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Our 25 Favorite Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Picks

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail<p>Cheryl Strayed<p>In her early 20s, Cheryl Strayed was mourning the premature death of her mother. She drifted for a while, unable to cope with her grief. Strayed decided to take herself away from everything by hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, which runs from …

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Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik/Rick Bowmer/Harper)</b><p>Conservatives and the media treated Vance’s memoir like “Poor People for Dummies.” Watch his damaging rhetoric work<p>Jared Yates Sexton<p>March 11, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>When Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz took to the airwaves Tuesday to defend his party’s …

The 20 Best Books of 2016, According to 36 "Best of" Lists

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with this winter, you’re bound to find one on this list. These are the books found on “best of 2016" …

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Watch These 5 Remarkable TED Talks to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Improving emotional intelligence--often shortened to E.I.--has lately been at the forefront of many people's minds. At its core, emotional intelligence is the ability to understand others and their emotions, as well as being able to properly react to others' behavior in an effective manner. Doing …

Emotional Intelligence

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

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Librarians recommend the books you should read in each decade of your life

If anyone understands that, it's the librarians in the Reader Services department of the New York Public Library.<p>We asked the librarians which titles we should be reading at every stage of our lives, and they were gracious enough to pick their favorites.<p>Here they are.

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2016 – Electric Literature

The 2016 novels that every fiction lover should read<p>Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite …

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10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

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Your top 10 books of the year . . . so far

We editors can sit around all day debating which books are most worthy of attention—and we do, for our year-end lists, our monthly Top 10 newsletter, …

8 TED Talks to help practice patience

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9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

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10 Best TED Talks About Healthy Living

Put in your earbuds and get a dose of now-you-know.<p>TED, the nonprofit platform committed to ideas worth spreading, is one heck of a treasure trove. …

Running with the Mind of Meditation

• <b>Author:</b> Sakyong Mipham<p><b>A unique fitness program from a highly respected spiritual leader that blends physical and spiritual practice for everyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to great benefits for both body and soul.</b> <br>As a Tibetan lama and leader of Shambhala (an …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

8 Motivational Books Entrepreneurs Must Read To Fight Their Leadership Battles

Most entrepreneurial problems are problems of leadership. Entrepreneurs who don’t know the basic principles of managing and motivating people, taking …

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2016

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>For a couple of years …

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10 New Leadership Books You Must Read in 2016

<i>Update: For a look at the latest picks on top management books, you’ll want to read Best Management Books for 2017.</i><p>As the year winds to a close, …

Leadership

7 Science-Backed Books About Spirituality You Need To Read

Apprehensive about those spirituality books in the Self-Help aisle? Me too. Here are 7 Science-Backed books about Spirituality to help get your …

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

I know, I know. Your schedule is filled from morning to night, every square on your Google calendar colored in with pitches to partners, deep-dive synergizing strategy sessions, and lots of caffeine-fueled coffee meetings. There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think …