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10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

10 U.S. cities with the best growth, employment, and business opportunities

The global economic outlook is strong, according to recent information from Goldman Sachs GS, +1.26% . The firm predicts that global growth will …

San Francisco

17 Board Games Every Adult Needs In Their Life

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Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

From the Islamic State to Suburban Texas

In 2013, Tania Georgelas traveled to Syria with her husband and children to join ISIS. Today, she attends a Unitarian church outside of Dallas.<p>The story of Tania Georgelas and her husband John unfolded across four continents, but it is one of the most American stories I have ever heard. Stop me if …

Bistros

I'm a financial planner — here's what I tell my 30-something clients who are debating moving out of the city

Just because the city is expensive doesn't mean it's cheaper to live in the suburbs.<p>As a financial planner in New York City, the debate over whether to move out of the city is common during client meetings — especially with clients who are newly married 30-somethings planning to start a …

Personal Finance

Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper been revealed? Victorian diary proven genuine contains huge clue

It remains one of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history with a long list of potential suspects.<p>But the true identity of Jack the Ripper may have finally been confirmed, after researchers said they had proven the authenticity of a much disputed Victorian diary.<p>Twenty five years ago …

A 9-year-old asked NASA for a job defending Earth from aliens — and the space agency personally responded

What it did not expect, however, was an earnest letter from nine-year-old Jack Davis: a fourth-grader who wrote the space agency asking if he could apply.<p>The new job opening, which Business Insider first publicized in a story on Tuesday, pays up to $187,000 and is for NASA's one and only full-time …

Space Science

5 common problems with your dishwasher and how to fix them

Some of us rely heavily on dishwashers to do our dirty work, but when the machine breaks or malfunctions, our home can quickly turn into a scene from</i> …

Home Improvement

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever | Inc.com

During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jocko Willink is a former Navy SEAL commander who saw extensive combat action during the Battle of Ramadi, leading SEAL Team …

Military

The Best War Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

"Dunkirk" is excellent, but war movies have a long and complex legacy. Our panel of critics rifles through the past to pick the genre's best.<p><i>Every</i> …

Go take a virtual tour of the International Space Station right now

It's on Google Street View, and it looks incredible.<p>Google's street view takes us to some pretty wild places. From the comfort of your computer, you can visit a tiny train 'Wunderland', pilot the Millennium Falcon, rock climb in Yosemite, or zip line through a rainforest, among many, many other …

Space Exploration

Why Switzerland never takes sides

What most people don’t know is that the Swiss had to choose a policy of neutrality, because for centuries, they'd been a country of mercenaries.<p>I was sitting in a grotto in southern Switzerland, savouring a regional version of risotto made with local merlot, surrounded by vibrant green mountains …

European Travel

Industrial Ruins to Explore (Legally) in and Around Berlin - Berlin Tours

Slip into Spreepark to see an abandoned amusement park with a semi-sordid history. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Berlin’s really glamming it up these days, but many …

We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge

The more archaeologists study Stonehenge, the more mysteries unfold. But a coherent story is beginning to emerge.<p>Stonehenge is one the UK’s most visited tourist attractions – and one of the world’s most enigmatic ancient monuments. People come from all over the world to stare at the iconic stone …

Archaeology

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

How two feuding countries are tearing apart the Middle East.<p>The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world. Since the 20th century, it has experienced several wars, uprisings, and invasions. Today there are four failing states and three ongoing wars. While the Islamic State may be …

Middle East

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

The mystery behind Greece's temples

Studies show that the ancient Greek temples could have astronomical intentions – but on what scale?<p>When I was a little girl, I would pester my grandfather with the same question every time we wandered the flagstone streets of Athens’ Philopappou Hill on a clear evening. I would wait until we had …

Ancient History

These 7 maps explain US strategy

Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means the political, economic, and military postures of the US have tended to be offensive.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Geopolitics

How much home can you comfortably afford?

The last thing you want is to be overstretched on your mortgage. Learn how to calculate the right price range that’s within your budget.<p><i>The material</i> …

Crash Bandicoot: An oral history

A deep look back at PlayStation’s blockbuster 1996 platformer, as told by those who were there.<p>The first time Taylor Kurosaki and Bob Rafei saw a running PlayStation, they were in a Las Vegas hotel room. It was the 1995 Consumer Electronics Show. They, along with the company they worked for, …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Never Too Late To Start Reading! 16 Books To Choose From If You’re A Beginner

Reading is that one activity that helps you escape reality and immerse yourself into another universe. The books we read help us understand the world …

The best flashlight

<i>By Doug Mahoney</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending three weeks …

Shopping

George Orwell's 1984 was published 68 years ago: Other dystopian novels that now hit home - Firstpost

George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 was published 68 years ago on this day, and never has his cynical hypothesis about a future where we are being …

Literature

America’s real red scare

The slow-motion collapse of the American Empire<p>Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age.<p>It’s May 2001 and the Atlantic Monthly has just arrived in the mail. I’m tantalized by the cover article. “Russia is finished,” the magazine announces. The subtitle minces no …

Geopolitics

'The Alice Network' Is A Crackling Tale Of Spies And Suspense

"Solve for X." That's the phrase invoked repeatedly by Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair, the brainy college student at the center of Kate Quinn's exciting new novel, <i>The Alice Network</i>. In the aftermath of World War II, Charlie is thrown together with a veteran female spy from the previous war in a …

Track Down

The 30 most-followed accounts on Instagram

Instagram gives us a fleeting glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and the famous: the tropical destinations they’re visiting, the new outfits …

Social Media

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a 505-horsepower Italian challenge to everything BMW holds dear

Buying a high-performance luxury sedan in the United States in 2017 isn't difficult. You don't have to think about it. If you have the means, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, Cadillac, and BMW have you covered — especially BMW.<p>The Bavarians created the sports sedan and brought it to America in the 1970s. …

Alfa Romeo