Richard meehan

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A Year of Books: 23 Book Recommendations from Mark Zuckerberg

In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg did something slightly unusual for a CEO of a major technology company: He started a book club!<p>In that year, Zuckerberg …

Books

The Best Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Science

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Spencer Platt / Getty Images<p>No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads …

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

<b>New York Times Bestseller</b><p>In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be …

Self-help

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Books

The best way to multitask? Focus on one priority at a time

You are juggling multiple responsibilities at work, all with rapidly approaching deadlines. Meanwhile, your personal obligations are piling up. You are beginning to feel the pressure of it all. If this sounds the least bit familiar to you, just know that you are not alone. The mantra at many …

Productivity

These are 11 books you should read to help your blood pressure go down

This election has been rough. It’s undeniable. But one thing that remains safe and warm and life-giving is a good book. Studies have shown that …

Books

17 Historical Fiction Books About World War I

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, check out this list of World War I books that portray an unflinching narrative of life during the Great War. …

Books

How To Not Lose Muscle When Cutting

Have you ever lost muscle when trying to cut fat? I’m sure you have. Me too – years ago before I knew what I was doing. Despite what some would have …

Fitness

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-improvement

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Motivation

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Robert McCrum launches the Observer’s definitive 100 works of nonfiction – key texts in English that have shaped our literary culture and made us who we are<p>What should make the list? Have your say here The 100 best novels written in English: the full list<p>Another book list? Yes and no. When we …

Books

Strength Training is Learning from Tail Events

Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p>I was honored to be asked by Mark Rippetoe to write the foreword of [book]. But the reader may ask the following: What does …

Fitness

CrossFit: 3 Mental Toughness Tips

If you saw any of the 2014 CrossFit Games in July, I’m sure you noticed some of the incredible physiques cheering in the audience and competing in …

How I Read 65 Books in a Year Without Speed Reading

"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth."<p>-- Archimedes, Greek mathematician and astronomer<p>Books are to me what the lever was to Archimedes -- they allow me to lift objects beyond the limitations of my natural abilities.<p>For the price of a beer, I can purchase an author's lifetime of …

Books

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Books

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

History

An Ultimate Reading List For All Book Lovers

From time-to-time, we all come across reading lists on various websites about what to read and which books are bestsellers, sites offering ultimate …

Tip: A New Reason to Take Creatine | T Nation

Enhance Carb Metabolism & Nutrition Partitioning<p>Creatine is a proven muscle-building supplement. Over the last few decades, research has continually …

Understanding Your CNS & Recovery Needs

Training more for more's sake is not what leads to gains, says Coach Rick Scarpulla. Understand your individual needs for recovery; your CNS will …

Exercise

How To Answer Questions About Your Performance

“How did you do on that workout?”<p>“How’d the competition go for you?”<p>“Where’d you end up finishing?”<p><b>If you participate in CrossFit, or any other type</b> …

Arm Bend In The Snatch Clean: It May Not Be An Error - Olympic Weightlifting Videos

Arm bend prior the completion of the extension in the snatch and clean may be an error needing correction for optimal lift technique, but it may not. …

12 Books To Get You Out of Your Reading Rut: The List List #222

This week’s List List is sponsored by <i>The Other Einstein</i> by Marie Benedict<p>Mileva Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most …

Books

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world …

Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible

If you can’t do a push-up, the key may be forgetting for a moment about pushing yourself up. Instead, lower yourself down from a push-up position—and …

Exercise

6 Heavy Bench Press Lessons | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...<p>When trying to bring up the bench press, don't focus on bench press variations at the expense of overhead work. For …

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

Master the Art of Seduction with 5 Pick Up Artist Books

I studied art of pick up and seduction by way of the reading and writing. I by no means locked-in to taking a PUA bootcamp or secured private …

17 Books That You Should Drop Everything To Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Books