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Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Stephen King

Give Someone a Good Read With 1 of These 26 Best Books by Black Authors

Looking for a great book? Looking for a great gift? Here are 26 of the best books by black authors published in 2016. They are realistic stories, …

20 Millennial-Approved Gifts That Will Earn You Major Street Cred This Christmas

If you’re shopping for a twenty-something and have no clue where to start, we’re here to help.<p>According to Urban Dictionary, Millennials are “special …

Trump's business empire poses unprecedented potential conflicts of interest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump campaigned for president as a savvy billionaire who would apply his business acumen to improving the U.S. economy, cutting taxes for Americans and negotiating better trade deals.<p>Flags fly above the entrance to the new Trump International Hotel on its opening day in …

The Osprey Farpoint 55 Is the Perfect Backpack for Lightweight Travel

Osprey’s Farpoint 55 backpack is really two bags in one. You get a large compartment to keep clothes and shoes in, plus a removable daypack that …

Another List Of Bedtime Books You Actually Won't Mind Reading 957 Times

We’ve all been through those days when we’re so tired by the time we get our kids to bed that we’re practically running out of the room after we tuck …

A Bad Lip Reading of the Presidential Debate

The folks at Bad Lip Reading ridicule both of the presidential candidates by putting words in their mouths. Words that exactly match their lips! In …

Don’t tell Dad I’m voting for Hillary: young women on sexism in the family

As fathers issue warnings about Benghazi and Clinton’s pantsuits, millennial women balance political passions with hope for a drama-free Thanksgiving<p>My father is trying to “educate” me about “the real Hillary Clinton”, so he starts telling me about Vince Foster – and then it’s Benghazi, again. …

Hillary Clinton

Fox News hosts help Donald Trump promote unscientific online polls as supposed evidence he won debate

Trump did, in fact, come out ahead in a slew of online polls on various websites. But those polls were all unscientific, meaning the sample of participants did not accurately reflect the sample of viewers who watched the debate. The Drudge Report, a popular conservative news source, also linked to …

Government

How to Read Water

• <b>Author:</b> Tristan Gooley<p><b>A New York Times Bestseller<br>A Forbes Top 10 Conservation and Environment Book of 2016</b><p><b>Read the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesian—with a little help from the “natural navigator”!</b> <br>In his eye-opening books <i>The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs</i> and <i>The Natural</i> …

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 40: Learning

I was a wayward kid who grew up on the literary side of life, treating math and science as if they were pustules from the plague. So it’s a little …

Mathematics

No, Clinton didn't start the birther thing. This guy did.

Despite what Trump says, the 2008 Clinton campaign and the candidate herself never trafficked in the rumors.<p>After years of denying the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s presidency, it was only in the midst of his own presidential campaign that Donald Trump began falsely claiming Hillary Clinton was the …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …

Journalism

North Carolina GOP Out to Limit Crucial Early Voting Period

When Barack Obama carried North Carolina in 2008 and came close in 2012, it was thanks in part to a massive advantage in early voting. Now, aiming to avoid a repeat, state Republicans are waging a relentless and brazen campaign to limit early voting opportunities — all but acknowledging that lower …

The US-Assist Folding Knife From Gerber Makes A Good First Impression

Contrary to what you might have read elsewhere, Gerber's new US-Assist folding knife is a high quality blade that feels solid in your hands, and …

The 20 best apps for making videos

Whether you’re a vlogger or a budding Spielberg, it’s never been easier to shoot your own short film. Here, from effects to filters, are the only apps you’ll need<p><b>S</b>hooting and sharing videos has never been so easy, with a wide selection of mobile apps available to capture, edit and distribute your …

Why Women Led Anti-Suffrage Campaigns Against Themselves

Women achieved the right to vote in the United States nearly 100 years ago, after an exhausting fight that lasted decades. It may be surprising that …

Is ‘devouring’ books a sign of superficiality in a reader? – Louise Adams

Last year, a reporter in the <i>Guardian</i> described how the Man Booker Prize judges spent ‘a summer… devouring novel after magnificent novel’, culminating …

Man Booker Prize

Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants - Facts So Romantic

As someone so flummoxed by traffic I wrote a book about it, I have a near-clinical aversion to vehicular congestion. My global default strategy is to …

Waze

Here's Why There Are No Monkeys Native to North America

Damn.<p>North America has its fair share of awesome creatures roaming around, but there’s one group of animals that never took root: monkeys. There are …

Ultralight 'Shoes' Roll Up, Fit In Your Pocket

They look like reinforced socks. A new ‘shoe’ by startup brand Skinner is among the most minimal footwear we’ve seen.<p><b>Skinners ‘shoes’ offer little</b> …

Are Western Chimpanzees a New Species of Pan?

What if I told you there were populations of chimpanzees that made spears to hunt, lived in caves, and loved playing in water? These are behaviors …

Google's new app lets users conduct scientific research on their phones

Google's new Android app revamps the clipboard for scientific field experiments. The app, called Science Journal, measures and records data in real time, and then converts that data into easily readable graphs and charts.<p>Users can store several projects in the app, and use tools like an …

Android News

Book yourself a paper profit by investing in rare literary treasures

The main reason for buying a book should be the pleasure it brings – even if you are considering a purchase as a potential investment.<p>It can seem a …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

Differing dietary strategies of Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic Homo sapiens

When fluctuating climates in the Ice Age altered habitats, modern humans may have adapted their diets in a different way than Neanderthals.

Ice Age

Will This Strategy Finally Put an End to Sexual Assault on America's College Campuses?

At the 88th annual Academy Awards on February 28, Vice President Joe Biden took the stage to raucous applause from Hollywood's glitterati. In front …

Former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious woman on campus

A former Stanford University swimmer was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a woman he met at a fraternity party.<p>In a Palo Alto courtroom, the jury found Brock Turner, 20, guilty of three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an …

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …