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5 Terrific Novels About Art and Artists

Whenever I hear a novel is about art or artists, I gravitate toward it, because something about that focus on art seems to free fiction writers from …

‘Our heroes are not what we think they are’: J.K. Rowling is no longer the god of the Harry Potter Universe

Ron Weasley’s “patronus” is a Jack Russell terrier. Moaning Myrtle’s full name is Myrtle Elizabeth Warren. Harry Potter’s uncle loves Top Gear. …

Does Reading Make You A Better Person? Study Suggests It Depends On What You Read

Literary fiction might be more empathy-generating than genre books.<p>In 2012, when bookstores and book clubs were alight with talk of <i>Gone Girl</i>, a vital modifier was attached to descriptions of Flynn’s fast-paced story: it’s not just a thriller, it’s a <i>literary</i> thriller.<p>“Literary,” in the case of a …

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

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11 Romance Novels Even Book Snobs Will Love

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Book review: ‘Unknown Caller’ rearranges the pieces of a family’s story

Maine writer Debra Spark’s new novel, “Unknown Caller,” shatters the conventions of storytelling like a Cubist painting fractures realism. The result …

Deep Breaths: Your Hair Might Be Thinning, but There's a Fix

The American Hair Loss Association estimates that women make up roughly 40% of Americans experiencing thinning hair. Surprised? I was too. Somehow …

17 Selfish Things Other Passengers Do to Make Their Travel Better (and Yours Worse), Ranked in Order of Pure Deviousness

It's not just the airlines that are screwing us over. It's what we're doing to each other.<p><b>Note: After this article ran, readers submitted many more examples of bad travel behavior (including their own). The second article in this series, which arguably has even worse examples, is here.</b><p>Once upon a …

Weekly Dose: flibanserin, the drug that gives women one extra sexually satisfying experience every two months

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug flibanserin (sold under the brand name Addyi) for the treatment of women with …

How I Quit My Job And Finally Wrote That Novel

The steps and missteps one person took to achieve a dream, and how you can make it work, too.<p>It’s often been said that everyone has one novel in them–and the thing that separates novelists from everyone else is that they have multiple novels in them. That, and novelists are willing to sacrifice …

'We have been roused. Roused, not aroused, just to be clear': Miranda Hart thanks 'extraordinary' Team GB in hilarious letter

Miranda Hart has thanked Team GB's "extraordinary" athletes in an open letter, which praises their "strength, dedication, endurance and determination" during the Olympic Games in Rio.<p>The letter, which was published by the BBC, begins: "I just want to say, and I confidently write this on behalf of …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>10:12 a.m. …

Steve Wozniak has free advice for Apple on how to fix the iPhone 7’s major issue

Apple inventor and co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for expressing his opinions on Apple’s products and telling it like it is. Unsurprisingly, the …

What your doctor isn’t telling you — but should be

When Vivian Breton, 28, went for her annual exam at her primary-care doctor’s office recently, she had a whole list of questions she wanted to ask.<p>“I …

Nutrition

Of Coffee, Caffeine and Abdominal Pain.

Did you know that coffee can cause stomach cramps and abdominal pain?<p>I didn’t know this because once upon a time, I had been an avid coffee drinker. …

Mind Aglow: Scientists Watch Thoughts Form in the Brain

When a single neuron fires, it is an isolated chemical blip. When many fire together, they form a thought. How the brain bridges the gap between …

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics

MPs are calling for a ban on plastic microbeads found in many cosmetics and toiletries.<p>The Environmental Audit Committee says the tiny balls of plastic used in shower gels and facial scrubs can even be found in Arctic sea-ice and on the ocean floor.<p>The MPs say synthetic fibres from worn car tyres …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

A man who retired at 50 offers some unvarnished truths about life and retiring.<p>3:48 p.m. Today3:48 p.m. April 12, 2018<p>New Canneseries television …

Eddie Murphy Has a Twisted Plan if He Ever Wins an Honorary Oscar

“Eventually they’re gonna have to give me that shit.”<p><b>Eddie Murphy</b> has a plan, and it involves a sky-blue tuxedo and a horrified Oscar crowd.<p>In a recent podcast chat with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Murphy spoke candidly about his lack of an Academy Award, revealing that he’s not too bothered about it …

100 Must-Read Epistolary Novels from the Past and Present

There is something pleasantly, innocently voyeuristic about reading an epistolary novel. They give you the feeling of stumbling on a box of letters …

Woz doesn't want Apple to remove headphone jack for iPhone 7

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So many are worried about the jack hitting the road.<p>It's becoming a very serious issue.<p>If Apple removes the headphone jack from the next iPhone -- some say it will be called iPhone 7 -- then what will the …

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North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a …

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

<b>It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".</b><p>It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. …

New Uber Partnership Will Help Drivers Invest in Retirement and Get Free Investing Advice

The ride-sharing giant's roughly 400,000 drivers will be able to set up retirement accounts, and receive automated investment advice--for free.<p>Uber drivers may not count as full-time employees, but soon they'll be able to create retirement accounts and receive automated investment advice for …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

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Refresh Your Shower in Seconds With This Cleaning Hack

Make your shower the best place in the house with this easy cleaning hack that keeps glass shower doors and tiles free of hard-water stains and …

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Consciousness Persists: Even after Death

<b>We all know it’s coming, sooner or hopefully later! Death is just one of those things that happen to us all, eventually.</b><p>One thing many of us agree …

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