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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World

As a young reporter in Eastern Europe in 2001, I expected to witness the “end of history” and the flowering of democracy. That was just one of the mistakes I made.<p><b>The end of</b> <b>history — that is, the American 1990s —</b> came for a handful of reporters in Belarus, where the big story of Sept. 10, 2001, was …

Journalism

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

Books

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking
Southwest Airlines

What to Bring on a Baja Camping Surf Trip

Alex Gray, on what you need for a successful strike mission down south<p>"No expectations," says Californian Alex Gray of his pre-Baja mantra. "Every …

This One Trick Will Make Your Pasta So Much Better

And it doesn’t require any extra time.<p>There are few dishes as satisfying as a steaming plate of pasta, especially when it’s enjoyed at the end of a …

Cooking

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 The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

Stranger Things

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

Bitcoin, blockchain explainer: A revolutionary idea which will transform everything from voting to music sales

How the Tax Plan Will Send Jobs Overseas

Companies are going to be able to save a ton of money by locating factories abroad.<p>Despite Donald Trump’s “America first” rhetoric, many suspected that the tax plan he would support would actually increase the incentives for U.S. multinationals to move both profits and operations overseas. I wrote …

Profit

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Here's how to fix it once and for all.<p>Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker …

Country Lifestyle

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

You Should Look at The Moon

This weekend, for the several billionth or so time in Earth’s history, the Moon will be in the part of its orbit around Earth where it’s a little …

Astronomy

Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

There’s a manifest need to lower corporate tax rates—but instead of building consensus, the GOP is pursuing a bill that’s likely to be rolled back even if it passes.<p>America badly needs corporate tax reform.<p>The United States pretends to tax corporations heavily. But those heavy tax rates are …

Affordable Care Act

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Communist Party

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

Books

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Ho Chi Minh City

15 ways to be more secure online

Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.<p>Welcome to the New World. Email phishing has evolved. Trolls can target your Facebook timeline, and your social security number is probably floating around the internet right now. Even Wi-Fi is no longer <i>completely</i> secure. But it’s …

Information Systems

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

War

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Healthy Eating

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

The 10 Most Addicting Books, According to the Internet

When I asked the MR community to help me compile a list of genuinely addicting books, I had no idea the request would be met with such gusto. As of …

Books

25 Sweet, Sexy, and Captivating Books You're Going to Want to Read This Fall

Can you hear that? The first rustling of the leaves? That first whiff of pumpkin? That first cool breeze? Fall is almost here, and I'm ready to tell you what to read after you take that first hay ride through the pumpkin patch. So grab a pumpkin spice latte and get ready: I've got the 25 best new …

Why Americans Get Conned Again and Again

Their admiration for ingenuity and gumption leaves room for opportunists.<p>For decades, Donald Trump has been compared to the legendary showman P.T. Barnum. Trump himself has publicly embraced being likened to a man described by historians as “vulgar, childish, surely just a little crooked.” His …

Groundhog Day