Christopher Dehon

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Pink Movie Review: When She Says 'NO' She Means 'NO'

Pink Movie Review: End credits start rolling. Everyone is seated. There are serious faces, thinking bodies, concerned citizens and contemplating …

Do You Want To Make Money As An Author on Kindle?

The old adage says that ‘everyone has a book within them’ and perhaps it’s true? Whether you are full of creativity and can write incredible fiction, …

Writing

A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – including Tim Lott. Can he be won over?<p>One of the main differences between humans and animals is that we compulsively tell stories – to …

Writing

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

Manchester murder: 12-year-old arrested on suspicion of murdering man in Ashton-under-Lyne

A 12-year-old has been arrested along with three teenagers on suspicion of murdering a man in Manchester.<p>Two of the teenagers are aged 16 and the …

Crime

Did the Supreme Court just admit affirmative action is about racial justice?

The majority opinion in <i>Fisher v. Texas</i>, which upheld the affirmative action policy of the University of Texas, marks a turning point in the long controversy surrounding race-conscious admissions policies and perhaps an important shift in the orientation of the Supreme Court as well. Justice …

Education

Student Drug Informant Found With a Bullet in His Head and Rocks in His Backpack

When Andrew Sadek was caught selling $80 of pot, cops pressured him into being an informant and told him to go after ‘harder drugs.’ Then he turned …

10 Must-Read Books for July 2016

It turns out you can read anything you want on the beach.<p>The motliest month of the year, at least in terms of genre and theme, July still proves it’s …

5 Ways Picking Up a Pen Can Make You Smarter

How sometimes opting for old-fashioned pen and paper can boost your brain power.<p>When's the last time you wrote something using actual pen and paper?<p>If you're still scratching your head and trying to come up with an answer, you're not alone. One recent British survey of 2,000 adults found that …

Study Skills

Juvenile lifers await chance for parole after US ruling

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's been six months since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some 2,500 "juvenile lifers" could seek a chance at parole for their childhood crimes, but only a few aging inmates have walked out of prison.<p>Public defenders fear many will need the blessing of a judge, a parole board …

United States

Across L.A. County, law enforcement looks for resources to deal with the mentally ill

A slender young woman with brown hair stood on a Commerce street in early March, ignoring a driver's pleas to move.<p>She reached down and bent his front license plate, asked him for money and then yanked his windshield wiper off.<p>She appeared agitated – from drugs, mental illness or both. As Los …

Psychologists used a magic trick to show how irrational we are

Can you think a thought that isn't yours? A remarkable new study, led by psychologist Jay Olson from McGill University in Canada, suggests you …

Books

22 Dad Tweets That Are A Better Gift Than That Necktie You Had Your Eye On

22 Dad Tweets That Are A Better Gift ...<br>This Father's Day, get your dad something he can retweet.<br>Submitted by: <b>Best of the Web</b><br>Worthy<br>Keywords: fathers …

Parenting

It’s time to rethink “violent” crime: How mislabeling misconduct contributes to our bloated criminal justice system

The distinction between violent and nonviolent crime is a problematic metric for determining criminal punishment<p>What is “violent” crime? Perhaps that seems like an easy question – murder is; tax evasion isn’t. But the distinction between violent and nonviolent crime has proven tricky for lawyers, …

Crime

10 Ways to Spot a Good Therapist

Source: Olimpik/Shutterstock<p>Many approaches to therapy have been developed in the decades since Freud first began his experimentation with the …

Safe-Space

The Bizarre Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theory That She Is Secretly Gay

The "Blank Space" singer may have been photographed kissing British actor Tom Hiddleston, but that doesn't discourage fans, who have constructed an elaborate conspiracy theory about her sexuality.<p>When <i>People</i> broke an exclusive story last week claiming that Taylor Swift had split from DJ Calvin …

Social Media
Entrepreneurship

Heartbroken girl spends 18th birthday alone – the internet had an amazing response

A heartbroken teenager who celebrated her 18th birthday alone is smiling again after thousands of kind-hearted strangers responded to a Facebook appeal.<p>Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party last year but was left “heartbroken, beyond sad and hurt” when nobody turned up.<p>Her cousin made it …

Scans show possible link between brain development and antisocial behaviour

‘Striking’ structural differences seen in study which compared brain scans of young men with antisocial behavioural problems with their healthy peers<p>Brain scans have highlighted “striking” differences between the brains of young men with antisocial behavioural problems and those of their …

The Brain

WATCH: 13-Year-Old Comedian Comes at Trump on 'America's Got Talent'

<b>Lori Mae Hernandez</b>, 13, received a well-deserved standing ovation from the judges on Tuesday's episode of <i>America's Got Talen</i><i>t.</i><p>Hernandez has been doing stand-up comedy since the age of ten, when her father was diagnosed with Bell's Palsey and it became difficult for him to smile.<p>In her routine, she …

Babysitter

In cult of TCM, front row is lined with filmmakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Turner Classic Movies, that bastion of black-and-white, holds a unique place on the dial and in the hearts of cinephiles. In a continuous, commercial-free stream, much of the history of Hollywood is on view, 24/7, for sampling and binging — an uncorrupted corner of celluloid …

Filmmaking

The 1 science-based technique that will improve every email you write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us to …

AOL

19 Tumblr Posts About Beyoncé Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

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5 Documentaries That Perfectly Explain Society's Problems

I'm fairly certain I've mentioned this on the site previously, but I love documentaries. It's common knowledge among the people I know that …

Bang Gang: a modern love story about sex, teens and syphilis

Director Eva Husson spins the bottle with a group of French teens searching for meaning in mindless sex – and explains how she related to their lives<p>In spring 1996, a young teenage boy went to see a local nurse with embarrassing symptoms. He was a resident of Conyers, a quiet upper-middle-class …

Love Stories

But How Sexy Is This Compilation of Sexiest Movie Scenes, Really?

Real question.<p>Is there a moment when women clad in nothing but lingerie become <i>too many</i> women clad in nothing but lingerie?<p>That's not rhetorical—I'm not really the target audience for this, so I'm curious.<p>This video, a compilation of the "sexiest female moments in film"—hot damn—is your test:<p>I don't …

Music Videos

Dog Owner Is Photoshopping Their Shiba Inu Into Famous Photographs And It’s Hilarious

What separates humans from dogs? The answer is obvious. Dogs can't use Photoshop. If they could they'd be photoshopping pictures of humans all day …

Bill Gates

This hero made a Tumblr to shame shameless marketing campaigns

By now, we’ve all experienced it in one way or another: you’re casually browsing a website when a promo suddenly pops up asking you to sign up for a new service or special offer. But while there’s nothing wrong with a little marketing, recently websites have been growing exceedingly shameless in …

Yoga Hosers trailer: Kevin Smith movie features Canadian bratwurst Nazis

The first minute or so of the new trailer for Kevin Smith’s <i>Yoga Hosers</i> sets it up as your standard high school comedy. Harley Quinn Smith (Smith’s …