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Become a Better You: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith

Change is hard. Change is even harder when you are trying to modify your behavior. Get a little help during the process with Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith.

May 1, 2015

Burned at the Keyboard: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson has created an interesting subgenre of nonfiction that I can best describe as satirical Malcolm Gladwell. He immerses himself in his subject matter and goes on to write an accessible, fun read. His newest, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, is no different.

April 24, 2015

Is Toxicity Affecting You? Suzanne Somers Has the Answer

In her newest book, Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick, the pioneering health and wellness advocate delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. Read on for an excerpt.

April 15, 2015

An American Travel Memoir to Polish Off

Simon Majumdar’s Fed, White, and Blue is a new take on the classic tale of immigrating to America, incorporating food travel from all fifty states.

April 10, 2015

Why Is Surprise Important?

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected by Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger, PhD, is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. Take a peek inside the book for a pop quiz and more.

March 27, 2015

How to Be Artfully Mindful: On Awareness and Attention

Enjoy this excerpt from the new book by Christophe André, Looking at Mindfulness, in which he addresses the correlation between awareness and attention.

March 20, 2015

Henry David Thoreau, the Hound, and the Turtle Dove

‘A fidelity to the ungraspable can be found at the root of both biological existence and what we experience as beauty; the steepest pitches of the heart and mind make their own shade.’

March 18, 2015

Who You Are and What You Do: Better than Before, by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is back with Better Than Before, another tool in your arsenal of how to live more productively and efficiently.

March 13, 2015

The Curious Case of Norwegian Butter

With this excerpt from The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth, we take a moment to learn something interesting about the Norwegians’ butter shortage.

March 11, 2015

Notes on How to Be a Heroine: A Q&A with Samantha Ellis

We caught up with the author of How to Be a Heroine to chat about the characters written throughout history – and what she’s learned from them.

February 27, 2015

Parsing the World of Vitamins: Catherine Price's Vitamania

In her new book, Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection, Price examines the roots of our obsession with and confusion about nutrition, and takes it further as she visits manufacturers and labs and test kitchens to uncover the history, hype, and more. Enjoy an excerpt from the book, here.

February 20, 2015

On the Good in Shame: An Excerpt from Is Shame Necessary

In this excerpt from Jennifer Jacquet’s new book, Is Shame Necessary, the author delves into the place of shame as a dynamic part of society. Read on.

February 11, 2015

True Stories of Late-in-Life Romance, from Eve Pell

The writer of a Modern Love column found enough amorous inspiration to cull a collection of fifteen late-in-life love stories for this new book.

January 23, 2015

What's In a Coke? Kevin Ashton Spills It

In this excerpt from Kevin Ashton’s How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, we go back to the source – of Coca-cola.

January 14, 2015

7 Books That Go Beyond the Nominees

Adaptations are everywhere this awards season, but let's look beyond the obvious for a few other reads for the literary-minded moviegoer.