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Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent the editor’s opinion.

1. What you need to know before buying a weighted blanket.

2. Privatize TSA for better security, faster lines, and to avoid hassles during government shutdowns.

3. Baltimore and Washington sit atop bed bug cities listing.

4. Inside Facebook’s cult-like workplace, where dissent is discouraged, and employees pretend to be happy all the time.

5. How to make the most of the tax cut.

6. The secret world of Amazon’s power reviewers.

7. Spice organization tips and tricks.

8. The joy of being a woman in her 70’s.

9. How “The Price is Right” became America’s longest running game show and TV’s ultimate comfort food.

10. How to get blurry backgrounds in your photos.

11. All the best tips from Marie Kondo’s Netflix show.

12. I can’t wait to try these paleo chocolate chunk tahini cookies.

13. How to make the best bone broth.

14. The world’s healthiest cities to visit. I was surprised Miami was the top U.S. city.

15. I’m making this chicken and avocado soup this weekend.

16. What it’s like to rent out your home out for movies and TV shows and how you can do too.

17. How air traffic control works.

18. Inside the secret world of hostage negotiation.

19. I’m going to try this sweet potato vegan nacho cheese.

20. How to declutter and organize your tech devices.

21. 36 hours in Scottsdale.

22. I’m reading When It All Comes Together: How God Can Redeem Your Brokenness for His Glory by Riva Tims.

23. I like this travel makeup case.

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What to Do, Eat, Read, Watch and Listen To

The Editor’s guide to the best things to do, read, eat, watch and listen to this month.

DO

CELERY JUICE: I started drinking celery juice in the morning on an empty stomach, and I noticed a difference in the way I felt almost immediately.

This article explains the benefits of drinking celery juice. 

You should see and feel results in as little as seven days after starting your celery juice habit. If you’re really not feeling well, you may want to start slowly with 6-8 ounces and build up to 16 ounces from there. You should notice a difference in digestion and gut health in as little as 4 to 5 days.

Listen to this episode of the Medical Medium podcast and learn about the benefits of drinking celery juice and how to get started. Be sure to check out other episodes of the Medical Medium podcast

BIBLE READING PLANS: if you’re considering reading the Bible through this year, it’s not too late! Here’s a great resource for various Bible reading plans.

READ

IT’S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE THIS WAY | Lysa Terkeurst: Whether you’re dealing with small disappointments or devastating heartbreaks, this book will help you honestly deal with your pain.

WELCOME TO ADULTING: NAVIGATING FAITH, FRIENDSHIP, FINANCES, AND THE FUTURE | J.P. Pokluda: This a must-read for young adults. Pokluda is the leader of The Porch, the largest weekly young adult gathering of its kind in the country. 

JP lays out a roadmap for how to navigate your life as an adult, addressing topics such as:

• finding a spouse
• finding your career calling
• resolving conflict
• controlling anxiety
• dating
• recovering from addictions
• discovering your purpose on this earth

You can also listen to his weekly podcast, View From The Porch.

WATCH

QUEEN OF THE WORLD HBO: Queen Elizabeth II has given privileged access to Oxford Films to capture the Queen, her staff, her family and her residences to tell the story of how the Commowealth has been a central focus and passion throughout Her Majesty’s life. Recently released on HBO, have a look at the trailer below.

SHINE ON WITH REESE EP. 1 | DOLLY PARTON: Reese Witherspoon interviews Dolly Parton at her home in Nashville.

TIDYING UP WITH MARIE KONDO |NETFLIX: In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter in their homes.

MASTER THE MESS | HELLO SUNSHINE NETWORK: It features The Home Edit team, a traveling duo of professional organizers made up of Nashville-based Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. You can browse The Home Edit Instagram account to see more beautifully organized spaces, and you can also subscribe to their blog to learn more tips and tricks for home organization.

EAT

SABA NEW ORLEANS: Alton Shaya’s new Israeli restaurant is now open in New Orleans.

EAT WITH SAFTA: Alton Shaya expanded his growing restaurant empire with a new Israeli restaurant in Denver.

EAT FIT KING CAKE: Molly Kimball, registered dietitian and founder of Ochsner Eat Fit has worked closely with John Caluda of Caluda’s Cottage Catering to develop this Eat Fit King Cake that’s also Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb and Keto-approved. For the current list of Eat Fit King Cake retailers and more information visit OchsnerEatFit.com and follow @EatFitNOLA on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates.

