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This Video Of A Kitten Preparing For Her Nap Time Will Blow All Your Worries Away

Here's a little reminder that cats are just the best.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Vaccination

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Books

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.<p>Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, …

The Bankruptcies That Would Follow an Obamacare Repeal

Without insurance, millions of Americans will find themselves in dire financial straits as they struggle to pay for medical services.<p>Senate Republicans are working to pass legislation scaling back government support for health coverage, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for a vote on …

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Joe Montana calls Colin Kaepernick ‘distraction,’ likens QB skills to those of Tim Tebow

Some NFL observers assume that Colin Kaepernick’s inability to latch on with a team is solely based on his protests during the national anthem last season, but Joe Montana begs to differ. The three-time Super Bowl MVP says that Kaepernick’s passing skills are as much a problem as the “distractions” …

NFL

National Parks in Every State That’ll Inspire You to Get Outside

12 Lesser-Known Books By Famous Authors That Every True Book-Lover Should Read Once

As book-lovers, we all have our faves: those novels we read over and over again, the memoirs that never fail us, thrillers that leave us lingering in …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Is the end of Donald Trump’s presidency drawing nearer? Either way he will have done great harm to America

Donald Trump clearly merits impeachment — even if that day comes, the damage he has caused will be long-lasting<p>Last week, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump did this in order to stop Comey's investigation into Russia's apparent interference with the 2016 presidential …

Philosopher Henry Giroux on the culture of cruelty and Donald Trump: America is “a democracy on life support — it can’t breathe”

Author of a new book on Trump’s rise says we face “something so dark, so real, so evil” with no clear precedent<p>Next week we will mark the 100th day that Donald Trump has been president of the United States. Tens of millions of Americans are still in a state of shock. These 100 days have made them …

This Photographer Shows Another Side of Pet Portraits

We can't get enough of furry friends over here, and we know some of you are into House Tours just as much for the pets as the decor (no judgement). …

Pets

20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

Donald Trump’s Russia scandal: What you need to know (and what you should avoid)

When it comes to Russia, there are a lot of dangling threads that could distract us from the important points<p>If President Donald Trump did indeed collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton, his best chance of getting away with it rests on manipulating our culture's notoriously distractible …

How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever?

If you take the world’s most powerful space telescope, point it into the cosmic abyss for days, and collect all the light possible, you’ll see something fantastic.<p>But you won’t see the Universe’s most distant galaxy.<p>The most distant galaxy ever discovered comes from when the Universe was only …

Universe

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

The Funniest Memes About Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Ad Fiasco

The controversial Pepsi ad starring Kendall Jenner may have been short-lived, but unfortunately for those involved its legacy will be immortalized on …

Kendall Jenner

55 Hilarious Memes For Anyone Who Just Loves Sleep

"I could totally go for a light coma right now."

Social Media

19 Memes That Are Way Too Funny And Real For Anyone With Boobs

Me at home: I definitely don't need to wear a bra with this. Me after 40 seconds in public: Who put me in charge of me?

Memes

These Dumbass Nature Memes are Better Than Planet Earth

Is this the best meme of all time? Shut up. Don’t even answer that question. It was rhetorical. And, for the record, the answer is clearly yes. The …

Sean Spicer can spin anything—even famous movie plots

Sean Spicer, known for his cheery spin on every blustery, conflicting thing President Donald Trump says, has been a joke ever since he became Trump’s …

6 Mary Gaitskill Books Revealing the Hidden Chambers of Our Hearts

Winner of an illustrious Guggenheim fellowship, the critically acclaimed writer Mary Gaitskill has been a provocateur in the literary world for almost thirty years. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Gaitskill ran away from home at age eighteen. Her desire to write grew from an acute, youthful sense that …

The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson review – a deeply chilling ghost story

Past and present merge in this psychological twister set in a picturesque country cottage<p>Haunted houses can be a difficult trick to pull off in fiction: it is testament to Julie Myerson’s skill that her 10th novel features a haunted house that is not only entirely believable but deeply …

Books

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

200,000 Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online

There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman …

Trump’s Climate Agenda: Do Less, With Less

From the EPA to the White House, from the budget to the federal register, his administration is dismantling climate-change regulation and the science that supports it.<p>Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seems like a refined and intelligent man. Speaking …