In their new book Willpower, psychologist Roy Baumeister and science writer John Tierney explore the science of self-control. Willpower is a limited resource, they say, but with practice and persistence, you can harness "the greatest human strength."
In his new book about photography, Believing Is Seeing, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris talks about what you don't see in photographs and the importance of what lies outside the frame. He says photographers have been posing photos as long as they've been taking them.
The clock is ticking and we're one week into round seven of our Three-Minute Fiction writing contest. Author Danielle Evans is our judge this time around. Entries are due at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 25.
Kelly Wilkinson always felt like her crafty side was at odds with her professional life, but now she has a book that incorporates both. Weekend Handmade provides instructions for quirky crafts that virtually anyone can do.
When Lucette Lagnado's parents were growing up, Cairo was a place of cultural and religious acceptance. But when the 1952 revolution sent Jews fleeing from Egypt, her family was among the exiles. Lagnado tells the story of their exodus to Brooklyn in The Arrogant Years.
The Decemberists' name was inspired by a short-lived rebellion in the Russian army in the 1820s. We've invited lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy to answer questions about three other obscure protests.
MSNBC's newest opinion host is the Rev. Al Sharpton, a figure much better known for a past in which he cast more heat than light. With his new job, Sharpton is now on his third act in public life: from a civil rights activist to a player in the Democratic Party to, now, a cable talk show host.
Terrified of flying? Join the club. Author Chris Bohjalian is, too, but he encourages you to confront those fears and indulge in these three books that share the tale of moments high in the sky and the tension when something goes terribly wrong.
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