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5 skills anyone in customer service should master

Poor customer service always has the same result.The customer never comes back and alerts their friends, causing a ripple effect perpetuates until …

20 Stunning Lakes Adventurous Travelers Will Adore

Lakes have always been the vacation staple: a place to hole up in a small house beside the water.<p>Mornings are spent reading summer's best seller with …

Garrison Keillor

Your Creative Calendar: 76 Things To Do, See, And Hear In July

The time has come to bust some ghosts, get grown and sexy with Maxwell, and hack back into Mr. Robot.<p>Just a couple months ago, there was a three or four week period in which Beyoncé, Drake, Radiohead, and Chance The Rapper all released new music. It was a wild ride. No matter what inevitable …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

President Obama Signs Bill Eliminating 'Oriental' From Federal Law

President Barack Obama has signed a bill eliminating all known uses of the term “oriental” from federal law.<p>The bill, which was sponsored by Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), was passed by the House of Representatives unanimously on Feb. 29 and again by the Senate on May 9. It was co-sponsored by 76 …

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

<i>Photograph: Travis Dew Photography</i><p>Dear LilSis,<p>Fifteen years ago, I met your father, Dr. Braxton Wannamaker, when I was a neurology resident at the same institution where you are now a medical student. Dr. Wannamaker mentored me in neurology, epilepsy research, and life. I am blessed that the entire …

23 Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Should Read

A round-up of the Facebook founder's book club picks to populate your shelves or e-reader.<p>New father Mark Zuckerberg might not have as much free time for reading at the moment, but that's OK. Thanks to a public commitment to get through a book every fortnight last year--and a Facebook book club …

Books

15 of the Most Fascinating True Crime Stories Ever Told

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80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Here's how much work your brain can handle before needing a break

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books of 2015

1/<p>'Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words' by Randall Munroe<p>GatesNotes.com<p>In "Thing Explainer," Randall Munroe describes how everything …

The best of the Long Read in 2015

The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for your holiday week, arranged in …

Harry Potter

28 Pieces From 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

Add these to your list, stat.<p>If eyes are a window into the soul, writing is a window into an author's mind. And very often, that mind is dizzyingly interesting and contains insights about our world that we didn't quite know how to articulate on our own.<p>In a media landscape filled with tweets and …

The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015

While putting together our Best of the Year coverage, the documentary list has been possibly the one most tussled-over amongst The Playlist staff, …

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Mark Kermode: the best films of 2015

A female Iranian vampire, forbidden love and Pixar’s brilliant depiction of a teen’s inner turmoil helped make 2015 a great year for cinema<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>You can tell how good a year was by how hard it is to compile a list of the top 10 highlights! Such was the …

Top 10

The 10 (or 20) best movies of 2015, according to Indie Focus writer Mark Olsen

Anyone who would say it was a weak year for movies wasn't looking in the right places. From the furiously sprawling to the finely detailed, there was a wide array of work hitting screens at both the multiplex and the art house this year that felt vital, wildly plugged-in and deeply engaged with the …

Mad Max

I Don't Care Where My Children Go To College

I'm going to say something a bit unheard of in modern times. My thoughts are anathema for most parents. But I'm done pretending.<p>Here goes ...<p>I don't care where my children go to college. I'm not saying I don't care in the but-deep-down-I'm-hoping-they-get-a-full-ride-to-Harvard way. And I'm not …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Productivity 101: A Primer to The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts, while taking frequent breaks to …

What Athletes Can Teach Business Travelers About Staying Healthy on the Road

Being constantly on the road is terrible for your body. Reduce the harm by changing how you think about business travel.<p>You know that constant travel often means lots of jet lag and a few missed gym sessions. But the health toll of frequent business travel can actually be much higher than just …

Immune System

Syria's Assad says Russia's support changes balance on the ground

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Russia’s entry into the war in Syria has changed the balance on the ground, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview on Czech Television, and he predicted that support from his main international ally would remain strong.<p>A Russian S-400 defense missile system drives …

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41 Things To Let Go From Your Life Before The New Year

This upcoming New Year could be the best you’ve ever had.This could be the year when you accomplish more than you ever imagined.This could be the …

Why I started an investigation into female Islamic State supporters

To understand how ISIS were recruiting Western Jihadi brides, Poppy Begum researched the terror organisation's female sympathisers for a Channel 4 documentary<p>When three Bethnal Green schoolgirls left the UK to join ISIS earlier this year, I was appalled.<p>They had lived and gone to school just over a …