The health benefits — both mental and physical — of friendships are myriad. But as we get older it becomes increasingly difficult to forge lasting bonds with new people. We consider the ways communication, emotions and our phase of life effect our relationships with friends.
When the weather outside is frightful, curling up with a good book may be your best bet for a good time. Whether you prefer historical tales, insightful non-fiction or graphic novels we’ve got suggestions for your winter reading list.
- Marcela Valdes books editor, The Washington Examiner; contributing editor, Publishers Weekly
- Michael Dirda Columnist, The Washington Post; author, "On Conan Doyle"
- Barbara Hoffert Editor, Prepub Alert, Library Journal
2011 Winter Reading List
You can check out our guests’ favorite books of the year on our 2011 Winter Reading List.
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