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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.

March 10, 2015

History Brought to Life: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Step back in time once again with Erik Larson, whose retelling of the Lusitania disaster is anything but dry.

March 6, 2015

The Zero-Validity Environment, from Jason Kelly

Check out an excerpt from The 3% Signal, wherein the author explains why we can’t seem to learn from previous mistakes when it comes to the financial markets.

March 4, 2015

A Life Without Light: Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey

What would you do if, after two decades-plus of living a relatively normal life, your world suddenly went dark? If little by little then all at once you physically could not stand the light?

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 25, 2015

Life Inside Walter Reed with Adele Levine, PT

Adele Levine's story is a unique perspective of the life after war and the road to recovery.

February 24, 2015

Future Crimes: How Much Danger Are We Really In?

Marc Goodman’s new book, Future Crimes, covers the facts – and faults – of our technological safety both present and future.

February 22, 2015

Taking Flight: Michaela DePrince's True Story

Last year, I watched a documentary called “First Position.” The film followed the stories of a handful of young dancers as they tried to land a coveted spot at the American Ballet Theater. One of the dancers, Michaela DePrince, stood out in the film. Taking Flight is her story.

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 19, 2015

From Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima: John Toland's Infamy

The late, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Toland brings us back to the start of the United States’ involvement in World War II with his groundbreaking book, Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath.

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.