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Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

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Literature

Famous Quotes About Love

Legendary Figures Give Their Pieces of Advice About Love<p>Some quotes are forgotten; while others go on to make history. Some become so famous that …

How reading great writing teaches us – whether we realize it or not

The British writer Francis Spufford remarked in a recent essay that “A book is a great liberator from the tyranny of given circumstances.” Liberation …

Literature

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

Burgers

25+ Creative Pie Crusts that Turn the Dessert into a Delicious Work of Art

The best holidays revolve around food, and the <i>very</i> best feature dessert as the centerpiece of the day. On March 14—also known as 3.14—there’s a celebration for Pi, the mathematical constant that just happens to be approximated as 3.14. Since “Pi” is pronounced like “pie,” people honor the homophone …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

3 Dogs, 1 View: Goofy Photos To Rival Serious Portraiture

Ridiculously adorable and completely dumb animal pics populate the Internet in volumes. Animal lovers have a quirky hodgepodge of Buzzfeed listicles, Bored Panda galleries, and puppy-promoting Instagram accounts like that of the talented Earl Boykins to sift through. In praise of goofy seriousness, …

Keep It Fresh With These 13 Healthy Hamburger Helper Hacks

When we’re craving comfort foods, we often reach for items we loved to eat as kids. For some, a HUGE helping of mac and cheese is in order, while for others, healthier alternatives like egg sandwiches are perfect for crushing those comfort food cravings. Hamburger Helper is one meal many of us …

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

These Architects' Drawings of Human Figures Offer an Insight Into Their Minds

While there are many different approaches creating architectural space, most architects agree that the primacy of the human is paramount to the …

Hyper-realistic simulation of the sun will scorch your retina

Now that we know what the sun looks like up close, it's a bit easier to craft realistic images of the light-giving star at the center of our solar …

Fortune.com

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Ghost Cities of China by Wade Shepard review – unpopulated replica towns explained

From desolate copies of western towns to a village with a skyscraper taller than the Shard – the story of cities without people in the world’s most populated country<p>One of the many under‑populated cities visited in this book is Hallstatt, on the outskirts of Huizhou, in Guangdong province. It is a …

Urbanization

Why Some Like It Rough

13.7K<p>SHARES<p>It's been months since "50 Shades of Grey" took the country by storm, and men everywhere are still reeling from the backlash (as in …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Architect Zaha Hadid Wins Design Award For “Supporting Forced Evictions, Illegal Demolition, And Bonded Labor”

Architect Zaha Hadid is known for her bold design choices. But she also known for her equally brash willingness to “design for dictators”–clients with murky human rights histories and pockets deep enough to support her ambitious creative visions.<p>Those two factors came to a head yesterday when the …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …