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SELF: Maybe It’s Just Us, but Bikini Crotch Jewelry Seems Like a Really Bad Idea

When we first heard about vajazzling, we alternately laughed, cried, and were intrigued by the idea of sticking sparkly stuff on our pubic areas. Continue to article…

INSIDER: 9 Reasons Why You Might Be Having Painful Sex

Sex can be an enjoyable act that bonds you and your partner or simply a source of pleasure in your life. But for so many people, sex can be something scary and hard to enjoy because of pain during the act. Continue to article…

Romper: Can an Animal Sit on Your Pregnant Belly?

Whether you are a proud pet parent or you have friends and family with fluffy buddies, you might wonder how safe it is to be around animals when you’re expecting. Continue to article…

Romper: Can stress cause a high-risk pregnancy?

Pregnancy can simultaneously be a deliriously happy time and the cause for a lot of stress. Continue to article…

SELF: 7 Ways Gynecologists Deal with Period Cramps

Raise your hand if you’ve felt personally victimized by period cramps. Exactly. Continue to article…

Romper: 8 Things OBGYNs Desperately Want You to Know About Postpartum Recover

You might have thought that your pregnancy, labor, or delivery were the hardest parts of having a baby. There’s no arguing that the journey is not easy, but the time immediately following your child’s birth can be just as tough as, if not more so, any other pregnancy experience. Continue to article…

Teen Vogue: How to Keep Your Vagina Healthy All Summer

Though the hottest — and happiest — season of the year offers a lot of much-needed vitamin D and Instagram-worthy shots, it’s important not to be so footloose and fancy-free that you forget to take care of an essential part of your body: your vagina.
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Publishers Weekly: Review of ‘Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does?’

McKinney, a veteran book publicist, has produced a clear, basic road map to publicizing a book.
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Forbes: 13 Best Books for Summer 2017

Want to become a better investor? Strategize like George Washington? Get rich by playing dead? We give you the bottom line on 13 books for summer 2017 — no matter your sunniest ambition.
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Criminal Element: Review of ‘Lowcountry Bonfire’

Southern scribe Susan M. Boyer revisits her USA Today bestselling series with Lowcountry Bonfire—the sixth mystery to feature PI Liz Talbot.
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Crimespree Magazine: Interview with Susan M. Boyer

A North Carolina native and lifelong Southerner, Susan M. Boyer has got that hospitality thing down—and it’s won her a legion of readers who treat each book as a coming home of sorts.
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Fit Pregnancy: Your Uterine Fluid May Affect Your Pregnancy

A new study finds that the liquid surrounding your baby in utero may be prepping him for what his life outside will be like.
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Fit Pregnancy: A Breatharian Pregnancy? Don’t Bet On It

Social media is buzzing about a couple who claim to live on air alone—and that they maintained a healthy pregnancy while barely eating. But experts say that’s bunk.
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Lancaster Online: McCaskey grad writes fantasy novel aimed at middle-grade kids

When Cathy Hartley was writing her first novel, she sought advice from the toughest panel of critics she could find — 12-year-old boys.
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Califon author’s ‘Primal Key’ unlocks love of reading

Catherine Hartley hopes to bring joy to middle school age kids with her new book.
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Jewish Book Council: Now I Know It’s Not My Fault by Laurie B. Levine

This novel begins with some usual teenage chatter but quickly focuses on Alexandra whose mother has died unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage and is left not only motherless but with a father who has many issues of his own and seems to take out his frustrations on Alex.
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Publishers Weekly: Double Up by Gretchen Archer

Security expert Davis Way Cole must cope with a diabolical smart home, as well as twins-inspired sleep deprivation, in Archer’s winning sixth caper set in Biloxi, Miss.
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Publishers Weekly: Now I Know It’s Not My Fault

Set in the 1980s, Geller’s first novel is a frequently uncomfortable coming-of-age story about Alexandra Geller, whose loss of her mother and chilly relationship with her father leave her longing for the love and approval of a parental figure.
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WWD: True Religion Cofounder Kym Gold Back in Fashion with Style Union

The loungewear line can be worn from day to night.
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Criminal Element: Q&A with Gretchen Archer, Author of Double Up

Gretchen Archer, author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series, started writing when her eldest left the nest to pursue higher education. Since, she’s written six books—her latest, Double Up.
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Criminal Element: Excerpt from “Double Up” by Gretchen Archer

Double Up by Gretchen Archer is the 6th Davis Way Crime Caper (available March 21, 2017).
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New Jersey Hills: Tewksbury author creates fantasy trilogy for middle schoolers

Catherine Hartley has drawn on her childhood love of the sagas “A Wrinkle in Time” and “The Lord of the Rings” to create her own, authentic fantasy trilogy for young people in the “middle grade” ages of 9 to 14 years.
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NJ Jewish News: Maplewood psychologist opens chapter on teenage abuse in fictional novel

Alexandra Geller, a secular teenager growing up in suburban Connecticut, finds sanctuary at her fictional Jewish camp in the Poconos, a place where she feels nurtured, where she isn’t the girl whose mother died when she was nine, where the mildly abusive relationship she has with a female teacher recedes from her life.
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KGUN’s “The Morning Blend”: Interview with Brad Graber

Brad Graber is a Phoenix author who just released his debut novel THE INTERSECT.
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Charleston Gazette-Mail: Event aims to encourage adult women to return to college

The proudest day of Carol Leary’s life was when she told her parents she had been named president of Bay Path University.
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Motto | Time: When Should I Have Kids?

You will have a baby at the wrong time because there is no such thing as a right time. Could there ever be a right time to set off an explosion in the midst of your (relatively) ordered life?
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Refinery29: Do I Want Children?

From where I’m sat, the dominant discourse in the baby decision making process appears to be ‘no one regrets having a child’ – the implication being that those who don’t, might. But it’s not as cut and dry as that. Just ask Merle Bombardieri, author of The Baby Decision: How to Make the Most Important Decision of Your Life.
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Historical Novel Society: Review of Broken Ground

When a dream is shattered, sometimes the only thing left to do is to create a new reality, no matter what obstacles are standing in your way.
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Criminal Element: Lowcountry Book Club: Exclusive Excerpt

Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window and it wasn’t her husband.
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Salon.com: It May Not Be Dementia: How Big Pharma is harming our senior citizens

“Not as Prescribed” author Dr. Harry Haroutunian explores the myriad dangers of overmedicating older adults.
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DrugFree.org: Older Adults’ Health Often at Risk From Too Many Medications, Including Opioids

The growing population of older adults who are taking many medications prescribed by different doctors, combined with the growing opioid epidemic, is contributing to the increasing problem of drug misuse among the elderly, according to Harry Hanoutunian, MD, Director of the Professional Program at the Betty Ford Center.
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Criminal Element: Double Knot: New Excerpt

Double Knot by Gretchen Archer is the 5th Davis Way Crime Caper that sees Super Spy Davis Way trapped on a Caribbean cruise ship.
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Epoch Times: Interview with Author of ‘Not As Prescribed’

Are you or is an older adult in your life suffering from misuse of drugs? It is an increasingly common problem says a new book by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., because people are taking more drugs than ever before and not always aware of their side effects and interactions.
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Publishers Weekly: Fiction Book Review: Double Knot by Gretchen Archer

In Archer’s high-energy fifth Davis Way crime caper (after 2015’s Double Mint), the undercover security expert for the Bellissimo Casino in Biloxi, Miss., takes what’s supposed to be a restful Caribbean cruise with 50 billionaires on a lavish private yacht.
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Vanity Fair: Key O.J. Simpson Witness Reveals How Those Damning Mark Fuhrman Tapes Could have Been Destroyed

Almost every single key player in the O.J. Simpson trial has leapt at the chance to tell their story to the American public. Everyone from jurors to witnesses to members of both legal teams to Simpson himself have written books and given countless interviews. But the woman who delivered the most damning piece of evidence has, for the most part, kept quiet.
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Bustle: Where is Laura Hart McKinny now?

In a different world, every aspect of the O.J. Simpson trial could have been its own miniseries. But, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story wisely chose to focus mostly on the trial, without straying too far into the sometimes over-the-top backstories of everyone involved.
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New York Times: Invasive Species Aren’t Always Unwanted

Invasive species are bad news, or so goes the conventional wisdom, encouraged by persistent warnings from biologists about the dangers of foreign animals and plants moving into new territories.
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Daily Mail EXCLUSIVE: ‘I picked the perfect husband, the perfect lover, but one dark secret shattered our lives.’

When Maggie Kneip met John Andrew on a blind date in Manhattan in 1984, she was twenty-seven and heartbroken over a previous failed romance.
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New York Post: ‘I know how Brooke feels’: Mom’s painful discovery husband has HIV

When Maggie Kneip heard that Charlie Sheen had finally spoken out Tuesday confirming that the A-list Hollywood star is HIV-positive, her heart went out to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller, 38, the mother of his two young sons.
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CNN.com: We are creating a nation of addicts

In my youth, it took me many years of heavy drinking to become a career alcoholic. This year, it took less than eight weeks of medical treatment to become addicted to OxyContin and Percocet.
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Yahoo! Parenting: 5 Ways to Keep Your Daughter Away From Toxic Friends

Parents are more aware than ever of the relational aggression that is often a part of female friendships and how detrimental it can be to girls’ self-esteem.
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USA Today: Common Ground: How to fight drug addiction

There is a drug epidemic in America that has been growing for years. Although the news media have paid attention to this crisis, as usual the politicians until recently ignored the problem or were not aware of it.
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Brain, Child: Author Q&A: Laura H. Choate

We posed some question for Laura about her new book Swimming Upstream. Here is what she had to say.
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USA Today: Must Read-Romances: ‘I Always Cry at Weddings’

This novel breaks a lot of tropes and rules on its way to a happy ever after, but if you’re a reader who doesn’t mind when what seems to be sweet predictability is upended by new romantic interests (and by a heroine who can’t recognize her hero, even when he’s right in front of her) you’ll pass some happy reading hours with this novel.
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Wisconsin Public Radio: The Joy Cardin Show: How To Raise A Resilient Girl

Girls today grow up bombarded with clashing cultural expectations and the pressure to excel.
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CAMBIO: #Winning: These Crochet Bikinis are Good for the World

These super cool crochet designs are not only gorgeous, they are also sustainable.
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Winston-Salem Journal: Laura Hart McKinny Launches Book, Police Diversity Discussion

A book 30 years in the making, Laura Hart McKinny’s “Men Against Women” looks at the views of male and female officers in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s, just after the department mandated 20 percent of the force be women.
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Brooklyn News 12: Fashion Week Brooklyn

Fashion Week Brooklyn kicks off October 19th to 25th!
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Huffington Post: An Interview with Dawn Lerman by Martha Rosenberg

My Fat Dad is based on my column in the Well blog of the NY Times. The appeal of the stories ranges from young girls who can relate to my coming of age — finding my voice in a very colorful family, first love — to anyone who had an overweight parent or a grandparent who changed their life through home cooked food.
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Newsday: Books to help families cope with addiction, depression and disabilities

Alcohol problems, depression and special needs present additional challenges to parents, and these books aim to families address them and thrive.
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Publishers Weekly: Review of Conquer Chronic Pain by Peter Przekop

An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to Przekop, a doctor of osteopathic medicine who also holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology…
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Hallmark Channel “Home & Family”: Kym Gold

Actress Holly Robinson Peete and fashion designer Kym Gold share their 37-year friendship and how they make it work!
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Foreword Reviews: Book Review of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

Those who enjoy suspense, ghost stories, and a little hint of romance are sure to devour Tansley’s novel and its eventual sequels.
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Foreword Reviews: Book Review of Unwelcome Inheritance

Woititz identifies the cycle of addiction inheritance from parents and provides solid methods of avoiding passing on destructive behaviors.
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Thought Catalog: 6 Reasons Narcissists Are So Attractive and What to Do About It

In this instagramming-periscoping-twittering-selfie-absorbed culture, it seems almost everyone you meet is a narcissist.
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Publishing Perspectives: Can Technology Replicate Word-of-Mouth Marketing?

“Word of mouth” is one of the hottest terms in marketing. Nothing works better than a personal recommendation from someone you trust.
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Manhattan Book Review: The Man With the Overcoat

“Skip” Edward Raymond Gerber is a real estate lawyer, like his father.
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Chattanooga Free Times Press: Gretchen Archer: Lookout Mountain resident is author of Davis Way series

Receiving 437 rejections for a first manuscript would normally disillusion an aspiring writer. Not Gretchen Archer.
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Star Ledger: The first Adult Child of Alcoholics, she was there from the beginning

It was a book title that spawned a movement and gave people a name for who they were and what they were feeling: “Adult Children of Alcoholics.”
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Foreword Reviews: The Man With the Overcoat by David Finkle

Contemplation of the surreal and a fast-paced mystery merge to deliver this satisfying fever dream of a novel.
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WHYY/NewsWorks: Is high-deductible insurance changing healthcare habits?

New Jersey resident Ray Rizzuto says he keeps a closer watch on healthcare spending ever since he switched his family to high-deductible health coverage.
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Refinery29: 4 Cruel Ways You Hurt Your Partner (Without Saying a Word)

Every day you communicate far more to others than you ever actually say out loud. How? By giving off “vibes.”
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Publishers Weekly: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by KC Tansley

Seventeen-year-old Kat Preston doesn’t believe in ghosts.
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FishbowlNY: Writer Expands Dream Into First Novel

For quite some time, David Finkle has written about the arts on a freelance basis for outlets like The Huffington Post and The Village Voice. Then, he had a dream.
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Chelsea Now: Author’s Dream Project Started in Sleep

Longtime Chelsea resident David Finkle did not have a choice when it came to writing his new novel “The Man With the Overcoat” — the germ of the idea came to him in his sleep.
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Shelf Awareness: Book Review: The Man With the Overcoat by David Finkle

Unlike Nikolai Gogol’s short story about losing a precious overcoat, David Finkle’s The Man with the Overcoat is about a handsome overcoat given to Skip Gerber as he exits a New York City office elevator, by a man who then just walks away.
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Lambda Literary: Book Review: The Man With the Overcoat by David Finkle

It is October, on an ordinary Tuesday evening (at 6:18 PM, to be precise) and Edward “Skip” Gerber has just exited the elevator into the lobby of the Manhattan office building where he works as a real estate lawyer.
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Chicago Tribune: Dating Deja Vu

Getting off the relationship merry- (or Mary- or Marty) go-round takes a willingness for self-examination.
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Star Tribune: Suite Idea: Dual Master Bedrooms

Some long-married couples are embracing the realities of aging — with two master bedrooms.
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Wisconsin Public Radio: 6 Ways to Get a Natural High

It’s human nature to look for happiness, pleasure, and escape.
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Washington Times: BOOK REVIEW: ‘Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World’s Most Popular Weed’

Author Kevin P. Hill, M.D., is a credible authority on the psychiatric perils of regular marijuana use and its addiction.
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Library Journal: Nonfiction on Grieving and Overcoming Addictive Behaviors

Lisa Woititz, whose mother, Janet (Adult Children of Alcoholics), was an early leader in the Institute for Counseling and Training, has carried on that work as the daughter of an alcoholic and professional in her own right.
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New England Cable News: What Hurdles are Left for Legalized Marijuana?

Judging by opinion polls, legalized recreational use of marijuana is just a matter of time.
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CBS Boston: Doctor Supports Petition to Legalize Marijuana in Massachusetts

The push to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts took a big step forward last week, as a draft petition was released by the group behind a state ballot initiative.
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YourTango: 4 Cruel Ways You Hurt Your Partner (Without Saying a Word)

Your body language is killing your relationship… Unless you stop doing these 4 things. Continue to article…

Wisconsin Public Radio: A Look at the World’s Most Popular Weed

As acceptance of marijuana use grows, Joy Cardin’s guest reefer researcher says there’s still a lot of misinformation about the drug and much more to learn about how it affects people. Continue to interview…

Radio Boston (NPR): We Know Too Little About Marijuana

What do we really know about marijuana? Kevin Hill, a psychiatrist and addiction expert, says way too little.
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YourTango: 11 Thoughts Everyone Has During the Stages of Grief

If you feel lost after the death of a loved one, know that you’re not alone. Continue to article…

New York Journal of Books: Marijuana

A very valuable resource for those who want to understand this problem and move beyond rhetoric to reality.
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New England Cable News: Should Pot Be Legal?

Attorney Steven Epstein with Bay State Repeal and Dr. Kevin Hill, a psychiatrist specializing in addiction treatment, debate the possibility of lifting marijuana prohibition as lawmakers on Beacon Hill weigh in on the issue. Continue to interview…

Wisconsin Public Radio: Getting to the “Next Happy”

Although we think we know what we want, we’re often latched onto dreams that should have died a long time ago. Continue to interview…

AM Northwest: Inspiring Stories of Triumph Over Tragedy

What does it mean to be fulfilled?
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AM Northwest: How “Real” Are Medical TV Shows?

Former Heart Surgeon, Dr. Richard Van Anderson, shared what’s real and what’s “Hollywood” when it comes to your favorite medical TV dramas like Grey’s Anatomy. Continue to interview…

Foreword Reviews: Book Review of The Next Happy

In The Next Happy, Tracey Cleantis turns conventional thinking on its ear and challenges the “never give up” philosophy often embraced in the human condition. Continue to review…

Library Journal: Review for The Next Happy

Marriage and family counselor Cleantis has found through her research and practice that there are many situations in which the never-give-up strategy incurs huge psychological, physical, financial, and relational costs. Continue to review…

Library Journal: Review for If You Work It, It Works!

Clinical psychologist Nowinski answers criticism of 12-step programs by demonstrating their effectiveness through well-designed research studies of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Continue to review…

The Fix: A Critic and an Advocate Debate the Pros and Cons of the 12-Step Model

Dr. Lance Dodes and Dr. Joseph Nowinski on their models for successful treatment, the recent death of Audrey Kishline, the extremes of Fixcommenters and where they can agree. Continue to article…

The Fix: Why AA is OK

Fervent and dogmatic opinions among addiction treatment professionals about 12-step programs are not difficult to find. Continue to article…

Publishers Weekly Starred Review: The Next Happy by Tracey Cleantis

As this book persuasively argues, there’s nothing wrong with giving up on a dream that proves unattainable. In fact, sometimes it’s necessary for wellness. Continue to review…

Bellevue Reporter: Bellevue author slices open audiences with first suspense thriller

Richard Van Anderson has always been fascinated by the urban legends of people waking up in bathtubs full of ice, their organs allegedly removed and sold on the black market. Continue to review…

Kirkus Reviews: The Organ Takers by Richard Van Anderson

In Van Anderson’s (The Final Push, 2013) medical thriller, an ex-surgeon is coerced into harvesting organs from unwilling patients. Continue to review…

Publishers Weekly Starred Review: The Organ Takers by Richard Van Anderson

Robin Cook fans will relish this taut and powerful medical thriller set in Manhattan, the first in a trilogy. Continue to review…

USA Today: ACA plan deductibles vary wildly, challenging consumers

USA TODAY analyzed deductibles offered in 37 states through the federal health insurance exchange and found that location strongly affected prices and variety. Continue to article…

Press of Atlantic City: Get free help picking an insurance plan

Individuals selecting an insurance plan on the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace can get help from insurers who provide the plans and from a prominent care provider in the region, AtlantiCare. Continue to article…

NewsMax TV: Dr. Joseph Shrand

Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Shrand shares the seven strategies for defusing our most dangerous emotion, anger. Continue to interview…

Alaska Public Media: Invasive Species in a Human Modified World

These days agencies in charge of public lands and wildlife are trying to consider the whole eco-system in their management decisions, and how natural diversity can be harmed by invasive species. Continue to interview…

New Haven Register: Connecticut author’s new book examines science behind Alcoholics Anonymous

An upcoming book will let the public know what scientific research has shown for some time: 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous really do work to bring recovery to addicts. Continue to article…

Huffington Post: Interview with the Authors of American Conspiracy Theories

What, exactly, is a conspiracy theory? How do you define the term? Continue to article…

WNPR: Why We’ll Always Need New Books

Two weeks ago, National Book Award winners were chosen from an exemplary selection of writers whose new books were chosen from the more than one-million new books published in every year, hundreds of thousands published in America alone. Continue to interview…

The Libertarian Republic: Author Explains Why So Many Americans Love Conspiracy Theories

The Freedom Report podcast today asks: Why do so many Americans believe in conspiracy theories? Continue to interview…

Talking Points Memo: Why Are Americans So Obsessed with JFK Conspiracy Theories?

There is no doubt about what happened in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963; President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. Continue to article…

Scientific American: Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Who believes in conspiracy theories—and why. Continue to review…

Pittsburgh Quarterly: The Road Back

Jennifer Matesa, a writer living in Friendship, was a well-dressed, middle-class junkie. Continue to article…

Real Clear Science: 6 Tests for Evaluating Conspiracy Theories

America is awash in conspiracy theories. There are so many, in fact, that you can take your pick. Continue to article…

NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams: Navigating Latest Obamacare Open Enrollment

Atlantic City resident Constantine Gusis is window shopping online for health insurance. The Obamacare open enrollment period begins Saturday. Continue to interview…

WTNH-TV: Book Lover’s Corner: “Those Who Remain”

Author Ruth W Crocker talks about her book “Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War.” Continue to video…

The Day: Ruth Crocker brings back old letters to pen a post-Vietnam War memoir

People in Mystic know Ruth W. Crocker. Continue to interview…

Healthy Living Magazine: Dogged Pursuit

Dr. Sarah Boston knew the suspicious mass she felt was likely a cancerous thyroid tumor. Continue to article…

Dallas Morning News: Here’s how the CDC can restore its reputation after Ebola scare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is like a baseball pitcher who throws a great game but still gets booed for not tossing a shutout. Continue to article…

Mystic River Press: Remembrance and Reunion after War

The loss caused by war is a very real and painful experience, not only for the soldiers but for those who remain as well. Continue to interview…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Addiction recovery takes body as well as spirit

Jennifer Matesa can talk the talk because she’s walked the walk about addiction and recovery and the roles physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle should play in a sober life. Continue to review…

Huffington Post: Book Review of Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

Have you struggled with an addiction to alcohol, food, ecstasy, meth or Xanax? Continue to review…

Nooga.com: Lookout Mountain author releases third “Davis Way” mystery

After three books, Gretchen Archer knows her routine. Continue to interview…

New Hampshire Public Radio: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cons

Pull the shades, put on your skeptics cap, leave your friends behind and climb on board because today’s show is all about conspiracies, cults, and cons. Continue to interview…

Wisconsin Public Radio: A Look at American Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories – like 9/11, JFK’s assassination and the moon landing – are driven by our own predispositions, according to Joy Cardin’s guest author. Continue to interview…

Publishers Weekly: Double Strike

Fasten your seat belts: Davis Way, the superspy of Southern casino gambling, is back (after 2014’s Double Dip) for her third wild caper. Continue to review…

Lavendar Magazine: Starving the Gay Within

“I grew up in a house where it was made very clear that being gay wasn’t an option.” Continue to interview…

AM Northwest KATU-TV: “Choosing a Good Life”

What does it mean to be fulfilled? Continue to interview…

WGN TV Midday Fix: Dr. Sarah Boston talks about her book, Lucky Dog

A memoir of her personal and professional journey, veterinarian oncologist Dr. Sarah Boston captured her battle with cancer in a new book. Continue to interview…

Philadelphia Inquirer: Insurance brokers can help find right plan

Scott R. Hafetz is a glass-half-full kind of guy. Continue to article…

Miami New Times: Who Killed JFK? UM Professors Get To the Bottom of Conspiracy Theories in New Book

The CIA created lesbianism. The Walt Disney Company was secretly in league with spies. A Batman movie predicted multiple mass shootings… Continue to article…

Science News: ‘Where Do Camels Belong?’ explores invasive species

Invasive species are the outlaws of the ecological world. Continue to review…

Wisconsin Public Radio: Invasive Species: Do We Worry Too Much?

Damage from invasive species cost the United States more than $120 billion each year, and are reported to threaten the survival of more than 400 endangered species. Continue to interview…

Coast to Coast AM: Conspiracy Theories/ Area 51 & New Mexico UFOs

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Joe Uscinski, discussed why conspiracy theories are so popular among Americans and how some burn brightly and endure, while others flicker and fade. Continue to article…

Edge New York: ‘My Thinning Years’ Addresses an Internal War

Each year, countless men and women struggle with their own sexual identity. Continue to review…

Real Clear Science: Are Aliens Always Evil?

Are aliens always evil? In the context of early-1900s science fiction, perhaps. Continue to article…

New Hampshire Public Radio: Why Invasive Species Aren’t All Bad

Today on Word of Mouth, invasive species like Zebra Mussels to Asian Carp, are destroying biodiversity across North America. Or are they? Continue to interview…

Huffington Post: Alien Species: Not All Bad, and Not Even All Alien

North America has beavers. Europe and Asia have beavers. Britain should have them too, but we killed the last one a few centuries ago. Continue to article…

PsychCentral: Overcoming Shame to Connect with Your True Self

Each of us experiences shame. Continue to article…

Epoch Times: Author of New Book Discusses Shame and Codependency

Codependents often have trouble being open, honest and assertive with intimate partners says Darlene Lancer, an author and marriage and family therapist. Continue to article…

Alternet: Unhappy in Your Relationship? The Underlying Psychological Issue Behind Relationship Stress

Are you unhappy in your marriage or relationship? Continue to article…

Michigan Public Radio: A new book follows one polar bear’s recovery after cruel captivity

They’ve been on the earth for five million years. From their fur to their body fat, they’ve evolved to thrive in extremely cold temperatures. Continue to article…

Northeast Public Radio: “Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter” by Richard Barrios

Love them or love to hate them, embrace the glitter (however scratchy it may be) or deny the lure of those toe-tapping tunes… Continue to article…

New York Public Radio: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Historian Richard Barrios looks at movie musicals and how they’ve become a major part of our lives. Continue to article…

Alternet.org: How to Retrain Your Brain To Kick Bad Habits and Addictions

There are ways to rein in the worst parts of our psyche. Continue to article…

Psychology Today: Bärle’s Story: A Polar Bear’s Rescue and Recovery from Abuse

Every now and again we are treated to a story about the amazing recovery of an individual nonhuman animal (animal) and the wonderful people who worked (and continue to work) tirelessly and selflessly to make her or his life worth living. Continue to article…

New Hampshire Public Radio: Movie Musicals and David Kontak

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s nothing quite as divisive as the movie musical. Continue to interview…

Foreword Reviews: There is No End to This Slope

Death of a Salesman meets Alice in Wonderland in Richard Fulco’s debut novel, There is No End to This Slope… Continue to article…

Wisconsin Public Radio: Why Movie Musicals Still Matter

Love them or hate them, movie musicals have been a major part of American culture since the first true musical film, The Broadway Melody, premiered in 1929. Continue to interview…

Wisconsin Public Radio: All About Olive Oil

Joy Cardin and her guest author explore everything to do with olive oil, from its health benefits to its enduring place in Mediterranean history and culture. Continue to article…

Southern California Public Radio: Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Think movie musicals and most people might think Singin’ in the Rain or The Sound of Music. Continue to interview…

Wall Street Journal: Book Review: ‘Olive Odyssey’ by Julie Angus

Where almost nothing else can grow—on eroded, rock-riddled, sweltering hillsides—olive trees take root… Continue to article…

Chicago Tribune: Dating a recovering addict: Book offers advice

For some, discovering that your new love interest is in recovery for alcoholism or drug addiction might be a red flag. That was never the case for Karen Nagy. Continue to article…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: What you need to know when dating someone in recovery

Almost a year after Karen Nagy’s relationship ended, she still found herself wondering what happened. Continue to article…

Publishers Weekly: Painkillers, Heroin and the Road to Sanity by Joani Gammill

Gammill, who regularly leads interventions on Dr. Phil, addresses a rise in opiate abuse in the United States and the nature of addiction and recovery… Continue to article…

Huffington Post: Can You Heal From Severe Depression? This Author Says Yes

The just published memoir, Shadows in the Sun, is a first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of the author’s 30-year battle with depression. Continue to article…

PsychCentral: Culture & Mental Health Stigma: An Advocate’s Story of Struggle and Hope

“I wish my son had cancer instead of depression,” an Indian mother told Gayathri Ramprasad. Continue to article…

CNN.com: Depression, Anxiety: What worked for me by Gayathri Ramprasad

For more than a decade of my life, I struggled with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Continue to article…

Dr. Oz: The Dangerous Thigh Gap Trend, with guest Dr. Jennifer Thomas

Dr. Oz is outraged by a dangerous new diet craze that has young women going to extremes to lose weight and create gap between their thighs. Continue to video…

Publishers Weekly: There is No End to This Slope by Richard Fulco

In Fulco’s debut novel, textbook salesman John Lenza trudges through Brooklyn dragging a heavy suitcase full of books, and the old guilt he feels over the high-school death of his best friend, Stephanie. Continue to article…

Publishers Weekly: Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad

From the president of the mental illness activism group ASHA International comes this memoir of struggling with depression and the disease’s stigma. Continue to article…

Upworthy: What Happens To Some Kids When They Go To Work In This Famous Industry Is Awful

Some kids enter the world of fashion modeling at age 13. And there really aren’t a heck of a lot of laws or rules. Continue to article…

Kansas Public Radio: Thousands of Kansans May be ‘Almost Depressed’

An estimated 12 million Americans are suffering from something called “low-level depression” — not enough to qualify for a clinical diagnosis, but enough to suck the joy out of life.. Continue to article…

Publishers Weekly: Double Dip by Gretchen Archer

Slot tournament season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., provides the backdrop for Archer’s enjoyable sequel to Double Whammy. Continue to article…

New York Times: A Big Reveal Touches a Nerve

It is the moment “The Biggest Loser” viewers anticipate all season. Continue to article…

Buzzfeed: Actress Jennifer Sky Tackles the Modeling Industry’s Darkest Secrets in ‘Queen of the Tokyo Ballroom’

When she was 16 years old, Jennifer Sky left her home in small-town Florida and spent a summer in Tokyo to pursue her dream of being a model. Continue to article…

Nooga.com: Lookout Mountain mystery writer releases second ‘Davis Way’ novel

Instead of going back to work when her kids started school, Lookout Mountain housewife Gretchen Archer decided to try her hand at writing mystery novels. Continue to article…

Kirkus Reviews: Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad

Ramprasad chronicles her harrowing journey through depression, from which she emerged with the light of hope to become a mental health advocate. Continue to article…

Publishers Weekly: Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now: The Rogue’s Guide to Running the Marathon

Kaplan, a journalist and running instructor, offers an irreverent, light-hearted, yet informative guide to the serious business of running. Continue to article…

BBC News Magazine: Should there be a word for an ‘almost alcoholic’?

Everybody thinks they know what an “alcoholic” is, but what about those who drink too much but fall short of the common definitions of alcoholism? Continue to article…

Publishers Weekly: And Then There Were Nuns

When her long-time beau finally proposed to Christmas, her desire to accept his marriage proposal was complicated by a competing desire—to explore a long-standing call to give her life to God through service as a nun. Continue to article…

FOX 25 MyFoxBoston: Doctor, author discusses managing social anxiety in the New Year

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NBC40 South Jersey: Obamacare application deadline on Monday

The first deadline to apply for the controversial Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, is only a few days away.
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FOX 25 MyFoxBoston: Almost Anxious with Dr. Luana Marques

Dr. Luana Marques on treating the grey area between worrying and clinical anxiety.
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Wisconsin Public Radio: Civic Renewal in America

Though America has seen a steep decline in civic engagement in recent years, one author says there’s hope for civic renewal.
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Connecticut Public Radio: Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations

In a time when some say youth civic engagement is declining dramatically, there are programs that exist to teach students effective deliberation, debate, and discourse.
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Wisconsin Public Radio: When Does Unhappiness Cross the Line into Depression?

Everyone is unhappy from time to time–but when does it cross the threshold into depression?
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CNN: Could you be Almost Depressed?

Consider whether the following questions describe you or someone you love:
Are having trouble enjoying things in life that used to be fun?
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Wisconsin Public Radio: Almost Anxious

We all have petty annoyances to full-blown problems and worrying just seems to follow.
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The Washington Post: Two books on psychiatry & schizophrenia

Mental disorders are idiosyncratic and often defy categorization, yet clinical categories are crucial.
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New York Times: Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along?
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Publishers Weekly: Review of Almost Anxious

This consummately researched manual on the anxiety spectrum is one in a series of books by Harvard Medical School faculty on “the Almost Effect”—namely, the zone between normal behavior and pathology.
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Alaska Public Radio: Touring a Mass Extinction

Every 10 years or so, some writer goes on a trip across the great American heartland, and comes back with the up-beat message that Americans are basically good people and the future of the Republic is more assured than we think. But what about the nation’s wildlife?
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Portland Press Herald: Driving to where the wild, endangered things are

Cameron MacDonald, a 44-year-old biology teacher who lives in Vancouver, got tired of giving his students the same answer.
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NBC the Today Show: ‘Almost Anorexic’: Ballerina reveals her struggle

Many people who struggle with their body image fall into a gray area between having no eating disorder and full-blown anorexia nervosa.
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NBC the Today Show Books: ‘Almost Anorexic’: Determining if your relationship with food is a problem

“I wish I had just a touch of anorexia.”
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FOX 25 MyFoxBoston: Almost Anorexic with Dr. Jenny Thomas

ABC News, Katie: I Stopped A Serial Killer!


Meet a woman who became a confidential informant and put her best friend behind bars when she found out he was a serial killer.
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Kirkus Reviews: Mind Without a Home by Kristina Morgan

A poet’s anguished memoir about her struggles with schizophrenia and alcoholism.
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Publisher’s Weekly: Starred review, White Out by Michael Clune

A poetic memoir of wit and sharp observation, Clune’s work reveals the world of a heroin addict.
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New England Cable News: Identifying anorexia and how to prevent it


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The New Yorker: In heroin’s white thrall

Part of the anxious pleasure of reading a book about drugs is never knowing exactly what you’re rooting for.
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Sky News (UK): Donald Gross on The Obama-Xi Summit

New York Post: How nurse caught nation’s deadliest serial killer, her co-worker

He was supposed to be an angel of mercy — but he was an angel of death, and likely the most prolific serial killer America has ever seen.
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NPR Fresh Air: Pretending to be a ‘Good Nurse’

In 2003, police in Somerset County, N.J., arrested a hospital nurse named Charlie Cullen who was suspected of injecting patients with lethal doses of a variety of medications.
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CBS News: 60 Minutes “Angel of Death”

CBS This Morning: “Angel of Death” friend on learning his secret: “Most devastating moment of my life”

(CBS News) On “60 Minutes” Sunday night, Steve Kroft interviewed convicted killer Charles Cullen, known as the “Angel of Death.”
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ABC News: ‘Almost Alcoholic’: Close to the Real Thing, Says New Book

Many people live with physical conditions such as prehypertension or prediabetes that are not quite full-blown illnesses…
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CBS News: Are you an Almost Alcoholic? 10 signs you might have a problem

Lots of people like to kick back every once in awhile with a few drinks, but are they closer to having a drinking problem than they might realize?
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New York Times Book Review: These Things Happen by Richard Kramer

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BBC News Magazine: Canada for president: Can the US learn from the north?

As Barack Obama campaigns to win a second term, and Republican Mitt Romney fights to stop that, two comedians are trying to convince Americans to choose a real outsider as the next US president.
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C-SPAN Books Discussion: America, But Better

Brian Calvert and Chris Cannon argue that the U.S. should elect Canada as president in 2012 and talk about the Canada Party’s platform.
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