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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

‘Afghanistan’s Malala’: College student shot by Taliban in 2016 graduates with honors

KABUL — The moment Breshna Musazai climbed onto the stage in a black cap and gown, leaning on a walker and her brother’s arm, the audience burst into applause.<p>Of the 139 students who received bachelor’s degrees at the American University of Afghanistan on May 11, Musazai, 28, was the indisputable …

Afghanistan

Anthony Bourdain was ‘regularly suicidal’ after end of first marriage

On TV shows such as “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown,” chef Anthony Bourdain presented the image of an alpha male of the world.<p>Beneath the …

Times Square

We Need to Talk About Anthony Bourdain

As I see it, you either have to deal with the slightly uncomfortable situation of having your line cook cry in front of you, or you cry at their …

Mental Health

In the shadow of Uber's rise, taxi driver suicides leave cabbies shaken

Take it from veteran Chicago cabby Nnamdi Uwazie: The shock waves from the recent suicides of five New York City taxi and livery drivers are being felt in the Windy City as well.<p>So is the desperation that drove a struggling limo driver to kill himself with a shotgun outside City Hall in Manhattan …

Transportation

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

The year 1998 had some great ideas our culture gave up on too soon: Internet cafes, travel agencies, Jennifer Love Hewitt's singing career. Plus …

Music

Here are 5 founding fathers whose skepticism about Christianity would make them unelectable today

To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry …

Religion

Breathtaking Colorized Photos Show the Horror of the War in the Pacific During World War II

Stunning photos of the US Army during the War in the Pacific have been brought to life through vivid colorization. The breathtaking images capture …

Military

23 Ways To Be A Little Bit Smarter About Your Money

"Think about what you want to buy in terms of the hours it took you to earn that money."

Personal Finance

Trump backs away from China trade war, while a Trump development gets a $500 million Chinese loan

It seems noteworthy, but few reporters want to mention it in their Trump-China coverage.<p>May initially looked to be the month that the long-awaited US-China trade war would finally arrive. Sunday, though, things changed. President Trump seems to have basically just backed down.<p>“We’re putting the …

Donald Trump

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Photography

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Happiness

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Three Questions to Strengthen Yourself as a Writer

Some days you feel fantastic about the words you put down on paper, and about the ideas you describe with those words, too. Other days, however, it …

7 Surefire Strategies To Build Massive Wealth According to the Top 7 Finance Books – Page 3

3. Make Your Money Work For You.<p>“Savings without a mission is garbage. Your money needs to work for you, not lie around you.” -Dave Ramsey<p>Most people …

Brooklyn solar company sees canopies as way for city to go green

Built for New York City’s small, flat roofs, panels can work on rooftops anywhere<p>It’s no surprise that sunny states like California and Florida are considered growth markets for solar power. But a new company believes there’s another, often overlooked, growth market for this type of renewable …

Ban on home deliveries of knives in government crackdown after surge in London stabbings

Anyone buying a knife online will be banned from having it sent to a residential address, under a government crackdown following a surge in street …

Knives

Side gig opportunities: 27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with low overhead — it's often possible to get started with less than $1,000.<p>First, "Ask yourself, 'What's my passion?'" says career and life coach Deborah …

Small Business

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

10 Mysterious Ancient Manuscripts With Hidden Secrets

Dating back hundreds to thousands of years, codices can reveal much about an ancient culture, that is, if you can decipher the text. Often written in …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Water might be the weirdest liquid in the universe, and now we know why

H2O might seem simple, but how it arranges itself is bizarre.<p>Water might seem ubiquitous and ordinary; it covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface, …

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries, study finds

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries and could help beat heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at the University of Sao Paulo took dietary information and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) readings from more than 4,400 study participants, nearly all of whom drank coffee.<p>They …

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Sometimes called <i>miracle meals</i> (because they are), these one-pan dinners are a busy person's dream come true. Quick to assemble, quick to cook, and …

Why Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is evolutionarily novel, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people drink more alcohol than less intelligent …

American General In Syria Confirms US Forces Killed Hundreds Of Russians In Massive Battle

US Army Brigadier General Jonathan Braga also said he was 'absolutely worried' the situation could have escalated in a bigger conflict.<p>US Army<p>A …

17 Irish Recipes to Make Your Own Luck

From the Emerald Isle come these hearty, comforting Irish recipes<p>Skip the green beer and make one of these classic Irish recipes from the Emerald …

Cooking

How Cheese, Wheat and Alcohol Shaped Human Evolution

You aren’t what you eat, exactly. But over many generations, what we eat does shape our evolutionary path. “Diet,” says anthropologist John Hawks, of …

Back to the land: the young American farmers turning away from the rat race to raise their own food

Faith Gilbert’s friends thought she was mad. Five years ago, the history and anthropology graduate told her San Francisco university classmates that she was leaving the lucrative life around Silicon Valley, and returning to the East Coast to grow vegetables.<p>“They thought I was choosing cows and …