Books

Whip-Smart Career Advice from a <i>Cosmo</i> Editor
Whip-Smart Career Advice from a Cosmo Editor

Years ago, I worked for Kate White, who soon went on to her long, successful run as editor-in-chief… >>

Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing
Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing

An interesting thing happens when you take 14 troubled teens and help them write their stories:… >>

Who Will Hear Your Secrets?
Who Will Hear Your Secrets?

For decades, Robley Wilson has been one of our finest short story writers; this volume of sly… >>

Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You
Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You

The greatest concert I’ve ever seen wasn’t The Stones or Springsteen. It was Willie Nelson… >>

Tom Clancy's Fighting Words: 11 Choice Quotes
Tom Clancy’s Fighting Words: 11 Choice Quotes

Tom Clancy wrote books that were “my kind of yarn(s),” according to President Ronald Reagan… >>

Small Business Advice from the Honest Tea CEO
Small Business Advice from the Honest Tea CEO

Seth Goldman, the CEO of Honest Tea, shares four lessons learned on his way to brewing up a big… >>

Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy
Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy

A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, slash stress levels, encourage… >>

5 Amazing Photos of Florida's Best-Kept Secret
5 Amazing Photos of Florida’s Best-Kept Secret

Bok Tower Gardens is one of our country's hidden gems and the subject of a new book from Skira… >>

And the Funny Book Titles of the Year Are...
And the Funny Book Titles of the Year Are…

Ever since Bookseller magazine praised the book "Proceedings of the Second International Workshop… >>

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing: The Reader's Digest Version
Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing: The Reader’s Digest Version

Writers, take note: Elmore Leonard instructs on what you should never do. >>

The Most Comforting Roald Dahl Quotes
The Most Comforting Roald Dahl Quotes

Roald Dahl's classic tales of acceptance are the stuff of childhood, but sometimes grown-ups need… >>

The Reader's Digest Version: New Books to Read Right Now
The Reader’s Digest Version: New Books to Read Right Now

If you are looking for a good book, consider these beautifully written, emotionally transporting… >>

Everyone Is Different: 7 Children's Books that Help Explain How
Everyone Is Different: 7 Children’s Books that Help Explain How

Kids are naturally curious about what makes people different, but sometimes adults fumble for the… >>

6 Famous Writers Who Were Masters at Procrastinating
6 Famous Writers Who Were Masters at Procrastinating

The creative process is rarely standard. In her book Odd Type Writers, Celia Blue Johnson reveals… >>

Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time
Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly… >>

Animal Skulls Like You've Never Seen Them Before
Animal Skulls Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

It's easy to recognize a human head beneath its flesh, but some of these animal skulls might… >>

The Best Books to Give for Father's Day
The Best Books to Give for Father’s Day

Humor, fiction, food, sports, and more....our books editor Dawn Raffel selects her top picks for… >>

20 Reasons You're Happy You Don't Live in Winterfell
20 Reasons You’re Happy You Don’t Live in Winterfell

Sometimes it looks glamorous: the castle, the feasts, the silk dresses and the gold (assuming you… >>

Funny: How These Famous Shakespeare Quotes Would Be Written Today
Funny: How These Famous Shakespeare Quotes Would Be Written Today

Quothable Quoths: You speak an infinite deal of nothing. Like, really. >>