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10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing

We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of reading<p>The understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC; it is no coincidence that Apollo was the …

Literature

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

Lauren Jauregui: Fifth Harmony Star Charged With Possession — Will She Miss Future Shows?

Wow. Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony was charged with possession of marijuana Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Virginia, Metropolitan Washington Airports …

The 17 best movies of 2016 you haven't seen yet

After all, films like <i>Finding Dory</i>, <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> and <i>Zootopia</i> attracted such broad audiences this year that all three Disney-owned properties managed to crack the $1 billion mark worldwide. Although those films were largely lauded by critics and fans, there is a growing disparity between …

Box Office

All 88 Of The Books On The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Reading List That You Really Need To Read

Rory would approve<p>Over the course of beloved television series <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, one thing became crystal clear: Rory Gilmore really loves to read. While viewers didn't need to be particularly perceptive to pick up on this personality trait, it did take a certain kind of viewer, one with an obsessive …

Books

Literature lovers will swoon over this time-lapse video showing a famous library filling up with books

For literature lovers everywhere, there’s nothing more exciting than finding new ways to experience the written word.<p>But for those who live close to …

27 books that can change your life forever

'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy<p><i>'This book gave me a real sense of my own mortality. I'm usually grateful for this, but not always! It also made me</i> …

Books

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time on your hands, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

McDonald's

Obama has great taste — here are his favorite movies, books, and TV shows

Barack Obama is not only one of our youngest presidents — having been elected at age 47 — but also one of our coolest.<p>He's not just a fixture in politics, but in pop culture as well, and he isn't afraid to respond to mean tweets or parry with Zach Galifianakis between two ferns. He even dissed …

Books

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Elon Musk

The 16 most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to architects

Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art.<p>We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 16 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, …

New Jersey

The 25 best ever songs made for movies, ranked

In some cases, like Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" in "Armageddon" or Nickleback's "Hero" for 2002's "Spider-Man," it's something we'd rather forget about those movies.<p>We're still trying to get the Limp Bizkit version of the "Mission: Impossible" theme song out of our heads.<p>But over the …

Movies

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

Because you’re worth it

Five years in architecture school leaves you poorer, sleep deprived and questioning your purpose in life; among other things. What it also …

The Mental Health Benefits of Writing, Backed by Science

When a paragraph a day keeps the stress away.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketer at Help Scout</i><p>When you attempt to envision a writer, I imagine many of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel.<p>But …

Mental Health

For Designers: The Popular Graphic Design Trends To Watch Out For Now

<b>To prevent</b> your designs from looking out-dated, it is necessary to know which are the graphic design trends that are emerging, and which ones are …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Like These Movies? Here Are 100+ Things You Might Also Like ...

A lot of what we read and watch comes to us through recommendation algorithms. Amazon tells us: <i>People who bought this book also bought this other book,</i> and Netflix says: <i>Because you watched this movie, we think you should watch this other movie.</i> And we welcome our new recommendation robot …

Books

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

6 Jane Austen Novels Ranked by Their Loathing

It’s possible that I watched too much “Moonlighting” as a child because it turns out I like my sexual tension heavy on the tension. Add in a sharp, funny narrator and a good dose of cultural criticism and I’m sold. In other words I like to read Jane Austen, though not all of her novels completely …

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

100 books to change your life

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?<p>That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in …

Nina Simone: 10 essential tracks

No one sang like Nina Simone. So why did filmmaker Cynthia Mort let the star of her critically-derided new biopic on the legend, Zoe Saldana, sing …