ALL ABOUT CAKE | CHRISTINA TOSI: I love Christina Tosi’s creativity and passion for baking. Her latest book is a collection of cake recipes.

Here’s a selection of recipes from her new book.

BURNT MISO POUND CAKE RECIPE

CHERRY COLA CAKE RECIPE

LISTEN

MICHAEL BUBLE LOVELove is Buble’s most romantic record to date, beginning with the lead single “When I Fall in Love.”

UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES E27: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Less than one hour into its flight, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies. Despite all of the geo-location technology that exists, and more than $160 million in a search and recovery effort, the whereabouts of flight MH370, and the circumstances of its disappearance over the Indian Ocean in 2014 remain a mystery. The hosts present a very detailed account of the incident.

UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES E28: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Pt. 2: In this episode, the hosts analyze the theories and mysterious circumstances surrounding this event.

DR. GUNDRY PODCAST|MENOPAUSE AND PERIOMENOPAUSE: Dr. Gundry explores the connection between modern diet, hormones, and the changing nature of menopause.

THE ULTIMATE MARRIAGE PODCAST: Ultimate Marriage is hosted by Dale and Veronica Partridge. The podcast is about understanding and implementing God’s ultimate design for husband and wife. It’s about love, humilty, and truth. Dale and Veronica haven’t innovated some revolutionary approach to marriage. They simply committed to doing what the Bible instructs even when it’s uncomfortable, unpopular, or down right difficult. If you are single, you can still benefit from listening.

P.S. If you have some recommendations, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent my opinion.

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

1. The benefits of celery juice

2. Five carry-on essentials for travelers who love to pack light.

3. The pleasure of Ina Garten.

4. What you need to know before your first trip abroad.

6. How to get through airport security with your skincare routine intact.

5. An Inside Look at the legendary Botox factory in Westport, Ireland.

7. How to make the most of your health care savings account.

8. Where to travel in 2019.

9. Tipping may be the norm but not for hotel housekeepers.

10. 90 second keto bread.

11. The secrets to great customer service.

12. I always love reading Architectural Digest’s top places to travel in 2019.

13. The most anticipated books of 2019.

14. How to avoid yeast infections.

15. Getting scammed by a “celebrity influencer” on Instagram.

16. Hoarding in the time of Marie Kondo.

17. The best hush puppies.

18. Savannah, Georgia travel guide.

19. Airport wifi can be a security nightmare. Here’s what you can do to stop cyber criminals.

20. How Herb Kelleher made the world a whole lot smaller. The Southwest Airlines cofounder was a pioneering entrepreneur who changed the way we travel. He was also a world-class wit, a bon vivant, and a not-so-closet intellectual.

21. Instagram stories tips and tricks.

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1.    Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, has given her first ever interview. As well as discussing her royal grandchildren, Carole opened up about how life has changed since her daughter married Prince William.

2.    36 hours in Denver.

3.    Where to stay and what to eat in Miami.

4.    I’m adding several books from Stephanie’s reading list for hosting and design enthusiasts.

5.    Drug and suicide rates rise in the U.S.

6.    Bestia is a famous Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Here’s the recipe for their ricotta and beef meatballs.

7.    In a world of doubt, I’m not afraid to have faith.

8.    Alison Roman’s spiced chickpea stew with greens and coconut milk is one of her most popular recipes to date.

9.    Why people wait 10 days to do something that takes 10 minutes.

10.  Nashville travel guide.

11.  36 hours in Anaheim.

12.  Inside the pricey war to influence your Instagram feed.

13.  How to take charge of your medical care.

14.  Rising Instagram stars are posting fake sponsored content.

15.  The ignored story of America’s biggest serial killer.

16.  The uphill fight against fake prescription drugs.

17.  Why most of America is terrible at baking biscuits.

18.  The stuff our parents left behind.

19.  The high’s and low’s of legal pot.

20.  These 5 questions Andy Stanley explained to Don Miller for effective communication are excellent.

21.  The definitive guide to life insurance.

22.  Tips for taking travel photos.

P.S. Share what you read, watched, heard, or did that made you think twice.

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1.    I have never ordered anything from Rent the Runway but loved this behind the scenes look at the business and how it’s growing.

