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These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Literature

The Seven Types of Atheist

We spoke to philosopher John Gray about the many different forms of atheist that exist today, and why the majority of them suck.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Not believing in God has always seemed perfectly sensible to me, but also a bit of a tedious thing to discuss. Of course, that …

Religion

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Apps

Kanye West Just Offered the Best Career Advice You'll Hear This Week

The fashion designer, rapper and all-around famous person has decided to give advice. Lots of it. And some of it's good.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's trying to help you.<p>At least, that's how it seems with the number …

Business Strategy

15 Things You Should Never Say to an Introvert

Introverts aren't magical beings full of sagacious advice who think they're better than everyone else. They make up a pretty big part of the population — one third to half of the population identifies as introverts. Introversion simply refers to the need for time alone to recharge your batteries. …

Self-help

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Nutrition

What 7 ancient iconic buildings looked like during their glory days

1/<p>The Parthenon in Athens, Greece, was constructed in the 5th century BCE.<p>Standing tall on the hill of the Acropolis, Athens' ancient citadel, the …

Ancient History

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Living Rooms

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

7 of the most important survival skills you should know

Lance Cpl. Joey Holeman/USMC<p>Whenever you're planning on going outdoors for an extended period of time, it's always good to have a practiced survival skill or two up your sleeve — you never know when you're going to need it.<p>There are a lot of different survival products on the market, but most of …

U.S. Marines

27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

Nutrition

You don't need to be a pro to sell your photos online

Earn a little cash from stock photography websites.<p>If you have a passion for photography, you don't have to wait for your big break. While you work on your craft, you can earn money by selling your pictures on stock photo sites.<p>This is a great way to get cash from a hobby you already enjoy, but …

Photography

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> …

Self-improvement

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Camping

15 Things You Must Own Before You Invite a Woman Over

Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>So no one told you life was gonna be this way, but now you’re here and we’re telling you: Life is this way. You can’t live by your twentysomething dorm-life values forever—at least, not if you plan to get laid. To show visitors to your home that you are a legit …

First Aid

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

Psychology

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

Kava: Inside the All-Natural High That's Sweeping America

For centuries, this South Pacific root has been brewed into a calming tea – and now U.S. shops are offering it up as an alternative to drugs<p>Tracy and …

FDA

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

31 Unexpected Hacks For Coping With Social Anxiety, According To Reddit

We all get nervous in social settings from time to time, whether that comes in the form of fretting over a first date or worrying about a work …

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

Neil Postman (1931-2003)<p>On March 8, 1931, media theorist, author, and cultural critic <b>Neil Postman</b> was born. He is best known for his works …

Oxford’s Free Introduction to Philosophy: Stream 41 Lectures

You don't need to go to Oxford to study philosophy. Not when it will come to you. Above, find a playlist that features 41 lectures from Oxford's …

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.<p>It was men like Billy Graham who convinced me to leave the church I attended for nearly two decades. They convinced me to …

Faith

Read the official FCC net neutrality repeal document and weep

The US government’s official journal, the <i>Federal Register</i>, today revealed the FCC’s net neutrality repeal paperwork in an “unpublished” version ahead of the unveiling of the official version set for 22 February.<p>The document is titled “Restoring Internet Freedom.” This name, we can only guess, is …

Telecoms

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …