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Meet Kripa Krishnan, Google's queen of chaos

That's because a group of 10 Google engineers go around purposely breaking things at the company, under the most dire circumstances they can imagine, just to see what happens.<p>Through this process, the team makes sure that Google can keep itself running no matter what happens.<p>Sometimes this team …

Google Hangouts

The Exec Behind Amazon's Alexa: Full Transcript of Fortune's Interview

Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa has become a hugely popular and growing business. In fact, David Limp, an Amazon senior vice president who oversees …

Clare Mackintosh wins Crime Novel of the Year award

<b>A former police officer's debut novel has won the £3,000 main prize at one of the UK's top crime-writing festivals.</b><p>Clare Mackintosh said it was "a dream come true" to see I Let You Go named best crime novel at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.<p>She beat five authors, including Robert …

Creative Writing

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best ones out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia, and more.

This Mapping App Makes Flying Way More Fun

The flight between London and Frankfurt isn’t all that visually interesting, but thanks to Flyover Country, I couldn’t stop looking out the window.<p>The app uses your phone’s GPS chip, even in airplane mode, to track your location and provide fun geographical, geological, and historical facts about …

Tour of Flanders

Weekend Family Home Incorporating Green Features by David Jay Weiner

Overlooking the Berkshire Hills and the beautiful lake located nearby, <b>Berkshire Pond House</b> is a wonderful weekend family home completed by architect …

A House in the Sky

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of September 26, 2013 : NPR

Brief, Bright And Beautiful: Three Books On Nordic Summer

The far north of Europe, where I come from, is supposed to be the Mecca of melancholy. And yet there's a contradiction to our famous Nordic gloom: the Nordic countries are as much associated with light as with darkness. From our folklore to our folk songs to our literature, the Arctic summer light …

How to Remove Residual Candle Wax From Candle Jars