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4 Secrets of People Who Always Get the Job Offer

Smart moves you can steal from candidates who nail it every time.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #1: They Don't Rely on Job Boards<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #2: …

Employment

Wolff: On Bill Gates back to work at Microsoft

Will the wealthy co-founder of the software giant be able to help the company in his new role?<p>We are all captives of the time we live in, of course. But what if people or businesses in the same time are captives of different times — micro-times, if you will?<p>Bill Gates, at the age of 58, having …

Flowers in the Attic

• <b>Author:</b> V.C. Andrews<p>A major Lifetime movie event—the novel that captured the world's imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger Family series.<p>At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay …

Queen Sugar

• <b>Author:</b> Natalie Baszile<p><b>“Smart and heartfelt and highly recommended.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club</b><br>Readers, booksellers, and critics alike are embracing <i>Queen Sugar</i> and cheering for its heroine, Charley Bordelon, an African American woman and single mother struggling to build …

Books

The Valley of Amazement

• <b>Author:</b> Amy Tan<p>Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.<p>Spanning more than forty years and two …

Books

After Her

• <b>Author:</b> Joyce Maynard<p>The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and The Good Daughters returns with a haunting novel of sisterhood, sacrifice, and suspense.<p>I was always looking for excitement, until I found some . . .<p>Summer, 1979. A dry, hot Northern California school vacation stretches …

The Death Class

• <b>Author:</b> Erika Hayasaki<p>The poignant, “powerful” (<i>The Boston Globe</i>) look at how to appreciate life from an extraordinary professor who teaches about death: “Poetic passages and assorted revelations you’ll likely not forget” (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>).<p>Why does a college course on death have a three-year …

iOS

9 Ways to Get Anyone to Open Up

Some people have that magical Barbara Walters-like ability to get anyone to talk. The rest of us need a little help.<p>Photo: Jenny Meilihove/Getty …

Elephants

Game Change

• <b>Author:</b> John Heilemann & Mark Halperin<p>The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.<p>“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22.” —The Financial Times<p>“It …

Mark Halperin