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We’ve mentioned a handful of books Bill Gates has recommended in the past, a collection meant to inspire and challenge those of us looking to put our stamp on this world. Well, if you’ve made your way through the laundry list of reads the former Microsoft man put forth, consider his latest recommendation, which just so happens to be his new favorite book of all time. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, which can be pre-ordered now, is Gates’s new favorite book. He made the remarks on his site, explaining that the book uses historic trends to chart progress and to show when humanity has been at its best. That means this isn’t some frou-frou meditation on what it means to be good; it’s a deep dive into why certain things lead us to be good. It will also make you believe in the world again if you’ve lost hope. Our pre-order is in already.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.