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How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Required Reading

<b>I Found My Tribe</b> <i><br>Ruth Fitzmaurice (memoir, Bloomsbury USA)</i><br>Ruth has two “tribes” in her life: One is her children and her husband, Simon, who had ALS …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

Amazon was one of the first to release their "best of 2017" list, with the 100 best books of the past year. Each book was hand-selected by Amazon’s …

My decades-long porn addiction nearly destroyed my love life

A few minutes after her late-night booty call had left, Erica Garza turned on her laptop to watch a raunchy video.<p>She finally brought herself to …

Books In Bed: 10 Novels to Read During Your Holiday Break

As you soak in all your free time over the holidays, take some time to curl up with a good book. We’ve found ten great novels for all tastes.<p><b>1. Days</b> …

The 10 best books of 2017

From a short story collection to a century-spanning novel about a Korean family, these were the greatest reads the year had to offer, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Books

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 83 – The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1776-1788)

Perhaps the greatest and certainly one of the most influential history books in the English language retains its power today<p>The most celebrated history book in the English language has its own famous founding myth:<p>“It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the …

Literature

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 …

‘I thought it was now or never’ – how I got fit after turning 50

Eighteen months ago, Michelle Hather couldn’t touch her toes. Now, she can run, plank and (almost) do the splits. Here’s how she embraced exercise in her sixth decade<p>I can slide my hands under the soles of my feet without bending my knees. I can hold a plank for more than a minute, run for a bus …

Breast Cancer

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

The alt-right hates women as much as it hates people of colour

The alt-right was key in getting Trump into power. But its strain of misogyny differs in sometimes surprising ways to that of the traditional Christian right<p>One hundred days on from Donald Trump entering the White House with its help, what will the alt-right do next? The small, loosely organised …

Feminism

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

The five books you have to read in March

This month’s must-reads: George Saunders’ novel, an argument about humanness, a First Nations Holden Caulfield tale, and more<p><i>This month in book</i> …

These 4 Books Changed These Leaders' Lives and Businesses for the Better

Oprah isn't the only one with book recommendations.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oprah isn’t the only visionary with reading recommendations. Four leaders reveal the book that changed their life and business for the better.<p><i>Team of Rivals</i> by Doris Kearns Goodwin<p>“This …

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Literature

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

The 5 best fiction books of 2016

<b>1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Doubleday, $27)<p>This year's National Book Award winner is "something much more interesting than a …

Books

All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

Books

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

8 Harsh Truths That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Success isn't always easy--but learning these lessons now will propel you to the top.<p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how they got to the top, and they'll tell you they had to face plenty of harsh truths and realities to get there.<p>This isn't meant to be intimidating; it's empowering! Plenty of …

Strength Training Benefits and Guidelines for Seniors

We know how important it is to stay active as we get older and, if you are, that's a good thing. But we have to do more than just stay active if we …

Exercise

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

When things aren't going quite the way you'd like them to, it's often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard to confront because you're afraid you won't get the answer you want, others because you really don't want to know the answer.<p>But the best things in …

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren …

Motivation

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

11 Secrets All Happy Couples Know About Sex

These hard-earned bits of wisdom can boost your sex life no matter what stage your relationship is in.<p>Life is too short to have bad sex (even though bad sex may only take a few minutes). Well, OK, sometimes bad sex is useful because it teaches you what you don't like and also without it there would …