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10 Books That Will Change The Way You Understand The Mind

A new wave of science fiction, from the show <i>Person of Interest</i> to the movie <i>Her</i>, features artificial intelligences whose minds are truly alien. These …


3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain

If your meetings are sputtering, rewiring the gray matter may help get employees reconnected.<p>The co-founders of Aditazz, which uses software to design and construct hospitals and other specialized buildings, were beyond frustrated. Zigmund Rubel, an architect, wanted to design buildings in one …


25 books that will stick with you and blow your mind

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you've finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We've put …


Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …


Sarah Vowell’s Rough Guide to US History

The engaging historian talks about Lafayette, Washington, and the need to remember that figures in history, even the Founders, were as human as we …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.


7 truths that will transform how you think about yourself

"The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge," claimed the Greek philosopher Plato. But how do you go about learning <i>actual</i> new truths about yourself when it's so easy to get caught up in comforting confirmation biases and pleasant patterns that only support what we already know?<p>Well you could try to …


The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the lens of Latino authors.<p>You can discover the magic in reality with Gabriel García Márquez, the wonders of love with Pablo Neruda and the power of …


Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …


20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …


A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …


19 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …


How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …


Navy SEAL's Surprising Advice for Surviving an Active Shooter

You're at your desk or in a cafeteria or on a train when a guy bursts in firing a machine gun. What do you do?<p>According to former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, "People think, <i>I'm going to die!</i> or <i>I'm going to be rescued</i>. Rarely do they think about rescuing themselves."<p>So how do you rescue …

Self Defense

14 books that inspired Elon Musk

When people ask Elon Musk how he learned to build rockets, he has a simple answer.<p>"I read books," he reportedly likes to say.<p>Musk — who was smart enough to get into a physics Ph.D. program at Stanford University and then drop out because it didn't seem that relevant to him — has always been hungry …

Elon Musk

The Smart Smoothie: How to Make the Right Smoothie for Your Goals

<b>Ahh smoothies... so many of us think they are the healthiest choice. Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur.</b><p>Be smart! It is very important that you know why you are adding what you are adding and there is a purpose to it. Otherwise, the calories …


15 Great YouTube Channels To Learn Science From

If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that science actually is all around.

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17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …


10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

This is the wrong question. It's upside down.<p>This is a tacky question. This is sort of a rude question.<p>Actually, the question was a bit worse. It was "I'm in my 20s - can someone in their 40s tell me what I need to do to become a financial success?"<p>Maybe don't look for shortcuts. Too many shortcuts …


Get Smarter with the 5 Best Brain Boosting Supplements | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

If you are looking for supplements to help improve your memory, mental clarity, focus and concentration, and to combat the hazards of age-related …

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between relic and rebel. His interests are unabashedly broad — from Hegel to …

Political Science

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …