Denise Parker

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People with anxiety may be hard-wired to see world differently | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - People with anxiety may not be able to distinguish between neutral and threatening stimuli as well as individuals without anxiety, a small study suggests.<p>Researchers designed a sound experiment to explore the brain’s plasticity, or its ability to change and respond to new …

The Brain

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly support someone who's having anxiety to feel safe you're helping them feel better in the long term, too.<p>First I'm going to show you the steps. Then I'm …

Mindfulness

Trail-blazing galactic map shows the age of 70,000 stars

Astronomers say they have calculated the age of the stars on the Milky Way from their place in the colour specturm<p>Astronomers have formed a "revolutionary" galactic map showing the estimated age of 70,000 stars across the Milky Way.<p>Researchers say it shows how the galaxy is formed in unprecedented …

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2015

First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their …

Ted Cruz Created His Own Creepy ‘SNL’ Style Parody Ad, And Bizarre Doesn’t Even Begin To Describe It

Maybe seeing Donald Trump host <i>Saturday Night Live</i> inspired more jealousy than his Republican competitors have been letting on. Without an <i>SNL</i> fellow …

Sam's Club CEO Calls For Diversity, White People Pretty Much Pee Their Pants

P.S., over half of the Sam's Club leadership team is white.<p>The chief executive of Sam's Club is actually being criticized this week for articulating a commonsense and fairly popular view: We need more diversity -- more women and more people of color -- at the top in corporate America.<p>"It has to …

10 Short Books You Can Read Before The End Of The Year

Explore entire worlds, in just around 200 pages.<p>According to a recent survey conducted on FlipSnack, popular books are getting longer and longer. A few of this past year’s weighty tomes serve as hard evidence. Whether the trend can be chalked up to the ability of lightweight eReaders to accommodate …

Books

DIY Dino Egg Oatmeal: Find Your Inner-Child (& the Hidden Dinosaurs)

My name is Riddley and I have a confession. It’s terrible, horrible confession: From the ages of 8 to 14, I seldom (really, never) ate breakfast. There was nary an egg, a piece of toast, or fruit in sight. I have no reason besides laziness.<p>There was, however, one breakfast worth setting an alarm …

Breakfast

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

The Best Science-Fiction & Fantasy of 2015

The end of 2015 marks the completion of this blog’s first year of existence, and what a year to start with: we can’t remember the last 12-month …

Books

Airbnb Hosts Never Have to Set Their Own Prices Again

On Thursday, a new set of tools for Airbnb hosts will go live, amid the happy fanfare of 5,000-odd home-sharers gathering at the the company’s annual …

Supporting Ourselves and Others with Love Letters

My good friend and Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley recently told me that she reads a love letter before she starts writing. Every morning. It’s …

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

Sri Lanka

Anti-gay pastor wants America to repent for fictional British wizard Harry Potter’s ‘homosexuality’

It may be no surprise that disturbing and extremist views were expressed at the two-day National Religious Liberties Conference, mainly organized by …

Harry Potter

Teens using code words over text

- Today's teens are watching their language... Over text that is.<p>A 'kid-code' is being used to chat about sex, drugs, and alcohol on social media... …

12 Ways to Revamp Your Self-Worth

When you have spent significant time in any type of unhealthy emotional environment it is easy to lose track of your worth. If you were given too little, you may view yourself as not good enough. If you have been starving for the love you never received you may be extremely hard on yourself and …

The Foolishness of So-Called Biblical Gender Roles

Taking an unjust system and making it nicer is foolishness.<p>However, this is exactly what many evangelical groups are doing with patriarchy.<p>Patriarchy, at its core, is a system of injustice, where women are not fully autonomous, but are under the authority of men.<p>The <b>Acts 29</b> church planting movement …

LoCoS: The universal language we'll be using by 2065, according to legendary Japanese designer

Yukio Ota is a legendary <b>graphic designer</b> in Japan. As the creator of the green “running man” pictogram that features on <b>the nation’s emergency exit</b> …

The 12 Best Horror Books: Truly Terrifying Works of Fiction

Horror books just can’t seem to get respect. Lately, the literary-genre barrier has never been more porous. Big name literary writers like Kazuo …

Sweet comet is spewing alcohol across space

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's named Comet Lovejoy, and the space rock could certainly make some people on Earth joyful: It's pumping out as much alcohol as in 500 bottles of wine every second, according to Nicolas Biver of the Paris Observatory in France.<p>The discovery marks the first time that ethyl alcohol, the …

Astronomy

3 Secrets to Writing Articles from the Heart

“<i>Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”</i> ― William WordsworthWriting must come from the heart.The greatest pieces are those writings that</i> …

Creative Writing

Michelle Obama Has Created A Playlist Of Girl Power Anthems, To Promote Gender Equality

Written by Emmy Mack on October 12, 2015<p>Say hello to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, feminist and First Lady of funky town. Mrs. POTUS has teamed …

COVER: An unusual vision of dystopia

IT seems unnecessary to call Margaret Atwood’s new novel a dystopic vision of society, given that there are plenty of people in the world of The …

Writing Begins With Forgiveness: Why One of the Most Common Pieces of Writing Advice Is Wrong

Writing advice blogs say it. Your favorite writers say it. MFA programs say it.<p>Write every single day.<p>It’s one of the most common pieces of writing …

9 Things I Wish I’d Known about Writing from the Beginning « Fantasy-Faction

The other day, I had a lovely conversation with a friend who is also a writer. We both have very similar writing styles, but arrived there from two …

Creative Writing

Girl, 12, achieves maximum Mensa IQ test score

Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the 1% of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper<p>• Think you’ve got what it takes? Take the British Mensa quiz below<p>A 12-year-old schoolgirl has achieved the maximum score possible in a Mensa IQ test, a feat achieved by only 1% of …

Albert Einstein

The Wild, Remarkable Sex Scenes of Lidia Yuknavitch

Halfway through Lidia Yuknavitch’s “The Small Backs of Children,” a man we know only as “the painter" enters his studio. He feels trapped in his life and his marriage, desperate to escape what he calls “the devouring wife love hole.” “If he can just inhale the nothingness and dark around him,” he …

20 Simple And Creative Ways to Earn Money

We could all use some extra cash. Whether it’s to pay off your debts faster, save up for a vacation, or buy yourself that new gadget you’ve been …

Personal Finance