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10 Short Books You Can Read Before The End Of The Year

According to a recent survey conducted on FlipSnack, popular books are getting longer and longer. A few of this past year’s weighty tomes serve as hard evidence. Whether the trend can be chalked up to the ability of lightweight eReaders to accommodate long books, or readers' increasing penchants …

Books

Japanese Mathematician Claims to Have Solved a Notorious Maths Problem, But Nobody Understands It

Now what?<p><i>This article was written by Kevin Knudson from the University of Florida, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>What happens when …

Mathematics

10 Mistakes I Made as a Successful First Time Kindle Author (So You Don’t Have To)

<i>Over the last two years one of the biggest trends I’ve seen, is people having success self-publishing books on Kindle. I have friends that are making</i> …

Writing

How giving away over $8,000 in free samples on Reddit saved this woman's startup

In the case of entrepreneur Sue Sullivan, it ended up saving her business.<p>Sullivan had started a chipotle-sauce company called "Hot Squeeze" back in 2007, but in the years that followed she realized that it wasn't going to survive if she kept working with middle-men distributors, who quickly …

New Jersey

The 50 best business schools in the world

Earning an MBA can provide business-school graduates with an increased salary, a vast network of industry contacts, and new opportunities, but the extent of these career benefits can vary significantly depending on the school.<p>For our sixth annual ranking of the best business schools, we looked at …

College & University

The accumulation of Pawar: Sharad Pawar and his political journey

In the year of India’s independence, picture a little boy in white shirt and khaki half-pants at a dusty village school in Katewadi in Maharashtra. …

India

Mummy Found Hiding Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated on March 3 at 10:10 a.m. E.T.</i><p>A Chinese statue of a sitting Buddha has revealed a hidden surprise: Inside, …

Archaeology

Before Fame – Rare and Stunning Pictures of an Innocent Brigitte Bardot from the Early 1950s

When Annie Boulat came across an old brown envelope when clearing out the cellar at her family home, her first instinct was to throw it in the bin …

Brigitte Bardot

Meet The Couple Who Quit Their Jobs To Travel Across India On Just 500 Bucks A Day

source: theheatanddustproject.com<p>Devapriya Roy and her husband Saurav Jha, tied to their nine-to-six, mall-going, office-tripping identities, decided …

National Geographic Travel

'Project Recover' Searches for Long-Lost World War II Heroes

Underwater robots are helping researchers and volunteers discover the watery resting places of soldiers who have been missing since World War II.<p>The …

World War II

National Geographic Travel

How to be a thriller writer: Lee Child's secrets

I have seen Lee Child, Britain’s most successful writer of thrillers, interviewed on stage a few times, and there is usually a barrage of questions from the audience about the nuts and bolts of his writing routine, from what time does he start to what brand of haemorrhoid cushion does he use. All …

10 International Cuisine Spots From Around the Globe

By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>From spicy to sweet to savory, how well do you know your international cuisine?</b><p><b>England</b><p>England is a global gastronomic hotspot, where you can experiment with dishes you are not going to find anywhere else. Whichever part of …

Ice Cream

The Amazonian tribespeople who sailed down the Seine – video

The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the ‘living forest’, where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. They are fighting oil companies who want to exploit their ancestral land. A delegation of indigenous people are at the Paris COP21 climate conference to …

Oil & Gas Industry

10 Spectacular Holiday Travel Destinations

Finland’s northern wilderness is a peerless destination for a thrilling, snowy adventure, but this winter is particularly special thanks to …

The Angry Indian Goddesses’ guide to Goa

If you’re looking for a girls gone wild list to Goa, this is it<p>Beaches, bikinis and badass babes. That’s what you’ll find in director Pan Nalin’s …

9 Destinations In India Worth Ditching Ladakh For

There are plenty of reasons to love Ladakh, but there are other places in <b>India</b> which are equally welcoming, beautiful, and absolutely breath-taking. …

India

How Bajirao and Mastani became a byword for doomed romance

History only tells us that Bajirao and Mastani existed and were married to each other. Marathi authors at the turn of the 20th century were creative …

Testing Indian capital's dangerous smog levels

Beijing may have declared a red alert but the Indian capital, Delhi, is now the most polluted city on earth.<p>The BBC's Justin Rowlatt uses an air pollution level monitor to show just how polluted Delhi is.

Pollution

Beatles' Indian retreat opened to public

<b>An abandoned spiritual retreat in the Indian town of Rishikesh where The Beatles learned to meditate has been opened to the public.</b><p>The Beatles spent time at the 18-acre ashram, meditating and writing songs in 1968. Many of the songs made it onto the band's iconic White Album.<p>The ashram was run by …

George Harrison

Think Beijing's air pollution is bad? These 10 cities are worse

With some residents in Beijing taking a so-called smog holiday on Tuesday, you might think (or hope) that air pollution couldn't get any worse in the …

Pollution

See Vintage Photos of a Young Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Charming Jhunjhunu: Rani Sati Temple

After paying our tribute to all the twelve sati, we went inside the main mandapam of the Rani Sati. It was huge structure similar to those found in …

India

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

CNN

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Hiking

Expert guide to India

Essential information<p>Flights<p>Expect to pay from around £500 for an economy return. You can fly into one city and out of another for a similar cost. A non-stop flight to Delhi takes around eight hours.<p><b>British Airways</b> (0844 493 0747; britishairways.com) has daily flights from London Heathrow to Delhi, …

The vacation destinations on the rise, all around the world

Some places are always popular with tourists: New York City, London, Barcelona. But for travelers who have been there and done that, the search for …

Travelling with a ‘powerless passport’

“I wanted to prove to others and to myself that our life circumstances should never hinder us from going after our dreams.”<p>My “how I quit my job to travel” story is different. I’m from a developing country with a “powerless passport” — as a Philippine citizen I can only visit 60 countries visa-free …

Profit

5 Overlooked Eastern European Destinations Worth Exploring

Destination<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>http://www.escapehere.com/destination/5-overlooked-eastern-european-destinations-worth-exploring/<p>3 3. Sarajevo, Bosnia and …