Michelle Michel

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Washington state florist: My life has been turned upside down because of my religious beliefs

As diverse as our country is, most Americans still share a few basic things in common.<p>We each have our beliefs, and we want to live our lives in ways that reflect them. We care about finding work that not only provides a good living, but also gives us a sense of joy. We want to love what we do.<p>Five …

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5 Secrets to Killer Sunstars

Okay, I’ll admit it; I’m a sucker for elegantly crisp sunstars. I may go so far as to say that I’m addicted to them; not in a shady, I’ll break into …

Austin's best restaurant and chef of 2018 crowned at Tastemaker Awards

For weeks, we have been celebrating the bars, restaurants, and people that make Austin one of the most electrifying food scenes in the country as …

Auditory-somatosensory bimodal stimulation desynchronizes brain circuitry to reduce tinnitus in guinea pigs and humans

The sound of silence<p>Tinnitus reduces quality of life for millions of tinnitus sufferers worldwide. Using a guinea pig model of tinnitus induced by …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

Results are in: This Year in Books 2017

Amazon Charts just released the top books of 2017 - check to see if your favorites made the cut.<p>Some books are too good to let life get in the way. …

Day One

The director of the Amazon Literary Partnership never stops walking in the shoes of the community he supports.<p>Amazon Alexa head scientist shares how …

We Shopped at Amazon's Chicago Bookstore: Here's What It Was Like

Shutterstock photo<p>Many have lauded the recent opening of Amazon.com's AMZN eight brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. as a death blow to independent …

Amazon Bookstore: Think British, Read Yiddish

‘First they drive all the bookshops out of business, then they open a bookshop.”<p>A fleeing British tourist voiced the suspicion of New Yorkers still …

Books

A new Amazon bookstore opened in Manhattan today

Back in May, we took an early look at Amazon's first brick-and-mortar bookstore in New York, and found that shopping in the space is a bit strange, …

Amazon's New Bookstore in New York City Is More of a Showpiece Than Anything Else

The irony of <b>Amazon</b> (AMZN) making a push into the brick-and-mortar space with its newest bookstore opening in New York on Thursday is strong …

Shopping

Amazon to open a (real-live physical) bookstore in D.C.

Amazon.com has agreed to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Washington, part of a nationwide push into physical retailing by America’s largest e-commerce site.<p>Steven Roth, the chief executive of Vornado Realty Trust, told investors this week that Amazon has leased 10,000 square feet at 3040 M St. …

Amazon Bookstores Offer Peek Into Whole Foods’ Future

At physical stores, customers use phones to scan for book prices, which are lower for Prime members<p>Amazon.com Inc. is just starting to make its mark on Whole Foods Market Inc. stores. But for clues to what Amazon might have in mind for its new subsidiary, shoppers can look to the retail giant’s …

eCommerce

Amazon Just Invented Borders Books

A quick trip to Amazon Books in NYC…<p>I love bookstores. How could anyone not love bookstores? There’s literally something for everyone. They’re quiet …

Shopping

Popular Austin shopping destination set to get Amazon Books store

On the heels of Amazon’s acquisition of locally based Whole Food Market and amid the ferocious race among Austin and many other North American cities …

Books

First Amazon Bookstore Opens in Santana Row

Attention all book lovers!<p>Amazon opened its first Bay Area physical bookstore at San Jose’s Santana Row on Thursday.<p>The brick-and-mortar outlet will …

Books

San Jose’s new Amazon bookstore raises ire of independent booksellers

From the outside, San Jose’s newest bookstore looks like any other. Inside, it looks like a Web page come to life. “Highly Rated: 4.8 Stars and …

eCommerce

5 Reasons Amazon Should Keep Opening Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Amazon’s seventh physical store opening—the latest in New York City last week—might seem rather counterintuitive. Why would a company that is …

Amazon planning bookstore at Domain Northside

Amazon is poised to open a bookstore at Domain Northside next year.<p>The location here, slated to open in early 2018, according to signage that went up …

eCommerce

What Amazon's New Bookstore Can Teach Struggling Retailers

How does Amazon Books differ from Barnes & Noble as well as the many book chains that have bitten the dust in recent years? Discovery and data.<p>That’s what Jennifer Cast, VP of Amazon Books, told a group of journalists last week on a tour of Amazon Books’ first New York City store at Shops at …

eCommerce

Amazon just confirmed its 10th book store, signaling this is way more than an experiment

The new Amazon Books location will open in Bellevue, Wash., later this year.<p>People were surprised when Amazon announced its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in November 2015. Then came No. 2, 3 and 4.<p>Sixteen months later, Amazon just confirmed to <b>Recode</b> that it is now working on store No. 10 — a …

New Jersey

If Amazon Books can make it here, it can make it anywhere

There are plenty of the trappings of traditional bookstores: light jazz music, dark wooden floors and rows of bookshelves.<p>But then you notice this place is a little like walking inside Jeff Bezos' head: All the books are facing out to make them more customer-friendly, someone nearby is calling out …

eCommerce

Amazon’s new Seattle-area bookstore shows how its first major brick-and-mortar concept has evolved

Amazon unveiled its latest brick and mortar bookstore on Thursday, its 10th opening in less than two years, and it has learned a couple lessons along …

Amazon Echo

Amazon’s new Bellevue bookstore shows brick-and-mortar ramp-up

Amazon is opening its ninth and 10th bookstores this week — in Bellevue and San Jose. The brick-and-mortar stores provide a glimpse into what …

Amazon’s new bookstore keeps shoppers on the Amazon website

Amazon.com Inc.’s first New York City bookstore officially opens for business on Thursday, bringing the number of bricks-and-mortar bookstore …

Hudson Valley

At Amazon’s Bookstore, No Coffee but All the Data You Can Drink

A non-virtual, real-life Amazon bookstore opened in Manhattan on Thursday with no obvious signs of corporate guilt at having driven countless independent bookstores to oblivion with the scythe-like power of the company’s e-book discounting.<p>The store opened to a crowd waiting outside, some of them …

Amazon's NYC bookstore is not really for selling books

Amazon opened its first New York bookstore this week, its seventh physical bookstore in the US, in the upscale Time Warner Center shops at Columbus …

New Amazon bookstore looks like airport desperation pit-stop

Amazon may have finally killed the bookstore once and for all — by opening one.<p>The online retailer has launched New York’s first Amazon Books, a …

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