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“Fear” Strikes Out in Small West Virginia Library Flap

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As Fear, Bob Woodward’s new book about the first year of the Trump administration, climbs to the top of non-fiction bestseller lists, The Washington Post has published a story about a library in a small West Virginia town of 600 that has chosen not to carry the book, despite apparent objections from residents on Facebook. According to the article by Ron Charles, Donna Crocker, director of the Morgan County Public Library in Berkeley Springs, confirmed that the library does not carry Fear, but she declined to answer any questions about her decision. “I don’t want to get in the middle of that,” Crocker tells the Post. “We have other Trump books.” Berkeley Springs is the county seat of Morgan County,…

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Spartan Up! How Jennifer Gilbert Went from Victim to Victor

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Jennifer Gilbert is the first person to tell you she is in no way a victim. Following a horrific assault outside of a NYC apartment when she was 22, Gilbert not only survived but thrived, found her footing and completely changed her life. The former Real Housewives of New York City cast member spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about her life-altering attack, how she turned the worst moment of her life into a positive, becoming an events entrepreneur and why making decisions out of fear can be a mistake. For more, watch the podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York…

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Beyond Willpower– embrace a lifestyle of light instead of darkness

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As we watch the frozen remains of the winter melt away and we witness the life of a new season as it blooms around us, spring can be the perfect time to remake ourselves and to re-imagine and repurpose our lives in a new and more healthful direction. For the next month, BookTrib will be taking a look at some of the books that could help you re-make yourself for spring—books that will assist you in replacing bad habits, harmful thinking and hurtful choices with practices that will allow you to live a happier, healthier and more productive life. In his new book Beyond Willpower (Harmony Books, 2015), psychologist, naturopathic specialist and counselor Alexander Loyd tells the reader that finding…

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The great equalizer just may be fear

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I’ve been thinking lately about my relationship with fear.  I’m a fan of the horror and thriller genres, I write twisty psychological suspense novels for a living, and I’d rather spend an evening walking through a haunted house than hanging out at a cocktail party.  I’ve been courting fear for a long time now, but I realize that it’s like a wild animal and it can hurt me if it wants to. “You should stay away from fear,” I can imagine my mother admonishing me.  “It’s up to no good.” “I know it,” I reply, and then jump on the back of its motorcycle and head off into the night. It’s more than just the adrenalin rush, I think, although…

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