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The American dream has evolved quite a bit since the proliferation of the Internet, but the fundamentals have stayed the same. The top of the list for us has always been owning a business. Windfalls like money and time (never seems to be enough of either) are great, but actually doing some good has always been a part of our list. Blake Mycoskie from Toms found a way to make shoes and glasses (both of which we love) and still help out kids in need. Then he wrote a book about his experiences, as well as those of many other do-good entrepreneurs, and how to succeed without forgetting that the bottom line isn’t just about dollars and cents. This is that book. It’s the stories, ideas and practical tips (read: helpful kick in the pants) you need to get your project off the ground.

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Ah, the waffle weave. Looks cool, feels great, reminds us of toasted Eggos. You’ve seen them before–probably in a fancy store or hotel–but Parachute’s brand new Waffle Towels are different. They’re spun using innovative Aerocotton Technology, which basically means they’ll be dry by the time your significant other finally gets out of the shower and realizes you stole their towel. Parachute’s Waffle Towels come in two sizes and two neutral colors. Plus, their 100% cotton construction means they start soft and only get softer with time. Even Kevin McCallister would approve.