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This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Bill Cosby

10 Best Men's Gear Blogs

10 Best Men’s Gear Blogs<p>in Advice, Featured on<p>52 Shares<p>14<p>37<p>1<p>It may seem counter-intuitive for us to be sharing other men’s gear blogs, but gear is …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Greats Sneakers

Combining classic footwear designs with top-quality materials and current style touches, Greats Sneakers ($60-$100) deliver shoes that look as …

Shoes

Cocoon Slim Backpack

When you have no choice but to travel with a bunch of gadgets, your biggest concern is getting them to your destination in one piece. The Cocoon Slim …

Quick and Simple Life Hacks #10

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15 Images Of What Morning Looks Like Around The World

Rise and shine. There’s a whole new way to start your day. Wake up and watch New Day on CNN for all the latest news stories. Weekday Mornings 6-9am ET on CNN.

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Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

Game of Thrones

The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes from Sopranos, Breaking Bad

In the last 15 years TV has reached new heights of narrative—think The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad—and here are the 10 most essential episodes …

Google Glass video shows how the device can be used in everyday life

A new Google Glass video shows you how the device can be successfully used in everyday life, giving you answers in situations you come across in various moments.<p>The video shows Googlers testing the device with various searches, some of them very funny, and putting Google’s search capabilities, and …

Google Glass

How 26 Alcoholic Drinks Got Their Names

For those of you who have ever wondered where your signature cocktail got its name, and for those of you who haven't, Mental Floss host and the …

Alcohol

Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire The World To Save Itself?

The Hieroglyph project asks sci-fi writers to stop creating dark dystopias, and instead show us visions of a better future, so that we work harder to get there.<p>Science fiction has often predicted scientific advances, but what happens when scientists and sci-fi authors collaborate on visions of the …

10 Colorful Wall Art Projects That You Can Make Yourself

I'm just going to say it. I love color. I love it! I think every room should have a pop of color to keep you in a cheerful mood. It doesn't have to …

12 Fabulous DIY Coat Rack Ideas

As they say, home is where you hang your hat. However, that is assuming you actually have something in your home on which to hang it. But never fear, …

Organize Cables with Toilet Paper Tubes

Here’s a handy tip from Instructables user berserk: You may be tidy enough to keep your snake pit of miscellaneous cords, cables, and wires all organized in a single box, but if you want to take your organization to the next level, neatly coil and stow each cord individually inside a toilet paper …

How to End a Cover Letter

A weak, halfhearted ending to a cover letter can leave the employer wondering whether you're really the right fit for the job. On the other hand, a …

Employment

William Shakespeare

He was born in 1564 in a provincial English town, educated at the local grammar school, and became the greatest playwright of his age. His name was …

28 Decorating Tricks To Brighten Up Your Rented Home

So, you want to fix up that gross apartment or dorm you're subletting this summer, but don't want to lose your deposit? Here are some easy ways to brighten up your space without permanent damage.

Crafting

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Watch This City Made Out Of Bread As It Decays

In his 2007 book <i>The World Without Us</i>, author Alan Weisman imagines what Earth would be like if humans disappeared today. Your home would give way to natural forces faster than you might think. And 500 years from now, your whole neighborhood would revert back to its pre-human state–most likely a …

10 (More) Wonderful Short Stories to Read for Free Online

Around this time last year, we gave you a list of a few of our all-time favorite short stories that were available to read online for free. By now, …

10 LGBT-Themed Novels That Every Student Should Read

The California Department of Education’s new recommended reading list, which was released last week, is causing some controversy because — gasp! — it …