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These are the six books Barack Obama thinks you need to read

If you've ever wanted to know which books are sitting on Barack Obama's bedside table, then you are in luck because the former President of the United States has just shared his reading list.<p>Explaining that because he is so often asked what he is reading, Obama has decided to share six of the books …

Barack Obama

27 New Thrillers You Need to Have on Your Radar This Summer

It's officially Summer, which means the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and brutal murders are being committed left and right . . . well, within the pages of a bunch of new thrillers, that is. With a seemingly never-ending parade of exciting novels arriving on bookshelves over the next few …

Books

What We’re Reading This Summer

“Maybe Esther,” by Katja Petrowskaja<p>This book took a long time to get to me. Katja Petrowskaja and I were close friends in Moscow in the nineteen-nineties. Then she moved to Berlin, and we have seen each other sporadically since. A couple of years ago, she published “Maybe Esther,” her first book, …

Books

Here Are the Nominees for the 2017 National Book Award

<i>This content originally appeared on TIME.</i><p>The National Book Foundation announced its long lists for the 2017 awards this week, with the final and most …

Books

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit one targets your lower body, circuit two targets your upper body, and circuit three …

Workouts

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

The Kremlin’s Candidate by Jason Matthews, The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indriðason, Exhibit Alexandra by Natasha Bell, The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox, Panic Room by Robert Goddard, The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste<p>With <b>The Kremlin’s Candidate</b> (Michael Joseph, £12.99), former CIA operative Jason …

Books

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

Maya Artifacts Found In World's Largest Underwater Cave

Remains of giant sloths and proto-elephants were found interspersed with burnt human bones and ceramics in Mexico's Sac Actun cave system.<p>Last month, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project announced the discovery of the world's largest underwater cave system in Yucatán after realizing that …

Archaeology

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Bill Gates

10 Secrets to Successful Houseplants from the Experts

Are you tired of hearing the same old obvious tips about how to take care of houseplants? We certainly are. These days the Internet seems to …

7 Qualities Of People Who Are Chronically Unhappy

I often teach about happiness, and what has become exceedingly clear is there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According …

Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “We Were Eight Years in Power” has yet to come out, but it’s already generated a storm of discussion. The Atlantic ran an excerpt; conservatives went on the attack; George Packer, a highly-regarded and left-leaning journalist who got caught in Coates’s cross hairs, issued a …

Michelle Obama

The Atlantic on Twitter: "The First White President, by @tanehisicoates https://t.co/mjv5eJwQAd… "

New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Replying to @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>Wow, just wow!! Carnival barker indeed. The right mix of …

What I Learned From Reading These 5 Books (Warning: One may Shock You)

So you pick up a book.<p>Start reading. Creating pictures in your mind.<p>Imagining.<p>The wooden cabin nestles in the shadow of a snow covered mountain. The …

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Affluence Without Abundance’

The mantra of the 21st century might be that the world is interconnected everywhere, but the anthropologist James Suzman knows better. For more than two decades, Suzman has researched and gotten to know various groups of Bushmen throughout southern Africa. In “Affluence Without Abundance,” he …

Three visual illusions that reveal the hidden workings of the brain

Visual illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our …

Neurology

Tip: The Forward Head Posture Fix

This posture issue will lead to lifting injuries and recurring headaches. Here's how to straighten it up.<p>Neck Posture and Tension Headaches<p>You're …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

Henry Viii

How to boost your gut health (no probiotics necessary)

Conventional wisdom says that if you’re dealing with a touchy gut, you should just start taking probiotics and eating more yogurt and sauerkraut. But …

NPR’s Fresh Air Team Picks Its 10 Favorite Terry Gross Interviews

Terry Gross is one of the greatest interviewers we’ve ever seen. Marc Maron has called her “the most effective and beautiful interviewer of people on …

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

How Depression Could Be Severely Impacting Your Ability to Have Kids<p>How to Train Like a World Cup Soccer Player<p>The 10 Healthiest, Low-sodium Jerky …

10-minute HIIT workout you can do in your living room

The high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, led by Joy Bauer and Dr. Oz, is comprised of six body-weight exercises that are meant to be done during commercial breaks — yes, you can do this while you're watching TV! Watch the video below and check out the descriptions of the exercises for …

Workouts

Top 10 novels on rural America

From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance<p>I was in my early 20s when I first read Housekeepingby Marilynne Robinson. It was a summer day on my family’s mountain acreage in rural northern Idaho. I wandered …

Literature

Damn, We Wish We’d Written These 11 Stories

Every year, Bloomberg News publishes a “Jealousy List” — the stories Bloomberg staffers wish they had published. It’s a delightful and endearing …

Journalism

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

Meditation