2011-05-02A Q&A with Author Veronica Roth Q: What advice would you offer to young aspiring writers, who long to live a success story like your own? Roth: One piece of advice I have is: Want something else more than success. Success is a lovely thing, but your desire to say something, your worth, and your identity shouldn?t rely on it, because it?s not guaranteed and it?s not permanent and it?s not sufficient. So wo(read more)
2012-04-30One choice can transform you?or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves?and herself?while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict be(read more)
2013-10-21An Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2013: Veronica Roth had her work cut out for her, ending a trilogy that had fans rabid for the final book, and she pulled it off like a champ. Allegiant kicks off right where Insurgent ended, so if it?s been a while since you read that one you might want to re-read the last couple of chapters to orient yourself. The first surprise in Allegiant is that Roth has switched to using alternating narratives of Tris and Fo(read more)
2014-03-31While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff?s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company?s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the(read more)
2013-10-21#1 Bestseller First published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northup?s experience as a free man sold into slavery. Northup?s memoir reveals unimaginable details about the slave markets, the horrors of life on a plantation, and the dreadful day-to-day treatment of the slaves from the perspective of a man who lived more than thirty years as a free man before being forcibly enslaved. Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in th(read more)
2014-02-26Robin van Persie likes being in the zone but he doesn’t like when his teammates...
2014-02-18To get some expert advice on how to move swiftly without stress, we spoke to U.S. luge athlete Erin Hamlin, a member of Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
2014-03-07Even Booz Allen Hamilton has dollar signs in its eyes when it thinks about sports data. The company is getting started on a new venture to apply its data science mastery to the piles of sensor and statistical data teams are generating.
2014-03-03MIDDLE-AGED women are less likely to go past the point of no return when drinking alcohol than their male counterparts, a major Scottish study has found.
2014-02-20Whether it's because Wisconsin is playing with more energy or paying better attention to details, the 16th-ranked Badgers have regained their confidence. Leading the way has been 7-footer Frank Kaminsky, who has turned into a force in the lane on both ends of the court. The Badgers (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) dropped out of the AP Top 25 following a 59-58 loss to Ohio State at home on Feb. 1. Coach Bo ...