What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. MORE: Robert Waldinger: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness | TED.com
My husband and I study history, specifically the late Victorian era of the 1880s and ’90s. Our methods are quite different from those of academics. Everything in our daily life is connected to our period of study, from the technologies we use to the ways we interact with the world. READ MORE: I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it. | Vox
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Currently, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books. The unlikely pastime for those of us who have successfully graduated from kindergarten has been gaining popularity of late, as an easy means to express oneself and de-stress along the way.
The activity not only provides a low-stress, low-stakes way to unlock your creative potential, it also unlocks memories of simpler, childhood times, when the biggest cause of anxiety was how to avoid your next nap. “I recommend it as a relaxation technique,” psychologist Antoni Martínez explained to the Huffington Post. “We can use it to enter into a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow.” READ MORE: Why Coloring Could Be The New Alternative To Meditation | Huffington Post.
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As a baby boomer, I’ve seen media trends come and go, and the millennial generation has presented entirely new challenges to the field of marketing. But, I’ve spent much of my career figuring out how to sell products to different types of people, and with age comes the knowledge and attitude not to be put off by something new.
There is no question that marketing is changing — newspaper advertisements, television commercials and direct mail don’t have the influence they once had. Millennials have changed all that, collectively drawing marketers’ focus toward online and mobile marketing.
Paradoxically known for both brand loyalty and short attention spans, millennials are truly unique. Here are five ways marketers can reach them and be heard. READ MORE: 5 effective ways to market to millennials | Mashable
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of Iowa has struck gold. Not the kind that lies in the federal reserve, but one of paper in a Sioux Falls man’s basement. After 20 years of collecting, he is donating his one-of-a-kind collection of 17,500 books worth an estimated three quarters of a million dollars. READ MORE: Sioux Falls Man Donates Collection Of Nearly 18,000 Books | KDLT.com South Dakota News
That time of year where we look forward to lazy summer days, if we are fortunate enough to have vacation time, and where all sorts of summer reading lists are suggested by bloggers, publishers and media organizations. So here’s a massive list of links to summer reading lists for 2015. What books will you be inspired to read this summer?
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- The 10 Hottest New Historical Fiction Books of the Summer | BookBub Blog
- Summer Reading Guide: The 136 Books You’ll Want to Read | LA Times
- Harper Lee, Judy Blume, EL James and 22 Books to Read for Summer 2015 | Nana Meriwether | Huffington Post
- Best Summer Books, 2015 | Publisher’s Weekly
- Irresistible Book Recommendations for Every Type of Summer Reader | GoodReads
- CBC Books 2015 Summer Reading List | CBC Books | CBC Radio
- 25 Hot Books for Summer | USA Today
- A Haphazard Summer Reading List For All of Your Summer Moods | Jezebel
- 25 Must-Read Books to Dive Into This Summer | Mashable
- 12 Books to Download for Your Summer Wanderlust | Mashable
- 25 Great Literary Series to Replace Your TV Habit This Summer | Flavorwire
- 50 of the Greatest Summer Reads of All Time | Flavorwire
- 17 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Summer | BuzzFeed
- Recommended Summer Reading: An Alternative List | BOOKRIOT
- 14 Aboriginal Women Writers to Read this Summer | Room Magazine
- Honoring Black Writers: 25 Books For Your Summer Reading | theGrio
- The Root’s Summer Reading List: 10 Great Books | The Root
- Best Books 2015: Top 15 Fantasy and Sci-fi Books to Read This Summer | Swide
- 20 Comic Book Series to Read This Summer | Flavorwire
- 30 Young Adult Books for Summer 2015 | TeenVogue.com
- Cool Books for Hot Summer Days | The New York Times
- Jackie Collins’s Steamy Summer Reading List | Vanity Fair
- 2015 Summer Reading Guide | Modern Mrs. Darcy
- The Perfect Summer Reading for Every Myers-Briggs Personality Type | Modern Mrs. Darcy
- Summer Reading Recommendations in Gay Romance | Liberty Voice
