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Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

<i>Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about literature on Friday at the White House. Here are excerpts from the conversation, which have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>These books that you gave to your daughter Malia</b> <b>on the Kindle,</b> <b>what were they? S</b><b>ome</b> …

Books

27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

Apple is reportedly putting a dynamic E Ink keyboard in 2018 MacBooks

But as rumors go, this one doesn't seem that trustworthy<p>Apple reportedly plans to put dynamic E Ink keyboards into MacBook laptops by 2018. According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the iPhone-maker is working with Australian startup Sonder, which is launching its own Bluetooth E-Ink …

eReaders

Ikea Lets Kids Design Its New Toys, And They’re Delightful

Children have amazingly active imaginations, and tend to come up with things that even the most creative adults would never think of. Now, Ikea is smartly tapping into this wellspring of ideas for a line of stuffed toys, dubbed Sagoskatt–Swedish for “mythical treasure”–which hits shelves on …

Kids

What your handwriting says about your personality

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>Graphology, the science of analyzing handwriting for personality traits, has been around since the days of Aristotle.<p>Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to …

Personality

This Exercise Will Help You Generate More Ideas (and Reveal What You're Getting Wrong About Creativity)

Creativity is really just a fancy form of remixing.<p>If you're like most people, you think that creativity is a mysterious, even magical, process by which new concepts and ideas are summoned out of the ether--ready to change the world. Partly, this is because of the somewhat random nature of …

Creativity

Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Here's How to Break the Cycle

There's a simple word that strikes fear in the hearts of any cocktail-swirling, shopping-loving millennial: "budget." We know that tracking our …

Innovation guru Clayton Christensen’s new theory is meant to protect you from disruption

If you’re sick of hearing about disruption, blame Clayton Christensen, who introduced the concept into business jargon.<p>Christensen is possibly the most influential management thinker in Silicon Valley. His 1997 book, <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma,</i> was embraced by Intel’s Andy Grove, quoted by Steve Jobs, …

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

Robert DeNiro