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Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>From Twinkle, with Love</b> <br>by Sandhya Menon<p>Twinkle Mehra is used to making observations about the world—she wants to be a filmmaker, after all, and …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

15 Sex Resolutions You Should Keep in 2017

They're a hell of a lot easier to keep than "stop eating so much cheese, it's getting sad."<p><b>1. Stop faking orgasms.</b> I wish I'd made this resolution sooner, but if you haven't yet, there's no time like the present. Really and truly, if he can't figure out how to make you come and he has no interest …

6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Because your nose wants to get in the spirit, too.<p>Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes (twinkling Christmas lights, beautiful wreaths), and your taste buds (cookies!), but if you forget about your nose, you're skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to …

10 Daily Habits of the Happiest People You Know | Inc.com

You probably know someone who's eternally positive and makes you feel good just by emanating his or her perpetual sunshine. How do you become this kind of magnetic individual? Do what happy people do.<p>1. Refuse to make assumptions.<p>Don't you hate it when someone assumes you're thinking or doing …

Happiness

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

Sleep

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

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The Top 8 Robot Stories Of 2013

Will the robots be our friends or our overlords? With robots learning how to love and imagine, the day of reckoning is getting closer.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The Year<br>• Infographics<br>• …

Robotics

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Watch The ABCs And 123s Come To Life In These Stunning Pop-Up Books

French paper engineer Marion Bataille has released a trilogy of pop-up books exploring the design of letters and numbers. They have to be seen to be believed.<p>There are tons of bad pop-up books out there, content to merely sprong, jut, accordion, or bulge. French paper engineer and children’s book …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

UK Police Seize 3-D Printer Parts Instead Of 3-D-Printed Gun

When confiscating a gun, its best to know what that gun looks like.<p>The United Kingdom has restricted gun ownership since a 1996 massacre at a school in Scotland. When Defense Distributed released the instructions for their 3-D printed pistol, there was a new way for weapons to sneak past borders. …

Plantwatch: Autumn leaves put in a late appearance as the green fades at last

Autumn has come a touch late as the mild weather has made a determined effort to keep trees and plants looking remarkably green, the grass lush and lots of flowers in bloom.<p>Some trees are starting to turn colour, although around two weeks late, and when the sun manages to shine the countryside …

Some of Today’s Hottest Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Coolest Artists

As a lover of the intersection of art and science, I find myself more excited about <b>The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science</b> (<i>public library</i>) than I’ve been about a book in ages. In this gem, as intellectually stimulating as it is visually stunning, …

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

Universe

Video: New Super-Waterproof Material Makes Water Drops Bounce Off

Nanocones make surfaces more hydrophobic than ever before.<p>Is that a rubber ball making its way down a two-by-four? No, it's actually a drop of water hitting a strip of experimental material that's so water-resistant, it makes drops bounce.<p>The video above comes from the work of a team of materials …

Nanotech

Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

Particles

Articles about 7 great green walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.<p>Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing …

San Francisco

3-D Printing A Masterwork For Your Living Room

You may never be able to get to Italy to see Michelangelo's <i>David</i> — but advances in 3-D printing technology are making it possible for you to create an almost perfect replica.<p>It's an idea that Cosmo Wenman is hoping will catch on. He's pushing the edges of how 3-D printing can be used to make …

Articles about angular futuristic house georgia on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture …

Architecture

Articles about 7 cozy cottages on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>An architect builds an energy-efficient home near one of France’s most popular pilgrimage sites.<p>A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square …

Lake Erie

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

20 Beautiful & Free Desktop Wallpapers For All Your Devices

To wrap up this week, we have a little Friday treat—as if The BritList wasn’t treat enough! We know you love having a creative desk setup, and that extends to your digital set up too. So we’re revisiting one of our favorite topics—desktop wallpapers! You can see the designs we’ve shared before …

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

Vote For the Top 10 Video Countdown!

Don't see your favorite clip in the Top 10? Have a beef with where the video of your choice is ranked? The PopCrush Top 10 Video Countdown is decided …

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10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking