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Top 10 books about trees

From Dante to John Clare and James Joyce, matters arboreal have inspired many writers. These are among the choicest specimens<p>Every kind of tree has its own, distinctive silhouette, but I especially like the wave-shaped branches of the ashes, the open-armed oaks, wispy birches, orderly alders and …

Books

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

The 5 Skills and Behaviors That Make Entrepreneurs Successful, According to Harvard Research | Inc.com

Richard Branson has tremendous passion. Elon Musk sees no limitations. Steve Jobs was relentlessly focused on perfection and the customer experience. Oprah Winfrey and Tony Robbins were determined to build a life of abundance by overcoming poverty and abuse.<p>What is the secret to successful …

Management

Struggle Over Hope: 10 Quotes to Close Out Black History Month

2017 has offered us one of the strangest and most awkward Black History Months since the event was first observed in 1970, from little indignities like the US Education Department’s bizarre misspelling of “W.E.B. Du Bois” and President Trump’s bewildering remarks about Frederick Douglass, to larger …

Black History

The War That Made America a Superpower (No, Not World War II)

The end of the Second World War is often considered the defining moment when the United States became a global power. In fact, it was another war …

World History

13 Books to Read If You Love ‘The Alchemist’

More than 25 years after its first release, Paulo Coelho‘s <i>The Alchemist</i> remains an inspirational and relevant story. The compelling tale of a young …

Books

'Ulysses,' One Day, And One Line, At A Time

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Frank Delaney made you realize the Irish gift of gab is really a force of nature, the contrivance to survive bleak skies, raw weather, imperialism, hunger and bloody …

Books

Irvine Welsh: why Anthony Burgess's savagely brilliant A Clockwork Orange is a modern masterpiece

Anthony Burgess was born 100 years ago today. In this tribute from 2014, Trainspotting author <i>Irvine Welsh</i> explains why Burgess's A Clockwork Orange is a classic<p>Few writers, whatever the claims made for them by literary critics, ever manage to spawn big cultural moments. One who genuinely did so was …

Literature

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

Can we trust the Rorschach test?

To its critics, it is dangerous pseudoscience. To its supporters, it offers unique insights. What is the future of this controversial psychological test?<p>Victor Norris had reached the final round in his application for a job working with young children, but he still had to undergo a psychological …

Psychology

Sunday Sermon: Military Glory – Heroism

I grew up reading feats of military derring-do, and watching films like “Seven Samurai” and “Harakiri” – books and movies about martial glory and the …

Heroism

Why Your Dog’s Personality Is a Lot Like Yours

The idea that dogs look like their owners really does have some merit: Research has shown that people tend to choose pups that share their physical …

Pets

Beautiful Minds: Relations Between Genius, Creativity and Mental Illness

Why do creative and/or intelligent people often suffer from some kind of mental illness, or at least bouts of, if not a steady, depression? Citing …

The 10 weirdest physics facts, from relativity to quantum physics

People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why.<p><b>Physics</b> is weird. There is no denying that. Particles that don’t exist except as probabilities; time that changes according to how fast you’re moving; cats that are both alive and dead until you open a box.<p>We’ve put together a …

Physics

How to Make the Right Sales Pitch

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with entrepreneur Grant Cardone about how to craft the perfect sales pitch.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the publisher of Jill</i> …

“Blow It Out Your Barracks Bag!” Here’s a List of Military Slang Words and Phrases Used by American Soldiers Serving in WWII

Starting as early as 1941, correspondents began reporting and discussing military slang in the pages of American Speech, the journal of the American …

Military

Does Shiraz wine come from Iran?

<b>Until the Islamic revolution, Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on the ancient city of Shiraz - but is there a connection between the place and the wine of the same name now produced and drunk across the world?</b><p>"I remember my father bringing in the grapes …

Gary Vaynerchuk Reveals the Skill That Made Him Millions (and That Anyone Can Learn) | Inc.com

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Gary Vaynerchuk, the serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality (among other things). Here's what he had to say on the past, present, and future of his career.<p>The entrepreneurial bug bit Vaynerchuk early. As a …

Entrepreneurship

The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Unraveling a Nazi Mystery: Are Franz Kafka’s Missing Love Letters in Berlin?

The Nazis confiscated Franz Kafka’s love letters to Dora Diamant, and one woman has made the search for them—and other missing documents—a full-time …

Literature

Here Are Some Great Tips on How to Start a Business With No Money

Learn How to Start a Business With No Money<p>Updated April 20, 2018<p>A lot of entrepreneurs get caught up in the old cliche that you need money to make …

Small Business

These declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War

Perhaps more so than any other tool used by the clandestine services, an accurate map can mean the difference between success and failure, or life and death.<p>The CIA, renowned for its secrecy, has long kept its maps and cartographic methods under wraps.<p>But, in honor of the agency's Cartography …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital | Inc.com

Two months after my awkward 2am text message I bought a campervan, drove from Boston to San Francisco, and found myself tailgating with Dering outside of his office. So I interrogated him: "how the hell did you pull this off?!"<p>He broke rules you learn from professors and business books<p><b>You need to</b> …

Wireframing

After Trump attack, Lockheed Martin slashes F-35 cost

<b>(CNN) —</b> Defense giant Lockheed Martin has agreed to sell 90 new F-35 fighter jets to the US Defense Department for $8.5 billion -- a deal that amounts to more than $700 million in savings over the last batch of aircraft delivered.<p>Lockheed Martin credited President Donald Trump for helping to …

Aviation

Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, This Master Of Milk Came Home

Mike McCloskey, who runs one of the biggest dairy operations in America, is driving down a road in Puerto Rico in an unusually reflective mood.<p>"This is a full circle-type story, right?" he muses. "I was raised here, had such a fantastic childhood." He ticks off other way stations in his life: …

Agriculture

You know who else invested in infrastructure? Autobahn spending was key to Hitler's consolidation of power

In Highway to Hitler, Nico Voigtländer (UCLA) and Hans‐Joachim Voth (University of Zurich)'s 2014 paper analyzing the impact of the massive …

Discover archaeological treasures in these satellite images

GlobalXplorer lets you sift through data to find lost structures and prevent looting.<p>When archaeologists want to find lost monuments or hidden cities …

Archaeology