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What are you reading right now?

Besides email!

I just put down Men's Health (more on that below); I just finished Three Cups of Tea (highly recommend), am going back over Magic 123 (parenting/discipline book) and Blessing of a Skinned Knee (parenting) and just ordered a few new books: Brothers K (recommended by a yogi friend), Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (sounded interesting), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer winner) and The Amulet of Samarkand, (recommended by my friend Darren, the lawyer/self-proclaimed literary guru).

In addition to exercise, reading is my way to relax, unwind, get smart, dream, connect, disconnect, laugh,'s an elixir.

And because there is so much diversity in the type of material out there, I can customize my reading experience. Newspapers in the morning to learn (WSJ), Magazines, Parenting Books and mostly Fiction before bed, Trade Publications and work related material mid-day, etc.

And, of course there is always a selection in the bathroom--mostly magazines which offer a quick and useful way to keep up with health trends, cooking ideas, parenting issues etc. Books on these subjects will undoubtedly lend significantly more information and detail, but magazines have a purpose.

And I subscribe to many. I have four favorites: More, Sunset, Cooking Light, and Men's Health.

It's the Men's Health choice that surprises me. I'm not a man. And it's not so much that I spend that much time with it. But, my husband gets it each month and I find myself picking it up when it's left open to wherever he left off.

I'm continually impressed. It's chock-full of useful information. Everything from health, to cooking, to style to fitness and relationship advice. Some articles are more amusing than anything else, e.g., what a woman's outfit says about terms of how a man should approach her. Other articles are downright smart, such as food comparisons and nutritional breakdowns.

In any case, working for an online publisher of all things healthy and active, reading and creating content is a passion. And talking about books, magazines, newspapers and other written work is fun.

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