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The best recent crime novels – review roundup

A supernatural element has long been present in John Connolly’s excellent Charlie Parker series. The 16th title, <b>The Woman in the Woods</b> (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99), is no exception: evil takes many forms here, from the depressingly familiar – men who abuse and kill women – to a demonic figure …

Books

Every Modern IGN 10-Rated Game

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>If you haven't checked out our God of War …

13 places with the bluest water in the world

Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.<p>To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you're at it, we've put together a list of some of the bluest waters in …

National Parks

Warren Buffett Once Shared This Priceless Advice to Keep People From Making Dumb Mistakes

Without this virtue helping you navigate through life's many choices, you're going to eventually fail.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sage-like wisdom. At 87 years young, we expect and look to the third-richest person on the planet to impart profound advice to us mere mortals.<p>No matter how …

The One Thing You Need to Do Before Any Job Interview

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple. For more stories like this, visit realsimple.com.</i><p>When it comes to a job interview, few things are as …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Most people might not be extroverts or introverts but 'ambiverts' — here's what it means to be one

People often categorise themselves into one of two types: an extrovert or an introvert.<p>Stereotypically, extroverts are the life of the party, and like nothing more than socialising with friends and meeting new people. Introverts are happier going home alone and curling up with a book.<p>But as …

Psychology

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

21 intriguing books I want to read in 2018

Every year, I read advance copies of dozens of big idea and business books. So do other authors, but we all do it separately—and rarely get a chance to discuss, debate, and share our insights. My resolution this year is to change that.<p>I've started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Looking for new iPhone wallpaper? Here are almost 1,000 images to choose from …

There’s no shortage of iPhone wallpaper sites out there, but trawling through them to find decent images can be a tedious process. One Reddit user, however, has done the work for you, pulling together some 944 images from wallpaper sites across the web …<p>Images include textured and graphic …

iPhone

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

<i>“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.</i><p>Getting smarter takes time and …

9 Things Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

Self-improvement

2016's Best-Selling Games in the US Revealed

The NPD group has released its monthly US sales report for December and announced the top-selling games for the entire year.<p>This report comes with a new disclaimer, which notes it "provides both online and retail sales results for new physical video game products, as well as a subset of full-game …

Top 10

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee camp.<p>In the event, even he acknowledged that we had a fine time. But neither of us would ever get back the dreadful hours that …

Mental Health

A closer look at Scuf’s Xbox One Elite controller mods

New paddles and a directional bias d-pad<p>Earlier this month, Scuf unveiled its first line of mods for the official Xbox One Elite controller.<p>The custom controller company announced two different kits for the controller: the Scuf Elite Paddle Control System and Directional Bias D-pad kit, which it’s …

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. Redesign your life instead, Stanford professor says.

Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve fallen short of our potential and greatest ambitions. We might find ourselves fantasizing over a different career or another partner, wondering if it is too late to change.<p>In their new book, “Designing …

Prototypes

What You Need To Know About Getting A Credit Card

Starting your financial life comes with a lot of choices and a lot of responsibility. Where will you deposit your first pay check? How will you pay for monthly expenses? What is the advantage of having a secured credit card vs. a bank debit card vs. a credit card? That can be determined by setting …

Personal Finance

'Absolver' shakes up everything you know about fighting games

There are two main things to know about <i>Absolver</i>: it's visually gorgeous, and its combat will ask more of you than most other games would dare.<p>It’s …

The crazy, eccentric, successful life of Google cofounder Sergey Brin

This change comes nearly 20 years after cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first launched Google from a dorm room in Stanford.<p>It's been a wild ride for both of them since, but Brin's history is especially intriguing.<p>Learn more about the man behind the world's most popular search engine.<p><i>Jillian</i> …

The games of 2017

Polygon picks 50 games to look out for over the next 12 months<p>Here's a selection of 50 games that are announced to be released at some point in 2017. Covering consoles and PC, it comprises only about a third of the games that we know of.<p>They include major sequels as well as small projects, …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Oxford University offers the 'world's hardest test' — here's how to answer the questions

As well as being interviewed, prospective students at some Oxford colleges are required to take entrance exams, and while all of them are notoriously tough, some are more difficult than others.<p>The entrance exam for All Souls College at Oxford University has been called the world's hardest test: …

University of Oxford

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 …

Top 10 Best-Selling Games in the US for October 2016

The top ten best-selling games in the US have been revealed by the NPD's monthly sales report. October's top three games are Battlefield 1, Mafia III, and Gears of War 4.<p>It's important to note that for Gears of War 4, no digital sales were included in its ranking. The inclusion of those sales could …

Top 10

Your iPhone's has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

Capacity: Go for one that has almost the double the battery capacity of your phone

1 / 9<p>One of the main features that should be kept in mind while buying Power banks is the capacity. It is measured in terms of Milliamp Hours (mAh). …

Obama Trashes ‘Funhouse Mirror’ Fox News and Trump on Bill Maher

The POTUS’s long-awaited appearance on HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ didn’t disappoint.<p>Bill Maher is the Rodney Dangerfield of political satire.</i> …

Comedy

The Story Behind Che’s Iconic Photo

My grandmother used to light a candle to worship him, even though her idol had been an atheist throughout his life. The memory still dances in …

Cuba