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25 Women to Read Before You Die - Powell's Books

Below you'll find our list — compiled following lively debate by Powell's staff — of 25 women you absolutely must read in your lifetime.<p>In one sense, …

Books

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

22 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and in 2015 he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. …

Silicon Valley

6 Productivity Experts Show Us What’s On Their Desks (And What Should Be On Yours)

Ever wondered if productivity experts practice what they preach? We took a look at their workspaces to find out.<p>Do you ever wish you could peek inside the offices of productivity and organization experts to see how they set up their own workspace for maximum efficiency?<p>Read more >><p>We did, so we …

Productivity

7 Absurd Things Pop Culture Taught You About Losing Your Virginity

Ah, female virginity. For most women, there's a moment where they become hyper-aware of their own virginity, suddenly realizing that they're in that so-called in-between of being "not a girl, not yet a woman."<p>Virginity is something we are told, alternately, to either obsess over or not acknowledge …

Feminism

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

Happiness

The top 20 artificial intelligence films - in pictures

Since Fritz Lang gave us ‘false Maria’ in 1927’s landmark sci-fi film Metropolis, robots have terrified and fascinated moviegoers in equal measure.<p>With the release of Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Michael Hogan picks his top 20 films (in no particular order); including Star Wars, The Terminator, Star …

Science Fiction

18 Hilarious Facts About Men That Women Will Never Understand

From Tickld:<p><b>1.</b> My girlfriend can never understand how I can come home after hanging out with friends all night and not have a clue what any of them …

16 Incredible Books You Definitely Shouldn’t Miss This Summer

Here are the books you'll want to have read come fall.

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you’re on the right track in your career and personal life.<p>We’d all love to say we wake up in the morning feeling exhilarated–joyful even–and move through the day with purpose and intention, but the reality is most of us spend the …

Career Development

Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job

When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of …

Warren Buffett's 'Two-List' Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful.<p>Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to …

Self-improvement

10 Plain Text Files You Should Have on Your Desktop for Higher Productivity

If you read an earlier post on the Zapier blog about staying productive without using to-do apps, you will have already seen a glimpse of the …

Here are the 7 books that Bill Gates says you need to read this summer

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully the sunnier days and warmer weather are inspiring enough to slow down and take a book …

Bill Gates

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

This list of 20 different classic novels from across genres and cultures will give you a new outlook on life.

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must think successful, inspiring, and motivating thoughts.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will motivate you in building your business, leading your …

Motivation

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

<i>The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity.</i><p>This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of exhaustion from a …

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

Time Management

Focus Your Ambitions with the Lifehacker Hierarchy of Goals

Setting goals is easy, but prioritizing them is hard. Humans suck at properly weighing what we need to achieve our goals. We take on too much, skip …

A new study offers a brilliantly simple way to beat procrastination

The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is <i>much</i> less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.<p>"Instead of …

Procrastination

Build Your EQ With These 7 Constructive Thinking Tools

Having factual knowledge is beneficial. To achieve your greatest ambitions in life, however, you’re better off if you can apply that knowledge <i>in</i> …

Psychology

BOOKS

Sorted with <b>my top recommendations up top</b>. Sort by title, newest, or best.<p>Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - by David Eagleman<p>Date read: …