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The Book That Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Not Having Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.31.2015 | Books
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If the title of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids sounds confrontational, that’s likely not an ac...

Follow Your Gut, and Find a Trusted Editor: A Q&A With Carey Salerno of Alice James Books

Janice Sands | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Janice Sands

In this second installment of my conversation with Carey Salerno, Executive Editor of Alice James Books, a cooperative poetry press with an emphasis on women writers, Carey shares some additional insights on the future of publishing and achieving success as a writer.

A One Way Ticket to Understanding: A Conversation With Author Maggie Messitt

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.29.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"I think every story, if told well, has larger implications -- political or otherwise. This is the reason I'm most interested in tackling complex issues through the lens of every day life. I'm more focused on bringing you inside a story and the lives living it."

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.

Tips for Writing Amazon Reviews

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Neal Wooten

Power to the people is a wonderful concept, but total unadulterated power to the masses will always result in an unreliable representation of the truth. It's as simple as pride or ego.

What Are The TL;DR Versions Of Shakespeare Plays?

Quora | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Quora

Antony and Cleopatra: Pretending to be dead to make your lover sorry doesn't work.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's First Draft of 'The Great Gatsby'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today, the earliest surviving manuscript draft of The Great Gatsby rests in a high-security, climate-controlled vault in Princeton, New Jersey. However, this manuscript is not the first draft of the novel. Only two pages of that survive.

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books
Allison Underhill

In the future, opinions will change, people will change, and the world will change. Books, however, are a constant force. Their themes will continue to be relevant, no matter how different the world may appear in the years to come.

David McCullough: A Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Who Loves His Wife, Family, History and Is Simply a Nice Guy

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books
Cathy Chester

Speaking for over 90 minutes without notes or slideshows, Mr. McCullough relied on his extraordinary intelligence and ability to tell a good story the way Will Rogers could spin a good yarn.

3 Low- or No-Cost Resources to Help Improve Your Mental Health

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...

A Bookstore Holds More Than Just Books

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Bookstores don't only hold books, they hold promises. Promises for new adventures, where new people and characters enter our lives with fascinating stories to tell us.

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.

On Bone Boxes and the Brother of Jesus

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

While some scholars question James' being the author of the epistle bearing his name in the New Testament, those five chapters associated with the brother of the Lord offer a rich sense of Jewish wisdom as how to make sense of suffering, how to walk in faith, and how to care for the poor.

Mathematical (and Poetic) Offerings From the Land of Saints and Scholars

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 05.23.2015 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

With another St Patrick's Day safely behind us, it's a good time to remember that over the past few centuries The Land of Saints and Scholars has made significant -- if sometimes overlooked -- contributions to mathematics, science and engineering, as well as to the arts.

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

For students who are hearing from colleges and preparing for this exciting new life chapter, this is a worthwhile and cautionary shared family reading experience that offers an important perspective on the relationship between campus life and substance use.

K.B. Draper Talks The U-haul Diary and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This book isn't an inspiring tale of the triumphant power of love or another coming out story, but instead, it's an intelligent, honest and hilarious read about the lesbian dating scene.

Presidential Libraries: Taking Stock as Obama Readies His Own

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.

Book Review: This Divided Island

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Subramanian weaves in numerous details and provides context and insight without being pedantic. This isn't a short book, but he describes the richness of the country as concisely as one could hope to..

Top 5 Novels on Power and Ambition

Warren Adler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

Many of my readers have asked which books I would recommend that offer fundamental insights into the drive for personal power, and the way it affects individuals. Numerous authors have tackled this subject in memoirs, novels and plays.

Proofreaders, Are You Missing These Easy Fixes?

Rob Reinalda | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Rob Reinalda

You're perusing it, admiring your handiwork. Then you see it. Ack! A rudimentary, easily fixed error is there in the text. It's standard-size type, but to your eyes it's in 54-point Bodoni Bold. And somehow, it's underlined. Blinking, too. Maybe even chuckling softly.

Día! Diversity in Action for ALL Families

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

We can choose to celebrate Día! Diversity In Action year round. Indeed, in is incumbent on all parents to raise upstanders for a better tomorrow and that just might begin with our bedtime stories.

All Decked Out: Lessons of a Novice Carpenter

Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Nina MacLaughlin

It was like standing front row at a parade of things I took for granted. Stairs, for example. Useful for moving between floors, for reaching your front door, for heading underground to catch a train to another part of the city. Codes regulate height and depth

Why You Should Write for Free... and When You Should Stop

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Your free work has provided you with a résumé. List the sites for which you have written and are writing. List any accolades or awards the sites have received; it reflects well for you that you're part of those sites.

Michael Jackson's Xscape Origins: The First Review

Charles Thomson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Charles Thomson

Hundreds of books have been written about Michael Jackson, but this is one of the very few must-reads to have been published since his death, forgetting his much-debated private life and shedding light on the one area most people appear least informed about; his work.

Larry Livermore: Spy Rock Road Album Release, Featuring a Teenage Tre Cool

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

When music industry icon, and founder of the now defunct Lookout Records, Larry Livermore needed a drummer for his punk rock band The Lookouts in the mid-1980s, he was out of options.