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“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made

Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke set out to make a new kind of sci-fi. How does their future look now that it’s the past?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Fifty years ago this spring, Stanley Kubrick’s confounding …

Science Fiction

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Apple is an exception to nearly every rule

Walking into my first ever meeting with a structural packaging designer, I started rooting around in my bag before exclaiming, “This is the sort of thing I want!” She leaned forward in her chair, delighted to have a customer with a strong guide, then groaned audibly when she saw what I had placed …

Startups

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

Kurt Cobain

Want to Live a Literally Awesome Life? Be Inspired By Steve Jobs's Last Words

The icon inspired right up to his last breath with words that inspire you to make more of each of yours.<p>A few years back, a meme was circulating about Steve Jobs supposed deathbed speech on the evils of pursuing a life of wealth. Except, it wasn't true (I know, what a shock that something on the …

Northern Lights

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US cities

Everything in life is relative.<p>That phrase is especially true when looking at how much money it takes to be considered "rich" in different US cities.<p>While terms like "middle class" and "rich" are used broadly — and often incorrectly — they can be quantified using federal data.<p>About 20% of Americans …

Demographics

The 17 best movies of all time that weren't nominated for a best-picture Oscar, according to critics

When it comes to the Oscars, we all remember the shocking and infamous best-picture upsets— like "Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain," or "Shakespeare in Love" over "Saving Private Ryan."<p>But there are also some iconic films that never even got nominated.<p>Many lauded films have lost out on a …

Animation

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

These Are Bill Gates' Favorite 5 Books Of 2017

Harvard dropout, Microsoft cofounder, co-chair of the world’s largest philanthropic organization and a verified bookworm, Bill Gates claims he’s been reading about one book a week on average since he was a kid. “Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to …

Books

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Self-improvement

The 20 Best Movie Endings of the 21st Century

Shocking plot twists, grand gestures of love, and one enormous spider — these are the movie endings that stay with you forever.<p>A movie is only as …

Blade Runner

This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours a Week | Inc.com

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.<p>Although this may be obvious based on people's mediocre performance, addiction to stimulants, lack of engagement, and the fact …

Time Management

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

The Famous Easter Island Heads Have Hidden Bodies

Practically everyone has seen the iconic images of the Easter Island heads. What you may not have known is that those Easter Island heads actually have hidden buried bodies. Archaeologists have uncovered the bodies associated with the heads and found interesting discoveries that further our …

Archaeology

4 Steps to End Negative Habitual Thinking

This curated column is authored by self improvement expert EmmalyThe post 4 Steps to End Negative Habitual Thinking appeared first on iamwire.

Mindfulness

The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba

“What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be.” – Shirdi Sai BabaSai Baba of …

Hinduism

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Mindfulness

6 Things Recruiters Look For in Your LinkedIn Profile

The saying, as it goes, is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Most people in the job market barely even get a first …

Employment

These headphones' designers think we are all idiots

I love technology when it's new, arcane, exotic, or quixotic, but I hate it when it's pointless and misleading. Today, I must rage at the latter category of tech, which is personified by a new Kickstarter called Volant, a set of so-called hybrid headphones that promises groundbreaking innovation.<p>So …

Audiophile

Zen Out: A Guided 10-Minute Meditation Video

You may not realize it, but every noise you hear has an effect on your body and mind. “Certain sounds make us feel certain ways,” says Sara Auster, …

Meditation

How One Man Found Inner F*cking Peace Creating Profanity-Filled Guided Meditations

Jason Headley, creator of “F*ck That: An Honest Meditation,” tells Co.Create about turning a private joke into a video, app, and now a book.<p>The same thing happens every time I meditate, and I don’t mean total spiritual enlightenment. Instead, random thoughts drift in and out of my head unbidden, …

Galaxy S7: Speed Test Compares It To Other Smartphones

This month Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. And the reviews are saying that the two smartphones represent Samsung’s best devices. There are features that make Samsung’s newest flagships superior to other smartphones that have been released over the last year, including its microSD card …

Phones

Airbnb is launching a new feature to let neighbors file complaints

Suffer in silence no longer<p>Next month, Airbnb will unveil a new tool to allow neighbors of unruly renters to complain directly to the home-sharing company. Airbnb won't say whether the comments will be made public, nor how it will affect the status of those rentals that are subject to numerous …

Hospitality

Airbnb's most popular rental: a tiny cabin in the California woods

Kitty Mrache’s ‘geodesic dome loft’ has appeared on the site for seven years and is so busy her own children have to wait in line<p>It started life as DIY kit assembled in a spare patch of land for a newly homeless friend. Now this tiny wooden cabin sheltering in the oaks and redwoods of Aptos, …

San Francisco

8 Thought-Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Most of us live in a certain set pattern. We think and behave the same way for years and wonder why we are always getting the same results. The need …