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Playlists for the summer: musicians and DJs choose their favourite tunes

Whether your summer is a beach, a boat trip, a roof party or just throwing stones at bottles on a warm night, we have the perfect seasonal soundtrack – thanks to Rag’n’Bone Man, Charli XCX, Ezra Furman, Kesha and others<p>This summer’s been absolutely amazing for me. We’re playing festivals in …

Jorja Smith

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …

Literature

6 Hikes That Will Take You Around the World

These trails will take you to destinations you've never seen before.<p>Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail isn’t the only scenic hike worth traveling and trekking …

The 15 best books of 2016

How many of the best books of 2016 have you already read? Yeah, that’s what we thought—it’s time to get some serious reading done. Don your coziest …

40 Cheapest Countries to Visit (On $30 Per Day Or Less!)

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found …

How to climb Kilimanjaro without the crowds

The world’s tallest freestanding mountain is on many people’s bucket list, but the relative ease of the climb means most routes are overcrowded. Our writer finds a less trodden trail<p>• <b>Have you climbed Kilimanjaro? Tell us about your experience in the comments below</b><p>Many trekkers arrive at Mount …

Mountaineering

The Ultimate Working From Home Guide | Investopedia

<b>Amazon.com Inc.</b><p>Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) employs more than 500,000 workers around the world, many of them reporting to work from their home offices. …

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Peanut Butter Day: seven things you never knew you could do with peanut butter

Peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich lovers rejoice: today is Peanut Butter Day (though for people like me, who love the stuff, pretty much any day is, really...)<p>Here, to celebrate this important occasion, are seven more unique ways to use the nutty spread. Happy munching.<p>1. Make hummus with it<p>It …

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

Here are some prize winners and should-be prize winners to check out.<p>Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with <i>who wore what</i>. Instead, each autumn various committees clue readers in to what to read -- a means of culling through the stacks and stacks worth of …

Books

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

So... You're a New Mom or Dad and You Don't 'Love' Parenthood. Now What?

Your new baby has come home.<p>Your friends and family are thrilled about the new addition to your family.<p>Vases of congratulatory flowers sit by your bedside. Cards and gifts from well-wishers, scattered everywhere.<p>"Isn't it just incredible?" people ask you, almost constantly. "These early weeks and …

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

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

5 Common Mistakes Travelers Make in Japan

Yuko Ehara, the Palace Hotel Tokyo's expert on manners, shares five of travelers’ most common mistakes—and what to do instead.<p>With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It’s effort—not …

Top 100

In early 2010 Harvard Book Store employees worked together to come up with a list of our favorite books. Each staff member submitted a list of their …

List-Worthy

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

A guide to Budapest’s thermal baths

Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs, and ‘taking the waters’ has been a part of everyday life here since people walked in togas. No baths still operating date back to Roman times but some are a legacy of the Turkish occupation, others are Art Nouveau marvels and there are …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

My Life Is a Joke

When I died, there was no one around to see it. I died all alone. It’s fine. Some people think it’s a great tragedy to die all alone, with no one around to see it. My high-school boyfriend wanted to marry me, because he thought the most important thing to have in life was a witness. To marry your …

The best films of 2015 so far – UK

Film,Culture,Birdman,The Theory of Everything,Foxcatcher,American Sniper,Whiplash,Ex Machina,Kingsman: The Secret Service,Big Hero 6,Inherent Vice,The Interview,Selma,Shaun the Sheep Movie,Love is Strange,The Duke of Burgundy,It Follows,White God,Appropriate Behaviour,Home,Mommy,Wild Tales,Fast & …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

24 of London's most incredible historic pubs

As the Great British Beer Festival continues in London, we reveal our pick of the best historic pubs in the heart of the capital.<p>There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. London is …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Why Women Choose Not to Have Children

As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable<p>Pope Francis is widely believed to be a cool Pope—a huggable, Upworthyish, meme-ready, self-deprecating leader for a new generation of worshippers. “He …

Pope Francis

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

The mixtape: Ecca Vandal, Troy Cassar-Daley, Saskwatch, Ry and Jep and Dep

Ecca Vandal injects some heart-attack punk-rock into Australian music, Troy Cassar-Daley honours the Freedom Ride and Saskwatch play Groovin the Moo<p>There’s nothing straightforward about Ecca Vandal. South African born, with Sri Lankan heritage, the Melbourne-based artist has drawn comparisons to No …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …