Here’s How You Can Take Part in Book Yoga with Your Favorite Writers

Here’s How You Can Take Part in Book Yoga with Your Favorite Writers

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t the easiest task, so the Society of Authors (SoA) has launched a book yoga challenge that will encourage practicing physical activity and reading at the same time. The main message behind this challenge is to encourage readers and writers alike to become aware of physical and mental wellbeing.   Illustration via Anna Marinova   In this five-day challenge starting next week (August 7th-11th), different authors will post yoga poses of varying difficulties as inspired by classical reads. Followers are encouraged to participate by submitting a picture of themselves either recreating the pose, trying out an alternative pose, or attempting to subvert the pose. The most …

“To the Bone” Director Marti Noxon Picked Up Another Weight Loss Adaptation, Welcome to “Dietland”

“To the Bone” Director Marti Noxon Picked Up Another Weight Loss Adaptation, Welcome to “Dietland”

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“Dietland”, a 2015 novel written by Sarai Walker on weight loss and beauty, will soon be adapted into a TV series by AMC. Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I am Number Four) will act as the executive producer in charge of directing the first few of the 10-episode series.   Via Goodreads   After an intense bidding war between HBO, Netflix and TV Land, AMC landed the rights and immediately started with the production process last October. While Noxon doubled her role and wrote the script, Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will also as executive producers along with her. …

Want Better Sleep? Read A Book Before Bed

Want Better Sleep? Read A Book Before Bed

We all deal with stress, and everyone has their own way of trying to relax. Some people take a walk, others listen to music and have a cup of tea. Having too much stress can lead to a whole list of debilitating conditions such as depression, insomnia, and disease — but luckily we know the perfect solution!   Even though there are other ways to relax, research conducted by the University of Exeter has shown that reading before bed can reduce stress by 68 percent!   Reading before bed has a ton of health benefits, and it gets the mind ready to sleep. Cognitive neurologist Dr. David Lewis says that: …