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These are the best books ever, according to the Goodreads community

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and …

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's the real linguistic meaning behind 13 'Harry Potter' spells

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>J.K. Rowling's wizarding world in the "Harry Potter" books is not so different from our own. Actual magic aside, there are many real-world inspirations behind her fictional creations. The spell incantations used are an excellent example.<p>In many cases, Rowling reworked the …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

BBC

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

Spirituality

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

Self-improvement

The Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Something to think about.<p>We are often quick to make judgements on what we perceive to be happening when children behave in a way that draws attention …

Autism

How to deal with anxiety when you are feeling overwhelmed

According to the Beyondblue support service for depression and anxiety, seven to 14 per cent of women aged 10 to 24 years old will experience an …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

A brilliant sci-fi thriller imagines how the massive floods of climate change could transform Earth

Robinson's past books mostly been set in space — on interstellar starships or amid the long terraforming project of the planet Mars — but they've centered on questions of how we treat planet Earth. Is this fragile environment portable? Can we fix it if we break it? What is there left to do if we …

Sea Level

Living a lie: We deceive ourselves to better deceive others

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s<p>Matthew Hutson<p>April 9, 2017 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>People mislead themselves all day long. We tell ourselves we’re smarter and better looking than …

Psychology

The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson review – a deeply chilling ghost story

Past and present merge in this psychological twister set in a picturesque country cottage<p>Haunted houses can be a difficult trick to pull off in fiction: it is testament to Julie Myerson’s skill that her 10th novel features a haunted house that is not only entirely believable but deeply …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …

Self-improvement

Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>Syria, Russia’s ally, condemned the American …

Middle East

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

Middle East

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

The Brain

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels to read this April

Dystopic futures, Moon colonies, epic fantasies, and more<p>It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out.<p>I recently finished John Scalzi’s <i>The Collapsing Empire</i>, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I’ve largely enjoyed the books that I’ve read from him, …

9 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

It’s no secret that we all want happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness …

9 Mind-Blowing Facts about Your Favorite Books

The crazy secrets behind Faulkner, Lee, Tolkien and Tolstoy<p><b>Frankenstein’s Title Doesn’t Refer to the Monster</b><p>When you hear the name “Frankenstein,” …

Literature

11 Tips to Stay Productive When You're Tired (Infographic)

Shake off those sleepy feelings and get to work.<p>Feeling tired can kill your productivity, but it doesn’t have to.<p>There are certain things you can do to increase your energy levels and get to work. Simple activities such as a quick desk stretch or a five minute break can help you focus even when …

Time Management

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places<p>At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed …

Life Gets (a Lot) Better When You Stop Giving a F*ck

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “AThe post Life Gets (a Lot) Better When You Stop Giving a F*ck …

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5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve …

The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

For you to find success, find something that best suits you and turn it into a habit.<p>To be successful, we need to cultivate successful habits. Take it from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs around.<p>For Elon Musk, that’s scheduling his entire day in five-minute blocks -- that way, he’ll get …

Entrepreneurship

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

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