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Mind Healing: Can you spot a liar? Failsafe ways to determine if some is telling the truth

No one likes to be deceived, but spotting a liar can be incredibly difficult. Are there reliable ways to tell when someone is lying to you?<p>To answer this question, researchers across the world have studied video clips from court cases and interrogations, and listened to hours of interviews and …

Psychology

29 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Chrome has a ton of hidden little tricks that you may not know about.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

The Secret of Writing

It's hard to explain how much one can love writing. If people knew how happy it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It's the greatest …

Writing

Breaking Up: The Final Goodbye.

Class started at 5PM. I got there early, so I could sit outside and read. I have many half-read works on my shelves, because, I become distracted by the happenings around me, or another intriguing cover steals my attention.<p>That's what I love about books: they don't go anywhere, they don't turn …

Relationships

Sometimes We Just Have To Let Go And Let Life Happen

credit: Ravina Bhanot<p>You won't always get what you want. But often you might just get what you need.<p>It will be frustrating, disappointing, cause …

Elections

19 Emotions You Never Knew You Had

From gigil to shinrin-yoku and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no equivalent in the English language. Learning to identify and …

A Sack Filled With an Enslaved Mother’s Love

The story of slavery in the United States is one of brutality, splintered families, and erasure. For many descendants of enslaved people, genealogies …

Black History

45 Expert-Approved Beauty Tips to Hack Your Makeup Routine

Game-changing secrets, right this way...<p>Since the standard evolution process from the "am I doing this right?" beauty novice to the "could be a vlogger" makeup expert involves much trial-and-error, we saved you the time and effort by asking makeup and skin experts directly about their best skin and …

15 books that will fuel your wanderlust in 2017

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>After travelling, sitting at your desk almost every day of the week can be unbearable. Most of us know that feeling of restlessness, the …

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

The project on the history of lynching offers historical details on each brutal murder, to shine a light on a shameful part of American history that isn’t nearly widely known enough.<p>When a Chinese man tried to vote in Monterey, California, in 1885, a mob lynched him. In 1909, a black man was …

Black History

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

Data Should Smash the Biological Myth of Promiscuous Males and Sexually Coy Females

That males are naturally promiscuous while females are coy and choosy is a widely held belief. Even many scientists—including some biologists, …

Biology

28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

20 Reads to Cozy Up With This Winter

Truth: Winter without Christmas trees, presents and hot chocolate (not that we’re saying you have to give it up) isn’t quite as cozy as the first half of the season. The remedy? Stocking up on some literary escapades to keep your soul warm until spring. From tear-inducing prose to bibles of comfort …

Make This Rope Rug With Only Three Materials

I love nesting and re-nesting my home. Maybe it’s the changing of seasons, but every time the weather warms or cools and the days get shorter or longer, I feel the need to switch things up. I’m also obsessed with rugs and felt really inspired by this post from the blog A Pair and A Spare. This DIY …

Best Bites: Crock pot Hawaiian chicken

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>Say goodbye to bland grilled chicken and boring chicken roast. Instead, up …

Cooking

7 Dishes That Get Their Killer Flavor From the Spice Rack

OK, so you’re bored with all your go-to meals. It’s not the protein that you’re sick of; it’s the same ol’ flavors you’ve used for years. Instead of …

18 Adorable Love Books to Give to Your SO

Books make the perfect Valentine's Day gifts because they can express your feelings sometimes better than you can. Gifting a book can also be very personal since selecting one can require a bit more thought. We've found adorable picks to give to your SO this Feb. 14, from sweet activity books to …

11 Indigenous Authors You Should Be Reading Instead Of Joseph Boyden

Turn these pages.<p>In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi'kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is "a white kid from Willowdale with native roots."<p>What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? …

Books

Top 10 books about wild women

From a 17th-century sci-fi utopia to an autobiographical vampire novel, all these great books were written by women who busted boundaries social, personal and literary<p>I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and …

Books

These Are TIME's Most Anticipated Books of 2017

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31 Of The Most Heartwarming Books You'll Ever Read

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Books

Great Books To Inspire English Language Learners

<i>Part of our series, 5 Million Voices.</i><p>I grew up speaking Spanish, and I didn't start learning English until I was in preschool. When it came to books, I struggled — like many ELL students — to connect with characters that didn't look like me or speak my language.<p>To this day I have yet to pick up a …

Books

12 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

Recommended reading for 2016<p>This year (let's face it, every year) was a complicated one to be a woman in America. There were undeniably exhilarating highs as we collectively watched the acheivements of women athletes at the summer Olympics; the glorious heights attained by young women like Simone …

5 Books That Will Change Your Life

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, …

Self-improvement

Give Someone a Good Read With 1 of These 26 Best Books by Black Authors

Looking for a great book? Looking for a great gift? Here are 26 of the best books by black authors published in 2016. They are realistic stories, …

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

Books