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How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Critical Thinking

16 Publishers Accepting Dark Fiction and Horror — No Agent Required

Here are sixteen publishers accepting dark fiction, horror, urban fantasy, military horror, and anything that goes bump in the night — including …

9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Emotional Intelligence

Top 10 DIY Infused Detox Water Recipes

These DIY Infused Waters Are Refreshing and Taste Great<p>Despite the trendy name, detox water (also called spa water or infused water) is simply water …

Recipes

Want to better understand the Trump presidency? Give 'Moby-Dick' another read

I have spent many anguished hours pondering how it is that a man of such low character and dubious qualifications occupies the Oval Office. I've spent even longer trying to understand his presidency. I've pored over polls and research papers, absorbed an ocean of think pieces. None has solved the …

Literature

The 26 Most Raved-About Retinols and Why You Should Be Using Them

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

Oprah Winfrey’s 5 Rules to a Better Life

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, the world listens. And with health and wellness top of mind, who better than the woman who has always been transparent about her journey to a healthier lifestyle—struggles, triumphs, et al.—to inspire change. Overcoming a decades-long struggle to control her weight …

This Winter Solstice Cleansing Ritual Will Help Clear Your Mind Before The New Year

Up until a few days ago, I had no idea that the winter solstice was such a sacred, ceremonial, and anciently revered day. TBH, I've spent my life …

Spirituality

Five Books About Writing that Made Me a Better Writer

I started devouring books around second grade and by around fifth grade, I was reading adult fiction along with young adult and middle grade fiction. …

Creative Writing

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

According to experts, the key lies in your fears.<p>From the outside, self-sabotaging behavior seems like a problem with a simple fix: If you realize you keep flubbing opportunities to better your life, simply channel your inner Terry Crews and tell yourself to knock it off already. But the problem is …

6 Great Horror Stories by Women You Can Read Right Now

There’s no shortage of real-life horror stories for women right now. In fact, I nearly included on this list Ronan Farrow’s harrowing New Yorker …

Alien species of moth bigger than a human HAND set to invade the UK

An alien species of moth which can grow as big as a human hand is winging its way to England.<p>Experts have encouraged wildlife lovers to look out for …

'The Language Of Thorns' Will Ensnare You With Dark Magic

The hardest, sharpest, most attractive magic of fairy tales is their power to make you both want to live inside them — and be glad you never have to.<p>Good fairy tales balance sweetness and nightmares. They are candy apples with razorblades inside; kisses touched with poison. Bad ones are nothing but …

Books

25 scary stories by Stephen King and other great horror writers you can read NOW

We live in an age where you can experience horror in a multitude of ways, but a short, spooky story is still one of the purest.<p>The short story is a …

Horror

How to Analyze a Story Like a Master Writer

As writers, there is no replacement for reading as a practice to become a better writer, but studying film or television can be just as instructive. …

Binge-Watching

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian Was Almost a Plain Old Western

<i>Blo</i><i>o</i><i>d</i> <i>Meridian</i>, widely regarded as Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece, tells the story of “the kid” (early on “the child,” and in the final chapter “the …

From Guillermo del Toro to Get Out, highbrow horror is riding high

Highbrow horror is having a pop culture moment, creeping us out while making us think, with a recent wave of "scary movies" that elevate the …

Horror

An Irreverently Honest Literary Tour of New Orleans

It sounds high-minded: a literary tour of New Orleans. But like most things in this crescent city, scratch a bit at the ornate gold crown and you’re looking at fingernails full of paste. For every grandiosity, there is indeed a seedy underbelly, and so went this literary tour of the Big Easy as we …