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Where to find Beirut's best street snacks

In a city bursting with galleries, parties, neighbourhood walks and last-minute invitations, sometimes pausing for a meal in Beirut means stopping just long enough to grab and go. You’ll be in good company: Beirutis of all walks of life love an al fresco breakfast, lunch or 3am after-party snack, …

Ice Cream

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Read an excerpt from historical fantasy novel, The Tiger's Daughter

In October, Tor will publish <i>The Tiger’s Daughter,</i> a Mongolian-inspired historical fantasy novel by K. Arsenault Rivera that follows two goddesses as …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Science Fiction

So You Got a New Camera for the Holidays, Now What?

Every year, without fail, I’ll get a handful of emails and Facebook messages from friends and family asking me how to use the new camera they got for …

Shutter Speed

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

SEO

The 20 Best Books Of 2016

Read ’em all<p>Now is the time of year when we're supposed to look back on everything that happened and celebrate the best of it. This has been a particularly challenging task this year, because, well, there's little about 2016 which immediately springs to mind as being all that great. And yet, …

Books

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

20 scary books to terrify you this Halloween

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 (So Far)

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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15 Bucket List Hotels We're Completely Obsessed With

Photo courtesy of Amangiri.<p>The world has a lot of hotels, some better than others. Certain properties are 100% worth adding to your must-stay travel bucket list, whether its because they have a great location, great amenities, or a serious sense of luxury. From the Thames-adjacent Mondrian London …

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The Brain

New adventures: what to read in science fiction and fantasy this month

Dinosaurs, Deep Space Opera, and a bespectacled wizard boy<p><i>Every month, a trove of undiscovered worlds arrive in bookstores, waiting for explorers. New adventures is a new weekend series that will preview the month ahead in science fiction and fantasy novels.</i><p>This month, we’ve got books from places …

Books

7 Australian comedians the world deserves (and they're all ladies)

Australia is more than a nation of dangerous animals, vast deserts and bigoted politicians. We also have a knack producing comedians with a mix of …

Comedy

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

The Best Travel Products of 2015

Not only is this Rimowa carry-on a stunner, but its utilitarian inside includes a quilted tech fabric with two removable dividers to maximize …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

Our Favorite Laptop Backpacks

At Wirecutter we hold our backpacks to the same high standards as everything else we review and buy, and while we’d like to pick a “best backpack,” …

The 30 Greatest Love Songs – As Chosen By NME

Love is like a box of chocolates: you keep looking for the one you really want, and leave the shit for some other poor sap. Luckily, these artists …

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

6 Places to Go in China Beyond Beijing and Shanghai

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

27 Pre-Written Templates for Your Toughest Work Emails

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by …

Employment

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s | Inc.com

When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute details.<p>Montreal-based designer Étienne Garbugli has struggled …

Time Management