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10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

Books

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

Entertainment

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

Science Fiction

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

Books

The 10 best new thrillers to read this spring

2018's best thrillers so far

Books

10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018

It’s undeniably good to curl up with a book when the weather is spiteful, as it is to tote one along to the beach—but what about spring book season? Is spring the underdog of reading periods, not yet the subject of clichés and best-of lists but yet arguably the best time to get into a new title? …

Books

Facebook Privacy Settings: 18 changes you should make right away

<b>Facebook Privacy Settings: Check and change your privacy settings on Facebook today</b><p>It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without Facebook and …

Social Media

The 13 New Thrillers Goodreads Users Are Most Excited About This Spring

Spring is officially here, even if it doesn't feel like it in most of the United States quite yet. But if you can't physically beat the cold, you can …

Books

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

If you hate people, these are the quietest, least traveled scenic routes in every state

It is finally spring, which means that it is time to start mapping out summer road trips. But which roads should you choose this year? For the …

Hiking

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

25 Libraries Every Voracious Reader Must Absolutely Visit

Hey there, I just found you your next vacation spots.

Genealogy

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fitness

10 books everyone will be reading this spring

Just in time for spring, go ahead and crack open a page-turning new book — or download it on your device. There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to riveting reads, so we enlisted two acclaimed authors to help us pick the best of the best.<p>Mystery writer Harlan Coben and thriller pro Brad Thor …

Books

The Best Brownies And 3 Ways To Elevate Them

Brownie lovers unite!<p>March 19, 2018<p>My favorite dessert of all time is brownies. I love how they have a glossy top and the perfect, gooey texture, and …

This portable power station can keep a mini-fridge running for up to 2 days

As more and more companies release portable power stations for use in the outdoors, the ability to keep our electronic devices charged and …

Portable

An Incredible World Map That Plots the Literal Translation of Every Country Name In the World

The Literal Translation of Country Names is a remarkably researched map created by Neomam for their client Credit Card Compare, which plots the …

Oxford University Press

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If you found the Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations deeply unsettling, read our guide to the maze of your privacy settings<p>If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may …

Privacy

15 Adult Books Like 'A Wrinkle In Time' To Read If You Grew Up On The Childhood Classic

With <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> taking the box office by storm, you should have already dusted off your old copy and re-read it in anticipation of seeing the …

Books

10 May New Releases To Put On Hold at the Library Right Now

Wishlist upcoming releases you’re dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders. …

Books

Ariana Harwicz, Laurent Binet Make Longlist For 2018 Man Booker International Prize

The longlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, announced today, includes a novel by Javier Ceras about Enric Marco, the Spanish man who …

How to make your writing simple and understandable

Writing for the general public means leaving certain notions behindIf you’ve ever had to explain a complicated subject to the general public, whether …

Creative Writing

Cloud Architecture 201: Why Cloud Security is more than Network, Access, and Identity Management

By: Todd Jobson | Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect; MBA<p><b>Outline :</b><p><b>The foundation of effective "Layered" Cloud Security ? (Network, System/OS,</b> …

Information Security

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

10 healthy snacks you can make and keep with you the whole week

When 3 o’clock hits, so do the munchies. For most of us that means reaching for a salty bag of chips. If you’re trying to take steps to be a little …

Healthy Eating
Books

Required Reading

<b>I Found My Tribe</b> <i><br>Ruth Fitzmaurice (memoir, Bloomsbury USA)</i><br>Ruth has two “tribes” in her life: One is her children and her husband, Simon, who had ALS …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

Google Chrome

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. “Is this really worth $200?” you ask …

Software

Dreary Days: 10 Books to Make the End of Winter Darker and Sadder

A Novel<p>Celeste Ng’s <i>Everything I Never Told You</i> begins with the line: “Lydia is dead, but they don’t know this yet.” If that’s not the most heartbreaking way to start a novel, then I don’t know what is. The story unfolds in the 1970s, and follows the life (or rather, death) of Lydia, the …