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'Less' By Andrew Sean Greer Actually Has A Scene About A Pulitzer Prize Win & It's SO Meta

When Andrew Sean Greer's <i>Less</i> was announced as the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, many book-lovers and other publishing insiders were …

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Books

Read Your Way to CMO Status With the 8 Best Marketing Books

Everything revolves around marketing these days—just this week I attended an interesting talk about self-promotion on social media. Most of us not …

These stunning debut novels are the talk of the literary town

Every year, amid a sea of high-profile and heavily-hyped literary debuts, only a few manage to really stand out from the pack, to generate sustained …

9 Great Reads Everyone Is Talking About (pg. 9)

"Evenhanded, ideologically consistent, and guaranteed to generate a slew of angry tweets should a copy land at the White House."<p>The conservative …

50 Nonfiction Books that Will Make You Smarter in 2018

It’s 2018, and we’ve all heard the phrase “New Year, New You”…but here’s the thing: being you is actually the best, because you’re the only you there …

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Excerpt from Jordan Peterson’s new book, 12 Rules for Life: If you hate your kids, so will other people

<i>The following is an excerpt from Jordan Peterson‘s new book, 12 Rules for Life, from the chapter entitled: Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything That</i> …

Jordan Peterson

Denis Johnson: a unique American voice

What makes a “writers’ writer”, someone whose talent commands the unanimous respect of their peers? It might be something like this: a nameless …

New Orleans comes alive in Nathaniel Rich's 'King Zeno'

'What do we want out of a historical novel? History, sure. But history is complicated, and American novelists have handled it in different ways over the last century. In his "U.S.A. Trilogy," John Dos Passos shaped three decades of American history into a kind of cubist portrait. At midcentury, the …

Books

6 ways to boost your brain health with food

When it comes to Sunday night meal prepping, I love using recipes that pack in the nutritional alphabet, from vitamin A to zinc. But with a crazy …

20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

This week’s must-read books

<b>All Our Wrong Todays</b><br>by Elan Mastai (Dutton)<p>The protagonist of this charming novel lives in an alternate 2016 — a 2016 where there is no poverty, no …

4 Lives In Parallel Run Through Ambitious '4 3 2 1'

Toward the middle of Paul Auster's new novel, <i>4 3 2 1</i>, young Archie Ferguson, recovering from a car accident that could have killed him, quotes the satire <i>Candide</i> to his optimistic girlfriend. "You're beginning to sound like Dr. Pangloss," he complains. "Everything always happens for the best — in …

Books

Here are the books you need to read if you’re going to resist Donald Trump

Over the holidays, I spent a week binge-reading dystopian fiction. It’s something I wouldn’t recommend without an ample supply of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. But I wanted to try to understand the rise of Donald Trump, his path to the US presidency, and what this might mean for our …

Books

'Six Wakes' Is A Nerve-Tingling Interstellar Murder Mystery

Imagine waking up on a malfunctioning spaceship: The artificial gravity is disabled. Blood floats through the air. And the corpse that blood is coming from is ... your own. Kind of. You're a clone — and your original self, along with most of your crewmates, are dead. As your ship plummets through …

Science Fiction

7 Books to Help You Slow Down and Cheer Up

We live in a fast-paced, frantic, noisy, and highly overcharged society. Wired in more ways than one, the thought of disconnecting strikes fear in the hearts of most. We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy? Are our never-ending …

This Easy-to-Grow Indoor Tree is Also Considered Very Lucky

If you've ever noticed a little potted tree with an unusual braided trunk (that's one on the far left in the photo above), you've encountered a money …

Plants

The 79 books Barack Obama recommended during his Presidency

Throughout his time in the White Office, President Barack Obama has recommended hundreds of books.<p>For the last two years, for instance, Obama has …

Books

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

Analytics

Observer killer sudoku

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These are the top 100 books of the year, according to Google

Books | Books<p>Robots, westerns, and meditations on the concept of humanity abound<p>25-Apr-2018<p>Jay Jay Burridge is a former BBC children’s TV presenter …

Books

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Bill Gates

Creamy Queso with Chorizo

8 Servings<p>In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>6 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed<p>2½ cups half-and-half<p>8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes<p>8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, grated<p>8 oz. sharp cheddar, grated<p>2 …

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13 Breakfast Casseroles to Make Ahead When You’re Short on Time

Breakfast is important — we get it. Throughout the week, while trying to make wise and healthy choices, we take pleasure in digging our spoons into warm and comforting breakfast bowls. On busier mornings, we take advantage of our tried-and-true bars and muffins to get a dose of feelgood. But by the …

Thai Barbecue Cauliflower [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Cauliflower

Everything you need to know about gut health

The scientific evidence has never been stronger that the microbiome truly is a “second brain.” Your gut and mind are in constant communication, …

How to pack your suit so it doesn't wrinkle

First, lay the jacket flat:<p>Fully button the shirt and lay it on its front. Fold the right sleeve straight back at the shoulder:<p>Another trick to avoid being a wrinkled mess while traveling is removing all of the garments from your suitcase and hanging them on proper hangers ASAP upon arrival. If …

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