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10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Time Management

Road Trip: Route 66

Travel<p>Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for …

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative Vacation<p>Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)<p>Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from …

Sleigh Bells - Demons (Diplo Remix)

Boiling Down That French Sense of Je Ne Sais Quoi

Of all the beauty ideals in the world, this one continues to inspire. Is it something in the water?<p>I'M A FRENCH WOMAN. This can be an intimidating idea—to me. You know, so many things are said about us: that we're stylish, beautiful, skinny, and great mothers. There is a whole category of books …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

Ascot’s Fair Lady

June means Royal Ascot Week: 300 years of British tradition, 30 horse races, $9 million in prize money, Her Majesty the Queen, and hats, hats, hats. As the My Fair Lady lyric goes, “Everyone who should be here is here,” including Pippa Middleton, who received her Ascot baptism last year and now …

What Design Can Do!

<b>Stylesight’s creative team ventured to Amsterdam last week to attend the fourth (sold-out) edition of the annual design conference, What Design Can</b> …

First Look: Chanel's Cruise Show in Dubai

Photo: Instagram<p>Our favorite Chanel shows would have to be the collections that take us on journeys…literally. Both the Métiers d'Art shows (also known as pre-fall to us normal fashion folk) and cruise shows tend to take place in faraway locations like Singapore, Antibes, and today, Dubai.<p>We're …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Why I Travel

I turned to my dad, the fellow adventurer in the family, who was leaning over me to see. "We're climbing that," I told him, and two years later, I am packing up my duffel to head back and make the climb.<p>A few summers ago, my family took a trip to Africa. We kissed giraffes in Kenya, hiked into …

Idealism

Which Popular American City Is Secretly an Amazing Outdoor Adventure Destination?

Quick question: Which western city brags a location less than an hour from unforgettable trails plus one more hour from both a death-defying hike and the lowest point on the North American continent? That's right -- we're talking about Las Vegas.<p><b>Quick question: Which western city is a short drive</b> …

National Parks

Where Should I Travel Off the Beaten Path in Italy?

<i>A:</i><p>When you visit Italy, you want to see Italy—not other tourists. But the country is a pretty popular destination for pizza-loving jet-setters. In fact, tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of …

Wetlands Safari -- Canoeing in Holland

An amazing thing about Amsterdam is that, in 10 minutes (by bike or public bus), you can be in the wide-open polder land -- the vast fields reclaimed from the sea where cows graze, tiny canals function as fences, and only church spires interrupt the horizon. A fun way to experience this is by canoe …

Natural Gas