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28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

What to Do When You Want to Leave Your Job, But You Don’t Know Where to Go

“When did you decide to go from being a lawyer to a full-time writer?” I asked Gretchen Rubin. She wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The …

Outsourcing

5 Motivational Books You Should Have Read In 2016

Put these on your list.<p>Books seem to find us when we most need them. It's such a unique experience when someone recommends a book, you decide to give it a shot, and as you sit there reading it you say to yourself, "I needed to read this--especially where I am right now."<p>Maybe one (or some) on this …

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

Give up these habits to be more productive in 2017

2017 is just around the corner. This means it’s time for new year resolutions. And, people are all jumping up and down with the list of things they …

Time Management

It’s Probably an Appropriate Time to Learn About the Imposter Phenomenon

If you can measure Imposter phenomenon, how does one get rid of it? (Asking for a friend.)<p>The feeling that you don't belong somewhere is common. It can be fleeting, like accidentally boarding a train headed the wrong way. Sometimes, it's less temporary.<p>Perhaps you're the only person of color in …

6 Bad Habits You Must Break to Succeed

You can't outwork unhealthy patterns. The best way to ditch a bad habit is to embrace a good one in its place.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the young entrepreneurs I meet through my work as a writer, investor and entrepreneur aren't reaching their full …

Short-Term Memory

The seven books that won’t be in your high school English curriculum, but you should definitely read

I sometimes wonder if the worst possible way to raise a lifelong reader is to expose them to high school English classes. It’s not that these …

How to be a better writer: 6 tips from a master linguist

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

A New Documentary Pierces The Psychology Of Modern Suicide Bombers

In a scene from Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal’s new documentary <i>Dugma: The Button</i>, Abu Qaswara, a would-be suicide bomber, describes the sense of exhilaration he felt during an aborted suicide attack against a Syrian army checkpoint. “These were the happiest [moments] I’ve had in 32 years. If …

Why U.S. tech companies can't figure out China

Uber's abrupt decision to sell its China operations to chief rival Didi Chuxing on Monday adds to a growing list of U.S. technology firms that have failed to flourish in the world's second largest economy.<p>The list, which reads like a corporate all-star team, includes Google, EBay, Amazon and …

China

The Kind Of Books You Read Have A Much Larger Impact On You Than You Think

When was the last time you fell asleep reading a book? Or which was the last book you finished without being distracted by Facebook or Instagram? …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

TED Talks

16 Fabulous Beach Reads To Breeze Through This Summer

It's not a vacation without a tote full of books!<p>The genre of “beach reads” is thought of as a euphemism for lighter literary fare ― books that will entertain you, but that won’t distract you from the awesome scenery that surrounds you.<p>We’re all for breezy books ― we ranked a few decidedly beachy …

Books

This investor blends Warren Buffett’s approach with dividend investing

<b>Brad Ferris</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Registered nurse<p><b>Portfolio</b><p>Includes shares in Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian National Railway Co., Metro Inc., Saputo Inc., BCE Inc., Rogers Communication Inc., Enbridge Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Married …

The Secrets Behind Israel's Mysterious Startup Success

The challenges facing the world's largest startup incubator, and how this small country can overcome them.<p>Even as a country with less than 8 million people, Israel maintains roughly 4,000 startups today.<p>The New Jersey-sized country's venture capital per capita is 2.5 times greater than that of the …

Startups

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

Iraq taught us nothing: Neoliberalism, interventionism and America’s crumbling empire

<b>(RichLegg via iStock)</b><p>Decades of failed wars and crushing economic policy have rendered the United States a superpower in name only<p>Patrick Cockburn<p>June 29, 2016 9:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the …

Middle East

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven

In 1903 the US bullied Colombia into giving up the province that became Panama. The plan was to create a nation to serve the interests of Wall Street<p>This goes back a long way. The Panamanian state was originally created to function on behalf of the rich and self-seeking of this world – or rather …

United States

The not-completely-crazy theory that Russia leaked the Panama Papers

On the face of it, the Panama Papers don't look good for Russia. Reporters investigating the huge leak of financial data from a Panamanian legal firm have suggested that up to $2 billion in offshore bank accounts could be linked to a circle of friends closely associated with President Vladimir …

Russia

Put the blame where it belongs: Bush, Reagan, Kissinger and the real history of the rise of ISIS

<b>(AP/Scott Stewart/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Conservative intellectuals are now trying to blame Marxism for ISIS. Time for a history lesson<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>April 3, 2016 9:30pm (UTC)<p>If you think it's a bit crazy when elite conservatives try to blame Obama for the rise of Donald Trump, you ain't seen nothin' …

Political Science

Does Bernie Sanders Understand He's About To Abolish The Credit Card Industry And Cause A Recession?

I came across something in Salon which, even for there, seemed to me to be a very odd thing to be celebrating. Which is a speech Bernie Sanders gave in which he threatened to pretty much kill off the entire credit card industry. That isn’t, of course, what he thinks he said but it is the meaning of …

This map shows the brewing proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Throughout the wider Middle East, numerous countries are being wracked by unrest and civil conflict. And, in a majority of the conflicts, the ongoing crises can be seen as an expansion of a proxy war between two of the region's main powers.<p>On the one hand, Shiite Iran has been expanding its …

Middle East

Stephen Hawking Wonders Whether Capitalism or Artificial Intelligence Will Doom the Human Race

<i>Creative Commons image via NASA</i><p>It shouldn't be especially controversial to point out that we live in a pivotal time in human history—that the actions …

Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria, Set Forward Operating Base Near Damascus

While military direct intervention by US, Turkish, and Gulf forces over Syrian soil escalates with every passing day, even as Islamic State forces …

What Is and Isn’t Narcissism: 3 Key Identifiers, 2 of 5

Many articles of late describe a narcissist as someone “in love” with themselves, absorbed with activities that promote their success, dreams and …

Do What You Love And The Money Will Surely Follow, Right? No, Not Right

When I was locked in my unhappy corporate career, I dreamed for years of getting out and doing something I was deeply passionate about that felt meaningful and purposeful. But figuring out how to do that on my own seemed impossible. Trying to identify natural talents that I loved to use and then …

Entrepreneurship

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

Cities

Why America Is Not The Next Greece

The key difference is that the United States has its own central bank -- the most powerful one in the world.<p>WASHINGTON -- Watching the battle play out between Greece and Europe's financial leadership, observers in the United States might wonder how it is Greece got itself into this mess. Could such …

Greece Is Now A Full-Blown Humanitarian Crisis - In 9 Charts

<b>The people of Greece are facing further years of economic hardship</b> following a Eurozone agreement over the terms of a third bailout. The deal …