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The Best of Brain Pickings 2014 – Brain Pickings

After the annual reading list of the year’s best books overall, it’s time for the annual summation of the best <i>Brain Pickings</i> articles of the year — “best” meaning those most read and shared by you, as well as those I took the most pleasure in writing. Please (re)enjoy and have an inspired, …

The Year’s Best Fitness Tips

Enhance your workouts with cutting-edge research and insight from experts

Here's A New, Inventive Way Jeff Bezos Plans To Make Money From The Washington Post

It seems like we're getting a better picture of how exactly he's going to do it.<p>According to the Financial Times, The Post plans to sell its back-end content-management system (CMS) to local and regional newspapers.<p>The report says The Post was approached by some of its partner newspapers, which …

The 52 Best Photographs From Around The World In 2014

It's been quite a year. What better way to review the last 365 days than to examine, analyze, drool over and gush about the work of photojournalists and photographers, who worked to capture everything from protests to parades, scandals to celebrations, clashes to christenings?<p>Behold, the 52 best …

Top 10 Novels to Read This Winter

<b>1. US by David Nicholls</b><p>"Funny, sad, tender...I loved this book." Jojo Moyes<p>Long listed for the Man Booker Award and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November, Nicholls explores one family's unraveling during a trip through Europe. David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his …

Books

5 Competitive Advantages To Help Nonprofits Think Like Entrepreneurs

Everyone in the business of nonprofit management know that “not-for-profit” organizations cannot earn profits for their founders and that all of the proceeds earned must be acquired by way of donations, grants, fundraising, endowments, membership and program fees and services. But regardless of …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …