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15 Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Great literature in small portions<p>Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being …

Books

The 24 best movies you probably didn't see this year

Every year, plenty of lists appear touting the best movie of the year (we're no exception), box office results are tallied, and a consensus builds around the top movies everyone loved. Some, if they're lucky, end up among the best of all time.<p>These movies are definitely worth watching. Everyone …

21 Powerful Photographs Of Wildlife That Will Make You Feel Things

This year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year award shortlist is out today. Here are some of the finalists from the competition, and the stories behind the photographs.

Nature

Is Orgasmic Meditation a Cult?

Fans say it helps women experience better, more frequent orgasms. Critics say it’s overblown marketing.<p>Searching for inner peace? For a growing …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Palestine Expo starts in UK despite attempts to cancel

Europe's largest Palestinian heritage event has opened its doors despite attempts to have it cancelled by pro-Israel groups.<p>Palestine Expo bills itself as a celebration of Palestinian culture, history, and food, and is expected to draw more than 10,000 people on Saturday and Sunday.<p>Whether the …

Israel

The Train Robbery That Almost Won the Civil War

Union soldiers paid with their lives for their failed theft of a locomotive—and became America’s first Medal of Honor winners for their …

Why the myth of Sunni-Shia conflict defines Middle East policy — and why it shouldn’t

Is the Muslim world divided over an ancient sectarian conflict? Not really: It’s 21st-century power politics<p>Last Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s minister of defense and deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, declared that the improvement of his country’s relations with Iran was impossible with this …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

$15.4M Auckland Mansion will Redefine Pure Escapism

Home » Luxury Homes » $15.4M Auckland Mansion will Redefine Pure Escapism<p>Completed back in 2011, the mesmerizing property before you can be found in …

5 of the World’s Most Mind-Bending Drug Cultures

Deeply rooted in tradition, drug practices in these places are nothing short of a learned art.<p>A strong stigma in the West bullies our idea of drug culture, fueled by perceptions of mind-altering substances, man-made chemical compounds, and destroyed communities. But throughout the world, spiritual …

Native Americans

The President’s Secret Air Force

Air Force One is just the public face of a fleet that keeps the president safe and secure.<p><i>The following is expanded and adapted from</i> Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2017).</i><p>The photo this winter of a smiling …

Military

NASA's Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

For a long time, astronomy was limited to the light we could see. Telescopes were huge improvements over the human eye, capable of gathering much greater amounts of light due to their large apertures. As our technology progressed, we realized that the light our eyes are sensitive to is just a <i>tiny</i> …

Universe

APOD: Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet (2014 Jan 26) Image Credit: TRACE Project, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140126.html Explanation: It was a quiet day on the Sun. The above image shows, however, that even during off days the Sun's surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet light, the relatively cool dark regions have temperatures of thousands of degrees Celsius. Large sunspot group AR 9169 from the last solar cycle is visible as the bright area near the horizon. The bright glowing gas flowing around the sunspots has a temperature of over one million degrees Celsius. The reason for the high temperatures is unknown but thought to be related to the rapidly changing magnetic field loops that channel solar plasma. Large sunspot group AR 9169 moved across the Sun during 2000 September and decayed in a few weeks. http://trace.lmsal.com/ http://www.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140126 #APOD

The big 2013 money quiz

Test your knowledge on the biggest personal finance stories of the year with our 2013 money quiz<p>The past 12 months have been good for investors with most stock markets delivering bumper returns and the Royal Mail float, turning an instant profit for thousands. Savers, and those wishing to convert …

Personal Finance