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Stock market correction could be the new financial crisis

The FTSE 100 index peaked on 27 April, just before the general election, and has been on the slide ever since. It is now down more than 10% from its peak, so fulfilling the definition of a correction.<p>On the face of it, there seems to have been no real reason for the slide in the FTSE 100 over the …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Books

Use Short Fiction to Help Your Novel Writing

I don’t know about other novel writers, but something happens to my brain between drafts. It’s tired, but it’s too revved up to stop. The state …

Faith-fueled forces of hatred: Obama’s religion speech was troubling — but not for the reasons the right alleges

<b>Barack Obama, speaking in front of the San Pedro Claver church in Cartagena, Colombia, April 15, 2012. (AP/Carolyn Kaster/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>It’s not that religion gets twisted and misused for evil. The cruelty is embedded in the very texts<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>February 15, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Every …

Religion

Rilke on What It Really Means to Love

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks… the work for which all other work is but preparation.”<p>The human journey has always been marked by our quest to understand love in order to reap its fruits. We have captured that ever-shifting understanding in …

Literature

“American Sniper’s” sinister philosophy: Pro-war propaganda wrapped in moral truth

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Make no mistake — Clint Eastwood’s film is a myth-building tale, not a human interest story<p>Robert Gordon<p>February 8, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>“American Sniper” is a difficult movie to criticize, partly because of the pro-war jingoism that's …

American Sniper

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Guest Writer<p>Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add …

Entrepreneurship

The 25 Hottest Guys To Follow on Instagram

From the most gorgeous male models to the always-stylish DJs and bloggers...<p>Your Instagram feed has enough street style posts, brunch pics and carefully curated blogger #ads, but does it have enough male models and six packs? Never. From bloggers to DJs to models, actors and rappers, these are the …

Street Style

5 Keys To Good Business Intelligence

When a technical term enters “buzz” status, definitions change and meaning can get lost. This is arguably the case with “business intelligence,” or BI. In the time since the BI term was coined, new technologies have greatly expanded our understanding of BI and how businesses can gain value from …

15 Things Exceptional People Think Each Day

Being smart or lucky never hurt anyone, but being truly successful depends on the way you live each day.<p>Successful people are not necessarily smarter or luckier than most. They simply understand that, as Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Here are …

personaldevelopment

How to Stay Warm in Style This Winter

When the temperature drops, theres no need to forgo your sartorial preferences.<p>When the temperature drops, there's no need to forgo your sartorial preferences. From fur to leather to layers of knits, an abundance of chic, cold weather ensembles are at your fingertips. For a little inspiration, take …

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

Why you should use Evernote to write your next book

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 113<p>The digital note-taking app Evernote is growing in popularity with authors, with more and more of them swearing by …

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

The Mystery Of God & The Brain

I'm in!<p>As science has steadily undermined the long-held beliefs of religion, almost all that remains for people of faith is to say that God is and …

The Best Diets for 2015

Resolved to get back on the weight loss wagon? These three new plans promise to put an end to deprivation and the one-size-fits-all approach.<p><b>DIET #1: DETOX (FOOD</b>) <b>DELIVERED</b><p>DL REVAMP: If the thought of detoxing fills you with dread, this could be the program to win you over. The latest offering from …

A Vanguard fund strategy to double your nest egg

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article omitted Vanguard Value Index fund from the author’s list of recommendations.<p>Sound Mind Investing, The …

Investing

8 Books That Will Help Any Technical Entrepreneur

These books help bring certainty to chaos.<p>As serial technical entrepreneurs, Laura Smoliar and Ted Hou have had plenty of occasions to figure out what they don't know. One way to fill the gaps: Good books. At a talk earlier this month hosted by Columbia Startup Lab, the duo presented their list of …

Entrepreneurship

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

On “Beauty”: Marilynne Robinson on Writing, What Storytelling Can Learn from Science, and the Splendors of Uncertainty

Since 1984, Portland-based nonprofit Literary Arts has been inviting some of the world’s most celebrated authors to share their ideas on the craft — ideas like Ursula K. Le Guin’s spectacular meditation on where creativity comes from and the “secret” to great writing. To mark the 30th anniversary …

How to Write: A Year in Advice from David Mitchell, Yiyun Li, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2014 was the second year of “By Heart,” <i>The</i> <i>Atlantic</i>’s weekly series about writing, artistic influence, and the creative process. Though the series is based on a formula—artistic creators choose a favorite …

8 Resort Bags to Buy Now

Cure any signs of seasonal affective disorder with one of these standout resort bags.<p>While it hasn't been proven yet, we're pretty sure that these luxe exotic skins and rainbow-hued bags are sure to cure any signs of seasonal affective disorder.

Michael Kors

Caveat Venditor-Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors - Kristen Lamb

All right, it’s about to be a brand new year and many of you are wanting to finally see your books <i>published.</i> ROCK ON! But, I am the friend who will …

10 online creative writing courses for every kind of writer

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Whether you’re just starting out or already published, there’s always something you can do to improve your craft. Writing is …

Evernote’s intelligent writing assistant, Context, is now available on Android and Windows

Evernote’s artificial intelligence-based writing assistant is now available for paying customers on Android and Windows, the company announced.<p>Context, which the company first launched on Mac and iOS at the beginning of the month, pulls up relevant information from both your Evernote account and …

Writing App - Take Notes, Write your Novel or Short Story, be an Author and Writer - appPicker

***** Honestly if you love writing, this is the app for you.<br>***** The best of any writing apps for the iPad I've ever seen.<br>***** No Regrets! Love …

Is Consciousness A Product Of The Brain Or Is The Brain The Receiver Of Consciousness?

I'm in!<p><b>“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that</b> …

Top 5 Tips Entrepreneurs Wish They Knew When They Started Their Businesses

<i>By Daniel Mason</i><p>The road to business success is rarely smooth. Small business owners face countless challenges during their struggle to break even, …

Small Business