Erin Stratten

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Why Are Colleges So Hostile to Fantasy Writers?

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.27.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>For decades …

Creative Writing

How Not to Write a Book

The sensitivity editors apparently believe they are entitled to some say in a process they might not understand or respect.<p>A few thoughts on the art …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) | Inc.com

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

The Brain

Donald Trump’s attack on civil rights leader John Lewis, explained

John Lewis is the leader dissenters need in the age of Donald Trump.<p>John Lewis is probably not the person you want to accuse of “all talk, no action” if you’re the big-talking, Twitter-triggered president-elect of the United States. Lewis is a leader of the civil rights movement and a 30-year …

Writing and the Creative Life: Flow

<i>We revel in it when we have it and curse it when we don’t.</i><p>As writers, we know the experience. We sit down to write. Conjure up a scene in our mind. …

People Have Started Being Brutally Honest To Each Other At Work

A US management guru wants us to start being painfully honest with each other at work, and some of London’s most progressive companies have accepted the challenge. What does it take to survive a week in the world of "Radical Candor"?<p>It’s lunchtime at Charlie HR – a startup with offices near Old …

25 Enlightening Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Transform Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Writers of Color Continue to Wrestle With Lovecraft’s Racist Legacy

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 4:30 pm. 4:30 pm<p>H.P. …

H.P. Lovecraft

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Joint and Wrist Pain at the Office

Working long hours at a desk, whether you use a computer all day or some other tool to get your work done, can wreak havoc on your wrists, knees, and …

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity

<i>“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”―</i> <b>Harvey</b> …

Creativity

21 hilariously mangled metaphors | Articles | Writing & Editing

Let’s look at a figure of speech that—when used incorrectly—can leave your readers dazed and confused.<p>A <b>metaphor</b> is a figure of speech that describes …

Your Mind Is Your Religion: Lama Yeshe on practice

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

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