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Why I Became a Writer

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Charlie Vázquez

A variety of experiences out West broadened my Bronx Puerto Rican working-class perspective, but navigating the shark-filled waters between my private and familial lives was an oppressive burden I'd endure for many years after coming out at age 21 -- a terrifying tightrope walk.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air condi...

Book Trailers: More Fun Than Writing The Book?

Ben Tripp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Ben Tripp

I didn't know book trailers were a thing until it was suggested I should make my own. Book trailers, also known as bookreels, are like movie trailers -- except they're made to promote books. I'll bet you guessed that already. They're almost exclusively found online.

Brave New World(Building): How an Author Became a Game Designer

Amanda Gardner | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Amanda Gardner

I felt stripped of all the conventions that I'd come to rely on, especially as someone who always wrote in first person. Pulling a story out of me this way was like trying to give birth through your bellybutton -- just not going to happen.

Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Daniel Cubias

It was not my intention to create a trilogy on Huffington Post about the Latino publishing scene, but that is what has happened. My previous two artic...

Does Sex Addiction Even Exist?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

In this age of celebrities and politicians coming forward with their claims of sex addiction following a cheating incident, I'm often asked whether se...

Mind Your Body: My Interview With Celebrity Trainer Joel Harper

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As we approach summer and bathing suit season, I see more and more clients who are trying to drop the extra few pounds they may have put on during the...

11 Ways to Guarantee a Successful Author Talk

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Matthew Dicks

Recently I described the format of my typical (and I think ideal) author talk. Today I offer a few specific suggestions on how to guarantee success at an author talk of this kind.

Fat Girl Walking: A Conversation with Author Brittany Gibbons

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What if you looked at your daughter and saw yourself? Not only the good parts but all of the negative self-talk you heaped upon yourself since you emerged from childhood. What would you do to stop your daughter from carrying the weight of that nonsense?

Trailblazing Women: Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Inc

Anne Ravanona | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"You can have a great idea, but if you don't communicate it well, it will go nowhere. We need to be more careful in how we communicate and not just what."

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.

Shifting My Perspective On Success

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Justine Brooks Froelker

She is out there for all the world to love and judge. She has been born for all the world to embrace or reject. She is shining bright, whether or no...

What Fear Does to Your Body and How to Handle It

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

The first time I was on national TV I felt my heart pounding as if it were going to burst through my chest. I felt myself sitting in the studio with g...

Interview With YA Author Melissa Grey on 'The Girl at Midnight'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading The Girl at Midnight (out April 28), I knew I couldn't keep my love of this novel to myself. This story is infused with humor, originality and mystery, and I can't recommend it enough.

Career Tips For The New Single

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Tamsen_Fadal

I have found that job hunting and success in the workplace is a lot like dating. Yes, ironic, but it's true. There are ways to do it well and then there are things that you never want to repeat again.

An Extraordinary Tale of a Child Whose Mother Warns Him Never to Be Ordinary... and Above All Never to Own a Merc!

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Getrude Matshe

Tuan Marais' Painted Devils and the Land of Ordinary Men is a beautifully written multidimensional memoir of an unusually extraordinary upbringing by an unconventional mother precisely recalling the young boy's journey through childhood to early adulthood.

Seriously Mom, You Can Do Better Than That!

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Mary McLaurine

Do I have to explain myself to my own son now that I am just about to turn 60? I gave him the "mom stare" -- you know the one (trust me, muscle memory brings it right back no matter how many years it's been since you have needed it).

George Brescia Talks Web Series 'Dress Up! With George B Style' (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Style expert George Brescia has spent the last 25 years working with top fashion and beauty leaders, including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as fashion directors at Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor.

Why We Must Not Fear Depression in the Wake of the Germanwings Tragedy

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

In the wake of the Germanwings crash, questions abound about what happened, what was going through the mind of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, what his motiv...

The Art of Book Signing 101

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

What are the learning points of the Art of Book Signing 101? They're really very simple. First and foremost, bring water; you'll spend a great deal of time talking. Be upbeat and not easily discouraged if you don't sell 5 books within the first hour. No one comes into the store the minute it opens.

Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

First, understand that the issue is about you and your husband, not you and his mother. To change how you feel about this situation you must change your thinking. That said, see it as a positive thing that he has a strong relationship and values his mother -- it's not a competition.

Hannah Brencher, Author of If You Find this Letter, on Writing, Reflecting and Her Inspirations

Katie Day | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Katie Day

I imagined and expected the process of writing a book would be tough, but it wasn't until I was knee-deep in the trenches of it that I saw how hard it really is.

10 Tricks to Help Anyone Write a Book

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Richie Etwaru

Initially my biggest fear was "would I have enough content?" Trust me when I tell you, most authors suffer from too many words, not too little.

The Book Doctors Ask Pitchapalooza Winner Judith Fertig: How Did You Get a 2-Book Deal for Your Debut Novel?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.26.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors first met Judith Fertig when she won our Kansas City Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for Books). She was commanding without being overbearing, powerful but warm, a total pro.