Karissa Meyer

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America, Bye: Why Black America Is Leaving While Staying Put

How the rest of the world views American violence and police

<b>BATON ROUGE.</b><p>St. Paul.<p>Dallas.<p>The latest case in Baltimore.<p>And back to Baton Rouge.<p>Violence involving American police officers and civilians can read like a never-ending tour of death in 2016. And with the past weekend’s latest fatal eruption in Louisiana, ahead of the Republican and Democratic …

Law Enforcement

The Narcissist Next Door

Does this sound like anyone you know?<p>*Highly competitive in virtually all aspects of his life, believing he (or she) possesses special qualities and abilities that others lack; portrays himself as a winner and all others as losers.<p>*Displays a grandiose sense of self, violating social norms, …

Psychology

"That's Not Fair!" -- Teaching Young Children About Race And Racism, Respect And Diversity

In response to recent police violence against Black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and the killing of five police officers in Dallas, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña issued an open letter to colleagues and families. We now know that three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge, …

Make These Books Your Next Beach Reads

What if this year, instead of tossing an easy, breezy book in your beach bag, you spent your downtime with something a little more substantive? Here, <i>Glamour's</i> philanthropic initiative, The Girl Project, has assembled some of our favorite, most inspiring books—we guarantee each of them will help you …

An unexpected thing happened when this college required less data on their applications: Students sent more

<i>Kristin Tichenor, a senior vice president at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, steps into the debate over whether to require standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT from applicants, with an account of what happened when they dropped the requirement in hopes of encouraging</i> …

College & University

A New Take On a Christmas Tradition

Starbucks® Christmas Blend Vintage 2015<p>You’re going to love this year’s more pronounced spicy and sweet flavor, thanks to our expertly aged Sumatran …

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus review - brings feminism to the fantasy of unrequited love

The US feminist cult classic of the 1990s finally gets a British publication<p><i>I Love Dick</i> has the status of a cult novel among young feminists and fashionistas. Lena Dunham is a fan. Sheila Heti says reading it tore down assumptions “of what the form can handle”. Part memoir, part fiction, Kraus’s …

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Religion

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

The war on women is not a war at all: It’s a one-sided assault by sad, insecure little men

Conservatives don’t give a damn about the direction of the culture. They just want to control women’s bodies<p>The so-called 'war on women' is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative men, drunk on power, calling women sluts and then rolling up their sleeves and knocking us back into …

18 Things White People Should Know/Do Before Discussing Racism

Discussions about racism should be all-inclusive and open to people of all skin colors. However, to put it simply, sometimes White people lack the …

White People Talk About Their White Privilege

The point is not whether we choose to acknowledge or ignore the impact of race, but how white privilege defines all aspects of American life.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>It started as so many great ideas do: on a Saturday morning, lying in bed watching SportsCenter, and talking to …

White Privilege

When I’m Gone

Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only …

The internet is making racial insensitivity in pop culture almost impossible to fight

Today’s pop stars embrace their roles as political figures. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé identify as feminists. They speak out on gender equalityand …

The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

These 13 Cards Are Perfect For Your Anxious Friend

As someone who deals with social anxiety, I know the importance of having friends who support my needs and understand how social anxiety functions. …

Self-help

20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Knowing what separates good writing from bad writing is a challenge that every author faces at one time or another in his or her career. With an …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Book: The 5-Draft Method

Not too long ago, a friend asked me to read his book. He’d written a rough draft and wasn’t sure what to do after that. After reading it, I explained …

Writing

Miss Literati Is Closed | Miss Literati

After several years of writing our story, the final chapter of Miss Literati is upon us. The site accepted its last story and shut down on Tuesday, …

Facebook

5 Ways To Find New Story Ideas

One of the questions authors are asked most often is how they get their ideas. Unfortunately, there isn't a secret idea speakeasy where you can buy them in bulk (or if there is, no one has ever given me the password). There are, however, some steps you can take to generate new ideas when you're …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

The definitive guide to naming your characters

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Like it or not, names have a huge influence over how we perceive their bearers. The right name can establish a character’s …

J. K. Rowling

Writing Wednesdays: The Second Act Belongs to the Villain

By Steven Pressfield | Published: October 22, 2014<p>I learned this from Randall Wallace (<i>Braveheart</i>), who learned it from Steve Cannell, the maestro of …

5 Things I Wish Every Author Knew

In my work with authors I see every kind of personality, and I've seen firsthand all the ways writers trip themselves up. In my book, <i>What's Your Book?,</i> I wrote about an irony I've noticed -- that the two seemingly opposing mindsets of "I am special" and "I am shit" both paralyze writers in similar …

5 Point Checklist To Help Writers Get to Know Their Characters Thoroughly

<i>By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund</i><br>Reviews are starting to roll in for my new YA novella, <b>THE VOW</b>, published by Harper Collins.<br>Considering the length …

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

Creative Writing

10 Habits You Should Abandon Now to Improve Productivity

They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce — so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business …

The Best Time to Write and Get Ideas, According to Science

What does your ideal day look like? Would you believe there’s a scientifically correct answer to the question?<p>Research into the human body—its …

Creativity