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Anxious? Meditation Can Help You 'Relax Into The Uncertainty' Of The Pandemic

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Random House

Hillary Without Bill? 'Rodham' Imagines What Could Have Been

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Saddled With Student Loans, Bestselling Author Worries, 'I Don't Want To Die Poor'

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Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Dr. Vivek Murthy Harper Wave hide caption

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In 'Together,' Former Surgeon General Writes About Importance Of Human Connection

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Quill Tree Books

Tragedy Reveals 2 Secret Families In 'Clap When You Land'

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And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School, by Judith Warner Crown hide caption

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Judith Warner's New Book On Middle School Suggests It Doesn't Have To Be All Bad

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Lisa Mosconi speaks at Shoham Arad speaks at TEDWomen 2019: Bold + Brilliant, December 4-6, 2019, Palm Springs, California. Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED Jasmina Tomic/Jasmina Tomic / TED hide caption

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Lisa Mosconi: What Does Biological Sex Look Like In The Brain?

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"If we can erase some of the stigma around [depression and suicide]," says podcast host John Moe, "that person can have at least a better shot at treatment and avoiding this kind of fate." Malte Mueller/fStop/Getty Images hide caption

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Humorist Lightens Depression's Darkness By Talking (And Laughing) About It

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How To Say No: 'Anti-Guru' Sarah Knight Suggests You Do Less And Live More

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Riverhead Books

A Big, Complicated Family — And Their Mistakes — In 'All Adults Here'

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Pandemics like the coronavirus "serve like looking glasses" that reflect society's vulnerabilities, author and Yale medical historian Frank Snowden says. Agence Photographique BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Historian Says Pandemics Are 'Looking Glasses' For Societies

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San Francisco's California Street, usually filled with cable cars, is seen empty on March 18, 2020, after residents were ordered to shelter in place in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Author Lawrence Wright's new novel imagines a mysterious virus that sweeps the globe. "All I'm doing is examining the world that we live in and extrapolating where it might go," he says. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This Is 'Creepy': Lawrence Wright Wishes His Pandemic Novel Had Gotten It Wrong

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'A Poet Is Quite Prepared For A Pandemic,' Says 'Ledger' Author Jane Hirshfield

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Random House Books for Young Readers

A Little Girl Didn't Like Her 'Bedtime Bonnet,' So Mom Wrote A Book To Help

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Penguin Books

'How To Feed A Dictator' Spills The Beans On 5 Strongmen

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'Why We Swim' Looks For Answers In People And Places Across The Globe

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Suleika Jaouad speaks at TED2019: Bigger Than Us. April 15 - 19, 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash / TED hide caption

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Suleika Jaouad: How Can We Transform Loneliness Into Creative Solitude?

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