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Jennifer Garner on the Stress That Led to Her Split: "I Could Cry Talking About It"

Jennifer Garner opened up about the stress that led to her split from Ben Affleck after a decade of marriage. In an interview on <b>CBS Sunday Morning</b>, the 46-year-old actress said constant media attention put an additional strain on her marriage. "There was a solid decade, where there were five or six …

Ben Affleck

Carolyn Hax: My sister is done with my wife’s abuse

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> My wife occasionally picks fights with members of my family of origin, especially my sister. What am I supposed to do about that? The …

Remembrance Day

People with this personality trait are more likely to cheat — and it's harder to catch than you think

Shutterstock<p><b>Many different factors can contribute to infidelity, but psychologists have identified one personality trait that many cheaters seem to</b> …

Psychology

Ask Anna: I'm scared to leave my husband

<i>Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic.</i><p><b>My husband is in the Army and doesn’t live with me. He has mood swings and always seems angry with me. I want to move on but am scared to.</b><p>I’m so sorry. No one deserves to feel …

Relationships

Open Submissions

Anomaly is now open to general submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and translation — until September 1. We accept submissions through …

Creative Writing

What you should read, listen to and watch, according to David Sedaris

David Sedaris’ family has always been an anchor in his essays. Over several books, readers have gotten insight into the sibling alliances and …

Books

The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also …

Psychology

Is Your White Dress See-Through? Wear These Underneath

As much as we love stepping out for the day in our statement-making white dresses for summer, sometimes we can feel a little restricted by the fact …

Clothing

How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited

To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon’s algorithm<p>On June 4th, a group of lawyers shuffled into a federal court in Manhattan to argue over two trademark registrations. The day’s hearing was the culmination of months of internet drama — furious blog posts, Twitter hashtags, …

Writing

The Book That Terrified Neil Gaiman. And Carmen Maria Machado. And Dan Simmons.

We asked 13 authors to recommend the most frightening books they’ve ever read. Here’s what they chose.<p><b>“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson</b><p>The scariest book I’ve ever read is “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. I read it one night next to my sleeping wife and found myself …

Books

If You Hate Burpees With A Passion, Try These 5 Full-Body Workouts At Home Instead

If there's one thing I'm certain about in this life, it's that burpees suck. For emphasis, I will repeat this: burpees <i>suck</i>, fam. If you enjoy the …

Workouts

How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

Writing

The Best Young Adult Books We’ve Ever Read

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

The 6+1 = 7 day writing strategy…

A foolproof way to build quality, quantity and audience.I know, how it hurts when someone says that you should stop trying to flaunt and flacking …

Writing

Free Online Writer Resources

A few of my favorite websites and online communities for writers.I’ve been blogging for 10 years. Teaching online for 16 years. In that time, I’ve …

Write for an Audience of One

<i>Write what you know.</i><p>Both Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway are attributed to this quote. Regardless of the original author, these words have been …

Productivity

Samsung’s Messaging App Is Texting Some Users’ Photos to Contacts

Accidentally texting a photo to the wrong person can be mortifying. But when your phone spontaneously texts your photos to random contacts without …

Mobile

Expectation vs. Reality: My Experience Ordering Starbucks's New "Pink" Drink

Starbucks's Pink Drink is so 2016, so it's only natural that there's a new secret-menu drink taking over. The Matcha Pink Drink, which is a combination of the Pink Drink and matcha-infused coconut milk, reveals an eye-catching ombré effect in the clear cup . . . well, maybe. Instagram user …

Matcha

These Matcha Powders Are All on Amazon, So You Can Make Your Own Lattes!

Matcha, once an obscure health food staple, has most likely made its way onto the menu at your favorite coffee shop by now. For those who are unfamiliar, matcha is essentially green tea powder that contains up to 10 times the caffeine of traditional green tea. There are two major types of matcha, …

Unlock your character’s inner voice. Write top dialogue with this simple trick.

I use this method to flip my dialogue from clumsy and turgid into something more raw and compelling.There are hundreds of ways of accessing the …

Creative Writing

I Gave Up Coffee For Matcha 2 Months Ago, and Here's What Happened

Dear coffee, I love you. I love your taste, your aroma — but I can't see you as often anymore. After two months of giving up my regular cup of joe, I can say that I feel better than ever. I still have the occasional coffee here and there, but only because I crave the flavor and smell, not because I …

Coffee

PSA: Married Women Don't Owe Sex To Their Spouse

When you first met the person you are partnered with now, I bet things were hot and heavy, weren’t they? You got it on like rabbits and it was …

Time I

How To Write A Story That Connects With Readers

<i>Writing is a kind of telepathy. You write words on a page and at a different place and time, another human will read it and they will understand your</i> …

Creative Writing

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

How this 25-year-old freelancer made $150,000 in 6 months off Fiverr

In November 2015, Alex Fasulo had been living in New York City for about a month. One morning, she left her apartment in the Bushwick neighborhood of …

Employment

How to Fall in Love with Writing... Even if You’re Not a Writer

There comes a point in every writer’s life when they can’t face the blank page again. Whether you’re a copywriter or a fiction writer, that damn …

Creative Writing

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

5 Ways to Manage the Unbearable Feeling of Being Overwhelmed

The demands of modern life continue to increase, even as our time does not.<p>Do you feel like your to-do list is getting longer by the day? No matter how much time you spend, you can never get to the end. You feel like a hamster running on a circular treadmill, working hard but not getting …

Time Management

36 Tips for Writing Just About Anything

Basic tips for writing just about anything.There’s a lot more to writing than typing words.Writing well takes years of study, practice, and …

Creative Writing