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10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect …

19 books we can't wait to read in 2018

2017 was a big year for books. During a time when the news cycle was often too much to handle, we turned to books to help us cope and make sense of …

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

Science Fiction

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

10 Space Operas to Read Before You See Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>What better way to get in the mood for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” than reading a novel under the <i>Journey to Star</i> …

From startups to spaceships: Ten top books for geeks to read in 2017

Geeks and books go together like athletes and balls, but just as there are different sports, there are different types of geek reading. We’ve put …

Books

10 books you absolutely need to read before they come out in theaters

Hey, book lovers! (That’s all of us, right?)<p>There’s nothing quite like seeing one of our favorite reads hit the big screen. We’re still recovering …

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

6 super cool tech tools that make life easy for writers

Did you know that more than 211 million pieces of content are created on the internet every minute. Yes, I’m not talking about days or weeks. …

11 Best Books to Read in August

Sweeping family epics, intimate personal tales, Hollywood escapades, and a close look at places we know little about.<p>August yields some extraordinarily rich reading, from big family epics to stories that narrow the viewfinder to focus on just two or three people, from small American towns to the …

Books

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

6 Short Story Books to Read This Summer

Remember View-Masters? A once-popular line of stereoscopes, still around today, that came with a thin cardboard disk containing seven photos on film that circulated through a reel. Each time you pressed the button you were shown a new photograph, a new setting, a new story. That’s what short story …

We Played Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the creature with a series …

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

Exercise

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

People, particularly young people, are beset by mental health problems on a scale never seen before. Now it is time to rebalance individualism against the common good<p>We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The …

Mental Health

How Fitbit Became The Next Big Thing In Corporate Wellness

Is the new requirement to climbing the corporate ladder that you count all the steps?<p>Most mornings, Brett Broviak rises at 4:30 for a walk around a nearby track before work. The winters in his native Indiana are long and cold, but Broviak trudges on. Occasionally, he steals a glance at his Fitbit …

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

THE other morning, I woke up and brewed a cup of Mindful Lotus tea ($6 for 20 bags). On the subway, I loaded the Headspace app on my iPhone and followed a guided mindfulness exercise ($13 a month for premium content). Later in the day, I dropped by Mndfl, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village …

A Critique of Critical Thinking

By many accounts, the American educational system aims towards the goal of teaching kids how to "think critically." We're supposed to analyze and conclude -- not just memorize and restate. Even in elementary school, my fourth and fifth grade teachers routinely insisted that we had to "think …

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 …

23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

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New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills<p>Filip Icev, 10, writes code on his laptop at his home in Kirkland, Wash., using a visual-programming language called Scratch.<p>Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 9<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The …

Kids

8 Thought-Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Most of us live in a certain set pattern. We think and behave the same way for years and wonder why we are always getting the same results. The need …

Educating an Original Thinker

How teachers and parents can identify and cultivate children who think creatively and unconventionally<p>In his new book, <i>Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World</i>, the writer, Wharton professor, and erstwhile magician Adam Grant explores the circumstances that give rise to truly original thinkers. …

Teaching

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.<p>Well ... there's an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal <i>Science</i> suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school …

9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.