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4 Healthy Ways to Survive Being "Ghosted" by a Friend

You may have heard of ghosting when it comes to dating but it also applies to friends. It happens when a good friend disappears from your life without any warning. They stop texting or calling and don't answer any communication you send their way. They may even block you online. Basically, they act …

Disaster Branding: The Importance Of Naming Climate Disasters After Trump

In the future, we should name major disasters after the person most responsible for causing them.<p>Donald Trump knows the power of branding and actually makes huge profits by selling the use of his name. But the power of naming and branding can be a double-edged sword: when a president creates and …

How to take a selfie like a supermodel - your secrets to selfie success

<b>How to do it:</b> Hold your phone at eye level, or a little higher. Turn your head slightly and pucker up, but don't forget the raised eyebrow for a hint …

Biblical signs in the sky on September 23, 2017?

A mirror in the sky to “signs” from the Bible’s Book of Revelation? Possibly. But this same sky scene has been seen 4 other times in the past 1,000 …

June Pet Horoscopes for Your Favorite Animal Companion

<b>ARIES (March 21-April 19)</b><br>Have you ever tried to communicate with your pet? As in, really talk to them? According to animal communicators, it really …

Pets

June Horoscopes Are Here: What Pie Is Your Sign?

Your pie predictions for June.<p><i>The planets keep doing their thing and we keep doing ours (...eating). Which is why the Astro Poets are here to tell you which pie to pair with all your life decisions this June.</i><p><b>Aries</b><p>There are so many new, surprising opportunities coming your way both at work and in …

12 Creative Makeup Looks for Every Sign of the Zodiac

LA-based photographer and makeup artist Kimberly Money just finished her personal project of creating unique looks for all 12 signs of the zodiac. Using herself as a model, she even shot all of the final self-portraits using her iPhone.<p>By switching up wigs and changing up her makeup, Money …

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

Notes on a 'Banana': How I learned to cope with manic depression

When I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder II, a milder form of the illness, I was surprisingly relieved. Joyous even, because after 25 years of desperate searching and working with a string of therapists, I had finally found the answer to what had been seriously disrupting my life since I …

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to …

LGBTQI

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening.<p>In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

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The Things She Left Behind

The tragic 1962 overdose . . . two filing cabinets holding many of her secrets: keys to the mystery that was Marilyn Monroe. As her estate battles for control of her image, the author describes the cache’s revelations—papers, furs, jewelry, and other items—which have cast a spell over several …

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student

A big ruling in the fight for transgender rights — over Ash Whitaker's "simple request: to use the boys' restroom while at school."<p>A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a transgender student's challenge to a Wisconsin school district's policy limiting his restroom usage — a big win …

LGBTQI

Japan’s Suicide Rate is Finally Falling, Thanks to Preventative Measures

Japan’s suicide rate is falling after years of preventative measures, but there’s still much to do, says the Japanese government.<p>Compiled by the …

How To Explain Depression | Women's Health

"My depression is a shape shifter," she says. "One day it is as small as a firefly in the palm of a bear, the next it is the bear. On those days I play dead until the bear leaves me alone."<p>Benaim shares some of her symptoms: Anxiety, insomnia, avoiding friends and social situations, and flashbacks …

Depression strikes teen girls earlier and more often - Futurity

Researchers report a gender divide in teen depression. "Don’t wait and expect things to get better without help," advises Elizabeth Miller.

When Worlds Collide: The Art of World Building

<i>By Jonathan James</i>Who doesn’t love creating a world from scratch? So many of these places take us far away from our humdrum lives to places that …

Writing

6 Important things to do BEFORE you publish that blog post!

Shares 41<p>So you’ve worked really hard and have completely written a blog post.<p>Wohoo! You certainly deserve a pat on your back.<p>Now, let’s go ahead and …

7 Steps To Spectacular Blog Writing

If you have entered the glorious world of blogging for business, congratulations! As you likely know by now, blogging takes a bit of effort on your …

119 – Bad Writing Habits

Some writers start every sentence with “there are,” others can’t stop italicizing, and still others write sentences that never end. We’ve all got bad …

Poets & Writers Theater

“I think it’s really important for writers to understand themselves as artists.” At the 92nd Street Y, longtime friends Eileen Myles and Chris Kraus …

2 Ways to Beat Writing Procrastination and Finish Your WIP

Today’s guest post is by Amina Cavallo. Amina is a writer and audiobook narrator who believes stories carry unique beauty. Her blog, Numawok …

Creative Writing

Warning: Are You at Risk of a Story Collapse?

Show of hands: Has this ever happened to you?You are jamming away at your latest story.Words are flowing. Characters come to life.The realm you’ve …

Love

Depicting Background Characters

Not every person that appears in a story is an actual character. These non-characters remain in the background: standing in line, cheering after a …

Be a Story Weaver - NOT a Story Mechanic

Too many writers fall into the trap of making Structure their Story God. There's no denying that structure is important, but paying too much …

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

8 unusual ways to boost your writing efficiency

Looking to become more prolific as a writer?<p>I previously wrote “13 ways to improve your writing productivity,” and I’ve come up with eight …

Ice Cream Fanboy Joe Biden Is Finally Getting His Own Ice Cream Flavor — Can You Guess What It Is?

Here's the scoop on Uncle Joe's new signature flavor.<p>Former Vice President Joe Biden has kept himself plenty busy in the months since leaving the …