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Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Greatest Writing Advice

Today, if you can believe it, makes it ten years since we lost one of the greatest American writers—and, no matter how he tried to deny it, one of …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Why Do We Have Men's and Women's Bathrooms Anyway?

The recent introduction of laws that regulate whether transgender people can use the facilities that align with their gender identities has brought …

Unquiet Minds Make Absorbing Reading In 'Imagine Me Gone'

Mental illness has long been a mainstay of literature, from <i>Don Quixote</i> and <i>Jane Eyre</i> to <i>Mrs. Dalloway</i> and <i>Madame Bovary</i>. And why not? It's interesting. Novels like <i>Crime and Punishment</i> and <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> find cultural insights in the tumult of nonconforming, besieged minds. Others, like Jeffrey …

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

But according to Scotty McLennan, a lecturer in political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the school's former dean of religious life, limiting ourselves to manuals and biographies and case studies means we're missing something big.<p>Some of the most valuable insights into the …

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a YA Author

You might need to get a second job.<p><b>1. You will get rejected hundreds of times.</b> I have a spreadsheet of all the times I've been rejected — by editors, agents, publishers — and it's hundreds of lines long. It took me three or four years to get my first short stories published, and longer until I sold …

Dandelion Root Tea: Natural Alternative Cure For Cancer

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're looking for an indoor plant that's both decorative <i>and</i> edible, look to the world of fruit trees! <b>While many grow to be enormous in the wild and are native</b> …

Living Rooms

Beyond “Infinite Jest”

What if an author put forth goals for his fiction so intelligent yet modest, so comprehensive yet dignified, that the reader would not—could not—forget them? Something like this happened to David Foster Wallace when he sat for an interview with Larry McCaffery, for the summer 1993 issue of the</i> …

13 Healthy Smoothies to Get You Back on Track After the Holidays

When the holidays inevitably come to a close, we’re all left feeling a bit… blah. Maybe it’s all the salt from the perfect ham or the mounds of sugar from the dozens of Christmas cookies we inhaled (no judgement here!). What you really need to conquer that feeling is a smoothie to get back to your …

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How Your Beliefs Can Sabotage Your Behavior (And What You Can Do About It)

Recently, I've been learning more about the link between our beliefs and our behaviors. If you're interested in actually sticking to your goals, building better habits, and reaching a higher level of achievement, then you'll love the research and ideas in this post.<p>There are many reasons why it can …

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Find Your True Self Through Silence

Many great spiritual traditions honor the practice of silence as a way to deepen the connection to our innermost selves.<p><i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are..." -- Gunilla Norris<p>Many …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

The Important Difference Between Joy and Happiness

Something that has been very helpful to me is changing the way I communicate with myself. During my internal dialogues I stop asking the question 'what will make me feel happy today?' and replace it with 'what choices can I make today so I will continue to be in a state of joy tomorrow?'<p>This is an …

Happiness

6 Questions You Seriously Need To Ask Yourself

What is a good life? We spoke to philosopher Mark Rowlands to find out.<p>Life, eh. What it's all about? We might not have the right answers, but we do have some of the right questions.<p>BuzzFeed spoke to Mark Rowlands, a Welsh writer, philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, …

21 Pieces of Writing Advice From Stephen King

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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

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Write What You Wish to Write

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

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