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Interview: Kimberly White, Author of ‘The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything’

An interview with Kimberly White, author of the new book 'The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything,' a fascinating look at how we “see” other people—and how this influences our happiness.

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SXSW Movie Review: ‘Brothers’ Nest’ – Memories Can Kill

Brothers Nest

'Brothers’ Nest', a world premiere at the SXSW Conference in Austin, provides a horrifying twist on getting together with the family. It is also a tour-de-force for director Clayton Jacobson, screenwriter Jaime Browne, and composer Richard Pleasance. This Australian team takes us to the outback and plays with our sense of right and wrong.

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Book Review: ‘Between Me and You,’ A Novel by Allison Winn Scotch

In 'Between Me and You' by Allison Winn Scotch, we follow the lives of a young couple who are very much in love. When they first meet, Ben Livingston is an up-and-coming screen writer. Tatum Connelly is trying to make her way as an actress. Both very difficult situations. Marrying and having a child seems like the cement that will hold, but will it?

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Book Review: ‘All Things New,’ a Young Adult Novel by Lauren Miller

In 'All Things New' by Lauren Miller she takes us into the life of seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray. Jessa was always a great student, but then life changed in unexpected ways. Her parents split up, her mom moved on, getting remarried and having another family. Her family decided that Jessa should stay with her mom, never consulting her about her own feelings. Suddenly life has darkened, her grades have dropped and she begins having severe anxiety, barely able to leave her home.

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Book Review: ‘The Mutual Admiration Society,’ A Young Adult Novel by Lesley Kagen

In 'The Mutual Admiration Society,' Leslie Kagen takes us into the past and into the life of a family that struggles just as many others of the time do. But she also shows us the often fun hijinks of children as they find ways to enjoy their time away from school and often parental influence.

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Book Review: ‘Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumlpelstiltskin’s Name’ by Bonnie M. Hennessy

In a tale from childhood, 'Twisted' by Bonnie M Hennessy, takes you on an alternate journey to a dark and bleak tale of love and courage, filled with revenge and regret as well as a strength of spirit. Looking at the story of Rumpelstiltskin's rage and sadness, you follow The life of Aoife and a different path of how the lives of two such differing characters really came to being.

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