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The Best Closet Systems

The average closet, if you're lucky enough to have one, is typically uninspired: a few rods, maybe a shelf, and space for a few pairs of shoes. It …

Closets

If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

10 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

When you hire a financial advisor, you’re entering a long-term relationship with someone who will know most everything about your financial life. …

Retirement

Laura Lam's 'False Hearts' is a gripping tale

Rarely does a novel grab my attention like Laura Lam's <i>False Hearts</i>.<p>I started reading Laua Lam's <i>False Hearts</i> and could not get out of my chair until I …

2017 Hugo winners: excellent writing and editing by brilliant women

This year's Hugo Award winners have been announced, and the prizes overwhelmingly went to brilliant women like NK Jemisin and Seanan McGuire, to the …

Science Fiction

15 Stitches Every Embroiderer Should Know

01 of 16<p>Top 15 Stitches in Hand Embroidery<p>Learning hand embroidery is both fun and relaxing, plus it's an easy way to create beautiful art with …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

Ocean-like abstracts by Samantha Keely Smith

I love these abstract paintings by Samantha Keely Smith. The paintings are Smith’s attempt at representing our inner emotional worlds using imagery …

Painting

Bucket List Travel: 3 Once-in-a-lifetime Adventures in the United States

Travel is all about perspective.<p>Sometimes, seeing a place in a new way is like seeing it for the first time. These three U.S. destinations are no …

Symmetry – Utopias are never perfect, are they?

Utopias are never perfect, are they? <i>Symmetry</i> offers some good heady sci-fi in the vein of <i>1984</i>, <i>Ender's Game</i>, <i>Equilibrium</i>, or <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>. Imagine a …

My Sister Rosa: disquieting YA novel about loving an adorable psychopath

Justine Larbalestier took the unreliable narrator to a new level in 2009's Liar, and in 2015, her Razorhurst took YA to places more uncomfortable and …

Books

6 Superheroic Novels Comic Book Fans Are Going to Love

Celia is no hero. She’s just a regular young woman who happens to be the daughter of superheroes. With the world-famous Captain Olympus and Spark for …

Comic Books

Your Black Mirror reading list

Over at GQ, Lincoln Michel shares 12 Books to Read After Binge-Watching Black Mirror. Among them:<p>The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin.<br>Version …

Tactical Awareness: 100 100-word stories about the uneasy sense of living in the Uncanny Valley

One day, months later, the bus ignored my face and demanded cash,. The people behind me looked away, embarrassed.<p>Now I'm standing at the front door …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

'Wizard in a Witchy World' is an urban fantasy love story

Jamie McFarlane's <i>Wizard in a Witchy World</i> tells the tale of lost in love, current-era wizard Felix Slade.<p>Slade has a tough name, but thats about it. …

Love Stories

Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye: A Novel

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p>A gloomy, nine-story mansion, perched on a plateau in a desolate countryside. A trench-coated, top-hatted …

Explore a life without consequences in 'My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday'

Jason Ayres' <i>My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday</i> is a unique time travel novel that spun my head! Ayres' lead, Thomas Scott, lives his life backwards and …

An inventor, maker, and toy designer shares his favorite projects

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p>The first thing that struck me about Make Fun!, a collection of toy and game projects from former Mattel …

Read These Books Before They Become TV Shows This Year

<i>Sweetbitter</i>, by Stephanie Danler<p>This novel—loosely based on the author’s experience—follows Tess, a fictional woman who moves from Ohio to New York …

Book Review: 'Unhappenings' is a fantastic time travel novel

Edward Aubry's <i>Unhappenings</i> is a smart and satisfying time travel novel. I love stories about paradox created by folks moving around in time, and this …

Contamination - highly-rated 4 volume zombie series for for free in Kindle edition

I haven't read T.W. Piperbrook's Contamination post-apocalyptic zombie series but it has 4.1/5 stars with 744 customer reviews on Amazon. Right now …

11 Fabulous German Movies on Netflix to Improve Your Deutsch

<b>You can’t talk about film without talking about Germany.</b><p>I’ve co-produced a film in Germany, and was tremendously impressed by the sheer size of the …

Language Learning

Starve: the best, meanest new graphic novel debut since Transmetropolitan

<i>Starve</i> is the story of Gavin Cruikshank, a world-famous chef who went into exile when the TV network that employed him imploded, taking his personal …

Two indie zombie novels that may make Christmas Eve pass easier

I've read a bunch of new indie zombie novels, via Kindle Unlimited, this week! Here are two very funny, fasted paced stories that will help pass the …

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Sitting

The Abaddon: graphic novel based loosely on Sartre's No Exit

In Koren Shadmi’s The Abaddon, five dysfunctional roommates are trapped in an otherworldly apartment, echoing Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic 1944 play No …

Nick Cole wrote an uplifting, zombie apocalypse love story

Nick Cole's novels are hard to put down, and as usual I read straight through <i>The End of the World as We Knew It.</i> This story is reminiscent of his …

The 50 best non-fiction podcasts

Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder polled 1600 people to find a list of the 50 best non-fiction podcasts. The list skews nerdy, science, and tech. The …