2.    Who pays on a date?

3.    I liked this interview with Ina Garten. Her latest cookbook is out.

4.    A Bachelorette composer reveals how he drums up drama and romance on reality tv.

5.    These Buckeyes are a great dessert for fall events.

6.    The hidden reason Alzheimer’s caregivers are so stressed.

7.    Dating without texting.

8.    A beautiful read about living through the death of a parent.

9.    How to do everything but delete your Facebook profile.

10.  The college that makes everyone’s tuition free and every student is given a job.

11.  The healing benefits of celery juice. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.

12.  Try Gina’s turkey pumpkin chili for dinner this week.

13.  These salted tahini chocolate chip cookies are delicious.

14.  36 hours in Chicago.

15.  What really happens when you don’t turn your off your cell phone on the plane.

16.  ‘Do Not Track,’ the privacy to0l used by millions of people, doesn’t do anything.

17.  Tyrosine may help ease anxiety and panic attacks.

18.  Weekend plans should include these paleo and gluten-free cinnamon rolls.

19.  Why isn’t God answering my prayer?

20.  How to clean an instant pot pressure cooker.

21.  The complete lineup of 2018 Hallmark Christmas movies.

22.  Chocolate cake with espresso buttercream is the perfect cake for a coffee lovers.

23.  Everything you need to know about buying plane tickets.

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1.    Why porn and destroying a name are the same thingBefore you read this essay, bear in mind that it was written long before any of the current American political events.

2.    For older women with breast cancer, surgery may not be the best option.

3.    This paleo pumpkin loaf is perfect for a fall festival party.

4.    Why kids want things.

5.    Fall’s best cookbooks.

6.    The Vampire facial becomes a real horror as spa clients face HIV testing.

7.    How to stay warm on a long haul flight.

8.    What to do if your phone or tablet won’t charge.

9.    Why raising kids around grandparents is beneficial.

10.  The TSA is also plagued by a “toxic” workplace culture where senior officials’ misconduct goes unpunished and those who threaten to speak out face retaliation, according to a report.

11.  What you need to know about the FAA Reauthorization Bill.

12.  Try Kelly’s Buttermilk Biscuits recipe this weekend.

13.  FlightsFrom.com is one of those powerful online tools that makes finding the best flights easier.

14.  Typhus reaches epidemic levels in parts of Los Angeles.

15.  36 hours in Nashville.

16.  5 places to go in San José, Costa Rica.

17.  An investigation has found that a large number of Trip Advisor reviews on the site seem to have been uploaded by websites which offer glowing praise for a fee.

18.  These gluten-free crab cakes are easy to prepare.

19.  Loneliness is a serious health problem. The lonely are not just sadder; they are unhealthier and die younger.

20.  The 100 best songs of Q3 2018.

21.  Why facts don’t change people’s minds.

22.  The 100 greatest places to experience this year.

23.  How to get free Kindle books with your library card.

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My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

The latest installment of products I’m currently enjoying or coveting. I hope you find some inspiration for your gift giving and some new things to discover for yourself!

1.    DIANE JAMES SILK FLOWERS: The prettiest silk arrangements for your home.

2.    CULT GAIA ARK BAG: My favorite bag that goes with everything.

3:    SHASHI EAR JACKET: I get lots of compliments on these earrings.

4.    SWEET LAURELThe recipes are grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. The recipes focus on using a few ingredients to create wholesome and delicious desserts. If you are looking for a simpler way to bake or dealing with food restrictions, this book is for you. The cake recipes are my favorite.

5.    NATIVE UNION MARBLE iPHONE AND iWATCH DOCK: I recently purchased this marble charging station for my iPhone and iWatch. I love the sleek design.

6.    MOTHER JEANS: My new go-to denim brand. The high-rise waist is my favorite style.

7.    STASHER REUSABLE FOOD STORAGE BAGS: I pack a lot of food to eat when I travel. The Stasher bags do not take up a lot of space and allow me to heat food on the road. Stasher bags are safe for use in the microwave, a standard oven, or a pot of boiling water up to 400F. Stasher can take the heat, the cold, and anything else your kitchen dishes out. Thanks to the patented airtight seal, all of your food’s nutrients, flavors and juices stay locked in.

8.    LOVE STAMP:  The Love postage stamp for USPS “Love Flourishes” is designed by Anna Rifle Bond. She is the founder of Rifle Paper Company in Orlando, Florida.

9.    BISCUIT BEDDING: I love the beautiful floral patterns. The sheets are also very high quality.

10.  RESTORE SINUS SPRAY: Since the neti-pot did not work for me, I was happy to find a solution for occasional allergies. Restore Sinus Spray is designed to help you cleanse, soothe, and hydrate the delicate membranes lining your nasal passages.

Start your daily beauty and hygiene regimen by gently flushing your sinuses with Restore’s proprietary blend of trace minerals suspended in purified water. It’s the perfect rinse for the dust, pollen, and other airborne particulates and irritants we are exposed to in our daily environment.

11.  FOUR THINGS PERSONALIZED TOTE: You can customize your own tote.

12.  QUIP ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH: I like to travel with an electric tooth brush. The Quip design is light weight and battery operated.

What are some of your favorite things? Tell me in the comments.

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1.    What it means to be respectful.

2.    52 great true-crime podcasts.

3.    This is how long you can keep meat in the fridge and freezer.

4.    How Instagram Stories has altered the way we love, act and play.

5.    How to keep your devices safe while traveling.

6.    How to take better photos and videos on your phone.

7.    Why are nursing homes drugging dementia patients without their consent?

8.    Can you really screen for early pancreatic cancer?

9.    What do you do when you really can’t stand your spouse’s friend?

10.  Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners.

11.  Google admits tracking users.

12.  Chic ways to keep the mosquitos from bugging your party guests.

13.  DNA testing kits ask you to swab and send but what happens to your sample?

14.  This should be one of the biggest news stories of the year.

15.  The ace pilot risking his life to fulfill Richard Branson’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.

16.  A cardiologist’s guide for women: how to prevent heart disease.

17.  How Orange Theory grew to dominate the boutique fitness industry.

18.  The first-timers guide to LA.

19.  Portland Maine is the restaurant city of the year.

20.  America’s best new restaurants.

21.  The perfect Irish road trip itinerary.

22.  A local’s guide to Atlanta.

23.  A Democrat’s views about Democratic Socialism.

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1.    Why are healthcare premiums increasing so much?

2.    This easy homemade coffee ice cream recipe from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is gonna rock your summer.

3.    Are Eurail passes a giant scam or do they save you money?

4.    How to build a stronger gut with digestive enzymes.

6.    Most women undergoing breast reconstruction have complications.

7.    The dark side of Wikipedia reveals how certain info is systematically manipulated and why it’s not really the encyclopedia “anyone can edit”.

8.    How a notorious gangster was exposed by his own sister.

9.    How to respond when you are put on the spot.

10.  What really lies at the root of our culture’s suicide epidemic.

11.  Magnolia Bakery’s famous buttercream frosting.

12.  Why do planes dim lights on takeoff?

13.  A new report says Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately manipulated.

14.  How to travel with children.

15.  Best apps for international texting.

16.  As the proclaimed Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase reigns at Dooky Chase’s, the seventy-seven-year-old New Orleans restaurant where the famous and the locals come to dine and pay homage.

17.  The joy of being a grandparent.

18.  What the airline knows about the guy in seat 14C.

19.  How to split the check without accusations and awkwardness.

20.  36 hours in Boise, Idaho.

21.  Toronto travel guide.

22.  Mistakes that can ruin your gluten-free diet.

23.  36 hours in Traverse City, Michigan.

P.S. Share what you read, watched, heard, or did that made you think twice.

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1.    The best coffee in every state.

2.    The secret, complex world of boys’ friendships, and how parents can navigate it.

3.    12 things to know about Lyme disease.

4.    9 places to sell your clothing for cash.

5.    The mid-life unraveling.  The basis is that “Midlife” is not a crisis.

6.    A survival checklist for your next trip to New York City.

7.    45 tools you should own.

8.    The first-timer’s guide to what to pack for a cruise.

9.    It is “only a matter of time” until a commercial aircraft is hacked, the Department of Homeland Security and other US government agencies have warned.

10.  The Bachelorette makeup artist shares how Becca Kufrin’s makeup always looks perfect.

11.  Inside Bachelorette Becca Kufin’s coveted closet.

12.   The case for commuting Alice Johnson’s sentence and many other nonviolent offenders also deserve freedom and a second chance..

13.  Getting help for postpartum depression.

14.  A summer reading guide for kids.

15.  What’s going on in your child’s brain when you read them a story.

16.  How to recognize the challenges of your unmarried single friends.

17.  3 simple steps that stop you from being a pushover.

18.  Signs of low calcium and what to do about it.

19.  The murder of Mickey Bryan, a quiet fourth-grade teacher, stunned her small Texas town. Then her husband, a beloved high school principal, was charged with killing her. Did he do it, or had there been a terrible mistake?  Part I and Part II is here.

20.  The owner of Bird Bakery in Texas shares her popular banana pudding recipe.

Question of the Day:

What books are you planning to read this summer? I’m looking forward to reading The Lost Vintage by Anh Mah.

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1.    These tips will change the way you shop at Trader Joe’s.

2.    Why Right to Try is way better than just wait to die.

3.    The problem with buying cheap stuff online.

4.    Try this healthier version of chicken enchiladas.

5.    The best way to sign off on your emails.

6.    Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45 not 50.

7.    36 hours in Sacramento.

8.    How to use Instagram as a travel guide.

9.    What we know about the alleged sex trafficking cult, NXIVM.

10.  Meghan Markle’s facialist says Meghan does this face massage regularly.

11.  The unedited footage on The Bachelor finale was a lie according to Arie  Luyendyk.

12.  Meghan Markle’s makeup artist shares the products used for her wedding.

13.  The Korean sunscreen Meghan Markle used on her wedding day.

14.  Why no one answers their phone anymore.

15.  An update from the makers of WP Thyroid and Naturethroid.

16.  Why CarMax makes more money on used cars than any other.

17.  Use the Washington Post’s vacation finder to plan your next trip.

18.  What’s the deal with the food at TJ Maxx?

19.  Understanding how iCloud stores data.

20.  The funny life of David Sedaris.

21.  What is considered a normal cholesterol level?

22.  A guide to cell phones and international travel.

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1.    This note from one of the freed North Korean hostages is powerful.

2.    The best food guide to Rome.

3.    How to prepare your smartphone for travel this summer.

4.    How to conquer cystic acne.

5.    How to maintain sibling relationships.

6.    A week of salads to eat.

7.    How to stay safe on public wifi networks.

8.    How to survive your 40s.

9.    Many have contracted Lyme disease over the last decade. How to stay tick-free this summer.

10.  The best brunches in America.

11.  Save this Houston travel guide to plan your next layover.

12.  Over 35, single, and childless truly does have its own kind of grief, especially on holidays. Whether you’re single or married it’s worth a read, either to better understand your own struggles or another’s.

13.  What happens to hormones after 35.

14.  5 awesome features of the latest Google Maps update.

15.  Amazon’s fake review problem.

16.  Is free Spotify really worth it?

17.  Make these traditional sour dough pancakes this weekend.

18.  10 important things to know about celiac disease.

19.  How to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.

20.  Brazilian cheese bread made without grains and dairy that tastes good!

21.  5 cheapish things to help you with spring cleaning.

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What to Do, Eat, Read, Watch and Listen To

The Chic List features the best things to do, eat, read, watch and listen to this spring.

DO

1.    ENNEAGRAM TEST: The Enneagram is a profound and powerful guide to understanding your personality and inner workings. The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that identifies Nine Personality Types that are expressed individually and in relationship to others. Unlike Marston’s DiSC Assessment or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Enneagram acts as a unique tool for understanding and explaining human behavior, and the underlying motivations that drive behavior and the gifts we all have for the transformation of non-productive encounters with others.

Want to know your enneagram type? Just take this simple 5-minute enneagram test.

ENNEAGRAM BOOKS:

THE ROAD BACK TO YOU AN ENNEAGRAM JOURNEY TO SELF-DISCOVERY | Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile: This book allows you to understand more about each of the Enneagram types. Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help you get on the road that will take you further along into who you really are leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.

THE PATH BETWEEN US | Suzanne Stabile: Suzanne Stabile’s new book on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insight about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships.

ENNEAGRAM PODCASTS:

THE ENNEAGRAM JOURNEY PODCAST

THE ROAD BACK TO YOU PODCAST

2.    PASSPORT D.C. EUROPEAN EMBASSY TOUR: The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassies of 28 EU Member States to the United States will open their doors to the public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day in Washington, D.C. The day will offer a unique opportunity to experience the country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.

