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22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

7 Great Longform Magazines on Flipboard

When was the last time you just sat and read? Social media, television and games battle for your attention during your spare time but reading and learning can arm you with better writing skills, perspective and knowledge about what’s going on in the world. Toss away the listicles and clickbait for …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

Farm-to-table

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed

When he was five years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Politics<p>What happened to the U.S. college student—who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is more shocking than anyone knew.<p>By Doug Bock …

Red Carpet

The 5 must-have books on whiskey, American cocktails, and moonshine

In honor of that transition, we found five great books on the liquor.<p>Some go through the history of whiskey, others include recipes for American whiskey cocktails, and one even tells you how to make your own moonshine (!).<p>So whether you want to educate yourself, or are thinking of getting a nice …

Cocktails

The 29 Best Bottles Of Scotch In The World

If that's the case, your drink has to be scotch whisky — the native spirit of the country itself.<p>To help you with that process, Business Insider put together a list of award winning whiskys from the International Wine and Spirit Compeition. Distillers and winemakers have been holding that …

Whiskey

How To Be More Productive And Eliminate Time Wasting Activities By Using The “Eisenhower Box”

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms …

Time Management

Just Outside The City

Suburbs can be an excellent place for retirement. Pluses include more space, affordability, and quiet to complement the cultural attractions and other amenities of the nearby big city. Forbes compared hundreds of suburbs and selected 25 top locales, with the farthest out 22 miles from the downtown …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

The Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For In 2015

InsightSquared, Paxata, Trifacta, Cloudera, Birst, Sumo Logic, Gainsight, Google, Ayasdi and Visier are the most recommended big data and business analytics companies by employees to friends.<p>These and other insights are from an analysis completed today comparing Glassdoor ratings by the companies …

Big Data

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Visa Moves At The Speed Of Money

Sitting inconspicuously among the Pentagon contractors and trade associations in a western suburb of Washington, D.C. is a low-slung building protected by landscaped berms and a fence topped by razor wire. The exterior walls are a patchwork of whites, grays and greens to confuse passersby trying to …

Best Art Ever (This Week) - 04.11.14

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic …

Meet the man responsible for Google's billion-dollar acquisitions

Google<p>Over the years, Google has acquired 180+ different companies.<p>On its top ten alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.<p>That's a lot of …

Disturbing truth of Beach Body ad girl's diet: Model in controversial ad says her figure is all in the genes, but we reveal how she REALLY stays trim

When Australian swimwear model Renee Somerfield bared her bronzed bikini-clad body on London Underground hoardings a few weeks ago, it sparked uproar …

Nutrition

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Healthy Eating

The Secret of Dropping More Than 30 Pounds

Almost everyone who’s lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It’s simple, really: During the first months of any …

Get Fitter, Firmer, Faster! 18 Fitness Shortcuts

Use these secrets to peel off pounds.<p>Fire up your metabolism with intervals.<p>One study found that doing 10 four-minute speed bursts with two minutes …

Articles about modern wood pavilion joins 19th century home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior …

Jared Leto Is Ripped To Shreds As The Joker: His Vegan Diet and Yoga Workout Secrets

The naturally lanky Jared Leto pumped up to play the Joker in “Suicide Squad.” (Photos: Instagram, Celebrity Health Fitness) Jared Leto, a vegan yoga …

An Island-by-Island Guide to Caribbean Rum

Call it rum, <i>rhum,</i> or <i>ron</i>; just don’t call it boring. Often (falsely) portrayed as uniformly saccharine, rum is one of the most diverse spirits on the …

The Top 10 Hotels for Wine Lovers

Many hotels serve a functional purpose: a convenient place to rest for the night. But what about hotels that are designed for more – hotels which …

Wine