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25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

Warby Parker

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Quantum Mechanics

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

Inside a Stunning Monastery-Inspired Home for a Buddhist Family

Light! Drama!<p>Ho Chi Minh City has seen an abundance of brilliant vertical residences as of late, and this home built for a family of Buddhists is just the latest example. Designed by Vietnamese studio HA, the four-story home, appropriately named Zen House, offers a simple, natural material palette …

5 research-backed tips for better concentration

An issue a lot of us are struggling with these days is focus. Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There's a reason.<p>Ed …

Is the Brain’s Awareness of the World All or Nothing?

We often think of consciousness as binary: you’re either fully aware of something, or you’re not.<p>Yet according to a team of cognitive neuroscientists …

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

How Buddhist Nuns Restored This War Correspondent's Faith In Humanity

New books explores the life stories of these highly spiritual women.<p>In a remote Buddhist nunnery outside Kathmandu, Nepal, a group of young nuns wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to practice kung fu, a form of martial arts used both for exercise and spiritual growth.<p>The kung fu nuns at Druk Gawa Khilwa …

A New Study Says People With Higher IQs Are Happier With Less Social Interaction

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Study demonstrates possibility of simultaneous improvement in all mental, physical functions

How to Get Out of Debt

For most of us, the New Year brings resolutions around two things: Waist tightening, and wallet tightening, as November and December seem to be …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find …

Healthy Eating

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

People who pay off their debt and achieve financial independence don't succeed by accident. They establish habits that allow them to consistently …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

11 Muscle-Building Vegan Recipes

Just because you are cutting out—or cutting down on—dairy, meat, and eggs from your diet does not mean you are banished to a life of eating bland …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

Two defining features of quantum mechanics never appear together

In the new study, the researchers have attempted to violate both inequalities at the same time, but have found that only one inequality can be …

Spring Has Sprung! And In Japan, That Means Cherry Blossoms (8 photos)

Spring is here and in Japan that means cherry blossoms or <i>Sakura</i> in Japanese. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization:<p>“For many Japanese, …

Japan

Is solitude the secret to unlocking our creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well.On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush …