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What Am I Eating?

Read It Before You Eat ItFood labeled “organic” isn’t necessarily healthy.  “Zero grams of trans fat” could still contain trans fat.  “Natural”?  Don’t even go there.  Bonnie Taub-Dix recently penned Read It Before You Eat It – a book to help us decode food labels and make informed, healthy choices. 

Good Wins Over Evil

Made for GoodnessOnly an inspirational figure such as Desmond Tutu could witness some of the world’s most sinister moments and then write a book about the goodness that can be found in people.  His latest book, Made for Goodness, is written with his daughter and is his answer to the question of how goodness will triumph in the end.

 

Down but Not Out

Living Well with Bad CreditFrom commercial jingles to your next-door-neighbor, you’re probably hearing more about credit scores than you did in past years.  If bad credit is driving you crazy, take a look at Living Well with Bad Credit by Chris Balish and Geoff Williams.  They tell you how to “buy a house, start a business, and even take a vacation no matter how low your credit score.”

Change, Change, Change

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is HardThere are some absolutes in life.  One big one is: “Change is inevitable.”  I’ve just started reading Chip & Dan Heath’s latest book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.  It’s more of a story-driven narrative about how everyday people work together to make dramatic changes in their businesses and communities. 

Treasure Hunting

The Joy of GeocachingI recently ran into a woman in Skagway, Alaska, who was ecstatic about finding a ship captain’s name painted on a rock on a cliff near the port.  She had searched and found a clue in a worldwide puzzle known as geocaching.  If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at being a treasure hunter (locally or around the world), take a look at The Joy of Geocaching by Paul & Dana Gillin.

Texas Mysteries

Mysteries and Legends of TexasDoes Bigfoot really live in Texas?  Read Chapter 5 of Donna Ingham’s new book Mysteries and Legends of Texas and decide for yourself.  It may make you think twice about your next walk through the woods.

Wrap It Up

Wrapagami Have you ever run out of wrapping paper with no time to go to the store?  Wrapagami by Jennifer Playford shows you how to wrap presents using fabric.  And they look much better than what I could come up with on my own.  Take a look.

 

Carrots Are Good for You

The Daily Carrot PrincipleI’m giving up the exclamation point!  Or at least, I’m cutting back on my use of it.  I suspected that I was overusing it, but after reading the September 22 entry in The Daily Carrot Principle by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, I realize I can use words for emphasis rather than relying on the punctuation poin

The Facebook Effect

The Facebook EffectFacebook.  What just came to mind when you read that one word?  Love?  Irritation?  Technology reporter David Kirkpatrick recently came out with The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World.  Don’t miss a look at the very first homepage that debuted in 2004.

Great Moments on TV

Stay TunedNormally, I like to focus on a newer book in this blog, but I came across something from 2002 that I couldn’t leave on the shelf.  Stay Tuned: Television’s Unforgettable Moments by Joe Garner lets you re-live some of your favorite moments and unbelievable events with CDs, a DVD, and the history behind them. 

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