Books & Movies

The Top 5 Business Books I Read This Year

  I don’t usually read a lot of business books. My primary reading time is right before bed, and reading books about business right before going to sleep not only doesn’t feel right, but it also leads to unnecessary weird dreams. So my situation of choice for reading business books is strapped in to an […]

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2014’s Best Books for Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My goal this year was to read 100 books, including everything on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf and all those books I’d bought and forgotten about on my e-reader. Ha! Snort. Like that happened. I blame the people publishing all the amazing books I […]

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Beyond Kale: Go Green Like the Greeks

by Diane Kochilas, author of Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die It’s a global world. A few weeks ago at my local farmer’s market, I saw kale for the first time. It took me by surprise. I live in Greece and spend a lot of […]

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Celebrating the Harvest of Middle Age, or Becoming a Peach

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships This is the season of harvest when all of the hard work, intention, and magic of the spring and summer have come to fruition. There is such abundance that we are overflowing and can […]

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3 Books about What Life Feels like for Girls

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When I was in college, I decided that I would only study what interested me, not what would clearly lead to a job. So I took classes in women’s studies, literature, and history…and ended up writing historical novels about women’s lives. Years later, […]

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I Almost Quit Writing; This Book Is Why I Didn’t

 by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Earlier this year, I almost quit writing. The hours are endless, the pay is wildly unpredictable, and writing emotionally driven books is draining. So in pursuit of a new career, I took classes, applied for jobs, and imagined a life without deadlines. But […]

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As You Wish

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Like many people, I have a list of what I call “always-watchable” movies. When I come across one, I’ll stop on a favorite scene or two, or I’ll sometimes watch it from start to finish. Some of them even find their way into my Facebook posts from […]

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Your Life, By Bike

by Elly Blue, writer and bicycle activist An excerpt from Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle) When I started riding a bike, I didn’t make any wardrobe changes until I had to. At the time, I had a professional office job, so I wore skirts, polyester blouses, and jackets. […]

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