Clay Brockermeyer

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Living with mania is one of the toughest parts of having bipolar disorder

<b>For me, mania is the worst part of living with bipolar disorder.</b><p>For anyone who isn’t aware of what bipolar disorder is, it’s a condition that affects …

Alternative history: the dangerous byproduct of fake facts

From Ben Carson claiming slaves came over as ‘immigrants’ to Betsy DeVos ignoring Jim Crow – history is a new frontline in the battle for truth<p>Fake news has morphed into something far more egregious, fake history. Donald Trump routinely lies about himself, his accomplishments, his businesses and …

Donald Trump

It’s crazy out here! 25 books to save your life, right now

The Undefeated staff on books to comfort, inspire — and light a fire in your soul<p>The call was for “favorite” books, yes, but more specifically for …

5 Quotes For the Aspiring Writer From Stephen King

Jump-starting a writing career isn’t very easy. For most of us, developing the skills a good author needs is a matter of time and effort. It just …

Michigan police can have sex with prostitutes during investigations - New bill proposes to ban this

Michigan is reportedly the only state in the US which has a law giving police immunity from prosecution if they have sex with prostitutes during an …

Demi Lovato is frustrated with the people who use "bipolar" as an adjective

We love Demi Lovato not only for her music, but for her mental health advocacy. In an interview with <i>Marie Claire</i>, Lovato discussed how people misuse …

Trump signs bill to repeal Obama-era rule blocking gun sales to some mentally ill people

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Tuesday that repeals a previous rule intended to prohibit the sale of firearms to the mentally …

Guns

Fake news experts share 7 tips to separate fact from fiction

No one is more aware of that than news literacy professors, who teach the critical-thinking skills necessary to evaluate any piece of journalism.<p>We spoke with three news literacy experts who shared their advice for being a responsible news consumer. Here are seven quick things you should do to …

Fake News

President Trump's Untruths Are Piling Up

The need for Congress to figure out why he and his team keep misleading the public about Russia grows more urgent by the day, even if they are ultimately exonerated.<p>Let’s be clear from the start: There is no evidence that Donald Trump or his campaign coordinated with Russia to hack the Democratic …

Texas leaders won't commit to more resources for sex-trafficking victims

How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind.A week after the Texas Tribune’s Sold Out series examined how the …

Child Welfare

Pimps Reveal How They Lure Girls Into Sex Trafficking

<i>By Edgar Walters, Neena Satija and Morgan Smith of The Texas Tribune</i><p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Recent estimates suggest Texas is home to …

Crime

What The Travel Ban Would Mean For Victims Of Human Trafficking

Trump’s orders could prevent trafficking victims in the U.S. from claiming the benefits they need to repair their lives.<p>The president’s executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries has caused a lot of chaos over the last two weeks. And while the order has been officially …

Immigration

This 24-Year-Old Is In Prison For Being a Pimp, But She's Actually a Sex Trafficking Victim

The day after her 23rd birthday, Yvette sat in a Bexar County, Texas, courtroom, facing up to 99 years in prison for exploiting a 16-year-old …

Crime

A new book shows the true financial cost of leading a creative life

In August 2014, Roxane Gay released a series of essays called <i>Bad Feminist</i>. It debuted as a New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller and spent another seven weeks in total on the list. When Gay had negotiated her advance, Harper Perennial paid her only $15,000. That’s about a third of what a …

Books

Banning Books Solves Nothing, And We Need To Stop Now

At the end of 2016, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> and <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i> were suspended from the curriculum in some Virginia schools, after a …

Books

Trump confidants serving as presidential advisers could face tangle of potential conflicts

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump as an adviser focused on cutting government regulations. But Icahn also stands to benefit if his advice is taken: It could make the energy companies and others in which he has a stake more profitable.<p>Trump’s daughter …

Donald Trump
Economics

Resolved to write more in 2017? We have advice for you.

2017 has just begun, which means it's time to make (and stick to) your resolutions.<p>If one of your resolutions is to write more, maybe finish that …

Creative Writing