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An Open Letter to America's Class of 2015

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

While Commencement is a time of celebration and achievement, it is also a time when we can impart a final nugget of wisdom to all of our graduates. Here is what I would like to tell them.

Adam Bakri's 'Portrait Chinois': Discovering the Next Superstar, with Omar's Help...

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I asked Bakri to disclose a few things about himself, in the first person. Hidden within his answers is the key to his present and future success.

Paulo Coelho On The 'Real Alchemy' We All Possess

OWN | Posted 09.12.2014 | OWN

Before penning his first novel, Paulo Coelho was a young man with a dream to become a famous and respected author. Today, he is just that, with 31 boo...

The Only Question Paulo Coelho Thinks God Will Ask When We Die

OWN | Posted 09.11.2014 | OWN

As the author of the wildly popular spiritual novel The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho is often asked deep, profound questions. What's the meaning of life? W...

The Most Important Quality You Need To Be Spiritual

OWN | Posted 09.09.2014 | OWN

A strong connection with God, an aptitude for meditation, a total lack of ego -- these are just a few of the qualities many people assume they must fi...

The Inspiration Behind The Most Quoted Line From 'The Alchemist'

OWN | Posted 09.05.2014 | OWN

The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho holds the world record for the most-translated book by any living author. In the 25 years since it was ...

This Record-Breaking Bestseller Was Originally A Total Flop

OWN | Posted 09.04.2014 | OWN

In 1988, a little-known Brazilian author named Paulo Coelho published a book called The Alchemist, an allegory about a young shepherd in search of his...

The 7 Best Books for Getting Over a Breakup

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Some of the titles I suggest will surprise you. Only three of the books I recommended to her (and now to you) are "how to get over a breakup" books. The other four contain life-altering wisdom or inspiration that can be even more useful than specific techniques to ex your ex.

4 Obstacles to Fulfilling Your Dream

Sura | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Don't compare yourself with others. What you choose to do has nothing to do with others. When we follow what we love, we allow ourselves to be transformed in the struggle of our journey. We become the hero of our story, but we must give ourselves permission to discover our own inner excellence and channel it deeply and freely.

PHOTOS: Some Of Pharrell's Favorite Things

Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Quarterly to ship subscribers a few of his favorite things, sent in packages every few months. The first package,...

See Yourself Through Someone Else's Eyes

Intent | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

At times, life catches up with us and  it becomes easy to forget to find time for moments of self-reflection. But it is important to remember that no human is an island. We can learn a lot about ourselves from the people we surround ourselves with and the relationships we foster.

A King Reclaiming His Kingdom: The Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Henry Freeman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Henry Freeman

Reading The Aleph is a bit like diving into Paulo Coelho's eyes and getting to know him better.

Art and Adventure: A Manifesto for Women and Grrrls

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

We as women and girls can't just demand more interesting and engaging female characters. We have waited too long already. We have to write the books and -- if necessary -- publish them ourselves.

PHOTOS: 10 Uplifting Books For Lonely Souls

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

In response to Russ Marshalek’s excellent post on devastatingly sad books last week, we’ve decided to try and lift your spirits a little during th...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Alikewise: The Online Dating Equivalent to Wearing Glasses

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Meredith Fineman

We're continuing on the journey/search for the expansive online dating saga, from JDate to Match to....books? I tried "Alikewise" (the name is sort of...

Paulo Coelho, Author of "The Alchemist", In Live Video Chat Today

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller "The Alchemist" is taking your questions in a live video chat today at 3pm Eastern. Please join u...

What The NYTimes Paperback Best Sellers Tell Us About Ourselves!

Eileen Stukane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eileen Stukane

Take a look at those capsule descriptions on the New York Times bestseller list. Without ever reading the books themselves, they tell a pretty funny story about our efforts to cope with what lies ahead.