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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

How I escaped my family's anxiety trap

In her grandmother's day it was known as melancholia, and treated with electro-shock therapy. In her mother's it led to clinical depression that left her confined to the house. Now, as research shows anxiety is passed down by our genes, Linda Kelsey explains how she broke free from her fearful …

Time I

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

The new film illustrates the inner workings of an 11-year-old's mind. Her emotions — Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Joy — are the stars. <i>Originally broadcast June 10, 2015.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I’m David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, in forTerry …

Animation

From Jazz To Latin To R&B, NPR Music's Favorite Albums Of 2015 So Far

NPR's favorite albums of the year so far range from hip-hop to Latin music.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Let's talk about music. Do you remember the last time you bought a full album - actually sat down and stuck with something for the entire track list? If you're a fan of the full album …

Latin Music

Author of 'Lies My Teacher Told Me' claims American textbooks have been lying about the Civil War

For example, one of the best-selling US history textbooks, "The American Journey," states that even though "Lincoln and the Republicans had promised not to disturb slavery where it existed," many people in the South didn't trust them and feared they would "not protect Southern rights and …

War

Tech Visionaries Share Their Best Career Advice With Interns

<i>“Someone in this room, I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company and change the world in a big way, and 90 percent of the people in this room will end up with a career they somewhat regret and will wish that they had gone in a different way.” – Sam Altman</i><p>Sam Altman, …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

10 careers with the most psychopaths per capita

Research suggests psychopathy can actually be advantageous in certain professions. He are just a few examples<p>Are you a psychopath? Happens to the best of us. James Fallon, a neuroscientist studying Alzheimer’s effects on the brain, accidentally discovered that he was a psychopath and then he wrote …

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

Hearing Loss

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …

Books

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

How to Build The Perfect Body: A Discussion on Body Image

<i>This is a collective effort article, lead by NF Team Member Staci.</i><p><b>We get a ton of emails from people asking how to change. How they can lose weight,</b> …

Vive la différence!

MEN and women do not think in the same ways. Few would disagree with that. And science has quantified some of those differences. Men, it is pretty …

Spiritually, we do ourselves no favours constantly trying to avoid boredom

Our distractions – travel, drugs, the Xbox – are just a desperate attempt to hold off the acknowledgment of meaninglessness<p>The boats on Roaring Water Bay are hardly moving. The west Cork wind, often ferocious, has dropped to a whisper and the dinghies are aimlessly bobbing up and down on the tide. …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

The idea of summoning the spirits took thrilling hold of the Victorian imagination – and has its adherents now. But the psychology behind spiritualism is more intriguing<p>As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It …

9 Ways to Be a Spiritual Warrior

Only as a [spiritual] warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a …