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All by myself: the joys of being single

For most of my adult life, I have been ashamed of being single. At weddings, I have felt my smile crack. I once walked out of a friend’s book launch when he gave a speech about finding the love of his life. I felt sick with envy, physically sick. But when I got home, what I felt most of all was …

Relationships

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Social Media

3 New Novels About Magic Women to Leave You Spellbound

We know that all women are pretty much magical beings, but some fictional women have powers that go beyond being awesome, kicking ass in the face of sexism or even creating life. The three new novels in this week’s book club are all about women who bring a bit of that fantasy-grade magic to the …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Psychology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.

Books

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, …

'Mysterious power over humanity': How cats affect health

When a stray cat wandered onto the tracks of a midtown 7 train in New York City last month, the MTA halted the entire subway line until the animal was out of harm's way. At the same time, the U.S. government euthanizes millions of stray cats each year.<p>They're a disaster for the environment: One …

Pets

44 Hilarious Cat Tweets From 2016

What did we ever do to deserve cats?

Social Media

The best books to read right now to start 2017 off right

The last thing anyone wants to be is "that person" who can't keep up with the conversation amid a group of well-read people. I've been there; you've …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Books

10 Social Justice Organizations That Rocked 2016 — And Need You In 2017

<i>We didn’t see this year coming, but we heard it from all sides. In Signal & Noise 2016, you’ll find the way we made sense out of all of that …

The non-western books that every student should read

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, forms of resistance and defiance, and the point at which violence becomes justifiable. …

Books

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …

12 Books We’re Reading to Understand the Election Result

For November’s edition of the Cut book club, we’re reading books to help us try and make sense of the election result, including searing dissections …

Books

The Best Books on Best Philosophical Novels

You are quite unusual in having a degree in philosophy, being a philosopher in your own right, but also being a novelist. How did you begin writing …

26 long books worth the time they'll take to read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is perfect, because excess is kind of the point. What marathon runner doesn't curse the universe or even get bored once in a while? That doesn't negate the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest threat to mankind

The human race could someday be wiped from the face of our planet — but it's not killer robots or giant asteroids that scare Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program</i> …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books podcast. There’s plenty out there so here are 10 of the best:<p>1. KCRW Bookworm<p>I’m quietly obsessed with Michael Silverblatt, the host …

Books

These Gateway Drinks Will Up Your Cocktail Game Dramatically

Staring down the menu at a cocktail bar can be an intimidating prospect for the uninitiated. What’s the difference between “Martini” and a martini? What’s an old-fashioned no. 1 versus a no. 2? What makes a daiquiri a daiquiri exactly? And it never helps that every bartender in the country makes …

Fitness Tips for Your Backache - Butt and Back

Fitness Tips for Your Backache - Your Butt and Your Back<p>Most people who have tight low back muscles - or pain in their low back that's due to muscle …

21 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Naomi Alderman: ‘I went into the novel religious and by the end I wasn’t. I wrote myself out of it’

The novelist and games writer on zombies, her new ‘Atwoodian’ novel and why she can’t stop studying<p>Naomi Alderman was 200,000 words into her latest novel when she realised she was going to have to junk it. She’d started it in 2013, put it aside, then picked it up again the following autumn. “It was …

Books

Bob Dylan and a noble refusal of the Nobel prize for literature

The history of Jean-Paul Sartre’s refusal of the 1964 Nobel prize for literature (Silence broken on Dylan’s Nobel – after five days, 21 October) is complicated. Sartre did in fact get wind of his imminent Nobelling from an article in <i>Le Figaro littéraire</i> shortly before the Swedish Academy was to …

Literature

10 Best Beer Garden/Hall Foods in Munich

<b>LET’S GRUB: IT’S BEER GARDEN TIME!</b><p>Hallo, escapaders! A visit to Munich is not complete until you’ve visited at least a couple of beer gardens or beer …

Cooking