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11 Brilliant Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

Things To Do<p>Forget the strain of 2017, we're starting the new year with a fresh, positive state of mind<p>The start of the year is typically a time for …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

Want the Power to Control Your Dreams? Try These Proven Lucid Dreaming Tricks

Researchers compared the effectiveness of three different types lucid dream induction techniques<p><i>Inception</i>, the 2010 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was all about lucid dreaming—a form of dreaming where the dreamer is not only aware of their dreams, but is able to control the experience. While the …

How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen<p>Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Productivity

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Your Atomic Self

• <b>Author:</b> Curt Stager<p>What do atoms have to do with your life? In <i>Your Atomic Self</i>, scientist Curt Stager reveals how they connect you to some of the most amazing things in the universe.<p>You will follow your oxygen atoms through fire and water and from forests to your fingernails. Hydrogen atoms will …

Abundance

• <b>Author:</b> Peter H. Diamandis<p><b>Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.</b><p>We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed …

Singularity

33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity

<b>Steve Pavlina of StevePavlina.com shared some recent blurbs on becoming more productive. Here are 33 rules to take into account when you are looking</b> …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Northwestern University

Books of the year 2014

The twenty-three books this scientist read this year, offered as a guide to the interested and the wary<p>It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

The Power of Self Reflection

Sometimes, you need to just stop and ponder. Here are some insights to get you started.<p>It's easy for busy ambitious people to get lost in the day, week and even the month. Heck, I know people who are so driven they blink and a whole year is gone. I have no issue with being driven and productive. I, …

Happiness

Excellent Sheep

• <b>Author:</b> William Deresiewicz<p>A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (<i>People</i>).<p>As a professor at …

Sheep

The 1918 Flu Killed 40 Million People. This Man Is Re-Creating the Virus.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka caused a global uproar by re-creating history's deadliest flu virus. That might sound crazy. But when a real influenza pandemic strikes, you're going to want him on your side.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Yoshihiro Kawaoka University of Wisconsin–Madison<p><b>FIELD</b> Virology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Flu pandemic …

Disease

Time Management Tricks From The World’s Busiest People

If a former U.S. President, the founder of Apple, and the chairman of the Virgin Group could make time work for them, so can you.<p>Who could have been busier than the chairman of Virgin, the President of the United States, or the CEO of Apple?<p>You have the same 1,440 minutes every day as the busiest …