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52 Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins


We see them everywhere: flawless-looking women on the cover of glossy magazines, on television and in movies, and on billboards advertising virtually everything. With such ubiquitous imagery it’s not surprising, then, that according to a recent survey, 80 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.

52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal


In her 1995 book about writing, Bird by Bird, writer Anne Lamott advised writers to set small, daily writing goals for themselves rather than to try to write several chapters all at once.

Choosing Love by Sherianna Boyle


As humans, most of us have a basic need to love and be loved. Often, however, many internal and external obstacles prevent us from satisfying this need.

Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero by Emily V. Gordon


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . YOU! Never thought of yourself as a superhero? Writer, producer, and former therapist Emily V. Gordon has.

Seeking Jordan: How I Learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe by Matthew McKay, PhD


In the early hours of September 17, 2008, in California, 23-year-old Jordan McKay was fatally shot while riding his bike home. His grief-stricken father, professor and clinical psychologist Matthew McKay, refused to believe that he had lost Jordan forever. With the help of psychologist Dr.

The Power of Forgiveness: Forgiving as a Path to Freedom by Joan Gattuso

Power of Forgiveness

No matter how or to what degree you have been wounded by another person, it’s often difficult, if not impossible, to “forgive and forget”, as the saying goes. Harboring resentment, anger, guilt, and other negative emotions, however, can eventually take a physical and mental toll.

The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions . . . by John Glatt

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The 911 call played repeatedly for months on news stations in Cleveland, Ohio, after it first was placed on May 6, 2013, and is now immortalized on YouTube.

“Help me! I’m Amanda Berry! I’ve been kidnapped! And I’ve been missing for 10 years! And I’m here! I’m free now!”

American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus

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Late one evening in the 1970s at the historic La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a janitor noticed a woman in a black Victorian-style dress standing next to the fireplace and exuding, as he described it, “an aura of sadness.” This woman was not a hotel guest, nor had she wandered in from outside, a curious tou

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year by Matt McCarthy

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On his first night on call in Columbia University Medical Center’s cardiac care unit, physician Matt McCarthy inadvertently almost killed his first patient, a college professor who had collapsed during a class.

My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today by Nora Pouillon with Laura Fraser

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Panera Bread recently announced that it plans to remove dozens of artificial ingredients used in its popular menu items.