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What America's most prestigious private schools are making students read this summer

It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at some of America's most prestigious private schools are digging into substantial works this summer. The required or …

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The Authors of The Kingkiller Chronicle and An Ember in the Ashes Offer Writing Advice in This Fun Chat

In a lively, adorably nerdy chat, fantasy authors Sabaa Tahir <i>(An Ember in the Ashes)</i> and Patrick Rothfuss <i>(The Kingkiller Chronicle)</i> discuss the …

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

The ‘alien megastructure’ star continues to defy explanation

By on August 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm<p>The star KIC 8462852 sits 1,480 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. It’s an unassuming object at first …

This tiny house is big on luxury

With tiny houses, luxury features can be left out due to size constraints, and it's unusual enough to see a model with a bathtub, let alone anything …

New adventures: what to read in science fiction and fantasy this month

Dinosaurs, Deep Space Opera, and a bespectacled wizard boy<p><i>Every month, a trove of undiscovered worlds arrive in bookstores, waiting for explorers. New adventures is a new weekend series that will preview the month ahead in science fiction and fantasy novels.</i><p>This month, we’ve got books from places …

Incredible Fitness Transformation: Patrick Magno On How He Shed 3.5 Stone And Got Ripped In 12 Weeks

Look at him now 💪<p>Patrick Magno has spoken out about he lost three-and-a-half stone in 12 weeks, which helped him bag the £188k prize in a fitness …

A J.R.R. Tolkien poem that just resurfaced after 70 years gives an interesting insight into one of his most powerful characters

In the years between the release of the "The Hobbit" and the first "Lord of the Rings" novel, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a long poem that hasn't been republished in the 70 years since.<p>"The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun" was published in 1945 in the literary journal the Welsh Review.<p>According to The Guardian, …

Awesome Art Picks: Batman, Spider-Man, Kylo Ren, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

The Most Beautiful Places in All 50 States

An American-made must-see list.<p>America is full of incredible sights, both natural and manmade, but not all sights are created equal. Dive into our list of the most beautiful places in all 50 states, and you might just find the perfect spot for your next adventure.

Physics Reveals What’s In Herculaneum’s Incinerated Ancient Scrolls

If you’re studying a <b>long-lost</b> culture, there’s hardly anything more <b>tantalizing</b> than having in-hand <b>papyrus scrolls</b> written by its citizens. What</b> …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

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Here’s the one thing you have to understand to be an internet writer

I EDIT FOR A LOT OF ASPIRING internet travel writers, and I can usually tell which book it was that first made them think, “Hey… being a travel …

The Writing Men Want You To Know They've Been Very, Very Bad Boys

Everything You Wanted to Know about Book Sales (But Were Afraid to Ask)

An In-Depth Look at What/How/Why Books Sell<p>Publishing is the business of creating books and selling them to readers. And yet, for some reason we …

Live By the Five Hour Rule to Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practicing new skills is so important, it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum …

Michio Kaku: One Mistake in Physics That Nearly Disproved Einstein's Theory of Relativity

<b>Science</b> is <b>hard</b>, especially when you’re out on the <b>edges of the unknown</b>. <b>Mistakes</b> get made, and usually corrected over time. But no one expected …

Great 1950s horror sci-fi novel, The Mind Thing, now on Kindle

When I was in junior high school, I joined the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the books I got from the club was an anthology that included several …

Awesome Art Picks: Ninja Turtles, Harley Quinn, She-Hulk, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA

Genetic testing promises to make us healthier, but we might not be ready to give up our favorite foods.<p>There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a …

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Watch the intense movie-style trailer for NASA's Jupiter mission

NASA's Juno spacecraft launched back in 2011 for a Star Trek-style five-year mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter may also be the roughest, toughest planet around. The space agency released a movie-style trailer highlighting Jupiter's many intimidating features and …

100 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Bookstores

This post is sponsored by <i>The Invisible Library</i> by Genevieve Cogman.<p><i>One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than …

Bold and beautiful: 12 of Britain's most mysterious ancient sites

1: Stonehenge<p>Amesbury, Wiltshire<p>With so much focus on the world famous stone circle it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole ancient landscape to …

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set Digitizes Your Work As You Write

To start off, I should warn you that this review might be <i>slightly</i> biased because well, I love Moleskine. I got my first one, a reporter-style pocket …

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I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

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The 5K, Not The Marathon, Is The Ideal Race

On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. …