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26 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull<p>"It may not be the newest shiny object on the shelf, but …

13 books on science Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

It's no wonder the man loves science.<p>Over the years, Gates has recommended a number of science-related books to the public. Some deal with the environment, others with the cosmos, and others with stopping tiny biological invaders.<p>Here are some of his favorite titles.

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The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

6 New Ways to Turn On Muscle Growth

Effective Lifting Methods You've Never Tried<p>Exercises vs. Methods<p>Newbies only think about exercises. Advanced lifters think more about methods, …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

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21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

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The 20 best travel books of all time

Inside the Mind of One of the World’s Greatest Alpinists

Denis Urubko is one of the most accomplished climbers in the world, but you’d be hard-pressed to find out much about him other than his mind-boggling …

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Jordan Manley Lives ‘A Skier’s Journey’

In North America, the people living the skier’s life are likely people you’ve met before. It might be a passionate backcountry skier living out of …

That Time a Ski Mountaineering Film Almost Won an Oscar

Ski mountaineering has become mainstream today, but in 1978, though, it had hardly been documented at all. So cinematographers and climbers Bob …

Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad."<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most …

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20 books you should keep on your shelf to look smart

Amazon's editorial team has helped us put together a list of 20 books that will help you impress anyone in your life.<p>From biographies of inspiring innovators to stories that have been must-reads for centuries, these are the top 20 books you should display on your bookshelf.

Woman Runs Marathon Without Telling Anyone

<b>Kim Novelle – is she a freak?</b> Disciplined beyond all measure? Or just a normal person living in abnormal times? However history judges her, she is …

Woman Runs London Marathon Without a Tampon, Bleeds Freely to Raise Awareness

Kiran Gandhi, who has played drums for singer M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation, decided to run the London Marathon without a tampon. Gandhi let her …

The Saddest Kitten Of The Internet Will Melt Your Heart

The next time you have a rough day, just be sure to scroll through some pictures of Luhu, the saddest, cutest cat on the internet. Looking at her …

This Is What Happens When The British Try To Filter Kanye

The Twitter highlight of Glastonbury this year had to be the incredibly hilarious subtitles BBC came up with for Kanye West's performance. I mean …

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Cycling the Highest Road in the World

<b>In this daredevil age of no-handed</b> 80-foot gap jumps, riding a stretch of road doesn’t sound particularly daring or hard core. Then again, when the …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Hiking Jamaica’s Rasta Highlands

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Ascension – He Climbed Until His Leg Fell Off - adventure journal

Two men climb a mountain to place a statue of the Virgin Mary upon the summit, and everything is going<p>Two men climb a mountain to place a statue of …