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  • Everything is Inside Out
    Everything is Inside Out
    Inside Out: “PG” (1 Hours 42 Minutes)Starring: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Phyllis SmithDirected by:Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del CarmenAs we all know, growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for...
  • Interview with picture book author/illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson
    Interview with picture book author/illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson
    Jennifer Gray Olson is the Author/Illustrator of NINJA BUNNY. She is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, where she earned her BA degree in art education. Jennifer enjoys writing in the third person, sarcasm and embarrassing her...
  • Lessons from Tara by David Rosenfelt
    'Lessons from Tara' by David Rosenfelt: A must-read if you've ever loved a dog
    "Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog" by David Rosenfelt is so enjoyable it should be illegal. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will be touched by the stories of the many, many dogs that Rosenfelt and...
  • How To Be a Grown-Up
    "How To Be a Grown-Up"--A review
    InHow To Be a Grown-Up--by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus--Rory McGovern is a 40-something wife and mother, who is married to Blake Turner, a currently washed-up child actor who still has high hopes of saving his dwindling acting career. Feeling...
  • Humor at work
    How to Use Humor Effectively in the Workplace
    If used correctly, humor can be a powerful workplace tool and motivator. If used incorrectly, it can be awkward and even damaging. Most managers want to provide a safe and lighthearted work environment for our employees. Workers want to feel...
  • Pretty Famous, by Carla Caruso
    Pretty Famous, by Carla Caruso
    Carla Caruso is a writer from Australia who writes romance with a touch of humor. Her current novel, Pretty Famous, is the third book in the Astonvale series, which stars Celeste Pretty, a professional organizer with a knack for finding trouble...
  • Celebrate dad bods on Father's Day
    Celebrate dad bods on Father's Day
    Dad bods have been a trend on the internet for a few months, and Father's Day is a perfect time to showcase what everyone has been sharing.What is a dad bod? According to MacKenzie Pearson who published "Why Girls Love the Dad Bod,"...
  • Telomeres
    Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging
    In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was...
  • Melissa McCarthy is very funny in Spy
    Melissa McCarthy is Very funny as a CIA Spy
    Spy: Rated “R” (1 hour 57 minutes)Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison JanneyDirected by: Paul FeigPersonally, we run hot and cold with Melissa McCarthy, but here, in this outing as Susan...
  • Interview with picture book author Mac Barnett
    Interview with NY Times bestselling picture book author Mac Barnett
    Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, including two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE and EXTRA YARN, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and...
  • Pitch Perfect 2: The Bellas are back!
    The Bellas are back in Tune
    Pitch Perfect 2: Rated “PG-13“ (1 hour 55 minutes)Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar AstinDirected by: Elizabeth BanksIn this very funny sequel to the 2012 musical comedy the film starts out...
  •  "The Stone of Ages," #1, by Chris Smart
    "12-year-old Chris Smart releases his debut fantasy, "The Stone of Ages"
    Chris Smart's debut fantasy The Stone of Ages, "A Guardian of the Golden Realm Adventure" series is a fast-paced, action-oriented adventure wrapped in fantasy for ages eight to twelve.Readers first meet twelve-year-old CJ, called the...
  • Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
    Review: Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
    The successful cartoonist behind Comic Japan began as a Seattle expatriate with the beginner’s job of English language teacher at a Japanese conversation school. Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in art — as well as numerous...
  • A Mother’s Day Tribute: How My Mom Has Shaped & Inspired Me
    A Mother’s Day tribute: 6 ways my mom has shaped & inspired me
    “Who says?”With those two words, Dorothea Mae DeLoskey Baron sparked my journalism career.It was April 1984 and toward the end of my sophomore year of high school in the south suburbs of Boston. Reading Sports Illustrated for six years...
  • My daughter and me, a few years back.
    Single Parenting: The Fine Line Between Balance and Insanity
    In response to my frequent inability to return phone calls and emails in a timely manner, I have heard myself saying to friends and family (with exasperation in my voice), “I do the work of two people you know!” I am in the midst of a...
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