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12 of 2018's Best Mystery Novels That Will Have You Guessing Until the End

If you can't get enough of Gillian Flynn and are always on the lookout for the next <b>Gone Girl</b>, then chances are that you're a thriller seeker. This year has introduced us to a whole new batch of unreliable narrators and mysterious disappearances, but you know a thriller is truly great when you're …

The 25 best thriller books of the summer

This summer’s packed with suspense. Buckle up and enjoy a sensational ride.<p><b>“The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers)” (Thomas & Mercer)</b> <i><br>by Eric</i> …

Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

In this simple recipe, hollowed out mushrooms are a bite-sized delivery system for a delicious herb-filled stuffing.<p><i>Adapted from Now & Again, Julia</i> …

The Difference Between Cheap & Expensive Jeans, Explained By A Denim Expert

Jeans are the unsung heroes of any man's wardrobe. From dodgy dates to scoring your first job, these bad boys have gone through thick and thin with …

10 Powerful, Uplifting Summer Reading Books for Global Citizens

A powerful book can transport its reader to any part of the world — no matter how remote. It can put the reader in the shoes of an adolescent girl in …

The Map of Philosophy: See All of the Disciplines, Areas & Subdivisions of Philosophy Mapped in a Comprehensive Video

In the introduction to his sweeping <i>History of Western Philosophy</i>, Bertrand Russell wastes no time getting to a definition of his subject. “The …

Western Philosophy

It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created by a cigarette corporation to sell a fatal product. People knew this …

Cambridge Analytica

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

Best Photos of 2017

Best of 2017<p>National Geographic's 57 best images of the year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.

UC Berkeley

The ultimate California road trip: a Golden State adventure from San Francisco to San Diego

One of the best holidays of my life was a road trip across the United States when I was 19. I loved the movement and freedom, and the intoxicating vast spaces of America. But there was nothing luxurious about it. We travelled in a Ford Tempo and subsisted largely on mysterious meat products bought …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Researchers prove that Facebook is seriously ruining your life

Have you ever felt a bit bummed out after scrolling through Facebook?<p>Maybe you’re overwhelmed by news and notifications. Maybe you’re depressed to …

Social Media

The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017

As part of the Readers' Travel Awards 2017, Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to rate their favourite hotels across Europe that they had visited this year.<p>Each hotel was rated based on various factors including staff, location, and remarkability. The complicated selection process took into …

Mandarin Oriental

Travel: The best museums on Amsterdam's art trail

This is a strange decision in some ways – Vermeer, for example, like women who wish to write fiction, really needs a room of his own – but it does …

Top Architectural Sights in Los Angeles

The Most Interesting Architectural Landmarks in LA<p>Los Angeles has a lot of interesting buildings designed by famous names like Frank Lloyd Wright, …

Architecture

The exact moment to end a client meeting, whether your client is Bob Dylan or Citibank

In her 41 years as a professional designer, Paula Scher has dealt with a lot of egos. That’s why she has become a mastermind of “client diplomacy”—drawing on experiences from her days designing record covers for moody musicians to her current job creating high-profile brand identities for complex …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

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National Parks

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

What are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE?

Defence group BAE Systems faces “serious and persistent” cyber attacks twice a week from hackers trying to steal the defence giant’s secrets. Here are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE.<p>Mules<p>Naive opportunists who may not even realise they work for criminal gangs to launder money. …

The 50 Best Dancehall Songs of All Time

<b>WHO CAN MAKE THE DANCE RAM?</b><br>By Edwin “STATS” Houghton<p>“Top ranking” is a phrase so common in the lexicon of dancehall reggae, it could almost be punctuation. That’s not to mention related terms like “highly rated,” “strictly the best,” and “tougher than tough.” It is doubtful, in fact, whether there …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

See Inside the Studios of Japan's Most Innovative Designers Photos

<em>Where They Create: Japan</em>Photo: Josh Dickinson<p>Japan is, without a doubt, one of the most inventive countries in the world, with designers pushing boundaries across all fields, including architecture, fashion, and even horticulture. But it's not every day that you get to peek inside the …

Japan

20 Best Movies of 2016

20<p>‘Zootopia’<p>Animation was on a roll in 2016 – this was the year of <i>Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Secret Life of Pets, Sausage Party</i> and</i> …

7 Hacks to Becoming a Photography Expert

Bruce Cahill<p>Founder of BankJobbing.com Read full profile<p>Whether you are a novice or a seasoned photographer, there is a definite need to brush up on …

Productivity

What I Learned Binge-Watching Steve Bannon’s Documentaries

He has the next president’s ear. Here’s what 13 hours and 11 minutes of fever-dream conservative viewing says about his dark worldview.<p>Before he directed Breitbart News, before he directed Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign to a surprising victory in November, and before he directed the …

Your Creative Calendar: 56 Things To See, Hear, and Read In December

• The Great American Baking Show, premieres December 1 on ABC.<br>• Pacific Heat, premieres December 2 on Netflix.<br>• Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds, premieres …

This tool tells you if your Gmail account was infected with malware

Cybersecurity Check Point discovered a new piece of Android malware called Gooligan that’s able to steal email addresses. More than 1 million Google …

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