Avalon St. Clair

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4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

Consider them nature’s Beano.<p>It’s a nutrition catch 22: A lot of healthy foods are packed with fiber (good), but that fiber can leave you feeling bloated and gassy (not so good). Luckily, you don’t have to make a beeline for the Beano every time you chow down on greens. We chatted with Keri Gans, …

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Paris Review - François Mauriac, The Art of Fiction No. 2

Interviewed by Jean Le Marchand<p>Issue 2, Summer 1953<p>“Every novelist ought to invent his own technique, that is the fact of the matter. Every novel worthy of the name is like another planet, whether large or small, which has its own laws just as it has its own flora and fauna. Thus, Faulkner’s …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Nevermore

By Sadie Stein October 3, 2014<p>The frontispiece from <i>Edgar Allan Poe: A Centenary Tribute</i>, 1910.<p>On October 3, 1849, a delirious Edgar Allan Poe was found in a Baltimore ditch dressed in clothes that were, reportedly, not his own. He died four days later at Washington Medical College. There are …

Paris Review - Sonata with Some Pine Trees

Pablo Neruda<p>Issue 57, Spring 1974<p>In the half-sun of long days<br>let us draw our tired bones together<p>let us forget the unfaithful ones<br>the unfeeling friends<p>the sun wavers among the pine trees<br>let us forget those who are unaware<p>there are lands within the land<br>small uncared-for countries<p>let us not think of …