip Larkin - in pictures

Best known as a poet and librarian, Larkin was also a dedicated photographer, whose pictures kept a deadpan, erotic and mischievous record of his life. A new book gives the inside story

Best children's books on winter

From Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter to Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell’s A Little Bit of Winter, the Book Doctor gets deliciously chilly picking snowy reads<p>Before we get to the festivals, I want to celebrate how the seasons have changed. What are the best books about the coming of winter and …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

It's more than just the winter blues.<p>For some, the winter is hardly "the most wonderful time of the year."<p>Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects nearly 10 million American adults and can make a few months out of the year feel downright unbearable. It's common to feel bouts of the …

How Paranormal Activity turned my life into a horror show

An exercise in movie flop-watching turns nasty, as cross-dimensional sneezing leads to haunting by computer download<p>As a general rule, I avoid horror movies because I like movies with movie stars, and horror movies tend to have actors who never became movie stars because they have faces that look …

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Get ready to be inspired.

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15 terrifying tales for Halloween

Since the beginning of the 21st century, publishers’ autumn schedules have hardly been an unequivocal delight for lovers of ghost stories, weird tales and things that go bump in the night.<p>All too often the face glimpsed at the window has turned out to be just another identikit vampire; the groan …

What It's Like to Be Found Guilty of a Murder You Didn't Commit

I rang Debra Brown just as she wrapped up her shift making ice cream sandwiches at a factory in Richmond, Utah.<p>Last we'd spoken, Deb had started telling me about the day her kids visited her for the first time at Utah State Prison, where she was serving a life sentence for murder. The visit had …

Top 10 haunted houses in fiction

Children and teenagers,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Books,Culture,Halloween,Chris Riddell,Harry Potter,Eva Ibbotson,Neil Gaiman<p>From Neil Gaiman’s graveyard to JK Rowling’s Hogwarts, children’s fiction is full of haunted homes. Here’s Claire Barker’s pick of 10 of the best<p>Everyone needs a …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How To Get Ready In 15 Minutes

11 images<p>Photo of Krysten Ritter<p>Save time on busy mornings with these quick fix beauty buys - guaranteed to get you out of the door in 15 …

Horrifying Florida Murders May Have Had Something To Do With Witchcraft!

<b>WARNING: This story includes graphic details.</b><p>On Tuesday, it was reported that three people were found hammered to death with their throats slit …

"Witchcraft" Suspected in Savage Murder of Family in Pensacola

Video<p>Escambia County Deputies suspect <b>witchcraft</b> was a motivating factor in the savage murders of a mother and her two sons in Pensacola last week.<p>And …

The AW14 Trend Report: 18 Style Ideas For The New Season

Fashion’s mixologists have done it again, magicking everything from vintage nostalgia to household products into exciting new style cocktails for us …

Unsolved Serial Killings (Serial Killers Series)

• <b>Author:</b> RJ Parker<p>WARNING: this book is NOT for the faint of heart! It depicts realistic violence with vile and malicious activities, and delve into the darkness of the human heart and mind.<br>"Unsolved Serial Killings by RJ Parker is a fascinating glimpse into the mindsets of cold blooded serial …

Devil's Knot

• <b>Author:</b> Mara Leveritt<p>Based on a true story, this edition of Devil's Knot will tie-in to a major motion picture starring Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. This riveting portrait of a small Arkansas town recounts the all-too-true story of a brutal triple murder and the …

Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

• <b>Author:</b> Pat Brown<p>What really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007? Was she abducted as the Gerry and Kate have claimed or did something happen to Madeleine on May 3 in the vacation apartment and the incident covered up? Criminal Profiler Pat Brown analyzes the …

The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Dice<p>Secret societies have both fascinated and frightened people for hundreds of years. Often the infamous Illuminati is mentioned as the core of conspiracies which span the globe. The Illuminati is actually a historical secret society which had goals of revolutions and world domination …

Hookers

• <b>Author:</b> Julian Davies<p>Sex, money, drugs and danger: they are all in a night’s work for millions of prostitutes around the world. But who are they? What are their lives like? And how do they really feel about what they do?<p>Their answers are here, the unvarnished truth of life in the modern sex trade …