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Is this the bicycle of the future?

The Specialized FUCI combines the traditional bicycle with design features taken from cars and motorbikes to create a tantalising vision of what bike riding could soon entail<p>Since the invention of the chain driven 'safety bicycle' in the 1880s, the fundamental design of bikes hasn't changed very …

Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do By Amy Morin

Book Reviews

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<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.


Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

8 Dynamite Books For The Dog Days Of Summer

This month we're reading about unstoppable heroines, disappointed housewives, sexy sleuths...and more.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

13 Books You'll Want to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>In classic Hollywood style, everything old is new again. They say the book is always better than the movie, but I'm of the mind that nothing's better than experiencing your favorite stories first on the page and again on the big screen. So grab some popcorn, dim the …

Ten books that changed the world

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This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Daniel H. Wilson’s “Small Things” Tapped for Adaptation

Great news for fans of Carnegie Mellon roboticist and prolific author Daniel H. Wilson: Cole Haddon (NBC's "Dracula") and Fox will be to adapting …

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …


8 books that America's most prestigious private schools love to assign for summer reading

The works spanned centuries, genres, and continents, to appeal to a wide array of students' personal reading tastes.<p>However, of the hundreds of books we pored through, eight works kept showing up on multiple schools' lists.

Terrawatch: The lost art of specimen illustration

Today scientists use sophisticated technology to catalogue treasures such as fossils. Items can be laser scanned, enabling us to view the object from any angle, without even touching the specimen. But sometimes you can’t beat an old fashioned illustration.

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The Power of Prayer and Meditation

A peace that surpasses all understanding . . .<p>‒Philippians 4:6-8<p>Considering what I'd been through, I would rather die than go back to the way I'd lived before; it had been sheer hell for me. But perhaps I'd had to experience hell to know peace. There had been no place where I could run to, nor any …

7 Phrases That Will Undermine Your Leadership

Sometimes the hardest thing about communication is hearing your own words. Here are some to think about--and eliminate.<p>Communication is at the heart of everything we do. To be effective in any setting requires good communication skills. It's how we connect with people and build relationships.<p>Paying …