Caroline Stammers

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The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

Books

Baby cam shows tot escaping room with help from family dogs

An Arizona couple who found their 15-month-old had escaped from her bedroom early one morning was surprised to discover she got help from some …

Cute Animals

Six Books We Could and Should All Write

Let’s make sure we’re all understanding each other. I’m not talking about novels and plays and poems. And I’m definitely not talking about great novels and plays and poems. It’s pointless to tell people to write stuff like that. Even the ones who want to can’t. And of course, most people don’t even …

Literature

Lucian Freud and Sue Tilley: The story of an unlikely muse

Lucian Freud’s paintings of benefits supervisor Sue Tilley set records at auction houses. She tells Cameron Laux what it was like to sit for one of Britain’s greatest artists.<p>One of Lucian Freud’s more famous paintings depicts a fertility goddess having a nap on her sofa. She is naked and seems to …

East London

How the Vietnam war created America’s modern “white power” movement

Read this historian’s origin story of “white power” activism in the US.<p>“They believe in a racial nation that would be transnational in scope ... based on the idea that white people are the chosen people.”<p>That’s how University of Chicago historian Kathleen Belew describes the ideology of the “white …

Foods that You Should Quit Right Now If You Suffer from Inflammation

In the medical world, there are way too many chronic inflammatory diseases. Some of the most feared conditions are cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, …

Fewer foreign doctors are coming to study in the United States, report shows

Fearing he would die if he stayed, Mohamed fled the civil war in his home country of Syria, heading to Saudi Arabia where he spent six years working as a physician. While there, Mohamed worked toward his goal of coming to the United States to train.<p>He aced the U.S. exams required of all physicians …

Immigration

'Hodlers' complaining about the 'special moron' handling the Mt Gox sale are really complaining about Bitcoin itself

LONDON — Nobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee for the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox, has had a rough week. Here is a typical comment about him on Reddit's r/Bitcoin page:<p>"Nobuaki Kobayashi is some kind of special moron selling the bottom of a correction pushing the price down even …

Nakesha Williams Died Homeless on a Manhattan Street. Should She Have Been Forced Into Treatment?

On Sunday, The Times published a heartbreaking story about a standout student at Williams College who later developed mental problems and ended up homeless, a fixture on a grate at 46th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan.<p>The woman, Nakesha Williams, died in 2016 at age 46 after turning down many …

Delicate Almond Peanut Butter Cookies (Only 4 Ingredients)

A SOFT NUT COOKIE WITH CLASS BUT WITHOUT THE COSTS If you’ve ever wanted the tastes of peanut butter and toasted almonds in one delicious bite I’ve …

Dessert

A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia

Russia is a land of stories. Stories of the czar and his people, of Lenin and the revolution, of the Great Patriotic War; of the transformation of a backward land into a mighty, modern industrial state; of Sputnik, of Laika, of Gagarin. Then the story of Stalin’s reign of terror, the story of a …

Civil Service

“The Couch to 80k” Writing Boot Camp: Take a Free 8-Week Podcast Course to Start Writing Fiction, or Even Finish a Novel

We've all read fiction, but how to go about writing it? Nobody has the definitive answer, and there, in the multiplicity of possible approaches, …

Boot Camp

25 Questions to Cultivate Curiosity

Curiosity helps us to feel more alive, because we start paying attention. We start using our senses. We start asking questions and looking at our …

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Paul Manafort

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: old and complex. …

Literature

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

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4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

A chance discovery leads George Orwell fanatic Bethany Mellmoth on a pilgrimage to the Scottish island where Nineteen Eighty-Four was written. But what will she find there?<p>Bethany Mellmoth hasn’t really registered the nature of the person sitting beside her as she makes the long tube journey …

Literature

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

High School

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

22 mind-blowing science facts we didn’t know at the start of 2017

Did you know that scientists invented a completely new state of matter called the time crystals? Or that pugs’ adorable faces are the result of a …

Immune System

The Uncounted

An on-the-ground investigation reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS — hailed as the most precise air campaign in history — is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged.

Which Languages Are The Hardest For An English Speaker To Learn?

Some people claim English is the hardest language to learn because, among other reasons, English speakers use so many different words to say the same …

Language Learning

Never Ending Bob Dylan

When I was seventeen, I became a Bob Dylan zealot. This was 1988. I’d gotten hooked by “Blood on the Tracks,” one of the twelve CDs that I’d received for a penny from Columbia House. (Did we really send in the penny with the coupon? I think maybe we did.) After wearing that album out, I undertook a …

WNP Barbellion’s audacious The Journal of a Disappointed Man is so good that HG Wells wished he wrote it – but it is not as well known as it should be<p>One hundred years ago today, WNP Barbellion scrawled his final diary entry. “Self-disgust,” he wrote. Ravaged by multiple sclerosis at just 28, this …

Literature

A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas

The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth.<p>Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The …

Anthropology

When ‘Not Guilty’ Is a Life Sentence

Despite Ann’s determination to betray no emotion, a drop of sweat rolled down her temple as a guard painstakingly examined her lunch items. That Sunday morning, she had taken two buses, two trains and a shuttle to get from her home to the New York state psychiatric facility where her son is …

A Reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” in 100 Celebrity Voices

For every august personage who’s taken a crack Edgar Allan Poe’s evergreen poem, "The Raven," there are thousands more who haven’t.<p>Humorist Jordan …