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Literary Snobs: A Ranked Taxonomy

2013 is going out with a bang of literary snobbishness. The latest round comes via John Gallagher at <i>The New Republic</i>, railing against “Hollywood DFW” …

Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race

<i>At Code Switch, we receive a whole bunch of emails and messages from readers and listeners. And many times, folks ask questions that get us buzzing during our editorial discussions.</i><p>One Code Switch reader sent us a note seeking book recommendations for a multiracial teen. The emailer described the …

Top 25 literary prizes

We round up the most lucrative book awards in Britain and Ireland including the Man Booker Prize<p><b>1. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - £85,000 (€100,000)</b><p>The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been presented annually since 1996, and currently offers a top prize of €100,000 …

Books

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Productivity

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

#ConcreteCharger: A Cement Block That Can Charge Your Phone Wirelessly

#ConcreteCharger, a product developed by <i>O’dea Design</i>, is a simple and stark cement block that wirelessly emits a charge to phones placed on top of it …

Gear & Gadgets

FiveStars Loyalty Program, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

FiveStars, a startup offering a loyalty card program for local businesses, kicked off its first expansion outside the US today via a new partnership with Canadian telecommunications company Rogers.<p>The new program, which is dubbed Vicinity, will be run by Rogers and powered by FiveStars’ proprietary …

The Doctoroff was in

"Not ready for prime time."<p>"In over their heads."<p>"Rookie."<p>They're among the most effective of political smears because they cast an often inexorable shadow of doubt over a leader. Often they're smacked on the backs of someone who is under 50. Way too often they are tagged to women, even as far more …

Bank 'bail-in' plan shouldn't worry Canadians, Carney says

Bank of Canada head says it's 'hard to fathom' Canadian deposits would be touched<p>Mark Carney says policy-makers are working diligently to devise an …