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Maria Goodavage reveals the science behind what we already know: Dogs are a gift to humankind.

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Why I’m Addressing Toxic Masculinity in My Romance Novels

Rom-coms are funny, but they're no joke.

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How Carl Sagan Inspired Me as a Reader

Sasha Sagan reflects on the lessons that her father taught her about reading—and life.

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How Reading Promotes Mindfulness

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The Martini Cocktail author recommends top-notch variations of literature's favorite drink.

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The Literary Witches Oracle

A celebration of famous female writers who serve as wise guides for personal reflection.

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Why Every Book Club Needs Food

The author of Tasting Grace talks the joy of food (and shares her potato-bacon torte recipe!).

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