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Maybe you're a magazine gal. Maybe you just need something to pass the time on the train. Maybe, like this writer, you belong to a book club at the age of 26. Regardless of your motives, you're likely always on the lookout for something to read. Sure, you could refer to the ever-changing lists of what's flying off the shelves or you could just grab whatever your roommate's reading once she's finished. But, more often than not, it's the testimonials of other readers that dictate your choices. And, what better resource for book recommendations than Goodreads?
Now, the Goodreads 2013 Choice Awards are here — making it even easier to find your next favorite book. Check out the winning titles in each category. And, if you're looking for even more recommendations, head to Goodreads. The kind people of its community will steer you in the right direction — and give you a spoiler, if you're into that.
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read