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15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books

19 Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

With a hateful and erratic would-be tyrant consuming all the oxygen in the room, 2017 was a year in which we especially needed books, while books …

The 23 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

It's cold outside and the holidays are here, which means it's the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.<p>If you're looking for …

Documentaries

The plank is the one exercise most commonly done wrong, according to a personal trainer — but this subtle change could make it twice as effective in half the time

The plank -- holding yourself on your hands and toes as if you're about to do a pushup -- is one of the most effective body-weight exercises for …

Bodyweight Exercise

Reddit complaints led a programmer to create a must-read site for Netflix users

Add Flixable to your radar<p>Ville Salminen didn’t realize just how big of a problem Netflix’s search functionality was until he stumbled onto a Reddit post.<p>Salminen, the creator of a site called Flixable, told Polygon he was trying to help his parents learn how to navigate Netflix’s search system …

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37 Books You'll Fall In Love With, So Cancel Your Plans

Any time of the year is a good time to get lost in a good book. While some people think reading is for winter, when they can snuggle up under a …

Books

10 Books That Will Change How You Think About History

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

Books

The Best Movies You May Have Missed in 2017

<i>Rafael Motamayor lists the best movies that may have went under your radar this year…</i><p>2017 was a great year for movies, and you can’t convince me of …

'Buy-to-let is dead', say landlords, as they start buying shops instead

The number of buy-to-let investors moving to commercial property has tripled in the past three years, experts say.<p>Investors are fleeing traditional residential property and turning instead to shops, restaurants and offices as alternatives.<p>There are now less than three months until mortgaged …

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Nick Cave’s 10 Best Songs So Far

Nick Cave has 16 albums under his belt with The Bad Seeds since they released their debut in 1984. On average, that works out at a fairly prolific …

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

I recently returned from a five-day trip to London with my family. Before booking our flight in March, we'd asked my uncle's travel agent to help us …

I had a 'sleep doctor' tell me how to structure my entire day — and I've never felt more energised

I am, as you probably are too, a sucker for "daily routine" stories.<p>There's something weirdly satisfying about knowing what time someone else wakes …

How to access the Dark Web

So you want to know what happens in the dark alleyways of the internet?<p>The Dark Web was created by online activists who were trying to share content …

New Zealand bans forced marriages in crackdown on domestic violence

Country, which has the highest rate of domestic abuse in the OECD, creates new charges with tougher penalties for family violence<p>The New Zealand government has announced sweeping changes to its domestic violence laws, aimed at tackling the country’s poor record on family abuse.<p>New Zealand has the …

10 ways to customize the taskbar in Windows 10

How to get a sexy, streamlined taskbar.<p>We were all excited to get the Start menu back in Windows 10, and we wasted no time in customizing it to the best of our abilities.<p>But what about the poor, neglected taskbar, who never left us in the first place? Here's how to make the taskbar look pretty and …

Celebrate 10,000 days of the world wide web with a trip down memory lane

July 28 marks the 10,000th day since the birth of the world wide web. Happy birthday! You don’t look a day over 9,999.<p>It all started back on March …

25 books that will stick with you and blow your mind

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you've finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We've put …

Books

Top 10 Apps

OneShot<p>Sometimes it’s tough to share an article on social media and highlight the exact paragraph or quote you want people to see. OneShot takes care …

Box-office gross: 10 movies that made audiences sick

Some films will drain your tear-ducts; others will leave your body convulsed with laughter. But the rarest – perhaps even the highest – physical response to a work of cinema is vomit.<p>In 1979, Italian psychiatrist Graziella Magherini put forward the idea of Stendhal Syndrome, the theory that …

'If this is victory, then let God stop all wars': the revealing 66-letter epitaphs on the graves of the Somme dead

<b>Archivist Sarah Wearne has compiled some of the 66-letter inscriptions chosen by the families of those killed during the Somme</b><p>“Now heaven is by the young invaded.” That epitaph sits on the grave of Second Lieutenant James Ekin, who died a century ago today. Ekin, 19, was killed alongside his …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

Doing these 14 uncomfortable things could change your life forever

What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the value of recognizing boundaries and continually pushing …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

10 of the most commonly misused words and what they actually mean

Last year an expert said that English was evolving at a faster rate than it has at any other time in history, with researchers at Instagram also …

This Tiny Town is England's Hottest, Most Unexpected Weekend Destination

How did Bruton—a town in Somerset two hours from London—go from a ciderproducing community to arguably England’s coolest place to spend a weekend? It …

England's most beautiful places: 31 photos to enchant you | CNN Travel

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The ultimate true or false quiz: Scientific fact or fiction?

Can you separate fact from fiction in this fiendishly difficult quiz? <i>Scroll down for the explanations.</i><p>Chewing gum<p>“Nothing would reside that long, unless it was so large it couldn't get out of the stomach or it was trapped in the intestine,” an expert on these matters told the Scientific …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books