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Growing Old Before Growing Up is All in the Mind

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 07.10.2016 | Women
Orlagh McCarron

Getting through this bucket-list I've constructed for myself is tough going and not for the weak of heart or mind. But to wake up each morning without that pressing weight of anxiety and questioning of what I am doing with my life is all I can ever hope to attain.

'Attention Barf Cleaners': Kid Writes Delightful Apology Note To Staff After Vomiting In Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.08.2015 | Good News

There is no greater display of proper etiquette than a handwritten note saying sorry for barfing in a bookstore. After vomiting on the floor of Po...

Feminism, Ebola and Donuts: Lena Dunham and Carrie Brownstein Make Like Portland (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

Quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and each holding a special place at the heart of our culture, Lena and Carrie talked to one another as though no one was watching... and it was glorious.

WATCH: Maria Bamford Is Book Vlogger

Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy

If you've ever picked up a Bible and thought, "Uh, why don't you edit? Galatians, you don't even need that," you may have a lot in common with Maria B...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Inspiring Bookstores

salon.com | Megan Cytron, Trazzler | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

One of London's most beautiful shops of any kind, Daunt Books would be worth a visit just to soak up the streaming natural light emanating from the sk...

7 Survival Secrets For Independent Bookstores

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 2, 2011 9:23 AM | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

At the Los Angeles Festival of Books, some of the best booksellers on the West Coast shared strategies that helped them survive during these challengi...

Portland Bookseller Powell's Books Lays Off 31 Employees

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on February 9, 2011 11:10 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Powell's Books has laid off 31 employees. The employees worked in four different locations at the Portland bookseller....