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The Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.15.2015 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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."

Book Review: Twelve Stones

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Christopher Zoukis

Twelve Stones is not a story of how, through determination and sheer rigid will, Ms. Carole conquered Life and made it subservient to her. It's not a tale of self-actualization. Nor is it an example of spiritual mugging.

Let Your Heart Hold the Pen

Tami Shaikh | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So I gave birth all over again. My pregnancy lasted for about 40 years, the labor pains about six months and finally I have a brand new child in my li...

How I Honor My Heartbeat

Archi Pyati | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Archi Pyati

Many of us feel that in the face of dominant culture we must protect our image, maintain solidarity, and avoid publicly questioning our own people. But that has led to the silencing of too many voices, afraid to be shunned for talking openly about their communities and experiences.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

37: A Final Promise

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

"37: A Final Promise" is an incredible love story based on actual events that is about euthanasia, ALS and suicide. Joe Leydon of Variety calls this film "an old fashioned tearjerker set to a goth rock-soundtrack."

The Power to Bid by Title: How One Independent Bookstore Is Innovating This Centuries-Old Model

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

In 8th-century Baghdad, the warraqueen (those that handle paper) were the paper masters, the human photocopiers, copying texts and creating tomes to fill shelves throughout the Islamic world.

'The Four Agreements' in Corporate America

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Angel Ruiz, M.D. has been an important spiritual tool in my life since its publication in 1997.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Your Work Needs Both Cake and Icing

Paul Jarvis | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Marketing is icing. If there's not a cake underneath, it'd be pretty hard for it stand up in the shape of a cake by itself. We can't just focus on making icing. We need to also make the cake.

VidCon 2014- The Year Big Networks And Brands Said Yes To YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.01.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and Maker Studios co-founder Shay Carl has been to VidCon every year, but 2014 has definitely been the game changer for him and his com...

I Wrote an Amazon Bestseller in a Week

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.30.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I wrote a book last week. I've never written a book before but so what? They're just words on a computer screen, right? I've written stuff before -- ...

Fake Your Way Through Adulthood With YouTube Star Grace Helbig

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Shira Lazar

Between launching her YouTube channel (ItsGrace), starring in her first movie (Camp Takota) and coming out with a book (Grace's Guide), this has bee...

My Drunk Kitchen Star Brings Comedy To New Self Help Parody Book

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Shira Lazar

My Drunk Kitchen star, Hannah Hart joined us live at VidCon 2014 to chat about engaging her community off of YouTube. Her new book, "My Drunk Kitch...

Nerdfighters: The Online Community Behind the Box-Office Hit

Neta Kligler-Vilenchik | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

Esther Earl, who inspired John Green's bestselling Young-Adult book-turned-movie, would not want you to cry, but rather to celebrate friendship and life. Esther's greatest wish, granted to her by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, was to meet her online friends face-to-face.

Peter Reynolds, Picture Book Master, Talks to The Book Doctors about Books, Kids, Writing, Twins and How to Get Published Successfully

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We met Peter Reynolds at the New England Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, when he gave one of the best talks we ever heard.

By the Book in Telluride: Presenting 40 Years of Festivation

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival this week is celebrating its 41st year of roots music in the picture-perfect setting among the San Juan Mountain peaks in southwest Colorado. It's a shame if you haven't experienced it at least once.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Graphic Design

Anne M. Strick | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

Graphic Designers are responsible for any print or facsimile of print that is needed. And often, as in the Civil War period film The Conspirator, research is necessary to determine and accurately reproduce the era's print and cursive styles.

Tonya L. Moore Is All F*d Up in Phenomenal New Self-Expose

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.