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3 Books That Will Inspire You To Create Success Habits

I sometimes feel guilty when I shouldn’t.<p>And it also happens when I spend time reading books.<p>The challenge is that because I enjoy reading so much …

Self-improvement

5 Retirement Rules to Live By

Your retirement can be even better and more financially secure if you know these rules and have a smart plan.<p>Rules can be annoying sometimes, but …

Retirement

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Unhewn Throne Is One Of The Best Fantasy Series I've Ever Read

I have read many fantasy books over the years, many of them mediocre, and few as captivating as George R.R. Martin’s now-ubiquitous <i>A Song of Ice and</i> …

Cover Art

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Books

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

Psychedelic Bamboozle: Want To Learn 255 Ways To Get High Without Drugs?

<i>“My attorney has never been able to accept the notion – often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation – that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.” –</i> <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b><p>It began as an offer I couldn’t …

Writing

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

It sucks to feel stuck.<p>You’re in a rut, and you can’t get unstuck.<p>You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. …

Motivation

7 Spine-Chilling SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s iconic collections of folklore and urban legends have been terrifying and enticing children since the 1981 …

Horror

Five Mystery Series with Awesome Detectives

I grew up devouring every science fiction, fantasy, and even-remotely-weird book I could get my hands on, so it’s not a complete surprise that I …

Books

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

10 of the world’s best book towns

Bellprat, Catalonia, Spain<p>In many ways, this small village is the ideal book town. It is in a beautiful rural setting in Catalonia’s Anoia region, yet only 90km from Barcelona. It has an appealing medieval centre and its population is enthusiastic about throwing open its doors to book-loving …

Books

8 books that teach you to be rich

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one?<p>If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever.<p>Even …

The 25 Best American Screenplays of the 21st Century, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lady Bird’

From the Oscar-winning to the criminally underrated, it all starts on the page for these knockout scripts.<p>You’ll often hear directors say that each …

The 33 books every teacher should read

1. <i>How Children Succeed: grit, curiosity and the hidden power of character</i> by Paul Tough<p>Chosen by <b>Nicky Morgan, secretary of state for education and</b> …

5 Books If You Liked A QUIET PLACE

Have you seen <i>A Quiet Place</i> yet?If you haven’t, you need to go. Right now.John Krasinski’s tight, post-apocalyptic horror movie preys on our senses …

Books

Learn how to write a book with this 5-hour online course that's on sale

Everybody has a story to tell, even if they don't know it yet. Each one of us has an interesting perspective and unique experiences, but how do we …

Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World That You Don’t Want To Own, Ever!

Most of these paintings are either hanging in galleries, or locked away. However, people claim that owning copies, prints, or even looking at them …

Art

10 Architects You Should be Following on Instagram

There's no shortage of awesome architects to follow on Instagram. The hashtag #architectureporn alone produces more than 5 million posts, many of …

Top 50 Books That Make You Happy

<b>Need A Lift? Here Are 50 Books That Make You Happy</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Need some positive thinking? How about some books that make you happy?<p>While the …

Books

13 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2018

While we agree that the book is <i>always</i> better than the movie, we must admit that we get incredibly excited when rumors start bubbling that one of our favorite books is getting the silver screen treatment. Even if the book is better, who wouldn’t want to see their favorite characters come to life, …

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

9 Books To Read If You Have Depression & Just Need A Little Help Making It Through The Day

As someone who has lived with this mental illness for the better part of two decades, let me tell you: depression is the worst. You don't want to do …

5 Science Books That Will Totally Change How You See the World

Big, new ideas make the world look fresh and startling. These books deliver them.<p>We generally think of vision as a simple mirror -- there are certain objects out there and our eyes and brains process light to let us see those things -- but science shows reality is a lot weirder and more complicated …

Books

The 'TIME' 100 List For 2018 Includes 2 Authors You Really Need To Be Reading, If You Aren't Already

For nearly 20 years, spring has been a season for rain showers, mud puddles and the announcement of <i>TIME Magazine's</i> 100 Most Influential People List. …

The Best Books Of 2018 We Can't Wait To Read This Year

This is how I know I’m reading an incredible book. All of the day’s obligations — making my bed, walking to the subway, cooking dinner — become …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news …

26 of the best books to read this summer 2018

Not all of them. Obviously. Unless you have a kindle.<p>Try and tell me your ideal summer day doesn't involve lounging by a pool, reading multiple novels cover to cover and then discussing them over an Aperol (or five) when the sun goes down. It doesn't? You're lying. If it does, here are our pick of …

Books

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

All The Books You’ll Want To Add To Your Picnic Or Beach Bag This Spring And Summer

Bookworm Fodder<p>Unwifeable: A Memoir by Mandy Standtmiller<p>This memoir details the tawdry (and occasionally A-list) flings of sex columnist Mandy …