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

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Personal Finance

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

Sweden
Health Care

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

A letter gives a rare glimpse into one of the world's most secretive — and most successful — hedge funds

There are two types of investing, according to the departing partner of hugely successful and secretive hedge fund Baupost Group: "needle in a haystack investing" and "tide comes in and tide goes out investing."<p>One type takes rigorous work as you search for a small number of opportunities. The …

Investing

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Astrophysics

Required Reading: The 50 Best Books for Men

On the Road<p><i>by Jack Kerouac –</i> Considered the magnum opus of the beat generation this is the novel of living beyond society, outside of the law, in a …

This map shows how some colossal US companies are worth more than the entire stock markets of other countries

Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts have just published a fantastic map showing which major US listed companies are worth more than entire emerging market stock indices.<p>Take a look:<p>The authors offer this explanation of the "the journey from hubris to humiliation" that emerging market equities …

Sepp Blatter

Choose A Picture And Discover What It Reveals About You

Look at the four photos just above this text and pick one that most appeals to you. We’ll tell you what it means.<b>If you picked a snowy landscape</b> This …

Landscape Photography

21 Interesting Apps To Train Your Brain

From better memory to improved focus, and less stress to productivity, we found 21 interesting apps to help you train your brain.

Apps

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dark Matter

And if you know all ten, you’ll understand just what it is… and isn’t.<p>Dark matter may be one of the most unsettling concepts that modern physics has …

Dark Matter

The 11 Cultures of America

Colin Woodard’s new book <i>American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America</i> divides North America into districts that …

TED Talks

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 1: Employee Innovation

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to. This type of innovation is no longer …

Innovation

5 Things That Are Killing Your Customer Experience

Companies have a bad habit of treating customers like a flakey guy would treat a girl he didn’t care about. Once they have the customer, they don’t want to deal with what it takes to manage that relationship. Don’t mis-read me; you are in a relationship with your customers. Are you being the flakey …

Customer Experience

The Foresight Of Leadership Without Vision

Tom Peters recently offered a provocative tweet, indicating that he would like to banish the words “charismatic” and “vision” from our concepts of leadership. “Thinking ahead is great,” he maintains, “but it becomes more than it is when you sprinkle Holy Water and enshrine it as Vision.” So what is …

Leadership

5 Motivational Videos To Help You Succeed In Life

I am not as successful as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but I am very proud of what I have achieved in the last couple of months.<p>In the last six months I …

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC).<p>Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater …

OMGFacts