EAT

1.    TRUE ROOTS | Kristen Cavallari shares her collection of clean recipes. Pick this one up if you are looking for easy gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. If you liked Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbooks, this one is similar.

Recipe Links:

Kristen’s Breakfast Egg Nests

Spinach Artichoke Dip

2.     MAGNOLIA TABLE | Joanna Gaines shares the Gaines family’s favorite recipes as well as ones from their two eateries, Magnolia Table and Silos Baking Co. Recipes include chicken pot pie, white cheddar bisque, fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam, and chocolate chip cookies. Jo also shares stories and photos about her life.

Recipe Links:

Jo Jo’s Biscuit Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies

READ

1.    THE RATIONAL BIBLE | Dennis Prager: Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.

The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life.

2.    MARLON BRUNDO’S DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT | Charlotte Spence and Karen Pence: This children’s book is written by Vice President Mike Pence‘s daughter, Charlotte, and illustrated by his wife, Karen, and tells the tale of how one cute little BOTUS (Bunny of the United States) experiences White House life. It is well written and beautifully illustrated. Proceeds from the book will go to an art therapy program called Tracy’s Kids and a nonprofit, A21, that’s working to end slavery and human trafficking.

3.    12 RULES FOR LIFE: Jordan Peterson: Jordan Peterson is a psychologist whose writing combines science and common sense. The book covers his twelve rules for life. Peterson believes that the cure for society starts with curing the individual. Peterson’s well-known advice to clean your room is a reflection of the truth that if you can’t even manage the most basic and mundane responsibilities of life, then you have no business dictating to others how to fix society.

WATCH

1.    MY FAIR LADY: My Fair Lady returns to Broadway’s Lincoln Center Theatre. Henry Higgins, an English professor of phonetics, makes a bet that he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, into a lady. The musical is nominated for 10 Tony Awards.

2.    WILD WILD COUNTRY:  Wild Wild Country is a new six-episode Netflix docu-series about a religious cult from the early 80’s. Led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his personal assistant, Ma Anand Sheela, the movement successfully convinced many thousands of well-educated people to move to the tiny town of Antelope, Oregon, where they attempted to establish a utopian city called Rajneeshpuram. The cult followers clashed with local residents and the government in the process.

3.    TERMINAL: Terminal stars Margo Robbie and Mike Myers so that’s reason enough to go see this one. The story follows two assassins with a sinister mission, a fatally ill teacher, an enigmatic janitor and a waitress with a double life. Murderous consequences unravel as their lives meet at the hands of a criminal mastermind wanting revenge.

My favorite movies so far this year include the following:

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

BEIRUT

CHAPPAQUIDDICK

LISTEN

1.     MIDLAND | They just won Best New Band at the ACM’s. I love their traditional country sound.

2.    LEON BRIDGES GOOD THING | The highly anticipated follow-up to his hugely successful debut album Coming Home.

If you have some recommendations, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Link Love

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

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Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent my opinion.

1.    A fantastic Dallas travel guide.

2.    A beginner’s guide to traveling on your own.

3.    The Menopause-Alzheimer’s connection.

4.    In LA, celebrities and professional athletes are trying exotic, and sometimes unproven, techniques for injury recovery and prevention, such as  hyperbaric chambers, cryotherapy, compression therapy and IV drip.

5.    How one person dissolved her fibroadenoma without surgery. A fibroadenoma is type of breast cyst.

6.    Every single place to eat in Houston now.

7.    What it was like to finally write a will.

8.    High heels are the worse and why women are finally ditching them.

9.    How to avoid a renovation nightmare.

10.  5 Instagram pro tips.

11.  These gluten-free and dairy-free cross-hatch cookies are delicious.

12.  A long but worthwhile read on a con man.

13.   Michelle McNamara wrote the book on the Golden State Killer until she died. Some think her work led to his arrest. Sadly, she didn’t live to see the arrest that took place this week.

14.  The budget airline flying under the radar.

15.  10 tips for creating a glamorous entertaining space.

16.  How to save when you don’t have much to save.

17.  Hero pilot saw flying as a ministry.

18.  Hair loss and your thyroid.

10 Awesome Books I’m Reading This Spring

10 Awesome Books to Read this Spring

10 awesome books I’m looking forward to reading this spring.

1.    THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT | Chris Bohjalian: A powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man and no idea what happened.

2.    I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK | Michelle McNamara: For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed sexual assault and murders of dozens of victims. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, spent many years trying to solve the case of California serial killer and rapist she’d dubbed ‘The Golden State Killer’. Her investigation is detailed in her book.

3.    THE KREMLIN CONSPIRACY | Joel C. Rosenberg: New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg’s latest novel is a political thriller. The plot is about a rising Russian czar hungry for power and plotting military action. It reminds me of the current political narrative in Russia.

4.    LADY RED AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF NANCY REAGAN | Sheila Tate: As the First Lady’s press secretary, Tate was at Mrs. Reagan’s side during some of the most tumultuous and controversial moments of President Reagan’s first term in office, including his attempted assassination. Tate, who considered herself a close confidant of Mrs. Reagan up until her passing in 2016, draws on her relationship with Mrs. Reagan as well as interviews with many friends and political figures to reveal stories that have never been told before and showcase a more complete and surprising picture of the former First Lady.

5.    THE LIGHT WITHIN ME | Ainsley Earhardt:  Ainsley Earhardt is the co-host of Fox and Friends. Her new memoir is an uplifting look at her life and her spiritual journey, reflecting on her family, her faith, and her successful career. I wanted to be a news reporter so I’m looking forward to reading about Ainsley’s path to success as well as her spiritual journey.

6.    THE PATH BETWEEN US | Suzanne Stabile: Suzanne Stabile’s new book on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insight about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships.

Most of us have no idea that others don’t see us as we see ourselves nor do they process their experience in the same way we do. Whether with intimate relationships, friends, or co-workers, a person whose go-to stance in life relies on feeling and another whose orientation is toward thinking or acting will respond completely differently to everything from simple request in an email to a life crisis. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others, and in ourselves.

You can take the Enneagram test here.

Suzanne also hosts a podcast about the Enneagram Journey.

7.    BACHELOR NATION | Amy Kaufman: Kaufman is a Los Angeles Times reporter and a fan of The Bachelor. For her book, she interviewed dozens of contestants and producers. If you are a fan of Bachelor nation, it’s a juicy read.

8.    LOVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN HURTJentezen Franklin: A helpful book to deal with different situations involving conflict. It’s challenging to get along with people who reject us, cause us pain, attack our views or cause other hurts. This book is about reconciliation and establishing healthy boundaries. It is also not an invitation to not be used as a doormat. I can’t recommend this one enough.

Check out this podcast episode featuring Jentezen Franklin.

9.    THE WIFE BETWEEN US | Greer Hendricks: Vanessa, recently divorced from Richard, learns he is engaged again and envies the new woman, Nellie. Richard is a hedge-fund manager and may be deceiving one or both women. Read this is you like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

10.  THE GRAVE TENDER | Eliza Maxwell: Haunting, disturbing, yet beautifully written The Grave Tender is a shocking tale of deception and betrayal and one woman’s attempt to reconcile the truth about her family and the secrets that they keep.

Looking for more good books, check out all my recommendations here.

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

Have you read anything good or memorable lately?

Tell me in the comments!

Link Love

link love

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

P.S. Download the Pocket App or Feedly to save articles to read later offline.

Note: Links are not endorsements and do not necessarily represent my opinion.

1.    The last conversation you’ll ever need to have about eating right. This is great!

2.    How to keep Facebook from over sharing your information.

3.    Airdrop is iPhone’s most underrated tool.

4.    This French Onion Soup recipe is so good.

5.    The do’s and don’ts of being interviewed.

6.    The best women’s running clothes for every kind of weather.

7.    Why long haul flights expose flight crews and passengers to radiation.

8.    Five tips for blocking spam from your inbox.

9.    A terrific guide to Dublin.

10.  The 5 red flags of deception in email.

11.  The Bachelor Makeup artist shares on set beauty secrets.

12.  Are you easily discouraged? A psychologist says it all comes down to this one thing.

13.  Introvert friendly tips for the dreaded first date.

14.  The original Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

15.  Private clinics in Germany sell cancer patients hope  and mixed results at exorbitant prices.

16.  How to spend 48 hours in Memphis.

17.  The top three things you need to know about storage.

18.  The ultimate printable party planning checklist.

19.  A step by step guide for flower arranging.

20.  Here are the ages you peak for almost everything in your life.

21.  I like Kristin Cavallari’s spinach artichoke dip.

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