Jessica Millis

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Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

Self-improvement

How do you know that what you know is true? That's epistemology

How do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? How do you know how old the Universe is? How do you know if you are thinking rationally?<p>These …

Philosophy

High school should be more like preschool

A group of sophomore boys weaving baskets in an art class wish their school assigned more tests instead of oral presentations. Photo: Sarah …

Education

Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly

<b>A US dairy faces an overtime bill of about $10m (£8m), after a group of truck drivers won a pay dispute that hinged on some punctuation.</b><p>An appeal court sided with the drivers, saying the lack of a comma in the state of Maine's overtime laws made the regulations too ambiguous.<p>The ruling has been …

Free Inquiry on Campus

On March 2, 2017, roughly 100 of our 2500 students prevented a controversial visiting speaker, Dr. Charles Murray, from communicating with his …

The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare

In 1989, a young professor named Gary Taylor published “Reinventing Shakespeare,” in which he argued that Shakespeare’s unrivalled literary status derives less from the sheer greatness of his plays than from the cultural institutions that have mythologized the Bard, elevating him above equally …

Literature

A Dispatch from the Depths of Anxiety: How Music Helps Me Connect to the Outside World

Ryan Wilson—the black metal mastermind behind The Howling Void and Pneuma Hagion—opens up about his dark battle with mental illness<p>People often write about their struggles with anxiety or depression after they have found some sort of lifeline. They often reflect upon a darker time while standing in …

Deconstructing the 'Liberal Campus' Cliche

Uniformly labeling higher education as a community of hypersensitive, radical leftists is not only a false portrayal, but also undermines intellectualism.<p>Are American universities now spaces where democratic free expression is in decline, where insecurity, fear, and an obsessive, self-preening …

The Key to Writing a Mystery Is Asking the Perfect Question

The veteran author John Rechy discusses the powerful enigma of William Faulkner and the beauty of the unsolved narrative.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Emma Donoghue,</b> …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

7 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Handle Year-End Stress

The holiday season may be all about selflessness, but a little self-awareness still goes a long way.<p>It’s no secret that the holiday season can be pretty stressful. Health experts at the Mayo Clinic note that the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s tends to find people’s usual stress levels …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Grammar Tips to Make You Smarter, From the World's Coolest Word Nerd

Mignon Fogarty is the Grammar Girl. And she is awesome.<p>Does this sentence need another comma?<p>What's the difference between emoticons and emoji?<p>How do I make product names (like the iPhone 7 or 6s) plural?<p>That's a sample of questions that Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, answers on a weekly …

Linguistics

How Colleges Are Failing Liberal Arts Majors

Students get too many soft electives and too few core courses, these experts say.<p>Despite the upturn in the job market, many recent graduates are …

Higher Education

Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown

As the film adaptation of Dan Brown's fourth Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, is released, we present this appreciation of the author by Michael Deacon from 2013.<p>Renowned author <b></b>Dan Brown woke up in his luxurious four-poster bed in his expensive $10 million house – and immediately he felt angry. Most …

Red Wine Brownies Are as Perfect as They Sound

Trust us, you'll be hooked after one bite.<p>One of the many perks of working at Delish is the connection we share with our readers. Whether it's a craft or a recipe, you're quick to let us know what you think about it — and we take notice.<p>That's what happened earlier this month when we shared our …

When Everything's Going Wrong At Work, This Is The Personality Trait You Need

When <i>Shawshank Redemption</i>’s Andy Dufresne is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison, he takes the slow way out.<p>Every night from his cell he digs a little further toward freedom. Each morning he gathers the debris in his two fists and then releases it down his pant …

Teens

When This Mom Attempted Suicide, Her Son Unknowingly Saved Her Life

<i>She contemplated suicide, but when she decided to commit, something happened. Our friends at YourTango share her story.</i><p>He placed his small hands on my red wrists and gave me the clarity I needed at that very moment.<p>It was a Friday night, a time when I should have been planning on what to do for the …

9 mind-expanding documentaries to increase your intelligence

Be honest, now and then we all spend our free time watching various TV series, don’t we? And while some may consider it to be a rather meaningless …

Ten Things Strong Leaders Won't Tolerate

Dear Liz,<p>I love your columns. I’m an HR Manager and I try to lead our company’s HR function in the most human way I can. I have a question about your story “Ten Things A Good Manager Won’t Ask Employees to Do.”<p>This is a great list, but I wonder: There must be things that strong managers won’t …

Employment

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

This Is What I Learned From My Father's Depression

In our South Asian community my dad’s depression is seen as a sign of weakness.<p>It's April 2012. I'm in the middle of making breakfast before heading out to meet my friends at Glasgow Central Station. I turn the stove off and hear my dad call me into our living room. “Shit, I’m in trouble,” I think. …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

USC hosts 'boot camp' for military veterans aimed at easing culture shock of college life

Charena Lafayette served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 13 years, but no amount of military training prepared her for the challenge of completing a rigorous four-year college program.<p>How do you analyze an author's underlying message or frame a thesis in an academic paper? What exactly are you …

Successful Content Curation Strategies in Higher Education

By: Blake Beus. Higher education organizations curating content effectively are seeing the benefits of more engaged, connected learners. Here are …

How to use writing to overcome anxiety, tragedy, or heartache

"You don't remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life."<p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Eviction Notice: The Inner-Abuser Must Go

"Why the hell would she put up with that?" or "Oh, I would <i>never</i> let someone speak to me that way."<p>I can guarentee that you've made these statements at some point in your lifetime. Can you remember when?<p>A thought came to mind as I was reflecting on one beautiful woman I know who has stayed in a …

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted …

Productivity

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Unless your Facebook feed is very different from mine, you must have noticed that wedding and engagement season is in full swing. Looking at the …

Laissez-Faire

8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid

It's good to be smart. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there's another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes, especially in situations that require common sense. The simplicity of these situations and the abundant intelligence of …