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25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Books

The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King

In 1890, at age 17, Max Rose arrived in hot, dusty Oudtshoorn — penniless and alone, fresh off the boat from Shavli, Lithuania. From humble …

Queen Elizabeth II

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Self-improvement

13 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

Meet The 3 Brothers That Are Ruining South Africa

What began as one of the most hopeful events of the late 20th century has slowly turned into a depressingly familiar turn of events.<p>After 28 years in …

Thuli Madonsela on rising SA activism: 'excited and afraid'; warns world of anti-white extremism

<i>South Africa’s former public protector Thuli Madonsela cut a lonely figure in the fight against corruption. Before she left office, she produced a</i> …

Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all. Here are the facts.

Although it’s been more than five years since coconut oil began its meteoric rise in the U.S. marketplace, the confusion about it has not waned a bit. “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my desktop — not surprising given that you could …

Nutrition

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15 ways your child's name sets them up for success — or failure

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>So it comes as little surprise then that there is a growing trend among parents called "namer's remorse" — one in five mothers say they regret the name they chose for …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

en_US<p>article<p>Successful parenting produces successful kids. Parents who produce prize prodigies have several things in …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

Kids

Six Ways Fathers Can Inspire Their Daughters In Technology

Growing up in a lower middle class household in rural Arkansas with a father in a wheelchair, Danielle Applestone took on a lot of responsibility at a young age. It was the days before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was in effect, so she and her dad, a paraplegic Navy vet, would spend …

Women in Tech

The secret life of Kim Jong Un's aunt, a U.S. resident since 1998

Wandering through Times Square, past the Naked Cowboy and the Elmos and the ticket touts, she could be any immigrant trying to live the American Dream.<p>A 60-year-old Korean woman with a soft perm and conservative clothes, she's taking a weekend off from pressing shirts and hemming pants at the …

North Korea

3 secrets to a happy marriage

Why is it that the people who matter most to us often are on the receiving end of our very worst selves? I've always struggled with the fact that it …

A change of heart from Warren Buffett | Financial Times

Our round-up of the week’s best markets comment and analysis from the Financial Times looks at a change of heart from the world’s best known …

Investing

Migrations and State Formation in the Early Middle Ages

Did migrations in the Early Middle Ages always lead to the formation of states? No, claims Heinrich Härke. Much depends of the level of …

Surfing icon Laird Hamilton shares his 10-point plan to live forever

Perpetual youth is a whimsical notion suited to screen writers and 16th century Spanish explorers but a career requirement for Laird Hamilton.<p>In the ocean as many as five hours most days, the inventor of tow-in big-wave surfing, modern-day stand-up paddleboarding and hydrofoil surfing uses a unique …

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

Self-help

Success and Happiness Are a Result of Your Focus

In your magnificence you are putting your attention on what strengthens you and gets you juiced up.<p>Your attention expands and amplifies everything. Focusing on an event, a moment, a person's traits, or an emotion will reveal more detail and that detail will attract more detail... on and on... …

Millions of Americans are facing a serious financial problem that has no name

Today, many are suffering from another problem that has no name, and it's manifested in the bleak financial situations of millions of middle-class — and even upper-middle-class — American households.<p>Poverty doesn't describe the situation of middle-class Americans, who by definition earn decent …

How the Russian Mafia Salvaged My Brutal Year in Dubai Prison

Meet Karl Williams, a Londoner whose Dubai holiday basically went up in flames when he and his friends were arrested on drug charges in 2013.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Some may see Dubai as the perfect holiday destination. Its idyllic beaches, luxury shopping malls, and lively …

Is grit the true secret of success?

What does it take to do really well in life? The answer, says psychologist Angela Duckworth, is not innate talent but grit – something she learned the hard way<p>When Angela Duckworth was growing up, her dad often applied the word genius to his daughter. He did it at random moments, over dinner, …

Self-improvement

5 mistakes parents make when giving kids an allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong.<p>Roughly seven in 10 parents give their children an allowance, according to a recent …

Kids

Are these the new migration superpowers?

We have entered the age of migration. If all the people who live outside the country of their birth united to form their own – a republic of the …

“Get them to say no”: Expert lessons in influence from the most persuasive professions on earth

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” Russian playwright Anton Chekov might have been right that we can’t go it alone, but we’re also right to be skeptical of others.<p>The great skills required of a con artist, politician, or salesperson are also the skills of great …

Body Language

11 Ways to Beat Procrastination

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Procrastination strikes everyone, and once it gets ahold of you, it can be very difficult to shake it off. When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never …

Procrastination

The Top 15 CEO Quotes About Operating With A Higher Purpose

Lately I have been thinking, researching, interviewing and writing a lot about the concept of purpose.<p>My work has led me to believe both society <i>and</i> employees are yearning for a higher sense of purpose. Society wants more from its leaders, be it from government, companies, the community, etc. …