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22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

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12 Books That Show How Great Innovators Really Changed the World

How real people with real flaws managed to overcome their failures.<p>All too often, stories about great innovators read like superhero movies. The protagonist goes on a holy quest, overcoming rivals and naysayers along the way. These tales may be inspiring but they are rarely helpful. The truth is …

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All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

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The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

The Islands of Denmark

How many islands does Denmark have? There are approximately 406 islands off or close to Denmark's coastline, plus the Faroe Islands and Greenland. …

We Had No Idea Veggie Burgers Could Be This Good

When it comes to veggie burgers, flavor and texture combinations don't just end with the patty. A truly delicious veggie burger is only as good as …

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This Doctor Has Studied Gut Health for 40 Years—Here's Exactly What He Eats

Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D., MBA, FIDSA, could be considered the godfather of microbiome research. Not only has he pioneered breakthrough research in the …

How to Choose Fonts for Headlines

<b>Match headline fonts to the tone of the document.</b> Choose a font for headlines that is appropriate to the tone and purpose of your publication. Does …

10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home …

10 homes that double up as galleries or artists' workspaces

From an open-plan Berlin apartment that acts as an exhibition space to a garden shed for making and displaying sculpture, art takes centre stage in …

16 apps that fix the most annoying things about traveling

When it comes to traveling, there are plenty of annoying little problems that can put a damper on your trip.<p>You may not know it, but there's a way to skip the long customs line at the airport, find a last-minute hotel room for cheap, and renew your passport without ever leaving your home. All you …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

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Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

Evidence shows that keeping an analog journal can help with productivity and creativity. Here are three simple tips to get started.<p>While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies …

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This Entrepreneur Lost $150M. Here's What He Learned About Life, Happiness, and Success

He was fired from Facebook as Employee #30. Here's what happened next.<p>Most of us would rather avoid losing something than gaining it.<p>Psychologists call this loss aversion, and studies show that losses are twice as powerful. We face more pain at the thought of losing $150 than gaining $150, right? …

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Richard Branson Shares His Best Business Advice In 4 Letters

Richard Branson loves a good challenge.<p>That’s why in celebration of his 65th birthday in 2015, the Virgin founder and visionary entrepreneur announced that he would complete 65 challenges – as part of the #ChallengeRichard campaign – during the coming year.<p>Four of the 65 challenges involved Branson …

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6 Successful Designers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Lessons

If TV celebrities can run countries, why can’t designers run businesses?<p>They can. And they do. And most importantly, they do it successfully.<p>Let’s just get one thing straight. A design entrepreneur is light years away from your typical product or graphic designer, who is notoriously known for …

Use This Model to Find the Opportunities for Innovation That Everyone Else Misses

Examining the ten types of innovation outcomes.<p>Entrepreneurs are always seeking market openings and opportunities to introduce new products. Sometimes this seeking leads them to unusual or arcane opportunities when more valuable and straightforward opportunities abound right under their noses. We …

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This Is Exactly What Vegans Should Eat in 24 Hours, Says a Dietitian

With the growing popularity of veganism as a lifestyle comes the understanding that sometimes it can be difficult for vegans to meet all their …

The Right Decor Can Make You More Productive, Study Says

You've probably heard the saying "a picture's worth a thousand words" more times than you can count by now, but a recent study from CanvasPop shows …

A 27-year-old who saves 65% of his income shares his 7 best tips for traveling on a budget

More than 10 years later and the 27-year-old's net worth is $170,500 and counting. It's all part of a plan to retire by age 37, but he's not depriving himself to get there, he says.<p>He's currently earning a salary of $80,000 as a financial analyst in Minneapolis and saving about 65% of his take-home …

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

$1 Meal Tactics: Saving Big on Food Costs, a Buck at a Time

A little under a year ago, I wrote an article entitled <i>Using the ‘$1 Per Meal’ Strategy to Save Big Time on Food Costs</i>. In it, I discussed an …

A Cool Japanese Home Organization Brand Available on Amazon

There are words in decor that just seem to always go hand-in-hand. For instance, "cozy" is comfortably at home when uttered right before "blanket", …

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How to Create an SEO Friendly Homepage

Homepage SEO.It’s a simple concept, right?You’ve probably been optimizing homepages as long as you’ve been doing keyword research.It’s one of the …

21 Amazing Tips To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Fancy AF Oasis

Turn your bathroom into a Zen wonderland.

How to make the best scrambled eggs you've ever tasted

We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We know what you're thinking: Do I really need a recipe for scrambled eggs? If you just want a …

5 Reasons Your Team Needs Storytelling Skills

Leaders across disciplines are investing in tools and training to increase storytelling skills among their employees. Here's why narrative intelligence should be top of your company's list of competencies.<p>When each month brings news of great leaps forward in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, …

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15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

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We need a software revolution for the greater social good

Silicon Valley has failed to fill the massive unmet needs of the social sector on issues ranging from poverty and education to human rights and the environment.<p>Five years ago, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously wrote, “Software is eating the world.” It’s hard to think …

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