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11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

Books

The 10 Best Books of 2017

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Books

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>1 of 17<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p>Advertisement<p>2 of …

The Deeply Unserious, Important Work of Amit Chaudhuri

I DISCOVERED <i>A Strange and Sublime Address</i> by accident. This was about 18 years ago, six years after its publication. It was a late winter afternoon …

11 Plants, Flowers And Herbs That'll Boost Your Mood

They're like living, breathing antidepressants.<p>When the going gets tough, you need any little lift that'll get you in a more positive frame of mind. While self-care is incredibly important during life's difficult times, you might be surprised that your environment can play a critical role when it …

Feng Shui

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

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12 books you should read before they become movies this year

The year is ending, which means the best movies are all about to come out.<p>But as you might expect, a lot of those movies are based on popular, acclaimed, and award-winning books. And while you don't <i>always</i> have to read the book before watching the movie, some of these novels, nonfiction books, …

Books

The Top 10 Workout Songs For November 2016

<i>Flickr: Kohlmann Sascha</i><p>This month's top 10 workout songs span a wider tempo range then normal--with the fastest song clocking at more than double the speed of the slowest. Moreover, that's just the beginning of this playlist's variety. So, with no further ado, let's get into the mix.<p>On the lower …

This Is How to Boil Eggs Once and for All

We’d be lying if we said we’ve never consulted the internet on how to boil eggs without ruining them. Even scrambling and frying eggs can be a tall …

30-Day Quick Start Exercise Guide for Beginners

https://www.verywell.com/complete-beginners-guide-to-strength-training-1229585One of the easiest parts of starting an exercise program is making the …

Exercise

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

What We’re Reading This Summer

A few months ago, I started commuting to the office from a small town on Long Island. The train ride, with its cheerful, sunny mornings and hushed, purple evenings, has done wonders for my reading life. For the last week or so, I’ve been hurtling through “Here I Am,” the upcoming novel by Jonathan …

50 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Turns 40

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Books

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Books

21 Movies From The '80s You Need To Show Your Kids

These are treasures everybody should have on their must-see list.

3 fantasy writers to read while you wait for George R.R. Martin to finish Game of Thrones

Last year, George R.R. Martin released the latest new chapter from the next book in his <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, <i>The Winds of Winter.</i> It offers a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come in the world of <i>Game of Thrones</i> as it exists on the page, but it’s really just a glimpse: As of this writing, <i>The</i></i> …

Charming Illustrations Fuse Nature with Quotes to Inspire Creativity in Our Own Lives

Illustrator Katie Daisy was raised among the wildflowers and grew up with a deep appreciation for the natural world. This love for warm breezes, feathered friends, and green meadows has stayed with her into adulthood, and she infuses the same liveliness and vibrant colors into everything she …

Oscar Wilde

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

50 Great Books About 50 Inspiring Women

There’s never a bad time to read about historically badass ladies, but since March is Women’s History Month, now is a particularly perfect moment to …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

If you want to know how to avoid procrastination, scheduling your task is more effective than putting it on your to-do list.<p>Upon researching the successful habits of over 200 billionaires, Olympic athletes, and entrepreneurs, Kevin Kruse reported that none of them mentioned a to-do list.<p>According …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

The 35 Best Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Ever

#10 is a total game-changer.<p>Take heart, there's hope for your biggest (and smallest) problem spots. Plus, get our best cabinet and pantry organization ideas!

Saapaadu Ready: Travels With My Mother's South Indian Kitchen

We are packing for a trip. My parents, my uncle, and I are about to drive eight hours from my uncle's house in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Birmingham, Alabama, where we will stay with my cousin Manu for a week. In preparation, my mother, Viji, has piled the following items in the middle of the …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

Procrastination

A Tribute to Alan Rickman: Reading Between the Black and White

When I was 8 years old, I first discovered the world of Harry Potter. My mom had always been a strong advocate of reading a book before watching the movie, so in 2001 (the year the first movie came out), I began reading <i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone</i>. That first book drew me deeply into the …

Winners of Newbery, Caldecott and Printz awards announced

Congratulations to Sophie Blackall, Matt de la Peña and Laura Ruby for winning the most prestigious awards in US children’s literature<p>Yesterday was a massive day for US children’s and YA literature prizes - so let’s all celebrate this year’s winners of the 2016 Newbery medal, Caldecott illustration …

Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

"You don't need princes to save you," says Neil Gaiman, speaking about his new fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. "I don't have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men." And so, in his slim, gilded, wicked book, a beautiful young queen calls off her own wedding and …