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54 Life-Changing Books That Gave People Comfort In Hard Times

"It gave me an escape from my reality and helped me realize that I'm not the only one that feels this way."<p><i>As a reminder: always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis,</i> …

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children

Leaders are made, they are not born.<p>Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, …

Team Building

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 56 – Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)

This memoir of Samuel Clemens’s time as a steamboat pilot provides insight into his most well-known characters, as well as the writer he would become<p>“When I was a boy, there was but one permanent ambition among my comrades in our village on the west bank of the Mississippi River. That was, to be a …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the …

Self-improvement

These 10 online courses will teach you skills you didn’t learn in college

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GaudiLab/ShutterStock<p>A bachelor's degree may be a prerequisite for <i>some</i> jobs, but that doesn't mean spending four years at college will teach …

I spent $1,200 on books in one day—and it was a totally worthwhile career investment

A few days ago I ordered 61 books, most of which you’ve probably never heard of. I didn’t even flinch when Amazon stopped incrementing my shopping cart at 50 items. And the final tally of $1,201.40 represents only a small percentage of the money I routinely spend on books in any given year.<p>You …

Books

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Val McDermid, chair of this year’s judges, hails a selection that crosses divide between arts and sciences<p>Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the …

Books

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Self-improvement

Answering, 'So, What Do You Do?'

This is my inaugural column for Forbes.com, where I’ll share thoughts on how you can communicate more effectively. Therefore, by way of introduction, I thought you might find it helpful to learn a different approach to introducing <i>yourself</i> to others. In business, we’re always meeting new people – on …

15 books that will fuel your wanderlust in 2017

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>After travelling, sitting at your desk almost every day of the week can be unbearable. Most of us know that feeling of restlessness, the …

All Work, No Play? Say No Way With 10 Free eBooks.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with TradePub so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Just because work is an important part of life, it shouldn't monopolize your entire existence. Give yourself the well-deserved …

Hacking

A 100-mile rail trip through the Himalayas – for just 42p

You really can’t complain about the ticket prices. A 100-mile trip on the Kangra Valley Railway, through some of northern India’s loveliest landscapes, costs just 35 rupees – or around 42p.<p>Admittedly, the journey, winding past the Himalayan foothills, takes just short of 10 hours. But what’s the …

20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

20 Life-Changing Books You Must Add to Your List for 2017

Every book on this list has the power to change your life.<p>The magical thing about books is that they have the power to change your life. It's a big reason why reading is an activity shared by the most successful people on earth.<p>The right book at the right time is priceless. With the investment of a …

Self-improvement

The Old-School Sales Tactic That's Still Incredibly Effective

A customer-referral program can be an easy, low-cost way to boost sales.<p>Erin Condren knew her artistic day planners might not leap out at online shoppers, so she asked her regular customers for a favor--buy extras and give them to pals. "I thought, 'If I can just get this product into more hands, …

Marketing

5 Best Software Tools Your Business Should Start Using Immediately

List of 5 best software enterprise you should start using immediately to start creating better projects and increase the effectiveness of your …

Just Begin Again: You Can Restart Your Fitness Goals at Any Time

<i>Harness the power of now and let it power you to great things in 2017.</i>BY ROBERT IRVINEThe statistics on failure of new year’s resolutions are …

Tap into infographics’ viral power in 2017

Did you know infographics are shared <b>3X more</b> than any other content?<p>Even more impressive: They can increase your content marketing profits by as much …

Infographics

How to get the most out of Instagram

Instagram isn’t simply a social network for sharing images. Used properly, it’s a powerful tool for connecting with like-minded photographers and getting feedback about your images.<p>I’m passionate about photography, and finding communities I can engage with is really important when it comes to …

10 Celebrity-Narrated Audiobooks for Your Commute

Audiobooks are having a moment. Sure, bookworms and scholars have long cherished them, but with the recent resurgence of celebrity narrators, book …

Let's Feel Good!

What a waste!<p>You’re as happy as a kid in a sandbox, all set for a positively great day.<p>And then the flames of discontent start to smoulder…<p>Why is …

The BEST Everyday Bras For Big Boobs

An everyday bra has to fulfill a solid list of demands to keep us happy: It has to be loose in all the right places (we're looking at you, back …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Literature

Find your inner entrepreneur

Is entrepreneurism the new panacea in architecture? The cure-all remedy for all current architectural complaints: decreasing fees, more work for less …

Entrepreneurship

Siri Hustvedt's 6 favorite books

<i>The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson</i> (Little, Brown, $22).<p>I was 11 when I first encountered Dickinson's startling, enigmatic words, which have …

Top 5 Best Luxury Wilderness Lodges In The World

Continuing our series of the best places to travel in 2017, I am now looking at the top 5 best luxury wilderness lodges and resorts in the world. If …

Pinterest Marketing Boards You Must Follow

Pinterest Boards You Should Follow If You are a Marketer<p>The best thing about Pinterest is the variety it offers. The sheer number of boards, ideas …