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A Writer’s Guide to Hacking the Reader’s Brain (in 5 Steps)

Question: When you’re lost in a story — any story — what, exactly, is it that has you so mesmerized that the real world seems to have vanished?<p>You may be thinking, <i>Hey, it depends on what kind of story I’m lost in, the genre, whether it’s commercial or literary fiction – sheesh, there’s a long list</i> …

Creative Writing

Experts Say These Two Surprising Things Will Ruin Your Marriage

In today’s society, the act of getting married is increasingly foregone in favour of long-term de-facto ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’ relationships. It’s a …

Relationships

The 9 worst cities to live in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit report, which ranks the best and worst cities to live in the world, found that 10 cities in Western Europe suffered falls in liveability in the wake of attacks in Paris and Brussels.<p>"Factors such as social unrest in many US cities due to the deaths of black people in …

Best Board Games for Couples | shopswell

My husband and I look forward to Date Night, but finding a babysitter can be challenging, and expensive, so oftentimes we'll have a quiet night at …

Board Games

50 Small Acts That Make Your Partner Feel Loved In A Relationship

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”~Franklin P. Jones<p>Romantic relationships seem to require a lot of …

Why empathetic parenting encourages emotional development

Hundreds of new parenting books hit the shelves each year promising new tips and tricks, but who has time to read them all? One psychologist and parent has created a compilation book of best parenting practices that she not only heard about, but that she learned in her training.<p>“When I became a …

7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn To Enjoy Being Alone

We live in a world of constant contact--a place that's losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups. It seems …

What It’s Like To Be The IT Guy At Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry

Meet Jonathan Dart, a muggle-born computer wizard with no magical powers of his own. He seems like a nice guy–one who likes beer and is anxiously looking forward to the next <i>Fallout–</i>but he’s got one major problem: He’s just become the head of IT at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a …

Your Love Horoscope for March 2016

<b>Tracy Allen's horoscope columns appear monthly in Glamour. In addition to astrology, she has a graduate education in counseling psychology and has worked as a psychotherapist. Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email tallennyc@gmail.com to schedule a private session. Check back here for more</b> …

Sarah Paulson Spent Months Simultaneously Filming American Horror Story: Hotel and American Crime Story – and Has This Crazy Video to Prove It

If you weren’t already a Sarah Paulson fan, new evidence will win you over.<p>In a new video originally posted by E!, the actress breaks down how she …

American Crime Story

8 TED Talks That Will Help You Build Stronger Relationships

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The GOP’s nightmarish war fantasies: Why the Republican responses to Paris are devastating & incoherent

After the horrific events in Paris, Republican warmongers were out in full force. Here’s what they want us to do<p>It's been obvious for some time that the Republicans were gearing up for a national security election. Part of this is simply because they're desperate and this is one issue on which they …

Rand Paul is just hilariously trolling Republicans now — and inadvertently revealing the two words behind the GOP’s biggest lie

Kentucky senator seemed adrift before Tuesday’s debate, but he seems to have found his cause, and it’s a good one<p>Fox Business's Tuesday night Republican debate was equal parts thuddingly dull and thoroughly truth-averse, save for one interesting moment when Rand Paul took a moment to troll Marco …

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

"Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure."<p>Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Russian Radio Is Trying to Silence Western Music

Two major FM radio stations focused on foreign language artists are facing closure and legislators mulling the introduction of a 25 percent quota for all music with non-Russian lyrics on the air.<p><i>via YouTube</i><p>Over the last couple of months, a crackdown on Western music has been going on in Russia, …

Jindal tears into GOP 'surrender caucus'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal lit into Republicans for their inability to fight for conservative principles and becoming a "surrender caucus" …

10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

<b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you're born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your …

Beyoncé's First Boyfriend Tells All About Their Relationship

Lyndall Locke says he started dating Queen B when she was just 12 years old.<p>Although it might feel like it, Beyoncé wasn't always with Jay Z. No, just like the rest of us, she had a first love whom she probably thought she'd be with forever. But <i>unlike</i> the rest of us, her first relationship ended …

Former French president’s love child swore schoolfriends to secrecy

The existence of François Mitterrand’s daughter by his longtime mistress remained secret throughout most of his 14 years in power although she told her closest schoolfriends<p>The love child of the former French president, François Mitterrand, has revealed for the first time how her schoolfriends were …

France

Boom! Wham! Zowie! GOP wolves looking for sheep

A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf. And no matter how “amiable” and “personable” and “affable” Ben Carson is supposed to be, he is still a wolf.<p>Some find his utter cluelessness on the major issues of the day charming and refreshing. It would be far less so if he were to become president of …

Ben Carson

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

NATE SILVER: 73% chance that the Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders.<p>Heading into Week 7, the Patriots are still the favorite and their chances are …

Could This Edible Water Bubble Help End the Plastic Bottle Epidemic? - One Green Planet

The amount of plastic waste that we as a human race produce every single day has become a serious concern in recent years. With over 700 marine …

Sustainability

Unearthing the origins of East Africa's lost civilization

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the Tanzanian coast, 330 km south of capital Dar es Salaam, there's a stillness out on the water that belies the frenetic trade that flowed through this spot hundreds of years ago.<p>The harbor at the island of Kilwa was for hundreds of years one of the wealthiest areas of Africa. Since …

Archaeology

The Democratic Party is in deep trouble: The big question that Bernie Sanders is at least trying to answer

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Jim Cole/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Aside from holding the White House, Democrats are struggling nationwide. Here’s the reason why—and what they can do<p>Elias Isquith<p>October 20, 2015 5:45pm (UTC)<p>Much of the American left is currently focused on the Democratic Party’s presidential …

Middle-class

Ellen Puts Bernie Sanders in the Hot Seat

Ellen Sits Down with Bernie Sanders

How Sexual-Harassment Policies Are Diminishing Academic Freedom

A prominent, feminist professor of law argues that dubious federal rule-making is undermining free speech and reinforcing sexist stereotypes.<p>Earlier this month, Nadine Strossen, one of the most accomplished legal professionals of her generation, used a speaking engagement at Harvard University to …

Congress Shouldn't Play Politics With the Debt Ceiling

The House will vote this week on a Republican proposal allowing the Treasury to borrow funds to pay bondholders and Social Security recipients if there's a prolonged standoff over raising the debt ceiling. This approach is extremely dangerous. By appearing to make a default legitimate and …

Social Security