National Geographic’s ‘Ultimate Journeys for Two’ Dares Couples to Dream Big and Embrace Adventure [REVIEW]

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Mike and Anne Howard glamping (Photo courtesy HoneyTrek, Facebook)

Indulgent spa days. Languid afternoons whiled away on sunny beaches and nights wrapped in high thread count sheets. Fine wine and epic meals served at Michelin star restaurants. While those things might be what some honeymooners dream of doing together as they enter the wonderful world of marriage, you won’t find those things described in Mike and Anne Howard’s Ultimate Journeys for Two. Rather, they invite you to venture off the beaten path and blaze new trails as you discover one another and the world around you.

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‘There Will Be Lobster’ Examines One Woman’s Battle with Depression and Anxiety [REVIEW]

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Even when your world is turned upside down, there are things to look forward to… including lobster. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We hate to admit it, but we are right there in the zone when so many of our friends are going through a midlife crisis for various reasons. Spouses flip their wigs and ask for divorces after decades of marriage. Others are devastated when they suddenly lose their mates in death. Parents watch their kids leave the nest and don’t know what to do with themselves. And so many lose their jobs due to downsizing, the pandemic, or something else. The list goes on and on, and it can all become a bit much. Few people really like change, and when it comes at you with both barrels, it can be near impossible to deal with. Enter Sara Arnell, a successful businesswoman who was at the top of her game before she faced similar struggles. Now in her memoir, There Will Be Lobster, she shares a message of hope and survival, and how she managed to get her life back on track after being derailed in a spectacular fashion.

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National Geographic’s ‘More Bad Days in History’ Will Make You Count Your Blessings [REVIEW]

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Although he may have loathed to admit it, but not even Napoleon always had a good day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

It seems like all of us have had more than our fair share of bad days ever since the pandemic began in 2020. But consider yourself fortunate, you could be the guy who skipped over recruiting Michael Jordan to your basketball team. Or you could have gone to a resort for your health only to contract festering boils on your backside. (You won’t believe who this happened to!) Then again, you could have been the royal who drowned because of a law forbidding anyone ever touching you for any reason. (Insert eye roll emoji here.) Wonder where I’m getting all these delicious little factoids? You’ll find these and many more in Michael Farquhar’s new book, More Bad Days in History: The Delightfully Dismal Day-by-Day Saga of Ignominy, Idiocy, and Incompetence Continues.

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Julie Metz’s ‘Eva and Eve’ Digs Into the Past and Reveals the Unbreakable Courage of the Human Spirit [REVIEW]

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Most of us think we know our parents. But have you ever wondered if they have been keeping secrets from you? For writer Julie Metz, she knew that her mother seldom talked about her childhood. But following her mom’s death, she was astonished to discover a book that would take her on an amazing journey to the past in pursuit of her mother’s lost childhood. Now the results of that investigation are available for all of us to read in Eva and Eve, a tale that will make you reexamine your own family tree and the legacy your ancestors left behind.

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Meet Homicide Detective Lucas Nash in Michael Murphy’s ‘The Halo Conspiracy’ [REVIEW]

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Handsome and divorced, Lucas Nash isn’t your typical homicide detective. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A brilliant doctor found dead in the middle of his lab. A beautiful intern on the run for her life. There’s something hinky about the tech company they both work for, and a tenacious homicide detective named Lucas Nash is determined to find out what it is in author Michael Murphy’s new futuristic thrill ride, The Halo Conspiracy.

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