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Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

Why most people fail to master Chinese

Almost 1.4 billion people around the world speak Chinese while more and more want to learn it. Photo: VCG<p>Standard Chinese (Putonghua) is among the …

China

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

11 Tips For Writing More In 2018, So You Can Finally Finish That Manuscript

As another year drags itself across the finish line, many of us are starting to think about our goals for next year. Sure, 2017 had its horrible …

Creative Writing

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

5 Tips on Writing Multiple Points of View While Keeping the Reader in Suspense

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]Image from Getty<b>by T.R. Ragan</b>I …

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

Sombras y luces detrás del supuesto primer trasplante exitoso de cabeza en humanos

El científico italiano Sergio Canavero, director del Grupo de Neuromodulación avanzada de Turín, ya anteriormente ha hecho noticia con repetidos …

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

Biography of Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Artist

A Life as Strange as His Paintings<p>Spanish Catalan artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) became known for his surreal creations and his flamboyant life. …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Judi Dench

Can Anything Move Faster Than the Speed of Light?

One commonly known fact in physics is that you cannot move faster than the speed of light. While that's <i>basically</i> true, it's also an …

Physics

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $17 million a year.<p>In his …

Creative Writing

Biography of Freddie Mercury

<b>Farokh "Freddie" Mercury</b> ( September 5, 1946 - November 24, 1991) was one of the most acclaimed rock vocalists of all time with the rock group Queen. …

Rock Music

Si quieres tener sueños lúcidos, sigue los consejos de estos científicos australianos

Aproximadamente, a un 50% de las personas les ha pasado alguna vez que, en medio de un sueño se han dado cuenta de que estaban dormidos, pudiendo …

5 Psychology Studies That Will Make You Feel Good About Humanity

When reading the news, it's easy to feel discouraged and pessimistic about human nature. However, recent psychology studies have suggested that …

¿Podría el volcán Yellowstone entrar 'pronto' en erupción?

La última gran erupción ocurrió hace unos 70.000 años.

The Rock Solid History of Concrete

The story of concrete is so ancient that we don't even know when and where it begins. It is a story of discovery, experimentation, and mystery. Emperors and kings became legends for erecting great concrete structures, some of which are still a mystery to engineers today. Many of history's most …

Engineering

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Literature