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5 Books About the Future Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Tesla boss is always thinking ahead.<p>Elon Musk has become one of the world’s most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the …

Singularity

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

What is the Speed of Light?

Since ancient times, philosophers and scholars have sought to understand light. In addition to trying to discern its basic properties (i.e. what is …

Physics

The world's 2nd-smartest man says these 'brain drugs' make him smarter

Rick Rosner, the world's second-smartest man, starts his day by swallowing around 50 pills.<p>Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat), a baby aspirin (for longevity), Metformin (for the metabolism).<p>Pop, pop, pop.<p>Then breakfast.<p>The regimen, he says, "makes my brain work better." If you …

Wellness

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day for a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle.<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could be out running?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip trying a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I called …

Workouts

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Meditation

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli review – quantum theory made charming

A brief attempt to engage readers in the biggest questions of physics dwells on beauty and wonder<p>In the early 1960s, famed physicist Richard Feynman developed a new lecture course for new undergraduates at the California Institute of Technology. Feynman aimed to turn the standard physics curriculum …

Quantum Mechanics

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful businesses, you can always use the advice of people who have "been there, done that.'’ What better …

Entrepreneurship

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature