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Introverts, This Week Celebrates the Quiet Genius That Is YOU

By Beth Clark • March 20, 2019

Introverts, this week honors the uniquely quiet genius that is YOU…in all your awkward, misfit glory. The world may be overwhelmingly extroverted, but that only makes your innovative problem-solving abilities more valuable, so embrace your socially selective selves and celebrate your innate strengths. Extroverts, keep reading for some riveting facts about your enigmatic counterparts!

Happy National Pi Day!

Here's to Being Irrational!

By Beth Clark • March 14, 2019

Celebrate #NationalPiDay with 3.14 pieces of your favorite pie (à la mode, according to our recent poll), 3.14 slices of your favorite pizza (pie), 3.14 chapters of The Life of Pi, or by seeing how many decimal digits of Pi (π) you can memorize and say aloud. (FYI, there are over a trillion, so hydrate first.)

The Life of Hedy Lamarr

By Beth Clark • March 06, 2019

Hedy Lamarr wasn't just an actress who made history, she was a brilliant woman who shaped the future with her inventions. US Patent 2,292,387 in particular…the technology that made cell phones, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and more possible. Read on for more about the exceptional woman you'll want to thank the next time you get a text. (Unless it's from someone lame, but that's on them, not Hedy.)

8 Exceptional Women to Celebrate this Month

By Beth Clark • March 02, 2019

The Women's History Month theme this year is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence" but March celebrates all women, including the 8 below who are champions of peace, persistence, and empowerment. (And nonviolent unless you count J.K. Rowling's stinging Twitter clapbacks, but we're not).

Celebrating Black History Month: 14 Black Scientists Who Changed the World

By Beth Clark • February 20, 2019

Black history IS history, and Black History Month is a time to celebrate both contemporary and traditional black history, beginning with a nod to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the scholar who established what we now celebrate in an effort to collect, document, and backfill all of the history that was missing because it never made it into the books. Below are 14 scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have made significant contributions to furthering the human race for people of all color.

Dear Books: You Are the Best Valentine Ever

By Beth Clark • February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day is all about love, and who do you love more than books?? ??

Drink Your Books in These 9 Literary-Themed Bars

By Beth Clark • February 08, 2019

Literary-themed bars across the US beg the question: Are you really alone if you're with the spirit(s) of your favorite authors or books? We don't think so. (And we're betting you've taken a book into a bar before.) Below are 9 establishments bookworms can drink their books in or even borrow one from the bar's library to read while sipping a cocktail.

Dana Schwartz's Hilarious, Quirky, Unapologetically Human Memoir: Choose Your Own Disaster

By Beth Clark • February 05, 2019

If you've ever unintentionally (or not) chosen disaster, lost your way, lost yourself, or wondered what the point of adulting is, or if there even is one, chances are good that you'll love Choose Your Own Disaster by journalist, author, and Entertainment Weekly correspondent, Dana Schwartz. In her own words: "I wrote this book about love and sex and eating disorders and traveling and career uncertainty. I hope you read it and maybe feel less alone."

Five Bestselling Author Handoffs and Collaborations

By Beth Clark • January 31, 2019

Did you know that Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, also wrote book #6 in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams? Or that David Foster Wallace's editor finished writing The Pale King? True story. Turns out, there have been other handoffs and collaborations, so here are five of the best and the stories behind them.

Frosty Authors Who Make Being Snowed in a Good Thing

By Beth Clark • January 28, 2019

Between Jack Frost, Robert Frost, Mark Frost, and a blizzard of other Frosts, the literary world is as Frosty as a snowman. Below are a few Frosts that you can enjoy during the depths of winter without having to put mittens on. In fact, it kinda works better if you don't so you can turn the pages.

Hot Chocolate (and Other Ways to Warm Up)

By Beth Clark • January 25, 2019

Hot Chocolate is the global go-to after playing in the snow, après-ski (plus peppermint schnapps, of course), or when you're snowed in, so here are some pro tips on making your own hot cocoa, along with some other ways to warm your body and soul in the chilly depths of winter.

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