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27 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

Featuring new books from Hillary Clinton, Esther Perel, Jennifer Egan, and Celeste Ng.<p>Fall weather is reading weather. Everyone thinks so, including literary heavyweights like Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, and Isabel Allende, who have new books coming this season. Whether you're searching for …

Deprovincializing Philosophy

HISTORIANS OF PHILOSOPHY by and large seem content to make small additions or revisions in their field. By contrast, Peter Adamson’s <i>Philosophy in the</i> …

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20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

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What Doesn't Kill Us

The title <i>What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength</i> pretty …

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Read one. Better yet, read them all.<p>Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will …

Reading list for the new year — 2017 — that took me two years to compile.

A friend requested my reading list for 2017, and here it is as a note to also share with other friends who might also be interested in these …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, …

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2016

The best of the brain books in 2016 featured deception, empathy, placebos, gaming, algorithms, microbes and that little voice in your head. Whether touching on psychology, neuroscience or the mind more broadly construed, the eight books on this list are top reads in a genre always popping with new …

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Librarians recommend the books you should read in each decade of your life

Ages 0-9: 'The Sneetches' by Dr. Seuss<p><i>Amazon</i><p>The picture book tells a classic story of the haves and have-nots -- or, in this case, the Star-Belly …

Thomas Merton

For other uses, see Thomas Merton (disambiguation).<p><b>Thomas Merton</b> OCSO (1915–1968) was an American Roman Catholic convert, writer, theologian and …

Hidden gems of 2016: great reads you may have missed

Hannah Beckerman, Alex Clark, Rachel Cooke, Viv Groskop, Kate Kellaway, Robert McCrum, Stephanie Merritt, Alice O'Keeffe, Alex Preston, Anthony Quinn, Anita Sethi

12 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

Recommended reading for 2016<p>This year (let's face it, every year) was a complicated one to be a woman in America. There were undeniably exhilarating highs as we collectively watched the acheivements of women athletes at the summer Olympics; the glorious heights attained by young women like Simone …

5 Books Bill Gates Says You Should Read Over The Holidays

Gates says he was put off reading David Foster Wallace because of the late author’s length (<i>Infinite Jest</i> is 1,079 pages), but came around after …

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10 Overlooked Books of 2016: From The Red Car to Future Sex

2016 was a year of unexpected loss and stark realities. In the morass of the recent election, words morphed to serve the expedient needs of its speakers. It became unclear how to separate fact from fiction in this “post-truth” age.<p>Last year, nonfiction stepped forward to speak for those without a …

Nonfiction Book Review: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis. Norton, $28.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-393-25459-4

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds<p>Michael Lewis. Norton, $28.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-393-25459-4<p>Lewis (Flash Boys) deftly explores …

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Michael Lews, The Undoing Project - Put that cognitive bias aside

Assume you’ve never heard of Michael Lewis but you’ve read a slew of books and papers about behavioral finance. You might decide to skip this one, …

indieGO Retro Games Console And Media System Unveiled (video)

The ARES Computer company has once again taken to Kickstarter to raise the required funds the company needs to take their new retro games console and …

10 New Design Books You Need To Read Before Summer Ends

From coffee-table tomes to glossy monographs–and one of the most talked about comics this year.<p>It’s late July: School is out, the heat is oppressive, and summer vacation-brain is imminent. It’s a great time to catch up on your reading, and luckily there are plenty of new books out this summer for …

Five Book Plan: Islam

<i>Suleiman A. Mourad, author of</i> The Mosaic of Islam: A Conversation with Perry Anderson<i>, selects five essential books about Islam.</i> The Mosaic of Islam<i></i> …

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Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

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Play classic games with the RetroGear

• Shares<p>Many of my fondest memories of gaming are 16-bit. Like when I first got my Sega Megadrive as a kid, and then my brother and I would sit in …