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There’s a word in Japanese for the literary affliction of buying books you don’t read

So many books, so little time. In the age of media binging, too often we end up buying books we never actually read.<p>The moment goes something like this: Skim fascinating book review online. Buy on Amazon with 1-click. Scroll down. Buy two other titles with 1-click. Leave books on bedside table. …

Books

8 poems every man should know

For National Poetry Day we've collated eight poems that every man should know, from William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 29' to Yeats' 'When You Are …

Literature

25 quotes that inspire action

Anyone can talk about being an entrepreneur or starting a business, but very few do. The difference is found in those that choose to take action.<p>Successful entrepreneurs and business owners know that success requires taking action. Don't talk about what needs to get done - get out there and start …

Motivation

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

The Best Self-Help Books for the Summer of 2016

Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From <i>The Power of Now</i> to <i>The Artist's Way</i> to the <i>7 Habits</i>, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, Forbes.com reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year.<p>And summer is …

The Human Fear of Total Knowledge

Why infinite libraries are treated skeptically in the annals of science fiction and fantasy<p>Libraries tend to occupy a sacred space in modern culture. People adore them. (Perhaps even more than that, people love the <i>idea</i> of them. A Pew survey last year found that while people report feeling strongly …

An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

The story of modern cancer research begins, somewhat improbably, with the sea urchin. In the first decade of the 20th century, the German biologist Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of …

Cancer

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

10 Words Smart People Always Use (and 7 They Never Do)

How many of the smart words do you use? And if none, here's why you should.<p>The rights words can motivate, inspire, and even change lives. The right words can turn an otherwise meaningless conversation into an unforgettable moment for your audience.<p>(And the wrong words can make you look dumb.)<p>In …

Psychology

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

How to Instantly Have a Success Mindset

What does it take to have a success mindset? It's easier than you think.<p>I've been waiting in the hotel lobby for two minutes. My temper begins to rise as I think, <i>How inconsiderate of them to waste my time!</i> But I catch myself.<p>I was about to tell myself a victim story, and I remembered: You can't run …

Self-improvement

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

Positive Thinking

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

Write Ugly: How to Write 20 Posts In 48 Hours

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Despite spending the last half decade writing for a living, I still have a serious issue with getting down to the ugly, dirty business of putting words on paper.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that …

The secret philosophy of language: Searching for the origins of human thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we’re closer to an answer<p>Daniel Cloud<p>January 11, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Domestication of Language”<p>How did all the various things in the world get their names?<p>And out of the ground the …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness