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14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

6 Natural Moisturizers That Work Better Than Botox

Moisturizing is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. It may seem like a mundane task, but this simple cream actually has the …

Best books of 2017: The best fiction

The Power<p><i>Naomi Alderman</i><p>Alderman’s inventive, globe-spanning thriller imagines a world in which girls and women have discovered they have the ability to maim and kill men thanks to a mysterious new electrical power. The uncompromisingly feminist novel has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood, …

13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

When it comes to reading, everybody’s got to start somewhere, but there’s a reason that the standard American high school reading curriculum is …

Literature

25 Recent Works by Women Writers to Read for #WITmonth

As we celebrate Women in Translation month, we’re looking back at exciting works by women writers from around the world published this past year. …

Read This Very Short Story About Sexual Eyeball Licking

"All around me the men are staring like idiots. They can't take their eyes off my lids."<p>To be a woman isn’t such a bad thing, though there are those who will act sad, as if you’ve just told them something very true by accident. As a woman, people are often willing to give you a plastic fork or …

#6 Websites Which Can be a Book Lover's Paradise

Now, read a book on your smartphone for free<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether it's a lazy sunny afternoon or a rainy day, you are travelling or are at leisure, books have always been a much loved resort for many. While the love for a …

8 foreign language books that every English speaker needs to read

ENGLISH SPEAKERS can be bad at reading books that were originally written in other languages. Only 2 or 3% of the books that are published in English …

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

10 Books That Are More Political Than You Think

Most of the time, political allegories aren't all that hard to spot. I mean, we all know that the book <i>Animal Farm</i> isn't just about animals who live …

Books

155 Words To Describe An Author's Tone

What is tone?<p>Tone refers to an author’s use of words and writing style to convey his or her attitude towards a topic. Tone is often defined as what …

Top 15 most depressing books - Telegraph

Culture,Books,Fiction,Essays,Poetry,Biography,History,Business and finance,Crime fiction,Ali Smith,Teju Cole,Yuval Noah Harari,Olivia Laing,Sara Pascoe,Kate Tempest,Sarah Crossan,Graeme Macrae Burnet,Hisham Matar,Rachel Cusk,Sebastian Barry,David Szalay,Zadie Smith<p>From Zadie Smith’s Swing Time to …

Books

Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell Have Written New Fiction—If You Can Wait 98 Years to Read It

At 1:15 a.m. on May 24, 2016, author David Mitchell wrote the last line of his latest novella, <i>From Me Flows What You Call Time</i>. He printed out the …

Books

11 best new fiction books

2016 has been a fruitful year in literature, with readers being treated to dozens of new novels from established authors, as well as a few newcomers. …

Books

13 Haunting Books To Read This Fall, If You Dare

👻<p>‘Tis the season for re-re-watching “Stranger Things” and contemplating the punniest possible couple’s costume, plug and socket notwithstanding. ‘Tis also the season for picking up scary books ― books that disturb, books that alarm, books that go bump in the night.<p>We’ve selected a few of our …

100 Must-Read Almost-Prize-Winning Books

I had this problem a few years ago where I accidentally read and loved a few Pulitzer Prize-winning novels (<i>Empire Falls</i> and <i>Middlesex</i>) and then, …

Recent Books in Translation: 6 recommendations

I’ve made a point of reading more books in translation in the last year, and it’s paid off tremendously. I’ve discovered new authors, found out about …

11 Delightful Tales Set in Our Favorite Place -- Bookstores!

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>My happy place is Twelfth and Broadway, in the stacks of $1 used books outside Strand Bookstore. Hours blur by as I dig through the piles, flipping through the pages of jacketless hardcovers and battered paperbacks. Half treasure hunt, half meditative experience, time …

5 Great Books To Read This December

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

The 100 best books of 2015

To order any of these books from the Telegraph at a 20% discount, call 0844 871 1514 or visit books.telegraph.co.uk and quote XMAS20. Discount valid until 28th November 2015.<p>100 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee <b>(</b>William Heinemann, £18.99<b>)</b><p>Because the action of Go Set a Watchman takes place 20 years …

Books

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

Add these to your booklist, immediately. 📚<p>Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the lens of Latino authors.<p>You can discover the magic in reality with Gabriel García Márquez, the wonders of …

This Coloring Book For Adults Will Make You Feel Young Again

"As children most of us will have enjoyed coloring as an activity and a way to be creative, why should we stop simply because we have grown a little older?"

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

53 Books That Will Definitely Make You Cry

*grabs Kleenex*<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Here Are The Books On President Obama's Summer Reading List

More like Reader of the Free World.

Ranking Steven Spielberg's 8 Best Adaptations

When Steven Spielberg steps behind the camera, you can likely bet that something special is going to happen. (Though you would have lost that bet …

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

Linguistics