Alec Silver

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77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

DJ/Producer Borgore shares an irresistible playlist of dance tunes

Miley Cyrus’s favorite producer — well, aside from Wayne Coyne, of course — Buygore Records labelhead, and Sirius XM radio show host, Asaf Borger has …

'Extraordinary Tales' animates 5 Poe stories in extraordinary ways

In the modest but often visually striking "Extraordinary Tales," Spanish animator Raul Garcia uses imaginative designs, computer animation that suggests other media and an impressive array of voice actors to present five short films based on stories by<p>Edgar Allan Poe.<p>The segments are linked by a …

Animation

Get Faster by Breaking These 6 Bad Habits

Feeling sluggish in the saddle? One of these common missteps might be holding you back<p>No matter your ability level—whether you’re a cat 2 racer or a first-timer on a coffee ride—that powerless feeling of watching faster riders slowly roll away without you sucks. If you constantly seem to get stuck …

48 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we've been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? …

Los Angeles

How Successful People Plan Their Week

Successful people take command of their week using these 10 ideas. Discover how to increase your success.

Success

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Productivity

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Richard Dawkins on The Science of Why You Are Lucky to Be Alive

<i>“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence,”</i> Montaigne wrote in his fantastic 16th-century meditation on death and the art of living, <i>“is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.”</i> Half a millennium later, <b>Richard Dawkins</b> — who coined the term “meme” — …

The Flat Rabbit: A Minimalist Scandinavian Children’s Book about Making Sense of Death and the Mysteries of Life

Neil Gaiman, in discussing his gorgeous new adaptation of <i>Hansel and Gretel</i>, asserted that we shouldn’t protect ourselves and children from the dark. But when the thickest darkness comes, in childhood as much as in adulthood, it brings with it not the monsters and witches of fairy tales but the …

A Purveyor of Truth: The Writer's Life

This will be a three part series, examining creativity, which in this writer's mind, has been extremely malnourished in today's world. The first two pieces examines the life of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the great Russian novelist.<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky was born to a family of strict religious devotion. …

Literature

The other C-word: How “You’re a coward” became the ultimate American insult

The “Cowardice” author on Teddy Roosevelt’s bravery, whether Jon Stewart’s a coward, and why wingnuts love the word<p>A month ago I was standing in front of a movie theater when a fight broke out near me. Actually, it was more of a beating than a fight. I heard shouting and looked up to see one man …

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How-To's

Best iPhone & iPad Apps From October 2014

From slick expenses-trackers to video-centric coding tutorials, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in October.<p>Here, we sift through the rubble to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Flickr<p>It was a long time coming, but Flickr finally landed …

50 Best Exercises

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Undeniable

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Nye & Corey S. Powell<p><b>"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the</b> …

Kurt Cobain’s Moody 1988 Mixtape: A Wormhole into the Strange Mind of a Rock Legend

A mixtape created by a young Kurt Cobain was recently discovered and released online. It’s a truly bizarre brew of classic hits, toilet flushes, and …