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When it comes to retirement, the picture for many Americans is a bleak one. In today's do-it-yourself world of the 401k plan, most have less than $30,000 saved. A third have nothing at all.

Claudia Kalb is a health and science journalist whose new book looks at some of the great minds, and possible mental illnesses, of some of the most talented, acclaimed artists and scientists through history.

Author Shelley Shepard Gray has kicked-off a new series of novels, The Charmed Amish Life.

She’s a Cincinnati native, successful TV writer/producer (“Smash” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”), playwright and author.

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Pro athletes, surgeons, first responders, they all perform amazing feats while under a high amount of stress. So why do they thrive under pressure, while others don’'t? 

Local author Jim Serger’s latest book, Next In Line Please, is all about a friend and mentor many in our area may know.

Roberta Schultz reviews The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy by Northern Kentucky University Professor Jonathan McKenzie.

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1789 was a perilous time for the newly-formed United States. The first representatives of the new Federal Congress arrived in New York City with little idea how the nation's government would actually work. There were arguments underway over numerous issues from presidential power to national finance, as well as the idea of placing the nation's capital on the Potomac River.

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The political environment of 1896 had a lot of similarities to today: an electorate transformed by a growing immigrant population, an uncertain economy disrupted by new technology, growing income inequality and political gridlock that prevented the parties from resolving big issues.

George Washington Carver was an accomplished botanist, known for his discovery of many uses for the peanut, but his life required great perseverance and character to overcome a wealth of societal obstacles.

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