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9 Nonfiction Audiobooks To Listen To While You Work Out, If You're Feeling Incredibly Ambitious

Everyone knows you're supposed to exercise for your physical improvement, but what about your intellectual gains? If you want to get pumped in body …

Books

15 horror movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From creature features to zombie apocalypses to straight-up slashers<p>The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? …

Horror

How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

This book subscription curated by popular nonfiction authors like Malcolm Gladwell and Susan Cain lets you discover the 'next big idea' before everyone else

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Next Big Idea Club<p>In 2012, Susan Cain published "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking," flipping the script …

Self-improvement

10 Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants require water to survive, but some plants “drink” less water than others. Certainly, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. They …

Water

15 Indoor House Plants That Simply Adore Shade

Let’s talk about a small problem that we, all owners of north facing homes, have: insufficient natural light for growing our indoor potted plants. I …

Plants

How to Build a One-Skillet Meal Like It's Your Job

By Alex Delany<p>Fewer dishes, fewer problems, and fewer things to complain about. Sounds good to us.<p>Doing the dishes is the worst part of making dinner. That is a universal human truth, a lament that has been well-documented throughout mankind's time on this planet. There aren’t people out there who …

Cooking

The Corner of California You’ve Never Been to Has Junipers, Waterfalls, and Unbelievably Starry Skies (Video)

“Where the West still lives.”<p>California is full of clichés. Sandy beaches line the coast, the ocean waves dotted with surfers. Hollywood starlets …

National Parks

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

<b>A little-known scientific process is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and prolong life.</b><p>Autophagy is a natural regeneration process that occurs at a cellular level in the body, reducing the likelihood of contracting some diseases as well as prolonging lifespan.<p>In 2016, …

Nobel Prize

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

These Grain-Free Bagels Are Made With Sweet Potatoes — And They're Insanely Delicious

<i>Ali Maffucci is the queen of turning vegetables into crave-worthy treats. The founder of</i> <i>Inspiralized</i> <i>(and inventor of the megasuccessful</i> <i>Inspiralizer</i><i>)</i> …

Breakfast

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: Attracting Bees To Your Garden

We're learning a lot about bees this week...but what about how to get them IN our garden in the first place? That's what today's show is ALL about. …

Gardening

4 Healthy Dinner Sides So Easy Anyone Can Make Them

1<p>Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble<p>A crumble topping made from flaxseed and walnuts (yay, Omega-3s!) tops roasted asparagus in this …

Food

6 Great Houseplants You Cannot Kill, According to a Houseplant Guru

A green home is a happy home<p>Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or ZZ Plant<p>Home Depot<p>The now ubiquitous office plant wasn’t really known outside its native …

Plants

Want More Luck? Science Says Do These 3 Things Every Day

Luck isn't just chance but an alchemy of courage, focus and a willingness to experiment. Here's how to make it a strength.<p>What is it that enables entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Sergey Brin and Arianna Huffington to make their own luck?<p>Entrepreneurs who feel lucky report higher levels of motivation …

Stanford University

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

Take Back Control of Your Wi-Fi Connection with This Incredible Tool

Netspot Pro helps you analyze and optimize your wireless network like never before.<p>Wireless internet is one of the great inventions of our time. It’s …

Wi-Fi

This 5-Minute Habit Will Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

Incorporate a few minutes of gratitude into your day.<p><i>How can someone change their mindset to be more positive? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, growth mindset hacker,</b> …

Happiness

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Goop Used Content to Triple Its Revenue

Brands like Rihanna and Netflix follow these same marketing principles too.<p>Most companies get that producing valuable, relevant, and timely content is a smart growth strategy. Gary Vaynerchuk and a Harvard professor even went as far to say that every company should behave as a media company, by …

Marketing

Former Navy SEALs on the mistake too many people make

After their first book, 2015’s “Extreme Ownership,” became a New York Times bestseller, Navy SEAL commanders Jocko Willink and Leif Babin soon found …

Military

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …