Olga Katsnelson

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‘São Paulo makes London seem like a village’

<b>I went to São Paulo for love – a good reason to do anything – and stayed for 10 years.</b> It’s the setting for my debut novel. The sheer size of the city is staggering: it takes a long time to fly in over the urban sprawl. You feel like you’re being drawn into the city on the drive from the …

Brazil

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

7 Ways to Develop Supreme Listening Skills (and Unbeatable Relationships) | Inc.com

Creating meaningful conversations with others is a powerful skill in today's society. With the rise of emotional intelligence in business, people are starting to note the significance of genuine human connection, and the ability to be attuned to the feelings of others.<p>Unfortunately, many people …

Self-improvement

3 Hidden secrets to reaching orgasm, during sex in marriage.

Post Views: 8,176<p><b>3 Hidden secrets to reaching orgasm, during sex in marriage</b><p>It was once assumed that women didn’t have orgasms, or at least that they …

Relationships

Tips for Working Out When You're Traveling

Do you find it hard to workout on the road? Maybe you find it hard to stick to a routine when your daily schedule changes or when you don't have the …

The best motivational songs

Surviving the New York City lifestyle requires an unholy amount of energy, and our reserves all get low from time to time—what better way to refuel …

Music

Three New Books to Step Up Your Game at Work (and in Life)

<b>1. “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations”</b> <br>by Thomas L. Friedman<p>The globe-trotting <i>New York Times</i> …

What your handwriting says about your personality

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>Graphology, the science of analyzing handwriting for personality traits, has been around since the days of Aristotle.<p>Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to …

Best Treks to Machu Picchu - The Ultimate Guide to choosing which trek is right for you

<b>Planning a trek?</b> Let one of our trusted local operators plan your trip.<p>Overview<p>Machu Picchu is only accessible by train or by foot. Roughly …

South America

6 Stunning Off-The-Grid Resorts Around The World

Phones and tablets keep us constantly connected. We send out countless tweets and texts, we scroll through Instagram for hours, we browse Pinterest …

Illustrator Daisy Bernard Nails The Ridiculous Expectations Women Face Every Day

'We’re constantly set conflicting expectations on how to look or how to behave.'<p>An illustrator has perfectly summarised the ridiculous and often …

Feminism

5 Tips for Learning Coding (With No Prior Experience)

The only way to develop a comprehensive understanding of coding is by first building a foundational knowledge of how and why programming does certain things.<p>At a time when certain job professions are withering away at the hands of technology and automation, there's one skill set that continues to …

20 Simple Life Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Yesterday

Face it — life is hard. There are never enough hours in the day and staying on top of everything you have on the go can sometimes feel overwhelming. …

7 Freaking Good Books That I Just Need Everyone To Read, Okay

I tried to think of an appealing common theme as an excuse to recommend all of these books but I failed. I just need you to read them because they’re …

Books

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

Worlds Best 42 Timeless Self-Improvement Quotes

Our life is a continuous process, an interesting book to learn. starting from the birth to death. Every bit of a second is a lesson. Such as, broken …

Motivation

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress | Inc.com

Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let it consume us or we learn to control it. To help you in the fight, I have complied 100 of …

Motivation

The world's 50 greatest cities - according to you

Cape Town

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Hiking

5 Great Books To Read In May

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

Robots taking our jobs? Yeah, but only the crap ones

Make no mistake, we are on the cusp of a rapid technological transformation that some experts say will be faster and more disruptive than the …

Artificial Intelligence

20 Things Women Who Have Their Sh*t Together Do Every Day

No. 13 is seriously so important, and you probably already do it.<p><b>1. Brew their own coffee at home instead of spending approximately half their paycheck on Starbucks every day.</b> You do not want to do the math on how much you could potentially spend in a year buying coffee every day. That's a …

How To Answer The Five Dumbest Job Interview Questions

This story lays out five old-school, insulting job interview questions that have no business on any 21st-century interviewer’s agenda or lips.<p>Some people haven’t gotten the memo that the traditional, power-inequality-driven interview questions are embarrassing throwbacks. They brand an employer as …

Employment

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Best crime and thriller books of 2015

Books that arrive on a tide of chatter about vast advances, foreign sales and movie rights often don’t provide an internal narrative to match the external one. But, in a welcome plot twist this year, two talked-up debuts justified the hype.<p>Disproving the usual rule that thrillers with the word …

Books

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

23 Unconventional Places Introverts Would Love To Travel

Introverts. You probably know a few people who consider themselves as one. If not, then let me be the first.<p>Introverts love to travel as much as …

Personality

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …