Books for Better LivingBy: Jaiya via Books for Better Living
Here's the second installment of our new "Sexy Saturdays" series where we bring you straightforward (but not too serious) talk about sex-how to get creative, make it better, and most of all, enjoy it. Today, Jaiya, a sexologist and author of the upcoming book Blow Each Other Away, offers tips straight from Fifty Shades of Grey. Kids: Feel free to plug your ears and sing, "la, la, la, la!"
If you've been captivated by the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, then you may have wondered how you can take the "ordinary to the extraordinary" when it comes to your sex life. I know that you all dream of having hot, passionate, intense, orgasmic, mind-blowing sex. You may have even been feeling a little let down by your current sex life. So why not spice things up a bit, because extraordinary Fifty Shades sex is possible. Here's how:
1. Fantastic Foreplay: Christian and Anastasia are in a constant state of turning each other on. They use innuendo in speaking
- Books for Better Living | Book Club – Tue, Dec 4, 2012 3:25 PM EST
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Some, like Pulphead essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan, opted for the desert-island approach, grabbing the works that would prove as sustaining as water, while others' bookshelves, like the one that belongs to designer Sophie Buhai, serve as inspiration boards-the occult encyclopedia Man, Myth, and Magic, she says, is the source of many of Vena Cava's print motifs. Thurston Moore surrounds himself with the aspirational-the books he hasn't yet read-while Dave Eggers keeps close copies of Lolita and Herzog when he writes.
Most of the shelves included in My Ideal Bookshelf (Little, Brown and Company), however, depict the evolution of an artistic sensibility. Junot Diaz's is an A to Z of his understanding of fiction and of the world; unfolding across Judd Apatow's shelf, from Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes to a biography of Lenny Bruce, is the story of the film director's take on comedy. If you read these books, Apatow promises, you will "reap untold benefits:Read More »from Celebs' Ideal Bookshelf
With taut, horror-movie plotting, Cahalan’s new memoir, ‘Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness’ pieces together her utter physical and mental breakdown, her terrifying lost month in the hospital, and the grueling year it took to recover.
Before she mysteriously contracted the disease, Cahalan was a bright, outgoing, and ambitious 24-year-old reporter for the New York Post. After exhibiting flu-like symptoms that were initially diagnosed as mono, she suddenly began experiencing delusions and behaving erratically. Within a few weeks, she became increasingly abusive, moody, andRead More »from 'Brain on Fire’: A Writer Possessed
Guest Blog by our Partner, Valarie Budayr
From the first moment we decided to explore the world of Willy Wonka and create The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we knew it would be created as an e-book. Unlike many e-books today which make their first appearance as a print book, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was always designed to be an e-book from the moment of its initial conception.
Why an e-book, you ask?
Our first thought in creating The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was to open the discussion on how we create screen-time balance in our children's lives. I've heard many arguments both pro-screen and anti-screen, but the piece of the conversation that was missing was the one about creating balance.
The reality is that technology is here to stay. Even if we choose to have a home which is screen-free, at some point our children will be introduced to the world of technology through their schools orRead More »from 6 Benefits of Creating E-Books for Children
- Disney Baby | Book Club – Wed, Nov 7, 2012 5:18 PM EST
My daughter just turned two and even though she can't read yet, she loves to look at books and is always asking us to read to her. I'm so glad she has developed this love of books at an early age and in order to keep it going, we are constantly on the look-out for new books to add to her collection. I like books that are fun, engaging and have a good story that will hold her attention. Here are 8 books are sure to win over any toddler. - By Jen Lula
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- Babble.com | Book Club – Thu, Nov 1, 2012 1:31 PM EDT
As a kid I was a major bookworm. There was absolutely nothing I loved more than curling up with a good book and letting my imagination carry me away. Maybe that's why I find tiny little corner reading nooks and pretty hideaways so completely charming. Whether for kids or for mom, I love the idea of carving out a pint-sized little corner intended purely for cat naps, daydreams and long luxurious reads from favorite books. Anyone else feel like getting carried away? Here are 7 charming hideaways and nooks sure to inspire you! - By Cyd Converse
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You're all for your friends losing weight, meeting an awesome guy, earning a mega salary and snagging a house on the beach. As long as she doesn't do it before you do.
My first real job was at a talent agency. I sat with the other assistants in a row of cubicles. Beside me was a funny gay guy I'll call Jay, an older lady who had gone back to work when her kids graduated, and a woman I'll call Veronique, whose sole purpose in life, I believed, was to make me feel like a loser. We were all close, mostly because we were together 12 hours a day, trying to get by on our crappy salaries and eating ramen noodles at our desks for lunch. Except for Veronique, who lived with her boyfriend, The King of Wall Street. Veronique could afford sushi, Oh, and she couldn't keep weight on.
Her mother happened to be a model. Her father was a physicist. Sadly (for me), she looked like a model and had the brains of a physicist. Why, oh why, I wondered, couldn't she
"A great book should leave you with many experiences," Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Styron once said. Here, five noted authors share the life-changing wisdom they discovered inside their favorite timeless reads. By Kate Rockwood
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I read The World According to Garp, by John Irving, the year I graduated from college, and I identified with Garp in so many ways: He wanted to be a writer, and he was trying to be an adult, but he messed everything up. However, the most memorable message from the novel was illustrated by outcasts, like the transsexual ex-football player and the woman without a tongue, who finally found a community to call home. These characters showed me that people can be accepting of each other's eccentricities, which is a big lesson to take from a book that is, in many ways, a romp. You have to give people room to be who they are and to let their true colors show.Read More »from 5 Lessons You Can Learn from Classic Novels
Sara Nelson is the
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Book Club – Mon, Oct 22, 2012 2:54 PM EDT
Pippa Middleton's new party planning book also showcases a few personal stories. (Photo: Viking Press)When the world tuned in to watch Kate Middleton marry Prince William, people were almost as fascinated by the bride's sister, Pippa Middleton, as they were by the newly minted Duchess of Cambridge. Now Pippa is coming out from under her sister's royal shadow—or perhaps using it to launch her own career as the Martha Stewart of England—with her first book, "Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends."Read More »from A Sneak Peek at Pippa Middleton's First Book, "Celebrate"
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"It's a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that's the right word) before the age of 30, on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom," Pippa Middleton writes in the introduction. "One day I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime, I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside."
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An excerpt from her book was published over the weekend in "You," a Sunday supplement from the British newspaper The Mail. (A
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Tale of Two Mommies via Amazon
October is National Book Month, a great opportunity to explore titles that will bring your library to life with diversity, tolerance and some new storylines that address the topic of same-sex couples.
It is very likely that your child will have a classmate, friend, family member that has two moms or two dads. Or as a parent in a same sex relationship, it's powerful to not only have these books on your personal library's shelves, but in your child's classroom in as well.
Talk to your child's teacher about incorporating these titles to make all children feel represented, reflected and respected in the stories read in class.
Since "family" is a common curriculum theme taught to elementary-aged children, it's a chance to include these titles as part of what makes up all types of families.
Dr. Jeff Sapp, a professor at California University, adds, "Most early children's books with variantRead More »from Using Books to Teach Kids About Gay Families
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