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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

Outliers

• <b>Author:</b> Malcolm Gladwell<p>In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?<p>His answer is that we pay too much …

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

The Best Nude Nail Polish for Every Skin Tone

Some good news: nude nail polish, which pretty much works with every outfit and looks great on all skin tones, is still trending. “Nude shades are …

Makeup

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

• <b>Author:</b> Amy Morin<p>The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mental Strength<p>Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist …

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

• <b>Author:</b> Anne Berest and Others<p>From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. <br>In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their …

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

Cleaning

Don't be fooled by Greece making that IMF payment — the country is still marching into chaos

That sort of reaction is a bit like having a celebratory drink because you've paid your electricity bill — it's probably not a good signal about your financial health.<p>Greece is currently negotiating a short-term bailout extension that it doesn't really want, offered by European institutions which …

These ​9 Techniques Will Help You Stop Forgetting Things All The Time

​Can't remember names? Where you left your keys? We got your back.<p>If I told you there was a giant top hat in my kitchen sink, a pot of baby oil brewing in my coffee maker, granite spilling out of my fridge, hay stuffed in my microwave, and Garfield the cat roasting in my oven, you'd likely smile …

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: All the Differences, Explained

Your complete guide, here.<p>A few months ago, I was flying out of New York's JFK Airport when I got into a disagreement with a TSA officer in the PreCheck line, who told me that—long story short—it didn't matter whether or not I had Global Entry, as it was a different program than TSA PreCheck and …

Flying

12 New Historical Fiction Novels To Transport You To A Different Time And Place This Summer

For a lot of people, summertime means vacation and travel, but not everyone has the luxury to take time off from work and see the sights. If you're …

SuperFreakonomics

• <b>Author:</b> Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner<p><i>Freakonomics</i> lived on the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in <i>SuperFreakonomics</i>—the long awaited follow-up to their <i>New</i> …

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger<p><b>“Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American</b> …

Make Your Bed

• <b>Author:</b> William H. Mcraven<p>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<p>BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE GRADUATION SPEECH WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE<i><br>If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.</i><p>On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at …

Read These 13 Books and You'll Be a Better Person

Leo Tolstoy wrote that, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Reading is an ethical pursuit, and a …

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

• <b>Author:</b> Oren Klaff<p><b>Gold Medal Winner--Tops Sales World's Best Sales and Marketing Book</b><p>“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”<b><br>—JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics</b><p>“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. <i>Pitch Anything</i> reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”<b><br>—JOSH WHITFORD,</b> …

Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas Fleming<p>"A superb retelling of the story of Valley Forge and its aftermath, demonstrating that reality is far more compelling than myth." - Gordon S. Wood<p>The defining moments of the American Revolution did not occur on the battlefield or at the diplomatic table, writes New York Times …

The Winter Fortress

• <b>Author:</b> Neal Bascomb<p><b>“Riveting and poignant . . . The Winter Fortress metamorphoses from engrossing history into a smashing thriller . . . Mr. Bascomb’s research and, especially, his storytelling skills are first-rate.”—The Wall Street Journal</b><p><b>“Weaving together his typically intense research and a</b> …

The Year of Magical Thinking

• <b>Author:</b> Joan Didion<p>From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or …

The Beginnings of British Romanticism

In honor of <b>John Constable</b>’s birthday month (it was his 241st birthday June 11th), let’s celebrate by talking about Constable’s prominent perch in the …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

Henry Viii

The Traditional French Way to Make a Flower Arrangement

When Louis Brunet and Olivier Plusquellec moved from France to the United States, they were dismayed to find that the flower selection was not exactly up to Parisian snuff. In particular, Burnet and Plusquellec were struck by the lack of quality roses readily available for purchase in New York …

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now

These are the books you're likely to spot everyone reading this summer, according to Amazon.<p>The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really …

Self-improvement

This week’s must-read books

(fiction, St. Martin’s)<p>Heather Mulgrew has just graduated from college and is traveling abroad with her friends, having European adventures before …

Books

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

The May Day Wreath and Its Roots in Ancient Greece | GreekReporter.com

Maios (Μάιος in Greek), the month of May, took its name from the ancient goddess Maia (in Greek Μαία, the mother, the midwife, she who helps to give …

Top Luxury Experiences In Spain

Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world, and when it comes to luxury travel, there are some amazing destinations in the country that …

Luxury Travel

How to design a home with black and white

Whether you’re looking for instant drama or a serene palette, these tips will help you craft the perfect design plan<p>Photograph by Chris</b> …