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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

My Best Reads 2017

As we head into the last few days of the year, I wanted to talk about some great books from this year.

42 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2017, Including Denis Villeneuve, Guillermo del Toro, and More

Films by del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, Sean Baker, Edgar Wright and Villeneuve are on most top tens, but who made their lists? From Almodovar to Zobel, …

How to be wiser

What is wisdom? And can you learn it?<p>Wisdom is something that’s hard to define and yet somehow we know it when we see it. The wise people stay calm in a crisis. They can step back and see the bigger picture. They’re thoughtful and self-reflective. They recognise the limits of their own knowledge, …

Self-improvement

Float

Schindler factory to become a Holocaust memorial

Oskar Schindler saved 1,200 Jews from deportation to a concentration camp by hiring them to work in his factory during World War II. Now that …

Steven Spielberg

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

One neural circuit is responsible for "rapid arousal from sleep and anesthesia."<p>Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern …

Neuroscience

A disturbing Cold War document reveals US plans to nuke more than 1,000 cities if war broke out with the USSR

The 800-page document, labeled "Top Secret", lists more than 1,100 airfields in the Soviet bloc, along with urban-industrial targets in 1,200 cities such as Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow and Beijing for "systematic destruction". Over 100 targets in Moscow and Leningrad, including heavily-populated areas, …

The 6 Best Movies to See in Theaters This Holiday Weekend

Choose wisely.<p>Not every year-end movie is worth the price of theater admission. These six are.<p>The Big Short<p>The least depressed you'll ever feel about the Recession. Watch Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Steve Carell game the system—which you don't need to entirely understand. Then, …

The Revenant Is Brutal to Watch, But You Need to See It

DiCaprio's pain goes beyond performance.<p>It has become a cliché to bitch and moan about the state of movies. Creatively and financially, the argument goes, the glory days of film are in the long-vanished past, locked in one of Hollywood's golden ages or in the revenue streams that flowed without …

Captain America: Civil War star Scarlett Johansson on the scrutiny of Black Widow

Black Widow never has it easy.<p>Onscreen, Natasha Romanov has an agonizing backstory and is working like hell to do enough good to erase the red from …

11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Benghazi

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Concept Images Emerge

As Samsung continues to prepare for the release of the Galaxy S7, it is largely expected that the corporation will produce a Galaxy S7 Edge this time …

10 Eye-Catching Metro Stations Worth a Stop

Stepping into this Stockholm station is like stepping into a very elaborate cave. The only place where all three of Stockholm’s metro lines meet, …

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough.<p>Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a …

San Francisco

iPhone 6s review

When I reviewed the iPhone 6 last year, I explained how different reviewing an iPhone is compared to reviewing other smartphones. Reviews typically …

Mobile Technology

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Iran's Khamenei threatens 'harsh' retaliation over Hajj stampede at Mina

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran's Supreme Leader is threatening Saudi Arabia with "tough and harsh" retaliation after saying that the bodies of Hajj stampede victims are not being repatriated swiftly.<p>"Saudi Arabia failed to fulfill its duties concerning the desperate wounded (pilgrims)," said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, …

South Asia

Everything A Guy Needs To Know Before Buying Jeans

Just say no to acid wash.<p>Buying jeans is overwhelming and annoying, for men <i>and</i> women. But today, we're going to focus on guys.<p>We know that there are so many choices and so many ways that jean shopping can go wrong, but if you keep three major things in mind on your next shopping trip -- namely fit, …

Putin Hits West’s Rebels Instead of ISIS

A Russian general asked the U.S. to remove its planes from Syrian airspace Wednesday, just hours before Russian airstrikes began there.<p>The Russian …

Middle East

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

On the hunt for the Nazi gold train: Inside the Polish tunnels that may hold the bullion

Claims that a long-lost train carrying Nazi gold is close to being found have brought excitement to a Polish town<p>There has always been a bit of gold in the steep, tree-decked hills around Walbrzych in southern <b>Poland.</b> Enough to prompt the opening of a few mines long ago, and enough for tourists to …

Global currency wars: why China's devaluation is a peace offering misunderstood by the world

Renminbi shift is not the opening salvo in a 1930s-style cycle of "competitive easing"<p>China's biggest currency intervention for more than two decades has jolted financial markets out of their traditional August lull.<p>The Chinese central bank's (PBOC) surprise decision to tweak the renminbi’s peg to …

Driving Ireland, Coast to Coast

Forget traveling from Point A to Point B in Ireland. Slow down on a coast-to-coast road trip with some of Ireland's best towns along the way. These are the sights you have to see between Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Could the Third Reich Happen Here?

Could it happen here?<p>That question should never be far from our minds. The terrifying 12 years of the Third Reich in power remain an enigma. Even …

World History