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Why AI has to develop a personality to succeed

What’s so interesting about talking robots? From The Tin Man and C3P0 to HAL 9000, humans have long fantasized about bringing their lovable idiosyncrasies to metal and silicon.<p>Now, as intelligent assistants and chatbots become real presences in our lives, owing to impressive technological …

Chatbots

Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the Amazonization of everything

Who needs Amazon when you can make your own online distribution channel? At least, that’s the idea behind Grove Collaborative, a natural home care products company that ships natural cleaning brands like Method and Mrs. Meyer’s.<p>Co-founder Stuart Landesberg started the company in 2014 after working …

Startups

If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?

It’s not every day that a book garners glowing blurbs from both Rod Dreher of The American Conservative (“clarifying”) and the socialist scholar Cornel West (“courageous”), but then these aren’t ordinary times. Patrick J. Deneen’s “Why Liberalism Failed” speaks to a profound discontent with the …

Books

Amazon’s new ‘$10 and Under with free shipping’ section takes on budget shopping app Wish

Amazon has added a new $10 and Under section to its app and website, featuring, as one could infer, items that are priced $10 or cheaper. All items have free shipping, regardless of whether a user has Prime membership. The feature, first spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>, looks to compete with budget shopping …

Amazon

The 16 Best Books on Writing Memoir - Signature Reads

Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story<p>Writing coach Alan Gelb’s book is targeted specifically towards baby boomers: when this book was first published in 2015, he felt that baby boomers were staring down the barrel of their lives’ third act, not knowing what to do with it. According to Gelb, your …

Authors

An Introduction to Tomie dePaola: Folktales and Fun for Young Readers

Tomie dePaola is one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors and illustrators with over 260 books to his name. A storyteller since he was …

Books

He Said / She Said — The Problem with the Word “Said” in Dialogue

At some point in my writing life, the word “said” began to annoy me, and it’s only grown worse over the years. While it’s arguably a necessary word …

Writing

15 Books You Can Read in a Day

Good books and short books aren't mutually exclusive.<p>Is your New Year’s resolution to read and finish more books? Same. It’s easy to get mired in a …

Books

White people, stop reclaiming “s**thole” (and other reasons why you should read this book)

“So You Want to Talk About Race” is an accessible primer on how to talk productively about race and power<p>A few years into Obama's first term in office, I taught my final section of an interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar I had designed on popular music and American literature. Roughly 75 percent …

Racism

10 Best Books for Staying In When the Weather is Bad - Signature Reads

“A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.” That’s the tagline for Scott Hawkins’ labyrinthine and delightfully bizarre thriller centering on a woman caught in the middle of a supernatural battle with reality itself hanging in the …

Books

12 Brand-New Books That’ll Help You Smash Your New Year’s Reading Goal

Books

If Aubrey de Gray is right, you could live forever

I first met Aubrey de Grey over ten years ago, when he presented at a conference I attended. And his core message blew my mind. It was -- and remains …

Immortality

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Books

Get up to Speed on Netflix’s New Series ‘Altered Carbon’

It used to be that good science-fiction television was a little hard to find. Now the genre is hotter than ever, and our queues are overflowing with …

TV

Daniel Pink's 'When' Shows the Importance Of Timing Throughout Life

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with author Daniel Pink about his new book <i>When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.</i> In his book, Pink examines the importance of timing in various aspects of life.

NPR

More Women Are Exploring Sex Tourism—And I Was One of Them

<i>The following is adapted from</i> Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction, <i>out now on Simon and Schuster.</i><p>We met her at one of the quieter bars in Hua Hin, the closest beach city to Bangkok, where women of various ages hung around pool tables in mini skirts and spiky heels, …

Love

Global Kids Connect Breakfast Series

Linda Lee<p>Vice-President and General Manager<p>Weston Woods Studios & Scholastic Audio<p>Linda has over 29 years of experience in the educational media …

Publishing

“This generation’s CRUEL INTENTIONS.” —Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 NY TIMES bestselling author Broken Prince: A Novel (The Royals Book 2) by Erin Watt

YA Kindle Daily Deal Broken Prince: A Novel (The Royals Book 2) by Erin Watt 4.6 stars – 622 reviews Kindle Price: $2.40 Text-to-Speech and Lending: …

Kindle

Mike Wells: Author Interview

​I’ve read some great e-books by ‘Indie’ (Independent) writers in recent years, but none as page-turning (electronically speaking) as those by my …

Publishing

Are Implanted Medical Devices Creating A 'Danger Within Us'?

Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death.

Medicine

How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

<i>How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives?</i> <i>Alexandra Alter</i><i>, who covers the books industry for The Times, discussed the tech she’s using.</i><p><b>Given that you write about</b> <b>the books industry,</b> <b>how do you prefer to read books? On a</b> <b>Kindle or iPad or some other</b> …

‘Studies in Power’: An Interview with Robert Caro

A curious security guard at a venerable Manhattan office building near Columbus Circle inquired what sort of work the man I was visiting did—was he a …

Books

A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz

<b>KING ZENO</b><br>By Nathaniel Rich<br>386 pp. MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28.<p>A street preacher, perhaps the most minor of characters in Nathaniel Rich’s ambitious and metaphorically dense third novel, “King Zeno,” hangs moralistic signs on the back of his church wagon. One is about John Barleycorn. Another — …

Books

21 books to read in 2018

<b>January</b><p><b>1. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, by Denis Johnson (Jan. 16)</b><p>Denis Johnson's death last year was a blow to the literary world, robbing readers …

Books

Carl Hiaasen announces new book giving graduates some tough love

Carl Hiaasen is bringing his caustic humor and clear-eyed observations to a new advice book: <i>Assume the Worst</i>.<p>EW can exclusively report that the …

Books

Looking for Kafka – archive, 17 January 1964

17 January 1964 Richard Hooper tries in vain to locate the grave of the famous author in a Prague cemetery<p>It was a dull, grey Sunday morning. The tram rattled through the empty streets to the outer suburbs of Prague. The conductor put me off at the cemetery where, I had been told, Franz Kafka was …

Franz Kafka

In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

The crime is brutal and shocking and immediate. A 13-year-old girl, arms bound to a tree, is shot repeatedly with a BB gun, 37 times in all, one of the shots going straight through her eye. The perpetrator is a teenage boy. The girl is left to bleed to death.<p>That’s the arresting beginning of …

Cold Cases

20 Literary Tattoos That Can Melt Every Book Lover's Heart

Before you die, make sure you get one of these inked on yourself.

Literature

45 Children's Books You'll Want To Give Again And Again

Children’s books are popular presents for newborns, but if you’re the gift-giver, the options can seem endless.<p>We asked members of the HuffPost Parents community<p>to share the kids’ books they come back to again and again when they need a gift for a baby shower. Some may be more for the parents …

Kids