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True Crime Houston

Some of Houston's local crime stories have made national headlines over the years. If you're a true crime buff, you can read more about a few of the city's infamous crime cases with these titles:

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Hardworking Pups

International Assistance Dog Week began five years ago as a way to honor the hardworking pups in our midst and to raise awareness of their contributions to both individuals and society. This year, IADW is celebrated August 4 - 10.

Read these books and find out how these incredible pooches change lives through their intelligence, obedience, and hard work:

 

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All Your Secrets

Little words are easily overlooked, but these tiny titans often play a significant role in language. Consider our much used (yet almost invisible) set of pronouns. Holding a conversation would be near impossible without them and confusion would reign. I, you, he, she, it, etc. work quietly in the background letting us know who we're talking to or with or about. They're also doing something else in the meantime. They're giving away our secrets.

Find out what they those secrets are in The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us by James Pennebaker.

If you like this book, try a few other "secret" titles:

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Summer Treats

Frozen goodies are always a welcome sight at any gathering during the summer. Check out few of these books and make your own cool creations:

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School's Out for Summer...

Congratulations to all the high school graduates of 2013! If you're taking some time to prepare for college this summer, be sure to read these college survival guides before you begin your undergraduate studies this fall:

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