Alicia Bryant

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The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2017

In a year of fantastic novels and short fiction — many by debut writers — these are our favorites, in no particular order.

5 Online Shopping Mistakes That Could Be Costing Hundreds

Online shopping is awesome for a lot of reasons. Not only does it give you the opportunity to find the best prices for whatever items you're in the …

Personal Finance

Here was how the 2017 Heisman Trophy race went down, month by month

Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley, and Baker Mayfield were the three big favorites along the way.<p>The race for the 2017 Heisman Trophy went in three phases. Reigning champ Lamar Jackson of Louisville was the early favorite, according to the odds tracker at Bovada, before Penn State running back Saquon …

The Never-Ending Foreclosure

How can the country survive the next economic crash if millions of families still haven't recovered from the last one?<p>GLENDORA, California—In retrospect, refinancing their home was a bad idea. But the Santillan family never thought that it would lead them to foreclosure, or that they’d spend years …

Real Estate

Matt Lauer scandal: There may be as many as 8 victims, Lauer breaks his silence

One day after Matt Lauer was fired for inappropriate sexual behavior at work, additional details are emerging about the the former NBC host's conduct.<p>Lauer, 59, who co-anchored <i>Today</i> for more than 20 years, has also broken his silence and released a statement Wednesday.<p><b>NBC News' Stephanie Gosk says</b> …

Media Industry

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

5 Hidden Blessings in Failure

<b>“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama</b><p>Recently I received some “bad” news; after years of …

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

Time Management

20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

Books are the gift that keep on giving.<p>Not only are the stories within them capable of transporting you to far off lands and through thrilling tales, …

“Abortion is never mentioned” in the Bible—a Christian ob-gyn on why choice is pro-life

To those working in reproductive rights in the US, doctor Willie Parker is a hero. “A colored boy from Birmingham,” Alabama, as his 1962, pre-Civil Rights Act birth certificate described him, Parker grew up in abject poverty, fourth of six children, raised by a fierce single mother. Against all of …

9 Entertaining Books That Will Make You LOL

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Startup</b> by Doree Shafrir<p>“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” Veteran journalist Shafrir, currently of BuzzFeed News, sharply skewers tech culture in a feminist satire that’s as addictive as it is biting. Read full book …

Books

31 Of The Most Heartwarming Books You'll Ever Read

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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

Christie Brinkley Stuns as She Celebrates Her 62nd Birthday with Boyfriend John Mellencamp in N.Y.C.

The ageless supermodel celebrated her 62nd birthday on Tuesday with a romantic dinner in New York City with boyfriend John Mellencamp.<p>The couple, who …

John Mellencamp

Wendy's is making a major change to its hamburgers

The chain is updating its signature burger with a new bakery-style bun this week, the company told Business Insider.<p>The company says that the bun was inspired by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas' original recipe.<p>Wendy's is also changing its burger packaging, swapping a cardboard container for foil "to …

Iowa Democratic Party says Bernie Sanders won 6 of 7 delegate coin tosses

Many Americans — and journalists — were puzzled to learn that Iowa Democrats sometimes award presidential candidates county-level delegates based on …

You have to live in New York City more than 18 years to make buying a home worth your money

If you're a New York City resident, where the median sales price for homes is $1.2 million, the answer may may be simpler than you thought.<p>"Perhaps the most important factor to consider when making this buy or rent decision is how long you plan to stay in your home," writes personal finance site …

Bill Maher slams “morally sloppy” Sarah Palin: “The Obamas are just so much better parents”

The “Real Time” host takes Palin to task for implying that Obama was somehow to blame for her son’s legal troubles<p>Sarah Burris<p>January 23, 2016 2:06pm (UTC)<p>We had to know what Friday's "Real Time with Bill Maher" would be like once Sarah Palin came out implying that President Obama was to blame for …

Iowa