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How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years

How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years

by Julie Ross, M.A.

You never listen to anything I say! Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectful twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you ... Read More

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been ... Read More

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times At the age of thirty-six, ... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

directed by Peter Jackson
featuring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom

Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon ... Read More

American Tunes

American Tunes (2016)

by Allen Toussaint

So busy was Allen Toussaint in the wake of his late-2000s revival, he didn't wind up entering a recording studio to begin work on a sequel to his 2009 jazz album, The Bright Mississippi, until 2013 ... Read More

'Let’s Get Lost: Exploring the World'

In my early twenties, during arid summers and dry, Southern California winters, I would drive the back country roads of my county with the windows rolled down and the music turned up (Think shoe gaze pop masters Ride, and queue the classic “Let’s Get Lost” if you can find a[…] Read More

'Summer?s Last Hurrah'

The end of summer, so bittersweet. The air is a little cooler, the days a little shorter. Back to school days ahead, vacation days behind us. Why not make the most of the summer days that remain. Don’t let the season end without fitting in another hike, trip to the[…] Read More

'Along the Road'

Summertime and road trips go hand in hand… an ongoing love affair with the car and the open road. Long lazy days behind the wheel, an open agenda and a detour on the backroads. Or maybe a fixed destination, traveling the interstate, Point A to Point B. A trip down[…] Read More