Growing Up Sucks

This is Not a Test, by Liv Wigen Carswell Between all eight stages that exist in human life, adolescence marks what is perhaps the most obvious of all starts to a new stage of life. Fired with rising passion, the adolescents throw themselves wholeheartedly into the exploration of life, moved…

Power Your Happy

Power Your Happy. Work Hard, Play Nice, and Build Your Dream Life, by Lisa Sugar Popsugar.com is the first website I check every morning. If you're not familiar with this amazing platform you're really missing great contents. People at Popsugar are passionate, move fast, welcome change, and love to win. They are supportive, kind…

The Voice of America

When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America, by David and Jack Cahn On their best days, Millennials have been called narcissists, fame-obsessed and lazy. And "apparently" there's nothing we can do to make people think otherwise -they have data to prove that. (*) When I was researching for Millennials: Are You One of Us? what I…

Are You A Self-Help Addict?

Don't Get A Job, Live Your Dream, by Scott Haug Did you know that the self-help represents a $11 billion per year industry in the U.S. alone? Surprised? Well, don't be! Self-improvement is the goal of everyone in some ways, we all strive to make tomorrow a little bit better than today;…

Do You Do ASMR?

Idiot's Guides: ASMR, by Julie Young - Ilse Blansert Make Money through YouTube is not a secret anymore. Whether you talk fashion, tech or daily life, product placement and sponsored videos is where money come from. In fact, if most people think of YouTube as a place to find instructional videos, music and news,…

How to Ace Your Job Interview

101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again, by James Reed You got it! Your job interview is scheduled! Now what? How do you prepare for an interview? Of the thousands of questions a potential employer might ask, which ones will they ask? And what should you say? After extensive research among hundreds…

College Education: Is It Still Worth It?

  We are talking about education at the Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads. While reading Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa I questioned myself if society and parents around the world aren't making a huge mistake by encouraging every student to get a college education. Young people -fresh out…

Censorship or Editing?

  Some call it censorship, others call it editing. Do you think anything can be published or is there a red line that can't be crossed? Politics, religion, sexuality, relationships... what's your opinion?   We are discussing it at The Serial Readers Book Club on Goodreads!! Join us! Or leave a comment…

Goal Setting for Teens

What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens, by Beverly K. Bachel Being productive and well organized isn't just for adults. Today more than ever teens have to learn how to manage time, set goals and make the best out of it. This book is…

Whatever It Takes to Get Ahead

Earning Admission. Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, by Greg Kaplan Earning Admission is the ultimate military tactics guide for parents on how to help their own kids to get into highly selective colleges. Everything you need to know to set your child up for success: how to obtain hundreds…

Being Vegan Has Never Been So Good

Eaternity. More than 150 Deliciously Easy Vegan Recipes for a Long, Healthy, Satisfied, Joyful Life, by Jason Wrobel Unlike most cookbooks that merely tell you what to eat and how to make it, Eaternity gives you the current research and science behind common public health concerns, and explains why you should eat certain foods…

Here and Now

The Here-and-Now Habit. How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All ,by Hugh G. Byrne. Is it me or the Self-Help Section in my bookstore is growing bigger and bigger? The latest trend happens to be called "The Mindfulness Technique", what it really is I'm not sure yet, but…

A Really Good YA

Dreaming of Antigone, by Robin Bridges Andria and Iris are twin sisters but they couldn't be more different: Iris has adoring friends, a cool boyfriend and a shelf full of soccer trophies. Andria is quiter, she loves astronomy and poetry. After Iris's death Andria is struggling to keep her life…

International Day of Happiness

  The International Day of Happiness is a global celebration promoted by the United Nations. A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. March 20 has been established…

Life Lesson from Zach

If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny, by Zach Anner Zach Anner is a comedian, actor and writer who gained world-wide attention with the submission of a video to Oprah's "Search for the Next TV Star" competition, thanks to that he won his own TV show called Rollin' With Zach,…