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30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Books

C.J. Mahaney Interviews John Piper

Into the Storm: The True Story of a Harrowing Ocean Rescue | GQ

One terrible night in 2015, two giant ships sailed into a hurricane—a new breed of superstorm that, thanks to climate change, had defied all expectations and would soon cause the deadliest American maritime disaster in decades. The only hope for those aboard? A young Coast Guard helicopter squad …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Ebola: the race to find a cure

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

Disease

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

5 Problems That'll Challenge McDonald's No Matter Who's CEO

The McDonald's McFamily will have a new head honcho in early 2015, and he has his work cut out for him.<p>Amid slumping sales and years of losing …

McDonald's

The Gacy Files

Thirty-five years after Chicago's infamous "killer clown" was convicted for murdering 33 men, eight of John Wayne Gacy's victims remained unidentified. Jason Moran, Cook County's one-man cold case unit, has made it his mission to find those names, exposing what has been called our criminal justice …

Crime

The Super Bowl Scammer: Dion Rich Is the Godfather of Gatecrashing

He's snuck into the Big Game 35 times, hung with presidents and partied at the Playboy Mansion – and never had to wait in line<p>It just kind of …

Matcha Culture: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Thing in Tea

The next big thing in tea is here: It's matcha<p>It's no secret we at <i>Bon Appétit</i> love the powdered green tea known as <b>matcha</b>. Heck, we even put it in our holiday cookies. But we're not the only ones smitten by matcha. With one finger on the mug of our green tea latte and the other on the pulse of all …

NFL investigating Patriots' footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs during their victory over the Indianapolis Colts in …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

The murder that obsessed Italy

On 26 November 2010, Yara Gambirasio, 13, went missing. Three months later her body was discovered in scrubland nearby. So began one of the most complex murder investigations in Italian history, which will reach its climax later this year<p>Yara Gambirasio should only have been gone a short while. On …

Crime

The 5 most important announcements from CES today

LAS VEGAS— The International CES doesn't officially kick off until Tuesday, but Monday was filled with some of the biggest announcements from the …

Amazon and Hachette settle bitter e-book dispute

The end to a public fight between the publishing industry and the massive e-book distributor could spell relief for authors. It also gives Amazon customers access, finally, to Hachette titles.<p>Amazon and publisher Hachette agreed to end their battle, bringing a close to a sour dispute lasting months …

eBooks

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Decorations

10 Super Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That No One Will Know Were Last Minute

If you procrastinated on your holiday shopping or simply just forgot Christmas was a thing, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered with 10 ideas for …

Shopping

From The Oval Office To The Great Wall Of China: A Look At The Best White House Photos Of 2014

Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza and his team follow President Barack Obama and the first family into the Oval Office and around the world, giving Americans a glimpse into the day to day life of our nation's leader.<p>Below, take a look at some of the best White House photos of 2014:

Here's How to Fix Your Cracked iPhone Screen

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Apple Store

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Economics

Apple names its picks for the best iPhone and iPad apps of 2014

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Apple has officially announced its picks for the best apps and media from the iTunes store in 2014. Like …