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How to know if you have Lyme disease, which affects 300,000 Americans yearly

Keep this in mind the next time you go for a hike in a wooded or grassy area: Tiny critters called deer ticks often carry Lyme-disease-causing bacteria, which is spread by their bite. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month— and recent CDC estimates suggest Lyme disease, once thought of as fairly rare, …

Writing Well Is a Two-Stage Process

Writing well is a two-stage process: (1) write not so well; (2) fix it. Knowing that Stage 2 is coming, you can relax a little during Stage 1; your …

Brevity Is the Soul: 13 Quotes Celebrating Authors Who Keep It Simple

February may be the shortest month, but it takes far less time to write “May”on a rent check. What a terrific excuse to celebrate the elusive virtue of brevity, a quality so many authors have harnessed into pure literary nitroglycerin. Young writers are still brow-beaten into keeping it simple by …

We analyzed every “Modern Love” column from the past 10 years. Here’s what we learned about love

People have been telling love stories for thousands of years. But in 2004, a new romantic subgenre was born—in the form of the New York Times’ wildly popular “Modern Love” column.<p>A typical “Modern Love” column is no more representative of how the average person falls in love than <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>. …

That Wasn’t Mark Twain: How a Misquotation Is Born

How fitting that the man often credited with saying “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” most likely did not invent the phrase.<p>Commonly attributed to Mark Twain, that quotation instead appears to be a descendant of a line published centuries ago …

Tale of addiction and recovery on a remote Scottish island shortlisted for £10,000 book prize

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate), a memoir of addiction and recovery and the part played in the latter by the natural world on Orkney, has been short-listed today for the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize, an award for “a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry evoking the spirit of a …

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

Paranoid and Delusional.

Jim Cooke/FMG.<p>Doctors are speaking out, once again, about the Tiny Tyrant’s mental state. I don’t think it has escaped anyone’s notice that Trump is …

A perfect list 'for Donald Trump's birthday': Man Booker prize reveals 2017 shortlist

Two well-renowned Israeli authors, Amos Oz and David Grossman, and an Argentine first-time novelist are among the shortlisted finalists for this …

Meet Chanelle Benz, whose debut book is 'The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead'

The stories in Chanelle Benz's "The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead" are as disturbing and violent as the title indicates. The debut book explores rage and inhumanity in a variety of settings, including the Old West, 19th century England and contemporary Philadelphia. The collection begins with the …

Books

Trump Adviser’s Visit to Moscow Got the F.B.I.’s Attention

WASHINGTON — Ever since F.B.I. investigators discovered in 2013 that a Russian spy was trying to recruit an American businessman named Carter Page, the bureau maintained an occasional interest in Mr. Page. So when he became a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign last year and gave a …

This Australian Salad Whisperer Has Advice for Your Dinner

As a vegetarian of over 20 years and the founder of a plant-based salad company, Arthur Street Kitchen, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how …

These are the 10 latest Pulitzer Prize winning-novels you must read immediately

These books caught the world’s eye with their dazzling characters and rich interpretations of American life.<p><i>1</i><i>Underground Railroad by Colson …

The Brain Tricks Heavy Drinkers Into Thinking They're Just Fine

Heavy drinkers tend to think that they’ve attained some sort of practice and are better able to handle themselves while drunk. But previous research …

The Brain

The Woman on the Stairs

<b>Reading</b> Bernhard Schlink’s work in German and then in its English translation, as I’ve done with his latest novel, <b>The Woman on the Stairs,</b> can be …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

25 Wise Quotes on Letting Go, Meditation and Mindful Living From Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ever heard of Jon Kabat-Zinn? If not, he’s one of the main reasons mindfulness is in so popular in the west. A professor of Medicine Emeritus, he …

This Sex Toy Company Is Closing The Pleasure Gap

"We talk about the wage gap, we talk about the confidence gap, but there's a pleasure gap," says Alex Fine of Dame Products. That's exactly why she and her business partner Janet Lieberman created their first sex toy, a hands-free couple's vibrator, named Eva nearly three years ago. Hannah Bronfman …

'Tinder for BFFs' app makes more sense than you'd think

For most of my adult life, I've had trouble making friends. As a shy, introverted person, I don't go out often, and when I do, it's hard for me to talk to people. What do I say? How do I jump into conversations? After many failed attempts, I became increasingly self-conscious, developing …

Relationships

The Power of Staying Put When You Feel Like Running Away

<b>“You cannot keep running away from your fears. At some point in life you will have to build up the courage to face and overcome them.” ~Unknown</b><p>Last …

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

Each nut has its strength.<p>We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and …

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Passover 2017: 20 Innovative Recipes Sure To Wow At Your Pesach Seder And Beyond

In Jewish culture, food is central to celebration. Whether you’re gathering for shabbat, a simcha (or a ritual celebration, like a bar mitzvah or …

50 Stuffed Potatoes

Serve these spuds from Food Network Magazine as the main dish: They're loaded with tasty toppings.<p>Kana Okada , Kana Okada 2011<p>Mushroom-Onion Stuffed …

Sweet Potatoes

The One Mindfulness Technique That Will Improve Every Conversation You Ever Have

Listening seems like a natural skill that we all can do, however not everyone remains present the whole time someone is talking. In fact, our minds …

This Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Chicken Is Literally To Die For

Keep it fresh for dinner!<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts<p>Olive oil, to taste<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>Garlic powder, to taste<p>Oregano, to taste<p>1 ball of fresh mozzarella<p>1 medium tomato<p>5 leaves of fresh basil<p>For the balsamic glaze:<p>1 cup inexpensive dark balsamic vinegar<p>⅓ cup honey<p>*Try your …

12 Ways You Absolutely Should Be Roasting Asparagus

New season, new vegetable side.<p>Baked asparagus is officially our new favorite side dish. Here are some delicious ways to take this veggie to new flavor heights.

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What to Read Right Now: Peter Heller’s Celine, Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B, and More

April’s reading list includes thrillers, tech missives, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus.<p>They say if you love something, you should set it free. Not so in <b>Stephanie Powell Watts’s</b> powerful debut novel, <i>No One Is Coming to Save Us</i> (Ecco). “Love means never letting anything go, never seeing it stride …

Here are the 2017 Hugo Award nominees

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this morning, and the ballot includes a refreshing number of women and authors of color in what has been a historically white male-dominated field.<p>The Hugo Awards, named after <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo Gernsback, are awarded to recognize the …