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The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

Most Rewatchable Movies of All-Time List

The 12 Most Rewatchable Movies of All-Time<p>This is neither the first nor last list of its type, though its important to note that the judgement of a …

20 Best Final Movie Scenes of All Time

by Joseph Allen<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Final scenes aren’t exactly easy. They’re expected to sum up an entire film, and prove to audiences that the time that …

Pulp Fiction

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

The perils of being your own doctor

In the summer of my 44th year, when everyone did the ice bucket challenge for ALS, when friends and strangers and celebrities soaked themselves with iced water to “raise awareness” on my Facebook feed, I did not participate. I took note of these social media affirmations with some interest, but I …

Mind

How much can a healthy lifestyle really reduce your cancer risk?

Conversely, the study's authors from Harvard, noted: "Smoking contributed to 48.5 per cent of deaths from the 12 smoking-related cancers in the …

The best and worst Disney movies

Are Disney films wise, funny and visually stunning—perfect for the entire family? Or are they sappy and sentimental, brainwashing kids with …

Walt Disney Company

This Could Be the Best Way to Solve America's Food Waste Problem

A new plan offers a roadmap for the U.S. to reduce food waste by 20% within a decade while also creating thousands of jobs and could save consumers …

15 Easy Hacks for Taking Better Instagrams

Long gone are the days of hoping you'll get more than 12 likes.<p><b>1. Take every photo of a plated meal (like, all your restaurant food photos) from above, with the phone at least 3 feet from the subject.</b><p><b>2. Use natural light as often as possible to improve the quality of your photo.</b> Even if you're …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

The incredible story of the man who volunteered to enter Auschwitz and exposed the horrors of the Holocaust

In the early days of World War II, most of the world was unaware of the horrors occurring inside Nazi Germany's Auschwitz camp — until Polish army captain Witold Pilecki volunteered to figure out the camp's inner workings.<p>On September 19, 1940, German SS troops did exactly what Pilecki was hoping …

The biggest mistake in 'The Martian' is absolutely critical to the movie's plot

In the opening scene of 'The Martian,' a sci-fi thriller movie lauded for its realism, a colossal dust storm threatens to tip over the only rocket a group of astronauts can ride home. So they decide to abandon their mission and evacuate.<p>As soon as they step out into the storm to make a break for …

How do I Start Lucid Dreaming?

Many of the questions I get about Lucid Dreaming come from complete beginners to the subject, and by far the most popular is, simply: "How do I do it?"<p>In my experience, there is a five step process to becoming an intentional lucid dreamer. First, you have to be able to remember your dreams: you can …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

The 5 Best Ways To Improve Your Memory

Some skills you don’t need past graduation: geometry, cursive, the ability to dissect a frog. But memorization is not one of them. Far beyond your …

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

La La Land

Japan seeks UN recognition for its own 'Schindler' who saved 6,000 Jews

Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat posted to Lithuania, defied his government to issue thousands of transit visas to Jews desperate to flee Europe in 1940 but his efforts went unrecognised for years<p>It was a decision that would destroy his career but save thousands of lives. Confronted with crowds of Jews …

Tel Aviv

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

These Are the Best Ways to Quit Smoking According to Science

About 42 million adults in the U.S. smoke, and nearly 70% say they want to quit, according to the latest surveys. But smoking cessation methods …

Legend: Tom Hardy's double take dilutes the story of the Kray twins

<b>Legend (2015)</b><b><br>Director: Brian Helgeland</b><b><br>Entertainment grade: B–</b><b><br>History grade: D+</b><p>Reginald and Ronald Kray were twins born in 1933. They were East End toughs who became gangsters. By the 60s, they were rubbing shoulders (and allegedly more) with politicians and celebrities.<p><b>Escape</b><p>The film begins with …

Royal Family

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

The future of food: from jellyfish salad to lab-grown meat

In the first section of our future of food feature, we look at some of the adjusted, alternative, and entirely new foods which could become the mainstays of tomorrow’s mealtimes.<p>JELLYFISH<p>Are jellyfish going to take over the oceans? | Karl Mathiesen<p>Read more<p>With numbers booming in UK waters, …

San Francisco Bay Area

7 Little Hacks For Getting Ahead In Life (Without Having To Try That Hard)

On our 18th birthdays, many of expected to finally feel grown-up. Something magical was supposed to happen overnight, we thought -- some new, incredibly worldly stream of consciousness would take over -- but nothing did. Same thing at 21. Again … no pixie dust. No fairies. So when <i>does</i> adulthood …

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

A Peek Into The Sleep Habits Of Teenagers Around The World

None of them are getting enough shut-eye.<p>New data released by Sleep Cycle, an alarm clock that tracks sleep patterns, show that teenagers in Europe have the best sleep quality -- and teenagers in the United States have the worst.<p>Sleep derivation can lead to a host of health problems in adults, such …

Sleep

Japan's Kamikaze Museum Holds Poignant Lessons on the Value of Peace

In recent weeks, all across Asia there have been countless ceremonies, somber and solemn, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Lung Cancer: Why You Should Care

I was supposed to die 11 years ago. My physician sat me down and said my stage 3B lung cancer was going to kill me in a matter of months if I didn't begin treatment immediately. This was after seeing two different physicians, one that told me that exploratory surgery was my only option as the tumor …

If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

As a culture, we tend to ignore the advice to eat more fish. On average, Americans eat about 3.5 ounces of seafood per week. (Think a can of tuna or sardines.)<p>But evidence shows that consumption of 8 or more ounces of seafood per week can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and …

Holistic Medicine