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The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

Meet the New 580-Horsepower Aston Martin Vanquish S

In a world of turbocharging, the Vanquish S keeps the naturally aspirated V12 alive for a little while longer.<p>The second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish has been around since 2012, receiving a few tweaks and updates along the way. And while Aston Martin continues to insist that it's a "super grand …

Aston Martin

LeBron James says he's lost respect for Phil Jackson following 'posse' comment

The Cleveland superstar said he had nothing but respect for the coach -- past tense<p>LeBron James is not particularly happy with Phil Jackson. The …

A Quick 5-Move Total Body Workout Routine

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here's a quick 5-move total body workout that you can do basically anywhere, …

Tesla's Former Chief Engineer Has a New Luxury Electric Car

One of the key engineering minds behind Tesla’s groundbreaking electric Model S sedan has a daring new luxury electric car he and his team will …

Microsoft is partnering with Elon Musk's $1 billion AI research company to help it battle Amazon and Google

Under the terms of the partnership, OpenAI will use the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service as the "preferred" place to do its AI experiments. In return, Microsoft gets increased access to OpenAI's deep bench of robotics and experts, making Azure a better place for building AI-powered …

Artificial Intelligence

How the Best CEOs Differ from Average Ones

We all know the stereotypes: Great CEOs are extroverted. They’re self-promoting. They’re risk takers. But are these stereotypes true? Which traits actually differentiate CEOs from other executives? And, most important, which attributes separate successful CEOs from other CEOs?<p>There is a great deal …

10 Success lessons from Elon Musk – “Tesla Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+1<p>Shares 22<p>Elon Musk is now considered Earth’s most future-oriented person. He is an American entrepreneur, inventor and investor. …

10 Success lessons from Mark Cuban – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share52<p>Tweet<p>Share137<p>+16<p>Shares 195<p>He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV …

Entrepreneurship

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Creative Writing

7 Horrible Ways to Lead a Team (and the 1 Mistake Everyone Makes)

If you do this, you are not a leader.<p>Leadership is not, "Hey, you, go do this thing for me."<p>When we think about leadership, we tend to think in terms of hierarchy--those at "the top" are considered "the leaders" and those at the bottom are considered "the followers."<p>The problem with this sort of …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Time Management

The Collatz Conjecture Is a Simple Problem That Mathematicians Can't Solve

A kid can understand the question, but no one can answer it.<p>Part of the beauty of mathematics is that seemingly simple patterns lead to much more complicated questions and theories. The Collatz conjecture, which is the subject of a new video from YouTube channel Numberphile, is the perfect example …

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

Avoid these 11 massive time wasters to build a successful startup

When you're building a startup, the last thing you have time for is wasting time; hundreds of tasks need your attention and the founder who's using time most efficiently wins.<p>We asked some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies to share their top tips for avoiding the huge …

They came to Kenya as refugees -- and they left as Olympians

<b>Ngong, Kenya (CNN) —</b> It's early morning in the Ngong Hills, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, and a group of athletes huddle together in prayer in tracksuits and long pants. It's notoriously chilly this time of year.<p>The runners set off from their camp, a converted orphanage, at a modest pace, …

South Sudan

The World's Most Powerful Women: August 1

Hillary Clinton set off a Twitterstorm after her historic acceptance speech to the DNC last week. But it had nothing to do with her proposal to …

What is Content Marketing Strategy and How It Builds Your Brand?

When you are working or doing business in marketing fields, you have pretty much heard the terms Content Marketing every once in awhile. It’s all …

10 Setbacks which entrepreneurs must overcome

Share16<p>Tweet<p>Share20<p>+13<p>Shares 39<p>The most successful people will tell you that at some point in their careers, they thought they were going to fail. …

Entrepreneurship

Australia's About to Move 1.5 Metres to The North

Update the maps!<p>Due to tectonic shifts, the entire continent of Australia has moved 1.5 metres north over the past 22 years, putting it out of sync …

What is Continuous Improvement?

Continuous Improvement Defined<p><b>Continuous improvement, or Kaizen,</b> is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. …

Project Management

Vinod Khosla: You don’t need a CEO, You Need a Founder to Lead & Innovate

Written by Andrew Broadbent on Startup Grind<p>“No board,” with only a few hours of exposure to a company every 6 weeks, “is qualified to make any …

UNESCO's 21 New World Heritage Sites Are A Traveler's Dream

UNESCO's list of protected locales are as stunning as they are diverse.<p>If you have plans to see the entire world in all its grandeur, UNESCO’s official list of World Heritage Sites is a good place to start.<p>This sacred collection consists of 1,052 locales across the globe ― historical and cultural, …

National Parks

Seeing Uncertainty As A Gift: The Best Sentence Carl Jung Ever Wrote

You are either asking, "Who the hell is Carl Jung, and what's the big deal on one sentence?" Or: "Who the hell do you think you are, buckeroo, to decide Jung's best thought?"<p>Let's get to the grandfather of spiritual psychology's sentence in question, which is this:<p>"Each is deceived by the sense of …

Spirituality

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …