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Council member Debbie Lindsey-Opel recognizes Dr. Maria Luisa Garza for her long career in education. Garza started the charter school Dr. M. L. …

27 Books That Will Get You All Hot And Bothered

Read in public at your own risk. (Based on the user-voted Top 100 Romance Novels on Goodreads.)

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‘Why I want to die at 75’

How long should we live? At BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas summit in New York, Ezekiel J Emanuel argued that we focus too much on racking up years, and it’s time for a new attitude to death.<p>Death – along with sex – is one of our two great taboos. So it came as some surprise when Ezekiel Emanuel …

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The Best 100 Oscar de la Renta Red Carpet Moments

We remember the legendary American designer in honor of what would be his 84th birthday today.<p>In honor of the late American designer, we're taking a look back at some of Oscar de la Renta's most exquisitely glamorous designs for the red carpet, the White House and the chapel. We will certainly …

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Cleaning Your House

Time to own up and start doing it the right way.<p>We're all guilty of turning a blind eye to the dirty spots in our home every now and then. But don't fool yourself into thinking you can get away with these common missteps all the time.<p><b>1. "My kitchen sink gets clean as I wash dishes by hand."</b><p>Not …

Atheists don’t get terrorism: Why Sam Harris fails to understand the “Islamic threat”

Blaming acts of violence on the Muslim faith ignores the oppressive military factors that motivate jihadists<p>Christopher Hitchens said that while atheism does not guarantee a smarter-than-thou intellect, an atheist’s intellectual advantage is his ability to reject false notions on face value. …

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Lifestyle > Habits<p>Next Article<p>Why the Habits of Highly Successful People Are Just a Myth<p>Next Article<p>James Clear<p>Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It …

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Beyond Torture: The CIA's Shameful Kidnapping of a 12-Year-Old Girl

The U.S. and U.K. collaborated to snatch Khadija al-Saadi's family in Hong Kong and deliver them into the custody of a murderous dictator.<p>President Obama is letting the CIA play a major part in censoring a report on brutal human-rights abuses perpetrated by CIA employees. This has always been …

Sorry, You Can't Be Anderson Cooper's Neighbor

The CNN anchor put his second Hamptons house on the market. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images</i><p>Anderson Cooper had listed one of his two neighboring houses in Quiogue back in April, but those hoping to buy it and become neighbors with the CNN anchor …

Renters' Solutions: 9 Ways To Upgrade Beige Carpet by Layering: http://on.apttherapy.com/L71wt4 Ah, beige carpet: the scourge of the rental, the never-quite-clean enemy lurking underfoot. If you're stuck with the stuff, here are nine coping strategies pulled from the Apartment Therapy archives...

37 Best Romantic Comedies Ever Made

Marking its 25th anniversary this week is "When Harry Met Sally," which many viewers consider the best romantic comedy ever made. Certainly, the film (released on July 12, 1989), deftly directed by Rob Reiner, smartly written by Nora Ephron, and indelibly acted by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, is the …

Bricks & Mortals review – an eclectic and controversial appraisal of architecture

Tom Wilkinson's study of 10 remarkable buildings and what they say about society is challenging, witty and authoritative<p>The debut book by Tom Wilkinson (the architectural historian, rather than the actor) is a stunning assembly of ideas, thoughts and perspectives. While it ostensibly covers the …

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15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.

Why Every Writer Needs An Author Brand

<i>By Writer's Relief Staff:</i><p>You spend your days (and nights!) writing, rewriting, and submitting your work to literary agents or journals. That’s everything a “hoping-to-be-successful” writer needs to do, right? Not quite. In today’s media-savvy publishing industry, it’s just as important for writers …

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Author Richard Bach: "Kindle Singles Is Publishing on Ice Skates"

In the summer of 2012, Richard Bach's seaplane crashed after hitting power lines while attempting a landing near Seattle. Bach, author of one of the best-selling books of all-time, <i>Jonathan Livingston Seagull</i>, suffered extensive injuries and remained in a coma for a week. But Bach pulled through, …

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Quesadillas

<b>With</b> punchy sentences and sniping comedy, Juan Pablo Villalobos appropriates the trappings of ancient Greek culture to contextualize the lives of an …

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With Kids or Without: Going Round & Round on Who's Happier

In the last several days, the results of two studies came out to add to the collection of research on who's happiest -- parents or those with no children. One was sponsored by Open University in Great Britain, and was based on an online survey of about 4500 respondents. The media has had a field …

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Review: 50 Great Myths About Atheism

<i>50 Great Myths About Atheism</i><p>By Russell Blackford and Udo Schüklenk<p>Wiley Blackwell | 2013 | 288 pages<p>"There is an old saying about propaganda -- probably not a myth -- that a falsehood repeated often enough will eventually be taken as truth." -- Russell Blackford and Udo Schüklenk<p>I am a member of …

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Psychology books of the year – review

Books with a literary or philosophical angle gained the ascendancy in 2013 after a period of domination by the neuroscientists<p>• See Robin McKie's science books of the year here<p>Ever since its origins in the late 19th century, psychology has been a double discipline. There are the laboratory …

New Twitter App for Android Tablets Launches On Samsung Note

Twitter announced an app specifically built for Android tablets on Thursday. The microblogging site has long had an Android app available to tablet …

Don’t trust artists over 30! The allure of youthful talent — and the decay of artistic genius

Beethoven, Cobain, Plath, Keats — artistic prodigies do their best work young. Why do talent, inspiration fade?<p><i>“Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty, Youth’s a stuff will not endure . . .”</i> <i>— William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night"</i><p>In "Lastingness: The Art of Old Age" (2011), I wrote of musicians, …

Bilingualism could delay onset of dementia

New research suggests that even the illiterate can reap benefits from speaking multiple languages in their old age<p>It’s very difficult to predict whether we’re going to be afflicted with dementia in our old age. But if that’s the trajectory we’re on, we’d surely like to delay its onset as long as …

Marijuana Might Kill Cancer

Recent research gives new hope and meaning to the phrase “medical marijuana.”<p>In a paper published in October’s <i>Anticancer Research</i>, Wai Liu, a senior …

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