Superhero stories are enjoying a massive resurgence lately, but with so many supermen flying around, let’s not forget about all the awesome ladies out there fighting the forces of evil.

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No time for a novel? Luckily, classic authors as diverse as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and more have penned plenty of short fiction that's freely available online.

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Hooked on the short story form? Take advantage of The New Yorker's archives from 2007 to today, open to the public all summer long, with some excellent fiction selections. Or, for a nonfiction break, try some of the most popular essays published by women.

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The ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor was a little enthusiastic about getting to bang the gavel to close out the New York Stock Exchange, but at least everyone got a laugh.

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Take a closer look at that cocktail – no, even closer. Under a microscope, alcoholic drinks look like works of art; no beer goggles necessary.

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The Queen of England made a royal appearance in someone’s selfie.

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The Starbucks logo is a staple on the side of the disposable paper coffee cup, but other café chains are far more creative with their designs.

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Global warming is directly affecting the rising price of chocolate. This is the last straw.