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What is Bitcoin? An Introduction to Cryptocurrency

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak describes Bitcoin as “an amazing mathematical miracle that’s better than gold.” But what exactly is it?


How To Not Be Tired: Science-Backed Tips for Combatting Fatigue

By making sure that you're getting your 8 hours of shut-eye, you can drastically improve not only your physical health, but your mental health too. Here’s our top tips for making sure you’re waking up on the right side of bed each morning.


How To Find Love: Tips for Building Lasting Relationships

Spice up your dating life - and find the soulmate connection that they write movies about - with these lessons on lasting love from trusted marriage counsellors, relationship experts, and love gurus


How To Earn Some Extra Money

Want to start investing, but not sure where to begin? It's never too late - or too early - to learn investment basics. We've handpicked lessons from these personal finance gurus to help you learn how to start earning a little extra cash.


Mark Zuckerberg: The Books That Made Me

Today, Mark Zuckerberg is worth over $130 billion. But which inspiring books and big ideas did the tech mogul use to propel his success? To satiate your curiosity, we’ve done the hard work for you.


How to Get an Advantage in Life

We all have inherent advantages and disadvantages in life - some we can choose, but some we have no control over. So how do you grab the bull by the proverbial horns and give yourself that extra edge in your personal or working life?


Tips for Better Sleep: 5 Books that Provide a Fascinating Insight into the Land of Nod

Our relationship with sleep is a funny one. While we begin our lives sleeping for 16 to 20 hours a day (somewhat sporadically, and without any real consistent pattern, much to the frustration of our parents’ sleep cycles), shockingly, 62% of adults worldwide now feel that they're not sleeping well.


How To Make Better Use Of Your Time: 5 Books & Courses To Boost Your Productivity Levels

How can we make sure we’re focusing our time and energy on the things that really matter? In today's digital age, it’s harder than ever to reach peak productivity levels: we’re up against a tide of social media platforms vying for our attention, as well as the siren call of phone notifications disrupting our workflow.


Tips for Coping with Anxiety

It seems as though everyone is under stress these days. From heavy workloads to family issues, no one is exempt from the claws of anxiety.


How To Give Less F*cks About What Others Think of You

Our self-esteem is our most prized superpower. And, contrary to what you might think, an excessive desire to please others - particularly at your own expense - is a toxic trait, not a positive one.


How To Switch Off From Work: Tips & Tricks For Unplugging From Your Day Job

Whether you work from home or commute to an office, leaving your work at work can be a struggle. We have some tricks up our sleeves to help you disconnect from your job and let you enjoy your precious downtime.


The Best Self Improvement Books – Ten Stellar Picks

Each of us are constantly “works in progress” – striving to learn new skills, spark new passions, and take action on our growth goals. Here’s our list of the ten best self-improvement books bound to inspire your personal development journey. 


Tips for Working From Home

Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020, people have been forced to get imaginative when it comes to working remotely. Whether you are a freelance worker or an office worker, things have certainly changed. We’ve said goodbye to the grueling morning commute, saved a fortune on our morning cups of coffee, and some of us have absolutely loved that extra hour in bed. 


Six of the Best Malcolm Gladwell Books

If you're someone who likes to challenge the status quo, to see the underdog win or even question the idea of ‘chance,’ then Malcom Gladwell is the writer for you. Not only does he shed light on some of the assumptions we carry, but his books also give you a well needed jolt into seeing the world from a fresh and new perspective.


Books recommended by Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company, is headed by CEO Warren Buffett, whose investment history has proven great success. So much so that he gained the nickname Oracle of Omaha, after the town in which he was born in Nebraska. It’s not all for personal gain, though: he is one of the world’s greatest philanthropists, after pledging that more than 99% of his wealth would go to philanthropy during his life or at death. He has previously donated to the Gates Foundation, as well as charities run by his family and children.


The Best Non-fiction Books of 2021

Our favourite non-fiction books for the year 2021 encompass everything, from eye-opening money and investment strategies to reports on the global climate crisis and even our go to personal growth and self-help books.


Books recommended by Elon Musk

Mention the name Elon Musk, and Tesla springs to mind. And yes, while he may be the boisterous CEO of arguably the world’s most influential car company, he is also the founder and CEO of SpaceX - an aerospace manufacturer that one day hopes to make colonisation on Mars a reality. Yes, Mars.


Best non-fiction books of 2020

Making “best of” lists is a bit like speaking about politics - inevitably there will be people who disagree and would rather have it the other way around. The purpose of this list is not so much to give a “definitive best of 2020 book list”, but rather to act as a sort of representative sample of all non-fiction books published in 2020. In doing this, we’ll try to cover as many spheres of culture as possible, going from science, journalism, across history and politics, ending up with art criticism and theory. In the end, we should have a very diverse and rich list that summarizes the non-fiction genre of 2020.


Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch - The 5 Love Languages  

We all want to be loved. But the question is, how? How can we communicate to those we love how we want them to love us and learn how to love them in return? In his book, qualified marriage counsellor Dr. Gary Chapman provides five proven approaches on how we can show and receive love that will help us experience and reach deeper and richer levels of intimacy with our partners.


Books recommended by Bill Gates

American philanthropist Bill Gates is best known for his work at Microsoft; he built the foundations of one of the world’s most influential tech companies with childhood friend Paul Allen before going on to become the world’s richest man. But it wasn’t always plain sailing - Gates was a university dropout who ditched a career in law to pursue his dream as a software developer. As such, reading books played a crucial role in Gates’ early years, and it’s something that he has taken with him as a lifelong commitment.


Finding adventure through the works of Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson has become a household name thanks to his honest and understated examinations of history, culture, and travel. Through his writings, he offers readers the chance to potter along with him as he muses over life’s questions – big and small. The real question is, where to start? Well, that depends on you.


Love, passion, and empathy - Books Recommended by Harry Styles

Harry Styles is not only a rippling pop star and charming ladies' man, he’s also a bookworm. Here are just a few of the books Harry loves, filled with love, drama, tragedy and real-life experiences that will have you turning page after page.


The app that gives you insights from the world’s best minds - in just 5 minutes

Finding the time to keep learning can be a struggle in our busy lives. So meet Uptime, the app that allows you to get smarter faster, with 1000s of personalized Knowledge Hacks delivered right into the palm of your hand.


How to be Happy: Five books that will change your life

We all know that being happy is a key aspect of life – but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Here’s our guide to the best books to help you learn the art of happiness.


Think yourself successful: 4 books to help you hack the millionaire mindset

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to adopt the mindset. But where to start? We’ve lined up the best brains on the subject to clue you up.

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