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10 Life Lessons From the Peanuts Gang

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On October 2, 1950, the first Peanuts comic strip was published in nine newspapers across the country. And in the more than 65 years since then, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts gang have been providing us with heartwarming lessons as told by their legendary creator, Charles M. Schulz. With 17,897 comic strips published in total, it is one of the most influential stories ever written. If you’re a fan of Snoopy and the rest of the gang, then you’ll enjoy the mischievous beagle’s hilarious adventures as he discovers some life lessons that everyone can benefit from learning. 1. When the game gets heated, Snoopy learns to be a gracious loser, appreciative winner, and positive teammate.…

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Interview with Adele Paula Royce and The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes (Video)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Adele Paula Royce,” now! Here, we discuss her debut novel, The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes, what inspired her to write this thought-provoking novel and what other releases she has in store for 2017! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by BookTrib.com, a Meryl Moss Media production. Suicide should never be taken lightly. According to the latest research, it is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and has caused immeasurable pain and suffering to families around the world. But what about those who have contemplated suicide and lived to talk about it? What can we learn from those who have looked so directly into the face of death that…

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Author Alan C. Fox: Why Positive Reinforcement is (almost) Always Better Than Negative

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Years ago, a University of Southern California professor who was teaching a psychology class I was sitting in on taught me an important lesson about human behavior. He suggested that positive reinforcement is a more effective way of getting people to do what you want than negative reinforcement. “What?!?!?!” I objected. “That’s crazy!” Despite my objections, he challenged me to try out his theory with my friends, loved ones, and employees and report back to the class about my results. To my surprise, he was right: in almost every instance that week, using positive reinforcement rather than negative yielded a better result for me and the other people involved. This lesson has stuck with me over the years. And I’ve…

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Looking for Heffalumps: life lessons from Winnie the Pooh

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All of us want an exciting name all to ourselves. Even stuffed bears from Harrod’s in London, who started out life as Edward Bear under the trusted care of one Christopher Robin. And so Edward became Pooh and Pooh became legend. There are few symbols of childhood as universally recognizable as Winnie the Pooh and his posse from the Hundred Acre Wood. And today the gang’s creator, A. A. Milne, turns a whopping 134 years old. As Pooh would say, “many happy returns of the day.” Between 1924 and 1928, Milne wrote four collections featuring Pooh and friends, many of the titles as indelible today as they were in the roaring twenties: When We Were Young (1924), Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), Now…

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