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7 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

These fiction and non-fiction books—ardently recommended by members of our Agenda board—are sure to entertain, enlighten, and inspire.<p>Escaping to a warmer clime this week? Or staying home but craving fresh ideas to help you shake end-of-winter malaise? These fiction and non-fiction books—ardently …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

11 Simple Truths That Will Make Your Life Better Now

<b>1. Some people aren’t always meant to be in your life forever.</b> Whether they’ve been around for years or for just a few months, when they’re done …

The Best Books Written by Women in 2014

Photo: Amazon<p><i>The New York Times</i> has their annual "notable books" list. NPR has their "great reads" guide. <i>The Guardian</i> has their "best books" breakdown. ELLE has a 2014 book list, too—but while our selections are all great, notable, and the best, they're also each written by women. Many of them take …

30 Books To Read Before You Turn 30

A mixture of literature that indulges the romance and glamour of staying out late drinking and listening to rock and roll, along with words that remind us we're just now on the cusp of understanding, well, anything.<p>A lot happens in life before we turn the big 3-0. There's teenage angst, …

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.

The Truth About Why We Stay Sad (Even If We Hide It)

Happiness has never been a simple matter. What makes us happy as children is much simpler than what makes us happy as adults—and grown-up happiness …

Happiness

8 Supercharged Retinol Products That Will Transform Your Skin

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The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

The 100 Books Facebook Users Love

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.<p>A few weeks ago, I started to see a viral status being passed around my Facebook friends.<p>“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way,” it begins. “Don’t take more than a few …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

Crying While Reading Through the Centuries

What does it mean to cry over a book? It’s a question that has been in the foreground lately, thanks to “The Great Y.A. Debate of 2014”—the conversation, sparked by Ruth Graham last month in Slate, about the merits of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and other young-adult fiction. The debate …

Literature

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The 10 New Classic Bags to Buy

There are certain styles—think the Fendi Spy bag, the Yves Saint Laurent Muse and the Louis Vuitton Speedy—that have outlasted their It bag era and buzz to earn the simple, yet hard-to-earn title of "classic." Click through for the 10 new bags to invest in that we're betting have the staying power …

Louis Vuitton

Playfully Adorable Illustrations That Will Make You Smile

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with …

Cute

This F. Scott Fitzgerald Letter To His Daughter Has Great Advice About What To Worry About This Year

Discussing what to worry about in life, Fitzgerald touches on several things that are relevant in 2014:<p>Things to worry about:<p>Worry about courage<br>Worry about cleanliness<br>Worry about efficiency<br>Worry about horsemanship<p>Things not to worry about:<p>Don't worry about popular opinion<br>Don't worry about …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Favorite Books of 2013

[#image: /photos/590951bb1c7a8e33fb38a4d0]<p>I was excited, this year, to read the work of Elena Ferrante. This reclusive Italian novelist (she writes pseudonymously, and does not make public appearances) is a savage talent. Her formidable novel “<b>Days of Abandonment</b>” tells the story of an Italian …

33 Ways To Be Happier

In her book, "The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want," psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky says a person's happiness is 50% due to genetics, 10% due to circumstances, and the remaining 40% is "within our power to change."<p>Happiness is different for each person, which is …

Happiness

Graphic Design Definition

The Definition of Graphic Design.<p><b>Graphic Design</b> (the term being first coined as such by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922) is defined as the visual …

Graphic Design

Amy Tan’s New Book is a Must-Read

If you think <i>your</i> family drama is bad this holiday season, get ready to have your mind blown by Amy Tan’s new novel. The best-selling author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i> tells another mesmerizing tale of mothers and daughters in her latest, <i>The Valley of Amazement.</i> And trust us, this page-turner is so good, …

15 Books That Changed Women Forever

Here, an excellent lists of must-read literature for women throughout their lives.<p>‬<p>When E. Jean Carroll interviewed the inimitable <i>Fear of Flying</i> author Erica Jong for ELLE's November issue, she mentioned a few books that "gave women ideas." She listed classics of gender studies 101 like Mary …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

The 15 Wittiest Things Oscar Wilde Ever Said

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).<p>Happy birthday, you quote machine, you!<p>All photos by Napoleon Sarony, via Oscar Wilde In America.

Oscar Wilde

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …