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Too Many Women Think They Suffer Personal Issues Alone Until They Speak Out; It's Time to Change That

The following is an excerpt from the new book This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World Claudia Chan (Da Capo Lifelong Books, October 2017), available for purchase from Amazon and IndieBound:

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Could Going Vegan Become Your Path to Happiness?

The following excerpt is from MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time, by Kristie Middleton. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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Science of Measuring the Earth Delivers an Important Political Lesson in Humility

The following is an adapted excerpt from Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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An Excerpt From Beach Boys' Brian Wilson's Long-Awaited Memoir

The following is an excerpt from the new book I Am Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson (Da Capo, 2016): 

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Magic Mushroom Guru Terence McKenna Talks Science and UFOs

The following is an excerpt from the new book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America by Jesse Jarnow (Da Capo Press, 2016): 

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The Brief, Remarkable Life of the Genius Who Transformed the Internet

The following are excerpts from No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius who Transformed the Internet, (Da Capo Press, 2013): 

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Minneapolis and Somalia - The Outlaw State of the World's Most Dangerous Place

The following is an excerpt from James Furgusson's new book, "The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia," (Da Capo Press, 2013):
The Missing of Minneapolis: Twin Cities, Minnesota, September 2011
Ten years had passed since the attacks of 9/11, but it was as though they had only just happened at New York’s Newark airport, where I stopped to change planes for Minneapolis. A soldier in full combat gear was stationed at the main terminal entrance, his legs apart and his rifle cradled in his arms, an alert and aggressive reminder from the government to the people that America remained a country at war. The New Jersey Port Authority, apparently fearful that al-Qaida would mark the 9/11 anniversary with another Twin Towers-type strike, had plastered the terminals with posters exhorting the public to be vigilant. One of these depicted a hooded figure with a rucksack over his shoulder, slipping into a door marked AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY, above the shouted headline ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ and a phone number to call.

There seemed, at least to my European eyes, to be quite a lot wrong with the picture. Wasn’t there enough paranoia in America’s airports already, without encouraging its citizens to spy on one another in this Orwellian way? It felt like an affront to civil liberties in this supposed Land of the Free. The Port Authority’s determination to avoid any accusation of racial profiling was also laughable. The figure in the poster’s foreground conscientiously phoning the cops was an indeterminate brown, while the suspect in the background was white. He looked to me less like a terrorist than a naughty teenager looking for somewhere to smoke an illicit cigarette.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Publish a New Book of Short Stories about the Long War

The following is an excerpt from Brian Van Reet's fictional short story "Big Two-Hearted Hunting Creek," which appeared in the book, which appeared in an anthology written by veterans, Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher, Da Capo Press, 2013). Van Reet is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and the Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction. In 2004 and 2005 he served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad and was awarded a Bronze Star with "V" Device. His writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, The Brooklyn Review, and elsewhere.

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