4 Ways to Build Your Kid’s Resilience

by Becky Karush Resilience is the key to bearing up under stress—not just for you, but for your kids, too. Their worries may seem innocuous enough, but you only have to think back to your own memories as a kid to know that childhood stresses are not…

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Yoga Books and More: A Reading List Fit for a Yogi

Yoga is great for stretching. If you do it enough, you can touch your toes and improve your parallel parking skills by twisting to see behind you. But, it’s also great for stretching and expanding things beyond your muscles—namely your mind. Through concentration and meditation, in particular,…

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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction

I’ve recently become a fan of reading collections of letters (a form which is disappearing, now that we don’t write letters much anymore), and I read a recommendation somewhere to read Kurt Vonnegut’s letters. From there, I was drawn to a collection of his short fiction, paradoxically…

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6 Iconic American Novels to Read for Independence Day!

The number one lesson of “best of” lists is: It’s nearly impossible to make a “best of” list. Especially when you’re talking about American literature. This country may not make the best cars or electronic dance music, but we’ve produced some amazing works of literature over the…

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