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Obama Reveals How The Power Of Fiction Was Important To His Presidency

Reading fiction played a valuable role in his presidency, President Barack Obama said, both as a mental exercise and an escape to “someplace else.”<p>In an interview with The New York Times, published Monday, Obama explained how he sought to balance the kind of fact-based reading he had to do as …

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Books for life

There is something deeply revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence<i>By Adam Gidwitz</i>Read at Aeon


The 17 Most Popular Genres In Fiction - And Why They Matter

<b></b> <b><br>What Is Genre?</b><br>Genre is a style or category of art, music, or literature. As an author, genre controls what you write and how you write it. It …

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Why you shouldn't want to always be happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Are you monomythic? Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey

When you tell someone a story, do you plan it out beforehand so that it’ll sound good? Do you carefully plot what you’ll say, in a specific order? Or …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

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No One Cares What You Do But Your Story Could Make Them Cry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I can hear you objecting already. But it’s true: No one gives a crap what you do.<p>They do care -- passionately -- about something you might not have stopped to consider. Lucky for you and your business relationships, you can learn to use …

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