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17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

Real Estate

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Education

I ditched my financial advisor for an app, and saving money has never been easier

At the risk of sounding cliché, I'm a millennial with almost no investing experience. I have a 401(k) retirement account, but all my non-retirement savings has been stashed in a standard savings account from Bank of America.<p>With interest rates low and my savings not doing much, I decided it was …

Retirement

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble …

Entrepreneurship

8 changes experts made to vastly improve the real résumé of a mid-level job hunter

As an experienced talent acquisition professional, Lewis (not his real name) knew his résumé would be held to a higher caliber.<p>Despite his years of experience in the recruitment field, he says even he needed help pulling the right information together for his résumé so he could better highlight his …

Employment

How To Get The Great Jobs That Are Never Advertised

For many people, the first move in starting a job search is to scour job postings. But competition for those positions is often fierce. Sarah Stamboulie, a New York-based career consultant who worked in H.R. at Morgan Stanley and Cantor Fitzgerald, and as a career coach in Columbia Business …

Employment

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24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

How long until sex? For millennials, try 10 texts or less

<i>Note: The following article contains language that may be considered NSFW.</i><p>The so-called "dating apocalypse" <i>Vanity Fair</i> coined in its recent article …

The 7 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t become the world’s richest man by wasting away the day binge-watching Netflix. You learn, you grow, you hustle. And you read, and a hell of a lot. Heavy reads, light reads, even breezy beach reads from time to time.<p>We’re …

Books

How to become a billionaire like Jamie Dimon

If you want to be a billionaire (and really, who doesn’t?), you don’t have to marry one — if you choose the right degree at the right college.<p>Jamie …

Harvard

Nvidia's new graphics card pushes for better 4K

Nvidia announced a new flagship graphics card delivering smoother 4K graphics for PC gamers, plus new G-Sync screen technology for smoother gaming on laptops.<p>TAIPEI -- Nvidia has announced a souped-up version of its previous flagship graphics card and given it a titanium sheen, pre-empting the …

Computer Hardware

SanDisk details new portable USB C solid-state drives for MacBook and high capacity flash drives

After announcing new internal solid-state drives last week, SanDisk is back again with new portable storage options for Mac and PC users. This time the popular accessory manufacturer has expanded its line of portable SSDs and USB 3.0 Flash Drives.<p>Head below for the full details, pricing and …

Corsair's Liquid Cooled Bulldog Is The Compact Gaming PC I Can't Wait To Build

Corsair knows how to expertly construct a PC chassis, and I doubt there are many dissenters to argue this. From budget workhorses like the Carbide 200R to mini-ITX beauties like the 250D to super towers like the Obsidian 900D that can accommodate the most extravagant builds, Corsair has the bases …

Living Rooms

12 Things Successful People Never Reveal About Themselves at Work

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating …

Success

Kenya's 2nd Richest Man Sells Dairy Firm To To Kenyatta Family-Owned Business

Brookside Dairy Limited, Kenya’s largest milk processor, has acquired Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited (SALL), an Ugandan dairy company.<p>Brookside Dairy is majority-owned by the Kenyatta Family, of which President Uhuru Kenyatta is a key member, while SALL is a subsidiary of Sameer Group, a …

Africa

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

Check out these incredible photos from where jumbo jets go to die

The days of the jumbo jet are numbered. Since their debut in the late 1960s, planes such as the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 have been the undisputed queens of the sky.<p>Unfortunately, the size, four-engine dependability, and range of these big planes are no longer enough of a …

Aviation

Busted Locals

My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.<br>I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'<br>'No,' she …

Virtual reality sex is coming — and the toys are already here

<i>Note: The following post contains sexually graphic images and descriptions.</i><p>You’re lying back on a bed. You look around. A porn star walks in. She …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Business School

5 Important Startup Lessons From 'Shark Tank'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I enjoy <i>Shark Tank</i> as entertainment, but that’s where the buck stops people <i>(*Kevin Hart impersonation*)</i>. If you’re an avid watcher and don’t want to hear the truth then stop reading now. This is your warning because I’m about to expose the …

Entrepreneurship

Paris will permanently remove all the love locks on Pont des Arts bridge

<i>UPDATED May 30, 11:58 a.m. ET</i><p>There's no love lost between Paris and the tourists who leave padlocks, famously called "love locks," on the city's Pont …

This new website lets you buy expensive, authentic menswear for cheap — but there's a catch

And for the most part it is. Except for Massdrop.com.<p>Started in 2012, Massdrop is a new kind of web service. It's not a retailer, and it doesn't have any kind of item on hand to sell you. Instead, it acts as a middleman between manufacturers and customers.<p>Massdrop's 1 million active users vote for …

Menswear

How to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Should you avoid alcohol, soy and plastics? Use a fertility calendar or track your temperature? Five experts offer the definitive, myth-busting guide to maximising your fertility<p><i>In a recent study, teetotallers conceived more quickly and had fewer miscarriages than even very light drinkers'</i><p><b>Dr</b> …

Pregnancy

Eight reasons you make bad financial decisions

Millions of people make terrible financial choices every day. Here’s why<p>1. You are poor, tired and worn out<p>Why does anyone take a payday loan at 4,000% interest? Or pay £800 for a television from “rent to own” firm BrightHouse rather than buying it for £350 from John Lewis? Why buy junk food when …

National University of Singapore