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Why Some People Are Born Anxious, With Daniel Keating

Have you ever noticed that some people just seemed hard-wired to be stressed out? Maybe you feel like you’ve been dealt an anxious hand yourself. …

How Cats Went From Kings of the Jungle to Kings of the Castle

It’s a story that stretches back 11 million years, cats have had a long journey from being worshiped by ancient civilizations to being worshiped by …

A Strange Odyssey Through Bulgaria In 'Shadow Land'

In 2005, I read a book so suspenseful, so laden with longing that I could not put it down: <i>The Historian</i>, by Elizabeth Kostova. In 2010, her sophomore effort, <i>The Swan Thieves</i>, thrilled me slightly less, but made up for its lack of suspense with a delicate dance through the world of fine art. …

Books

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

28 Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands You Need to Know

As the Grab Your Wallet boycott has proved, there's real power in how you spend your money. And for the socially conscious animal lovers among us, the same can be said about what...

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

Comedy

How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash

Theoretically, it’s better to spend more on quality, but that’s only true if the quality item lasts. I used to have a bad habit of tossing my clothes …

The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

Donald Trump

On this day in 1819: To supplant the Dutch, Britain founds a new Malacca Strait base – Singapore

Thomas Stamford Raffles was born on 6 July 1781 on board a ship off the coast of Jamaica. His father was a merchant captain, and at age 14 Raffles entered the service of the East India Company as a clerk.<p>He educated himself in science and languages, and aged 25 was appointed Assistant Secretary to …

Asia

Why You Should Consider Writing With an Omniscient Narrator

Today’s guest post is by Martin Cavannagh. Martin is a writer for Reedsy, a publishing network that helps educate authors and connect them with the …

Creative Writing

11 Things That Happened When I Started Trying To Eat Healthy

Big thanks to peanut butter.<p>View this post on Facebook

Die Hard

The '60s Films That Every Fashion Girl Should Watch

Fashion and film have always gone hand in hand, whether it's a designer taking inspiration from a movie's wardrobe or a leading lady sporting the latest couture. We're rounding up the most important movies by decade—from the 1950s to today—that every fashion lover should see.<p><b>1) La Dolce Vita, …

Fashion in Film

The 11 most significant battles of the Second World War

They took place across the globe; some lasting days, others months or even years. But which of the Second World War battles are the most significant? …

The Bitter Taste of Victory by Lara Feigel review – life in the ruins of the Reich

A superbly researched study that shows the devastation of postwar Germany as seen through the eyes of cultural figures such as Auden, Orwell and Lee Miller<p>Once it became apparent, around 1944, that Nazi Germany was going to lose the second world war, plans began to be floated as to what was to be …

Books

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Free: Hear 24 Hours of Noam Chomsky’s Lectures & Talks on the Powers That Subvert Our Democracies

Noam Chomsky is optimistic. Yes, the world seems to teeter on the brink of… well, name your dystopian scenario, but Noam Chomsky is optimistic. The …

Noam Chomsky

Kurt Sonnenfeld, His Dead Wife, and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory That Explains Everything | GQ

He worked for FEMA at ground zero, but then Kurt Sonnenfeld became a suspect in the mysterious and high-profile death of his wife. Now he's found a new life in South America and become a folk hero by telling an amazing story about the World Trade Center attacks. Did Sonnenfeld get away with murder, …

Crime

I Wrote a Children's Book That Was Rated Too Nasty for Kids

Who would've thought that a children's book called 'NASTYbook' would be deemed too disgusting and inappropriate for kids?<p>As a writer, I specialize in very brief, surreal fictions. For instance, I wrote a story (a personal favorite) in which I capture a runaway vagina from up a tree.<p>Some years ago, …

Dining Rooms

How the Queen led the way in power-dressing for the world stage

The monarch, 90 this month, is a pioneer in using clothes to project a message. Now a new royal exhibition is to shed some light on how it’s done<p>When Princess Elizabeth was two-and-a-half-years old in November 1929, John Logie Baird staged his first experimental television broadcasts in London. The …

Michelle Obama

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Making a Murderer: Is the State of Wisconsin Still Trying to Suppress Information About Steven Avery?

Even now, Wisconsin is throwing up obstacles.<p>According to <i>Making a Murderer</i> filmmakers <b>Laura Ricciardi</b> and <b>Moira Demos</b>, the state of Wisconsin has been throwing up roadblocks in front of their docu-series from the start. But a recent wrinkle reveals that now, even after the cat is out of the bag, …

Crime

Middle East still rocking from first world war pacts made 100 years ago

In an idle moment between cocktail parties in the Arab capital where they served, a British and French diplomat were chatting recently about their respective countries’ legacies in the Middle East: why not commemorate them with a new rock band? And they could call it Sykes-Picot and the Balfour …

Middle East

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Books

The Book of Human Emotions by Tiffany Watt Smith review – a thought-provoking tour around our feelings

So riveting are these miniature essays exploring 156 emotions that if anyone interrupts your reading, you’ll probably feel irritated. Eloquently interweaving scientific, philosophical and literary thought, from ancient to modern beliefs, the book is “a gesture against those arguments that try to …

Books

How Isis reshaped the Middle East in a year – video explainer

In the space of a year, Isis has radically reshaped the Middle East. Emerging from the chaos of weakened states, it has turned the lives of ordinary Syrians and Iraqis upside down, while its brutality has shocked the wider world. In the 12 months since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself the …

Middle East

Dead-Cinch Thrillers: 4 Books To Get Your Heart Pounding

I've just spent much of the past two weeks on my couch, reading suspense fiction. The result of all that heavy lifting is this list of recommendations — four thrillers, very different in style and MO, but all deadly accurate in their aim to entertain.<p>Innocence; Or, Murder On Steep Street<p>Second …

Books

17 Old-Timey Swear Words That Are Anything But Offensive Today

Remember when you were a kid and you got your mouth washed out with soap for uttering that swear word you heard on the street? Although the obvious four-letter words were off limits, sometimes we came up with our own clever sayings to express ourselves without expletives.<p>Whatever your curse word of …

Fudge

Medieval Life special: the ultimate guide to daily life in the Middle Ages

Medieval lingerie, the horrors of the Black Death and the dangers of city life are explored in a new <i>BBC History Magazine</i> medieval special<p>Pulling …

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …