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Each of us manages a collection of habits—some good, and some bad. But over time, these habits become so familiar that they’re almost invisible. Whether it’s a small project or a comprehensive overhaul, the self-improvement process is about examining these habits and letting go of the ones that don’t work. It’s easier than it sounds! […]

Your Next TED Talk

The speakers in viral TED talks may sound unattainably cool and professional. The good news is that excellent speakers are made, not born—public speaking is like any other competence, in the sense that practice strengthens the skill. Our latest Instaread original will walk you through the steps, from selecting the right topic all the way […]

Positive Thinking Isn’t Enough

Optimism is a mighty tool. But in THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, Normal Vincent Peale makes a common-sense observation: sometimes a good attitude and affirming mantras aren’t enough to get the job done. According to Peale, the key to a truly effective session of positive thinking is to incorporate visualization.Thinking happy thoughts about your big Monday […]

What’s Going On with WeWork?

After years of speculation about WeWork’s potential overvaluation, fans and critics have finally been granted a closer look at the coworking company’s current status. In the past, WeWork’s leaders have justified its astronomical estimated value, last projected at $47 billion, by pointing to an ever-expanding customer base of freelancers and entrepreneurs who could benefit from […]

How a Teenager Disrupted his African Village—and Became a Celebrity Innovator

William Kamkwamba’s fellow villagers worried that he was a malevolent wizard. But the African teen was in fact a talented inventor who taught himself how to build windmills from library books. Up against immense hardship—family tragedy, a hostile government, famine, and catastrophic weather—Kamkwamba found a way to better the lives of everyone in his village. […]

The Real Competitive Edge

People with positive attitudes tend to deliver the best results, which means that attitude can be a critical differentiator in highly competitive industries. Whether you’re trying to find the best and brightest overachievers to staff your team, or wooing new clients yourself, a little positivity goes a long way. Our Instaread on HOW HIGH WILL […]

Learn From a Classic

When was the last time you read something that people will still be talking about centuries from now? The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy was rendered by Jane Austen with such intensity and wit that it still has a powerful pull in the present day. Learn why readers keep coming back to […]

The Uninhabitable Earth

Famine. Flood. Death. Destruction. Science journalist David Wallace-Wells’s vision of Earth’s future has a horrifying cinematic quality. In THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH, Wallace-Wells explores the near-term consequences of global warming. Is it too late to head off disaster? Travel to the end of the world in our latest Instaread.

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