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7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

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Six Friends, A Pile of Cash And A Game With Deadly Consequences

I don't want to say a single thing about this book — about <i>Black Chalk,</i>the debut novel from Christopher Yates, who writes like he has 30 books behind him; like he's been doing this so long that lit games and deviltry come to him as natural as breathing.<p>I don't want to say a word. And not because I …

Mental Disorders

Each Wave Tells A Story In 'Barbarian Days'

"It wasn't that the waves beggared language. It was more that they scrambled it." Longtime <i>New Yorker</i> staff writer William Finnegan is being modest here, relating one of many spiritually resonant surfing experiences on Fiji's Tavarua Island in 1978. In fact, there is no wave in his memoir <i>Barbarian</i> …

Books

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Letter to My Younger Self | by Pete Sampras

Dear 16-year-old Pete,<p>You’re about to go pro, and you’re pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know you’re eventually going to succeed. But believe …

Chris Burkard on the Joy of Photographing Surfers in Freezing Waters

Chris Burkard is a California-based surf photographer who has shot for some of the biggest companies and publications in the world. After years of …

Former Football Star on What Aaron Hernandez Can Expect in Jail

Life for Aaron Hernandez’s family—his mother, fiancée and daughter—will never be the same after the football star was found guilty of murder on …

Take It From David Brooks: Career Success 'Doesn't Make You Happy'

The day after Japan surrendered in 1945, and World War II ended, singer Bing Crosby appeared on the radio program <i>Command Performance</i>. "Well it looks like this is it," he said. "What can you say at a time like this? You can't throw your skimmer in the air — that's for a run-of-the-mill holiday. I …

World War II

What You Should Know About Marco Rubio

<b>This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET</b><p>Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced his bid for president Monday, was elected in 2010 as a Tea Party favorite. He's now trying to position himself as someone who represents a broad cross section of the Republican Party.<p>At 43, he's one of the …

Government

Michael Bloomberg's ode to his old boss is a perfect example of a Wall Street that doesn't exist anymore

In the ensuing 15 years he would spend with the firm, Bloomberg grew close with then managing partner William Salomon, the son of one of the firm's three founding brothers.<p>So in a tribute to "Billy" Salomon, who died at the age of 100 in December, Bloomberg wrote an op-ed to eulogize his former …

Albert Einstein on the Secret to Learning

In 1915 Einstein, who was then 36, was living in wartime Berlin with his cousin Elsa, who would eventually become his second wife. His two sons, Hans …

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

The 50 Best Documentaries

As any second grade teacher knows, children learn what they want to learn. Bobby doesn’t feel like learning division today? Not gonna happen. …

Dell touts its humble startup soul in new 'Beginnings' ad spot

Dell's no longer a public company, and in a new effort to shed its behemoth corporation image, the company's playing up its humble beginnings from Michael Dell's mini fridge-clad college dorm room. That takes the form of a one-minute ad spot called "Beginnings" that shows where various businesses …