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5 New Books to Read Right Now
Consider this your reading list.
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Tommy Pico's "Nature Poem" Is the Humorous Book 2017 Needs
Heartbreak, resolve, and pop culture combined.
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The 5 Best Places for Sex Talk Online
When it comes to sex, these people have a lot to say.
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Lying Might Be the Best Thing You Do Today
Or it might be the worst. A case for both.
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I Confessed One of My Biggest Secrets to a Stranger
And she'll never, ever tell.
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In Praise of Hanging Out in Your Underwear
What does it mean to feel sexual? Photographer Zoé Lawrence shows us.
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The Kind of Weird Secret to Better Human Relationships
It might seem strange, but reading your local obits is the most interesting thing you'll do today.
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Want Netflix to Exist Forever?
Then you need to stop sleeping.
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What Happened When These Best Buds Starred in a Film Together
The lines between pretend love and pretend anger break down…fast.
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Everyone at Coachella Will Be Taking This Detour
The most surprising Coachella attraction isn't the music — It's what a group of artists have done to the surrounding desert.
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5 New Books That Pack a Punch
Whether set in a dystopian future or the immigration courts of New York City, these tales will keep you flipping pages all month long.
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The Ultimate Guide to Being a Teenage Girl
Being a teen can be rough. Here's how you can ease the pain a little.
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"Terrace House" Is the World's Most Perfect Reality Show
It's gripping, weirdly soothing, and utterly mundane all at the same time. If you're not already watching "Terrace House," prepare to...
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What If You Made Talking to Your Friends Your Job?
Do you and your friends have interesting conversations? Consider taking your act on the road.
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Being Bored Is Really Good for You
It might be the most important thing you do today.
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There's a Place on Earth Where Girls Run Everything
Photographer Karolin Klüppel returns from India with dramatic, dreamy images of a society where girls run their family clans.
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We're Very Close to Finding Life Beyond Earth
On not one, not two, but three different planets.
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Science Proves Clever Pickup Lines Actually Work
So brush up on your Shakespeare and Ryan Gosling memes, guys.
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What Happens When You Publish Your Diary?
This artist recorded every day of her life as a comic for two years. And then she published it, opening up every awkward social encounter,...
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No One Does Political Protest Like "Dear Ivanka"
Meet the artists who are sending the president's daughter a message.
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