Leisure & Lifestyle

Gregg Mitman: "Breathing Space" (Yale)

June 26, 2007

The history of allergies and allergy treatments in this country and some of the factors behind rising allergy and asthma rates of today.

Tal Ben-Shahar: "Happier" (McGraw Hill)

June 21, 2007

Positive Psychology has surpassed Introduction to Economics as the most popular course at Harvard, attracting about one fifth of the student body. We learn what positive psychology means and how it can make you happier.

Julee Rosso & Shelia Lukins: "The Silver Palate 25th Anniversary Edition" (Workman)

June 19, 2007

To celebrate the silver anniversary of "The Silver Palate Cookbook," the authors reunite to tell the story of how their passion for cooking led to opening a gourmet shop in Manhattan in the 1980s and a book which changed the way Americans...

Hilma Wolitzer: "Summer Reading" (Ballantine Books)

May 24, 2007

Summer reading may bring to mind glossy magazines and juicy beach books. But for the characters in a new novel by Hilma Wolitzer it means tackling classics that change their lives. She talks about her writing and the love of good books.

Rebecca Mead: "One Perfect Day" (The Penguin Press)

May 16, 2007

From consultants to cake-makers, videographers to wedding planning website, getting married is big business. A look at the multi-billion dollar wedding industry.

Candice Kelsey: "Generation My Space" (Marlowe & Co)

April 18, 2007

Online social networking websites are some of the most popular sites that teens and twenty-somethings visit. But MySpace, Facebook, and others have hidden dangers that often elude parents. A look at how social networks are changing the...

Betty Rollin: "Here's the Bright Side" (Random House)

April 11, 2007

The former NBC News correspondent who was one of the first public figures to talk openly about her breast cancer presents her latest book. It's a look at how people can grow even after suffering great loss.

Virginia Vitzthum: "I Love You, Let's Meet" (Little Brown)

February 14, 2007

More than one hundred million Americans are single. And some estimates claim twenty-five million of them have tried online dating. A look at how online dating helps and hurts those looking for love.

Designer Dogs

February 12, 2007

Diane and her guests take a look at the controversial, but increasingly popular trend of breeding "designer dogs." They also talk about choosing the right dog for you.

Amy Stewart: "Flower Confidential" (Algonquin)

February 8, 2007

An avid gardener and horticultural writer provides a behind-the-scenes look at the $40-billion-a-year international flower business.

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