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10 books about markets and finance you should read right now

But when you're hunting for the best resources on the topic, it's difficult to know where to start. Indeed, if you type "investing" into Google, you get about 293,000,000 results. The query, "investing resources for beginners" yields 187,000,000 results.<p>So, to help guide you in the right direction …

Detroit City FC capture the imagination - and provide symbol of hope - with Keyworth Stadium renovation

In a city ravaged by decline and decay, a fourth-tier soccer club have provided hope of regeneration by raising $740,000 to redevelop an 80-year-old venue<p><i>"...We have been thinking about some of the things that the country needs in addition to bare food and lodging. That is why a great stadium of</i> …

7 TED Talks that will make you smarter about your money

We've recommended some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't get the job done, try a 10 to 20 minute TED Talk.<p>Here, we've rounded up seven talks that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, and earn.

Web design: These sites and apps can help you decorate your home

What color couch should I get to go with my mint-green walls? Will this couch even fit in my 1,000-square-foot apartment? Why are all these couches …

Can’t wait for “True Detective 2″? Dive into Ross Macdonald’s California noir masterpieces

The legendary writer of psychoanalytic mysteries captured the culture of postwar California better than anyone<p>Noir-heads and private-eye fans have long known that the detective novels of Ross Macdonald hit a sweet spot between plot-driven pulp writing and character-driven literary fiction. Inspired …

How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell

“The world of scents is at least as rich as the world of sight.”<p>Even though smell is the most direct of our senses and the 23,040 breaths we take daily drag in a universe of information — from the danger alert of a burning odor to the sweet nostalgia of an emotionally memorable scent — our …

The Best iPhone 6 (and 6S) Cases for Every Budget

That iPhone 6s feels nice and sleek in the hand, doesn’t it? And doesn’t it feel good with a dent in the corner and a scratch on the back and — <i>oh,</i> …

Laura van den Berg is the best young writer in America

Laura van den Berg’s debut novel “Find Me” is earning deserved comparisons to Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro<p>In “Poetics,” Aristotle says that the best endings are surprising, yet inevitable. Can the same be said for a character? Joy Jones, the narrator of Laura van den Berg’s first novel, “Find …

Why Derek Carr Is Oakland Raiders' Most Pleasant Surprise After 3 Weeks

Link to Media<p>Back in March when the Oakland Raiders traded for Matt Schaub, head coach Dennis Allen immediately named him the starting quarterback. A month later, the Raiders traded away Terrelle Pryor. This left only Schaub and Matt McGloin on the roster, further solidifying Allen's prediction.<p>But …

Football (U.S.)

Watch some more Final Fantasy 15 gameplay from TGS

<i>Final Fantasy 15</i> director Hajime Tabata offered a bit more detail on the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One role-playing game during a live stream from Tokyo Game Show this weekend. In the event that you missed the live demo of the next big Final Fantasy game, here's a replay of the Japanese …

Marketing, Retailers Explain Those Stupid Pre-Order Offers

It was a moment to bear witness to. <i>This</i> is how ludicrous the video game pre-order bonus had become. <i>This</i> is how low it had sunk.<p>Pre-order Assassin's …

Kick off the new NFL season with Tecmo Super Bowl 2015

The merry band of modders keeping the beloved NES classic <i>Tecmo Super Bowl</i> alive and relevant after 23 years have released their latest edition, letting you play the upcoming NFL season with fully accurate rosters and all 32 teams in their proper division, just in time for the real thing kicking off …

Madden 15: Previewing Best New Features from Hit NFL Video Game Series

Link to Media<p>The clock is ticking away, some would say not fast enough, to the August 26 release date of <i>Madden 15</i>, the latest installment in the always-popular video game series. It's also a chance for EA Sports to swing big with new features to captivate players.<p>One thing that can plague any video …

NFL

Madden NFL 15 Review - IGN Video

Madden NFL 15's defense revamp goes a long way toward reviving the excitement of football.

The Order of Abstergo: The Rise of the Templars in Assassin's Creed

<i>"Even when your kind appears to triumph ... Still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a realization. We require no</i> …

World History

Thirteen OTA takeaways: Johnny Manziel struggles

Tuesday did not start swimmingly for Johnny Manziel.<p>Taking snaps with Cleveland's first and second team during organized team activities, the rookie …