Posts for Reading

‘You Are A Badass’: 7 Lessons From Jen Sincero’s Life-Changer

Jen Sincero’s book You Are A Badass should be required reading in any classroom (if you could ever get all parents to sign off on the naughty word). Semantics aside, it has tons of great advice for how you should approach this thing called life, and the sooner you internalize them the better. As you […]
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‘Eat That Frog’: The Best Productivity Advice You’ll Ever Hear

Ever hear the old saying that to be more productive, you have to “eat that frog”? This term originates from the legendary American author Mark Twain. His exact verbiage? “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning, and if it is your job to eat two […]
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49 Fourth Of July Reads To Get To Know Your Country Better

The Fourth of July is our nation’s birthday, and each year it reminds us of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. If you are in the mood to take an even-handed look at one of the most powerful countries in history, then we recommend you start by tackling a few […]
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Memorial Day Reading List: 12 Books To Check Out Now

Memorial Day is upon us. Before it gets away, it is time to remember the people who were, and are, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country regardless of any differences in opinion or upbringing. To give you a deeper insight as to what these men and women go through, we thought we’d put […]
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Blinkist And The 25 Best Nonfiction Books For Graduates

Nonfiction books for graduates lists often hone in on the first year of life’s new chapter, be it freshman year of college or that inaugural taste of the so-called “real world.” However, life lessons are not confined to specific context. In making our nonfiction books for graduates picks, we turned to the hot new app Blinkist for some […]
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18 Controversial Books That Make Parents Cringe

Controversial books challenge the mind and the societies they critique. They are not the types of literature with which you always agree, but they do provoke conversation and challenge understandings of the world around you. Not every controversial book on the list of 18 below should be taught in a classroom. Some suffer from serious […]
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10 Holiday Classics for Your Christmas Break

Holiday classics are not as rare as they used to be. We now live in an age where there is an explosion of content, and if even a small percentage of the new holiday-themed material is good, there is a lot more to chew on from a reader’s perspective. That said, the list you are […]
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Read Faster, Read Smarter: 6 Tips to Increase Reading Speed

As you rise up the educational ladder, you’re going to notice that teachers become more and more enamored with assigned reading. It’s as if they think the only thing you have time for is to open a book or turn on a Kindle. Keeping pace isn’t easy, especially if reading isn’t one of your preferred […]
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6 Graphic Novel Adaptations Of Classic Lit

I know developing a love for reading late in the game can be hard. I didn’t read my first novel until I was in the 10th Grade, and the only reason I did so then was because Ms. Hampton forced me to. The only way I was able to overcome that disdain for walls of […]
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8 Best Literary Horror Books

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Here we are on Halloween night! If you’re still tuned in to Facebook or G+, then you’re probably seeing this as you come home from trick-or-treating. If so, great! That means you don’t have to let the rest of the night slip away without adding some terrific tales of terror to your required reading list. […]
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