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10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Books

Ryan Reynolds’s Backstabbing Best Friend and the Saddest Celebrity Betrayals

Ryan Reynolds says a close friend tried to profit off his private family photos. Drew Barrymore, Amanda Bynes and many more famous faces feel his …

Track Down

Penn and Teller Are Revealing How Their Magic Tricks Are Done—and It’s O.K.

Why Penn and Teller’s Fool Us advances the magic art form better than any TV show in memory.<p>As one of the few humans on Earth who un-ironically calls himself a “TV magic obsessive,” let me tell you, there’s never been a magic show on television like <i>Penn & Teller: Fool Us.</i><p>I approach the show from …

Las Vegas

Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?

The world is full of needless suffering. How should each of us respond? Should we live as moral a life as possible, even giving away most of our earnings? A new movement argues that we are not doing enough to help those in need<p>For many years, Julia Wise wondered if she would ever meet another …

Empathy

Giving Birth in Different Worlds

The photographs in the series “Hundred Times the Difference,” by the photographer Moa Karlberg, capture, in closeup, the faces of women in the final stages of giving birth. Across the images, there is a range of expressions: grit and sensuality, trepidation and expectation, pain and elation. But in …

Pregnancy

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

To This Day

The 17 most memorable quotes from Yankees legend Yogi Berra

The catcher was a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, according to AFP.<p>He was also well-known for his goofy sayings.<p>Berra might never have said some of the quotes that have been attributed to him for years, but he's remembered for them …

Baseball

The Towering Drama Inside The Site That Measures Celebrity Heights

The man behind CelebHeights is not here to make friends.<p>In a recent episode of the podcast <i>Mystery Show</i>, a listener asks host Starlee Kine to solve a surprisingly thorny melon-scratcher: How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal? The premise of Kine's show is to solve insignificant but intriguing humdingers that …

Existentialism

Don't want to wait in line for an iPhone 6S? Send a robot

A "telepresence robot" is currently holding a place for a woman in Sydney who will be one of the first in the world to own Apple's latest smartphone.<p>It's not unheard of for people to pay stand-ins to hold their place in Apple Store launch queues, but why shell out cash when you can get a robot to …

Telepresence

Saving for a Daughter but Not a Son: This Father Is Starting a Fund to Combat the Wage Gap

As Paul Ford's twins grew, he couldn't stand the fact that his daughter would always lag behind his son financially. Then he hatched a brilliant plan....<p>My wife, Maureen, and I are standard-issue modern parents. Our children are standard-issue twins, a boy and a girl, 3¾ years old. We push my …

Mark Twain

A Love Letter to the Fiat 500: The New Popemobile

Confession: I am the proud owner of a Fiat Cinquecento named Putt-Putt. He’s light blue and makes zoom-zoom noises like a toy car. Kids love it; I love it. So you can imagine that I was thrilled that <b>Pope Francis</b> was picked up from Joint Base Andrews in a model 500L. It was a symbolic moment laden …

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

This Tiny House Helped Save Its Owners Life

Doctors gave the woman just a few years to live — but she had other plans.<p>After a heart attack at the age of 40, Dee Williams was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and given just a few years to live. At the time, Williams, who is now 52, lived in a big three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, <i>The New</i> …