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21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

3 Mythic Tales to Spirit You Away After This Too-Real Weekend

One of the best things about literature is that it can successfully achieve what seems like a paradox: It can be an escape that takes us away to fantastic places and scenarios, while at the same time feeling relevant to our own lives and reminding us of what makes us human. As we try to get through …

The Best and Worst Presidential Memoirs

Jefferson set an impossibly high standard for subsequent presidents in many areas, including memoir. No one matched him until Grant, and since then …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Get a look at the innards of a 270-foot wind turbine

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.<p>Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

9 Power-Packed Books to Help You Live Your Best Life Ever

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss<p>My friend told me he doesn't read.<p>What?<p>I was in disbelief. It's like saying you don't want to be healthy, so you don't exercise. Or that you don't want to impact the world, so you …

Penguin Random House

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6 Toxic Bosses You Should Avoid Like The Plague

At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they're a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness.<p>In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that …

Idealism

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Self-improvement

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

Successful people share 11 ways to make 2017 your most productive year yet

If you pay close attention to Business Insider's Strategy vertical, you'll notice we frequently share productivity tips from an expert we've just …

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular.<p>Together, all …

Renewable Energy

Why You Should Consider Using Sustainable Energy To Live Off-The-Grid

Not too long ago, you believed that making money with a blog was impossible. But after seeing dozens of income reports from other bloggers, you …

Motivation

Renewables Set to Become Cheapest and Most Efficient Way to Power Our Homes

Over the past decade renewable energy techniques have received a lot of attention, particularly solar, and for good reason too. The Bloomberg New …

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Challenges

We like renewable energy because – fundamentally – it will help to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate change; now recognised as an existential …

Renewable Energy

Electrek morning green energy brief: Solar panels so cheap manufacturers losing money, Russians hacking the US grid, and more

Solar Panels now so cheap, manufacturers probably selling at a loss – I personally have seen the price of solar panels fall from $.55/W to $.35/W starting in about June of 2016 through today. That’s a 36% fall in price for the formerly most expensive component of a solar panel. The Chinese believe …