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Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Jan David Hanrath I had the pleasure, recently, to be the guest speaker at the annual reception of LUCC: Libraries of Union County Consortiu...

My Goal for 2016: Celebrate Enoughness

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Dean Dauphinais

We're into the first week of 2016, and my youngest son just turned 20. How can that even be possible? Damn. The older I get the faster time seems to g...

How to Write a Love Letter: Inspiration from Beauvoir and Sartre

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Skye Cleary

Hot summer romances are a long distant memory as the northern hemisphere winter closes in and tempts us towards hibernation, hot chocolate, and heated holiday party debates.

3 Uncommon Ways to Maintain Your Real Focus

Lisa Bennett | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Lisa Bennett

As someone who has an insatiable desire to know and do everything, I've also come to find three insights particularly helpful. Rather than concrete actions, they serve more as mindsets or perspectives to take on all that is available to us now -- and stay centered on what truly matters to us as individuals.

Leonard Cohen And The Art of Stillness

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home

“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,” Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, “and at ot...

How To Brainpick The Internet

The European | Max Tholl | Posted 09.04.2014 | Home

Maria Popova tweets 60 times a day but fears the Internet’s information overload. She told The European's Max Tholl how to strike the balance and no...

How to Succeed, Since Success Is Random

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
Kare Anderson

When you are open to serendipitous experiences you are more likely to have click moments, enabling you to pivot more than once into new, more successful directions.

26 Wonderful Words You've Never Heard Before

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

We've all heard "A is for 'apple' and B is for 'boy,'" but have you ever heard "A is for 'Acersecomic' and B is for 'Biblioclasm'"? We didn't think so...

The Way To A Woman's Heart?

Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

If you had to visualize your own emotional landscape, would it look anything like this? This Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart by D....