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10 books to read before they become movies in 2018

If one of your New Year’s goals is to read more, then you have some quality pages to turn this year.<p>From childhood classics to action-packed adventures, 2018 has some exciting book-to-film adaptations, featuring stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Hemsworth. Kick off …

Books

20 books that will change your life

1 of 21<p>Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives<p>Happy New Year, EW readers! ’Tis the season for making resolutions …

Books

Cold Calling is Dead. Here's an Effective New Approach

It's time to ditch the cold calling to heat up sales.<p>Cold calling doesn't work because no one like to be on the receiving end. (and most likely, your sales reps hate it too). Are your sales reps cold calling hundreds of prospects a day without seeing much success? It's time to quit the old-school …

eBooks

The 9 Best Leadership Books to Buy in 2018

Alexander the Great once said that he wasn’t afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. He was afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. So how do …

Meet the man fighting to save our country's rarest chickens

Big Chicken.<p><i>After WWII, demand for chicken in the United States soared. A three-year breeding contest sought the "Chicken of Tomorrow," aiming to meet the changing appetites of post-war America, and created the modern chicken that now dominates the commercial market. The contest nearly eliminated</i> …

Birds

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book

Doing OK? Congrats! Now learn how and why so many of your fellow citizens are struggling.<p>How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book …

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s thermostat

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.<p>Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most of the present-day United States was underwater, to the last ice age 20,000 years ago, when New England was buried beneath a mile-thick glacier. …

Millions of years ago, hollow trees literally tore themselves apart to grow

Sometimes, early life was profoundly weird.<p>374 million years ago, fish and trilobites dominated the seas, swimming past coral reefs and ammonites. Things were <i>happening</i> underwater, while on land everything stayed pretty dry and boring.<p>A few arthropods started to step out on solid ground, but for the …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

How to plan for success while holding down a job you don’t love

When every day is a tough day for you at work, it’s easy to wallow in your feelings. But there are ways to make the most of your position by thinking …

Houseplants: why every home is better off with these multi-tasking pollution-busters

It may be bleak outside, but for many of us the desire to nurture plants remains undiminished. At this time of year, we are more grateful than ever for the presence of houseplants, providing the comfort and excitement of lush, abundant green through the shortest of days, cheerfully seeing us …

Why farmers remain uninformed about pesticides and their use

The Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC), under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, provides information on …

Forestry

Favourite reads of 2017 - as chosen by scientists

Writers from the Guardian’s science blog network choose the books from inside and outside science that delighted them most this year<p>Stephen Curry<p><b>The Silk Roads; Inferior; Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race; Lila; Mr Shaha’s Recipe for wonders</b><p>Some of my favourite reads of 2017 were …

9 Essential Interpersonal Skills To Add Your Résumé

As you assess yourself and your work at the end of 2017 (either through formal evaluations or more general musings on your career), you'll likely …

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

Guess how many giant patches of garbage there are in the ocean now?

The Great Pacific garbage patch now has a South Pacific cousin.<p>“We are living in a plastic age,” Captain Charles Moore tells PopSci. “We're ignorant of its dangers, and we haven't learned properly to fear or to respect it.”<p>Moore, the founder and research director of the Algalita Marine Research and …

This Is the Only Farewell Email You Need to Send When Leaving Your Job

It's nuanced.<p>A goodbye letter can tell you a lot about an employee.<p>When Marissa Mayer left Yahoo in June, the infamous micro-manager sent her staff a …

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

2017 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

Look, kitchen trends are fun to follow, but you probably don't want your kitchen to be trendy. Outfits can change, even paint colors, but for the …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Mathematics

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

17 standout books of 2017 that you must read

The nerds will be spoilt for choices<p>Sparkling new voices, curious genre-hybrids, future classics,and a stirring portrait of our time—2017’s standout …

The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase

Your Clothes<p><b>Step 1: Gather all the garments you anticipate needing.</b> Then put half of them back. Select clothes in the same color family, packing more …

10 signs you’re a toxic boss

You might be committed to your company and you might think you’re an ethical employer, but just because you genuinely care about your work and your …

Economics needs a new Reformation

Neo-classical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous<p>In October 1517, an unknown Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther changed the world when he grabbed a hammer and nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in …

India beat Britain at the world court—but only due to politics

For the first time in the court’s history, the UK will not have a judge sitting at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Christopher Greenwood, who was seeking a second nine-year term, pulled out of the race on Nov. 20, allowing India’s candidate to take the contested seat. This follows weeks …

Geopolitics

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

How modern data analytics gives us the freedom to transform

<i>Transformation of any kind introduces risks and challenges. Visual analytics can help you overcome them, and deliver the best possible transformation</i> …

Big Data

Modern life is lonely. We all need someone to help

You can feel it on the bus, in school, at the shops: the threat of isolation, hardwired into our lives<p>Hopping on the bus home on Wednesday night, I was greeted by the sight of a young woman hunched over her phone, alone in a seat, bawling for England. Or, as it turned out, Scotland. As I plonked …

Sugar industry withheld research into effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims

Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findings<p>Sugar’s demise from childhood staple to public enemy can be seen everywhere. Chocolate bars are shrinking, sugary drinks are set to be taxed and …