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The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

46 Literary Baby Names That'll Make You Want To Have Children

Game of Names.

Literature

7 Prize-Winning Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

<i>So many awards, so many amazing choices. Here are our picks from this year's critically acclaimed honorees, including a few surprises.</i><p><b>Fortune Smiles</b><p>By Adam Johnson<p>320 pages; Random House<p><b>The winner that blows your mind -- and opens your heart</b><p>This story collection -- and winner of the National Book …

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

Don't sleep on these bad boys.<p>In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long …

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks | Inc.com

As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for being memorable amid the ringtones and vibrations of modern life.<p>If we apply a laughs per minute scoring system to Ken Robinson's talk, the most viewed on …

Comedy

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The seven stages of writing a novel

Anna Caltabiano self-published her first novel at the age of 14. Now with three published novels under her belt, the 18-year-old author and student shares some marvellous writing tips for teenage writers and beyond<p>Check out the Guardian children’s books homepage<p>The seven stages of writing a novel …

Creative Writing

See Ten Vintage U.S. Parks Posters

Flash back with charming posters created by artists during the Great Depression to promote the beauty of America's parks.<p>Created in the mid-1930s in response to the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project tasked struggling artists with promoting the landscapes and …

National Parks

The real origins of piecaken, the Internet’s latest dessert craze

It’s official: piecaken is Thanksgiving’s reigning dessert.<p>On a recent segment of <i>LIVE with Kelly and Michael</i>, the chipper morning duo implied the …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

15 Books for Your Oscar Season Reading List

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Why novelists in 2015 couldn't resist the lure of fantasy

Was there something in the water this year? Marlon James’s fearsomely energetic Seventies-set crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld, £8.99) – the first book by a Jamaican writer to win the Booker Prize – opened with a chapter narrated by a ghost.<p>The Blue Guitar (Viking, £14.99), …

The best recent science fiction and horror – review roundup

Eric Brown on Adam Nevill’s Lost Girl; Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Mercy; Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Midnight; David Barnett’s Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper; William Gay’s Little Sister Death<p>Adam Nevill excels at making nightmares real. His previous novels have been out-and-out horror, …

Books

Notable fiction books of 2015

<b>BATS OF THE REPUBLIC</b> <br>by Zachary Thomas Dodson (Doubleday)<p>You’ll be transfixed before you read a word: Dodson, a book designer as well as an author, has written two imaginative stories — one set in 1843, the other 300 years later — and intertwined them on facing pages in a volume chockablock with …

Books

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Get ready to be inspired.

Books

Pictures: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

See photos of Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio in this gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

25 Books You'll Want To Curl Up With In A Reading Nook

You won't be able to put these books down.<p>It's no wonder that reading nooks are a dream home feature for many book lovers. Reading nooks are cute, cozy, and a perfect escape from the daily grind. But what good is a comfy reading space if you don't have any great books to read? Enter the reading …

Books

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

The first thing you notice is the rhinestone glasses. Then the fragrance—like he’s just stepped out of a two-hour massage.<p>I met Deepak Chopra six …

Why Everybody's Excited About This New Star Wars Game

It feels like forever since we’ve had a truly great <i>Star Wars</i> video game. But <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> looks like it might fit the bill.<p>Out Nov. 17 for …

Star Wars Battlefront

5 Reasons Why The Future Looks Bright For Humans And Bleak For Cancer

The history of attempts to understand and control cancer is littered with disappointments and false starts. Many significant advances in research and treatment have been made in recent years, yet the disease remains a leading cause of death in the United States. The slow pace of progress has been …

David Foster Wallace on Why You Should Use a Dictionary, How to Write a Great Opener, and the Measure of Good Writing

“Really good writing [is] able to get across massive amounts of information and various favorable impressions of the communicator with minimal effort on the part of the reader.”<p><i>“Readers who want to become writers should read with a dictionary at hand,”</i> Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker asserted …

Writing

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Why are people still dying of cancer? – Vincent DeVita Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

Six years ago, I (Vincent) was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer that would have killed most men. I survived because I was able to call …

Cancer

6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

The Subjects review – Australian anti-superhero film an easy pill to swallow

Robert Mond overcomes a small budget to produce an antidote to the standard cookie cutter superhero flick that’s full of good, if not fully realised, ideas<p>In Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel Fight Club – and to a lesser extent, director David Fincher’s 1999 film adaptation – the author floated the …

Comics

Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …