Berries with Mascarpone [RECIPE]

Heather first made this dish for my college graduation party many years ago, and I have loved it ever since. Nothing says summer like this light, buoyant dessert. Easy to prepare, but oh so delicious, this is the perfect finish to a special meal. It’s so easy to make, she even taught two of my interns, Jordan Tidwell and Rachel Breitfeller, how to prepare it! Read more of this post

Improve How You Deal With Difficult People by Upgrading to ‘Emotional Intelligence 2.0’ [REVIEW]

Office team

Emotional intelligence trumps IQ in the workplace. (Photo by Carbon Tippy Toes, Flickr)

Do you feel like the CEO of your company isn’t plugged in to the culture of the organization? Are managers promoting the wrong people? Do your colleagues wear their emotions on their sleeve, thus increasing strife and unnecessary anxiety in the workplace? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then it is time for your team to improve their emotional intelligence.  Read more of this post

Amos Decker Races Against Time in David Baldacci’s ‘The Fix’ [REVIEW]

The Fix

Amos Decker faces off with the Defense Intelligence Agency in David Baldacci’s The Fix.
(Photos by US Navy, compiled by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

A man shoots a woman execution style in front of the Hoover building, then turns the gun on himself, and Amos Decker is there to witness it all. Thus begins David Baldacci’s latest thriller, The Fix, in which the number one bestselling author leads us down the rabbit hole and into a world full of intrigue, cunning, and lies. Only Decker can help us wrap our minds around such a potentially volatile situation. Read more of this post

Rethink the Way You Eat to Get ‘Head Strong’ [REVIEW]

Frustrated

Are you chronically frustrated, sluggish, and hungry? Take charge of your life and fix your brain in just two weeks with Dave Asprey’s Head Strong. (Photo by iStock)

Every day we make countless decisions. What should we wear? When do we eat? Where will we go? If these little decisions seem to frustrate you, it’s time to fix your brain, and the bulletproof executive, Dave Asprey, is here to help us get our heads back on straight with his new book, Head Strong. 
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Six Ways to Show You Love Your Library

Heather at Portland Public Library

Heather visits the moose at the Portland Public Library in Maine. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Last week may have been National Library Week, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t show love to your local library the other fifty-one weeks of the year. Whether you’re a bibliophile who knows each librarian by name or someone who hasn’t stepped into a library since catalogs were in a big wooden chest with thousands of index cards inside, here are some ways to make the most of your local library now.  Read more of this post