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The Revenge of Geography

• <b>Author:</b> Robert D. Kaplan<p><b>In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.</b> <br>In <i>The Revenge of</i> …

Quiet

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Cain<p><b>The book that started the Quiet Revolution</b><br>At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa …

5 Unusual Tricks For Actually Reaching Your New Year's Goals | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Why The 1% Achieve Their Resolutions<p>With the new year rolling around, most of us are planning ways to improve our health, set some big goals, and …

5 Flu Myths Debunked

<b>The myth:</b> The most important immune-boosting nutrient is vitamin C.<b><br>The truth:</b> Vitamin D is just as helpful: People who took roughly 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily over two years were less likely to get sick than those who were D-deficient, according to a recent Australian study.<b><br>Why it works:</b> Without …

Ted Cruz’s Canadian Panic

The Texas senator’s vow to renounce his dual citizenship by year’s end is just a taste of all the zany good fun a Cruz White House bid promises. So …

Suspected Jewish Vandals Spray ‘Blood Will Spill’ Message for John Kerry Before Visit to Israel

Suspected Jewish vandals set three vehicles on fire and sprayed threatening graffiti directed at Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of his expected visit to Israel, authorities said.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks to his plane after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

More Beautiful Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations

Let's say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year with these beautiful literary posters. Evan Robertson of Obvious State is behind this inspiring project where he takes meaningful quotes from famous authors and illustrates them in an incredibly clever way. His goal is to design 50 original prints, …

Literature

Shhh: Embattled Obamacare Official Quietly 'Retires'

Disgraced federal bureaucrats don't seem to resign these days. They certainly aren't fired -- and even when they are, they appeal and are reinstated. …

Apple goes on the defensive against NSA iPhone spying allegations

Yesterday we reported on a presentation by security researcher Jacob Appelbaum that reportedly showed leaked NSA documents in which the agency claimed to have a “100 percent success rate” at installing spyware on iPhones. Following those accusations, Apple has officially responded in a statement …

What We Love This Week, Volume XLV

Source: Juxtapoz<p>The Best Holiday GIFs<p>Source: Juxtapoz<p>Sure, the <i>real</i> reason we say we chop down trees and adorn our homes in red and green every year …

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Weekend iPad Wallpaper: Finder

Today’s iPad wallpaper pick is this excellent Finder image.<p>I’ve been meaning to share this one for a few weeks now, as I think it looks just fantastic on the iPad home screen – or the lock screen for that matter.<p>Thanks to +Christopher Rizzo for sharing it originally on Google+.<p>I’ve uploaded this …

George W. Bush Is Smarter than You

The new George W. Bush Presidential Center is being dedicated this week. This seems like a good time to bust a longstanding myth about our former …