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10 More BookTubers I Love (And You Will Too)

A year ago I did a post highlighting some BookTubers (Book Reviewers who create video reviews on YouTube) I’ve been loving on for a minute, and now …

Books

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

Investing

The 10 Sexiest Books That Are Also Really Well Written

It’s lit<p>Most sex writing is notoriously terrible. For the most part, the reason we blush when reading a sex scene is not because we’re getting all hot and bothered, but rather because we’re embarrassed—for the author, for ourselves, for, like, <i>literature</i>.<p>And yet, when sex writing is good, there is …

4 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

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My Dad Was a Porn Legend

What it was like growing up with a father who wrote nearly 400 erotic novels.<p>When he was 11 or 12 years old, Chris Offutt stumbled upon a family secret while snooping in his dad's office. He found the pages of a manuscript, which wasn't a surprise — his father was a successful science-fiction …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

9 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Warren Buffett

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: I think the meltdown is only just beginning

The sell-off in high-yield — aka junk — bonds, issued by companies with relatively low-credit quality, comes in the wake of Third Avenue Management telling clients that they would not redeem money from a bond fund due to, among other things, "a general reduction of liquidity in the" bond …

Markets

Why Men and Women Can't Be 'Just Friends'

Turn your vicious circles into virtuous ones.<p>Here's a peek through the keyhole into the way narcissists think.<p>Criticism often reveals more about the …

25 Wall Street movies to watch over Thanksgiving

That doesn't mean you can't get a little Wall Street in your day, though. Why not kick back on the couch and watch one of these Wall Street movies?<p>You'll definitely enjoy yourself, and you might even learn something.

Annie Hall voted funniest screenplay of all time

Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning screenplay for Annie Hall has been voted the funniest ever written, by the Writers Guild of America.<p>Woody Allen and the women in his work<p>Read more<p>The organisation assembled a list of the 101 funniest scripts and announced the awards after panel discussions and clips at …

Comedy

Warren Buffett thinks working just to beef up your résumé is like 'saving up sex for your old age'

And so when it comes to career advice, Buffett somewhat predictably thinks that you too should love your job too.<p>In a lecture at The University of Florida's business school in 1998, Buffett told students to stop thinking about their damn resumes and just think about what they want to do.<p>And then …

17 Celebrities (And Their Reactions) In The Crowd At Wimbeldon

Oh, the faces they make.

Celebrity Gossip

Dan Loeb turned $3 million into a $17.5 billion hedge fund empire in 20 years — here's his fabulous life

The then-33-year-old had money from only five investors—all friends and family—and his own capital.<p>Today, the billionaire activist investor oversees around $17.5 billion in assets.<p>Since those early days, he has made a reputation for himself as a formidable money manager. As one fund manager …

Meet Rebecca Dinerstein: the latest US literary sensation

At 21, native New Yorker Rebecca Dinerstein took off for the Arctic to seek inspiration. Now 27, her debut novel sparked a bidding war - and praise from Jonathan Safran Foer<p>"Some people are interested in riding motorcycles in South America and some people are interested in sheep and fog – I’m one …

Books

12 online courses that could help you get rich

If you want to learn about personal finance, books aren't the only option.<p>You have choices, including the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>From understanding the stock market to developing negotiation skills, we've picked out some of the best classes for …

A Marriage Vow to Remember

When I got married in 2012, my wife and I wrote our own vows. It is the vogue thing to do these days. What I soon learned is that the writing of one's vows can be intimidating and extremely personal. However, the beauty of having a formal wedding is often tied to the very vows that are exchanged …

Meet the 17-year-old investor who tripled his money

Brandon Fleisher is making a fortune.<p>He has more than tripled his investments in two years -- from $48,000 to $147,000.<p>That might not sound like much, until you realize that Brandon is a 17-year-old high school senior. While many teens try for the perfect Instagram and Snapchat selfie, Brandon …

Investing

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryMe Me MeTube Justin Peters YouTubers processed the YouTube shooting the only way they could.<p>Trump Basically Just Said He Should Lose the …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

What Actually Happens To Stocks When Interest Rates Rise

<i>Opinions expressed are those of John Buckingham, chief investment officer of Al Frank Asset Management, Inc. (AFAM). a division of AFAM Capital, Inc. and editor of The</i> Prudent Speculator newsletter <i>and are subject to change without notice and are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a</i> …

Investing

This Genius Tinder Hack Caused Straight Guys To Hit On Each Other

This hacker decided to give the men of Tinder a taste of their own medicine.<p>"The original idea was to throw that back into the face of the people doing it to see how they would react," he told <i>The Verge</i>, to whom he gave an exclusive interview.<p>(H/T <i>The Verge</i>)

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