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The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

6 Smart Training Tips That Will Help You Get Stronger

They’re all but guaranteed to help you make gains<p>“I’m really disappointed in my performance today. I guess I need to train harder.”<p>The answer to this is rarely ever, “Yes, you should train harder.” Many dig so deep, they’re already a few inches shy of six feet under, metaphorically speaking. …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

Workouts

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

The UFC workout program to get built like a fighter

Getty Images/Jamie Squire<p>Getty Images/Jamie Squire<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 11<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When you’re in the Octagon going head to bloody head with a …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

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20 Muscle-Building Monkey Bar Exercises For a Killer Bodyweight Workout

They don’t call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Workouts

20 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking dinner is never something I jump for joy to do. However, the people in my home need to be fed, and I’m determined to keep them happy and …

Cooking

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use in these …

20 practical tips for understanding your mind

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it's helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I'm far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.<p>Probably most importantly, it has helped me …

The Real Reason Why 'Star Wars' Is Dominating the Box Office

The latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, <i>The Force Awakens</i>, has won every measuring contest in Hollywood, from biggest opening weekend to …

Bye bye buy-to-let … but where next for your money?

Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo<p>Peer-to-peer lending could help your savings – but there are risks too.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/0b7e41988f64d1d128ef4a95a129a56826218ab5/0_96_5142_3087/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Alamy<p>Rates on future solar and wind projects, even without government …

A decades-old time-management strategy can help you become more productive and less stressed at work

The world of work has changed a lot since the 1950s. But some things have stayed the same.<p>The "Eisenhower Matrix" is a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961 — and it's still a useful framework.<p>The tool was highlighted in the late Stephen Covey's …

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong?

I'm in!<p>Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way the majority of us sleep may not actually be good for us.<p>…

8 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout

1 of 9<p>Bill Comstock<p>Pre-workout Necessities<p>A solid pre-workout routine begins long before you step into gym shorts or break a sweat. And like …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

The Lean Research Sloppy Joe

Doing design research when you need to ship.<p>I‘ve never met a product team that doesn’t believe user research is important. Actually getting that …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

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Look Out, USB Chargers. Your Days Are Numbered.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the December 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is part of our Trends 2016 coverage.</i><p>When Wi-Fi gained dominance over the Ethernet cable, it obviated the need to plug in for an internet …

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These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<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>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased …

5 important Python Data Science advancements of 2015

Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the new stuff happening in the Python data science community. And who has the time to watch the videos …

Python Programming

How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets?

When you're strength training, there's more to consider than reps and how much weight to pick up. Another important factor in improving: rest between …

Weight Loss