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24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

Why the World Banned Chemical Weapons

Yes, it’s because they’re morally hideous. But it’s also because they don’t work.<p>On the late afternoon of April 22, 1915—in the midst of World War I—Algerian and French soldiers in trenches along the Western Front, near the Belgian town of Ypres, noticed a yellowish-green fog drifting toward them. …

War

Puerto Rico gov elect warns funds dwindling to pay salaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor-elect is warning that the U.S. territory will run out of money by February to pay public …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico Warns of $2 Billion Deficit If Forced to Pay Debts

Puerto Rico said it may run out of cash by February if it’s forced to cover bond payments, underscoring the pressure that’s causing the island to …

Curated by GIRLS Is The Feminist, Badass Art Collective You Need To Know About

We chatted with co-founder Laetitia Duveau<p>Laetitia Duveau says she became a curator by accident. Six months ago, her friend Ophélie Rondeau, a photographer, reached out to her and asked if she wanted to get involved in a project—a new art collective that would focus on celebrating female …

24 of the Most Banned Books of All Time

“A book is a loaded gun," Ray Bradbury famously wrote in <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, and plenty of people seem to concur with the story's book-burning Captain …

Writing

14 Entirely Too Specific Netflix Hidden Categories

Ever since word began circulating that Netflix had a “secret” laundry list of content categories that allows the service to sort their films to …

Movies

11 Personal Finance Books to Read this Summer

One of my favorite things about the summer is sitting by the pool or relaxing on a beach with a really good read. But, if you’re like me, you also …

Personal Finance

Frodo, Bilbo, Kullervo: Tolkien's Finnish Adventure

In 1913, the 21-year-old Ronald Tolkien should have been studying for his exams. He was halfway through his Classics degree — the subject all the best students did at Oxford in those days. Getting admitted to Oxford on a scholarship was a great opportunity for young Ronald, an orphan who had always …

Literature

New book examines how conservatives betrayed Reagan legacy

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>TOO DUMB TO FAIL: HOW THE GOP BETRAYED THE REAGAN REVOLUTION TO WIN ELECTIONS (AND HOW IT CAN RECLAIM ITS CONSERVATIVE ROOTS)</b><p><b>By Matt</b> …

Sean Hannity

20 Outstanding Skincare Products That Will Really, Truly Change Your Life

The only formulas you'll ever need for seriously flawless skin.<p>When you take skincare as seriously as we do, you're always on the hunt for the next generation of game-changing skincare products. You know the ones—those holy-grail products that not only cut down on time getting ready, but also …

9 Gripping Debuts

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