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The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, this year's book …

Books

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …

Sheryl Sandberg Gives an Emotional Speech About Her Husband's Death at Berkeley Graduation

"Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."<p>On Saturday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer …

The 5 books Bill Gates thinks you should read this summer

Want to know what the richest man in the world reads?<p>Bill Gates has written a blog post, recommending five books to his fans and followers.<p>He wrote on his website: "This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there’s no science or math …

Bill Gates

From A Whaling Ship To A Mysterious Painting, New Novels Deliver Big Thrills

I'm about to rave about two audacious works of historical suspense fiction: I say "audacious" because you have to have some nerve to tackle the subject of whaling after Melville, or to structure your story around a painting, after so many other novelists — most recently, Tracy Chevalier and Donna …

Books

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

Parting words from an artist of rare vision

Painter Sargy Mann did not live to deliver the TED talk he spent his final months preparing. This is what he wanted to say…<p>Not long before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the autumn of 2014, the painter Sargy Mann was invited to give a TED talk. Mann, then 77, was told by doctors that he …

Art

Flying Reimagined – Etihad A380 Tour at the Dubai Airshow

The highlight of the show, the Etihad A380 – Photo: Jacob Pfleger | AirlineReporterEver since I booked my trip to attend the Dubai Airshow, I had …

Qatar Airways

A Thanksgiving Miracle - SNL

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

A Food Lover’s Guide to Dining Out

Dining out can be a deal breaker. When finding a place for two (or more) people to eat together, you have to consider not just personal preferences, but food allergies, ambiance, location, price, Yelp reviews, etc. What once sounded like a simple meal can quickly evolve into a homework …

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

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A Glimpse at Flipboard for Apple Watch

Everyone’s been talking about the Apple Watch. What a beautiful piece of technology! Flipboard for Apple Watch is ready and will be available when the wearable device starts to ship tomorrow. Here’s a peek of what we have in store:<p>On the Apple Watch, Flipboard will show you your top 10 stories …

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

<i>The following is adapted from Phil Simon‘s</i> Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It.<p>If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The …

University of Chicago

11 Books That Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>There’s a striking mix of literary elements that have to be present on a book’s first page for readers to keep turning pages: an intriguing character, suspense, a vibrant writing style. The recently published books on this week’s list, which include fiction, nonfiction …

Books

Q&A: Vince Gilligan on Reviving Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul

Walter White may be no more, but as of Feb. 8, Saul Goodman lives. Sort of. In the <i>Breaking Bad</i> prequel <i>Better Call Saul</i>, we rediscover Walter’s …

TV

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Golden Globes

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

12 Exceptional Wines for Parties

Denver's McLain Hedges and Mary Wright spend their days recommending bottles in their fantastic shop, The Proper Pour. Here, they recommend 12 wines …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

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The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

When you get the flu, viruses hijack your cells and convert them to virus-producing factories, ultimately causing cell death and infectio…

When you get the flu, viruses hijack your cells and convert them to virus-producing factories, ultimately causing cell death and infection within the body. After a virus is manufactured, it must escape the cell by binding to the plasma membrane and cutting it open. Influenza viruses accomplish this with the enzyme neuraminidase (crystallized neuraminidase shown here). Many common antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu and Relenza, work to inhibit the activity of neuraminidase, preventing viruses from …

Undiscovered Italy: Lake Garda

You’ve heard of Lake Como, home to over-the-top palazzos, super-sleek yachts, and George Clooney’s exploits. But did you know that about halfway …

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