Lane Willson

34 Added | 6 Magazines | 17 Likes | 35 Following | 6 Followers | @LaneWillson4th | East Tennessean by heritage and birth, I help folks battle the creature while trying to do the same. Books occupy the remained of my time.

10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018

It’s undeniably good to curl up with a book when the weather is spiteful, as it is to tote one along to the beach—but what about spring book season? Is spring the underdog of reading periods, not yet the subject of clichés and best-of lists but yet arguably the best time to get into a new title? …

Books

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Cancer

How I wrote for 5 publications (including The Mission) in my first 30 days writing on Medium

I created my Medium account several years ago because I was intrigued by all the think pieces on the platform. I paid little attention to Medium …

Doctors network develops national guideline for treating opioid addictions

TORONTO — A network of doctors has developed a new Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorder, including a recommendation of which …

Flea Opens Up About Addiction, Opioid Crisis in Stirring Op-Ed

"There is obviously a time when painkillers should be prescribed, but medical professions should be more discerning," Chili Peppers bassist …

25 Amazing Books by African-American Writers You Need to Read

Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular …

Cybersecurity helps keep hospital patients safe and healthy

The Hippocratic Oath remains a rite of passage for medical students, who often take a modernized version of the oath when graduating medical school.

Medical School

Creating a Writing Habit — 6 Simple Tips

One of the big secrets (hint: it’s not actually a secret) of finishing that novel you’re writing is to get into the habit of writing regularly. …

Storytelling

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

Open Data

When a white author wrote a slave narrative novel in 1967, black writers were outraged

William Styron’s ‘Confessions of Nat Turner’ was a best seller<p>In 1967, America was waging war, both within and beyond its borders. In the sweltering …

David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, the question …

David Sedaris on his new book, 'Theft by Finding'

Ever since NPR listeners heard his breakout “SantaLand Diaries” on “Morning Edition” in 1992, David Sedaris has become a reigning master of crystalline social commentary and blisteringly humorous self-reflection. His unforgettable autobiographical essay collections, written in just the last …

Biographies

World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, <i>The Day the Revolution Began</i>. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the …

Theology

The Life

Ever wondered why history’s great minds including Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marcus Aurelius, Charles Darwin, …

This Bestselling Author of 17 Books Just Gave Some Brilliant Writing Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Anne Lamott is a novelist and non-fiction author with 17 books and numerous essays to her credit. She writes about deeply personal topics, like her struggle with alcoholism three decades ago, single motherhood, and depression. She also writes frequently about her Christian faith.<p>Many readers know …

Writing

Keeping my kids with diabetes alive costs thousands a year. Trumpcare terrifies me.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which would cut Medicaid considerably and allow insurance companies to charge people with preexisting conditions significantly more for coverage. As a mom of four kids — two with Type 1 diabetes, an unpreventable, …

Health Care

'Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, but now I’ve lost my faith'

Jon Stewart spent 14 years attending AA meetings. They got him sober, but at a cost. He asks why so few alcoholics are offered alternative treatments<p>My first day of sobriety was the first day I prayed. I’d always been a staunch atheist; I grew up in Yorkshire during the miners’ strike, and was …

Drug Addiction
College Football

7 Things Men Want In A Relationship

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A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Margaret Eby on Southern Writers and South Toward Home

Margaret Eby's new book, South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature, is part history, part criticism, part travelogue, and part memoir. Her stories of visiting the places that were important to Southern writers are as evocative as the fragrance of magnolia blossoms, but honest in depicting …

15 new books you absolutely need to read in September

After three long months of maxi skirts, a lot of sweat, and cringe-worthy energy bills, it’s finally FINALLY September. It’s not exactly autumn yet, …

Books

Tennessee Man Finds Balloon Released by Grieving Family and Forms Special Bond with Young Boy: 'It Was Fate'

When a deflated helium balloon fell from a Tennessee night sky into James Holt’s backyard on August 9, he never expected it would connect him with a …

Football (U.S.)

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Show Comments<p>Check out more cartoons<p>Cartoons | Get the latest political cartoons straight to your inbox<p>Thank You<p>Trending on Townhall Media<p>Townhall …

"Childhood Disrupted" Explains How Your Biography Becomes your biology -- and How You Can Heal

If you want to know why you've been married three - or more -- times. Or why you just can't stop smoking. Or drinking. Or why you have myriad physical problems that doctors just can't seem to help you with, there's a book out today that's just for you.<p>After hundreds of interviews and two years of …

Mental Health