Jayant Sharma

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I Bought a Fiddle-leaf Fig From the New Amazon Plants Store

And you can too.<p>As you may have heard, Amazon sells plants now. Actually, it’s sold plants for a while, but the retailer’s recently centralized its …

Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to Read

On Friday, the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death at the age of 61 provoked not just an outpouring of love from grateful fans, but a flood of stories …

Emeril Lagasse

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

National Parks

215 Hours of Free Foreign Language Lessons on Spotify: French, Chinese, German, Russian & More

In September, we highlighted for you 75 free audio books available on Spotify--books written by the likes of Jane Austen, James Joyce, Charles …

Language Learning

This ad tech CEO started paying all staff 100% bonuses — and it's helping the company attract top talent away from Facebook and Google

The sheer scale of InMobi's network is one of the reasons the company manages to attract top talent from the likes of Facebook and Google. InMobi has also been linked as a potential acquisition target for the likes of Google and Microsoft, although the company has dismissed these reports as …

Silicon Valley

Ad Blocking and the Future of the Web

YOUR SITE may soon be collateral damage in a war between Silicon Valley superpowers. By including ad blocking in iOS9, Apple isn’t trying to take …

Kierkegaard on Boredom, Why Cat Listicles Fail to Answer the Soul’s Cry, and the Only True Cure for Existential Emptiness

Boredom has a long cultural history and an adaptive function in human life — it serves a vital creative purpose and protects us by helping us tolerate open-endedness; in childhood, it becomes the wellspring of imaginative play. And yet we live in a culture that seems obsessed with eradicating …

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

Apps

Moorea Is The World's Most Beautiful Island You've Never Heard Of

It almost doesn't look real.<p>Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard of it.<p>Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in …

Photo Manipulation

How The Most Successful People Manage Their Time

We seek work-life balance but it seems there's never enough time to get it all done.<p>And yet we all know there are people who accomplish a lot more than we do in a day — and they don't have magic powers.<p><b>How do the most successful people manage their time?</b><p>Laura Vanderkam talked to a number of those …

Time Management

The Lost Guitar Solo for “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison, Discovered by George Martin

Here Comes the Sun -- it's one of George Harrison's contributions to <i>Abbey Road</i> (1969). And, among the many great Beatles' songs, it's my sentimental …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything

Start too early on the details and you'll miss the context of the whole.<p><i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your …

Excel Project Management Templates and Solutions

Project Management<p>Excel Project Management templates, add-ins and spreadsheet business solutions<p>Excel templates, add-ins and spreadsheet solutions …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

20 Men's Watches For You To Choose From

Tick tock.<p>Sure, smartwatches are hella cool and the Apple Watch makes for a great Christmas gift, but remember regular watches? That just tell time?<p>In fact, the introduction of the Apple Watch to the wearables market contributed to a deep decline in conventional watch sales, according to market …

Apple Watch

The 14 best Mac apps for making your life easier

And Mac apps are the key to that. The following apps are the "must-haves," the ones that will actually change the way you use your Mac. These apps will take your movie-watching to the next level, keep your Mac running clean, or let you make your own GIFs at any time. On the more serious side, they …

Apps

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Read by Sir John Gielgud: A Great Way to Celebrate the Novel’s 150th Anniversary

I never thought I could love an audio recording of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> (technically <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> and its sequel,</i> …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

European Travel

This comic cheekily explains the financial crisis as a fairy tale

There’s been a lot of pop culture artifacts that have tried to explain what happened during the 2008 financial crisis; <i>Margin Call</i>, <i>To Big to Fail</i> and</i> …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

The Future of Health Is More, Better, Cheaper

Illustration by John Hersey<p>Healthcare, like so many other industries these days, is being democratized. A survey published in April 2014 by PwC’s …

7 BI and Data Visualization Blogs to Follow

We all have a thirst for knowledge and knowing. Searching for interesting or necessary information is a big part of our daily lives, and we do it …

Young & Entrepreneurial: How Merrill Lutsky Sold His Y Combinator Backed Startup Before Returning to Harvard

<i>Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world. By sharing the stories of these individuals, I hope to inspire youth from all over the world to follow their passions, to take the road less travelled and to</i> …

Blueprint Copies of Family Photos (DIY sneak peek!)

I am working on a large scale DIY project in our home and I needed some giant copies of old family photos. I remembered seeing this pin a while back, …

26 Books To Inspire Your Next Epic Summer Road Trip

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Finally, Silicon Valley funds homeschooling: Elon Musk leads with Ad Astra

<i>This is a guest post from YesMyKidsAreSocialized. Her name is Elizabeth and she is a parent to three girls that are being unschooled. They reside in</i> …

Digital Age