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Why 2016 is poised to be the year that it all comes together for Pinterest

For five years, Pinterest has meticulously laid the groundwork to build not just a hugely influential social network but a massive commerce business.<p>And it appears the patience is paying off. The digital scrapbooking site has accumulated 100 million users who come back every month. It’s considered …

Social Media

The most exciting science books of 2016 (possibly) | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic<p>Kanye West’s geological expeditions prove for rich material.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/9904ff33a5394bfae90a10a626659373c8083dbf/0_231_4928_2956/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: REX/Moviestore Collection<p>A combination of period drama and hardcore maths. What …

The 7 Most Important New Books of 2016

These business books will spark discussion and drive change throughout the business world next year.<p>Thousands of business books are published every year but most of them are retreads of conventional wisdom. However, every year also sees a small (very small) handful of business books that contain …

Corporate Culture

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Travel

The Year Ahead: 2016's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

There's only one thing more satisfying than spending the year ducking in and out of dark, cozy theaters as film adaptations of our favorite …

25 books we can't wait to read in 2016

The hottest titles of 2016 include buzzy debuts, stunning memoirs, and long-awaited new novels from literary heavyweights such as Louise Erdrich and …

Books

5 Big Predictions for 2016: From Fashion to Tech to Fast Food

Futurist and trend spotter Jess Kimball Leslie on what to expect from the coming year.<p>Virtual reality chic, affordable (and adorable) housing, and fast food like you've never seen it before: 2016 is setting up to be a very exciting year. Futurist and trend spotter Jess Kimball Leslie takes us …

9 Workplace Trends Great Leaders Will Adopt in 2016

The work force and thus the workplace will drastically change next year. Are you ready?<p>The Millennials are now in charge! Millennials are the largest part of our work force now (by end of 2015) and thus hold an influential role in defining how the workplace will operate in 2016, says a recent PWC …

Employee Engagement

16 Novels By Women Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2016

Get ready for these high-impact works of fiction to be everywhere in the first half of 2016.<p>As the last few days of 2015 wind down, ready the champagne and prepare a toast—especially if you're a reader. That's because January commences a veritable avalanche of books worthy of celebration, with …

The 19 Things We’re Most Excited About Seeing in 2016

16 Sci-Fi Things To Look Forward To in 2016

From comics to movies to TV to books, here's what lies ahead in the next year for science fiction and fantasy.<p>2015 wasn't too shabby when it came to sci-fi, but there are great things ahead in 2016. Here are just a few of the things you have to look forward to in 2016 (and there's plenty more we …

Science fiction and fantasy look ahead to a diverse 2016

After years of toil below the mainstream radar, a more inclusive generation of writers is set for crossover success<p>After fans fought back at the Hugos, seeing off the Sad Puppies with a host of votes for “no award”, we can look forward to SF becoming a little less old, white and male in 2016. The …

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

<i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.</i><p><i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his</i> …

Education

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p><b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would …

Procrastination

Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging

Meet Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm. He’s 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his story is quite incredible.<p>As a child …

'Exams have clouded the thinking of schools to the detriment of pupils'

Exams aren't the essential building blocks of education – students need to take responsibility for their own learning, argues Peter Tait<p>Barnaby Lenon’s interesting article ‘Exams put pressure on children: that is their virtue’ raises some pertinent issues about the importance of school examinations …

18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

No more wasting time at the gym.<p>Ask any runner who's naturally slim: There are a bazillion reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight. But if weight loss is your main motivator, make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more calories during exercise:<p><b>1.</b> …

Kentucky Takes Homeschoolers’ 10 Kids

A family living “off the grid”—the state says in dangerous squalor—lost their 10 children to foster care, igniting a heated debate among fellow …

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Employment

6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Getting In Shape

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Melone<p>Getting in shape seems simple enough: You exercise, keep at it and at some point you see results.<p>But not everything happens as you may expect. Plus, the very experience of exercising and working out can differ between individuals. In short, your mileage may …

10 Things People Do Every Day Which Make Them Unproductive

Everyone wants to get more done! Trying to aim for the stars could mean that you start paying attention to needless distractions that may just be …

4 Must-Do Gym Exercises to Help Prevent Diabetes

Are you at risk for diabetes? Diabetes is reaching an all-time high. In fact, over 29 million people have diabetes. What's even more concerning (despite that shocking number) is that 86 million people have prediabetes, meaning they have higher than normal blood sugars and are likely to develop Type …

6 Ways Your Weekends Change After You Have a Baby

You're not the one who gets to nap anymore.<p>Before you have a baby, you <i>live</i> for the weekends. You’re all silently chanting “TGIF!” on Fridays at work and dashing out to the nearest happy hour the second you’re off the clock.<p>But after you have a kid, weekends are a little... different. You’re up at …

Feds seek 'severe sentence' for leaker

A former CIA officer convicted of leaking to a New York Times reporter about a top-secret operation aimed at Iran's nuclear program should get "a severe sentence," federal prosecutors urged Monday.<p>In January, a federal court jury in Alexandria, Va. convicted ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on nine …

Surgeon who punched patient up to 10 times in face to 'fix broken cheekbone' is struck off

Professor Ninian Peckitt erased from medical register after hearing told he curled hand into fist, pulled it back six inches and repeatedly struck patient under anaesthetic<p>A leading facial surgeon has been struck off after he punched a patient in the face repeatedly during treatment to correct a …

6 Body Parts You Can Repair Yourself

Here's how to mend broken bones, bypass clogged arteries, sprout new brain cells, and more—by optimizing your body's regenerative powers<p>If humans were like salamanders, that careless carpenter down the street would have a full set of fingers. But soon after our primordial ancestors slithered out of …

I Finally Learned That Fad Diets Don't Work and Lost Over 100 Pounds

The simple strategies that helped Kelly Sorah get into the best shape of her life<p><b>Before:</b> 280 <b>After:</b> 152<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I've always been big. I remember when I was little, my grandma took my sister and me Easter dress shopping, and she told the sales lady that her granddaughters were in the dressing …