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The 58 Best Books of 2017

2017 has been one hell of a year, full of ups and downs and everything in between. But if there's one thing that's for certain, it's that 2017 was a damn good year for books. New releases from all across the different genres have taken us places we never thought imaginable, explained what really …

Books

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

To This Day

22 stunning roads in the US you should drive before you die

If you're planning a road trip in the US, there are plenty of beautiful routes worth passing through.<p>It's hard to imagine we'll get to all of them in this lifetime. But if you want to try, consider this a guide to finding the best of the best out there.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

Hiking

Brain stimulation pinpoints precise memory boost

Building on previous studies showing that electromagnetic stimulation of the brain can improve the memory, researchers at Northwestern University …

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

50 Quotes to Help You Conquer Your Fears | Inc.com

On January 20, the United States inaugurates its 45th president. The 2016 election was fraught with anger and anxiety on all sides. It seems most felt there was something to fear from each opposing candidate. The alarmist sentiments did not stop once the decision was made, either. From social media …

Motivation

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Employment

3 Overlooked Reasons Why Gender Equality Is Being Held Back

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the 19th Amendment, but we still have a long way to go to achieve a true balance.<p>Ninety-six years ago today, the United States adopted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. In 1972, August 26 was declared “Women’s Equality Day” in …

Gender

Top 5 Cold Coffee Picks From Starbucks Baristas

Get the expert scoop on delicious drinks & ways to personalize them<p>We asked Starbucks baristas across the country to name their favorite icy cold …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Travel

A top Silicon Valley investor predicts that 2 years from now everyone will be chauffeured around in driverless cars on highways

Chris Dixon/Business Insider<p>Within ten years, roads will be full of driverless cars.<p><i>Maybe</i> within two, depending on where you're driving.<p>That's what …

Psychology can help us understand the warped logic of revenge

Most people want to believe that the world is a fair place. But recent violence in the US—including the police killings of African-American men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas—have made the reality of injustice in American society …

Psychology

3 Powerful Reasons I Love to Fail

You know the feeling. The feeling you get when you fail miserably at something. That gut-sinking, desperate, I’m an idiot, and …

How to Curb Your Social Media Addiction

More than half of American adults say they're addicted to their digital devices, but going cold turkey isn't an option for most.<p>As the parents of three young children, Paul and Milena Berry spend a lot of time thinking about the role of social media in their lives.<p>On the one hand, social platforms …

Public Relations

15 pro travel tips no one ever tells you

THE REAL WORLD OF TRAVEL isn’t always glamorous. And while knowing how to take a stunning Insta photo is a skill, it won’t help you when you’ve lost …

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

Relationships

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Home Improvement

23 Easy DIY Ways To Make Traveling So Much Better

Before you hit the road, hit the glue gun.

Miami's 10 best rooftop bars - Curbed Miami

Miami summer is around the corner, meaning blistering temperatures and soup-like humidity.<p>Heading to the roof isn't a bad remedy, with a cold drink in hand and a calming breeze sweeping from the ocean or bay at your back. Whether it's from the fourth floor of a boutique hotel in South Beach or the …

Miami Beach

The best hiking trail in every state

Whether you're looking for rugged mountain climbs or casual strolls within city limits, city-guide app Foursquare has you covered, as they've compiled the best place to hike in every state.<p>So fill up a water bottle, tie your shoes, and take a hike! There might even be some unsuspecting Pokémon on …

National Parks

Want to Make More Money? Here Are 11 Surprising Jobs That Pay $100,000

It's no secret: Every prospective job seeker wants to find a role that brings in big bucks. While you <i>could</i> go to law school or medical school to increase the likelihood of a six-figure salary, those professions do have their own drawbacks (hello, long hours and thousands of dollars in student loan …

Employment

I quit a job that paid $500,000 a year, and it was the best decision I ever made — here are 5 tips for people who want to work for themselves

In short, the answer is yes. But overnight? No way.<p>I wrote "What If It Does Work Out?" to show how and why you need to start making money outside of your 9-5 in order to have waaay more cash, freedom, and opportunities now and later.<p>Side gigs are growing like crazy — everyone from 20-somethings …

Employment