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Hillary Clinton's Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
article by happyhealthyhip
I make these cookies for special occasions and my kids devour them when we have them at home. Everyone who has tried them has been surprised when I tell them the secret ingredient (old-fashioned ro...
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Corduroy - Don Freeman Review
review by kakjan
Absolutely loved this book as a kiddo. I'm 34 now and still love this book lol I bought it for my kids last Christmas bc I couldn't find my copy I had when I was little.  I think they love it as mu...
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Products You're Better Off Not Knowing About
article by Sondra
Seriously? These products actually exist. For when your kids want to go somewhere, without actually having to go somewhere. Literature teachers everywhere are hanging their heads in shame. I have n...
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My Favorite Book Quotes from Epically Good Reads
article by happyhealthyhip
I don't know about you, but I love books with quotes that leave you thinking - or feeling - long after you turn the page. These are some of the quotes I've highlighted in books I've read over the y...
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst Review
review by kakjan
Absolutely loved this book growing up!! I'm 34 now and have four kiddos of my own now.  About 3 years ago I bought this book for my kiddos bc I couldn't find my copy.  Then lo and behold they made ...
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Hilarious Collection of ABCs of Working Parents
review by Sondra
Mother of three and Managing Editor of Real Simple, Kristin van Ogtrop, somehow managed to find the time to put together a great encyclopedia of “Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom” in...
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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
review by happyhealthyhip
I've heard a lot about this book, and the author, for quite some time, but I finally picked up a copy of "This is Where I Leave You" last month.Nearing the final chapters, I am in total a...
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Think Like a Chef - Tom Colicchio Review
review by Timothy Erdmann
Probably one of my favorite cookbooks. While containing some recipes, it's not exactly a cookbook. It's more of a series of lessons on cooking procedures you can apply to many dishes. The most stra...
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The Girl on the Train: A Novel - Paula Hawkins Review
review by Sondra
I wanted to read this book when it was first published and now that the film version is going to be in theatres this fall, I wasn't sure how I would manage to find time to read it before the movie ...
Adult coloring books gift guide
The Ultimate Gift List for the Coloring Book Lover in Your Life
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article by Lea
Adult coloring books are not going anywhere, in fact, every time I walk into the bookstore (I try to keep Barnes & Noble in business), there's always a table or front display of new coloring bo...
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Book Review: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
review by happyhealthyhip
This is a great art book featuring someone we all know and love, but with images you probably have never seen before. I discovered this on the coffee table of a friend of a friend during a road tri...
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Pride Month
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article by Lea
Education and equality. Things this country needs much more of. Start here.                    
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Nefertiti: A Novel - Michelle Moran Review
review by Tina
This was the first book I read by Michelle Moran and I loved it. In fact, I had a hard time putting it down. I think I read it in less than a week. Moran's ability to relate historical accounts in ...
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The Best Banned Books
article by happyhealthyhip
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at s...
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Humorous Books
article by Sondra
These laugh out loud funny books and humorous memoirs will definitely keep you smiling. Of course, I wouldn't recommend you read these on the plane because you will for sure have everyone asking wh...
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The Mists of Avalon Publisher: Ballantine Books - Marion Zimmer Bradley Review
review by Nicole Dake
This book gives a feminine twist to the King Arthur story that we have all grown up hearing.  It is told from the perspective of Morgan LaFaye, King Arthur's older sister.  It also incorporates the...