5 Good Reads for Weekend Readers

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For those of you that want to make the weekend last a little bit longer, we have picked some titles that will capture your imagination. There is something here for everyone; from light and uplifting reads, anecdotal collections to moving novels! Continue reading “5 Good Reads for Weekend Readers” »

Starstruck Romance Is Sexy, Funny New Novel

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By Jeff Favre

HerBusyLife Critic

Racy romance novels are making a comeback into the mainstream, thanks, in part, to the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Gray.

The landscape may be a little edgier than the days when Fabio adorned the covers of Harlequin romances, but the quality for the genre remains mostly substandard. Continue reading “Starstruck Romance Is Sexy, Funny New Novel” »

Great Reads! The Best Books of 2010

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2010 has come to a close and it was quite a year in reading adventures. We were swept away to the Revolutionary War, a Home Ec class, the waning world of newspapers, the deadly Hunger Games, the complex world of marriage, finding our own strengths and much more! Using the resources of our own staff, Oprah, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Times, we have complied the definitive list of the year. So we proudly present, in no particular order, the Top Books of 2010: Continue reading “Great Reads! The Best Books of 2010” »

Waiting for “Superman” Crusades for Better Schools

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Davis Guggenheim, the director of the dramatically successful documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which forever altered the worldwide debate about global warming, is focusing his attention on another critical issue facing us today—the poor state of our public education system in America–with his latest documentary, Waiting for “Superman.”

His film, which is produced by Participant Media and has just opened in theaters around the country, Continue reading “Waiting for “Superman” Crusades for Better Schools” »

Green Books To Read

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This summer, the President’s Cancer Panel published a report on the risks of chemicals and other substances in the environment. Their findings showed that millions of Americans are exposed daily to upwards of 80,000 chemicals. Some of these chemicals are found in cosmetic products, pesticides from food, and pharmaceuticals in our water supply. Feeling green? We have the cure for you… Continue reading “Green Books To Read” »

Let’s Dish About Green Cookbooks

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Our country spends over $100 billion on nutritional products that promise to make us healthier, but the obesity statistics continue to rise. All the diet foods and low-cal snacks just don’t seem to work, at least for long. Some folks are getting to the root of the problem by trying to eat healthier and greener, but with so much to choose from it is difficult to know what is best… Continue reading “Let’s Dish About Green Cookbooks” »

Books By Women: Arianna Huffington

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By Arianna Huffington


It’s not an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become as outdated as an Edsel with an eight-track player. That the United States of America is in danger of becoming a third world nation. Read Excerpt Continue reading “Books By Women: Arianna Huffington” »

Find Your Strengths and Reinvent Your Life

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Whether you’re just out of school or looking for a new career, author Tom Rath has a question for you. Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best everyday? With society focused on improving short-comings, rather than developing your natural strengths, the answer is most likely no. Rath first introduced an online assessment tool in 2001 called StrengthsFinder, which helped determine an individual’s top five talents.

In his updated, bestselling book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Rath introduces a new and improved version of the evaluation, including 34 themes and strategies for applying your strengths. Continue reading “Find Your Strengths and Reinvent Your Life” »

The Story of Stuff Not a Pretty Tale

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Annie Leonard is on a mission to let everyone know that, sometimes, less really IS more. In the short film on her site, Leonard asks the question: Why is it that the United States has 5% of the world’s total population, but we use 30% of the world’s resources? Not only are we consuming a massive amount of the world’s resources, the products made from these supplies can be full of toxic chemicals. Our system of making stuff is not only harming the environment by extraction of reserves, but we are also putting ourselves in danger by being unconscious consumers of dangerous chemicals. Continue reading “The Story of Stuff Not a Pretty Tale” »

Great Summer Reads: Books We Love

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Warm summer days, hammocks and shady trees, the sun, the beach, a stolen moment of quiet – it’s the perfect time to let a book take you away from it all. Meet exciting characters, live a daring adventure, discover new worlds and maybe even yourself. Here a some of the books we think you might enjoy. Please share some of the books you’re reading this summer that you would recommend to friends. Continue reading “Great Summer Reads: Books We Love” »

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