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20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Books

Brené Brown: America’s Crisis Of Disconnection Runs Deeper Than Politics

Our national self-sorting into liberal and conservative enclaves is tracking with rising rates of loneliness. Why, and at what cost?<p>For 20 years, I’ve taught at the University of Houston, the most racially and ethnically diverse research university in the United States. I recently asked my class of …

Psychology

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

Creativity

New Guitar World DVD: 100 Chords You Need to Know

Sure, <i>Guitar World</i> and GuitarWorld.com have posted countless stories about the chords, licks, riffs and general info you need to know to be a solid …

Guitar

50 Great Songs You’ve Never Heard

Ever have those moments where you hear a song on the radio, or blaring from a passing car, and wonder how you could have lived so long without having …

If you’re 50 or older, your health insurance may get more expensive.

Many seniors won’t fare well under the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last week.<p>I’m not trying to scare you, but the GOP’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, may mean the amount you need to save for retirement just got higher.<p>“Americans face …

Health Care

Keep the mortgage or pay off the house?

Mortgage burnings used to be a ritual that families hoped to be lucky enough to perform. But times have changed. Now, growing older and<p>retiring still …

11 Breathtaking Photos from Torres del Paine National Park

Photographer Michael George traveled to Patagonia and returned with a story of a lifetime.<p>A journey through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park is no small feat. To fully experience this rugged and beautiful landscape, it requires driving, hiking, horseback riding, and boating in …

South America

How U.S. Health Care Became Big Business

Health care is a trillion-dollar industry in America, but are we getting what we pay for? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, a medical journalist who formerly worked as a medical doctor, warns that the existing system too often focuses on financial incentives over health or science.<p>"We've trusted a lot of …

Health Care

Two-Bite Cakes That Look Like Easter Eggs (and Taste Even Better)

Easter has always played an important role in my family—though our celebration has less to do with religion, and more to do with spring arriving at long last. It’s an excuse to make all things pretty and pastel. Growing up, my mom would bake chewy sugar cookies and decorate them—a tradition I wrote …

Can an app teach you how to be a better singer?

Vanido is your new ‘personal singing coach’<p>Singing is hard. But like anything else, practice helps — whether you’re a professionally trained vocalist or just want to sound less pitchy for your next karaoke outing. Besides, traditional vocal coaches are an expensive investment if you’re not planning …

Apps

Steve Vai: Five Things We Learned from His New Ernie Ball 'String Theory' Episode

47<p>SHARES<p><i>String Theory</i> is a web series from Ernie Ball that explores the sonic origins of some of music's most innovative players.<p>Today we’re happy to …

Guitar

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

Four Investment Strategies You’re Afraid to Admit You Don’t Understand

<b>Updated July 2017</b> — Diversity is a good thing — especially in a time of volatility. Knowledgeable investors may want to explore alternative routes to …

Investing

World's Coolest Observation Decks

Scheduled to open to the public in November, this astonishingly skinny, shockingly tall (2,001 feet) tower has two primary functions: to support a TV …

Skyscrapers

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

OG Colonel Sanders would be 11 types of pissed.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the box you can never put it back in? …

Cooking

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

The 15 Best Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 11th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Entertainment

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physics

The World's Largest Maths Problem Has Been Solved, And It Takes Up 200 TB

We’re gonna need a bigger hard drive.<p>If you thought advanced maths in high school was bad, spare a thought for a trio of mathematicians whose …

Mathematics

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

Is Grit Overrated?

The downsides of dogged, single-minded persistence<p>“Where does the power come from to see the race to its end?” asks the Scottish sprinter Eric Liddell in a scene from <i>Chariots of Fire</i>. His answer—“from within”—was until recently about as far as we’d come in understanding the roots of dogged …

Self-improvement

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

National Parks

Spanish Breakfast Casserole with Eggs and Bacon

8 Servings<p>This is ideal for a brunch party; the entire casserole can be assembled the night before so all that’s left to do is bake it the next day. And let’s be real: We’d happily eat it for dinner, too.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound country-style white bread, torn into 1-inch pieces<p>½ cup …

Breakfast