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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

25 Crowdsourced Covers For Literary Classics

A few months back, we wrote about a project called Recovering the Classics, which planned to crowdsource enticing new covers for 50 literary classics–great books like <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i>, <i>Grimm’s Fairy Tales</i>, <i>Frankenstein</i>, and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. By now, the masses have had time to file an incredible …

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Psychiatrists: the drug pushers

Is the current epidemic of depression and hyperactivity the result of disease-mongering by the psychiatric profession and big pharma? Does psychiatry have any credibility left at all?<p>A psychiatrist who once "treated" me used to recite this rueful little mantra: "They say failed doctors become …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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How to Stop Procrastinating on Your Goals by Using the 'Seinfeld Strategy'

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all‐time.<p>He is regarded as one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All-Time" by Comedy Central. He was also the co-creator and co-writer of Seinfeld, the long-running sitcom which has received numerous awards and was claimed to have the "Top TV …

The Cocktail for Success: Confidence and Fear

Truman Capote once said, "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." That couldn't be any more accurate. Whatever you do in life, no matter how big or small, there's the opportunity to fail with every success and the opportunity to succeed with every failure.<p>Everyone wants to be a …

Ignore The Mouse: Enable And Use Full Keyboard Access On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Mac OS X is full of great accessibility features to help those with differing abilities access their Macintosh, whether they have visual, hearing, or motor challenges. One feature, Full Keyboard Access, is set for those who can’t use the mouse reliably. You can use it, too, if you just want to keep …

Akala: 'This country is not comfortable with intelligent young black people' Rap singer, adapter of Shakespeare (and brother of Ms Dynamite), Akala is on a mission to correct a few misconceptions http://bit.ly/14eMlnB Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Household debt

In the years leading up to the financial crisis, household debt soared in most rich countries. There were a couple of notable exceptions: Germany and …

How To Gain Weight Fast: The Ultimate Guide For Skinny Guys

Table of Contents: +/-<p>1. Introduction<p>2. Skinny Guy Confessions<p>2.1. Cardio Overkill<br>• 2.2. Not Eating Enough<br>• 2.3. Remaining Weak<p>3. Next Steps: How To Gain …

High inflation 'is here to stay'

Households are facing a continued squeeze on their spending power after a leading forecaster warned that high inflation was here to stay.<p>The Ernst & Young Item Club, which uses the Treasury's model of the economy for its forecasts, estimates that persistently high inflation has already knocked …

Economics

Mobile Home De Markies: Timeless Modular Travel Camper

It says something about a design (particularly for a fast-paced mobile house) when someone can look at it three decades later and still marvel at the …

Why The Happiest People Have The Hardest Jobs

Happiness is not about working the hardest; it’s about having the most challenging work. Harvard prof Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains.<p>“The happiest people I know are dedicated to dealing with the most difficult problems,” Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes for <i>HBR</i>. Whether reversing schools’ struggles, …

5 Ways To Prepare For Your Annual Performance Review

Review time can be scary, especially for those who are unsure of where they stand. If you're not receiving regular feedback from your superiors, the performance review can come as a shock to the system.<p>You may have to face some difficult realities. On the other hand, you may find that you're indeed …

8 Habits That Are Making Your Work Life Harder

If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you'll get huge returns—in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being—from adding these items to your <i>not</i> to-do list:<p>Every day, make the commitment not to:<p><b>1. Check my phone while I'm talking to someone.</b><p>You've done it. …

Self-improvement

10 Secret Features Hidden Inside Mac Software

Let's take a look at some of the hidden abilities and Easter eggs in some popular Mac applications (that you probably already own).

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FORTUNE — <b>Dear Annie:</b> I’m trying to change careers, hoping to apply my two decades of consumer-product marketing and branding experience to the health care field. I’m at the point where I’d like to set up some one-on-one meetings with networking contacts who are senior managers at health care …

10 YouTube Channels That Will Make You Smarter

1. Veritasium<p>2. Vsauce<p>3. C.G.P. Grey<p>4. MinutePhysics<p>5. Smarter Every Day<p>6. SciShow<p>7. Crash Course<p>8. Numberphile<p>9. ASAP Science<p>10. Bad Astronomy<p>"This …

A Short Guide to Writing Good Copy - Copyblogger

The term “style” is thrown around a lot by writers, but it’s a misnomer for copywriters because “style” doesn’t work in the extremely short attention …

Writing