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Sci Fi Warnings and Optimism: calling fans to advise us with stories!

You don't have to choose! Between pessimism and optimism, that is. A sane person uses dollops of both - simultaneously - to help navigate a path …

War

12 sci-fi/fantasy books that channel the blood of hardboiled noir into their black, black hearts

Hardboiled detective novels (popular from 1920 through the 1950s) and the film noir genre inspired by it (popular from the 1940s through the 1950s) …

Books

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

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Science, Fiction And Philosophy Collide In Astonishing 'Lightning'

"I am grateful, so grateful, tolerant reader, that you read on," says Mycroft Canner halfway through <i>Too Like the Lightning</i>, Ada Palmer's awe-inspiring debut novel. Yes, Canner addresses the reader throughout the book; as the main character and narrator, he breaks the fourth wall so pervasively that …

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BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott goes on sale 10 May

BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, a new book on the subject by Don Tapscott and …

You Can’t Do It Without a Blockchain, Here’s Why

What comes to mind when you think about the word <i>data</i>? Digital documents? Filing cabinets? Hard drives and memory sticks? Data is visualized in many …

Gold Backed Digix Raises Millions in Hours on Ethereum Blockchain Crowdsale

Advertisement<p><b>Digix crowd sale sold out within a day, raising a capped $5,500,000 only hours after the opening of “the first decentralized crowdsale</b> …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

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How to Begin Each Day: A Recipe for Unshakable Sanity and Inner Peace from Marcus Aurelius

A perspective-shifting lens for your exasperating daily interactions with unpleasant people.<p><i>“Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself,”</i> the wise and wonderful Parker Palmer counseled the young in his superb Naropa Unviersity commencement …

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Health Tips By Doctors

<b>Plant-based experts, like Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Joel Fuhrman, share healthy vegan eating habits and the health benefits of a vegan diet.</b><p>Did you …

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10 great literary bars in New York City

Booze and books have a natural affinity: both look great on a wooden shelf, both are designed to be consumed, and, for better or worse, writers have tended to gravitate toward certain booze-dens through the years.<p>Here are ten of New York City’s best bars with a literary past and present, ranging …

How to be more mindful: Some easy techniques

You don’t need to set aside hours every day to take up meditation.<p>Few will have missed the mindfulness zeitgeist. Employers from Google and Goldman …

Living Well: 11 Secrets To Freezing Produce for Smoothies

Let’s talk about freezing produce for smoothies. When I was a little girl, I loved going to my Grandma Maxie’s house. There was always something …

10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

I knew we were in trouble the moment I saw the Black and Decker battery-powered adjustable wrench. I’d encountered screwdrivers with dead batteries, …

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

Taxes From A To Z (2015): W Is For Withholding From Wages

It’s my annual “Taxes from A to Z” series! Next up:<p><b>W Is For Withholding On Wages</b><p>Chances are, the first paycheck you ever received came as a shock. It was almost certainly less than you expected. The reason for the discrepancy? Taxes.<p>If you are an employee, your employer withholds income tax from …

Margaret Mead and James Baldwin on Identity, Race, the Immigrant Experience, and Why the “Melting Pot” Is a Problematic Metaphor

“You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you. If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.”<p><i>NOTE: This is the second installment in a multi-part series covering Mead and Baldwin’s historic conversation. You can read Part 1, focusing on forgiveness and the crucial</i> …

Sense of Nonsense: Alan Watts on How We Find Meaning by Surrendering to Meaninglessness

“It is in this kind of meaninglessness that we come to the profoundest meaning.”<p>In his early thirties, <b>Alan Watts</b> (January 6, 1915–November 16, 1973) walked away from a career as an Episcopal priest and set out to popularize Zen teachings in the West. His singular fusion of secular philosophy and …

Ernest Hemingway's Reading List | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents</i> …

How to Do a Deadlift | The Art of Manliness

<i>If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.</i><p>Mark Rippetoe, author of <i>Starting Strength</i>, shows me how to perform the deadlift. We …

Photographer Breaks “Crazy Cat Lady” Stereotype by Featuring Grown Men with Their Adorable Cats

There are “dog” people and there are “cat” people, and photographer David Williams captures men who identify with the latter group. His project titled <i>Men & Cats</i> began in 2009 as a way to break the stereotype of the “crazy cat lady.” Williams photographs guys in their homes and on the street with …

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Make Your Money Go Farther With 'Hack Your Cash'

Personal finance experts and financial planners will tell you that the path to financial solvency is simple: save early and often, invest that savings so it works as hard as you do, and above all, live below your means. However, we at Forbes know that real life is more complicated than that, so …

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

By Laura Shin <br>It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says …

How to Build Your Net Worth | The Art of Manliness

Do you feel like you’re not getting ahead with your finances? That no matter how hard you work or how much extra money you earn, you’re still in the …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …