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A Cool Mona Book Review: Fates And Furies (Short Listed For The National Book Award)

Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff, published 2015. National Book Award finalist and NPR’s Book Club Pick. A story about 2 perspectives of the same marriage – Lotto (loving husband, actor, playwright) and Mathilde (grateful wife, good-looking, survivor), an electric partnership of 24 years taking place in contemporary New York and Connecticut. 2 sides to …

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Why Is Happiness So Hard? 10 Reasons, 10 Solutions (Part 2)

Catch up on the first 5 reasons and solutions: http://www.coolmona.com/why-is-happiness-so-hard-10-reasons-10-solutions/ 6. Comparison Do you ever troll Instagram  and think, Wow, if only my life was like Rita’s, then I’d really be happy? We are bombarded with reminders that our better self is waiting in the wings. The thing is, we’re viewing edited reality. Case in point: …

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Cool Mona Masterpiece: Russell Ord’s Surf Photography

        Russell Ord’s spectacular images have won him worldwide recognition and deservedly so. He defines wave photography. Based in Western Australia, Russell is renowned for his breath taking images of super-thick empty peaks and heavy sessions at reefs like The Box and The Right. A fireman by trade, Russell knows risk management better than …

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20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know (Part 2)

Life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature. And sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we learn to fully understand the poignant words from our childhood entertainment. Check out Quotes 1-10 from yesterday. http://bit.ly/1ix9WhK “Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for …

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20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

Life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature. And sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we learn to fully understand the poignant words from our childhood entertainment.   Promise me you’ll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.   A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh A person’s …