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Matilda’s new adventures at 30: astrophysicist, explorer or bookworm

She was the quintessential young rebel who broke all the rules about how good little girls should be portrayed in children’s literature by standing up to bullies in the name of justice – and having a laugh at the same time.<p>Now, Roald Dahl’s <i>Matilda</i> – the most powerful female genius ever to be …

Books

5 Books For Jane Austen Lovers Who've Read 'Emma' Too Many Times

Few classic authors are more beloved than Jane Austen: her novels have sparked countless film, television, and even YouTube adaptations, while her …

Jane Austen

Dua Lipa and K-Pop Group Blackpink Team Up for 'Kiss and Make Up'

Blackpink are officially in Dua Lipa's area... and on her album.<p>The pop star and high-charting South Korean girl group recorded a collaboration for …

Dua Lipa

Water-Based Nail Polish Exists, and Here Are Our Favorites

These days, we're painfully aware of potentially harmful or irritating chemicals present in our beauty and personal care products. We're collectively …

The Contemporary Female Japanese Authors You Need to Know

Japan’s literary legacy is definitely one not to be overlooked. From the international love of manga, to the groundbreaking popularity of Haruki …

The ultimate K-pop summer playlist

CommentsTo post comments please <br>log in register or Login with facebookSubheadline: We've got the definitive list of K-pop tracks to keep you bopping …

Music

I've Tried Every Non-Dairy Creamer & This Is My Favorite — Shopping

Over the last five years, I've tried every non-dairy coffee creamer on the market. And I mean <i>every</i>! My quest for the perfect option started six years …

The Best Burger in America Is in North Carolina, According to TripAdvisor

<i>This Chapel Hill establishment serves a burger that tops a new country-wide ranking based on millions of reviews.</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> …

The Best Young Adult Books We’ve Ever Read

When many of us think back on our favorite reading memories, we come back to our preteen and teenage years: staying up late on school nights under a …

Coffee Grinders

11 Feel-Good Books To Read When You've Just Woken Up From A Nightmare & Can't Get Back To Sleep

If a nightmare has got you seriously wigged out, the best cure might just be to turn on all the lights and pull out a feel-good book to read until …

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Aristotle

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

TED Talks

The Stranger Things universe is shifting dimensions into book form

The characters in <i>Stranger Things</i> have always lived on the unstable junction between one dimension and another, a breach in space that allows passage …

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

So you're late to the A Discovery of Witches fandom

If you’d never heard of <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> until recently, or you’ve heard a bit about the books but haven’t read them, you’ve come to the right …

Books

Loved Anne of Green Gables? Read These Books Next

Ever since Anne (with an “E”) arrived in Avonlea, she’s stolen the hearts of readers everywhere. Whether she was dying her hair green, getting her …

10 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2018

Chungha<p>After placing fourth on the wildly popular girl-group–making survival show, <i>Produce 101</i> – think <i>Making the Band</i> but 101 times bigger and more …

Rising South Korean Electro-Pop Singer Cifika Wants To Do Everything

South Korean electro-pop singer Cifika was in the midst of a five week tour of the United States when she took the stage at The Belmont on March 16 …

Top 50 Books That Make You Happy

<b>Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Make You Happy</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Need some positive thinking? How about some books that make you happy?<p>While the …

How to Make Japanese-Style Iced Coffee

Nothing livens up a hot afternoon quite like a cup of iced coffee. Trouble is, a lot of the iced coffee out there is just stale, leftover hot brewed …

The Nutritionist-Approved Hack That Made My Coffee Taste So Much Better

I’ve never really liked the taste of coffee. I usually try to offset its bitterness with a little half and half and sometimes a sugar cube or …

Why Does Nanny-State California Hate Coffee So Much?

Last week, a judge in California sided with the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, which had filed a lawsuit in 2010 against …

Breast Cancer

The 9 mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking coffee — and what to do instead

Whether it's choosing the wrong glass for your wine or abiding by old-school whisky rules, we make mistakes every day when it comes to how we eat and drink.<p>And buying and making coffee is no exception.<p>To find out what we're doing wrong when we buy, order, and drink it, Business Insider spoke to …

Coffee

The truth about animals isn’t always pretty

The Truth About Animals<i><br>Lucy Cooke</i><i><br>Basic Books, $28</i><p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pliny the Elder reported that hippopotamuses find relief from overeating by …

Why Oat Milk Is Suddenly All the Rage

Over the last few months, you may have noticed a new vegan milk option at your local coffee shop: oat milk. I’ll be honest; when I first heard I could turn my cappuccino into a capp-OAT-ccino, I rolled my eyes. Could LA <i>be</i> anymore, LA? Turns out, oat milk isn’t an LA thing. It’s a Swedish thing …

Breakfast

This 13-Year-Old Guitarist Was The MVP Of The 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang introduced the world to a number of new fascinating individuals to obsess over, and the closing ceremony was …

Top 10 books about South Korea

A novelist recommends favourite writing about a country that has undergone a giddying transformation in recent decades<p>Historically known as the Hermit Kingdom for turning away western envoys, as well as the Land of the Morning Calm for its regal mountain ranges and tranquil valleys, South Korea has …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

The Only Aeropress Recipe You’ll Ever Need

The Only Aeropress Recipe You’ll Ever Need by MichaelThe Problem with most Aeropress Recipes There’s few questions a barista dreads more than “Could …