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The 20/60/20 Rule: How to Handle Misaligned Employees

Trying to win over 100 percent of your team is a fool's mission.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how effectively we communicate and execute change in our company, some team members just won't accept and adapt to that change as fast as others. What we sometimes …

Leadership

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being “successful”) all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed.<p>This is why you hear …

Self-improvement

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business

It’s officially summer, so <i>Fortune</i> put together a reading list for those of us who can’t just sit idly by the pool with a mindless beach read.<p>With the …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

15 Whole30 Meal-Prep Recipes to Make Those First Few Weeks a Little Less Scary

It’s official: You’ve committed to the Whole30. You’ve trashed your candy stash, deep-sixed anything deep-fried, and dumped (read: drank) the last of …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

10 Long Books To Read Before The End Of The Year

Have you ever wondered what really distinguishes a "long" book from all the other moderately lengthy books currently stacked on your shelves? Does …

Reviewing 24 of the best dystopian novels

Dystopian novels figure prominently in the work of some of the world’s best science fiction writers. With Donald Trump in the White House, and an …

The Bagpiping People by Douglas Dunn review – stories of amiable Scots melancholy

This collection of short stories by the poet tells of ruffled lives and people leaving their disapproving villages for Glasgow and beyond<p>The poet Douglas Dunn also writes wonderful short stories, some of which are collected together here. The “bagpiping people” of the title story are a Scottish …

This Week's New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Cosmic Powers, Waking Dragons, and Designer DNA

<b>Cosmic Powers, edited by John Joseph Adams</b> <br>An anthology of unapologetically splashy sci-fi stories by a host of heavy hitting authors, with stories …

Why True Crime and Podcasts Were Made for Each Other

Thepodcast community began the month of March with hosts urging podcast enthusiasts to offer tutorials to friends and family, an attempt to urge the …

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Books

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

Inside the 2016 Man Booker Longlist

The authors in the running for Britain's most prestigious literary award include three debut novelists.<p>On Wednesday morning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced its 2016 “dozen,” a longlist of 13 authors vying for the prestigious literary award. The £50,000 prize is open to authors of any …

Books

No Paper Tiger, This 'Menagerie' Is Full Of Fierce Feeling

There is a righteous, deep-felt fury I sometimes experience when reading stupendously good work. <i>How dare you</i>, I shout at the author, dropping the book, pacing for a while, <i>how dare you make me feel so much.</i> I rant on Twitter. I joke about how the author must be stopped.<p>I have done all those things …

Books

And the Winner Is...10 Award-Worthy 2015 Books

I engage in many forms of book nerdery, including book hoarding and keeping a running list of everything I read each year. Also, I’m a little ashamed …

The complete guide to reading—and even enjoying—classic literature

The classics. Literature’s Greatest Hits. You’ve been hearing about these supposedly elite, magnificent books for forever, yet you’ve never really picked one up and cracked open its cover. Or clicked, in this digital age. Still, it’s likely you’ve wanted to read a classic novel at least at some …

Literature

15 Novels About Survival

Survival has been the subject of stories for thousands of years. With the popularity of <i>The Revenant</i>, <i>The Martian</i> and <i>The Hunger Games</i>, survival is as popular as ever. In these 15 novels, men and women are forced to pit their strength, skill and brains against the forces of nature, evil, and each …

Top 10 Arctic novels

The stark extremes of this forbidding territory have provided a brilliant setting for writers from Mary Shelley to Alistair MacLean<p>In 1879, Henry James famously complained that the US offered little in the way of useful raw material for the serious writer. Compared to Europe, his homeland seemed a …

Top 10

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius<p>In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, …

Science Fiction

11 Must-Read Books By Muslim Authors

Explore the richness and beauty of Islam.<p>The Islamic faith began with a series of divine revelations, which were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad beginning in the early 7th century CE. Muhammad's revelations went on to form the basis of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and they gave rise to a …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

The battle that inspired Leonardo da Vinci

In 1504, Niccolò Machiavelli initiated a competition between the two most brilliant artists in Florence, newly a republic again after the fall of the Medici. Leonardo da Vinci had just completed the Mona Lisa, while Michelangelo’s monumental David had assumed its enduring place in the Piazza della …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

Motorhead’s Lemmy: 20 Essential Songs

‘Motorhead’ (1975)<p>Written on the balcony of the infamous "Riot House" hotel in West Hollywood during a 1974 Hawkwind tour, Lemmy's speed-freak anthem …

The best book we've read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back

Gustavo Arellano, Marta Bausells, Emma Brockes, Dave Bry, Oliver Burkeman, Sian Cain, Cindy Casares, Sarah Galo, Lucia Graves, Stuart Heritage, Paul Simon, Zach Stafford, Trevor Timm, Richard Wolffe and Guardian readers

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Top 10 books about justice and redemption

From Marilynne Robinson’s pensive Christian drama to Seamus Heaney’s blood-soaked Beowulf, here are the best books about restoring the cosmic balance<p>We tend to consider the words justice and redemption as two separate things: legal actions and spiritual events. But in life and in literature, they …