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Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Bodybuilder Mark Robinson Reveals The Protein Powders You Should Never Touch

Let's get this point straight off the bat. Protein supplements should be treated as a supplement, they certainly do not replace a healthy diet. When …

Your next tropical destination should actually be Germany

Five-star service<p>Planning a trip to Munich? If you’ve never flown into Germany’s Munich Airport, or haven’t done so for a few years, be prepared to …

Spiced Shrimp with Avocado Oil Recipe

Step 2<p>Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and half of shrimp; sauté 4 minutes or until done. Remove from pan. …

Everything You Need to Know to Train for a Half Marathon

If you can run, you can run a half marathon—seriously! This guide has everything you need to cross the finish line.<p>If you happened to find yourself …

The Best French Brands You Haven't Heard of Yet

Scan the streets of almost any neighborhood in Paris, and you’ll see a wide range of international high street chains (the Topshops and the Mangos), midrange French boutiques (the Majes and the Kooples), and luxury fashion houses (the Diors and the Louis Vuittons). All are widely exported, to every …

This Magical Thermos Makes Iced Coffee in Under a Minute (and We Need It Immediately)

On the list of things we love: Iced coffee. On the list of things we hate: Paying $4 for something we could clearly make at home. (Although grinding …

We’re Calling It: Ssäm Sauce Is the Next Sriracha

Move over, sriracha. There’s a new hot sauce in town, and it’s vying for our hearts (and noodle bowls).<p>Momofuku’s Ssäm Sauce is poised for a …

The "Blood Type Diet" Is A Real Thing & Here's What You Need To Know About It

Do you know what your blood type is? It's a random question, I know, but I’m willing to bet you know some of these little details about yourself, …

Five Nutrition Myths and the Real Truth Behind Them

A healthy life is everyone's right, irrespective of gender, age, race, or religion; and so, nobody should have to choose anything over good …

12 Habits Hold Women Back as Leaders. This One Is the Worst

The habits aren't bad in themselves, but become counterproductive as women rise up.<p>When executive coach Marshall Goldsmith wrote <i>What Got You Here Won't Get You There</i>, he identified a key trait that often prevents leaders from moving into top positions at companies--namely, a reluctance to share …

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5 of NYC's Greatest Speakeasies

Gotham has a love affair with the speakeasy style of bar: creative craft-cocktail spots hidden behind unmarked doors or false storefronts such as …

To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch

To those dedicated warriors hunched over their keyboards or gripping their pens, ready to fire off an angry salvo about the Americanization of British English to their favorite newspaper, television channel or book publisher, linguist Lynne Murphy has a solemn warning: check a good dictionary first.<p>…

Linguistics

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

How to: Automatically mark archived emails as read in Gmail or Inbox

One of the things that most annoyed me when switching from Gmail to Inbox as my main email client was how you could no longer mark emails as read. My …

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

Travelling alone can be a hugely rewarding experience, especially in a place that's bursting with enough culture, attractions, and scenery to keep …

Travel + Leisure Readers Can’t Get Enough of This Top-selling Travel Organizer

Not to toot our own horn, but <i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers know what’s good — and by what's good, we mean what’s actually worth spending your hard-earned …

Shopping

15 things credit card companies are hoping you’ll forget

<b>If you’ve ever argued with your credit card company about anything (and a lot of us have), then you probably know there are a great deal of fine</b> …

Personal Finance

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

Here’s how to cook quinoa and why is it so good

Organic India recently introduced its gluten-free quinoa.<p>An incredible superfood which is abundant in nutrients and antioxidants, they are a good …

Food

Shopping High-Fashion Paris on the Cheap

In nearly three decades of visiting Paris, a highlight of my sojourns is shopping for the sort of Franco-distinct fashions impossible to find at home. Over the years, the proliferation of chain stores in Paris (and easy access to French luxury brands at home) has made finding unique pieces a …

France

The Red-Carpet Beauty Tricks All Celebs Use

Red-Carpet Beauty On A Budget<p>Dermaplaning<p>The stars love a good dermaplaning session because it removes all traces of peach fuzz and dead skin, which …

Beauty

What is an International Driving Permit, and Do You Need One?

<b>Do You Need an International Driving Permit?</b><p>An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a multiple-language document that verifies that you have a valid …

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

European Travel

Heavenly Key Lime Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together condensed milk and next 3 ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into piecrust.<p>Step …

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

The Beating Heart of London’s Most Dynamic Art Scene

For Londoners in the know, the must-do culture activity last summer wasn’t a major exhibition or a West End show. No, it was an art installation commissioned by the arts organization Bold Tendencies — a stairwell of an old car park in Peckham, South East London, painted a bubble gum pink by the …

5 Most Adventurous Places Every Sagittarius Should Travel To Solo Before 25

Adventure is out there. This year, I made it my New Year's resolution to travel more. Ever since I studied abroad, my wanderlust has been absolutely …

National Parks