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22 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<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>If you're anything like me, summer weekends are marked by a lot of lounging — on the warm sand, cool grass, or a park bench under a shady …

Books

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Ernest Hemingway: The man behind the cultivated image of hyper-masculinity

Ernest Hemingway is the macho face of 20th-century prose. His birth in 1899 marked the arrival of a man who wanted to dissociate literature from the taint of femininity it had acquired under the influence of Oscar Wilde and align it instead with a kind of hairy masculinity. Lilies and wallpaper …

Literature

14 Soak-Worthy Hot Springs to Chase

The hot bath has long been used as treatment for releasing stress and promoting better health. This isn't an old wives' tale, especially when it …

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

8 of the best hiking trails in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best hiking in the United States. From summiting 14,000-foot peaks to ducking down into deep canyons and …

25 images of Earth that put the presidential election into humbling focus

November 9 is not only the day we begin to ponder the implications of a Trump presidency. It's also the birthday of the belated scientist and luminary Carl Sagan.<p>And nothing makes more clear the fact that we must come together after 18 months of divisive campaigning than Sagan's "pale blue dot" …

Beyond NaNoWriMo

6 Steps to Writing Like a Boss The Rest of the Year (+ a Calendar of Action Steps)<p>NaNoWriMo fever is upon the world.<p>If you’re a writer, you’ve …

Leonardo DiCaprio's "Before The Flood" Climate Change Documentary

<i>Update: Unfortunately this free online viewing was only intended for a limited time and National Geographic has now removed the video. If you didn't</i> …

Climate

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

There’s a word in Japanese for the literary affliction of buying books you don’t read

So many books, so little time. In the age of media binging, too often we end up buying books we never actually read.<p>The moment goes something like this: Skim fascinating book review online. Buy on Amazon with 1-click. Scroll down. Buy two other titles with 1-click. Leave books on bedside table. …

Books

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Poetry

NASA reminds us that the zodiac has changed; salt ensues - ExtremeTech

By on September 21, 2016 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA wasn’t trying to take on …

You’ve Probably Been Reading The Wrong Horoscope

But that's okay, because it still doesn't mean anything<p>First thing’s first, just to repeat NASA: Astrology is not science.<p>But starting last Friday, the news began spreading that NASA was behind a plot to change everyone’s zodiac sign. Except that isn’t what happened. At all.<p>Gizmodo has a rundown of …

Solstice

11 Novels That Need to Be Made into Movies, Like, Yesterday

I rarely enjoy a bookish movie as much as the book it’s based upon (though miracles <i>do</i> happen), yet I can’t stop myself from adding them to my Netflix …

7 Unusual Tricks To Reveal Your Writing Talent by Elaina Meiser

Writing is important in almost all walks of life. It can help you write letters, create reports, deal with problems and communicate ideas. Of course, …

Creative Writing

16 spectacular facts about giant sequoias

<b>All hail the giant trees! Mother Nature’s skyscrapers are some of the largest and oldest organisms on the planet.</b><p>Nestled in a small pocket on the …

Time-lapse video taken from space captures entire year on earth

NASA’s EPIC camera, situated in space between Earth and the sun on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, has captured one year’s worth of images of Earth. NASA compiled 3,000 of these images into a time-lapse and released it on Wednesday, July 20.<p>EPIC takes a photo every two hours, …

Time-lapse Photography

Darling no more: Hollywood flees Louisiana for sweeter tax breaks

It's the middle of a recent work day inside a Hollywood-style movie studio in downtown New Orleans, and Trey Burvant turns off the lights on an empty stage 1.<p>He heads over to stages 2 and 3, and they're empty, too.<p>"Not much going on," Burvant said inside Second Line Stages studio. "Nothing going …

NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind

NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …

Astronomy

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Youtube copyright laws: Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, more petition European leaders

A little over a week after several major musical artists signed an open letter to the U.S. Congress requesting changes to how YouTube compensates …

Watch Yoko Ono's Farewell to NYC Record Store Other Music

Sharon Van Etten, Bill Callahan, Frankie Cosmos, Yo La Tengo and more played tribute show at Bowery Ballroom<p>Yoko Ono made a surprise appearance …

Vinyl Records

Tegan and Sara: ‘We couldn’t tell each other we hated being on stage’

Tegan and Sara’s relationship might be tumultuous but their music proved cathartic for many after the Orlando shootings. They explain why moving into pop has opened up new worlds<p>The day after the Orlando nightclub massacre, Tegan Rain Quin was walking with her girlfriend through downtown LA when an …

Blond Hair

Rihanna's New Video Has a Sexy Star Trek Vibe, Because Why Not?

Here's your first look at 'Sledgehammer.'<p>I know what you're thinking: Why the hell did Rihanna record a song for the <i>Star Trek</i> movie? Have any <i>Star Trek</i> fans ever gone to the club and gotten down to "Work"? These are totally valid questions.<p>Turns out, according to this Facebook video, Rihanna is a</i> …

Star Trek

Here Are the Best Albums of 2016 So Far

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52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Paramount Pictures

35 must-watch indie movies on Netflix

Some nights you turn to Netflix for a bit of comfort food, courtesy of a beloved movie you’ve already seen a million times. Other times, however, …