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20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Bill Gates

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

I grew up in Alaska — here's what I tell my friends to do when they visit

The 49th state certainly lives up to its moniker of "The Last Frontier," but it is also home to vibrant, growing cities, a booming outdoor culture, and mountains that take your breath away. And yes, dog sleds.<p>As someone who was born and raised in Anchorage, the state's largest city, I consider …

National Parks

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

The best books about Paris you need to read

<b>The Only Street in Paris</b><p>France's cook book king David Lebovitz recommends recent release The Only Street in Paris, by Elaine Sciolino.<p>"She captures a …

Prime Books Reveals the Contents of The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2017, edited by Rich Horton

Yesterday Prime Book publisher Sean Wallace announced the Table of Contents for the ninth (ninth!) volume of Rich Horton’s <b>Year’s Best Science Fiction</b> …

Books

5 Historical Novels That Fantasy Fans Will Probably Love

The Romans occupied Britain for centuries, and now they’ve abandoned the land and its people to fend for themselves. While marauding Saxons, Irish …

Pull Quote

Book Talk<p>When the Nazis captured a heavy water facility in Norway, the chemist who helped design the plant took action.<p>On February 27, 1942, nine saboteurs scaled a cliff in the middle of the night to blow up a Nazi-controlled heavy water plant in Norway. Hollywood turned the story of the attack …

A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story

This effervescent book contains the latest thinking on the African origins of Homo sapiens and asks what our genes can really tell us<p>In trying to categorise a new arrival in the film <i>Mean Girls</i> one character asks: “if you’re from Africa, how come you’re white?” The mean girl cannot have been paying …

The (Very Cheap) Humble Book Bundle Is Full Of Sci-Fi Novels By Real Scientists

Humble is best known for its game bundles, but it also packages applications and other media at discount prices from time to time. For example, right …

21 Amazing Travel Apps You've Never Heard Of

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The Best of Brain Pickings 2014 – Brain Pickings

After the annual reading list of the year’s best books overall, it’s time for the annual summation of the best <i>Brain Pickings</i> articles of the year — “best” meaning those most read and shared by you, as well as those I took the most pleasure in writing. Please (re)enjoy and have an inspired, …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …