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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

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19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

A Practical Philosophy Reading List

Very few people wake up and think “I need philosophy.” This is perfectly understandable. But of course, everyone has their own problems and are …

Anne Lamott on the Greatest Gift of Friendship and the Uncomfortable Art of Letting Yourself Be Seen

Beyond having written one of the finest books on writing ever published, <b>Anne Lamott</b> embraces language and life with equal zest, squeezing from the intersection wisdom of the most soul-stretching kind. <b>Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) shines a …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

A Sweet Illustrated Celebration of Our Wild Inner Child

<i>“All good things are wild and free,”</i> Thoreau wrote in his terrific treatise on walking. More than 150 years later, Hawaiian-born, British-based illustrator <b>Emily Hughes</b> makes an imaginative 21st-century case for this in <b>Wild</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) — an irreverent, charming, and …

Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds: An Unusual Counting Book about the Power of Small Kindnesses

However anguishing the art of asking for help may be, little is more gladdening than the act of giving it. That’s the premise behind <b>Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a most unusual and gorgeously illustrated counting book by <b>Jim Stoten</b>, using Mr. Tweed’s small acts of kindness to teach kids …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Cosmic beauty, photographed from the desert (pictures)

Time-lapse Photography

Blackbird Fly

• <b>Author:</b> Lise McClendon<p><b>Suspense, self-discovery, and family -- deep in the heart of France.</b><p><b>A house in France</b> connects three women: the woman who owns the house, the one who lives in it, and the woman who died there sixty years before.<p>When her husband dies suddenly Merle Bennett inherits a stone …

The Circle

• <b>Author:</b> Dave Eggers<p><b>Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.</b><p>When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, …

Triumph Of The Bookworms: Two Novels To Cure Your Winter Blues

In the opening paragraph of <i>Moby-Dick,</i> Ishmael tells us he takes to sea whenever he feels the onset of "a damp, drizzly November in [his] soul." I know how he feels. Whenever the frigid funk of February settles in, I, too, yearn to get out of town. This year I have, thanks to two exquisite vehicles …

A House in the Sky

• <b>Author:</b> Amanda Lindhout<p>BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught.<p>Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in <i>A House in the Sky</i>. It is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote …

Double trouble: twin terrors on the page and on screen

As the new Jesse Eisenberg film The Double is released in cinemas, John Sutherland traces the history of the sinister doppelgänger<p>The title of Jesse Eisenberg’s latest film, The Double, does not refer to those movie industry stand-ins who do the sequences the actors themselves can’t – or won’t – …

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