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Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

Clayton Christensen

7 Steps to Create Giant Success and Live a Fulfilled Life in the Process

NASA experts use what is called "the chain of events" to understand the root causes of failures. In this chain, a cause creates an effect that becomes the cause of a new effect and so on until the failure occurs. If multiple events can connect and lead to a failure, the opposite is true as well. …

Motivation

The 12 Steps to Happiness That You Create (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know what makes me happy? Learning.<p>I love understanding how the universe works, what makes people do the things they do, and figuring out how to improve myself. It gives me deep satisfaction. That's why I felt quite pleased with the …

Happiness

10 Tips For The Overworked, Burned Out Professional

Are you suffering from a case of job burnout? Job burnout is a very specific type of stress that differs from the stress that we experience as part …

Coffeemakers

One of the World's Largest Cities Runs out of Water

<i>By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News</i><p>The historic drought gripping South America’s largest nation is deepening, leading to rationing …

20 Daily habits Of Highly Organized People

We all have that one person at work or school who is effortlessly organized. They never seem to miss any deadlines, always finish their work with …

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

<i>The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity.</i><p>This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of exhaustion from a …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

Happiness doesn’t start with your relationships

<b>If you’re not happy with yourself, you carry that inside and you take it with you where ever you go. So in conclusion, you won’t be happy at work,</b> …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Science of love: It really is all in the mind, say experts

What is this thing called love? Cole Porter wasn’t the first to ask. From mystified poets to angst-ridden teens, the question of what exactly love is …

Relationships

10 Simple Tips To Guarantee More Reading Time In Your Day

I don’t think I need to tell you that reading is good for you—great for you. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the greater …

Outsourcing

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

Organizing Tips For Every Room In Your House

12 essential places in Britain for book lovers

LONDON — Britain has been home to a formidable number of writers over the centuries, and offers numerous literary spots as a result. Add in a decent …

10 beachy reads to warm your frozen heart

We're so, so, <i>so close</i> to the end of winter, but it's not quite here yet.<p>Since there are still a few miserable weeks left before we see the sun again, …

Girl, Interrupted

Who was Sappho?<p>One day not long after New Year’s, 2012, an antiquities collector approached an eminent Oxford scholar for his opinion about some brownish, tattered scraps of writing. The collector’s identity has never been revealed, but the scholar was Dirk Obbink, a MacArthur-winning classicist …

Literature

BBC Blogs - The Radio 4 Blog - Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much?

Edgar Wallace: The Man Who Wrote Too Much?<p>Peter McHughProducer<p>Tagged with:<p>4 Extra<br>• Archive<br>• Crime<br>• Literature<p>Comments<p><i>Mark Billingham on Ludgate Hill, at the top of Fleet Street in London.</i><p>It’s such a strange feeling walking down a street that you have known in your imagination all of your life. Fleet …

Literature

My mother’s affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald: How it made me the person (and the reader) I am today

Their three-year fling — which ended when he died in her living room — has shaped my life in immeasurable ways<p>Whenever I teach "The Great Gatsby," as I have so many times in my forty years in the college classroom, I always wonder if I will tell the students my story. It’s my mother’s story, …

Literature

How To Avoid Distractions When Working On Your Startup Idea

<i>by</i> <i>Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com</i><p>One of the key ingredients to starting up your own business is the ability to see a solution to everyday …

4 Things You Can Do During Your Lunch Hour to Promote Weight Loss

<b>Meditate Away Stress</b><br>De-stressing is always a good idea—but it's extra important when it comes to shedding pounds because knowing how to manage stress has been shown to affect how many pounds you lose. Even just five minutes of closing your eyes and breathing deeply can help. No need to cross your …

Weight Loss