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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

The Rowing Machine Is the Gym's Most Underrated Piece of Equipment

Everything you wanted to know about rowing.<p>At last, after spending God knows how many hours of your life pounding away on the treadmill or sitting on a stationary bike, you've had enough. No longer shall your workouts involve around some version of a glorified human hamster wheel equipped with a …

Tiffany Haddish

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

How to Make a Disgusting Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>The umpteenth batch of sugar cookies left your trusty sheets looking gross and patchy. Bring them back to …

Country Lifestyle

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

Televisions

Massive building fire blackens NYC skyline; few serious injuries reported

A five-alarm fire blackened the skies over New York City Friday afternoon as flames tore through a six-story apartment building, sending debris tumbling to the streets below.<p>Four firefighters and one other person received what the New York City Fire Dept. called non-life-threatening injuries. There …

New York City

10 romantic sleeper trains that still survive

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Embrace the Next Phase of Digital Maturity, 'Cognitive Transformation'

Begin your journey now, or risk losing ground to nimbler competitors already on the road to cognition.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an era when "digital first" is table stakes for organizational survival, data-savvy companies are refocusing digital-transformation …

Customer Experience

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Personal Finance

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Are We There Yet? 21 Car Games to Keep Kids Happy and Busy

It's the question every parent dreads. With these 21 road games, your kids will be having too much fun to ask! 😉

The Shadow of Stalin Hangs Over Russian Anti-Putin Protests

As demonstrators fight for democracy, and opposition leader Alexey Navalny is arrested again, some Russians are making a hero out of a tyrant from …

Russia

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Kurt Cobain

A Top Chef’s Secret to Cooking the Perfect Steak

Acclaimed chef and author John Tesar shares his tips and tricks for cooking steak.<p>For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of …

BBQ

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can …

Entrepreneurship

9 Actions Successful Leaders Take Daily That Speak Louder Than Words

Leadership is not a pose or a title but the willingness to take responsibility and give credit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How can you spot a leader?<p>Is it because they have a nametag that proudly displays “Manager.” Are they the founder of a startup? A …

Leadership

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

What actually unites Andrew Jackson and the Civil War? The invention of “poor white trash”

<i>When US president Donald Trump recently asked, “Why was there the Civil War?” and advanced the notion that his predecessor, Andrew Jackson, was angry about it, historians were quick to point out that Jackson died 15 years before the war began. But there is a thread that unifies Jackson’s era to</i> …

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

Before you decide to sell your unwanted iPhone, consider finding other ways to put it to good use.<p>The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old …

Apps

The 9 Best Espresso Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like</i> <i>pillows</i><i>), but as much as we’d like to,</i> …

These GIFs Will Remind You Just How Powerful Paint Can Be

The accent wall has been a "thing" for a long, long time. More than just a way to save on money and time when painting, adding an accent wall to a …

Home Decorating

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy | Inc.com

If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an empire that controls more than 400 companies, even if one of them is no longer …

Self-awareness

The Death of Traditional Advertising and the Rise of Originality

Companies that can't afford TV ads are finding they can do a lot on online for a lot less money.<p>Traditional advertising is dead.<p>I don’t mean that it’s waiting on deck for the Pearly Gates in hospice, or being read it last rites. I mean the era of Mad Men has full-on flat lined. With a Super Bowl ad …

Advertising

3 Ways to Encourage an Ownership Mindset in Your Employees

Your company grows by leaps when you get buy-in from team members and help them see their potential to lead from within.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nothing will grow your business exponentially like team leaders who take ownership of the mission.<p>Nine years ago, my …

Profit

The Everyday Backpack, Tote, and Sling

Introducing the Everyday Bags<p>Like all Peak Design products, our new bags are packed full of features and meticulously engineered. They are designed …

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make? Frequently restarting meetings …

Management