The Great American Read on PBS

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If you’re looking for something to do on Tuesday nights, I highly recommend watching The Great American Read on PBS.

Tonight is part three of the eight-part series. Definitely go back and binge the first two episodes, which kicked off the series with a look at the 100 most beloved books in America.

You have until the end of the series to head over to pbs.org and vote for your absolute favorite book of the 100. The last episode will reveal which book was chosen as The Great American Read!

The show seeks to spark a national conversation about the power of reading, showcase the impact literature has on our lives, and celebrate all of our favorite reads!

Fun, inspiring, and educational!

Be grateful for all you have and give to those who have none.

Please donate your time, goods, and money to reputable charities and disaster relief organizations.

Not only are people struggling in the wake of Hurricane Florence, but others all over the world are in need. Still-suffering victims of past natural disasters, such as wildfires, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, and hurricanes. Puerto Ricans who just recently got their electricity back. The people of Flint, Michigan who still don’t have clean drinking water. Those who are poverty-stricken and destitute.

Whether you volunteer for aid organizations, give of water, clothes, food, and toiletries, or just donate money, your little deed can go a long way. Be grateful for all you have and give to those who have none.

#SupportPublicLibraries

“One of the teens said he didn’t have any clothing to wear for an interview. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get him clothing, but I was just thinking of ways that [the Library] could be helpful.” —Michelle Lee, Young Adult Librarian 

Libraries are a vital part of our communities. A true national treasure. 

And many have more than just books, movies, and music to check out. Some loan passes to national parks and museums, tools, cookware…And now, New York Public Library has job interview clothes. 

How cool!

Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion.
— Dalai Lama

If you’re a college freshman or you have a soon-to-be college freshman in your life, give my latest article for BuzzFeed a read and share!

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The DOs and DON'Ts of Being A College Freshman

It’s August, which means preparations for the start of a new school year are well underway. Teachers are putting the finishing touches on their classrooms. Kids are organizing their backpacks and figuring out their schedules. And stores everywhere are seeing who can have the better sale on pencils and erasers. For college freshmen, this time of year is the beginning of a new era. You’re officially an adult and you have the whole world at your fingertips. Here are some dos and don’ts to make your years at college the best they can be.