How to Make the Best New Year’s Resolution, from a Modern-Day Buddhist

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How to Make the Best New Year’s Resolution, from a Modern-Day Buddhist

I was reading up on author Lodro Rinzler in preparation for a conversation with him about New Year’s resolutions, when I found out that the Shambhala...

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Rock Stars of the Wine World Tackle 10 Questions From a Novice

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Rock Stars of the Wine World Tackle 10 Questions From a Novice

The Washington Post has called Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson “the best collaboration of two Brits since Lennon and McCartney.” The prolific pair...
An Eye-Opening, LOL Conversation With Your Funny Friend Rob Delaney

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An Eye-Opening, LOL Conversation With Your Funny Friend Rob Delaney

Comedian Rob Delaney’s memoir reads like a conversation with a funny friend: informal almost to the point of rambling, liberally peppered with colorful...

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“Bananas Are Just So Personable,” and More Fun With Hyperbole and a Half‘s Allie Brosh

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“Bananas Are Just So Personable,” and More Fun With Hyperbole and a Half‘s Allie Brosh

Oh, happy day! Now we can all read one of our favorite humor blogs in the bathtub without fear of electrocution, because Hyperbole and a Half is on...

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One of Your Favorite Humor Blogs Is a Book!

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One of Your Favorite Humor Blogs Is a Book!

Do you have a touch of prejudice when it comes to books adapted from blogs? Fair enough. Not everything from the Internet was meant to make the jump to...

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Kids In Children’s Books That Give Us The Creeps

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Kids In Children’s Books That Give Us The Creeps

Nothing adds a soul-chilling note of fear to a story like the presence of a creepy child. Small, quiet, and stealthy, scary children exist in all genres,...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Dating a Book Nerd

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5 Things You Need to Know About Dating a Book Nerd

Maybe it started with a bookish pick-up line. (“Girl, you are a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.”) Maybe your eyes met over contemporary...

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5 Nonfiction Books We’d Like To See As Musicals

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5 Nonfiction Books We’d Like To See As Musicals

Many a favorite story from the page has come to life on the stage, set to song as a musical. Wicked. Oliver! Les Misérables. Even Cats was based on a...

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The Best Book Title-Inspired Tattoos

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The Best Book Title-Inspired Tattoos

Thinking of getting a tattoo? Take some advice: go with words instead of pictures. With images, there’s too much room for error. Say you ask the tattoo...

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