Author Archives: Daniel

7 Steps to Changing Your Career

“I don’t know what I want to do with my life” is the usual line you expect from recent grads or floundering 20-somethings. But increasingly, it’s a complaint among workers of every age. Studies suggest that the average American will … Continue reading

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On 200th Anniversary of ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ a Look at Jane Austen’s Little-Known Lost Work

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The classic novel of marriage and manners introduced to the world two of literature’s most enduring characters: the headstrong, defiant Elizabeth Bennett and the mysterious and alluring Mr. Darcy. … Continue reading

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Essential Books on Abraham Lincoln

Talk about a comeback: From page to screen, it appears that Americans can’t get enough off all things Lincoln. Steven Spielberg’s biopic, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals,” met with critical and commercial success and garnered more Academy … Continue reading

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Past Lives of Celebrities: Whitney Houston, Steve Jobs and More

Ever wondered who you might have been in a past life? Regression therapy (the therapeutic practice of unveiling one’s past lives) has its detractors, but practitioners maintain that by looking back at our previous incarnations, we can learn about why … Continue reading

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Tips on Traveling Mindfully

Whether your escape from the winter doldrums is mere weeks away or you’re starting months in advance to plan this summer’s vacation, you’ve probably recognized that travel—exciting and relaxing though it can be—may also be a source of stress and … Continue reading

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Weather Winter Doldrums with Cool Reads

Not that we’re counting or anything, but there are 63 days left until spring. Unless you’re a Florida winter bird or a snow sports junkie, winter tends to lose its charm after the holidays. But if you think copious layers … Continue reading

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Who is the Dalai Lama?: The Guru’s Guidance Through Books

The ever-prolific Dalai Lama has given readers not one but two books this winter focusing on kindness and spiritual growth. In “The Wisdom of Compassion,” he tells stories from his own life and career in which he learned challenging but valuable lessons … Continue reading

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Get Your ‘Om’ On in the New Year: Meditation Techniques

Get happy, get healthy: These goals top many a New Year’s resolution list. This year, kill two birds with one stone with a practice that has been shown to build inner peace and mind-body health for millennia. Whether you’re a … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Shopping: 5 Retail Secrets

Remember: Now that we’ve launched, this blog is not updated with all of our content! Subscribe to our RSS feed for all articles, or visit us at Bookish.com for recommendations and articles every day. Are you still spent from holiday shopping? Do returns and … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Family Drama

“Happy Holidays!” is, for many, an alarm bell sounding the start of the annoying-relative high season. No matter how Rockwellian your intentions are this year, Aunt Lisa will keep asking when you’re getting married, cousin Ronnie will show up late … Continue reading

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