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Features by Audrey Quinn

Paper books on a table are, of course, on sale.

Why books always seem to have a discounted price

A look at why and how retailers use cheap book prices as a selling point.
Posted In: Books, bookstore, borders

Sea World celebrates 50 years amid animal care concerns

Despite “Blackfish,” SeaWorld generated more than $1 billion last year
Posted In: sea world, animals, marine life, animal rights, documentary film

Big shot directors are making indie films for Prada

Just about every major fashion house has a short indie film, and they're hiring top directors like Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola.
Posted In: film, Prada, Gucci, sundance

Trading tweets for designer perfume at Fashion Week

Social media currency that can be exchanged for actual products
Posted In: Fashion Week, Twitter, Marc Jacobs

How to sell your hair for $4,000

What the interest in selling body parts - like hair, breast milk, and eggs - says about our economy.
Posted In: selling your hair, kidney sales

Rite Aid drug sales: The profit in generics

Generics have a 50 percent bigger markup in comparison with brand-name drugs.
Posted In: Walgreens, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs

In signing up the young, it's slow going

For Obamacare to work, the "young invincibles" need to sign up. And, so far, they're not.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Now that Twitter has to make money, can it keep innovating?

When a tech company like Twitter goes public, the pressure is on to make money and lots of ideas get tried out.
Posted In: Twitter IPO, Jack Dorsey, VCs

Book awards push for a wider audience

Literary prizes like the Man Booker and National Book Award try to broaden their appeal.
Posted In: literature, publishing

Mobile dating apps try to woo women

As the online dating scene moves to mobile apps, Tinder is the first to really gain a following with women.
Posted In: online dating, apps, Tinder

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