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George Orwell Creates a List of the Four Essential Reasons Writers Write

Everyone should learn to write well, I used to tell students in Composition classes, and I believed it. To write well, in a certain sense, is to …

Writing

Nobel-Winning Physicist Niels Bohr on Subjective vs. Objective Reality and the Uses of Religion in a Secular World

“The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side …

Equations

I'm Sick Of Our Culture's Bias Against Introverts -- And I'm Ashamed To Admit I Share In It

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>This month, something truly upsetting happened to one of my children. When that happens, as a mother, I get very serious about understanding the roots of the troubling incident, then doing my best to support my child effectively through it. In this case, …

Leadership

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

Are our dreams trying to tell us something – or should we sleep on it?

What are dreams for? It’s one of those bottomless questions where the answer tells you mainly about the person doing the answering. Those who pride themselves on being hard-headed and scientific will say they’re meaningless nonsense or, at best, some kind of boring but essential process for …

Sleep

Reader Question: How to balance writing theory and the actual writing?

What if learning theory and trying to put it into practice stymies creativity?<p>From Traci Peterson:<p>I’m an intuitive/organic writer discovering the …

The Bible vs. the Seventh-day Adventists on the millennium

<i><br>James and Ellen White</i><p>Is the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) position on the millennium in conflict with the Bible?<p>A while back, I came across the SDA</i> …

Why Deep Work Matters in a Distracted World

From the moment we wake in the morning, we’re tempted.Reach for the phone. Check texts. Read email. Scroll through social feeds. Add a few clicks to …

Time Management

The Introvert/Extravert Myth: Here's the Trait You Really Need to Succeed in Life and Business

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on Inc. Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox.</i><p>If you don't know whether you're an introvert or extravert, you live under a rock.<p>The terms were invented by Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung in the 1920s. They've …

8 Things All Introverts Understand

What is an introvert? As Carl Jung once explained it, “Each person seems to be energized more by either the external world (extraversion) or the …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Understanding INFJ Darkness: Getting to Know the INFJs Shadow Functions

“Knowing your darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” <b><br>– Carl Jung, INFJ</b><p>INFJs are very complex, insightful …

Understanding the Quiet Ones

We all know someone in our respective circles who would prefer a quiet weekend reading books, someone who often makes an excuse when asked to join an …

Behavioral Sciences

The Solitude of Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Never lived a man to whom ordinary contact with his fellows was more impossible, and the mysterious solitude in which his fictitious characters move is a mere shadow of his own imperial loneliness of soul.”<p>In a notable passage, Hawthorne has said of his own <i>Twice-Told Tales</i> that “they have the pale …

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Psychology

The Neuroscience of Shadow Integration

My hope is that this article will inspire you to use the power of your own consciousness to become aware of your shadow, to allow it to be your …

The Solace of Surrender

In the West we grow up with the sense that we must learn to take control of our lives. Little is left to the workings of fate. By the time we are …

Spirituality

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Psychologist

There are times when you'll feel helpless that you can't help someone.<p><b>1. Therapy doesn't look at all like what you see on TV.</b> I do have a couch, but people don't lie down on it. And we're not looking at inkblots or doing free association for an hour. People generally come to me with something they …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Psychology

Dream Analysis and Your Inner Voice

Dream analysis is one of the few methods that can connect you to your own unconscious, helping you reflect deeply upon your thoughts, feelings, and unlived potential. This inversion process turns you in upon yourself... to your own resource. Thus, dream work is one of the most valuable tools that …

Can 19th-century literature explain the rise of Donald Trump?

Historians and political scientists have quite the task ahead in making sense of the bizarre 2016 presidential race. Fissures in both major parties …

How 1 Hour a Week Can Immediately Make You More Successful | Inc.com

"Everyone needs a coach."<br>--Bill Gates<p>Together, coaching and consulting make up a multibillion dollar industry. When it comes to making decisions, both individuals and organizations benefit from an outside perspective.<p>Why is that exactly?<p>Just think about it: When you're in the middle of a situation, …

Emotional Intelligence

The Mind of Donald Trump

Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.<p>I<b>n 2006, Donald Trump</b> made plans to purchase the Menie Estate, near Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to convert the dunes and grassland into a luxury golf …

How Multitasking Depletes the Brain's Resources — And How You Can Restore Concentration, With Daniel Levitin

<b>Daniel Levitin:</b> It turns out that multitasking is a myth. We think that we're doing a whole bunch of things at once. But we're not actually because …

Time Management

Want to Write a Novel? The First Rule of Write Club Is: Read

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I absolutely adore books. By extension, I’m big reader. Always have been. I read for pleasure, yes, …

Books

How to Live a Life With Purpose

If you want to live a life with purpose, a life that feels right, you must spend time being quiet, being still - listening to yourself, trusting yourself, being honest with yourself, so that you may discover the gifts you were born with. As the Platonic doctrine of recollection asserts we do not …

What creative people understand about the importance of being alone

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to avoid spending time alone with our thoughts. If we don’t have family, friends or colleagues nearby, we can just whip out our smartphones or fire up Netflix. In fact, we so dislike solitude that we would rather <i>administer electric shocks to ourselves</i> than …

Creativity

How To Win The War For Your Mind

All battles, all wars, all fistfights and bar brawls, all conflicts in every place and in every time (except those conflicts in which both sides …

Mainstream Media