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Help Students Beat Writers Block with These Excellent Apps

In the context of helping students enhance their writing skills and after we have reviewed some very good websites in this regard, we are sharing …

Creative Writing

Donald Trump praises Xi Jinping's powergrab: 'Maybe we'll give that a shot some day'

Donald Trump praised Xi Jinping on Saturday after the ruling Communist party announced it was eliminating the two-term limit for the presidency, paving the way for the Chinese leader to serve indefinitely, according to audio aired by CNN.<p>"He's now president for life, president for life. And he's …

More Intelligence Officials Say Foreign Governments Are Attempting to Manipulate Jared Kushner

I’m going to hedge a guess and say it’s probably a good thing that Jared Kushner’s security clearance was recently downgraded, because it sure looks …

This 1 Secret Weapon Helps Successful Entrepreneurs Rise To The Top

Unlike family money or connections, this unfair advantage is accessible to anyone.<p>A few years ago, I was at my wit's end trying to set up payment processing. Three full days of Googling and I was more confused than when I'd started.<p>Because I was "supposedly" a digital marketer, I was too …

Entrepreneurship

John Kelly overhauls White House security clearances

It might have big implications for Jared Kushner.<p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is overhauling the Trump administration’s security clearance process for staff. The decision comes in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal and amid reports that dozens of White House officials, including Trump’s …

Donald Trump

How Being A Better Person Will Make You A Better Leader

We have been told from a young age to be kind and genuine but when it comes to business often times we see people partake in cutthroat and selfish behavior. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to step on the toes of others to get ahead. Find out how becoming a better person will in turn, make …

Leadership

Why Leaders Should Embrace The Human Story

Not too long ago, I was in a meeting in which several remote team members were participating via video. Video conferences allow us to enhance our meetings by seeing each other but it also has some challenges, one of them being the human, face-to-face connections between people when they are …

Positive Thinking

How to write stronger sentences with fewer adverbs

Use adverbs sparingly. At their best, they spice up a verb or adjective. At their worst, they express a meaning already contained in the sentence:<p>The …

'Journalism was like instant coffee, writing books is satisfying, self-discovery'

By Saket SumanNew Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) She worked as a journalist for Asian Age, Frontline and Tribune, but running behind bylines always seemed like …

China Warns It May Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Metal Tariffs

China said proposed U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products are groundless and that it reserves the right to retaliate if they are …

Globalization

Commerce Department Offers Trump Ammunition for His Trade War

It’s not a big surprise, given Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s well-known protectionist sentiments, and the very nature of the rarely used legal …

Mueller’s Indictment Ends Trump’s Myth of the Russia “Hoax”

The President of the United States wakes each day, it seems, to another nightmarish crisis and addresses it as if in a state of frenzied denial. When faced with the hideous reality of yet another gun massacre, this time in Parkland, Florida, he dares not mention guns. (The N.R.A., which spent …

Reading the Mueller Indictment: A Russian-American Fraud

In his first indictments for Russian interference in the 2016 election, the special counsel, Robert Mueller, has revealed the inner workings of a shadow campaign—conceived in Moscow and deployed in the United States—that was far more disciplined than Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. Focussed, …

Physicists Create New Form Of Light

In results published in <i>Science,</i> researchers suggest that this new light could be used to perform highly complex, incredibly fast quantum computations.<p>…

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Education

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

A Historian's 5 Tips on Writing

Kevin Kruse is professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of two important works in American religious history: <i>White Flight:</i> …

Develop Daily Writing Resilience to Succeed

“Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.”—Jessamyn WestThe dead …

Writing

A Three-Step Preliminary Acid Test of Whether You Might Be a Good Fiction Writer

<i>Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24.</i><b>By Joel Gordonson, Author of The Atwelle Confession</b>Anyone who has …

Creative Writing

A New Hypothesis Suggests That Parallel Universes Might Interact after All

A new conception of quantum mechanics rests on the idea that parallel universes exist, and that they interact with our own to create weird and …

Quantum Mechanics

Jeff Sessions May Be 6 Days From Declaring War on the Marijuana Industry

Is this the end of the line for the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment?<p>When it comes to the fastest-growing industries in the United States, legal marijuana …

The 1 Mistake That’s Aging You

Do you think your best years are yet to come? Or, are your glory days behind you? According to a new study from Trinity College Dublin, the way you …

The Brain

7 Tips, Tricks and Reminders For Becoming a Better Writer

The fastest way to become the person you want to be — is to write about the person you really are.<p>Prior to giving a briefing in Vietnam in front of a …

Mark Twain

A hospital charged $1,877 to pierce a 5-year-old’s ears — and it shows why health care costs so much

<i><br>This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog.</i><p>Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, literally called being "tongue-tied," made …

Health Care

Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties

WASHINGTON — A conservative operative trumpeting his close ties to the National Rifle Association and Russia told a Trump campaign adviser last year that he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president, according to an email sent to the …

Donald Trump

Trump's Food Choices Grow More Disconcerting

A new memoir implicates the Filet-O-Fish in a 2,400-calorie dinner.<p>“Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”<p>This 2,400-calorie meal is among the details in a forthcoming book by …

McDonald's

The most important part of Trump’s opioid crisis plan may be overturning an obscure decades-old rule

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a "national public health emergency" and announced several initiatives to combat the problem.<p>That included addressing an obscure rule that the White House Opioid Commission called one of the most impactful measures that could be taken by …

Mental Health

Quantum Weirdness of Light Was Just Confirmed by Shooting Photons Into Space

Einstein is still wrong on this one.<p>Quantum physics' two-faced nature has been put to the test over and over again, and every time it's still damn …

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

Physics

The EPA is taking unprecedented steps to oust scientists who receive its grants

Scott Pruitt is pushing out the EPA's independent science advisers and bringing in industry researchers.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday that will force out science advisers who have received grants from the agency and pave the way to replace them with researchers …

Scott Pruitt