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In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry …

If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

Graphic Novels

Daniel Kalder picks five books that get inside the minds of dictators

Stalin’s claustrophobic life at the Kremlin, Mussolini’s failed campaign against Mickey Mouse, and how Jean-Paul Sartre became one of Mao’s ‘useful idiots’<p>Although Stalin was for decades the supreme leader of the largest country on Earth, he saw little of his empire, rarely venturing beyond the …

Audiobus keeps your music creations in perfect time

Audiobus, the iOS app that lets you route audio between apps on your iPad or iPhone, just got an update. The version number is 3.0.5, which belies the fact that Audiobus 3 just got one huge new feature: support for Ableton Link, which means that it will now keep tempo with all the other music apps …

Music Production

These are the 10 latest Pulitzer Prize winning-novels you must read immediately

These books caught the world’s eye with their dazzling characters and rich interpretations of American life.<p><i>1</i><i>Underground Railroad by Colson …

Books

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 …

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don't completely understand.<p>But, through research and experimentation, they've come up with many ideas about what draws one person to another.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most compelling scientific insights about …

'Alternative facts': A psychiatrist’s guide to twisted relationships to truth

The phrase “alternative facts” has recently made the news in a political context, but psychiatrists like me are already intimately acquainted with …

11 Books to Keep Romance Alive All Year Long

<i>P.S. I Still Love You</i>by Jenny Han<p>Lara Jean and Peter finally get a chance to be together for real, no more pretending, but when another boy who …

Books

23 Irresistibly Weird Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist

"I decided to order this book because my cat was out of control; promiscuous, a gun nut, and using the internet unsafely..."

Books

Tales of Persuasion – sombre studies of changing lives

Philip Hensher’s collection of short stories is poignant and observant<p>Given he spent so much time, energy and rigour editing the fabulous <i>Penguin Book of the British Short Story Volumes I & II</i>, there is something thrilling about the prospect of a selection of short stories from Philip Hensher …

‘No matter how serious your theme, the work should be entertaining.’

Described as Indonesia’s most unexpected meteorite, writer Eki Kurniawan talks about his art and craft.<p><i>In Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan’s debut</i> …

Traveling With Ghosts; The Wild Other review – the journeys that follow grief

Shannon Leone Fowler and Clover Stroud have both produced compelling, heart-rending memoirs about their responses to the death of a loved one<p>Harrowing memoirs are a bit like harrowing films. As long as they’re done beautifully, they feel life-changing. Still, it can be hard to recommend such …

The Secret Lives of Books: How Authors Midwife New Classics

(Download this audio — Click Here.)<p>You may not believe this, but the Classics you have read may be just as alive as you…<p>(Considering authors as …

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been …

6 Powerful Persuasion Strategies

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

A Guide To Understanding The Introverted

Many articles and comics you see posted online would have you believe the world is divided into two camps- extroverts and introverts.<p>But I constantly …

The Neuroscience & Psychology of Procrastination, and How to Overcome It

Procrastination is a skill, an art, a slight-of-hand technique. I’m procrastinating right now, but you’d never know it. How many tabs do I have open …

Procrastination

How to Stop Saying Um | The Art of Manliness

In the pursuit of becoming a better man, becoming well-spoken is a task that should not be overlooked. How you speak is a huge component of the …

A Harvard psychologist has a trick to help you feel less stressed

I'd say I didn't feel well, and they'd ask the question that annoyed me to no end: <i>How</i> don't you feel well? Did I have a stomachache? A headache? Sore throat?<p><i>But I don't knooooow,</i> I'd tell them, <i>I just don't feeeeeel well</i>.<p>Eventually, they'd get to the bottom of it: It was a sore throat, and so I'd …

The Difficult Art of Self-Compassion

“We need to re-learn the value of calculated moments of self-compassion; we need to appreciate the role of self-care in a good, ambitious and fruitful life.”<p><i>“Compassion,”</i> wrote historian Karen Armstrong in considering the proper meaning of the Golden Rule, <i>“asks us to look into our own hearts,</i> …

The Best Strategy For Habit Change Is The One That Works

<b>In the book Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin does an excellent job of emphasizing that different people require different strategies to be successful in habit change.</b><p>Some people are morning larks while others are night owls. Some of us like to take small steps at the start of a project while …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Do We Have Left or Right Brain Personalities?

Is it true that some people are more 'right brained' or 'left brained?' Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are …

An executive coach explains how to learn in 2 days what normally takes 6 months

If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to do it,</i> so you don't  —  until either you have to or it's too late.<p>Can you relate?<p>Unfortunately, having a lack of …

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

5 Tricks the Most Resilient People Use to Deal With Tough Situations

If someone just read you the riot act or you had your you-know-what handed to you by a boss or a peer, it's human to lick your wounds and process your thoughts. Just don't dwell there too long or you may venture into victim mentality.<p>Recovering emotionally from a challenging work episode doesn't …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Change Your Habits to Become More Successful

What if you could permanently change your negative habits to positive ones to become happier and more successful? Most change efforts fail, not …

The Skills You Need—But No One Tells You About—If You Want to Be Influential

Raj Bandyopadhyay had a problem.<p>His dream career was to work in the burgeoning field of data science. Understandable, as it’s one of the hottest …