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Not Evil

Recommended reading: Sara Polsky writes for the New Yorker about “The Detective Novel That Convinced a Generation Richard III Wasn’t Evil.”

Mayo Clinic Q & A: Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 43 and have started having trouble with my vision while reading. I know this is common for someone my age, and I do have “readers” that I sometimes use, but am hoping to put off regular glasses as long as possible. Am I doing harm by waiting? How often should […]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by snow more snow omg snow.Recommended Reading:Shena: [Content Note: Misogynoir; gendered violence] Regardless of Election Outcome, Girls Are the Future in NigeriaEmily: [CN: War on agency; class warfare]...Show More Summary

Nonprofit Link Round Up

It’s round up time in the NFG corral! Mosey on over and check out this week’s best nonprofit resources and recommended reads. Why do donors give? Science has the answer. Most of this we’ve covered before, but these principles are important for all fundraisers to keep in mind. Show More Summary

Reading Outside

I often read outside, especially on calm, mild, sunny days. Sometimes I take a nature magazine or a medical journal but it's usually the latest novel or collection of short stories recommended by my wife or a friend. However, thoughShow More Summary

“I hate literature”

Recommended reading: The Guardian reports on Varlam Shalamov, a Russian author who spent 17 years in the harsh camps of the Kolyma gulag, wrote more than 140 short stories, and still claimed ““I hate literature. I do not write memoirs; nor do I write short stories. That is, I try to write not a short story […]

Ask Me: Can You Recommend Rafting Outfitters and Trips?

Hi Michael, I just found your blog today after starting my research for a summer guided rafting tour for families. In my next life I’d like to come back as one of your offspring! My husband would like to take … Continue reading ?

Anime's Latest Catchphrase Leads To Superior Trolling

This is not an endorsement or recommendation for trolling. If anything, it's simply an explainer to let you know what's going on. Because trolling is bad poi. Read more...

Staff Picks: ‘The Quiet Man,’ Mary Ruefle and Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

“This big, tangled thing”

Recommended Reading: “Another Tuesday” by Tanya Knox.

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by mud.Recommended Reading:Anne: [Content Note: Misogyny; choice policing] Dear Everyone: Here's Why I Don't Want to Read Your Crappy Opinions on What Mothers Should DoJennifer: [CN: Kierarchal hierarchies]...Show More Summary

Bill Gates recommended these 6 books for TED 2015

Bookworms have a kindred spirit in Bill Gates, who releases a reading list of his favorite books a few times a year. He recently wrote a list of recommended reads in honor of the TED 2015 conference on his blog, and they include thoroughly Gatesian themes: business, history, and public health. Show More Summary

First Response Is the Most Accurate Pregnancy Test for Your Money

There are dozens of pregnancy tests on the market, but if you're already nervous and need to buy one, The SweetHome recommends the First Response Early Result as the fastest, most accurate test you can buy. Read more...

Totally Official, Very Earnest, Not-Joking Book Recommendations for the Next Hairpin Book Club

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Let's read to page 50 of each and meet back here in the morning to decide? [Kindle Cover Disasters] 0 Comments

Why don’t men read books by women?

I made a pledge at the beginning of 2015. This year, I’m only reading books by women. I borrowed this pledge from Lilit Marcus, who did the same thing in 2013, and so far, I’ve read some stunners. (I particularly recommend Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story, by Mac McClelland.) Like Marcus, I’m finding that […]

Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jennifer Foehner Wells' highly recommended Fluency is a phenomenal story of first contact! Read the rest

NI Affairs Committee On The Runs report – an example of something being “hidden in plain sight”

5 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The NI Affairs Committee’s 111-page report into The administrative scheme for “on-the-runs” [PDF] will take some time to read and digest. In the meantime, picking out a few of its 62 conclusions and recommendations … 2. It is clear that Sinn Féin pushed for OTRs to be dealt with at the highest level, and that more...

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by MORE SNOW.Recommended Reading:Jason: [Content Note: Torture; force-feeding; detention] Pentagon Panel Proposes Sweeping Changes That Could Impact Guantanamo Force-FeedingAnita: [CN: Misogynist terrorism;...Show More Summary

Secret Machines

Recommended Reading: Cody Delistraty’s interview with Kazuo Ishiguro. You could also read our own Lydia Kiesling on the author’s new novel The Buried Giant.

Shorties (Recommended Books for Wes Anderson Fans, Stream the New Sufjan Stevens Album, and more)

River City Reading recommended books for fans of Wes Anderson's movies. NPR Music is streaming the new Sufjan Stevens album Carrie & Lowell. ABC Local interviewed author Joanna Rakoff. Stereogum reconsidered the Decemberists' Picaresque album 10 years after its debut....

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