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The Best Books Written by Women in 2014

Photo: Amazon<p><i>The New York Times</i> has their annual "notable books" list. NPR has their "great reads" guide. <i>The Guardian</i> has their "best books" breakdown. ELLE has a 2014 book list, too—but while our selections are all great, notable, and the best, they're also each written by women. Many of them take …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

20 Political Books Every Woman Should Read

Must-read suggestions from both sides of the aisle.<p>The 2016 campaign season is in full swing already, but it's still a long way until Election Day. Why not fill your time until then reading a few great political books? Our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com asked campaign and political consultants on …

8 Common Writing Mistakes Stephen King Tells Us Not To Make Anymore

Coffee With A Conscience: The Cafes Changing London For The Better

<i>London is brimming with coffee haunts showing real heart, and harnessing the power of a good brew to tackle issues of homelessness, unemployment and</i> …

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10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Reading Paulo Coelho

Rania Naim 1. Listen to your heart “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever …

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What will libraries be like in 2100?

<i>This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and Slate. On Nov. 12, Future Tense hosted an event</i> …

The Beatles’ 50 best songs

Roll up! The Fab Four's greatest songs chosen by famous fans<p><b>From “A Hard Day’s Night” to “Something”, and “Help!” to “She Loves You”, here are Paul,</b> …

Best jazz albums of 2015

The best jazz albums of 2015 includes picks from jazz critic <b>Ivan Hewett</b> and culture editor <b>Martin Chilton</b>. There are 50 albums for 2015.<p><b>1 MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA: THE THOMPSON FIELDS (MARIA SCHNEIDER.COM)</b> <br>Maria Schneider's latest album, some 10 years in the making, shows just what a supple and …

Best Folk Music Albums of 2015

<b>The best folk music albums of 2015 chosen by culture editor Martin Chilton. There are 70 folk albums for the year. Five star reviews are at the top, otherwise numbers refers to the order in which the albums were reviewed and only ★★★★★/★★★★☆/and ★★★☆☆ albums are included.</b><p>1 HARRY HARRIS: SONGS ABOUT …

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