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15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Books

Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

Universe

Best web sites for boomers and retirees

Baby Boomers love to read. Why? Because we were raised with newspapers.<p>Most of us remember the days when every city not only had a morning newspaper, but also an afternoon or evening newspaper, which we referred to as PMs. (I was raised in Northern New Jersey with the Newark Star-Ledger and the …

Retirement

50 Brilliant Science Fiction Movies That Everyone Should See At Least Once

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are …

Science Fiction

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

Time Management

Time to try the Vorkosigan Saga—you’ve never read science fiction like this | Ars Technica

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen explores a futuristic marriage in a new space colony.<p>If you're already a fan of Lois McMaster Bujold's award-winning …

Books

16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

TV

The internet is your worst enemy: Lessons you learn when “beta-testing” retirement

It hit me one fine day. I had completed 10 years in advertising. A decade of late nights followed by early mornings, Cup’o’Noodle lunches followed by whiskey shot dinners, and 10 years of living with a constant craving to “just do nothing” for a little while.<p>I looked at my bank account, stared at …

Will Power

Switzerland: Poised for a revolution?

Josiah Stamp once said: “<i>If you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create</i> …

Technfeed.com

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Mind-Hacking Advice for Living Clutter Free

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo set off a decluttering craze across the world with her pocket-sized book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of</i> …

10 Adult Jokes in Kids Movies That You Might Have Missed

What the latest brain science tells us about 'working smarter'

<b>Dear Annie:</b> Can you explain the expression “work smarter, not harder”? My boss is constantly telling us to “work smarter” but she gives us no …

Time Management

This German Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power

A new sun-tracking solar generator created by German solar startup Rawlemon. The man behind the invention is Andre Broessel, who is an …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

From the Beatles to Nas and beyond<p>Factory, 1979<p>This breathtaking 1979 set was to punk what <i>The Velvet Underground & Nico</i> was to psychedelia – a reveal …

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

RVs

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management