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Trade Protectionism in the Marketplace of Ideas

Although young people have long been hailed as more open-minded and politically tolerant than their parents and grandparents, there is evidence that …

21 Pieces of Writing Advice From Stephen King

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Stephen King

So Bad They’re Good: Use the 7 Deadly Sins for More Persuasive Copy

I stood on my building’s front steps, freezing, digging through my purse. I don’t know why. I didn’t know where my keys were, but I knew they <i>weren’t</i> …

How to Take Advantage of the Web's Two Most Important Words

Two words: how to. Simple. Effective. Foolproof. Timeless.<p>"How to" are the two most important words on the web<b>.</b> Experienced writers know it. Now you …

Is The Joker the Real Hero of The Dark Knight?

One perceptive Redditor thinks so.<p>Heath Ledger's Joker has been etched into the Batman history books as one of the most memorable—if not <i>the</i> most memorable—interpretations and representations of the villain on the silver screen. His portrayal found even more allure this week, though, thanks to one …

Die Hard

The (Urban) Legend of Ernest Hemingway’s Six-Word Story: “For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn.”

A piercingly dark piece of writing, taking the heart of a Dickens or Dostoevsky novel and carving away all the rest, Ernest Hemingway’s six-word …

Ten books I recommend children to read

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Of course, these days, television and internet compete very strongly with our good old leafy companions, but books are …

6 Polarizing Differences Between Managers and Leaders

In today's climate, your job title isn't your job. Are you a manager or leader?<p>Whether you run a landscaping business or are a wholesaler for electrical goods, you'll be expected to do your job, mitigate risks, build profit, manage your career profile, and be a worker, manager, and leader for any …

Leadership

8 Ways to Boost Team Morale

The economy is the strongest it has been in seven years. Compared to the great recession that started in 2008, these are great times to be in …

BBC Blogs - College of Journalism - Cyber security for journalists: How to keep your browsing private

Cyber security for journalists: How to keep your browsing private<p>Alan Pearceis a journalist and author specialising in cyber security<p>Comments<p>Your browser probably knows more about you than your own mother does. It knows your interests and your friends; it sees what you read and download; and it …

199 Social Media and Content Marketing Tools

The life of a social media manager, content creator, or overall online marketer can be a stressful one. There's so much to do and so much to think …

60 Free Tools for Modern Storytellers

<i>This post first appeared on Medium.</i><p>In the Web age, being an exquisite wordsmith sadly no longer guarantees people are going to read you write. The writer today must also master photography, SEO, coding, and how to extract money from commissioning editors loathe to help out. There’s also the small …

Infographics

Recovering from an Emotional Outburst at Work

It happens — we all get emotional at work. You might scream, or cry, or pound the table and stamp your feet. This is not ideal office behavior, of course, and there are ramifications to these outbursts, but they don’t have to be career-killers either. If you take a close look at what happened, why …

Emotional Intelligence

Ten Signs You're Depressed But Don't Know It

The Centers For Disease Control estimates that 19 million Americans suffer from depression. At some point in their lives, 10%-25% of women and 5%-12% of men will become clinically depressed. This is no fashionable affliction; it is a dangerous and debilitating one. Yet far too many people are …

Are You In A Haruki Murakami Novel?

An elephant mysteriously vanishes. A giant frog is waiting in your apartment. Your cat mysteriously vanishes. Two moons hang in the sky. Your wife …

Lessons in Crisis Communications From FDR

March 12, 2014<p>Share<p>81 years ago today, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first “fireside chat.” In what would become his signature style, FDR spoke …

7 historical figures who wrestled with depression (and how they eased their suffering)

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Abraham Lincoln liked to tell jokes and funny stories, while Franz Kafka relied on a rigorous exercise routine<p>Bruce Levine<p>January 21, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What did Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O’Keeffe, William James, …

Literature

Are you depressed without knowing it?

It always amazes me how long it took me to figure out I was depressed. My dad had bipolar and my sister was diagnosed with depression over a decade ago, so you’d think I’d know the signs. But it still took a persistent friend to persuade me that my low moods, constant tiredness, poor appetite and …

Human Geography

Why Can’t Robots Understand Sarcasm?

Artificial intelligence has yet to grasp some of the finer nuances of human communication.<p>Artificial intelligence and algorithms are capable of stunning feats: Computers can sweep <i>Jeopardy!</i> boards, calculate <b>π</b> to a staggering degree, and tweet every word in the English language without developing …

Artificial Intelligence

Why people still prefer postcards to Facebook - and the death of handwriting

A new survey of 2000 Britons reveals 21st century trends in letter writing<p>These days, there are several dozen ways of keeping in touch with our nearest and dearest: why write a letter when an email can be sent in seconds? Or send a postcard when a holiday selfie can be uploaded to Facebook and …

Social Media

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

<b>Boethius -</b> Consolation of Philosophy<p><b>Burke, Edmund</b> - On the Sublime and Beautiful<p><b>Camus, Albert</b> - The Stranger<p><b>Carroll, Lewis</b> - Symbolic Logic<p><b>Carroll,</b> …

Friendship, for a Healthy Heart

A new study adds to the research connecting social isolation with cardiovascular risk.<p>Generally, friends are good for you. Decades of research link loneliness not just to depression, but to physical health problems as well. A seminal 1979 study reported that risk of death over nine years was more …

How To Build A Human Workplace

If you want to build a Human Workplace, there are a few fundamental ideas you have to understand yourself first and then talk about inside your organization. You have to talk about fear and trust, and you have to make it easy for everybody else in your organization to talk about those things …

The Workplace

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Successful people don't let anyone limit their joy.University of Exeter/FlickrToxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons. Either way, …

How to Use Nostalgia to Your Advantage (Instead of Getting Stuck)

Nostalgia—that sentimental emotion that often sends us down YouTube rehashing our youth—is, psychologically speaking, a useful emotion that helps us …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

How to build vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is an important part of growing up, but adults can also benefit from taking the time to work with their children, says Fiona Barry<p>Good vocabulary knowledge is essential for all pupils in order to access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically.<p>The amount …

4 Ways Marketers Can Learn From a Journalist’s Approach to Content Planning

“Be the media” isn’t just a buzz phrase. It’s a live process and philosophy that brings in leads and moves products and services. It’s the concept of …