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Travel Quote of the Week: On Seeing

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

24 Reasons You Should Stop Underestimating Ohio

We know, we know: Ohio is an ultra-important swing state. But this place is much more than a political pawn. Ohio is also more than just "the Midwest." And calling our dear Ohio a mere "fly-over state?" Don't even go there.<p>With so much to do, see, hike, ride, shop, taste, and explore, Ohio is just …

How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes

The basis of Spritz's concept is that much of the time spend reading is "wasted" on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that's left is the time you take …

Harry Potter

Warren Buffett Once Bought A Company From An Uneducated Russian Immigrant After Glancing At Her Unaudited Financial Statements

But that didn't stop Warren Buffett from buying one tiny furniture company in 1983.<p>Buffett shared the sweet success story in his new annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders:<p>I can't resist, however, giving you an update on Nebraska Furniture Mart's expansion into Texas. I'm not covering …

Investing

This Networking Trick Will Make You Instantly Likeable

According to Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project," the key to winning friends and making connections is actually quite simple: <b>Help the people around you feel good about themselves.</b><p>When you make someone else feel smart, they'll feel good about you, too. In a recent post on LinkedIn, she …

Networking

I'm super excited about reading a lot of 55 Cliff's Notes I bought on ebay. Is this sacrilege?

Honestly, there are a lot of 'classics' I either won't read and/or didn't fully understand. Cliff's Notes provide great analysis and context to …

Dumbest Books Ever Published

Reading is an important skill.<p>So is writing.<p>Knowing when a book is so stupid it shouldn't have been written may be the most important skill of all.<p>Dumb As A Blog have compiled books that failed that simple task.<p>Read more on Dumb As A Blog

Top five classic swimming books

Who said that books and water don't mix? Immerse yourselves in the pages of these wild-swimming classics until the warmer weather comes along<p>Despite the admirable if intimidating example set by a few hardy individuals around winter, and the occasional "anything goes" Christmas exception, I have to …

13 Books That Wall Streeters Love And Think You Should Be Reading

Over 1,000 people from around Wall Street sent their top reads to Stifel Nicolaus's Dave Lutz for his annual Spring Break reading list.<p>Here are the 13 books most frequently mentioned by those around the Street, from finance to fiction. The synopses are from Lutz's list.<p>Nine Americans and Their Epic …

Books

If You Liked This Oscar Nominated Film, You'll Love This Book

<i>Originally posted on kirkusreviews.com:</i><p>Some movies are so affecting, we want the feeling they give us to last longer. The moment at the end of a memorable film is the moment you should cue up the bookshelf; the best books do a very good job of engaging us at length. Almost half of the 2014 Oscar …

gina frangello's favorite books

February book round ups tend to focus on male-female romance for Valentine’s Day, but what about those books that focus on the equally formative …

Spectator writers' Christmas book choices

Books of the year from Philip Hensher, Jane Ridley, Barry Humphries, Jane Ridley, Melanie McDonagh, Matthew Parris, Nicky Haslam and more<p>Byron Rogers<p><i>Rhys Davies</i> by Meic Stephens (Parthian, £20). This is the first full-length biography of the grocer’s son from the Valleys who, in the course of a …

The Tiger Mom Is Back

She's baaaaack! Parenting polemicist Amy Chua and her husband explore why some American cultural groups are more upwardly mobile than others<p>"It's like déjà vu—the nightmare all over again. I seem to never learn," says Amy Chua, of <i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i> fame. That 2011 book about her …

Parenting

For the homeless, taking shelter -- in a book

When I appear at the fence of the Glendale homeless shelter with my rolling suitcase, I hear cries of "It's the book lady" or, if I'm with my daughter, "It's the book ladies; let them in!"<p>At that point, we are allowed to cut to the front of the line and pass through the gate without being wanded or …

12 Books That Totally Get Female Friendship

Friendships are rich territory for fiction and my personal thematic catnip. If I read a book jacket that says the word friendship, particularly if it's got a female protagonist, I'm already halfway to loving the book. Next time you're feeling nostalgic for your childhood BFF or that girl you adored …

Why we love books by cool writers

In September, David Gilmour, a writer and visiting professor at the University of Toronto, said in an interview that he tends to teach books by "serious heterosexual guys"; the interview went off like a starter pistol, and much of the Canadian literary internet responded, in both opposition and …

What Really Goes Through Your Mind During The First Ultrasound

I was really bad at having my first ultrasound. My large-headed baby was curled up like a shrimp. My boyfriend, Alex had a look on his face like the …

The most common mistakes that derail a woman’s career

Women don’t negotiate for themselves, which could be the biggest career mistake they make—but there are plenty of others.<p>In her new book, <i>Nice Girls Still Don’t Get The Corner Office,</i> Lois Frankel, an executive coach and public speaker, has identified 133 errors women make that derail their career. …

Feminism

Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeley’s Intro To Computer Science Course

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world.<p>To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National …

'Kesh Angels': The Biker Chicks of Morocco (Photos)

The only thing fiercer than a motorcycle gang is one made up of fashionable ladies from Morocco. See photos of the colorful, traditionally-dressed …

Ben Horowitz: The future of humankind is dependent on Technovation girls

22 Beauty Products Insanely Successful Career Women Use

Look and feel put together, even on the craziest days at work.<p>Your one-stop resource for the beauty products you need to get out the door every morning, looking and feeling put together (even on those craziest days at work!). Just ask Angela Rye, Manelle Martino, and Maya Baratz--the moguls who use …

Hipsters in Hijab: What Does a Muslim Woman in America Look Like?

For Marwa Atik, who creates scarves for fashion-conscious Muslim women, the answer seemed to be missing in mainstream media.<p>Sahar Jahani<p>When the late British essayist Christopher Hitchens wrote in 2010 "we have no assurance that Muslim women don the veil as a matter of their own choice," he clearly …

Los Angeles

Here's What the Future of Birth Control Looks Like

Get excited!<p>Ready for barely-there contraception? We bet you are. And if scientists have their way, you'll have it in the next few years. Here's what the future of safe sex looks like:<p><b>DUAL-USE VAGINAL RING</b><p>WHAT IT IS: A flexible ring inserted vaginally for up to three months. Prevents unwanted …

Women's Health

How Carrie Bradshaw Influenced My Life

When I graduated from high school in 2001, I asked my parents for one thing: a name necklace, with <i>Anna</i> spelled out in gold script. I'd only seen a few episodes of <i>Sex and the City</i> at that point—we didn't have HBO, and it hadn't become the must-watch event it would in college—but from what I'd seen, …