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Mindfulness in the Time of Coronavirus | How Yoga Can Help with Kids’ Quarantine Stress

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In times like these —as COVID-19 has become the recent norm —it can be hard for adults and children alike to deal with these adjustments. For children, the idea of

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My Journey to Pine Reads | Welcoming Kevin Sanchez to the Pine Reads Team

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What few memories I have left of middle school are occupied by flashbacks of the library where I spent most of my free time. I ran my fingers down the

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A Review of Hulu’s Love, Victor | Bringing the Simonverse to the Small Screen

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Warning: Major spoilers below for the film, Love, Simon; Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli; and the Hulu original television series, Love, Victor.  Back in 2018, 20th

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Writing While Speechless | Welcoming Grace Kennedy to the Pine Reads Team

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Talking to people is terrifying.  Okay, maybe not, hanging-off-a-cliff-over-a-pool-of-man-eating-sharks terrifying, but sometimes, the thought of having to speak up about what I want is difficult for me. And the fact

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Percy Jackson: A Book, A Movie, A Musical…and Now a TV Show?

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 When I was ten years old, I discovered the book series that would change my life.  I distinctly remember cracking open the cover of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The

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Taking Advice From Pillows | Welcoming Wendy Waltrip to the Pine Reads Team

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I have a pillow that says, “A day without reading wouldn’t kill me, but why risk it?”  Now, I don’t entirely recommend taking advice from inanimate objects (other than books),

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