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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Friday Morning Coffee with ‘Mom and Dad’ Writer and Director Brian Taylor

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Screenwriter and director Brian Taylor, whose credits include “Crank” and “Gamer,” talks to Sean Tuohy about how being a parent inspired his new film “Mom and Dad,” directing Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, and his SyFy television show “Happy!” Caitlin Malcuit also launches her new audio column! She shares what she’s binge-watching at the moment.        Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!

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Finding Happy: 3 Authors Who Wrote Books that Will Keep You Smiling For Days

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Sometimes I want to read a book that I know will tear my heart out and leave me a weeping mess for days. Sometimes I want alpha heroes and strong heroines who have to save each other from burning buildings and psycho murderers. Sometimes I want to hear about families from start to finish, births, deaths, affairs and epic loves that last centuries. But that’s the beauty of reading; there’s always a book out there to satisfy whatever craving I’m having. And while I’m usually on board for a little angst, there are some days where I just want to feel happy. It sounds easy, right? Most books make me happy on some level (even the really angsty ones) as…

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A May Playlist: Music To Make You Happy!

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and it’s finally time to put away those black pants and break out the colorful skirts (or shorts)! I don’t know about you, but once the time has come that I can open up my sunroof, I also need to have the perfect music to sing along to while the sun shines down into my car. There really is no better feeling. Whether you’re spring cleaning that dusty book shelf of yours, hiking the Appalachian Trail or simply relaxing in the warm sun with a good book, these songs will make you happy and get you in the springtime spirit.

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Charity Will Transform Your Life and Make You Happy

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It’s better to give than to receive, the old cliché tells us, but why is this true? Is this some sort of Puritanical message designed to purge us of the sin of selfishness? Or could this old saying hold the secret to something more? Giving does more than just make us better people, says author and philanthropy advisor Jenny Santi. The act of giving, Santi says, holds a transformative power—it’s “the most satisfying thing you’ll ever do.” And in her new book The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Transformative Power of Giving (Tarcher Books; October 27, 2015), she gives us a look at all the ways that giving can change our lives. Santi has spent her…

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Haul-a-day 33: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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Forget self-improvement and resolutions, be happy with who you are. Easier said than done. Here are three books to assist you toward the simple goal of happiness. The perfect is the enemy of the good, they say. Here’s a book by a doctor to prove it It’s not that hard to be happy. Here’s a book sharing simple steps toward contentment Then again, sometimes happiness takes work. Here’s one book detailing the year-long journey of an author As Aristotle said, “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” That doesn’t mean a good book won’t help. The BookTrib Haul-a-Day ends New Year’s Eve – only on emore day to go!  

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