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12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

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Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

Eight Creative People Recommend Their Favorite Classic Books

Despite the influx of new things to read this holiday season, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a classic. Every week, creative people share the 10 titles they would most want with them if they were marooned on a desert island — a part of the editor Aaron Hicklin’s ongoing project …

Books

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Ralph Lauren

5 Methods of Learning That Set Successful People Apart

Want to work smarter? Incorporate these five rules into your daily habits.<p>How do you define success?<p>We all measure prosperity in different ways. But it doesn't really matter what your personal goals are. The key to getting better at anything is summed up in one word:<p>Learning.<p>That's why the most …

Self-improvement

Why most people don't learn from their mistakes

The surgery, called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, is a heart attack prevention method that basically calls for a doctor to install a new tube for blood to flow to the heart because the old tube is clogged from too many cheeseburgers.<p>Because the heart needed to be stopped to install the new tube, …

Heart Surgery

19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About

Get ready for the beach.<p>It might be just barely spring in many parts of the country, but that doesn't mean we can't look forward to warmer months — and the relaxation that comes with them. But the old definition of a "summer book" as a throwaway novel just won't do: one size definitely doesn't fit …

This Diverse Income Portfolio Sports an Average Dividend Yield of 7.5%

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>There are a lot of ways for investors to get from the start of their working career to a comfortable retirement, but the easiest way from Point A to B tends to run through dividend-paying stocks. Over time, dividend stocks tend to handily outperform stocks …

American Leaders Should Send A Thank You Note To China

As America is getting ready for another Presidential campaign, its leaders should send a thank you note to China–for slowing down and delaying the decline of US global dominance.<p>Since the 1970s, America’s global influence is on a steady decline. For all sorts of reasons: first came the rise of …

China

10 Websites To Help You Become Smarter

In an age of so much information, it’s a whimsical thing to find people burning all their time on social media. You can only get ahead in this world …

The Simple Secret to Being a Successful Investor

3 easy steps<p>“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Steve Jobs, the late Apple cofounder, once said. That applies not just to designing Macs and …

Investing

Here's how many more years we have before the sun dies — and what will happen when it does

An example of a powerful flare erupting on the Sun (from May 5, 2015). The NASA satellite SDO is one of many assets used to monitor solar activity. NASA/GSFC/SDO via Slate The Sun has always been the center of our cosmological systems. But with the advent of modern astronomy, humans have become …

Universe

20 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Lead A Joyful Life

To be joyful is to be happy, jubilant and elated. Who doesn’t want more of that in their life! Here are 20 small things you can adopt into your …

Can a Man and a Woman Really Have a Platonic Relationship?

Let's say that a man and a woman are friends. They have known each other for a while and nothing has ever happened between them. By "nothing," they mean that they've never kissed.<p>The chemistry between them is palpable and they've been in situations where he could have made a move but he did not. …

Relationships

23 Weird Facts About Butts You Didn't Know

There is hardly a female erogenous zone that hasn't been celebrated in art, poetry, and fashion—the bum included. The most fascinating numbers about one of history's most prized assets.<p><b>1:</b> Approximate century the original nude statue Venus Callipyge was created. Translated from Greek, the name means …

Kim Kardashian

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

Year in Review: Biggest Stories of 2015

As 2015 sees its last days, it’s time to look back at the news that defined the year. There is so much to cover, but at a high level these issues and events stand out: Terrorism struck communities and individuals across the globe, from Paris and Nigeria to San Bernardino, California. Race relations …

What’s the secret of good writing?

If you find yourself procrastinating, or stifled by panic, or writer’s block, I can reveal that the solution to your troubles is…<p>I first encountered Robert Boice’s name about three years ago, somewhere online; after that, it started popping up every other month. Boice, I learned, was a US …

Creative Writing

How your relationship changes after someone cheats

Do you—or your partner—have a cheating heart? You're not alone: Research shows that infidelity rates may be as high as 60 to 70 percent (but it's tough to get an exact number because it's all self-reported). And you can't just blame the guys: One Indiana University study found that women and men …

New York City

Say No More! 19 Hilarious Times The Barber Knew Exactly What You Wanted

<b>It can be really difficult to describe what you want a barber to do with your hair. Short back and sides just isn’t cool any more, and if you really</b> …