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Side Effects, in Spanish: The Books of Almudena Solana

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I am a huge fan of the Spanish writer Almudena Solana. Great news for me: I am finally meeting her this week after years of reading and re-reading he...

'Hexed' - Witches, Romance, & Tons of Fun

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!

Will Procrastinate for Pastrami

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Go ahead, eat more meat, butter and cheese. Let me know how it turns out for you. I certainly won't be joining you, despite the current popularity of the proposition.

Books To Read Before You See The Movie This Summer

Posted 06.09.2014 | OWN

Some of our all-time favorite novels and memoirs are about to have their debuts as films. Here's what to enjoy on the page, as well as on the screen. ...

How To Make The Most Of Your Commute

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie DiBenedetto

There will always be the temptation to throw your hands up and start looking for awesome apartments downtown, where your social life can be your main priority. But commuting takes a different kind of discipline and as a result, its own rewards.

15 Spiritual Books To Take To The Beach This Summer

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion

Nothing says summer more than a trip to the beach; and nothing says beach more than a good book. The warm weather and calm splash of waves offers the ...

Great Design Made to Measure: Books, Dead or Alive?

Ken Carbone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

J. Abbott Miller, a partner in the international design consultancy, Pentagram, specializes in exhibit, interactive and identity design. He has also designed numerous books for world-class cultural institutions.

How Do I Understand And Appreciate Books Better?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Quora

It is far nobler to have too meager and too humble an opinion to offer about the books you read, than being the kind of deluded blowhard who shouts from rooftops and Twitter accounts that Khaled Hosseini is the best living writer in the world.

10 Summer Blockbusters

Oyster Books | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

Why are books almost always better than the movie? The characters are never badly acted, the soundtrack is whatever you want it to be, and 35-year-olds don't play high schoolers. So give yourself the cred to say the original was way superior, and read these 10 Summer Blockbusters before they reach a screen near you.

If You Please, Kind Sir... and Ma'am

Carol Hoenig | Posted 08.05.2014 | Small Business
Carol Hoenig

I've never been good at asking for help. It is not in my nature. That isn't to say friends and family don't assist me when I need it, but I am just no...

Book Doctors Interview Diana Abu-Jaber on How to Write Literary Commercial Prose

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

After three different people recommend the book to us, we always try to read it. This was the case with Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber. It's one of those rare books that's literary yet page turning.

Winning At Monopoly

Hugh Howey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Hugh Howey

Is Amazon a disruptor because of its size? Or is its size a result of previously stifled innovation?

24-Hour Read-In Emergency Bookshelf

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

There you are, boldly standing up for libraries in your community. You are part of a solid day of reading, a full 24 hours of it, voice after voice going on in a constant stream around the clock, each person taking it in 15-minute shifts to read.

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
James M. Chesbro

My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship of other dads pursuing understandings.

Laura Powell's 'Goddess' Is an Enchanting Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Britain is crumbling and a young soon-to-be Priestess named Aura from the Cult of Artemis is blind to it all. But everything changes when Aura meets a rebellious boy named Aiden.

This Is The Year To Grow Your Own Food

Jeanne Nolan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Jeanne Nolan

There's a common misconception that if you don't have a green thumb, you cannot grow your own food. And that's 100 percent wrong.

The Elusive Nature of Leadership

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leadership is one of the most sought after yet elusive concepts in the workplace today. Countless books have been written on the subject, each offerin...

Essential Summer Reading

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

No less than legendary gay writer Armistead Maupin suggested that I read These Things Happen by Richard Kramer. When Mr. Maupin suggests, you read. I was quite simply blown away.

An Adventure In Foraging

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Liz Neumark

I went foraging in the woods of Columbia County and loved every second of it. It appeals to my sense of taste, adventure and frugality.

A Writer Examines The Culinary Capital of Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Memorial Day Weekend was a week ago and summer has finally show signs of arrival in Portland, Maine.

Checking Out the Meaning of Life From the Public Library

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Using the public library as a metaphor for how I want to live my life, I'm going to try to be more aware of my own deadline even if the date remains unknown. Just as I read library books with more focus and intention because of their due date, I will try to live my life with similar focus and intention because I, too have a due date.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 3)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Now that Barbara and Keith's new book on Gender Intelligence has been out for a few weeks, we'll discuss why there is such a need for conscious and gender-intelligent leadership and how it should be employed, both in practice and in the ways think of success.

Our Diets and Our Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For most of us, it's time to stop rolling our eyes at non-existent conspiracies, and actually attempt to eat well and be active. It means there is no scapegoat to blame for all our ills, and no silver bullet to save us.

New Book Ranks Bruce Springsteen's Top 100 Songs

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment

"Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs" (Rowman & Littlefield), by Jim Beviglia Music blogger Jim Beviglia is trying to do far more t...