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Your 2017 Detox Reading List
It’s natural to indulge during the holidays. You’re surrounded by friends, loved ones, and soooo many treats, not to mention dealing with end...
8 Books That Would Make Awesome Podcasts
I’m subscribed to 20 podcasts (related: I work at home and take many walks), and I think there are some smarty-pants authors who need to jump on this...
a joyful 2016
Ring in a Tidy New Year with Marie Kondo’s
There’s a saying I heard once: “Messy bed, messy head.” I’m not a particularly neat person, but this bit of mother-knows-best...
, and 4 More Inspiring Books About Recovery
Since its publication this summer, Salon editor Sarah Hepola’s Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget has garnered tons of acclaim. The...
5 Secrets to Unlocking Your Potential from Joel Osteen’s
The Power of I Am
Christian self-improvement guru Joel Osteen has helped millions of people forge better lives through faith-based positive thinking in six New York Times...
How to Be Creative: Big Ideas from Elizabeth Gilbert’s
If you’re someone who wants to be creative—to write a book or learn to dance or become a chef—but has struggled with the hurdles in your way, you’d...
Shelf Improvement: Books to Improve Your Life and Library: Brain Changers Edition
Shelf Improvement is a monthly column that features three books guaranteed to improve both your library and your life. From literary fiction, young...
August’s Self-Improvement IQ Test
Self-help readers are always looking for new ideas that will transform their lives from blah to beautiful. Every new read offers the promise of improvement...
This Book Really Will Change Your Life
When Marie Kondo gets home at the end of the day, she greets her house, announcing that she’s home. Then she takes off her shoes and work clothes and...
Books to Engage Your Mind & Energize Your Spirit
The new year is a time to reflect on what’s past and ready yourself for what’s to come. This January, give your mind and spirit the same...