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26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish." —Maud Casey

Books

The Embarrassing Truth Behind the Conservative Obsession With Obama's Patriotism

Last week Rudy Giuliani caught some flak for suggesting that President Obama doesn't love America. Rather than admit, like Giuliani himself did before making the comment, that this was a horrible thing to say, the fine folks at Fox News have doubled down, offering "proof" that the president just …

New Book: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

<i>"I am the granddaughter of Amon Goeth, who shot hundreds of people - and for being black, he would have shot me, too." - Jennifer Teege</i><p>When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, randomly picked up a library book off a shelf, her whole life -- her whole sense of self -- changed forever. …

Fifty Shades Of Grammar Mistakes

For better or worse, <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> is a worldwide phenomenon. As the long-awaited (and much maligned) movie adaptation hits the big screen, we wanted to revisit the most shocking, depraved element of E.L. James's erotic trilogy.<p>No, not the bondage -- we're talking about the writing.<p>Here are …

PETA Hires Lobbyist to Quash Bill That Would Restrain Their Pet Killing

The Virginia Senate voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would restrict PETA's mass killing of dogs and cats at its Norfolk headquarters; but PETA has hired a crack lobbyist in an effort to push for the vote to fail tomorrow in the Virginia House of Delegates.<p>Senate Bill 1381 would redefine the …

This Guy Trolling His Local Bookstore Is The Funniest Thing You'll See Today

Come to think of it, people would spend more time in bookstores if they looked like this.

Los Angeles

The Truth About Sluts

"Boys will be boys, and girls will be sluts.”<p>That's how author Leora Tanenbaum sums up the sexual double standard.<p>Tanenbaum has spent the past two decades researching the word "slut" and how the label is used to shame and police young women, and female sexuality as a whole. Her first book on the …

10 Reasons Why You Should Date a Nerd

The sexy Modern Nerd has got everything a woman or man could want.<p>Nerds are the best. {Note: If you are envisioning the nerd from 80s movies and 90s television, with the pocket protector and unquenchable desire to show off chemistry knowledge and/or get revenge on athletes, you should know that …

6 Tips to Make Your Kids Love To Read

Now that kids have returned to school after a long holiday vacation, learning has moved, once again, to center stage. Reading is one of the main cornerstones of learning. However, many kids nowadays do not value reading like they should. In other words, they do not read for the pure pleasure of …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene

• <b>Author:</b> Simcha Jacobovici & Barrie Wilson<p>An international news story when published last year, now in paperback: A historical detective story leads to dramatic and ground-breaking revelations about the life and times of Jesus.<br>Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient …

How "The Hunger Games" Challenges Old Hollywood Expectations About Gender Roles

Peeta Mellark, damsel in distress.<p><i>The Hunger Games</i> has a love interest who's tall, dark, and handsome. He's brooding and rugged and good at hunting. He plants a kiss on Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) without asking or apologizing ("I had to do that — at least once"), and helps provide for her family …

Movies

Beautiful Dystopia: A New Novel Reveals the Light Amid Russia's Darkness

As the specter of war looms large in Ukraine, the Middle East unravels, and the world feels about as unhinged as it's been in recent memory, I found escape from the mayhem recently in a strangely alluring new novel called <i>The Great Glass Sea</i> by Josh Weil, published in July by Grove Press. I started …

Hide Valuables in a Dental Floss Container

There are tons of spots in your home where you can hide cash and other valuable items. One clever hiding tool that could come in handy especially …

7 Ways to Motivate Others Even You Can Do

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by …

Motivation

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

Relationships

You Can Make More Friends in Two Months By Becoming Interested in Other People

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in …

50 Myths Busted With John Green

When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author.

When You read something that strikes you as interesting, you should write to the author. This can lead to connections ranging from friendships to …

Writing