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The 10 Most Buzzed-About Books Right Now

Kirkus | Posted 08.24.2016 | Books
Kirkus

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Write My Essay: The New Business Model Review

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Ursula Nwobu

As hard as it was for me to stomach the idea that these businesses were everywhere online, writing papers for students at the top Colleges and Universities in the country, I found myself fascinated and delved a little deeper into this strange business.

9 Epic Reads to Get Lost in This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 08.10.2016 | Books
Kirkus

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Write My Essay: The New Business Model

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Ursula Nwobu

The interesting thing about the world is, it keeps changing. New demands keep springing up, new technologies, and new solutions to new problems. It's amazing how the world somehow fills a vacuum it creates itself and still moves on.

11 Perfect Beach Reads

Kirkus | Posted 08.03.2016 | Books
Kirkus

"This well-written story is not so much a true-crime tale or murder mystery as an excellent sociological study of turn-of-the-20th-century England." An investigation of a late-19th-century crime in which a 13-year-old boy murdered his mother.

9 Books Everyone Is Still Talking About

Kirkus | Posted 07.26.2016 | Books
Kirkus

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11 Teen Titles You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books
Kirkus

"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times--and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)" A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax.

10 More Awesome Summer Reads

Kirkus | Posted 07.06.2016 | Books
Kirkus

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The Simple Trick That Helped My Kids Become Amazing Writers

Quora | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Quora

How can I tell my 15-year-old daughter she is awful at writing? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling question...

Jerry Nelson on Feeding the Machine, Husband Training and Getting a Book Deal With a Great Publisher

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We've been to the South Dakota Festival of Books twice so far, and we have now discovered two amazing writers who came to the festival without a book deal.

Part III, Questions Unanswered

Justin Curmi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

The last paper I have written, Revision of the Bill of Rights, part III, has garner interesting opinions and perspectives on the matter. Yet, I think ...

'Lemonade' Is Not a Latina Narrative

Maria Rodriguez-Morales | Posted 04.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Rodriguez-Morales

Even with Lemonade's cameos of of Afro-Cubana sisters Ibeyi -- which I took to symbolize the interconnectedness of Afro-Latinidad within the diaspora -- it still wasn't about us. It's okay that it isn't about us.

9 Powerful Blogs By Latinas To Empower Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices

Being a feminist and a woman of color can come with its own set of obstacles. That's why many Latinas have made it a point to discuss these challenges...

Jonathan Franzen: Books Made Me Survive

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Jonathan Franzen at his California home, where he shared his approach to writing character-driven novels and his thoughts on being a writer in America: "I play for 'Team Literature' and so I'm on the lookout for things that threaten the team."

My Mother, The Mayor of Quincy Park

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

My mother was the mayor of Quincy Park. Anything-goes soccer and homemade lemonade became her trademarks. When she pulled into the gravel lot and stepped out of the family van, children jumped off of the slides and out of trees.

Essays For Motherhood

Kate Baer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Kate Baer

I Can No Longer See My Vagina (And Other Concerns): A Pregnancy Story

31 Eye-Opening Quotes From Some Of 2015's Most Buzzworthy Blogs

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media

2015 was nothing short of inspiring, shocking, devastating -- and everything in between. This year, contributors to The Huffington Post published thou...

Don't Blame Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Growth has lifted humanity from the caves to the cities and given us civilization. Yet today it is scapegoated by its critics for causing many societal ills. Growth's critics rightfully sound the alarm on environmental and social problems. But their criticism of growth misses the real issues of poor policy and misguided public values.

In Praise Of Ditching Thanksgiving Dinner And Traveling Instead

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The merits of spending Thanksgiving with friends as opposed to family are obvious. No arguing about politics with belligerent uncles, no depressing conversations with senile grandparents, no having to eat the fat-free desserts your perpetually dieting cousin always brings...

I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This

Greg Scarnici | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy
Greg Scarnici

Back in 2008, I started writing a collection of humorous essays about growing up gay in NYC and working in the entertainment industry called I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This. Two years later, it was finished.

You Are Not Your Dress Size

Lizzie Benson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Lizzie Benson

You are not your dress size. Let me make this perfectly clear, because we live in a world where girls are treated as a set of numbers, as something to box up in a pretty package and sit on a shelf to collect dust with the other shiny, tragic things.

Book Review: Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges By Jen Mann

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 09.23.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Fans of the Throat Punch queen will relish in the new installment of funny and irreverent essays that feature stories of Mann's childhood from her White Trash Doll House to her epic fashion debut in all neon.

On Photography By Susan Sontag: A Must-Read For Every Serious Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Susan Sontag's 1973 book, On Photography, is a true classic and should be read by all photographers. Not only is the book a great intellectual stimula...

Book Review: Just A FEW People I Want to Punch in the Throat By Jen Mann

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Fans will enjoy this slim edition that can be read in under an hour.

The Art in Dreams - Memories of My Mother

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep -- William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 lines 156-158. Somet...