Among the numerous nonfiction authors who have debuted this century, few have made as much of an impact as Malcolm Gladwell. A journalist, public speaker, and consummate connector of dots, Gladwell has published six eye-opening books since the turn of the century, each of which has appeared on the New York Times bestseller’s list.
Love is commonly referred to as the universal language, yet, in fact, it’s anything but. In his bestselling book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, author Gary Chapman explains how the heart communicates in a quintet of “love languages,” which vary from one person to the next.
Ever wonder how many languages are spoken around the world today? Is it 50? 100? Maybe even 500? In fact, there are at least 7,111 languages actively spoken on Earth! Yet despite the vast number of dialects devised by our species, when it comes to the language of love, our hearts only know a handful.
We’ve already taken a look at how some people associate love with receiving gifts, while others interpret it through words of affirmation, but there are also many people who primarily perceive love in terms of physical affection. And if you or your partner express fondness through physical touch, here’s everything you need to know about the most sensory of the love languages.
From a young age, many of us instinctively associate love with getting gifts. Between birthdays, holidays, and school graduations, most kids can’t wait to open presents from loved ones on special occasions. After all, it’s always nice having something new from someone who cares about you.
If you’re in a committed relationship, odds are that you and your partner speak the same language. After all, communication plays a key role in the compatibility of any couple. But when it comes to the language of love, it’s not at all uncommon for two partners to desire different forms of affection or express their emotions in different ways.
Nearly everyone feels lonely at some point in their life. Whether it’s the result of being away from friends and family or if it occurs at the end of a relationship, loneliness is a seemingly inevitable aspect of the human experience. And while it’s OK to feel alone from time to time, recent research reveals that loneliness can be lethal. Pair this news with reports that people in the US are experiencing more loneliness than ever before, and it’s clear that America’s isolation epidemic could ...
It’s hard to believe that while debt is a primary worry for many people, an astonishing 21% of Americans don’t know whether or not they even have any outstanding balances. Yet that’s exactly what the U.S. News & World Report discovered in May of this year when they surveyed 1,000 consumers about how much money they owed banks, schools, and other institutions.
You don’t need to look far these days to find that millennials are being condemned for killing many aspects of modern culture. Indeed, older Americans are quick to point their fingers at today’s twenty- and thirty-somethings, blaming them for the demise of everything from breakfast cereal to breastaurants. Yet there is one age-old institution that’s thriving thanks to millennials: long-lasting marriages.
Whether it’s flunking an exam, being chewed out by a boss, or getting rejected by a romantic interest, no one enjoys feeling like a failure. And for some people, this sense of dread can become so great they give up entirely on attempting to achieve their dreams in the first place. But where does this insecurity come from, and is there a way to leverage a fear of failure to your advantage?
If you logged into Netflix a few months ago, there’s a good chance you were greeted by a smile from Marie Kondo, a Japanese author and organizing consultant whose new television series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, premiered on the streaming service in January.
Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is certain: Donald J. Trump is leading a lot a people to read about politics. For both online and brick-and-mortar stores, sales of books supporting — and condemning — the current Commander-in-Chief are on the rise — at Blinkist, we’ve seen interest in political reads rise by 60%. Here’s a look at six of this year’s most compelling books about this incredibly controversial president.
In his 2017 book, Tribe of Mentors, legendary life-hacker Tim Ferriss interviewed experts in a variety of fields to discover the secrets behind their success. Among those he spoke with was Liv Boeree, a professional science communicator and one of the world’s most successful poker players. Ferriss asked Boeree, “What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)?” We were thrilled when we read her response ...
We go through our lives accumulating things, yet few of us consider what will happen to our belongings once we’re no longer around to enjoy them. If we did, we’d realize that our possessions end up in the hands of our kids and friends, who have to then wade through a sea of stuff, trying to figure out what’s really meaningful, and what should be tossed.
This past February 14, 17-year-old David Hogg and his 14-year-old sister, Lauren, began their morning in much the same way as they had during the hundred or so schooldays that preceded it. But this day wouldn’t unfold like the rest, as the siblings would soon witness one of the most devastating massacres in modern American history.