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9 Titles Every Book Club Should Read

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How to Be Both Wins the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

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Summer reading guide: The 136 books you'll want to read

Another summer, another chance to draw up the perfect reading list to see you through those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you’re stretched out by the pool or nestled in a coffee shop, clutching a hardcover, paperback or e-book, we’ve got more than enough titles to keep you reading through …

10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World

It’s common for a writer to be hailed as revolutionary by a contemporary, a publisher, a reviewer or a peer -- so common, in fact, that it’s tough to distinguish new gems from old tropes. And while “new” shouldn’t be the standard when judging whether a book is valuable or exciting, it’s worth …

18 Classic Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

The new US Top 100 list is out, and there’s good news for those who love classic baby names! While plenty of newer names caught on, 2014 was all about the return of longtime favorites.<p>James bumped Jayden out of the US Top Ten. Alice and Eleanor re-entered the girls’ Top 100.<p>The farther you look …

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Sara Nović Takes You to the Front Lines of Croatia's Civil War in Her Novel, 'Girl at War'

We met the author to talk about her dark debut novel, which is about a girl caught up in war-torn Yugoslavia. We also discussed her blog, Redeafined, which gives a voice to issues faced by the deaf.<p>Sara Nović's dark, tension-riddled debut novel, <i>Girl at War</i> (Random House), explores the civil war …

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.<p>Food trucks have been a …

New handyman clerk at Lowe's is a robot

Someday, the helpful hardware man may not be a man at all.<p>Lowe's, one of the biggest retail hardware and DIY stores in the U.S., unveiled on Tuesday …

Susan G. Komen Partners With Fracking Firm, Despite Possible Cancer Links

The breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure has entered into a year-long partnership with a major oil field services company, the blog Fuel Fix reported Wednesday.<p>The Houston-based company Baker Hughes is selling 1,000 pink-painted drill bits as a “reminder of the importance of supporting …

Millennials are finally leaving their parents' basements

It’s no fun being young.<p>That’s a conclusion you can easily draw from a trove of Census data released this week, which showed that while 18 to 34 year …

Netflix pushes for rule allowing cities to build high-speed internet services

Netflix has called on US regulators to free up cities and local governments to build out their own high-speed internet services. The move is the latest in a series of challenges Netflix has made to policies being championed by the telecom and cable companies.<p>In a filing made public on Tuesday, …

Book by co-founder of Pixar Animation offers great advice for small businesses

A group in Congress says it will fight any attempt to privatize the Northwest’s hydroelectric system.<p>The system relies on a human backup driver to …

Small Business

Unleash Your Creativity (It's Up to You)

I was accused of plagiarism. Well, tracing to be more exact. And it was my grade 7 art class. See, I am not, and have never been, any good at drawing. Or painting. Or anything very artistic for that matter so the assignment to create something that I would be graded on was quite daunting. I took …

Snapchat Founders Likely Billionaires With New, Reported Investment

Snapchat chose the road of independence and venture capital over dancing with Internet giants like Facebook and Alibaba, and in the process its founders may have just become billionaires.<p>Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest $20 million in …