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30 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

I Will Never Be That (Other) Woman

Sit down because I am about to get really personal.<p>I loosely planned to talk running today but <i>loosely</i> is the keyword in this sentence.<p>Just like I …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

The two newest flagship Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 go on sale April 10. If you're in the market for a new phone, this is a good month to buy.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and</i> …

6 Hotels With Super Disturbing Pasts

Many of the most iconic hotels in the world are housed in historic buildings -- which means they've had plenty of time to rack up a story or two. We've told you about hotels with storied pasts, but there's a fine line between what's storied and what's plain <i>disturbing</i>. Here we bring you six hotels …

6 Reasons Why Hostels are the Best

<i>By College Tourist, Author : Shannon Kelly, University of Illinois.</i><p>Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people, save some dough and lessen your impact on the planet.<p>One of the first things that travelers tend to consider as they plan their next adventure is accommodation. …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

10 Secrets to Ultra-Cheap Travel

<i>(Photo: Woman with Elbows on Overflowing Suitcase via Shutterstock)</i><p>Seasoned budget travelers aren't "cheap" in the traditional sense of the word -- they're just good at stretching every dollar. Here are 10 secrets every budget traveler should know about seeing the world on the cheap without …

Don't buy the Apple Watch – buy a real watch instead

Apple<p>The reviews of the Apple Watch are in – and they're brutal.<p>The gadget goes on sale on Friday. Mainly, it's the tech folks who've checked out what was expected to be the finest smartwatch of them all. And the most fashionable. We'll have to wait for the high-end watch world to offer up its …

Google accidentally leaked hundreds of thousands of customers' personal details — and didn't notice for 2 years

Identified by security researchers at Cisco, the vulnerability affects websites registered via Google Apps for work, using the registrar eNom. The owners of the websites in question had all opted into "WHOIS privacy protection." When someone "WHOIS's" — or queries — the website, the personal …

Facebook just bought a startup that can find every product for sale online

We first spotted the news in a tweet before the company announced the acquisition in a post on its website.<p>TheFind bills itself as "the only way to search the entire shoppable web." Its proprietary search engine lets you type in something you're looking to purchase, like a white dress, or a …

The 10 Most Embarrassing Aspects of Pregnancy

As women, many of us pride ourselves in our composure, femininity, and grace.I like being the woman of my husband’s life. In his mind, I do not pass …

Pregnancy

4 Exciting Family Vacation Ideas Around the World

<i>Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Courtesy Ulusaba)</i><p>If you've decided it's time to get more foreign stamps in your passport and explore the world with your children, here are some ideas of family-friendly destinations overseas. What they have in common is that communication won't be an …

The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility.<p>I've written about how much I love the aisle seat in the past, but to be fair, it wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the …

Dwell

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Home Tours

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

Literature

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

How Do You Feel About Maternal Assisted C-Section?

An Australian mother to nine children took an active role during the c-section birth of her 10th and 11th children. After doctors cut open Gerri …

Pregnancy

Samsung needs to identify its next silver bullet to stay in fight against Apple

Another quarter, another set of disappointing results for Samsung. This time, net profit fell 27% from the previous year as intense competition continued to eat away at the company's smartphone business.<p>The fourth quarter results are troubling, but not unexpected. Samsung's profits have now …

Time Warner

When Your Heart Says Its Final "Goodbye"

I broke up with Nick two weeks after we signed a lease for a new apartment. We had dated for four years, and lived together for five. He was very …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Is It Okay to Share Log-ins for Streaming Services? - Consumer Reports

Vague terms of service<p>Company priorities aside, it is unclear whether people who widely share log-in credentials are breaking criminal laws, at least …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Could She Be The One? My Mommy BFF?

You guys.I just had THE most perfect second date.It was at my house, so you know I spent all morning scrubbing mirrors, toilets, and floors. I made …

Parenting

Hawaii's 'Deadliest' Beaches Might Surprise You

Everyone has an opinion about Hawaii's most beautiful beach. But deadliest? Most treacherous? The aloha state's Department of Health has those two superlatives on lockdown. And the answers might surprise you.<p>The Hawaiian beach where the most people have died (11, between 2009 and 2013) is tranquil …

Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay, reviewed.

I bristled a little at the title of Roxane Gay’s new collection of essays: <b>Bad Feminist</b>. Was that “bad” a backhanded boast, a Cool Girl’s rejection of …

50 Excellent Novels by Female Writers Under 50 That Everyone Should Read

It’s pretty much been settled that everyone should read more books by women. But when looking for recommendations, it’s often all Woolf, Morrison, …

Books

8 Incredible Books To Wind Down Your Summer

<i>A family faces personal and global upheaval in Amy Bloom's brilliant new novel, Smith Henderson's debut captures one man's everyday struggles in impoverished rural Montana and other incredible titles to pick up now.</i><p><b>Lucky Us</b><p><i>By Amy Bloom 256 pages; Random House</i><p>After the death of her lover's wife, …