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How to Read Like a (21st Century) Poet

Josh Lefkowitz | Posted 04.17.2015 | Books
Josh Lefkowitz

What works for one person may not work for another; you alone know what kind of reading experiences will excite and/or move you. But I do think you have to read, to become a (better) poet; and I do think the internet can provide some remarkable avenues to do said reading.

11 Tips on Getting Your Book Published

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Melody Moezzi

Becoming an author is a bit like becoming an acrobat. Few people know how to go about either; fewer bother to attempt, and fewer still succeed. There is no single "correct" path to getting a book published. Every author, every book and every career is different.

Readers Rule: The 'LA Times' Festival of the Book

Elan Barnehama | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

Humans are storytellers by nature and by necessity. As soon as we're born we are told stories and as soon as we can speak we tell stories to anyone who will listen. In those early years, just about every story is a fiction. When we tell stories, we place ourselves in the world.

'The Lady From Zagreb': A Conversation With Philip Kerr

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In The Lady From Zagreb, the tenth book in the Gunther series, Bernie--a former homicide detective totally unsympathetic to the Nazi regime--finds himself at the height of the war, forced to run errands for the notorious Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda.

What to Read When You Don't Read Poetry

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 04.02.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

Maybe you don't read poetry. That wouldn't make you unique by any stretch of the imagination. But allow me to be bold and suggest that maybe you just haven't found the right poetry yet.

Word Gap? How About Conversation Gap?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's estimated that poor children, by the time they hit kindergarten, have heard 30 million fewer words than their more fortunate classmates. The Clinton Foundation's Too Small to Fail initiative is just one of the national efforts to increase the quantity of language that underprivileged preschoolers are exposed to. But is quantity enough?

Why You Should Read More Poetry

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

While all the poetry in the world might not be worth as much as one good doctor, if there is a reason we are alive, if there is a reason we're here, it can be found in poetry. It is the barest bones of the human experience and it captures the soul in flight.

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

Allison Underhill | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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.

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

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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...

Get In, Get Info, Get Out: The Awesome Art Of Skimming

Uloop | Posted 03.26.2015 | College
Uloop

Whether you blatantly ignored the assignment the night before, had nine more to do or genuinely forgot, everyone has missed a reading assignment. The sheer volume of reading asked of college students is onerous and unrealistic.

A Bookstore Holds More Than Just Books

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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.

12 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed At School

Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

Parents want their children to succeed in life. And for 94 percent of parents polled by the Pew Research Center, prosperity includes going to college....

Inside the Mind of Toy Company TOMY's Chief Marketing Officer, Willie Wilkov - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

I had the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about Willie's life, how the toy marketing world works and how TOMY fits into this crazy world of fun.

Is Reading Boring?

Naomi S. Baron | Posted 03.19.2015 | Books
Naomi S. Baron

Today, many of us whip out our phones instead, though the principle of killing time is the same. If we only make it halfway through the travel piece on Corsica or a game of Candy Crush, we readily abandon ship, rarely feeling the need to resume where we left off.

Chasing Glances

Bryan Reimer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Bryan Reimer

Today's connected world is bound to become even more complex, as devices with screens become even more pervasive. Brands and advertisers will need to work harder to grab your attention -- and legible type is key.

5 Books That Changed My Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

These five books, arranged in the order in which I discovered them, provide a chronological biography of my development as a spiritual person

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

James Clear | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Before you move on to the normal bustle of the day, invest in yourself. Before your life turns into a whirlwind of activity, read a book that will make you better. As with most habits that can greatly impact your life, this will never feel urgent, but it is important. Twenty pages per day. That's all.

Why You Probably Won't Finish Reading This Article

Jordyn Holman | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Jordyn Holman

American attention spans are next to none. As in we don't have any. This isn't an accusation against Americans or their intelligence, especially considering that I fall within that category. No, this is just a valid observation I've had from studying abroad in London.

BAM, BAM, BAM: A Boy, a Chef and a Dream

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

ecently I was thinking about a little boy named Jared who came to live at one of the group homes in Westchester. He was about 5 or 6 years old. We never know the children's back stories, nor their current situations there, except that most of them were orphaned and understandably confused when they first arrive.

The Link Between Personal Development and Professional Success

John Bowen | Posted 03.04.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Elrod decided the best route to success was not to try one or two of these strategies, but to commit to all of them. To that end, he created his Life S.A.V.E.R.S. system -- a model that frames six key components of development in digestible pieces that help entrepreneurs get, and stay, on track:

Read Aloud to Ignite a World of Possibility

Pam Allyn | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Pam Allyn

World Read Aloud Day has arrived. On March 4th more than a million people will take a stand for the life-saving power of literacy by reading aloud. With World Read Aloud Day, we can advocate together for three important things

10 Ways to Raise a Reader

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Many parents think that as soon as their kids learn to read on their own, they no longer need to be read to. But kids still love it and benefit from it as they hear the rhythm of the language, learn correct pronunciation and get to relax and just take it all in.

Read With Your Child As Often As You Can

Sherri Wilson | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Sherri Wilson

March is National Reading Month, and that's a great reason to spend some quality time with your child reading together. My children are grown now and live in other states, but we still share book tips and sometimes very lively discussions!

The 8 Essential Kinds Of Books That Every Kid Should Own

Tom M. Burns | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I think there are certain TYPES of books that every kid should be exposed to -- the kinds of books that truly introduce them to the best of what the written word has to offer.

Best Books: College Edition

Betty Revah | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Betty Revah

I still remember looking at my syllabi freshmen year and thinking I would never be able to get through all of my readings. How, I wondered, would I ever be able to read two dozen books in one semester while still keeping up with exams and essays and also maintaining a high GPA?