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Book Review: The Upside of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener

Book Review: The Upside of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener

Suzanne LaPierre November 24, 2014 0

We can’t be happy all of the time, nor should we try.  The positive psychology movement has snowballed in recent years, and may be encouraging us to pursue more shallow and ultimately less fulfilling lives.  “Enough

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Book Review: The World of PostSecret by Frank Warren

Book Review: The World of PostSecret by Frank Warren

Suzanne LaPierre November 22, 2014 0

Everybody has secrets.  They range from trivial to shocking, from silly to poignant.  No one, however, is in possession of more creatively expressed secrets than Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret project.  PostSecret began ten years ago

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Audiobook Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Audiobook Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Robert Kingett November 12, 2014 0

Every so often there’s a remake or a rendition that is stunning from the offset. When this happens, the revisited version of the beloved classic holds all of the finesse the original did with

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Book Review: Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality by Elias Aboujaoude

Book Review: Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality by Elias Aboujaoude

Suzanne LaPierre November 11, 2014 0

When I first read this title – Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality- my initial thought was “I don’t have an e-personality, I am just myself online or offline.”  But upon reading

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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Suzanne LaPierre November 3, 2014 0

The year is 2044 and the Earth is in decline. Fossil fuels have been exhausted and climate change has degraded the quality of life on the planet. Most humans escape the bleakness of their

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Book Review: Teaching the Cat to Sit by Michelle Theall

Book Review: Teaching the Cat to Sit by Michelle Theall

Suzanne LaPierre October 1, 2014 0

When Michelle Theall was a child, she overheard her parents expressing concern about her lack of friends: “I saw her teaching the cat to sit,” her father worried to her mother.  Teaching the Cat to

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Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Sidnay C September 23, 2014 0

Immediately before you even read this book, it has probably already evoked connotations of being pornographic, seedy, and even offensive. But I would argue that beneath the surface of the hype, lies a beautiful

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Book Review: A Broom of One’s Own, by Nancy Peacock

Book Review: A Broom of One’s Own, by Nancy Peacock

Suzanne LaPierre September 17, 2014 0

Nancy Peacock is both a published and well-received novelist and a professional house cleaner.  As you might imagine, she receives different feedback from people depending on which of these roles has her currently engaged.  A

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Book Review: X-Novo by Ken Hagdal

Book Review: X-Novo by Ken Hagdal

T. Barabas September 7, 2014 0

X-Novo by Ken Hagdal is a novel about the great divide between the two genders. It touches on the idea of the coexistence of men and women in harmony, and questions if balance between

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Book Review: The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners by Amby Burfoot, Bart Yasso, and Jennifer Van Allen

Book Review: The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners by Amby Burfoot, Bart Yasso, and Jennifer Van Allen

Suzanne LaPierre September 6, 2014 0

Although it seems like running should be the easiest sport to start, with no special equipment or arena required, it can provoke a lot of questions for the novice. Should I stretch before or

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