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17 Practical Items That Will Soothe Your Type-A Soul

Celebrate your inner Monica Geller.

The 30 smartest celebrities in Hollywood

And before James Franco turned on his wild side in "Freaks and Geeks," the math wiz interned at Lockheed Martin.<p>We rounded up 30 celebrities who are high-school valedictorians, Ivy Leaguers, MENSA members, and certified geniuses in their own rights.<p>These stories of actors, musicians, and TV …

College & University

Meet the world's deadliest female sniper who terrorized Hitler's Nazi army

Lyudmila Pavlichenko Wikimedia Commons<p>In early 1941, Lyudmila Pavlichenko was studying history at Kiev University, but within a year, she had become one of the best snipers of all time, credited with 309 confirmed kills, 36 of which were German snipers.<p>Pavlichenko was born in 1916 in a small town …


Nawal El Saadawi: ‘Do you feel you are liberated? I feel I am not’

As her books are reissued here, the formidable Nawal El Saadawi, medical doctor, author, campaigner against female genital mutilation and for 45 years the voice of Egyptian feminism, is coming to the UK. At 83, she is as combative as ever…<p>Nawal El Saadawi, the great Egyptian feminist and writer, …

Tahrir Square

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …


43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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


Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In September

<i>We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book</i> …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …


Colorized Photos of WWII Refugees Offer New Perspective on the Migrant Crisis

Displaced persons cross a bridge on the River Elbe at Tangermunde, which was blown up by the Germans, to escape the chao<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Fred …

World War II

20 Gripping Page-Turners Every Twentysomething Woman Should Read

The best books are so engrossing they make you forget anything but the worlds their authors have created. Here are 20 that will make you miss your appointments, ignore your loved ones, and forget your lives.<p>1. <i>The Fever</i> by Megan Abbott (2014, Little, Brown and Company)<p>Based on a real-life outbreak …


Has The SUICIDE SQUAD Plot and Main Villain Been Revealed?

THEN AND NOW: How New York City's World Trade Center has changed in the 14 years since the 9/11 terrorist attack

Completed in 1973, the original World Trade Center complex was dubbed a "dream come true" by Governor Nelson Rockefeller at the official ribbon cutting ceremony on April 4.<p>After the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks left a hole in New York's skyline, ideas started spewing about what and how to …


Makeup Artist Turns Himself Into Superheroes With Nothing But Makeup

Argenis Pinal, a makeup artist based in Temecula, California, doesn’t need a costume to look like a superhero – he uses his fantastic makeup and body …

The Kids From ‘Kids’ Discuss The Controversial Film That Changed Their Lives Forever

<i>Kids</i> opens with a teenage couple smooching in a manner so sloppy and uncinematic, viewers are perturbed from the start. The kiss alone is uncomfortable to watch but what follows is an increasingly disturbing and voyeuristic journey through the life of teenagers in mid-’90s New York. Groundbreaking …


33 Must-Read Books for Fall 2015

Even though Jonathan Franzen’s <i>Purity</i> is the first book on this list, it is in many ways the least important. The truth is that after a dizzying …

Watch the first trailer for Will Smith’s ‘Concussion,’ the movie that’s scaring the NFL

You probably can’t wait to see Will Smith as Deadshot in the upcoming the <i>Suicide Squad</i> action movie, but the actor has one more exciting movie coming …

Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he'd sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos Aires neighborhood.<p>Cleanliness was not his only aim. Puccio was making sure that the …

Latin America

18 DIY Dollar-Store Projects That'll Transform Your Dorm For Cheap

Decorate without breaking the bank.


Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath

Source: Aleshyn_Andrei/Shutterstock<p>Before I discuss the female psychopath, I will first address how to diagnose a psychopath—a subject of ongoing …


What Your Book Club Should Read This Month

If you’re anything like us, your TBR list gets a little sparse near the end of the month. Whether you’re looking for the next <i>Hunger Games</i> sequel or you’re ready to be taken away — way, way away — to the romantic and war-torn streets of Paris, we’ve got a little something that every book club can …

Summer Box Office 2015: Winners and Losers

This weekend, "Straight Outta Compton" enjoyed a three-peat atop the box office chart, easily defeating three new wide releases. Which means that the end of summer is, sadly, finally here. So it's time to assess what will probably be Hollywood's most lucrative summer ever. Here are the winners and …


The 22 Best Cult Movies of the '90s

It didn’t take much of a push for our staff to revisit some of their favorite movies from the nineties. After all, there’s nothing like a campy film classic to transport you back in time. Here, a look at 22 nineties cult films we could watch over and over again.

Donna Karan

15 Hair Tutorials #LazyGirls Will Love

We’re hitting that point, people. Yup, we’re talking a change in weather, change in routine, possibly a change in job or heading back to school and waving goodbye to the beach (it’s not too soon to count down to spring break, right?). For when your fall to-do list is overrun with tasks, we’ve got …

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …


15 Important Life Lessons for Women

Growing up is tough. I still remember sitting in my college dorm and realizing that I actually had to go to the store to buy toothpaste and toilet …

Thich Nhat Hanh