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How to Cure Reader's Block

Of course now there are books on tape so people who have trouble with their eyes in any way — having the book come in through the eyes — have an …

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker …

In pictures: Eyptian divisions deepen as regime prepares to free Mubarak

The deposed former president could leave prison as early as Thursday; Egyptian embassy in Bangladesh under increased guard after bomb threat; Canada reopens embassy in Cairo even as two Canadians remain in custody

Chinese village in 'lock down' after claims officials abducted baby

Government officials forbid strangers from entering rural village after disabled couple attempt to draw attention to “abduction” of their baby in 1995<p>A rural village in northern <b>China</b> has reportedly been placed under “curfew” after a disabled couple accused the local government of masterminding the …

Diet Food Made Me Want to Kill Myself

I thought my weight had gotten out of hand, so I dropped $250 on diet food to get myself in shape. What I found out is the reason why people lose weight on these plans is because the food is too horrible to consume.<p><i>The author as a fat idiot. Photo by Nate Miller</i><p>Based on my limited understanding of …

Shamsi Ali: The rise and fall of a New York imam

<b>An imam once regarded as one of New York's leading religious figures had a sudden fall from grace. So what does the story of one man's attempt to adapt Islam to modern America tell us, asks Sune Engel Rasmussen.</b><p>Before the controversy that cut him down, Shamsi Ali was the leading figure of moderate …

Religion

The best writing of the week, November 3

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

Warning: Google's First Nexus 5 Ad Will Make You Cry

Google's first ad for the new Nexus 5 smartphone will tug on your heartstrings.<p>The ad touts the smartphone's camera, which can compensate for …

Company Crowdfunds 'Locking' Anti-Rape Garments

The creators of a new clothing line featuring underwear and running shorts aim to help women feel safer on the streets.<p>AR Wear has been working on a …

The Totally Transformative Way This Marathoner Taught Herself To Run

<i>The following is adapted from Alexandra Heminsley's new book,</i> Running Like A Girl: Notes on Learning to Run<p>I don't remember making the decision that I couldn't run; it was simply one of those things that made me me, like my love of cheese or my distaste for men in turtlenecks.<p>My preparations [for …

Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Language

Rosetta Stone costs <i>$500?</i> Thank you, no. There are too many free language-learning resources on the Internet to warrant that sort of expense. Here are …

Language Learning

Don’

<i>Bill Starr recommends a host of exercises to build a strong upper back and neck.</i><p>For those athletes who participate in contact sports, such as hockey, …

Shoulder Savers: Training Smart & Preventing Injury

Page: 1Next »<p>In this great article from T-Nation, fitness guru Eric Cressey outlines several ways to prevent shoulder injury and/or rehab shoulder …

Exercise

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

1. Screen Capture<p>2. Send With Gmail<p>3. Write Space<p>4. Chroma<p>5. Google Voice<p>6. LastPass<p>7. Print Friendly<p>8. Tab Packager<p>Google Chrome is the go-to …

Syria rebels battle Hezbollah in Lebanon

At least one member of Lebanon's Hezbollah group has been killed overnight in clashes with Syrian rebels in Lebanon's eastern border region.<p>Lebanese security sources reported the death on Sunday, saying that about 15 rebels had also been killed in the violence, east of Baalbek in the Bekaa …

3 S's for Stronger Knees

8 years ago, I suffered a knee injury that caused me to radically changed the way I look at my body.<p>When you’re young and healthy, you may take what …

Yoga

The truth about female desire: It’s base, animalistic and ravenous

<b>(AleksandarNakic via iStock)</b><p>A new book on women’s sexuality turns everything we think we know on its head<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 2, 2013 12:30am (UTC)<p>There is a conspiracy theory at the heart of this book. Even to the most casual observer of human history, it isn’t news that women’s sexuality has …

“Duel With the Devil”: Murder in Old New York

Before their fatal duel, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up in court to save a man from the gallows<p>Crime and punishment: Dostoyevsky was far from the only writer to recognize how much a society reveals about itself in the way it handles both. For novelists, a detective can serve as a …

High-altitude traffic jams are depriving Mount Everest of its sense of adventure

Climbing Mount Everest is no longer the challenge it used to be, climbing experts are protesting. Since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain in 1953, the number of people attempting to scale it has exploded, at times bringing its slopes to a virtual …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Your CrossFit equipment? Yeah, it's *crawling* with germs.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be …

Diet soda rots your teeth “like meth and cocaine”

A new study claims a soda habit can damage your chompers as badly as a drug habit<p>Turn that smile upside down, Diet Coke addicts! A new study claims that a diet soda habit can rot your teeth just as badly as using meth or cocaine. "You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is …

Why aren't Israeli F-16s over Beirut headline news?

Recently there has been a sound coming from the skies over Beirut triggering unpleasant recollections: the distant roar of Israeli fighter jets as …

Lena Dunham Is Not Feeling the "Girls" Porn Parody

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Angrily, painfully, Jeffrey Wigand emerged from the sealed world of Big Tobacco to confront the nation’s third-largest cigarette company, Brown & Williamson. Hailed as a hero by anti-smoking forces and vilified by the tobacco industry, Wigand is at the center of an epic multi-billion-dollar …

Journalism

Beautiful Prints From Iconic New Yorker Artist Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine has a talent for capturing the strangeness and beauty of life in a city, from creeping Brooklyn gentrification to the subway-borne …

The Suspects Wore Louboutins

The most audacious burglary gang in recent Hollywood history—accused of stealing more than $3 million in clothing and jewelry from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and other stars—appears to be a bunch of club-hopping Valley kids, motivated by vanity and celebrity-worship. Plus: Author Nancy Jo Sales …