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Karl Ove Knausgaard: the shame of writing about myself

It was a summer’s day 18 years ago and I was sitting in a car with my brother. We were in Kristiansand, the town my father was from, and had stopped at a junction and were waiting for a gap in the traffic so we could pull out. It was hot and overcast, and as we were waiting it began to rain. My …

Literature

Top 10 feminist heroes in fiction

What is a literary feminist hero, exactly? To me, it’s a girl who gets to be anything she wants. A girl who isn’t merely “strong” or “brave” or any of the epithets female leads often have attached to them. A feminist hero is a well-rounded character, with real assets and real flaws, whose story …

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A Year in Reading: 2015

Now in its second glorious decade, the Year in Reading has become a <i>Millions</i> tradition, featuring contributions from a roster of emerging and marquee …

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The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

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14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive do you believe you are in your eight-hour workday? There may be a few ways to define the answer:<p><b>Semi-productive:</b> you’re halfway there …

Time Management

Hotel hacks: 15 ingenious tips to improve your stay

What kind of monstrous traveller boils their underwear <b>inside</b> a hotel room kettle? This was the question on many people's lips last year when a Twitter user asked their followers whether the practice was commonplace.<p>This curious query raised many more. Namely, "What have you done to your pants that …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

8 books that America's most prestigious private schools love to assign for summer reading

The works spanned centuries, genres, and continents, to appeal to a wide array of students' personal reading tastes.<p>However, of the hundreds of books we pored through, eight works kept showing up on multiple schools' lists.

Literature

5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

by Emily WenstromShort stories. Marketing copy. News reporting. Poetry. Business proposals. Literary fiction. Technical writing. Blogs. …

Creative Writing

10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser

<i>Image used with permission by Mark Ostow/Yale Alumni Magazine</i><p>Author William Zinsser died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The …

5 Timeless Truths About Resume Writing

After 16 years as a career coach, I’ve probably reviewed over 8,000 resumes. I’ve also read countless articles and books on the topic and spoken to …

Five Habits New Writers Should Develop – About Writing: Part 3

This is the third in my series About Writing. Check out Part 1 for a step-by-step guide to writing your first short story, or Part 2 to learn more …

Stephen King on Writing: Throw Out Your Thesaurus

The super-prolific Stephen King has doled out lots of advice for budding writers, including the recommendation to cut down your text. Here's another: …

The Best-selling Books of All Time

<b>How many copies do you think the Harry Potter series has sold, total? How many copies of The DaVinci Code do you think have been sold?</b><p>I took a look …

Books

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

14 Novels About Muslim Life That Shouldn't Be Missed

Whether secular or religious, these authors open up worlds for their audiences.

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Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela and Elaine DePrince - review

'We are shown, through Michaela's eyes, how hope can blossom in the most unlikely of circumstances'<p>Hope in a Ballet Shoe is the emotively uplifting, coming of age autobiography of ballerina Michaela DePrince. The book begins with her childhood growing up in Sierra Leone, where the war left her …

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The 100 best novels: No 66 – Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse (1946)

PG Wodehouse’s elegiac Jeeves novel, written during his disastrous years in wartime Germany, remains his masterpiece<p>For PG Wodehouse, this novel, completed amid the horrors of wartime Germany, was something of a miracle, “the supreme Jeeves novel of all time”, he wrote. Defying gravity, English …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 19, 2014 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of June 19, 2014 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of June 19, 2014 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of June 19, 2014 : NPR

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The rejection letters: how publishers snubbed 11 great authors

Baileys Prize winner Eimear McBride isn't the only successful author to have faced rejection<p>After nine years of rejection from publishers, <b>Eimear McBride's debut, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, won the 2014 Bailey's Prize on Wednesday</b>. But the Irish writer won't be the last to laugh in the face of …

50 Novels Guaranteed to Make You a Better Person

It’s a new year, and resolutions are flying left and right — although, it <i>has</i> been two weeks, so certain pledges have probably already crashed and …

100 best books for Christmas

We look back at the 100 best books of 2013, from the finest novels to the most appetising cookery books, all of which will make perfect presents this Christmas<p><b>FICTION</b><p><b>1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, £18.99</b><p>Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker prize this year. The …

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The Globe 100 guide to the year's best books