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The Many Reasons 'Toddlers Are A**holes' In Under 3 Minutes

A new book from Bunmi Laditan might be just what parents need to get through the vortex of exhaustion known as "the toddler years." With <i>Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault</i>, the hilarious mom behind Honest Toddler shares her LOL-inducing wisdom for parents dealing with kids in the dreaded 1-3 …

The Bottom Line: 'Voices In The Night' By Steven Millhauser

The towns in Steven Millhauser’s stories are haunted. The characters -- nearly all of them -- are frenzied. They see phantoms, they fixate on surreal happenings, they hear voices in the night. But Millhauser isn’t a horror writer; his latest collection elegantly toes the line between the real and …

Books

7 Brilliant New Books You Should Read While You're Waiting For Spring To Actually Arrive

An epidemic of memory loss sweeps the nation, leaving survivors to piece together their recollections of pre-apocalyptic life; a small town tries to make sense of its recent paranormal activity; a "corporate anthropologist" tries to craft a theory of everything. The authors making the most waves …

19 Reasons "The Great Gatsby" Is The Best Novel Of All Time

Happy 90th anniversary, old sport.

The true story of an American warlord: Book review

American Warlord is required reading for human rights advocates, even if it occasionally tumbles into laborious minutiae, writes reviewer Michael …

Book Reviews

We gotta get out of this place: The GOP’s war fixation and the lingering curse of Vietnam

<b>A still from "In Country" (Bond/360)</b><p>A haunting film about Vietnam re-enactors touches a cultural nerve: America has never gotten past that trauma<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>April 11, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In a black-and-white video clip, we see a soldier sitting on the ground, in evident distress. He’s a generic …

Vietnam War

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

10 Apps To Relax Your Body And Mind

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Bernstein<p>I need to relax. And so, my fellow 50-plus-ers, do you. Between our own Everest-size to-do list, phone calls from the kids asking if we can get their old trading card collections out of the attic and our parents asking us to help them download apps, we …

Stomach cells naturally revert to stem cells

New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, …

Light at the end of the tunnel for chronic pain

A German professor is developing light therapy to regulate sleep and treat chronic pain<p>Doctors in Germany may be about to shed a little light on treating chronic pain. Prof Thomas Tolle, a pain specialist in Munich, is beginning a trial using specially designed overhead lighting that imitates a …

Centipede venom could lead to new class of pain drug

A protein found in centipede venom could be developed into a drug to treat chronic pain that is as effective as morphine but without the side …

After cocaine, nerve cells send signals that intensify cravings

One way to control cravings for cocaine may be to reverse a process that allows nerve cells to mature and send signals that intensify the urge to use …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...