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‘How the French Invented Love’ – SFGate

‘How the French Invented Love’ – SFGate How the French Invented Love Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance By Marilyn Yalom (Harper Perennial; 400 pages; $15.99) Americans are endlessly intrigued by the French: How do they stay so thin? Why do their children devour cassoulet and green beans without complaining? And how do they pull off all those adulterous affairs, menages a trois, same-sex liaisons and romantic reveries? What inspires them to love so passionately, anyway? Read more:…

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Self Publishing: Second Class No More?

Self Publishing: Second Class No More? By Terri Giuliano Long for IndieReader.com Not too long ago, traditional publishers held all the cards. If publishing houses rejected a book, its author had two choices: self-publish and bear the stigma, or put the manuscript in a drawer, forfeiting years of hard work, all the while hoping the next book would be “the one.” A plethora of legitimate publishing options—ranging from DIY self-publishing platforms to assisted self-publishing partnerships—has…

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(via Why red-faced men turn a woman’s head: Girls can’t resist a healthy glow like Prince Harry’s, say scientists | Mail Online) Tall, dark, handsome and… red faced. Men with ruddy complexions, like Prince Harry, are irresistibly attractive to women. Rather than pale and interesting, they prefer their chaps to be rosy and glowing, research has found.   Read more.

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