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80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

Literature

10 Must-Read Books That Should Be Mandatory Reading In High School

Mandatory reading isn't always everyone's favorite kind of reading. Everyone has that one book that they remember slogging through in high school …

George Saunders: By the Book

<i>The author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”</i><p><b>What books are currently on your night stand?</b><p>I am finishing up Michael Chabon’s miraculous “Moonglow” and …

Books

100 Must-Read Modern Classics

<i>Sponsored by The War of the Roses, the modern classic synonymous with love gone wrong.</i>Jonathan and Barbara Rose are, at first glance, the perfect …

Literature

Donald Trump’s God whisperer

The woman who led the candidate to Christ has many of the same problems connecting with evangelicals as he has.<p>There were the IRS investigation and the business troubles, the divorces and the rumored affairs splashed across the tabloids. And always, there were the biased media that lay in wait, …

Donald Trump

Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.<p>It may …

Genetics

Churches Could Fill Their Pews With Millennials If They Just Did This

Recently, I returned for a few weeks to the church where I was baptized in an earnest attempt to put my Christian faith into some kind of measurable practice. It is a progressive, congregational church perfectly at home in my ocean-blue hometown. The nave was old-fashioned, with uncomfortable …

Spirituality

I Am Malala

• <b>Author:</b> Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb<p>A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE<p>"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."<p>When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai …

With Friends Like These

• <b>Author:</b> Sally Koslow<p>Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met after answering a roommate ad for an apartment. Despite having little in common, the women became fast friends. A decade later, Quincy, a Midwestern introvert, is trying to overcome a set of tragedies by hunting for the perfect home; Talia, a …

Top 10 books about missing persons

From Gillian Flynn's blockbuster Gone Girl to a re-reading of Nabokov, novelist Laura Lippman tracks down the 10 best books about mysterious disappearances<p>My friend Harlan Coben observed that murder stories may be intriguing, but the open-ended nature of missing person stories make them even more …

Made You Look: The Secret to Writing Great Titles

Why did you click on this article? Hopefully, it's because you were intrigued by the promise made in the title. From novels to blog posts, a title can entice a reader to open a book or click on a link...or encourage them to move on to the next one. Here's how to write titles that tempt instead of …

Writing

17 Children's Books We Still Love As Grownups

Whether it was your beloved bedtime storybook your parents read to you as a child or the inspiring novel you read in your high school literature class, books have a way of transforming our lives.<p>While there are plenty of incredible books for grownups, sometimes you just want to revisit your …

10 Absolutely Incredible Women in Historical Fiction

Too often, even in the twenty-first century, history's all about the men. That's just one reason why I love to read and write historical fiction: It provides the opportunity to explore or create or re-energize the roles of women across the ages. As I wrote <i>Revolutionary</i>, I kept wondering which women …

Books

So, You Want to Publish Your Book?

Apparently, my last article, about writing a book, reminded quite a few people that yes, they have important stories to tell, and encouraged them to stop waiting and start writing. I'm truly thrilled. At the end of your days, you won't be thinking about how many Facebook friends you had, or how …

Writing

12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

As you search for a movie to watch this weekend, consider abandoning the fictional for some real-life drama. Here are 12 completely fantastic documentaries on Netflix right now, destined to blow your mind (or at least make you think a little).<p><b>"The Woman Who Wasn't There"</b><p>"The Woman Who Wasn't There" …

The Only Get-Organized Tip You'll Ever Need

"Ask yourself, 'What is the vision I have for the life I want?' What is the vision I have for the home I want? What is the vision I have for the fill-in the-blank I want?'" suggests Walsh. Maybe you want your home to be all about comfort—or maybe you want it to be a place where you can entertain …

5 Healthy Smoothies Nutrition Experts Swear By (And They Taste Good Too!)

When's the last time you really considered what a culinary marvel the smoothie is? Think about it -- you can literally put a head of kale, an entire banana, half a box of strawberries, and a cup of yogurt into a blender, and get something you can slurp down in no time at all. And unlike with fruit …

Pilates Workout for Abs

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach<p>Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s</i> …

Yoga

Stories

Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Charles Barkley

The Last 30 Years, As Told By Newspapers

What would history look like if told by newspapers? What does it look like to scroll through 30 years of history on one page?<p>To glance at the past from a new perspective--one told by the media-- we took one newspaper page from each year for the last 30 years. The newspapers we chose do not reflect …

Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

Synthetic biology advances with a man-made chromosome inserted into live brewer's yeast.<p>In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.<p>The …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Burn Cals and Tone It All in Just 5 Minutes

<b>With this the no-excuses routine, you'll squeeze in a killer head-to-toe, fat-blasting workout no matter how busy you are.</b><p><i>By Jaclyn Emerick,</i> SELF<p>A quality sweat session in five minutes? Yep. The proof is in this quickie firm-and-burn routine created by Dasha Libin. Russian-born Libin (her …

Workouts

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Horan<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH</b><p><i>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</i><p>From Nancy Horan, <i>New York Times</i> …

Biblical Literacy

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Beal<p>“The Bible…is a locked treasure for those unfamiliar with the Scriptures….Beal offers a key with his accessible guide.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer<p>“With skill and insight, Timothy Beal has given us a great gift: a lucid and engaging introduction to the most important book ever …

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

• <b>Author:</b> David Wroblewski<p>Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, …