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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

A Peek Inside Rarities, the World's Most Exclusive Hotel Bar

Hidden inside the New York Palace Hotel is Rarities, an ultra-exclusive lounge for the most dedicated barflies only—where the bottles are single vintage and the members have famous faces.

The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has …

7 Steps To Take After Your Company Fails

So your business didn’t work out exactly as planned. . . or at all. Now what? Here’s how to get back on the road to recovery.<p>As an entrepreneur, I’ve become accustomed to the word “failure.” It’s a word no one wants to say out loud, especially as someone starting a company.<p>However, failure is a big …

12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People | Inc.com

Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless possibilities, and tend to be extremely satisfied with their lives. They are more likely to receive a raise or a dream …

Western US water crisis worse than thought

Nasa study finds dramatic loss of underground water in Colorado River Basin<p>The water crisis in the south west of the US is likely to worsen according to a new study carried out by the American space agency and University of California.<p>Research has found that the Colorado River Basin, the prime …

Snorkeling

How Robin Williams changed TV forever

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> -- I had met Robin Williams before, a few times, but seeing him in January on the set of his now canceled sitcom "The Crazy Ones" was different. I say this not with the benefit of hindsight but because I felt it at the time. It wasn't just that he was less manic than I recalled but …

‘I’m Not a Visionary’: The Staggering Career Arc of Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh has never told a straight story. Not one of his 26 feature-length films or two television series has played out in a linear …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

5 Classic Sales Blunders and What I Learned From Them | Inc.com

I've been in and around sales teams for decades, been writing about sales for about 15 years and have been personally coached by dozens of the world's top sales trainers. Even so, sometimes I make dumb mistakes. Here are a few of them.<p>1. Demonstrating every feature.<p>The first thing I sold as a …

Paris Review - Patrick O’Brian, The Art of Fiction No. 142

Interviewed by Stephen Becker<p>Issue 135, Summer 1995<p>Patrick O'Brian. Photograph by Julio Nayan<p>The serious American publication of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin novels began in 1987. They were greeted with yelps and growls of satisfaction rising rapidly to a thunderous ovation as deserved as it …