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How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Biographies

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

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The Rarest (and Most Mind Blowing) Photos from the Past That Will Show You Another Side of History - Page 13 of 13

These 25 Pictures Will Make You Feel Like the Luckiest Person on the Planet<p>25 Photos That Will Wreak Havoc on Your Perfectionist Nature<p>25 Eye-Opening …

The Rarest (and Most Mind Blowing) Photos from the Past That Will Show You Another Side of History - Page 8 of 13

Years before the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the country was on the path to democracy. The constitution provided equality for women and men. …

Meryl Streep and Sean Penn push India's Daughter into awards race

Actors including Penn and Meryl Streep affirm importance of documentary about the fatal gang rape of Jyoti Singh, which sparked outrage worldwide<p>Banned by the Indian authorities, Leslee Udwin’s harrowing documentary India’s Daughter has been endorsed by some of Hollywood’s biggest names before its …

Never Give Up: 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Giving up sometimes seems like it's your only option. Whether it's in your work or personal life, hitting rock bottom sucks. There is series of unfortunate events; and when one thing goes bad, everything else follows. What do most people do when things get tough? They give up.<p>When it comes to your …

21 Facts You Didn't Know You Needed To Hear

Here are some things you don't hear every day...<p>By rough approximation, there are 1049 to 1050 atoms that make up Earth. To figure out how many combinations can be made from 52 cards, you simply have to multiply 52x51x50x49...etc. That means there are on the order of 1067 ways to shuffle a deck of …

I used Apple's new '3D Touch' feature on the iPhone 6s, and now I'm convinced it's going to be a big deal

It's become a joke in the tech world. The iPhone gets better every year, but even the Weather icon can't show you the current temperature unless you open the app.<p>Former Bloomberg editor Josh Topolsky summed it up pretty well in a tweet on Wednesday:<p>But Apple has an answer with a new feature coming …

This is why the biggest brands of the world will always fail in India

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Running a company or a successful start-up and launching it in different parts of the world is always a challenging and an exciting piece of …

Entrepreneurship

'There is no God but Allah'? School accused of Islamic indoctrination

Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it’s understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, “There is no God but Allah.”<p>Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering …

Top 10 codes, keys and ciphers

Photograph: Garry Weaser/PR<p>Hieroglyphs on display at the British Museum.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/9/1441808388757/899e2001-2219-4ed2-af41-6dee5610f757-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Garry Weaser/PR<p>Hieroglyphs on display at the British …

British Museum

9 Tips You Should Really Do When You Want To Lose Weight Fast

Weight loss is a touchy subject for most people. Speaking as a person who’s had to deal with weight issues, I can tell you right now that it’s both a …

Fitness

Why I Do CrossFit

The first time I tried CrossFit, I didn’t really get it.<p>I had been going to conventional gyms regularly since high school and had dabbled in some …

Time I

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Why Do I Sweat More Than Everyone Else?!

It’s halfway through the first plank series in barre class, and you’re sweating so much it looks like you just jumped in a pool—yet your friend is …

Heatstroke

7 Books That Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Fall

Shake the sand out of your summer books and get started on these now.<p>While we still have beach sand in the pages of our summer reading books, we wanted to get a jump on our fall must-read list. Here's what our Facebook followers suggested, including a few oldies-but-goodies we might have missed on …

Indrani Mukerjea: India gripped by the case of the TV mogul accused of her daughter's murder

Rags-to-riches-to-remand story of Indrani Mukerjea is seen as moral fable about materialism, media and motherhood<p>The story has gripped India for weeks. Each new development prompts a surge of headlines. Every quote tops the TV bulletins. Even in a country which loves a good true crime story, the …

White poet used Chinese pen name to gain entry into Best American Poetry

Editors kept Yi-Fen Chou’s poem in the 2015 anthology, published today, even after the author revealed his real identity to be Michael Derrick Hudson<p>Controversy has enveloped the prestigious Best American Poetry anthology after it emerged that a white poet had been included in the selection after …

Ancient DNA cracks puzzle of Basque origins

<b>DNA from ancient remains seems to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic people: the Basques.</b><p>The distinct language and genetic make-up of the Basque people in northern Spain and southern France has puzzled anthropologists for decades.<p>One theory proposed that they were an unmixed …

Nihilism and Meaning

Were India and Pakistan Doomed at Birth?

Creating separate Pakistani and Indian states with the Partition of 1947, Great Britian sowed the discord and conflict that continue to flourish well …

Salman Rushdie: These Days, 'Everyone Is Upset All The Time'

Salman Rushdie's new novel, <i>Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,</i> seems to transpose the Arabian Nights of long ago to modern-day New York City. A thunderstorm overturns the city and upsets the laws of the universe with myth and magic.<p>The jinn have come back after an 800-year exile, and …

Literature

Man v Fat: The male weight loss regime that works

Man v Fat is a weightloss club specifically tailored to men. Alan Manley, who weighed 17st at the age of 30, tells his success story<p>It was when his wife Una, looking at last year’s holiday snaps, exclaimed in horror at the sight of his overweight body in swimming shorts that Alan Manley knew it was …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

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