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Facebook bravely admits that it is a problem, and suggests we spend more time on Facebook

On Dec. 15, a strange post went up on Facebook’s corporate blog. It was strange because it suggested that Facebook might, in fact, be bad for you.<p>What solution can the social network provide? The same answer it gives to every question: namely, more Facebook.<p>The post was the latest in Facebook’s …

23 Books Guaranteed To Give You That Summer Feeling

"The locations alone make you want to pack up and travel all summer long."<p>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break

Your brain needs food too.<p>Until a year ago, I belonged to the 80 percent of Americans who don't listen to podcasts. I couldn't find time in my day to dedicate to listening. Then, last March, during a weekly lunch meeting with fellow business designers, we got into a discussion about NPR's Planet …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

10 Not So Obvious Things You Need to Be a Real (Good) Leader

Seven years into being CEO, I've learned a lot and grown a lot. I've watched myself and others to see and learn what makes a good leader. And I've observed many headed down the path to various leadership roles who are seeking to learn and grow. There are many versions of leadership, and I think …

Consciousness

This Is What It Takes To Inspire Your Employees

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

20 podcasts that will make you smarter

The past couple of years have been huge for podcasts.<p>Episodes of true-crime series "Serial" were downloaded more than 80 million times, President Barack Obama visited comedian Marc Maron's garage for his "WTF" podcast, and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a candid chat …

Self-improvement

5 Key Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Manager

Most management skills are best learned on the job, but here are a few things I've learned to help get you started.

Management

London's housing crisis just reached a turning point

This shift from ownership to shorter-term rental tenancies, one mirrored by trends in the largest North American cities, is likely to have a number of consequences. Being able to afford decent housing in London is liable to become even harder for the average person. At the same time, the growing …

Housing

The Screening Room: “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos”

There’s joy in every squiggle of Konstantin Bronzit’s “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos.” The fifteen-minute film, which is nominated for a 2016 Oscar in the animated-short category, follows two unnamed cosmonauts as they prepare for a space mission. They’re best friends who revolve in the same …

A simple guide to what Marco Rubio really believes

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>, Reporter<p>Everyone keeps trying to put Marco Rubio in a box. His colleague and rival Ted Cruz has dismissed him as a "moderate." Liberal commentators have argued that Rubio is just as extreme as his rivals.<p>In fact, Rubio is an unusual figure in Republican politics who does not fit …

Health Care

A Perfect Day In...Paris

Zadig & Voltaire's Artistic Director Cecilia Bonstrom gives us a tour of her Paris.<p><b>7:30am</b>: I jump out of bed, and usually make a quick breakfast at home, but a perfect Paris morning would include a breakfast at Les Deux Magots, where I would order a baguette-buerre-confiture (that's a baguette with …

Why one of Coke's star female execs gave it up after 7 years to join an ad agency

For the last seven years, that glass was filled with Coke. Clark was one of Coca-Cola's top senior execs, who worked her way up to become the company's president of sparkling brands and strategic marketing.<p>When Clark took a sabbatical last year, reportedly to help Hillary Clinton work on the social …

Hillary just can’t win: Even mixed poll results mean she’s choking | Salon.com

If that's the case, Hillary Clinton's camp probably thought yesterday was shaping up as an overall positive. In the morning, a new Monmouth/KBUR poll was released showing the former secretary of state with a 9-point lead in the very competitive state of Iowa, which holds its caucus on February 1.<p>A …

Government

Airbnb Unveils Their Most Wish-Listed Properties

One of them has a Pirates of the Caribbean theme...<p>This week, Airbnb released their list of the world's most desirable properties selected from their roster of almost two million listings in over 190 countries. Surprisingly, the list proved that less is more as some of the site's most unexpected, …

Always Lonely: A Visual Celebration of Sinatra

/photos/590972a9019dfc3494ea2541]<p>Frank Sinatra will forever be celebrated for his swaggering sense of style, mellifluous singing voice, and intimidating attitude. He was the world’s first modern pop star. But Sinatra’s most important cultural contribution might be what he is known for least: being …

House Tour: A Bohemian-Meets-Americana Brooklyn Rental

<b>Apartment Therapy Survey:</b><p><b>Our Style:</b> We have two different styles that we’ve combined. Dan’s woodsy style is rooted in summers spent in the Upper …

Dining Rooms

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016 | The Star

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

New Year's resolution: Start investing

Are you in the 1%? Congratulations! This article isn't for you. For everyone else, make a New Year's resolution to get into the 50% club.<p>About half of Americans own stocks. They understand the secret to getting wealthy and financially healthy.<p>The U.S. stock market has been on steroids. It's gained …

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Paramount Pictures

20+ Best Home Decor Trends That Shaped 2016

Let's face it: This year looked mighty stylish.<p>Click through to see the show-stopping styles that got us the most excited this year.

Munich city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Munich holidays,City breaks,Short breaks,Weekend breaks,Germany holidays,Food and drink,Europe holidays,Bars and clubs,Travel,Food & drink<p>Outside Oktoberfest, the Bavarian capital is a graceful city – green in summer, atmospheric in winter, and buzzing with great museums and bars year round<p>Often …

9 Reasons Why I Loved Munich, Germany

The first stop on our Germany and Luxembourg trip was the Bavarian city of Munich. My parents, sister, daughter, and I arrived after an unending …

European Travel

The best way to listen to the 'Star Wars' soundtrack is with a Millennium Falcon speaker

You can't command the Millennium Falcon, but you can own a speaker that looks like it.<p>The iHome Millennium Falcon Bluetooth Speaker is a smaller …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. A French carrier has leaked that preorders for the iPhone 6S are due to start on September 11.</b> There are also rumors that the phone will be released on September 18.<p><b>2. Amazon's Fire TV is now more popular than Apple TV.</b> Roku, however, is still more popular than both of those streaming devices.<p><b>3.</b> …

Jeff Bezos