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These Are the Books You Should Read in August

The Underground Railroad is a contender of the year’s best book.<p><i>The Underground Railroad</i> by Colson Whitehead<p>In Colson Whitehead’s new novel, “the Underground Railroad” isn’t a network of basements and attics. It’s an actual subterranean train system leading slaves north to freedom.<p>The railroad has …

Books

It's Paul Giamatti Versus an Artificial Human in This Tense Clip from Scifi Horror Film Morgan

In an extended clip from <i>Morgan</i>—about a synthetic human who turns violent, thanks to the organic humans around her—we get a closer look at a scene …

The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century (So Far)

With summer blockbuster season in full-swing, and all its explosions and aliens and smashy smashiness, The Playlist decided to take a look at real …

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

Writing

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

BYO-sunscreen!

What's on Your Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bucket List?

Science fiction and fantasy is a vast, deep ocean. No matter how big your vessel, you’re never going explore it all; you have to pick and choose your …

Black Resistance to Slavery: The Maroons of Jamaica

The Maroons of Jamaica are descendants of Africans who fought and escaped from slavery and established free communities in the mountains of Jamaica …

Get down to Digital Trends’ best albums of the year (so far)

Every year, legions of music fans await December — a time when critic overlords worldwide bless the masses with their definitive guide to the sounds …

The Best Free Health and Fitness Apps

Getting in shape is only a download away.<p><i>This story is part of a series on how getting fit and healthy can boost your bottom line.</i><p>Sometimes all it …

Apps

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

We each create our own opportunities.<p>What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, …

Self-improvement

10 Timeless Steps to Better Writing From David Ogilvy, the Father of Advertising

Because good writing never goes out of style.<p>It's been said that the ability to write well helps a person to achieve focus, which leads to better, clearer thinking.<p>But how can you learn to write better?<p>Enter the timeless advice of David Ogilvy.<p>Despite never graduating from college, Ogilvy had a …

Creative Writing

10 must-have accessories for every Canon DSLR owner

Whether you’ve just got yourself a Canon DSLR like the EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) or EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D), or have owned one for a while, the …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Best Science Fiction Books for Your Summer Reading List

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow.<p>Summer is finally here, and that’s the perfect time to catch up on your reading, of course, maybe …

Science Fiction

Seven Manga That Need An English Release Right Now

It's sometimes overwhelming to think about how many different books exist out there that we'll never be able to read. For bibliophiles like me, …

Anime

8 resources for finding the perfect word

I once worked with someone who used the word “secure” continually. He would write:<p>• <i>“We need to secure advertisers.”</i> <br>• <i>“Have you secured a printer for</i> …

Public Relations

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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Books

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

10 Historically Black Beaches to Visit This Summer

In 2016, we take going to the beach and hanging out with friends and family for granted – we don’t have to worry about which beach we’re allowed to …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

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, …

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Creative Writing

This iPhone App Blocks Behavior-Tracking Ads and Evades Blocker-Blockers

The age of the ad-blocker-blocker-blocker is here.<p>Amid the ongoing chaos of the ad-blocking wars, a two-person team of privacy activists have launched Better, a new content-blocking app for iOS with a slightly different approach that seems to evade the blocker-detection schemes of several major …

‘The Birth of a Nation’: Meet Nate Parker, the Revolutionary Filmmaker Behind the Sundance Smash

The filmmaker/star opens up about how it took seven years and $100,000 of his own money to bring the story of Nat Turner’s rebellion to the big …

8 Best New Books to Read in February 2016: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and nothing says “I love you” like a new book; after all, flowers die, but books are forever. Or maybe you are …

Books

How I Totally Changed My Life to Finally Get Organized

I figured out it wasn't just about the stuff — it was also about me.<p><i>We love the little hacks and tweaks that can make your home tidier, but the truth is that big change in the way you organize requires ... well, a big change in the way you live. We teamed up with organizing coach Maeve Richmond to</i> …

20 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2016

Kanye West<p>What will Kanye West's seventh album, <i>Swish</i>, sound like? There's really no telling. Over the last year, Kanye has released a solo record …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Useful Apps To Learn Design And Coding On Your Smartphone

Whether you like it or not, programming is becoming one of the most important skills in the 21st century. You were certainly not the lucky one who had a chance to learn to code in the first-grade as Estonians do but you can definitely catch-up by being smart about your time. The design is another …

Online Education