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28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read piles.<p>Fortunately, this fall is packed with hotly anticipated new fiction from literary stars (like …

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11 Must-Reads For Summer (Written By Badass Women)

It’s Summer, and you know what that means: Underboob sweat and endless hours of listening to your children argue. Woo!<p>Just kidding. It means it’s …

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The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

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This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Alternative Medicine

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

10 Best Thrillers to Read

Are you into thrillers? (They’re definitely having a moment.) One of the most white-knuckle books I read recently was Tana French’s crime novel The …

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Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

8 Ways to Keep Him on His Toes (and in Love) in the Relationship

It’s one of the oldest stories in the book: Guys love the chase. That’s what makes the first stage of the relationship—"the honeymoon phase"—so exciting. Not only is everything new, but he still has the mind-set that he needs to win you over.<p>After some time passes, however, and you both settle into …

5 Scandalous Biographies of Your Favorite Children's Authors

When she was a young woman, Margaret Wise Brown loved to “beagle,” an odd sport where hunters eschew horses in favor of running on foot with the dogs in pursuit of foxes. She covered dozens of miles per hunt, and was always happiest when she won the prize – a bloodied pelt. Brown would go on to …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

How to Find Your Creative Spark and Become a Better Writer

Although every piece of art is food for the soul in its own magical way, I find writing to be a very challenging branch when it comes to two …

The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it extremely well. And being creative is no exception.<p>For James …

Creativity

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

5 Tips for Getting Creative in the Post-Holiday Slump

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>When the holiday decorations have been put away, the …

Creativity

23 Thrilling Novels from the Bookshelf of Linwood Barclay

I’ll concede that THE CHILL is neither the scariest nor most thrilling novel I’ve ever read, but it is the best of the Lew Archer thrillers, written …

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10 Erotic Lines from Novels and Poems That Beautifully Celebrate Desire, Pain, and Passion

Words can create magic. They can entice, tease, and ultimately seduce. Though several novels have dealt with the nuances of love, only few have …

Literature

12 Novels to Read in January; Or What's on My eReader

It's a new month (and a new year), and I'm in the mood to look forward. Although I still have plenty of backlist books that live near the top of my …

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Romance Novels: 10 Steamy Reasons Why They’re Good For Your Health

Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.<p>Most of us have probably read a romance novel or two in our lives. Maybe it was a …

Review: New novels from Jodi Picoult, Alice Hoffman and Jade Chang

<b>The Wangs vs. the World</b><p><i>By Jade Chang</i><p><i>Harper Avenue, 351 pages, $24.99</i><p>Jade Chang's debut novel is full of smart one-liners and clever observations. It made me long to become pals with Chang, because she's probably excellent at cocktail-party conversation and slandering one's enemies in private. Plus, …

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