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17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch, you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

This Is Anxiety

Stories from Atlantic readers on how to think about anxiety, what is helpful, and what isn't.<p>"Here’s what’s worked: nothing." Scott Stossel writes with resignation in the cover article for the current issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, "Surviving Anxiety." (Inside the magazine it's headlined "My Anxious, …

Doctorow, Rowling, Murakami, and More: Books to Read in 2014

New titles from Michael Cunningham, Maggie Shipstead, Hillary Clinton, and others<p>The coming year is full of long-awaited sequels, promising debuts, not-so-secret pseudonyms, and several books involving bloody murder. Read more on what notable authors in both fiction and non-fiction are up to in …

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Why Teachers of Color Quit

Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.<p>I became a teacher because of where I came from.<p>I grew up in a middle-class family with immigrant parents from Mexico and Ecuador. When I was four years old, we moved to a …