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The Most Important Philosophy Books Ever Written

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s leading philosophers, and there has been a subsequent plethora of book recommendations. …

University of Tennessee

Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history (an incomplete list)

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Bruce Springsteen inducted Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."<p>Dylan's influence on music cannot be overstated: …

Folk-Rock

4 Local Businesses Perfect for the New Equity Crowdfunding Law

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On May 16, 2016 the long awaited (four years, five months and six days after the law was signed by the president, but who’s counting) JOBS Act equity crowdfunding law goes into effect allowing startups and small businesses to raise new …

How To Prevent Millions of Deaths from Failing Antibiotics

One death every three seconds, all around the world.<p>That will be the toll of antibiotic resistance by the year 2050 if nations don’t take sharp, immediate action together to prevent it. But prevention is possible, a report issued Wednesday argues—and it makes a slew of specific (and possibly …

Life is short…for Americans

Life expectancy has increased sharply across advanced nations over the last fifty years. In 2014, people residing in OECD countries were, for the …

The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later

In 1979, three years after the end of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping visited the United States. At a state banquet, he was seated near the actress Shirley MacLaine, who told Deng how impressed she had been on a trip to China some years earlier. She …

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

BADASS TO THE BONE: Celebrate National Osteoporosis Month With 5 Easy Exercises

May is <b>NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH</b> -- the perfect time to celebrate your bones, and think about simple ways to toughen them up, keep them strong, and prevent osteoporosis, a common disease that can be debilitating, even fatal.<p><i>Fact: 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis, causing</i> …

Nobel-Winning Physicist Frank Wilczek on Complementarity as the Quantum of Life and Why Reality Is Woven of Opposing Truths

“You can recognize a deep truth by the feature that its opposite is also a deep truth.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut lamented in his terrific lecture on storytelling. But one of life’s greatest …

Alice In Wonderland

Archaeologists To Study Shackled Skeletons From Ancient Greece To Understand Rise Of Athens

Not even four miles south of Athens lies Phaleron — a site unknown to most tourists. A port of Athens in classical times, Phaleron also boasts one of the largest cemeteries ever excavated in Greece, containing more than 1,500 skeletons. Dating to the 8th-5th centuries BC, Phaleron is significant …

Archaeology

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

How to Pack in a Carry On: Travel Smarter

When I first met my husband, I told him I was the best packer. He most likely thought in the beginning during those "<i>courting</i>" months as I like to call them, that I may have been a tad bit high maintenance. He couldn't even fathom thinking about the girl who perfectly planned every detail of her …

11 Crucial Inventions You Can Thank Women For

Like that beer you're drinkin'. Cheers!<p>This Women's History Month, let's take a moment to think about where we'd be without the inventions of some brilliant female minds: Stuck in a burning building with no way out, and without a chocolate chip cookie or a beer to bring comfort in our final …

Inventions

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

Despite much chin-stroking.<p>“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” says the big, bad wolf. “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin,” say the three little pigs. This scene is deeply unrealistic and not just because of the pigs' architectural competence, the wolf's implausible lung …

This animation shows how populations around the world will change by 2060

<i>"I think ageing demographics is a bigger issue in China than people think. And the problems it creates should be become evident as early as 2016."</i> - Stan Druckenmiller, a 2013 quote<p>Over the last year, we've been very skeptical of the near-term potential for robust global economic growth.<p>The media …

7 PowerPoint Mistakes That Make You Look Old

<b>Microsoft PowerPoint turned 25 this past year…</b><p>…and, like many of its contemporaries, it’s having a bit of a quarter life crisis. When PPT was the new kid on the block, all it really had to do to get results was show up. Just pick one of the good ol’ templates, fill in the bullets and voilà, you had …

Public Speaking

Obama Boosts Self-Driving Cars With $4 Billion Investment

Self-driving cars have a new supporter: President Obama.<p>After talking in his last State of the Union address this week about investing in the country’s transportation system, Obama and his Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a 10-year, $4 billion plan to fund pilot projects that would …

Autos

Why the City of Matera Is Italy’s Hidden Treasure

A trip to Italy always involves at least a little bit of history—a Roman ruin here, some renaissance art there, and churches, churches, churches. But while some may bemoan these as gelato delays, others may relish the visual inspiration. For the latter, the Basilicata town of Matera may be your …

Italy

Meet the 'Stans: 11 Highlights from Central Asia

Ancient Silk Road cities, towering mountain landscapes, nomadic cultures, friendly people and unusual experiences of the Soviet hangover variety. …

Why the Carnage in Ankara Has Left Turkey Even More Divided

Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 97 people in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, in an attack on Saturday at a rally calling for a peaceful solution …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

The 15 most amazing women in science today

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.<p>We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.<p>From a woman who …

Princeton University

The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet

What happened to me while head of the popular online forum Reddit for the past eight months is important to consider as we confront the ways in which the Internet is evolving. Here's why:<p>The Internet started as a bastion for free expression. It encouraged broad engagement and a diversity of ideas. …

This Woman Who Allegedly Killed Her Abusive Husband Is Going Viral

"He pushed me on the bed and the pistol under the pillow came into my mind. I grabbed it and shot him repeatedly."<p>According to the Turkish <i>Hurriyet Daily News</i><i>,</i> 28-year-old Çilem Doğan has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing her husband for physically abusing her July 8. Doğan's crime is …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets