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Adorable Shots Of Smiling Dogs That Will Make Your Day 100% Better

Sometimes there's nothing cuter than seeing a smiling dog photo.<p>And if you're having a bad day, these snapshots are sure to cheer you up.<p>We're not …

Cute

The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multitalented …

Culture

12 Books Every Harry Potter Fan Should Read In 2018

With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching …

Whittle Your Middle and Sculpt Your Waist With These Powerful Oblique Exercises

If you've been trying to work your waistline to no avail, we've got you covered. These oblique-targeting exercises are going to help you sculpt that midsection and create powerful muscles that'll help with all areas of mobility and functional movement. So not only will you get some great …

Try this 20-minute HIIT workout to tone your total body—and boost your brain power

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

Tip: Does Foam Rolling Have to Hurt?

Turns out, more pain doesn't equal more gain. Here's the latest science.<p>Less Pain, About the Same Gain<p>You roll up to the gym after a long day sitting …

The 27 best books of 2017

I’ll forget to eat anything green for two weeks, avoid laundry for another three, and ignore my online bank statement pretty much always, but I <i>will</i> …

Books

Chilling Releases: The Top 20 Thrillers to Read This Winter Season

Lexie Elliott<p>This exhilarating debut <b></b>follows six college students as they embark on a summer getaway to a farmhouse. Everything goes well until they meet Severine, the girl next door. Kate Channing, one of the students, finds Severine to be a nuisance. One thing leads to another, and there is a huge …

Books

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

Top 10 parallel worlds in fiction

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Children's fantasy books (children's and teens),Sci-fi (children and teens),Lewis Carroll,CS Lewis,Diana Wynne Jones,Philip Pullman,Neil Gaiman,Comics and graphic novels (children and teens),Fiction<p>When you open the pages …

Where to Submit: August + September

<i>Summer lives on! Enjoy our newest list of presses, lit mags, fellowships, and residencies to submit to over the next couple months. As always, email</i> …

A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

The Newport Jazz Festival is under way this weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. Among the featured performers is a young pianist — a <i>very</i> young pianist — named Joey Alexander. He is 12 years old, completely self-taught and one of the youngest musicians ever to play the storied festival.<p>Alexander has …

The Arts

Nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents

Old people’s wards are hell for old people. Geriatric wards are bedlam, bonkers, bananas. A toothless woman screaming when left alone, a cry that reaches the high hospital ceiling. A woman effing and blinding – the polite curtain will not protect her from the indignity of a nappy change. A woman …

Science of stress: how neuroscience can help teachers switch off this summer

Don’t let worries about the upcoming school year ruin your break. Instead, take the time off to develop a positive mindset by setting yourself achievable goals<p>Weeks into the summer holiday, many teachers are still experiencing the stressful fallout of last term. For some, this is the exhaustion of …

Work Stress

Atheists of Color: Updating the List

The New Jim Crow

• <b>Author:</b> Michelle Alexander<p>Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. <i>The New Jim Crow</i> is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that …

Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death

Levels of a growth-related molecule in the blood may be key.<p>On March 4, scientists reported that people who ate a diet rich in protein during their middle-aged years (ages 50-65) were four times more likely to die from cancer than those who ate a low-protein diet, and had a 75 percent increase in …