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Roger Federer was at his self-deprecating best when he tweeted how his wife feels about him returning to pro tennis

Getty Images<p><b>Roger Federer cracked a joke that left his fans on Twitter in stitches.</b>• <b><br>The 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion returns to competition on</b> …

Tennis

11 podcasts to listen to if you want to laugh your ass off

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from *gestures broadly at everything happening in the world right now.* …

Comedy

15 Feel-Good Books To Put On Your Summer Reading List Right Now

Make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The 15 Books We’re Reading This Summer

Is reading in the summer sun better? You tell us. We’ll be checking #goopbookclub to see what you think of the new novels, story collections, and …

Books

This Summer's Hottest New Books For Every Type of Reader

This Summer is all about reading the most anticipated books from some of the literary world's most compelling voices. From captivating memoirs to dramatic thrillers, this list of diverse and highly anticipated Summer reads will keep you busy all season long.

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

8 surprising ways you could be slowing down your metabolism

You probably don't even realise you're doing it.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before – all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water and try to spend less time sitting, right?<p>But there are actually a tonne of other factors to consider. You might …

Are Bananas Good for You?

Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person per year—making it the most heavily consumed fruit in America.<p>But some carb- and …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins Doctors Swear By To Boost Your Metabolism In The Morning

Some people get up at the break of dawn to exercise. Other early birds must get a load of work done before heading to the office. Us? We’re not …

Wellness

Jordan Peterson’s Gospel of Masculinity

How did a once obscure academic become the Internet’s most revered—and reviled—intellectual?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In February, 2000, <i>The</i> <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> published a concise review of a not-at-all-concise book. …

Spring Reading List: 45 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Spring is set to thaw us out pretty soon, but while you shiver by the fire, why not grab a book? We have a list of the hottest things to read before they'll next be adapted for the big screen. There are the movies coming out soon you maybe didn't know were based on books, like <b>Red Sparrow</b>, plus the …

Books

13 gut-bustingly funny books to get you through tough times

Books to make you laugh out loud

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

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The clash between the classical order and Christianity is a tale of murder and vandalism wrought by religious zealotry, evoking modern-day parallels<p>“The theologian,” wrote Edward Gibbon in his classic <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</i><i>,</i> “may indulge the pleasing task of …

Ancient History

From Suspicious Nannies to Bomb Makers: 5 Crime Must-Reads for January

<b>The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn<br>(William Morrow)</b><p>Already a publishing sensation, with movie rights bought and rights sold in 38 countries, as well …

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

Books

Maude Julien - The Only Girl in the World - Book Review

The Only Girl in the World<p>By Maude Julien and Adriana Hunter<p>Little, Brown<br>$27.00<br>ISBN 9780316466622<br>Published 12/12/2017<p>Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir …

Books

‘Funny, outrageous, touching, intimate, gorgeous’ … writers from George Saunders to Ali Smith pick their favourite reads of the past year<p><b>Part two:</b> Sebastian Barry, Paula Hawkins and others share their favourites<br>• Tell us your books of the year in the comments below<p>The Once and Future Liberal; There …

Books

The books interview: the bestselling US author on family, fitting in and giving a voice to those without power in her new book, Little Fires Everywhere<p>Celeste Ng’s first novel <i>Everything I Never Told You</i> opens with 16-year-old Lydia Lee found drowned in a lake. She was her parents’ favourite, the …

Books

10 of the Best Autobiographies You Really Should Have Read By Now

Photo: Amazon.ca<p>1. <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i><p>This 1845 autobiography by former slave Frederick Douglass is widely …

These are Amazon’s picks for best books this June

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this June, we suggest checking out Amazon's …

This Secret Indian Hair-Growth Formula May Finally Give You a Mermaid Mane

Anyone who has unsuccessfully tried to get their hair to grow may roll their eyes at this video in which Prachi (the vlogger behind Super Wow Style) shares a family recipe for lengthier locks. Could a simple mix of natural ingredients really make hair grow up to 30-40 percent as Prachi claims? We …

Hair Care

If it wasn’t enough that Jhumpa Lahiri has translated this novel, it is also a response to Ferrante

And the possibility of a real-life relationship between Ferrante and this novel’s writer makes things all the more interesting.<p>The most significant …

Why I finally replaced Evernote with Bear

March 2nd, 2017<p>As of this week, after the better part of a decade, I’m no longer an Evernote user. There are many reasons why — its ever-bloating feature set, its rising prices, its privacy gaffes — but the biggest reason why is named Bear. It’s another cloud-based note-taking app, and it doesn’t …

Here's Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein

Starting with: WTF is it and what does it actually do?

16 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Forward To In 2017

So you can read before you watch.<p>Novelists and short story writers are to thank for several of the more inventive movies that’ve come out in 2016. “Elle,” a haunting story about fear, anxiety, and triumph after assault, is based on the novel <i>Oh...</i> by Philippe Djian; “Arrival” is based on a short …

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

Books

Nicholas Sparks' 6 favorite books about family

<b>The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein</b> (Harper, $15).<p>Original and enchanting, this 2008 novel is narrated by the lovable Enzo — a Labrador …