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The Most Literate Generation: Wattpad & the Power of Social Reading

Ondi Timoner | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

The next time you hear someone say "no one reads anymore," show them Wattpad. With more than 20 million users, Wattpad is the world's largest community for readers and writers, and to the consternation of traditional publishing -- entirely free.

Discovering Inspiration in a Trunk Full of Letters

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Every letter we write starts a connection, creates a history, lays the first stones of a bridge, extends a hand. And who knows what inspiration may spring from the letters we write?

iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better.

Phil Donahue on Books, TV, Mohamed Ali and Erma Bombeck

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

In the 70s my mom went from being an immigrant housewife stay-at-home mom to a bra-burning consciousness-raising feminist to a card-carrying same-sex ...

Marilyn Monroe: Amateur Scientist?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Do you recognize any of these celebrity 'scientists'?

Six Seasons and a Movie and a Book: Episodes of Community That Would Make Perfect YA Novels

EricSmith | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
EricSmith

In a recent episode, App Development and Condiments, I was struck by the hilarious dystopian world the series had created in the single episode.

Our Girl in Havana: Cuba Reading List

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Tyler Wetherall

Cuban and otherwise have brought its past to life with stunning and compelling narratives. There is no more immersive way to experience a country without traveling there than through their stories and sagas, their collective imagination and memory.

How to Expand Your Career Abroad

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Building an international career is a dream for many professionals. But - unless you work for a large multinational - it may seem impossible. How can ...

'The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray', 'Foolish Hearts': Gay Love and Marriage?

Janet Mason | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.

Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

With increased focus on sharing of collections, consortial delivery programs, and collaboration amongst libraries in identifying and preserving print runs and last copies, the academic library is changing dramatically.

5 Questions for Russell Simmons

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

It may surprise some that hip-hop luminary (founder of Def Jam records and Phat Farm clothing) Russell Simmons is also a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.

Books Every College Student Must Read

Uloop | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Uloop

Even if you've seen the movie remake, you need to pick up this novel.

23 Gorgeous Bookplates That Will Give Your Books Serious Style

Posted 04.02.2014 | Books

As fervent booklovers, we’re also fervent lovers of literary paraphernalia. There’s no book-themed scarf, tote bag, art print, or iPhone case we w...

The Classics and Their Relevance Today

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books." -- Sigmund Freud History is ...

'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of Oz mixed with the kick-ass vibe of Kill Bill. It's cool, fun and wickedly entertaining.

5 Questions for Poets: Part 1

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

I have decided to celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting questions by readers of poetry to some of the top poets writing in America today.

When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.

Why Managers Fail Their Teams - And What To Do About It

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

"Teamwork" is the mantra of today's workplace - but too few executives know how to manage and support it. That's the conclusion of Harvard Business Sc...

Reasons to Be Happy: Interview With Katrina Kittle

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

I spent most of my life longing for the ability to write full time, and only when I was able to write full time did I realize the seed for every single one of my novels had been planted by an experience in a non-writing-related job I'd had.

The Art of Downsizing

Kate Cox | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Kate Cox

Our parents' bookshelves were portals into their lives as teacher and journalist, into their married life and later, their lives as separated people.

The Language of Baseball

Scott Benner | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Scott Benner

Baseball gives many fathers and sons the ability to connect, but it also provides the opportunity to draw parallels to which your son can relate.

Sisters and Brothers and Fiction

Dave Astor | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

What are your favorite works of literature with memorable sibling relationships?

11 Must-Read Books You Won't Want To Put Down This Spring

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sloane Tanen | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ready for a some new must-reads? Our books editor has found these gems you won't want to put down. Read more from ...

Fish Heads and Folktales by Peter Moran

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Melissa Webster

A beautiful story about the family who chooses us and the ones we choose, Fish Heads and Folktales is a novel that explores the life of Peter and his cross-cultural experience as a Korean-born baby adopted by an American family to live in the U.S.

Follow Your Fantasy: Reshaping Erotica in a Post-Fifty Shades World

Jennifer Walker | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

In a post-Fifty Shades world, erotica has metaphorically climaxed as a genre all over the publishing industry, but with publishers on the look out for...