It seems like hardly a week goes by without the introduction of a buzzy term to encapsulate our evolving relationship with working. Since 2020, we’ve been talking about essential workers, remote work, working parents, the great resignation, unionization, quiet quitting, the gig economy, and how, despite all this talk of work, supposedly no one wantsRead more
From the BuJo method to morning pages to gratitude lists, journaling continues to grow in popularity. Industrywide sales of journals increase dramatically during the Q4 gifting season and have risen year over year since 2017. The category’s growth doesn’t show signs of slowing, and folks are certainly still posting #BurnAfterWriting TikToks. Journals are also aRead more
The rumors are true: we’re barely into September, and people are already getting a jump on their holiday shopping. With many feeling the impact of rising costs, shoppers seem to be spreading out their spending over a few months, rather than starting to shop for everyone on their list in late November. We’ve learned thatRead more
First it was Dry January, which has steadily increased in popularity and adoption over the past five years. Then came Sober October and Dry July. An increasing number of people are reconsidering their relationships to drinking without necessarily giving up alcohol altogether. The notion of “sober curiosity” has been covered everywhere from The New YorkRead more
Ikigai: the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, what you can get paid for, and what the world needs. While ikigai is not a new concept, it is newly resonant with a global population seeking a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment. It’s not surprising that right now, we are increasingly seeingRead more
With costs rising across sectors, we’re all a little extra price sensitive. And while there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy, the holidays are coming faster than we might like to admit. So how can we prepare for the holiday season while staying mindful of increasing cost consciousness? White Elephant gift exchanges. You’ve probablyRead more
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story will be published by One World Books on 11/16/19, offering a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present and a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism.
In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.Read more
Although across the country there are different foraging seasons, sales of books about mushrooms see the most significant increases in stores and online in September. The PRH list includes a select of titles about hunting, identifying, cooking, use as pharmaceuticals, and other compelling titles.
Ensure that stores are well-stocked with mycology titles for September so they can make sure they’re available when consumers are looking. Great time for promotions too!Read more
Over the past two decades, Americans have experienced a significant evolution in their understanding and cultural acceptance of transgender people.
Consequently, media coverage of trans issues has moved beyond simplistic political dichotomies and toward more fully realized representations, not only of the diversity of the trans community, but also of trans people’s lives, their families, and their fundamental inclusion in the fabric of American society. Today, transgender people’s stories are more likely to be told in the same way as others — with fairness, integrity, and respect. (glaad.org)Read more
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, providing readers with a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Here are titles on the Penguin Classics lists by African-American writers.Read more
With so many film and TV series release dates constantly moving, the collection on our Home Page had become very outdated. As of December 3rd, it is up-to-date.Read more