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Best books 2013: Top 10 books of the year from Slate.

<i>Monday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2013.<br>Tuesday: The overlooked books of 2013.<br>Wednesday: The best lines of 2013, and the best poetry</i> …

I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This

Like most of us, you've probably heard of graphic novels—but haven't read too many. Here are 10 new titles (plus one classic) that make you think, …

frankie's book bucket list

I recently put this question to a group of people: what book do people need to read? What's the book you always recommend? The responses were wide …

Books, films that changed lives

Has a book ever stayed with you after you finished reading the last chapter? Has a film ever inspired you long after the credits stopped rolling? A …

15 Books to Add to Your 2014 Reading List

Best Books of 2013<p>1. <i>Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock</i> by Matthew Quick<p>2. <i>Fangirl</i> by Rainbow Rowell<p>3. <i>Reality Boy</i> by A.S. King<p>4. <i>Teeth</i> by Hannah Moskowitz<p>5. <i>If</i> …

The Best Political Books We Read in 2013

The “Best of” sea­son is upon us. This year, like last year, we’re of­fer­ing up the polit­ic­al books we loved the most in 2013.<p>Here they are, in no …

View Bill Gates’ Mobile Library: The Books & Courses That Help Him Change The World

Stepping down as Microsoft’s chief executive officer in 2000 had given Bill Gates some extra time, which the autodidact immediately expended by …

10 Illuminating Nonfiction Books About Poverty

<i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> today ran a groundbreaking story about a 12-year-old child who, growing up in a Brooklyn homeless shelter, leads something of a …

Five Books that surprised me in 2013 by Emily Gale

I’ve written elsewhere about my favourite children’s and young adult books of 2013, a task that can feel as controversial as picking a favourite …

Independents' view of 2013's best books

Sarah Lee for the Guardian<p>A different angle on the year's books ... browsing in Gay's the Word, the last remaining gay and lesbian bookshop in the country. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the …

Stars of David: From Book to Off-Broadway

When author Abigail Pogrebin was 16, she landed a role in the original cast of a Stephen Sondheim Broadway show, "Merrily We Roll Along," which she described in Showstopper, a bestselling Kindle single. A rare flop in Sondheim's otherwise brilliant career, Pogrebin's time on Broadway was …

Oprah's book club pick: 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd

Just in time for the holidays, Oprah Winfrey has selected a new book for her Book Club 2.0: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.<p>“The moment I finished ‘The Invention of Wings,’ I knew this had to be the next Book Club selection,” Winfrey said in the announcement. “These strong female …

Oprah's New Book Club Pick: The Same Old Song, Only Better

When Oprah Winfrey announced today that Sue Monk Kidd's <i>The Invention of Wings</i> would be the newest selection in her Book Club 2.0, you could almost hear a symphony of hands slapping foreheads all over town. "Duh," was a typical first reaction: OF COURSE Oprah would choose this novel about the …

10. The End Of Alice

If you head to the Kindle store or heaven forbid, an actual book shop then you'll know that it's never difficult to find a scary book to read. But …

10 Painfully Obvious Ways to Make Your Day a Little Better

Statistics show that 100% of people have been unhappy at least one time in their life. (This is an assumed statistic. Do not cite in scholarly essays …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

How to Love Your Work

New research on how to make good work relationships great and bad ones better. After all, you spend your life with these people.<p>Thirty-three years ago, Paul Ekman's newborn daughter, Eve—pink, naked, not one hour old—did something wonderful: She flashed her dad an undeniably authentic smile, the …

Work Stress

5 Things Happy People Do

Sages going back to Socrates have offered advice on how to be happy, but only now are scientists beginning to address this question with systematic, …

Happiness

Multitasking Is A Don't: 12 Reasons To Stop Doing It

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.<p>But chances are, you’re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends …

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People

How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston, Kendrick Lamar, Max Levchin, and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.<p>What do a startup king, a social network innovator, a hip hop prince, perhaps the best actor on television, and two absolutely hilarious dudes have in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not

Everyone has insecurities when doing something new. Here are three ways to build strength and be self-confident.<p>New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even …

Self-help

Self-Affirmation Could Boost Problem-Solving Skills When You're Stressed: Study

Reminding yourself of your own strengths and values could help boost your problem-solving skills when you're under duress, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, included 73 college students who reported high levels of stress over the course of a month. Then, …

3 Things Successful, Happy People Do Differently

I have a ringside seat to the success and failures of others. As an executive coach, I share in the triumphs and challenges of my clients.<p>One of things I'm really good at is spotting patterns. There are distinct differences between the ways successful happy people approach life versus those who …

7 Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

It’s usually easier to come up with an excuse than it is to actually get something done. I’ve learned that many employees have the potential to be great, but they let excuses get in the way of their true potential. As a leader, it’s important to address these excuses and challenge your employees to …

You Are Not Stuck! 8 Steps to Feeling Momentum

You feel stuck. I know. I often do too.<p>You are stuck in a relationship, a job that just isn't fulfilling, a poisonous situation, an unhealthy mindset, or a pattern that some days makes you feel like you are circling the drain.<p>You fear you will never get unstuck. Or, worse yet, you have started to …

10 Simple Ways to Build Self Confidence

We live in a world where criticizing people and focusing on negative attributes seems to be the social norm.<p>It’s an unfortunate aspect of life and …