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Potty Training Like a Pro

It’s time to talk about that horrible “P” word — potty. When it is time for potty training, you can’t help being a little apprehensive. Even if you have previous potty training experience, you cannot predict how potty training will go this time.

The Strange Origins of Everyday Things

Do you ever put your shoes on and wonder where the idea for them came from? Or pick up a child’s toy and think about how it’s made? What about those office supplies you use everyday? If you haven’t before, you will after reading about the origins of these everyday objects.

The History of Food Chains

If you were a child of the 80s, had a crazy chorus instructor in the 90s or just love Mickey D’s, chances are you’ve got the melody of this jingle engraved somewhere in your memory. But did you know the OG McDonald’s didn’t even serve most of the lip-smacking items mentioned in the tune? Perhaps you’ve pondered the epic feud between Burger King and McDonalds and wondered why it started in the first place.

Pilates & Yoga

Both yoga and pilates are spiritual and physical disciplines that use exercise and meditation to improve your overall health and happiness. While yoga has a 5,000 year history in Ancient India, pilates was not developed until the 1920s. Both disciplines focus on technique, breathing and alignment. However, the cornerstone of yoga is the spiritual connection you gain while flowing through the poses. Meanwhile, pilates is all about strengthening your core to improve balance and movement.

From Real to Reel

First coined in the 1940s, a biopic is a movie that dramatizes the life of one central historical figure. The majority of biographical films focus

The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes kicks off Hollywood’s award season every January ending with the Oscars in February. The Golden Globe Awards are are presented annually by

A to Z Reading Challenge

It’s time to wrap up your 2019 resolutions and think about what you want to accomplish next year. Most of us consider the same resolutions

Pretend to Be a Time Traveler

One of the first time travel stories recorded appears in a Hindi epic written in 400 BCE. However, the idea of time travel didn’t gain

Weird Westerns

If you’ve never heard of a Weird Western, here is what it is in a nutshell. Weird Western is the merging of two distinct genre

Where the Crawdads Sing

On August 14, 2018 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was released. After only a month on the market, this sensational story caught the

J Fic for Grownups

Many adult readers are drawn to the books on young adult shelves like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and so on. Even though these

Hug a Vegetarian Day

Well before the diet fads and health food crazes of the 21st century, there was vegetarianism. In fact, the first vegetarian society formed in England

Book Cover Trends

Book covers have a big job … they have to entice readers to pick up the book, be memorable, describe the essence of the book and

Armchair Travel

It’s that time of year again — the time when people travel. They visit friends and family, take a vacation, go to warmer (or cooler) climates

Did These Books Predict the Future?

Natural disasters, big brother, organ transplants, the atomic bomb, consumer fatigue and more. At one time these concepts were merely speculation and science fiction