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32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

Books

32 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you, because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best …

Employment

I've been perfecting résumés for 15 years — here's the best advice I can give

My recommendations below are for a professional with 10-25 years experience.<p>For those with fewer than 10 years, you're likely better off with a one-page résumé, for those with more than 25 years and at very senior levels, three may sometimes be appropriate.<p>(But seriously, if that's you, you …

Employment

How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets You an Interview

Your resume might be perfect but without a proper cover letter you may not get that coveted interview.<p>When applying for a new job, details matter.<p>Your resume might be up to par, but that certainly isn’t going to be the only thing that gets you an interview. What will get you noticed and give you …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Happiness

The Best Questions to Ask in Every Job Interview Round

While it’s true you can never be completely sure about how well you’ll adjust to working with a new boss, company, or team until you’ve actually …

Employment

Best Books of March 2017: Joan Didion to H.G. Wells

stories + essays<p>Douglas Coupland’s debut novel, Generation X, landed loudly in 1991. Originally planned as a nonfiction handbook of sorts to guide ideas pertaining to the post-Baby Boom generation, it morphed into a novel that coined the term and defined the tone of this new generation. In his …

Books

Ian Rankin Picks ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ as the Book He Can’t Live Without

The award-winning novelist selects Muriel Spark’s terse and exquisite novel ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ as a book that always repays with fresh …

Literature

Three Insane STAR WARS Origami Tutorials to Help You Learn the Ways of the Fold

If you’re going to learn the ways of the Fold, whether you intend to follow the darkness or the light, you’ll doubtlessly want a good teacher to lead …

Crafting

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

<b>A Europe-wide police operation has recovered more than 3,500 stolen artworks and cultural artefacts.</b><p>The recovered items included a marble tombstone from the Ottoman empire and a Byzantine image of Saint George.<p>Multinational police agencies Europol and Interpol coordinated "Operation Pandora", led …

European Union

Have a common cold? Crack open the whiskey

Good news from science: all Southern grandmas were right — whiskey helps relieve cold symptoms.<p>The hot toddy, a mixture of hot water, lemon juice, honey and whiskey, has been a staple of homespun cold remedies in Southeastern U.S. since the Scots-Irish settled the Appalachian region and brought …

Alternative Medicine

20 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books — fiction and nonfiction — into films, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you want to prepare yourself for the …

Books

These are Amazon’s picks for best books this January

<i>The Insider Picks 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>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this, January, we suggest checking out Amazon's …

Books

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Time Management

How rumours that Nasa had changed star signs spread

<b>The rumour last week that 86% of us may not be the star sign we thought caused panic on some social media networks. So many people believed the story because it was said to come from Nasa. But how did one of the world's most respected aeronautics institutions get dragged into the topic of astrology</b> …

Astrology

'Burn What Will Burn': suspenseful, hard-boiled crime novel

"Burn What Will Burn" (Minotaur), by CB McKenzie<p>After his wife drowns in a bathtub, a death in which he may have been complicit, Bob Reynolds retreats to a tiny town in the wilds of the Ozark Mountains to hide out and nurse his wounds.<p>There, he sets up housekeeping in a rustic cabin where he raises …

This Summer’s 14 Must-Read Books

• Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 06.03.16. 06.03.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The concept of the “beach read” …

My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

Books

9 Habits of People Who Never Settle for Mediocrity

When someone says it can't be done, or that it is impossible, you should be the first one in line to test it out.<p><i>How can I stop being average? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas</b> …

Ethics

US battle over banning Looking for Alaska continues in Kentucky

Free-speech groups have added their voices to support the teaching of John Green’s YA novel, in the face of one parent’s complaint about its ‘filth’<p>A school in Kentucky is being urged not to drop John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska from its curriculum, following a complaint from a parent that the …

Berlin museum tours inspire Mid-East refugees

<b>Museum visitors gaze awe-struck at an ornate azure blue arch. As tall as an office block, the Ishtar Gate is more than 2,500 years old, and was once one of the entrances to the ancient city of Babylon, in modern-day Iraq.</b><p>Today the enormous arch is in Berlin's Pergamon Museum.<p>For these visitors it …

Middle East

New Pill Will Let People With Celiac Disease Eat Gluten-Filled Meals Of Their Dreams

Bring on the gluten<p>All Hoon Sunwoo wanted was to drink a beer with his friend. But his friend has celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which a person generates an immune response to gluten, a mix of proteins found in anything from pasta to soy sauce. The resulting inflammation limits that …

Trekking Australia’s Last Frontier: One Woman’s 500-Mile Survivalist Adventure

Sarah Marquis is drawn to solitude. That’s why she spent three years walking the estimated 10,000 miles from Siberia to Australia, and then across that continent’s big, empty backyard. And that’s why she’s on a four-month survivalist adventure in Australia’s Kimberley region she’s calling her …

Australia

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms<p>The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.<p>“If you want to check in, push one,” …

This Crazy Adorable Puppy Photo Booth Is Getting Dogs Adopted

If you fear that looking at adorable photos of dogs will lead you to adopting a furry new friend, step away from this post. We personally have fallen for every dog in every one of these puppy-photo-booth snaps. The game-changing series was created by photographer Guinnevere Shuster to help the …

Cute

12 Ways to Make Flavored Ice Cubes

As the temps continue to heat up this spring, we’re swapping out our mugs of hot cocoa for frosty glasses of fruity cocktails and sparkling water. The best way to dress up these warm-weather drinks? Toss in a few flavored ice cubes for a cool taste explosion. From zesty fruit-flavored combos to …

Pineapple

Documenting the Blues in the Mississippi Delta

The urgent need to preserve a cornerstone of American culture led folklorists like John Lomax to travel the country documenting early blues recordings and writers like Amiri Baraka to publish “Blues People: Negro Music in White America.” Although Margo Cooper did not know it when she began more …

Guitar

Thoughts from a curious mind

Famed movie producer Brian Grazer aims to show people how curiosity -- even more than innovation and creativity -- can be the force that drives success at work and in life.<p>When you're an award-winning Hollywood producer, people do everything they can to get a meeting with you. But for the past 35 …

The Best Fashion Documentaries on Netflix

The best documentaries offering an inside look at the fashion industry—from the stylish streets of New York to backstage at the biggest runway shows.<p><b>1) Unzipped, 1995</b><br>Starring iconic '90s supers such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, <i>Unzipped</i> offers a behind-the-scenes look into the fashion …