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U.S. Turns to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Writer for Anti-ISIS Propaganda

The State Department says it’s losing the information war to ISIS—and is tapping HBO, Snapchat, and a screenwriter with deep CIA connections for help.<p>…

U.S. Dept. of State

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/9-2/13

<i>Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the</i> …

Publishing

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

Eat To Fight Inflammation

<b>Q:</b> I'm looking for a natural way to fight inflammation. What foods do you suggest? - <i>Brian Meier, via Facebook</i><p><b>A:</b> There are two types of inflammation. …

Alternative Medicine

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

The New Spymasters: Inside Espionage From the Cold War to Global Terror; Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies – review

What good timing for these books on espionage, just as Isis – fruit of the worst “intelligence” lie of recent history, the Blair-Bush excursion into Iraq – surges on and spies for Britain and the US are said to be moving from Russia and China after revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The …

Surveillance

17 Tricks To Help You Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

One hour of food prep on Sunday = healthy eating so easy you don’t even think about it.<p>BuzzFeed Life reached out to Abby Langer, RD, a registered dietitian and owner of Abby Langer Nutrition. She heartily endorses this style of plan-ahead-to-be-lazy kind of healthy eating, and gave some suggestions …

Healthy Eating

25 Great Literary Series to Replace Your TV Habit This Summer

Summertime is upon us: sticky subway rides, backyard barbecues, and a general lack of solid television. You should be outside anyway! I know, …

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Agriculture

Articles about futuristic apartment glass enclosed bedroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Batiik Studio fashions a minimalist black box that integrates the bedroom, bathroom, and storage to save space in this small...<p>The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in …

Architecture

34 Clean Eating Recipes That Are Perfect For Spring

It's easy to eat healthy when all the pretty green vegetables are in season.

Healthy Eating

Start Lifting Weights With This Dumbbell Arms Workout

Warning: Side effects include a sudden urge to flex in front of every mirror you see.<p>This workout was designed for BuzzFeed Life by personal trainer and founder of ReModel Fitness, Jessi Kneeland, NASM.<p>Special thanks to our fitness models Noelle Nieva (move 4), Edgar Sanchez (moves 2 and 3), and …

Health

Distractify

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

37 Absurd Kitchen Gadgets You Definitely Need In Your Life

If you don't think you need an automatic donut maker, you're not being honest with yourself.

Shopping

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

'Even God can’t help you here': Nauru refugees describe a life devoid of hope

Refugees who have been settled on the Pacific island of Nauru under Australia’s offshore asylum policy have told the Guardian in covert interviews of their deep sense of helplessness, and fear of Nauruans who resent their presence.<p>Since May, more than 400 people who were detained after trying to …

Australia

7 Fresh And Healthy Dinners That Are Perfect For Spring

It's been a long winter. Let's brighten up.<p>With that in mind, we asked Sarah Adler — the food blogger behind Simply Real Health — for a week's worth of healthy, fresh, and delicious meals that are perfect for spring.<p>"When the weather starts getting nice, I don't like to spend a ton of time over a …

Healthy Eating

Syria conflict: four years on - video explainer

PM’s spokesman tries to allay Sunni fears as forces push to retake Tikrit, saying no evidence of such crimes in current operation<p>Published: 13 Mar 2015<p>Young refugees risk their lives by mocking Islamic State in a series of films, as satirising the extremists grows in popularity across the Middle …

Middle East

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

The 15 Nutrients All Runners Need

When you want to run strong, your diet can play an important role in reaching your goals. That means ditching the salty snacks and pumping up your meals with wholesome, fresh foods—the fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and legumes you've come to love. Here are 15 nutrients health-minded …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help?

The news is filled with stories of people in need. Perhaps they've just lived through an earthquake. Or they're war refugees. Or they're facing a deadly epidemic like Ebola.<p>Your heart goes out to them. And you're gratified that your government and other major donors are stepping in with a massive …

Disease

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

The Sweat Science Holiday Book List

Need ideas for the endurance nerd on your list? Look no further.<p>You've got endurance-nerd friends and family who need gifts; I've got suggestions. The list that follows assumes that you and your loved ones already have several copies of <i>Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training</i> …

Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after …

Afghanistan

The Drone Defender

Meet the lawyer fighting for freer skies, one lawsuit at a time.<p>Twenty-nine floors up, inside a conference room of the New York law office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brendan Schulman is hovering a drone in front of my face. It’s a Blade Nano QX—barely 2 inches tall—a four-rotor, …

Drones

Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

Painting