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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

19 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Fall

You're going to need a bigger bookshelf.

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Another billionaire tech CEO—this time from China—has opted to make less than $1 per year

Business executives who earn $1 salaries can now welcome a new member to their club: Liu Qiangdong, CEO of JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce site.<p>In its earnings release on Friday, the company announced that Liu would begin receiving an annual salary of one Chinese yuan (about $0.16) over a …

China

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> US President Barack Obama on Monday proposed the toughest plan yet to limit carbon-dioxide emissions, calling for power plants to cut emissions by 32% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels.<p><b>2</b><b>.</b> The world's most powerful storm of the year, Super Typhoon Soudelor, left a trail of destruction across the …

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce Tour

<i>Photo by Eva Vermandel</i><p>Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced a tour in support of this year's <i>Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress</i>. It begins in September, and continues through October before concluding at Pitchfork Festival Paris. Check out the schedule below.<p>Godspeed You! Black Emperor:<p>09-09 …

Noel Gallagher Chronicles Tour in ‘Lock All the Doors’ Video

Noel Gallagher crafts no-nonsense rock and roll, and his video for High Flying Birds‘ “Lock All the Doors” takes a similar approach. The frenetic …

How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

How to determine the number of weekly miles you need to run to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon.<p>I once asked a colleague who has coached many runners to collegiate and Olympic glory what he considered the proper mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon. “That’s …

9 Of The Most Uniquely Gorgeous Airbnbs From Around The World

Staying at a hotel is great, but staying at a house made out of seashells is even better.<p>Thanks to Airbnb, the website that allows people to rent out their homes and apartments to travelers, thousands of spectacular homes are at your finger tips whenever you go on vacation.<p>And because you could …

Off-grid

10 Things You Need to Do Before Any International Trip

Memorize the following and make it your mantra: Good travel is the result of good planning. That applies to any trip you take, but it's especially true when you're heading to a foreign country. It can be tempting to book a ticket and start fantasizing about your getaway, but there's work to be …

What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea? | Howard W French

China’s startling attempt to assert control over vast waters has alarmed nearby countries and escalated tensions with the US. Howard W French reports from Hainan, the island at the heart of Xi Jinping’s expansionist ambitions<p>On 26 May, CNN broadcast an unusual clip of a US navy intelligence flight …

8 Simple DIY Smartphone Photography Tips & Ideas

In this video tutorial photographer Richard Schabetsberger demonstrate some creative smartphone photography tips & tricks. Watch and Enjoy.For more …

Photography Tips

And the Oscar may go to: 30 movies we've already seen which could win big

Contrary to popular belief, Oscar contenders don’t only premiere in the autumn. Keep these films on your radar as the red carpets are rolled out<p>Autumn is when studios typically unspool their serious-minded awards contenders. But with major film festivals like Sundance, Berlinale and SXSW all …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 23, 2015 : NPR

Books

The perfect hotel for thrill seekers hangs 400-feet off the side of a mountain

There's nothing quite like arriving at your hotel after an exhausting trip, strapping into a safety harness and ascending 400-feet using a series of …

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

Report: Google slowing down hiring, applying stricter rules to company spending

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is tightening the reigns when it comes to hiring and spending as a company. The report, citing venture capitalists and others familiar with the matter, claims that new Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is spearheading the streamlining of the company. …

Does Iceland Need New Cows To Keep Up With Demand For Skyr?

It takes about four cups of milk to make one cup of skyr, Iceland's super thick, high-protein version of yogurt.<p>Every drop of skyr made in Iceland comes from Icelandic cattle, the country's single breed.<p>But there's a problem: The average Icelandic cow can't supply much milk. And the hunger for skyr …

Here's Where Your Favorite Authors Traveled For Inspiration

When we grow weary of the same old, there’s no better way to gain some fresh perspective -- and maybe even spark that creative genius -- than to pack up and travel. Just ask your favorite authors!<p>In search of some inspiration this summer? Visit the places where brilliance has been born! We …

Make Your Own Outdoor Pillows

Learning how to make your own outdoor pillows is super simple with the step by step instructions below. I will even show you how to add those fun …

Outdoors

Ethiopia is 2015's best tourism destination | CNN Travel

'Queen of Versailles' daughter, Victoria Siegel, dead at 18

Beyond To Kill A Mockingbird: The Lost Novel Of Harper Lee

The literary world is poised for what many are calling the biggest book event of the decade, the July 14 publication of Harper Lee’s long lost first novel Go Set a Watchman.<p>Read more on www.yahoo.com

Harper Lee

Housing in London is getting so expensive that people are ditching their flats to live on boats

The picturesque lifestyle of sleeping in a colourfully painted narrowboat or barge can seem tempting, especially when buying one can cost a fraction of the price of bricks and mortar.<p>"It's become more common for people to do it who don't know what they are getting into, or even because they have no …

Housing

10 Ways to Reduce Your Stress Right Now

I realize that you are a busy, stressed out person with no time to waste. Respecting that, here are 10 things you can do starting one minute from now that will greatly reduce your stress today.<p><b>1. To calm down, write it down</b><p>In order to avoid stress of having to remember something, then worry about …

Work-life Balance

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

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