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Longreads Best of 2017: Essays

<i>We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in essays.</i><b>Nicole Chung</b></i> …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

Bill Gates’s 5 favorite books of 2017

In what’s become an annual tradition, Bill Gates has named his favorite books of the year. And this year’s diverse list features a graphic novel …

The hippest cities in the US everyone under 30 wants to move to

Some cities like Portland, Oregon, are known for being hipster havens, but increasingly, more under-the-radar places are becoming hotspots for millennials.<p>Smaller cities like Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, are not only filled with vegan stores, microbreweries, and thrift stores, but they're …

These books can help build strong girls — and boys — for today’s world

Heroines, real and fictional, abound in children's and teen books these days. The girls and women in these books are bold, adventurous and daring. They stand out, and their stories offer much-needed inspiration to young people navigating difficult and confusing times. Plus, these books are simply …

Books

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I. and Will Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s …

Donald Trump

This Sprawling Bookstore in a Former Church Will Have You Planning a Trip to Scotland

Leakey's is home to nearly 100,000 books.<p>Located in a former Gaelic church in Scotland and piled with nearly 100,00 books, Leakey's secondhand …

Scotland

4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early

You never really know the type of leader you need to be. You may have an idea of how you <i>want</i> to lead in certain circumstances but as situations change and reality unfolds, you begin to see that who you aspired to be and what you hoped to do don’t actually fit.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Leadership challenges …

Leadership

Rich millennials are ditching the golf communities of their parents for a new kind of neighborhood

Millennials are saying "so long" to the country club and "hello" to the farm.<p>Many so-called agrihoods — short for "agricultural neighborhoods" — are cropping up around the US, and they're aimed at farm-to-table-loving millennials.<p>Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing …

The eco guide to sanitary products

This column nearly didn’t happen. When a manufacturer of eco friendly menstrual pads bounded up to me and asked me brightly in public: “Are you a flusher or a binner?” I stared at her in total horror. Menstrual products and their disposal represent one of the last great consumer taboos – odd in a …

Sustainability

Do These 4 Things to Become the Unicorn of Your Industry

No myth, magic or fairy dust required<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's the stuff of legends. Launching a unicorn -- a privately owned startup with a market valuation or estimated valuation of $1 billion or more -- may seem as likely as catching a glimpse of the …

The Investigation That Rex Tillerson Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Tillerson has endured a trying year as secretary of state. But his legacy may be more dependent on a complex and ambitious potential lawsuit stemming from his days running ExxonMobil than on anything he does at Foggy Bottom.<p>While assembling his Cabinet, last winter, <b>Donald Trump</b> did little to debunk …

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’ – new economics can save us

Things are not going well in the world’s richest economies. Most OECD countries are facing their highest levels of income inequality in 30 years, while generating ecological footprints of a size that would require four, five or six planet Earths if every country were to follow suit. These economies …

Economics