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In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening<p>Gone are the days of explaining what a podcast is: The arrival of money to the form and a continued increase in listeners has led to another banner year and the premiere of hundreds of shows to suit any listener’s audio …

Flexible Task List Is the Simplest Excel Template for Time Tracking

There are some excellent time-tracking apps out there, but if you prefer the comfort of good old Microsoft Excel, here’s some good news. A Redditor …

The best SF and fantasy books of 2016

In a year in which new and important voices from around the world made themselves heard, Adam Roberts reflects on SF’s ever-expanding universe<br>• Vote: What was your favourite book of the year?<p>In 2016, SF and fantasy went global. It wasn’t a question of success – both genres have been globally …

How To Avoid A Nonprofit Branding Nightmare

Give A Brand! offers high-end design services to nonprofits who might have foregone time and money on their logo in their quest to do good. The results offer some important lesson in nonprofit branding.<p>Nonprofits are working on serious missions. Which is why it’s puzzling to see some philanthropies …

These are Amazon’s picks for best books this November

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this November, we suggest checking out …

The 15 Best Workplaces in Retail

As holiday shopping season gears up, retail employees across the country are girding themselves for grueling schedules, intense pressure from …

The secret to the Seahawks' success? This book.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sees David Brooks's 'The Road to Character' as a game-changer in the way he coaches, speaks to, and sets …

The 30 Best Science Fiction Books in the Universe

When it comes to quality science fiction, there’s a lot to choose from. With competing classics from subgenres like cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic …

10 reasons 'Star Trek' is better than 'Star Wars'

<i>"Trekonomics" author, Manu Saadia, gives "Star Trek" fans 10 reasons to defend themselves against that other franchise.</i>

10 Reasons You Should Write a Children's Book in 2016

A decade ago, I was dating a physician. He was a nice guy, but I knew the relationship was doomed the night he asked: "So, when are you going to write a <i>grown-up</i> book?"<p>I laughed, unsure how to answer. But as I was driving home, I realized what I should have said: <i>"Do people ask pediatricians that?</i> …

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine In 82.5 Hours

When I was in fifth grade, my Dad helped me build a homemade costume so I could go as a Borg from Star Trek for Halloween. Everyone in class asked …

11 of the best modern sci-fi authors to read this Science Fiction Day

<b>Science fiction is having a moment.</b><p>Posters for Amazon’s serialisation of Philip K Dick’s Man In The High Castle have shocked and confused public …

This Is The Ultimate Budgeting Tool For 2016

Because money is what buys more pizza.

Your Must-Listen Podcast Playlist For 2016

Serial was just the beginning: here’s what you should listen to next—helpfully arranged by what you already like.<p>A recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that less than half of Americans have ever heard of podcasts, and of those, 17 percent only listen to one show. That’s a shame, because …

TV

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

Waiting for the Conservative Jon Stewart

A unified theory of why political satire is biased toward, and talk radio is biased against, liberals in America.<p>Soon after Jon Stewart arrived at <i>The Daily Show</i> in 1999, the world around him began to change. First, George W. Bush moved into the White House. Then came 9/11, and YouTube, and the …

Comedy