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• <b>Author:</b> Julia Blackburn<p>From Julia Blackburn, an author whose ability to conjure lives from other times and places is so vivid that one suspects she sees ghosts, here is a portrait of a woman whose voice continues to haunt anyone who hears it.<p>Billie Holiday’s life is inseparable from an account of …

10 Effective Communication Habits of the Most Successful People | Inc.com

Being able to communicate effectively, I believe, is one of the best life skills you can develop. Think about it, colleagues who can masterfully communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas, concerns and wishes are better equipped to manage or avoid conflict, negotiate win-win scenarios, and …

Self-help

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Dive into the life of the 60s most prolific LSD manufacturer Owsley Stanley in a brand new biography

The importance of acid to the proto-rock scene and counterculture movement of the 60s isn’t something that’s forgotten. It was the height of hippy, …

‘Oh Man, I Guess We’ve Won This Thing’

Eight years ago, a tight-knit group of Obama campaign staffers had a ringside seat as history was made.<p>Eight years ago, on the first Tuesday in November, a few dozen road-tested campaign staffers woke up—or simply gave up trying to sleep—in their apartments and hotel rooms in Chicago and prepared …

Rediscovering Jean-Louis aka Jack Kerouac

The Library of America's definitive collections of Jack Kerouac's writing continue to reveal the full impact of his writing on the American literary landscape. In 2012 they published a complete collection of his poetry and have followed up with "The Unknown Kerouac" a volume of previously …

Nearly 8,000 quake victims being helped by state agency

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake that has rocked already stricken central and southern Italy (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>Almost …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Consciousness

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Always Hitting The Snooze Button? Science Says It's Linked To Your Creativity

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Time Management

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Can Attachment Theory Explain All Our Relationships?

The stage is set: a room with two chairs and some toys on the floor. A mother and her 1-year-old baby enter and begin the Strange Situation, a …

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

15 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Minimum effort, maximum flavor.

Jenny Diski obituary

Prolific author of fiction, memoir and essays for whom no subject was taboo<p>Jenny Diski, who has died of cancer aged 68, was a writer for whom no subject was taboo. Her remarkable first novel, Nothing Natural (1986), about a sadomasochistic affair, was feted and damned in equal measure. It has a …

Books

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Mihail Sebastian’s novel for Two Thousand Years – now translated into English – is one of the foremost chronicles of the rise of nazism in Europe<p>The constantly inquiring narrative voice that informs every page of Mihail Sebastian’s resonant novel <i>For Two Thousand Years</i>, bears a close resemblance to …

Literature

Meet Laurene Powell Jobs, the mysterious woman who inherited Steve Jobs' fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs is not just the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also an accomplished businesswoman and a generous philanthropist.<p>And she ranks among the 50 richest people in the world, according to Wealth-X.<p>Upon her husband's death in 2011, Powell Jobs inherited his fortune — …

a/b: Auto/Biography Studies | Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies - Embodiment

<i>a/b: Auto/Biography Studies</i> seeks original articles for a special issue on “Embodiment” to be published as volume 33.2. Embodied lives, in all their …

Bess, You Is My Woman Now

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The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Plenty of business productivity apps promise big results, but these 13 really deliver.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media</i> …

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

Book review: 'Crossing Over From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness' is a brave memoir that will open minds

The second time she is hospitalised, in the USA, Geetanjali Mehta meets a fellow patient, a “very bright engineer, a very gentle, elderly …

Book Review: In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death & Dying

Why do we have so much trouble talking about death? Why do we often avoid using the word death to describe an experience that is universal to us all? …

Books

Quick And Easy: 12 of the Most Delicious Health Food Combinations

Learn how to maximize your body's absorption of vital nutrients and vitamins. These 12 outstanding food combinations taste great and perform even …