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25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

The Maclean's Bestsellers list: Week of April 25

From Neil Gaiman to Terry O’Reilly, these are the hottest fiction and non-fiction titles of the week<p><b>FICTION</b> <b><br>BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on …

12 Books You Should Read Before They Come To Screen This Year

If you were as captivated by HBO’s recently concluded mini-series, <i>Big Little Lies</i> (based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Liane …

The Best Books of May 2017: From Paula Hawkins to Haruki Murakami

Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian<p>A humorous, yet educational, look at society through the eyes of W. Kamau Bell, a sociopolitical comedian. Bell tackles a wide range of issues, …

Book Review – The Experimental Notebook of C.S. Boyack

<b>Goodreads Blurb:</b><p>A speculative fiction selection of micro-fiction and short stories. These were designed to be short reads for your commute, coffee …

Creative Writing

10 Books To Wake Up Your Book Club

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century</b> by Chuck Klosterman<p>“Even those who only dimly remember Royce White, Pavement, or Gnarls Barkley will find the reflections on them engaging.” …

Books

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, and More: 24 of the Longest Celebrity Relationships

How to replace Facebook Messenger with a much simpler, lighter version

Get rid of the stories and the bots and the games<p>Earlier today I published an article about Facebook Messenger’s new, somewhat improved home screen. But despite the company’s attempt at some cleanup, I came away with the same feeling I’ve had for months: Messenger has transformed into a bloated …

Apps

The 10 most talked-about new TV shows right now

To find out which new shows have most captured fans' attention, Business Insider partnered with Amobee Brand Intelligence, a company that provides marketing insight and measures real-time content consumption across the internet. Amobee analyzed the digital engagement around the newly announced …

TV

10+ Intimate Portraits Of 1970s Rebellious Youth Captured By High School Teacher

Before Joseph Szabo was a world renown photographer, he was a teacher at Malverne High School in Long Island. And on his first days at the job he …

High School

Why Chris Cornell’s death is so significant - Features - Alternative Press

<i>[Photo by: SoundgardenVEVO/YouTube]</i><p>Emerging from the dark and largely tragic undertones of grunge, Chris Cornell seemed to exist as a brilliant and …

Chris Cornell

Kylie Jenner Stole Another Teen Idol's Look and the Internet Is Not Having It

"She is THE queen Kylie.... MEH."<p>Last week, Kylie Jenner did a photo shoot with <i>Flaunt Magazine</i>. Great!<p>This week, the internet decided she stole Sharpay's look. Oy!<p>Yes, Sharpay, like <i>High School Musical</i> Sharpay.<p>Like 2006 Sharpay.<p>Like Ashley Tisdale's Sharpay.<p>Internet broken, tea served, etc.<p><b>Follow</b> …

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Astral projection is the practice that supposedly allows humans to separate their consciousness from their physical bodies and travel anywhere in the universe. It's all …

Maps

5 Hot Sauces with Cult Followings

“I think hot sauce is akin to drug use,” says Noah Chaimberg, founder of Heatonist, a Brooklyn-based purveyor of small-batch hot sauces from around …

BBQ

Photos of Berlin’s freaks and fringe outsiders over 30 years

The underground icon has spent his life giving a platform to those existing on the outside; whether it’s the dangerous, sexual energy of pre-gentrification NYC, or the horrifying plight of Russia’s homeless community, Zownir’s oracular, monochrome stills shift their viewer’s gaze to worlds that go …

The "20-10 Method" Is the Best Way to Clean Your House

Resist the urge to do a marathon tidying session.<p>If you're feeling overwhelmed by your messy home, and nothing you do seems to be making a difference, it just might be time to re-think how you look at cleaning. Most people, when faced with a messy disaster of a home, usually do one of two things:<p>1. …

Procrastination

Here are the best apps on Android, according to Google

From indie developers to VR apps, there's a little bit of everything in Google Play Awards 2017.<p>As Google I/O 2017 nears an end, Android developers …

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

Happiness

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Meditation

American Horror Story Season 7 Will Be Based On The 2016 Election, Which Sounds About Right

If you regarded the 2016 presidential election as a bit of a nightmare, well, you ain't seen nothing yet.<p>During last night's <i>Watch What Happens Live</i> …

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

More like the City of <i>Too Much</i> Light…<p>In 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. The shaking woke residents, who …

Gardening 101: Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel, Hamamelis: “Faith Healer”<p><i>Hamamelis</i> has fragrance, as well as arresting looks. In the darkest months of winter, its colors and spicy …

Is Connie Britton Leaving ‘Nashville’? Rayna Actress Calls Exit Rumors ‘Really Fun’

<b>UPDATE:</b> Connie Britton's exit has been confirmed. Get the details HERE.<p><b>Original Story:</b> Is the end near for Rayna Jaymes on “Nashville”? Don’t ask …

This Artist’s Work Will Make You Question How We Relate To Technology

Ludo’s street art pieces are easy to recognize. The prolific artist uses black, white, and fluorescent green to make his work stand out against the city scape. His themes of nature and technology stand out too. Each thought-provoking paste up or mural combines the brilliant design of the natural …

Stately Brooklyn Heights ‘mansion duplex’ returns for $4.2M

The lavish apartment is asking more this time around<p>It’s been four years since this stunning duplex at 104 Pierrepont Street popped up on the market with a $3.85 million asking price that was pretty hefty for Brooklyn Heights at the time. Fast forward to the present, the 3,000-square-foot co-op is …

Real Estate

Bronx affordable apartments designed by COOKFOX going from $494/month

The 12-story building, Park House, has a total of 227 apartments<p>A massive new COOKFOX-designed, fully affordable development in the Bronx has now launched the housing lottery [PDF!] on its 227 apartments, <i>6sqft</i> first reported. Located at 4275 Park Avenue, the 12-story building overlooks the …

Architecture

Selena Gomez Returns to Music with Kygo's New Single — Listen Here!

Selena Gomez is returning to music with the release of her first new song since 2015.<p>The single, “It Ain’t Me,” is by Norwegian DJ Kygo and features …

Public Health

Oscar Watch: More Than Half the Country Hasn't Seen Any 2017 Best Picture Nominees

But those who have been paying attention really want La La Land to win.<p>In Hollywood, there’s no event more glamorous, exciting, or painstakingly analyzed than the Oscars. But in the rest of country, that couldn't be further from the truth. A new poll from Morning Consult shows that 55.3 percent of …

Frugal Living Tips to Save Big on Furniture

In the market for new furniture? Here's how to get exactly what you want for far less than you're expecting to pay.<p>1<p>Zero in on What You Want<p>Visit a …