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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Landscapes Altered by the World’s Largest Statues | Colossal

<p>Towering above cities and carved into mountainsides, the gargantuan statues captured in Fabrice Fouillet’s series <i>Colosses</i> were designed to dwarf …

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

• <b>Author:</b> James Thurber<p>American humorist James Thurber’s classic short story is about a man who escapes the tedium of his mundane life by retreating into his vivid imagination. This e-book features the original story, a selection of Thurber drawings and a new introduction by Rosemary A. Thurber, the …

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

• <b>Author:</b> Alice Hoffman<p>The “spellbinding” (<i>People</i>, 4 stars), <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from the author of <i>The Dovekeepers</i>: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (<i>USA TODAY</i>).<p>Coralie Sardie is the daughter of …

The Shack

• <b>Author:</b> William P. Young<p>Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack …

Under the Volcano

• <b>Author:</b> Malcolm Lowry<p><b>Malcolm Lowry’s iconic novel about a fatal Day of the Dead in a small Mexican town and one man’s struggle against the forces threatening to destroy him.</b><p>In what the <i>New York Times</i> calls “one of the towering novels of [the twentieth] century,” former British consul Geoffrey Firmin …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Study Skills

Amazing Video Clips Visually Isolate the Flight Paths of Birds | Colossal

<p>Chances are if you’ve on the internet over the last few years you’ve run into a few amazing bird murmuration videos, like this one from Islands and …

Captivating Close-Up Portraits of Rare Bengal Tigers

As founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), exotic animal trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle has a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a number of Bengal tigers on a daily basis. As a result of this direct contact, he has developed an extensive portrait …

Wildlife

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

The Atlantic Photo

1,200 Whimsical Stone Statues at Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that features over 1,200 stone figures representing Rakan, or disciples of Shaka (the founder of Buddhism), that were mostly carved by amateurs from across the country under the guidance of sculptor Kocho Nishimura. Each sculpture is a …

Japan

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

New Video Depicts the Amazing Final Stages of Construction of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona | Colossal

<p>The foundation responsible for the construction of the famous Sagrada Família church in Barcelona recently released a video depicting what the final …

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes<p>Photos of dense flocks of European starlings.<p>The birds are beloved by tourists and reviled by locals—understandably, …

Inside the Beautifully Bizarre World of Inventor Blair Somerville

Recently chosen as a “Staff Pick” on Vimeo, this delightful short film, by New Zealand-based filmmaker Joey Bania takes you inside the world of a quirky artist, inventor and self-professed tinkerer named Blair Somerville. For over 10 years, Blair has owned and operated a magical wonderland called …

Art

Man Booker 2013: Why this is the best shortlist in a decade

Neither the diverse nationalities of its authors, nor the settings of their novels, can account for the sheer intensity of feeling and intelligence of ideas in this year's lineup<p>For some, the shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize will prove a disappointment. It affords few opportunities for …

The Atlantic Photo

One Giant Leap: Frog Photobombs NASA Spacecraft Launch Photo | Colossal

<p>In one one of the more bizarre photobombs ever, NASA released a photograph of what appears to be a frog that may have attempted, and subsequently …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

Power of Nature

In this series called <i>The Kingdom</i>, French photographer Seb Janiak superimposed several images to produce these horizons of threatening clouds. In his …

Eye-Opening GIFs of the British Coast at High and Low Tide

<i>Sea Change</i> is an eye-opening comparative series by photographer Michael Marten that reveals how visually different specific landscapes along the British coast are, dependent on whether they are at high or low tide. The collection, originally presented as diptychs, have been turned into gifs, making …

GIF Animations

Surreally Absurd GIFs by Bill Domonkos

Visual artist and experimental filmmaker Bill Domonkos manipulates archive photos and old film footage into surreally absurd gifs. The multifaceted artist's otherworldly creations reflect his fascination with repurposing and combining moving images of yesteryear. Each gif is wackier than the next, …

GIF Animations