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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

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Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true

San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank vault, and a miscreant known as Penguin generally made a nuisance of himself in the downtown area.<p>Happily, each incident …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Huge turnout at service, as those who …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself<p>Despite a housing crisis, a great recession, rising income inequality, and elevated poverty, there is some good news among the most vulnerable segment of American society. America’s homeless population – an estimated 633,000 people – has …

AP classes failing students

Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to nudge more students into Advanced Placement classes — but a close look at test scores suggests much of the investment has been wasted.<p>Expanding participation in AP classes has been a bipartisan goal, promoted by U.S. Education …

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What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

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'Fat shaming' actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says

Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight – actually, a new study finds it does just the opposite.<p>People who felt discriminated against because of their weight were more likely to either become or stay obese, finds a new report …

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'Justice For Trayvon' Movement Struggles To Find Focus

In the two weeks since George Zimmerman's acquittal, the same activists galvanized by his trial are finding it hard to focus the energy of the Trayvon Martin movement.<p>For 16 months, supporters of the Justice for Trayvon movement rallied behind a common goal: Make sure Zimmerman, the man who killed …

Racist? Steve King Defends Stereotypes of Immigrants as 'Objective Analysis'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Rep. Steve King of Iowa's new-found obsession of railing against the hordes of muscle-bound Mexicans …

Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup

BOGOTA -- Although doubts about Brazil’s readiness to host next year’s<p>World Cuphave focused on renovations at 12 stadiums, some Brazil trade experts say they are more concerned about travel logistics and whether airports, mass transit systems, hotels and railroads will be up to handling the crush …

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'I want to die': Spanish train driver admitted he had 'f----- up' in aftermath of crash

The driver of the train that derailed in northern Spain, killing 78 people, admitted in the aftermath of the crash that he had 'f***** up' and 'wanted 'to die', it was claimed on Friday night.<p>Francisco Jose Garzon de Amo, 52, escaped from the wreckage of the country's worst rail disaster in almost …

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Heads Roll At TV Station That Broadcast Bogus Pilots Names

Three of the station's staffers who were at work when KTVU-TV of Oakland broadcast obviously bogus and incredibly offensive names of what it said were the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 have been dismissed and more departures may soon follow. That's according to reports from Bay Area media blogger …

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Which Nations Hate The U.S.? Often Those Receiving U.S. Aid

To figure out which countries dislike the U.S., one quick way is to simply look at which ones are getting the largest dollops of U.S. aid.<p>This wasn't the focus of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. But it did emerge when Pew spoke to people in 39 countries about the U.S. and China, asking …

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy, third in line to the throne

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son on Monday, the third in line to the throne, a baby destined to be the 43rd monarch since William the …

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.<p>Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social …

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

Sifting Through Emotions After Tense Zimmerman Trial

Months of intense media coverage, weeks of courtroom testimony and hours of jury deliberations boiled down to a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, delivered by a jury of six women late Saturday.<p>The decision came 17 months after Zimmerman, a self-styled volunteer watchman, fatally shot unarmed …

NTSB Intern 'Erroneously' Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names To KTVU Station

The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.<p>Here's the full statement:<p>The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana …

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Pope accused of encouraging illegal immigration

Pope Francis has been accused of encouraging illegal immigration after expressing solidarity with asylum seekers and economic refugees during a visit to the island of Lampedusa this week.<p>During his visit on Monday, Francis called for greater compassion for the tens of thousands of migrants from …