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Can’t read the Gertie Bus schedule? We have a hack for you!

by: Madhu on 07/18/2016

I love Gabriola—the kind people, the stories they have to share, the cedar-scented air and the surprising abundance of sheep here. I also love the Gertie Bus. During my month on Gabriola, I was fortunate enough to ride the Gertie with some incredible folks. I knew some of the bus drivers by name and they taught me more about this island than …

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Increasing Our Happiness by Slowing Down the Pace of Life this Summer

by: Kiana on 07/15/2016

In a world that is becoming increasingly fast-paced with the struggle of keeping up, finding those moments of inner peace can be difficult. Why not celebrate more simplicity this summer with the book Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness  by Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska.

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Celebrate the Last Day of our Summer Reading Sale with some Great Recipes

by: Kiana on 07/10/2016

It is July 10th and the last day of our summer sale! Thank you for joining us on our summer reading adventure! You can still receive a 35% discount off this book or any other New Society title until the end of the day by entering the coupon code Summer16 at the checkout when ordering online.

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The Changing Brain in the Age of Technology

by: Madhu on 07/09/2016
Posted in: Education , Parenting

Concerned about the effect digital devices have on your kids? Unsettled by the way you can’t put your smartphone down? Dr. Mari Swingle’s extraordinary book i-Minds:  How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing our Brains, our Behavior, and the Evolution of our Species explores the effects of i-addiction, its role in …

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Dumpster Diving Across America with Rob Greenfield

by: Madhu on 07/08/2016

You have a deep respect for the environment, you compost, you recycle, but you have always wondered if there is more you can do. Let us introduce you to author and activist, Rob Greenfield! With the aim of creating zero-waste on his incredible 4,700 mile bicycle journey across the United States, Rob, who is the author of Dude Making a Difference: …

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