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Like My Father Always Said...

Erin McHugh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Erin McHugh

A couple of years ago I sent out a smoke signal (well, OK, the emails, texts, Facebook and Twitter shout-outs) to everyone I knew -- and then they sent it on to everybody they knew -- to start collecting quips and anecdotes and advice they all remembered receiving from their mothers.

An Uncomplicated Life: A Book Review

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
International Down Syndrome Coalition

Still looking for the perfect gift for Father's Day on June 21? Do you have a book lover to shop for? Maybe you know a father to a new baby with an intellectual or developmental disability?

What You Can Learn From Elon Musk Book: 6 Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.

Podcast Review: The Smartest Man in the World, Coyotes

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

It's always kind of a challenge to put a pin in the podcast enough to nail anything resembling main topic, as Proops is the master of tangential monologue. Which is a bit of an amazing feat for someone to pull off who is only talking by themselves.

You Can Plant This Children's Book And It Will Grow Into A Tree

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News

Need a tree? Plant this book. Publishing company Pequeño Editor created a hand-stitched children's book made from acid-free paper, ecological ink...

Joys, Challenges of Motherhood Revealed in New Book and Storytelling Tour

HooplaHa | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Have you ever been curious what your mother's favorite stories of parenthood are? Check out this video featuring Ann Imig, founder of Listen To Your Mother, an online and live story telling platform for mothers everywhere to share the joys, triumphs, challenges and humor of being a Mom.

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Make-Up

Anne M. Strick | Posted 06.14.2015 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What is it like to be a Make-Up Artist? What do you do? "I love it," says BEVERLY JO PRYOR, who suspects she's made up "over a thousand people" by now.

Searching for Sunday and Finding Home: An Interview With Rachel Held Evans

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Rachel Held Evans just released her latest book, Searching For Sunday, with Thomas Nelson. It's an excellent foray into the church's current cultural moment, seen through the lens of Rachel's own journey from evangelicalism.

'Eat, Pray, Love for Families': Wide-Open World Book Review

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Alison van Diggelen

The book really hits its stride when the family spends time at an orphanage in India, and Marshall forges a powerful connection with a little orphan named Job. He's a cheeky little fellow, who lectures Marshall on religion and politics and yet is fiercely loyal and protective.

One Book Is Celebrating The Best Beer Art From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts

Craft beer production is up. And, according to Time, consumption is too. Whereas total U.S. beer sales, including unwavering brands like Budweiser and...

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.

Photography Book: Nude Self-Portraits Around Busy New York City (NSFW)

Erica Simone | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

I've never liked to follow rules nor cared much about wearing clothes. This became clear in my work as a photographer as I set out to photograph mys...

8 Things That Frozen and Idina Menzel Might Have to Teach You About Grief, Happiness and the Unexpected Value of Mispronunciation

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 05.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tracey Cleantis

Some good things can come from what at first seemed like a loss. On this point, let me warn you that in real life, the turn-around time between disappointment and finding your silver lining may not be as fast. Be patient. Your silver lining is coming.

Banned From Christian Publishing: How My Support for Marriage Equality Cost Me A Book Contract

Brandan Robertson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Many have said it before, but it bears repeating here. There is a major problem within Evangelical Christianity. And that problem is that many leaders within Evangelicalism have decided that the Gospel is not truly good news for everyone.

Why I'll Root for Reese on Oscar Sunday

Lauren Daley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Lauren Daley

When I saw pictures of Cheryl on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January, I somehow felt a tinge of pride. It's kind of like the feeling you might get when a college basketball player you've always thought was great gets selected for the NBA, and then becomes an NBA star.

Two Gay Authors: Families of Origin vs. Choice

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

David Pratt, Lambda Award-winning novelist for Bob the Book, is back with a funny and touching new novel, Looking After Joey. In it, Calvin, a single accountant, must look after Joey, a porn character who unexpectedly steps through the TV into Calvin's life--and can't go back.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

Surviving Mars and Surviving Loss Are Not So Different

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Cleantis

Let me just start off by saying that I am decidedly NOT a science-fiction fan. Klingons and Trekkies and books and films involving planets, wormhole...

The Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's finally 2015, and this year promises to be a spectacular one for New Yorkers and visitors who love to shop! Among top news, the first stores will open at Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center - and I'll have more on those in the future.

Re: Re: FWD: (No Subject): How Sloppy Emails Ruin Your Productivity

Carson Tate | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Carson Tate

When you feel like you're drowning in a sea of sloppy, thick, unclear mud in your inbox, how do you begin to clean up the mess?

Russell Brand Impersonates Noam Chomsky

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Democracy Now!

British comedian and actor Russell Brand sat down with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! for an extended interview about his new book.

Disney During World War II and Hope: Entertainer of the Century Showcase Two Hollywood Legends Who Did Everything They Could for the Troops

Jim Hill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As a former servicemember, I have to admit that I'm always intrigued by how various entertainment entities observe Veterans Day.

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

Going Against the Flow: Soraya Darabi, Co-CEO and Cofounder of Zady

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.19.2014 | Style
Charu Sharma

Soraya Darabi is the co-founder of Zady, a mission-driven brand described best as "The Whole Foods of Fashion."