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These are the top 100 books of the year, according to Google

The series remains among the most popular books, and the latest edition of the canon, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," nabbed the top spot, according to Google's ranking of the top books of the year.<p>The books and graphic novels were ranked based on their popularity in the Google Play store. But …

Books

Our Favorite Books of 2016

In many ways, 2016 was a banner year for books related to our themes of compassion, kindness, empathy, happiness, and mindfulness. Judging from the …

The 20 Best Books Of 2016

Read ’em all<p>Now is the time of year when we’re supposed to look back on everything that happened and celebrate the best of it. This has been a particularly challenging task this year, because, well, there’s little about 2016 which immediately springs to mind as being all that great. And yet, …

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

I hesitate to say it, but the one word that characterizes my best books of 2016 list is "serious." These books aren't grim and they're certainly not dull, but collectively they're serious about tackling big, sometimes difficult subjects — and they're also distinguished by seriously good writing. …

Books

The best books to read right now to start 2017 off right

The last thing anyone wants to be is "that person" who can't keep up with the conversation amid a group of well-read people. I've been there; you've …

'We shouldn't have to feel like this': Girl, nine, gives tearful speech in Charlotte

Zianna Oliphant delivered a powerful personal testimony to the city council about growing up black in Charlotte, saying ‘we shouldn’t have to feel like this’<p>A nine-year-old Charlotte girl’s tearful speech about how African Americans are “treated differently than other people” has gone viral as …

Law Enforcement

The All News and Informations

Gluten is a protein discovered within the cereals wheat, barley and rye, and is subsequently generally present in pasta, muffins, […]<p>The matter of …

Don't Tell Anxious Kids That Everything Will Be O.K.

Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today …

5 Methods of Learning That Set Successful People Apart

Want to work smarter? Incorporate these five rules into your daily habits.<p>How do you define success?<p>We all measure prosperity in different ways. But it doesn't really matter what your personal goals are. The key to getting better at anything is summed up in one word:<p>Learning.<p>That's why the most …

Sick of Avocado Toast? Try These 10 Avocado Recipes Instead

We love avocado (and it’s not just a summer crush). But smearing it on toast day in and day out, year-round — even if it’s a fancy avocado toast recipe — can definitely lead to some… well, boredom in the relationship. It happens! But if you’re not quite ready to move on to, say, sweet potato toast, …

Healthy Eating

14 Quick + Easy Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Make As Your Summer Snack

Between finding the best circuit workout and choosing the perfect summer swimsuit, spending time cooking a delicious and healthy meal may not be super realistic. But don’t worry, we have the perfect answer to your timing problem: avocados. If you didn’t think avocados could get any better, you are …

Healthy Eating

10 of Nikola Tesla's Most Amazing Predictions

As a technology-obsessed culture, we love our tech heroes. The champions of the tech industry are treated like rock stars, and their announcements of …

Nikola Tesla

Novel written in a VW campervan makes Man Booker longlist

North Cornish coast was the inspiration for Wyl Menmuir’s The Many, which is set in an isolated fishing village on a contaminated sea<p>There is no room on the Man Booker longlist for literary giants such as Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes and Don DeLillo. But a first-time novelist who has just completed an …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

Pulses: The Hottest New Healthy Food Trend You *Need* to Try

By now you may have heard of one of the newest healthy food trends of 2016: pulses. Pulses are part of the legume family, and include dried peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. You already know these foods are incredibly versatile — there are <i>tons</i> of healthy bean dessert recipes out there, and hummus …

Healthy Eating

15 great William Shakespeare insults which are better than swearing

It's now the 400th anniversary of The Bard's death. He's best known for enriching English Literature with his fantastic plays and sonnets, which are still relevant and poignant today.<p>However, he also contributed something else to the world - he coined and used some absolutely excellent insults …

William Shakespeare

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

When you teach kids how to recognize their feelings, understand where they come from and cope in healthy ways, you teach them the most essential …

Mindfulness

Podcast

(Photo via the Common Era Collective)<p>In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Eric Weinstein and Ben Shapiro about the …

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.<p>Our brains give us fits when …

Self-improvement

Why I Love Telling People I Have Herpes

Breaking the STD's stigma one disclosure at a time<p><i>ANDY WAS GIGGLING.</i> To be fair, we both were. Andy was working on a political campaign in Maine while I finished a social media internship in New York City. And after texting for two months about how much we wanted to see each other—and have sex with …

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst College, who mentioned to the young science journalist for the <i>New York Times</i> that he was interested in meeting with scientists. Thus began a long, rich …