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21 famous books you don't have to read (and recommendations for better books)

Advice from the editors of GQ: Don't read the "totally silly" <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>. Instead, read <i>Olivia</i>, "the story of a British teenage girl who is …

They’ve Retconned Superman’s Origins After 80 Years

<i>Warning: This post features spoilers for Action Comics #1,000!</i><p>Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Man of Steel. Superman made his first …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Stan Lee's life has gotten really dark ever since his wife died, new report claims 

Stan Lee is a hero to millions, and the characters he created, like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange, lead some of the most popular (and …

DIY Perpetual Flip Calendar

Flip calendars are a neat little piece of history. Sold as tourist trinkets, they sit on your desk and show the current day of the month and, …

Looking Back On Xenogears, 20 Years Later

Although these it's not mentioned as often today as some of its contemporaries, Xenogears is nevertheless a cult-classic RPG. Released in 1998 for the original PlayStation by the company then known as Squaresoft, Xenogears set the stage for a series of games that continues today, two decades …

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Board Games

4 Solutions to ADHD That You Definitely Haven’t Thought Of

Here on ADHD Millennial, I often talk about things like coping strategies and symptom management. But today, I want to go a step further – I’m going …

Starting Your Projects With This Team-Building Exercise Vastly Improves Your Success Rate. Here's Why.

Even smart managers make this killer mistake<p>If you're a team leader looking for ways to make your team more effective, you might consider taking a look at the team dynamic. It can make or break any given project you're working on, but it's an aspect of management that often gets less attention than …

successrate

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

Games Inbox: Crying at video games, Knights Of The Old Republic ending, and Legacy Of Kain reboot

<b>The evening Inbox wonders how Nintendo is going to follow-up Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, as one reader recommends The Talos Principle.</b><p><b>To join in with</b> …

The Expanded Universe Story That Led to Lucasfilm Re-Writing Star Wars Canon

The acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012 eventually brought with it a huge change for <i>Star Wars</i> fans: The dissolution of the Expanded Universe, …

Star Wars

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t tell Congress: You’re risking more than your data on Facebook

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the social media giant’s recent privacy violations. On day two of answering …

Social Media

How Toxic Is Your Company Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You Experience These 6 Things Daily

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

competitiveenvironment

Gorgeous Star Wars Fanart Imagines If Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Swapped Roles

<i>“I’m Leia Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you!”</i> (from this post)<p>What would the original <i>Star Wars</i> universe look like if Luke were raised on Alderaan as …

Rian Johnson Perfectly Explains Luke's Appearance at the End of The Last Jedi

Almost a month after its release, fans are still vigorously debating many aspects of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. Much of that centers around the …

We just saw the 'computer of the future,' and it's one of the best gadgets at CES this year

Razer has a history of bold experimentation. At last year's CES tech industry trade show in Las Vegas, Razer showed off an outlandish three-screen gaming laptop concept that was a bit too crazy to end up in consumers' hands.<p>This year, however, Razer's concept product is somewhat tame, but in a good …

What Everyone Is Getting Totally Wrong About Emotional Intelligence

EQ is not defined properly. If you go back to 1996, you can rediscover what it really means.<p>The more I read about EQ (or Emotional Intelligence) the more I wonder if people are defining it properly. For years, I've heard that EQ is about an ability to read people--to pick up on body language, to …

Emotional Intelligence

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

Employee Engagement

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

My sociopath son killed my daughter

Charity Lee was approaching the supermarket checkout when a fellow shopper blocked her path.<p>“I know who you are,” shouted the woman. “You should …

Crime

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Augmented Reality

My Life On Antidepressants

It was at 4pm somewhere along the Holloway Road that I called my dad telling him I wanted to die. Convulsing through panic attacks, he found me …

How the Best Leaders Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Resolving conflict in the office is a crucial leadership role in any company<p>Disagreements among people in a workplace are common. When they're on your team, those disagreements have the potential to escalate into conflict between coworkers, creating a distracting, unproductive, and negative working …

Anger Management

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

Machine Learning

7 Tips for Writing Totally Tear-Jerking Vows

While we will never get tired of those age-old traditional vows (seriously, how romantic is it to marry with words people have been saying for centuries?), there is something so special about taking the time to write your own. Your love story is unique, and your wedding is a chance to give your …

Weddings