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7 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationship

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Alpert

photo credit: Ododo George Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are officially nominated and the conventions are behind us, the stage is set for...

Writing As Love Letters To Our Readers

William Kenower | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
William Kenower

The summer after I turned eighteen, the girl I had fallen in love with six months earlier moved with her family from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA. In 1983, before Skype and text messages and emails, that might as well have been the other side of the planet. I was devastated.

6 Steps To Take Towards Work/Life Balance

Melissa Escaro | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

The concept of work/life balance is prioritizing between your career or ambition and your lifestyle, which includes health, family, friends, and leisu...

Why Every Writer Is a Visionary

William Kenower | Posted 07.27.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I think of my friend often when I listen to writers talk about their latest idea for a new book. Every writer is a visionary in their own way. Our stories, like my friend's schools, begin in a place where only we can see them. It is so exciting, it is so life-affirming, to perceive something tangibly before it exists. At such times we are in touch with life's complete creative potential. It is as if we can perceive, not just the apple tree, but also all the apples it will produce.

The Basics of Your Author Platform

Kylie Dunn | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Kylie Dunn

"You must have an author platform!" Everyone keeps saying this, but what does that mean? And how do you go about it? Basically, your author platform...

10 Highly Effective Ways To Silence Workplace Gossip

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo Credit: Eric Dombach / Flickr Imagine you walk into your office and see colleagues chatting but then when they see you, they hush. Or maybe yo...

Top Chef Fan Favorite, Fabio Viviani on What NOT To Do When Cooking Pasta

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Imagine: a world renowned chef stops by your kitchen for a meal. Yikes, the pressure is on! On the most recent episode of The Dinner Party with Elys...

Going Against the Flow: Chris Heivly, Managing Director of The Startup Factory

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.21.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Chris Heivly co-founded MapQuest (which sold to AOL for $1.2 billion), was sole managing director of 77 Capital (a $25 million venture fund), and has ...

6 Ways To Stop Stuffing Your Face And Start Dealing With Your Emotions

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo image: Clare and Dave If food were a drug, for sure we'd have rehabilitation centers devoted to treating it much like those for drugs and alcoh...

Off the Beaten Path in Paris: Step Outside Into These Magical Places

Denise Grover Swank | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Denise Grover Swank

Three years ago I took my daughter and her friend to Paris and I fell in love. I've been back twice since--one on my own, and then last summer I took five of my kids for three weeks. I was thrilled when they fell in love with it too.

The Best Wedding Toast Ever Spoken

Natalie Vishny | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weddings
Natalie Vishny

The Best Wedding Toast Ever Spoken From Natalie Vishny/ Long Time Wedding Planner/ President of Too Many Organizations Hello there brides and grooms...

7 Signs You're Suffering from Work Burnout

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Do you find that your work day drags on and on and you just can't seem to motivate yourself to focus and get work done? Maybe you dread going to the o...

Over 450 Authors, Including Stephen King, Sign Petition Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts

Stephen King and Michael Chabon are among the writers who signed an open letter to the American people, addressing their concerns about Donald Trump...

City Talk With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
Rana Florida

A former investment banker, the chairman of the board of directors of Friends of the High Line, a trustee of the New York Public Library, the editor of the acclaimed book City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts, and a contributing editor to Vogue, Catie Marron has just added a new book to her very crowded list of accomplishments.

How One Woman Is Helping Black Kids See Themselves In Books

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.19.2016 | Black Voices

It seems like Tamara McNeil is on an impossible mission whenever she searches for books about black characters for her son, MJ, who recently turned on...

Millennials Paving The Way: Najwa Zebian, Author of "Mind Platter"

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

I spoke with Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian educator and author about her book Mind Platter, the surge of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the media, and how to move from struggle to grace.

Finding Common Grief After My Mother's Rare Disease

Nicola Mar | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Nicola Mar

She died from a rare disease. You may have had a loved one who died from something not so rare. We aren't different. We share the human connection--we share a common grief.

Why People Cheat

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Cheating is pervasive. I've seen it with clients over the years and it is a steady presence in the news cycle. We see it with professional athletes ...

How to Talk to a Friend or Relative After Their Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Last year a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately this person received treatment and is now doing well. During the anxious peri...

Sometimes You Lead Your Life, And Sometimes Life Leads You

Jackie Walker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

I do believe that sometimes we lead our lives and sometimes our lives lead us. Some years ago, I met a woman that suggested that I take my message to the world of tween girls. This was very thought-provoking as many of my clients have shared that their self-esteem issues started in childhood.

Cathie Borrie on Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.19.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Cathie Borrie years ago on our trips around the publishing world. It was immediately apparent upon reading her stuff that she was an amazing storyteller and an exquisite wordsmith with a true gift for poetic articulation.

Books Opened the Doors of the World to Me

Vyjay Rao | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Years ago, much, much before the travel bug ensnared me in its magical web, I had already begun my voyages around the world on the wings of my imagina...

Richard Ford: Politicians Are Liars

Louisiana Channel | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Louisiana Channel

"You get the politics that you deserve." Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford here speaks bluntly of the interplay between politicians and the public in America, arguing that people can only blame themselves for being lied to by politicians.

Creatively Embracing My Heroin Past

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
Stephen Grant

It doesn't matter if you have been using heroin for six months or six years; it is dangerously dark from the beginning and it only gets darker as you continue to use.

7 Things You Need to Write a Bestselling Nonfiction Book

Amy Morin | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Amy Morin

I never set out to become an author. My main source of income had always been through my work as a psychotherapist. I'd only started writing articles ...