Maria Basile

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I Tried $228 Worth Of Setting Powder — & This Was The Best One

Superstition runs in my family the way athletic prowess or blue eyes run in others. The constant fear is that, if someone doesn't knock on wood three …

Rethinking the Beach Read

Is there a more backhanded compliment than calling a book “a good beach read”? Fair or not, the “beach read” label indicates a certain lack of heft—both metaphorically and literally. Certainly nobody really wants to carry a massive new hardback in their tote bag, but does a lightweight book also …

What We’re Reading This Summer

“Maybe Esther,” by Katja Petrowskaja<p>This book took a long time to get to me. Katja Petrowskaja and I were close friends in Moscow in the nineteen-nineties. Then she moved to Berlin, and we have seen each other sporadically since. A couple of years ago, she published “Maybe Esther,” her first book, …

Books

9 Things To Do When You're Single & Not Dating Anyone

Whether you're newly single or have been for a while, trying to figure out what to do with your time when you're not dating anyone can be difficult. …

Journaling For Mental Health Can Help Your Mood In These 8 Ways

Journaling was long thought of a practice reserved for us writers (and middle schoolers who have a top-secret diary), but that's no longer the case: …

11 Summer Candles Under $20 That Will Make You Feel Like You're On A Tropical Island

With tons of fragrant candles on the market, it can be hard to pick and choose the best summer candles for your home or apartment. But, finding the …

11 Staycation Ideas For Adults That Feel Ultra Luxurious

Summer is the season for rest and relaxation, but let's get real: if you're on a budget, balancing student loans, or living paycheck to paycheck, …

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Meg Wolitzer’s <i>The Female Persuasion</i> (Chatto) is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life.<p><i>Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A</i> (Bodley Head) by Danielle Allen, a memoir about the loss of a beloved cousin, is …

Books

Ukulele Night

Have you always wanted to learn the ways of playing the “uke”? I know that I have. My friends from Hawaii love to get together, jam, and try …

9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein …

Female founders give scrubs a functional, fashionable makeover

The FIGS brand brings flare and functionality to high-quality scrubs, nurses’ uniforms, and lab coats.<p>Former med student Heather Hasson was out to coffee with her nurse practitioner friend when she first cast a wary eye on what she wore—big, boxy medical scrubs with a label on the back that boldly …

How to Write a Book: The Complete Guide

You have a book inside of you. Perhaps you have a great story idea. Maybe people have told you, “Your life should be made into a book!” Or maybe you …

Writing

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Mary Karr Reminds the World That David Foster Wallace Abused and Stalked Her, and Nobody Cared

Memoirist and poet Mary Karr, whose name has long been saddled to that of her worshipped ex David Foster Wallace, is now tweeting that Wallace …

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

<b>Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists.</b><p>The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are - and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day.<p>Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found their …

Mutations

People, Pages And Places: 3 Pillars Of Patient And Professional Placements

Picking up on any peculiar patterns in this post? We live in a world where unexpected relationships between individuals, how they speak and what they …

Advertising Industry

To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

• <b>Prioritize:</b> To have the space for creative work, you need to have a clear picture of what you’re doing in any given moment. The clearer your priorities, the more focused you can be on the task at hand. The <i>Getting Things Done</i> system can keep distractions out of your head, and in a “trusted system.” …

Creativity

As Political Uncertainty Around Health Care Mounts, Your Company Needs To Step Up

I have a hereditary cancer syndrome, which means I have to take costly tests–and that I’m afraid to work for companies without good health benefits.<p>New Year’s Eve, 2013: I had just returned to New York after living and working for more than a decade abroad in countries with universal health care …

Mather Hospital plans to join Northwell

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson on Thursday said it has signed a letter of intent to join Northwell Health.<p>Mather would become …

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What Is an Unreliable Narrator and How Can I Identify One?

In fiction, as in life, an unreliable narrator is a character who cannot be trusted. Either from ignorance or self-interest, this narrator speaks …

Creative Writing

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …

GOP Medicaid cuts would hurt much more than health care

The program contributes to lower dropout rates, more college degrees, higher earnings, emptier jails and thriving economies. In short, the American dream.<p>The Senate’s new health bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, proposes even deeper cuts to Medicaid than the House bill. At risk is a program …

Health Care

This writer is erasing ‘Infinite Jest’ to find the poetry left behind

For many, “Infinite Jest” is a kind of sacred work. A magnum opus that can challenge readers simply to finish. The “defining work of the 1990s.” One …

Literature

Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress

With stress levels on the rise, more people than ever are turning to yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices with the aim of improving mental …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

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