How To Calm Your Pet With Reading A Book

Calm your pet by doing something so many of us love–reading a book Reading a book to your furry companion captures his attention and keeps him engaged, which helps him to forget about whatever upset him. Sometimes, the animal will respond by perking the ears or even placing a paw on you or the page of the book. If you don’t spend enough time with your furry companion, reading a book to him is an excellent activity for you to

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You Deserve To Be Your Own Valentine! Gifts For You From You

It’s Time To Celebrate You! I love love, so yes, I’m a fan of Valentine’s Day. I hate the pain it causes, though. The feeling unloved, uncoupled, left out. Trust me, I was single for far more Valentine’s Days than I’ll ever be married. That’s why I’m all about living in the now. Celebrate the love that is here. Celebrate fabulous you! Whether or not you have a romantic partner, I believe you are enough, Valentine. I believe you should

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How Star of ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ Went From Stray Junkyard Dog To Movie Stardom

Author Bruce Cameron insisted star of ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ be a real life rescue dog Author and screenwriter Bruce Cameron had a very specific vision when he was working on “A Dog’s Way Home.” The star of the movie needed to be a real life rescue dog. But was it possible? To find the right dog in a shelter somewhere in America? The right look, the right temperament, the right smarts to go from stray to star? USA Today

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Superstar Author Stephen King Saves Book Review Section Of His Local Maine Newspaper

Stephen King convinces 250 avid readers to buy a subscription Superstar author Stephen King is the master of horror. As an avid reader the thing that really scared King was his local newspaper dropping the book review section. The Daily Mail reports the Portland Press Herald reviews books written about the state of Maine. But in a struggling business, the newspaper announced it was going to have to drop the section because it cost too much to produce. King was

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Books I Love For 2016 Holiday Gifts

Time is running short. Your gift list is not. Whether it’s Secret Santa at work, a girlfriend, your sister, you mom, you need that extra gift. One she’ll really enjoy. Here are some I can highly recommend: “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Of course, I’m going to mention my latest book. Only because I’ve been told it really does make a great gift,

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Artist Celebrates How Female Olympians Show Beautiful Women’s Bodies Come In Many Sizes

Looks like if one artist has her way, female Olympians will give us all a great reminder that strong, beautiful women’s bodies come in many shapes and sizes. Wendy Fox first got the idea while watching the 2012 Olympics in London. She noticed that these champions came in so many shapes and sizes, that they were beautiful and strong in their own way, depending on their sport. She collected information and stats on the 276 women who won gold medals in London

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My Bathroom Secret I Think You Just Might Understand

My husband caught me. Not in a secret, per se. But certainly something I’ve been able to keep it to myself through almost four years of marriage. “Sure does take you a long time to blow dry your hair,” he remarked the other day. “Yeah, sure does,” I agreed pointing to what I thought was my perfect alibi—the huge mop of hair on my head. “What exactly do you do in there?” he asked, raising an eyebrow of suspicion. “Brush,

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Library-Hotel Where You Sleep Among The Bookshelves

Can you imagine a better place for a book lover to spend the night than in a library-hotel? Such a place really exists. The Guardian says Book And Bed opened late last year in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district. There’s nothing fancy here. It sounds like it is more of a hostel than a high-end hotel. Book And Bed’s website explains what you should expect: “There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets.” More than an upscale experience,

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Meredith Vieira Show Features Daryn And “Hope Possible”

A huge, “Thank you!” to Meredith Vieira and her staff for hosting me on her daytime talk show. They truly gave me the star treatment. My own dressing room with snacks! Hair, make up, and a really long segment talking about my new book, “Hope Possible.” We talked about losing my job at CNN, reinventing my career. We also talked about finding love and becoming a mom. The staff was kind enough to take a couple of the topics and

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Read Quietly With Strangers At Silent Reading Party

A silent reading party–talk about an introvert’s dream come true! Go to a party, but instead of making small talk, you grab a book and read. The San Francisco Chronicle reports these parties have become all the rage in the Bay Area. The silent reading party is the brainchild of author Daniel Handler (also known as Lemony Snicket) and Dan Stone, founder and editor of the Oakland literature and music magazine and podcast, Radio Silence. They held the first one last

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