- 7 (Fairly) New Books Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Summer | HuffPost
- 17 Of The Best Books Of Summer 2015 To Keep You Reading From The Kickoff BBQ To The Very Last Day Of The Season | Bustle
- Best Summer Reading Books | Refinery29
- Popular Summer 2015 Books | GoodReads
- Reading Inspiration for Summer | Amazon.com
- Summer Reading Series | We Need Diverse Books
- 2015 Diverse Summer Reading Book Lists K-8 | Lee & Low Blog
- Fifty Great Books for Kids to Read This Summer | The Washington Post
- Power Up&Read 2015 Summer Reading Booklist [K-12] | Scholastic.com
- 2015 Summer Reading List | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
- 32 Enthralling Summer Reading Books For Kids Of All Ages | HuffPost
- Summer Reading | Barnes & Noble
- Why We Should Let Kids Choose Their Own Summer Reading Books | The Washington Post
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- A Summer Food Reading List | Community Table
- The Self Help Books Of 2015 To Join You On Your Summer Vacation | HuffPost
- Best Summer Book for 2015 – Intellectual Summer Reading | Harper’s Bazaar
- 70+ Book Picks from TED Speakers and Attendees | TED Blog
- A Summer Reading List From Top Business Leaders | LA Times
- Beach Reading (and More) | Bill Gates | GatesNotes
- The Best Summer Reads Under 400 Pages | Business Insider
- Brilliant and Brainy Books to Take to the Beach This Summer | TIME
- Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators | Bridging Differences | Education Week
- A Unique Summer Reading list — From College Admissions Deans and Counselors | The Washington Post
- 8 Business Books for Your Summer Reading list | CBC News
- 25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List | GOBankingRates | HuffPost
- Or not! 31 Reasons You Should Never Read During The Summer | BuzzFeed
- Another alternative: Get Off The Computer And Complete This Italian Teacher’s Summer Assignment. You Won’t Regret It | HuffPost
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You’ve got your warm bath, your bubbles, your glass of cheap wine and your book club book. Was there ever a better recipe for relaxation? That is, until — plunk! No thanks to slippery fingers and that glass of cheap wine, your just-purchased novel has taken a dive.
While the stress of keeping hold of a book with pruney fingers may fit the tone of, say, a heart-pounding thriller, it doesn’t exactly allow a reader to nestle into the worlds crafted by writers like Twain and Yeats. To provide a solution to the eternal book-bath struggle, Amsterdam-based couple Jasper Jansen and Wing Weng set to work to found Bibliobath, a company in its nascent stages that aims to publish waterproof works of classic literature.
This professor’s assignment is an inspiration and sounds like the most perfect summer ever!
A summer homework list assigned by Cesare Catà of Don Bosco High School in Fermo, a small town on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy, is currently going viral across that country.
Instead of giving his students required reading assignments, Catà gave them a prescription for how to live an inspired life, telling them that in the next few months, they should take time to admire a sunrise, dream about the future and read, because reading is “the best form of rebellion you have.”
The Huffington Post interviewed Catà, who said he models his teaching methods on Mr. Keating, Robin Williams’ character in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.”
READ MORE AND THE ASSIGNMENT IN ENGLISH: Get Off The Computer And Complete This Italian Teacher’s Summer Assignment. You Won’t Regret It | HuffPost
Good news for those who’ve had to choose between after-work schmoozing over cocktails or sweating through a cardio session: a new hybrid concept called “sweatworking” lets you connect with clients, colleagues, or other contacts while exercising. Generations of businessmen have bonded with business contacts through rounds of golf, but now a broader range of networking activities are gaining popularity, thanks to a greater emphasis on active lifestyles.
She had never designed a wedding dress before. In fact, she has no fashion background at all. But Carrie Ann Schumacher is an artist who, while working in a public library three years ago, was stopped in her tracks by a box of 50 donated books – all of them romance novels.
Months later, that box – and a grad school project -ignited a very big idea.
After a month of painstaking trial and error, those stories became a living symbol of love: The Wedding Dress.