Aimee Mosseri

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How leaders of 9 billion-dollar companies stay productive

For many of us, productivity is a mystery. We’re surrounded by a constant stream of all things “busy.” And while we start each day with the best of …

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

Nutrition

Eliminate 'Half-Work' and Other Time Management Tips

While all of us have just 24-hours a day and need at least 7-8 hours of sleep to stay healthy and stove off stress, some entrepreneurs seem to …

How to Vacation in Paris on a $1,000 Budget. (Including the Flight. Ye

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. The final stop: Paris, France</i><p>Paris is the city you most …

This Avid Reader Makes Gorgeous 3D Art Out Of Abandoned Books

There's more than one way to enjoy a book.<p>H/T Daily of the Day

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Architecture

Fantastic Ice Sculpture Scenes Carved by Alaskan Couple

Steve and Heather Brice are a husband-and-wife team that creates amazingly detailed — and often award-winning — ice sculptures. Their work has been showcased in museums, the Word Ice Art Championships and in their own year-round gallery. The artists, both Alaska born and based in Fairbanks, met …

Art

The Degree Is Doomed

The credential — the degree or certificate — has long been the quintessential value proposition of higher education. Americans have embraced degrees with a fervor generally reserved for bologna or hot dogs. Everyone should have them! Many and often! And their perceived value elsewhere in the world …

Game Review: Never Alone is a warm welcome to Alaska Native folklore

Early on in <i>Never Alone</i>, the little Iñupiaq girl Nuna is tasked with retrieving a drum from a mischievous group called the Little People. The task …

On Foucault

Say what you will about Foucault – his self-indulgence or his preening radicalism – the man had a knack for sniffing out obscure information… …

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them<p>Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs<p>Welcome to this week’s blog. Here’s a roundup of your comments and photos from last week.<p>We really enjoyed finding out more about authors and books about life in China, past and …

The rise of the geekettes

Huw Powell wrote his books Spacejackers with his two sons in mind but the positive reaction from girls made him realise with delight that times had changed since he was a lad – here he celebrates gender diversity in sci fi and fantasy fiction – and charts how we got here via Harry Potter, the …

Artist's 'living paintings' grow before your eyes - CNN.com

<i>The Art of Movement is a monthly show that highlights the most significant innovations in science and technology that are helping shape our modern world.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- "A living painting is many things," says artist and designer Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. "It's a painting in process, it's a work of film, …

9 writers on the inspiring books that shaped them

There are books that stay with you during important times in your life. A great book can get you through a bad breakup or a bad high school (though, …

Leadership Advice From Four Top Female Executives

Recent studies have revealed something that many savvy women have known all along: women are good for business. With so many women-run startups cropping up and more companies looking to create diverse boardrooms, women are proving to deliver tangible and intangible advantages. A recent analysis by …

How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Make Marketing Decisions?

When somebody asked me that the other day, my first reaction was:<p><i>“The same way we make all our decisions, I guess. Every day is one long string of decisions and, when you’re the owner of the business, most decisions eventually fall on you. The important ones, anyway.”</i><p>Since there are hundreds and …

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Being Adapted for HBO by Jonathan Nolan

News broke today that Jonathan Nolan, brother of acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, is planning to adapt Asimov’s classic <i>Foundation</i> series for …

Engel in Kobani: Women Are on the Front Lines Against ISIS

KOBANI, Syria — The tip of 26-year-old Viyan Peyman's rifle pokes through a hole in a wall on the front line of Kobani, a Syrian city that has been under ISIS attack for the last two months. Peyman is laying on a mattress, dressed in fatigues.<p>The room, in what until recently was a family home, is …

Fear of (Objects) Flying: When Feminism Divides the Jews Online

Last week, three hotly trending topics in my Facebook feed related to feminism. The first was about a video of a woman walking around Manhattan to much objectification. The second pertained to a voyeuristic rabbi who had installed cameras in a D.C. mikvah (bathhouse). The third was about another …

Feminism

Tracking the Origins of Persistent Math Difficulties in Young Children

Children with developmental disabilities, or who struggle with vocabulary as toddlers, are at risk of developing persistent math difficulties—and …

Should Women And Men Receive The Exact Same Coaching And Success Training?

As a career coach, writer and speaker, I work in the space of helping women advance in business. That’s my keen focus, passion, and mission in my work. But throughout my 18-year corporate career and my 10 years as a therapist and a coach, I’ve also worked with countless men, and have coached male …

David Foster Wallace’s mind-blowing creative nonfiction syllabus: “This does not mean an essayist’s goal is to ‘share’ or ‘express herself’ or whatever feel-good term you got taught in high school”

EXCLUSIVE: Another from the DFW archive — you’ll love his literary email address and the super-smart reading list<p><b>Pomona College</b> <b><br>English 183D Spring, 2008</b><p><b>Logistics</b><p>Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00, Crookshank 207<br>Inst: David Wallace<br>Inst. Office, Phone, and Email: Crookshank 101, 607-8357, …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Lola</b> <br>by Junot Díaz<p>Lola doesn’t know much about where she’s from. When señorita Obi asks the class to draw a picture of their home country, Lola must …

Books

Christian right’s vile PR sham: Why their bizarre films are backfiring on them

I once was a fundamentalist Christian and right-winger. Now I watch their films and see their heavy-handed tactics<p>“Millions of believers will suddenly vanish into thin air," Willie Robertson, best known for his work on Duck Dynasty, exclaimed recently. He was promoting the new Christian movie "Left …