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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says most people never ask themselves a question that's vital to career success

Since becoming the CEO of LinkedIn in 2009, Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the US's top executives.<p>It's not only for helping take LinkedIn to a market cap of $32 billion, but also for his oracle-like management insight.<p>In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the two …

Oprah Winfrey

Don't let your smartphone be lazy: Make it help cure cancer as you sleep

While you sleep, your smartphone could be doing something much more useful than acting as your alarm clock.<p>DreamLab, a three-year collaboration …

I Spent a Month Dating Sugar Mamas and I Wouldn’t Do It Again

Is having an older woman pay for your gourmet dinners and expensive wine as fun as it sounds?<p>I was lying in bed this past summer when I had the sudden urge to try something new. After reinstalling Tinder on my phone—which I removed after ruining most of my matches by spamming them with Drake …

Relationships

You’ve never been to Portland until you’ve been to one of its strip clubs. Here’s why

THERE IS ONE ELEMENT THAT MOST PORTLAND TOUR GUIDES (and often painfully-accurate episodes of <i>Portlandia</i>) tend to downplay about our city: strip clubs.<p>…

Darth Vader

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Wonders of the World

5 Note Taking Platforms That Could Change Your Life

Work moves impossibly fast these days.<p>You're a creative professional: You open up your browser to find a quick stat or nugget of information, and all of a sudden the juices of your brain are flowing and you're opening tabs left and right. Before you know it, said tabs become impressively small in …

Note-Taking

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

Jon Stewart Makes His Post-'Daily Show' Plans Official

Rumors have been swirling for months that Jon Stewart's post-"Daily Show" plans involve opening an animal sanctuary on a 12-acre farm he and his wife, Tracey, own in Middletown, New Jersey.<p>Now we've got it straight from the horse's mouth: this magical haven is, indeed, happening.<p>It'll be affiliated …

New Jersey

China, angered over warship patrol near artificial islands, warns U.S. not to 'create trouble'

China reacted angrily Tuesday after a U.S. warship sailed within 12 miles of artificial islands it is constructing in the South China Sea, calling the move a provocation and warning Washington "not to act blindly or create trouble out of nothing."<p>Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the U.S. …

Behold: Cosmo's 50 Best Sex Tips Ever

Way before it was in fashion, Cosmo has been unashamed to present women's sexual enjoyment as something worth standing up for.<p><i>Cosmo</i> has been educating and empowering women for half a century, and our sex tips remain as fun, raunchy, and useful as ever. "There is still so much women don't know about …

15 movie sequels that are even better than the originals

If a movie does well, or if it is based off an existing property, the likelihood that it will get a sequel is very high. Some sequels are simply pale imitations of their predecessors.<p>Then, there are some sequels that take their source material and bring it to another level entirely. They expand the …

Movies

Why Are There Floaters in Your Eyes—and Should You Be Worried? | Women's Health

These condensations are caused when the vitreous (tranluscent, glass-like) gel found in your eyes (and also your joints) shrinks and changes consistency—kind of like the way Jell-O can liquefy and shrink in a container. This is especially common in women, says Ehrlich.<p>Floaters can sometimes be a …

A possible – not likely – alien megastructure

KIC 8462852 is an oddly dimming star – 1,500 light-years away. It might or might not be surrounded by vast megastructures in space, built by …

Back to the Future Day Has Finally Arrived

It’s Oct. 21, 2015, and the future has arrived — at least, the future to which Michael J. Fox traveled as Marty McFly in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>, …

Robots

Milky Way over Morocco

The Milky Way over the top of Toubkal, a mountain peak in Morocco. At 4,167 meters, this point is the highest peak in North Africa.<p>Besancon Arnaud …

11 Just-Plain-Wrong Things Guys Have Said After Sex

"I've had a guy come on my chest, which was fine—we were using the withdrawal method—but then lick it all up and try to put it in my mouth. I put my hand over his mouth and asked, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'It's called a snowball. Haven't you ever heard of a snowball?' I said, 'Err, no.' Then …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Old School PC Gaming: Classic Games that Have Aged Well

There are some excellent games -- some old enough to buy their own alcohol -- that are as good today as the day they were released. You may not have …

Should you grab an AMD FreeSync monitor? We’ll break it down for you

Immersion is important to PC gaming, and one of the easiest ways to break that immersion is with broken frames. This happens when the rendered frames …

What are the hardest PC games?

survey fridays<p>Every week we ask you to rank a series or just reminisce about PC games in a not-very-scientific survey. Look for the survey link in …

Grand Theft Auto 5 visuals polished up via PC mod

Grand Theft Auto 5 modder Toddyftw has shown off a shiny new graphics mod for the game's PC version.<p>Screenshots and a brief video of the mod were …

Gaming

The PC Gamer Top 100 Greatest Games

Every year, the international PC Gamer team puts its heads together to hash out a list of the hundred PC games you need to play. This year, we're …

PC Gaming Looked A Lot Different In The Late '90s

Flat widescreen monitors? Glowing keyboards and mice? Controllers with analog thumbsticks? The late ‘90s PC gamer needed not such things.<p>Or at least …

Retrogaming

How to Build an Awesome Scion FR-S for Less Than $30K

The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins are wicked fun right out of the box, needing very little if any tweaking to deliver big grins. Even their makers know this—witness how little was changed in the 2015 refresh—so we recommend any attempts to improve upon them be approached with caution. If you …

High-speed Rail

Sideways Shootout: 228i vs. Mustang Ecoboost vs. FR-S

The latest crop of driver's machines from BMW, Ford, and Scion go head-to-head on the tightest, twistiest, 100-foot-drop-so-don't-clip-that-apex-iest roads in the free world<p>The mountain roads just north of San Francisco are the tightest, twistiest, nobody-­around-iest, slippery-when-wet-iest, …

Downton Abbey

6 Best Mods for your Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ & Toyota 86

6 Mods To Get The Most Out Of Your Scion FR-S / Subaru BR-Z / Toyota 86<p>NickJune 7, 2016<p>6 Mods To Get The Most Out Of Your FR-S, BRZ or Toyota 86<p>The …

Southern California

What Is Anal Sex Actually Like: 8 Women Share

"I was always afraid it would hurt, but anal sex actually isn’t so much painful as it is uncomfortable. But! The discomfort is so extreme for some people that they can barely do it—like my best friend, who’s tried a few times with her fiancé and barely gotten it in, no matter how much lube they …

Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting is scandalous, dangerous and downright dirty behavior.<p>Or, at least, that seems to be its reputation, maybe because most studies of the behavior have focused on teens. Among young adults, exchanging explicit messages and photos by phone has been linked to higher rates of early sex, sexually …

Relationships