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32 books everyone should read in their lifetime

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you know and love. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to …

Books

Canyoneering the Seven Teacups Expert

For entry-level, class C canyoneering, it doesn’t get any better than the Seven Teacups. This is a top-notch route found along Dry Meadow Creek, a …

2017 Kawasaki Z900 Review | Replacing A Legend

2017 Kawasaki Z900 Review | A New King Zed<p>Replacing an iconic model is always a tough job. However, replacing two motorcycles in one fell swoop only …

New lightweight electric bike is ready for urban commutes

Don’t sacrifice style for function<p>Electric bikes aren’t exactly glamorous. Many of them have stubby frames and small wheels that may work great for commuting, but lack the style of white-walled beach cruisers or other townie bikes.<p>Seattle-based Propella set out to defy those stereotypes. Their new …

German Artist Manipulates Plant Roots to Grow in Intricate Visually-Striking Patterns

Inspired by Charles and Francis Darwin’s theory on plant intelligence, German artist Diana Scherer managed to successfully coerce the roots of …

The 50 best documentaries on Netflix

They say truth is stranger than fiction. What they don’t tell you is that it can also be funnier, lovelier, and more interesting than your average …

Entertainment

This Program Helps Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Before They Even Have An Idea

There are lots of accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces for social entrepreneurs. But what about the person who wants to use a for-profit business model to do something that matters—and doesn’t quite have the right idea yet? Not much available for those pre-idea individuals.<p>Maria Gibbs and …

The World's "Mattest, Flattest Black" Acrylic Paint Is Available to All—Except Anish Kapoor

Artist Stuart Semple responds to Vantablack 2.0 with Black 2.0, making it available to anyone who wants it. Anyone, of course, but Anish Kapoor.<p>The ongoing saga over the artistic rights to Vantablack, the blackest black on the planet, continues. As a quick refresher for the uninitiated, British …

Watch How to Make Your Own Sprinkles

<i>To gear up for the release of our new cookbook, Ice Cream & Friends, we're re-running a tutorial on how to make sprinkles—one of ice cream's best friends—with a bonus video!</i><p>When I was a little kid, I adored sprinkles. I would add them to absolutely every ice cream cone I ordered.<p>In the past few …

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

Indoor plants is an oxymoron. The most important thing to know about plants: they prefer to live outdoors. You will never see a botanical description …

The 32 Best Animated Films of All Time

I've been thinking a lot lately about how the live-action <i>Mulan</i> is set to replace the #1 Disney hottie with a new suitor. The only thing that soothed this pain was remembering the perfection that is the cast of the live-action <i>Lion King</i>. But what is it about these remakes that spark such a visceral …

Animation

"Live Painting" Is The Most Gorgeous New Wedding Trend

The photo booth craze may finally meet its match.<p>If you didn't leave the last wedding you attended with a strip of photo booth photos in your purse, did the wedding even happen? If you can imagine, the latest wedding trend is even more retro: live painters.<p>According to <i>The Knot</i> and <i>Apartment Therapy</i>, …

Weddings

7 Honest Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail (That Have Nothing to Do With Their Ideas)

Failure is more simple than that.<p>If I had a nickel for every time I heard the phrase, "So I have this idea...".<p>The truth is, ideas are only as good as the people who execute them--a mantra I learned first-hand from Emmy Nominated Creative Director (and mentor) Ron Gibori. Having an idea, no matter …

Extraordinary Photographies of Dancers by Shinichi Maruyama

Born in 1968 in Nagano, Japan, the artist Shinichi Maruyama set out to settle on the other side of the Pacific Ocean in 2003. He has just reinvented …

4 Habits of Highly Profitable Entrepreneurs

Being profitable doesn't come easy, though from the outside, it may seem that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with Hurdlr so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Being a profitable entrepreneur requires a …

Small Business

John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama and wow, it's good

Here's an interview we didn't know we needed.<p><i>Last Week Tonight</i> host John Oliver discusses the persecution Tibetan Buddhists have suffered by the …

What is a bullet journal? And why does everyone think it’s better than any productivity app?

Switching off screens, planning and reviewing your day with a notebook reduces the lingering dread of pending tasks.<p>In May 2016, I found myself …

Productivity

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people …

Will Power

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

Programming

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

How to go from lazy procrastinator to to-do list wizard — in 3 easy steps

Even for masters of productivity, to-do lists can be drudgery. Sure, knocking out your list with the swagger of a Type-A rock star feels great — but …

Chasing Slow: Leaving It All Behind

I just finished reading Erin Loechner’s new book, Chasing Slow, and it was one of the best decisions I have made this year—without question. I felt …

Minimalism

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

10 beautiful illustrator portfolios and why they work

If you’re working as an illustrator, it’s not absolutely vital to have a bespoke portfolio website: services like Behance, DeviantArt and Cargo …

Graphic Design

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Mindfulness

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …