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For Serious Writers Only: Why Most People Won’t Succeed at Writing

If You Think Writing is D****d Difficult, You’re On the Right Track<p><b>“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but</b> …

Creative Writing

To be resilient, face tragedy with humour and flexibility

People who are resilient tend to be flexible – flexible in the way that they think about challenges, and flexible in the way that they react …

Cambridge University

This Woman Was Expelled For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Man On Campus

At the beginning of the second semester of her freshman year at Washington State University in January 2014, Rose was playing drinking games with her …

Title IX

How to write your first novel, according to experts

Everyone’s got a novel inside them, right? According to Richard Skinner, director of the fiction programme at the highly-esteemed Faber Academy, and …

Books

Tory suspended after claims that Islamist extremists ‘rape British girls to create Muslim babies’

The Lewes Conservatives’ president and chairwoman, said she would not want to be part of any organisation that does not allow her to voice her own …

Extremism

Epigenetics study finds fathers pass cold weather "experience" down to kids

While your genes are more or less set in stone, the way they're expressed can be changed by environmental or lifestyle factors, and there's evidence …

Genetics

Widowed father ordered to leave UK against advice of Home Office's own lawyers

A widower who is the sole carer of his four-year-old son has been forbidden to work and ordered to leave the country – even though the Home Office’s own lawyers advised them to drop the case.<p>Andrew Farotade, who is from Nigeria, won a £1,500 scholarship in 2009 to study his second master’s degree …

Aberdeen

A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists.<p>The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, …

Immune System

New Caledonia referendum: call to reject 'colonising power' France

The time has come for New Caledonia to throw off “colonising power” France and take its place on the world stage, the head of the country’s independence coalition has said on a visit to Australia ahead of a referendum to be held in November.<p>New Caledonian independence from France was inevitable and …

Europe

The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also …

Psychology

Nauru asylum seeker's body flown to Brisbane after emotional standoff

The body of Fariborz Karami, the Iranian asylum seeker who took his own life on Nauru more than a month ago, has been flown to Brisbane after an emotional standoff about where he would be buried and donations from anonymous philanthropists in Australia to cover the cost of his funeral.<p>Extended …

Mental Health

The Global Nostalgia Epidemic

Nostalgia has become a driving force behind nationalist movements the world over, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of Brexit. But as …

Mao Zedong

The End of Global Britain

In the two years since the Brexit referendum, the United Kingdom's global influence has been significantly diminished. A country that once punched …

Geopolitics

Exclusive: Blackwater founder's plan to privatise America’s $76bn, 17-year war in Afghanistan

​Donald Trump is expected to ask European countries at this week’s Nato summit, one of the most crucial and contentious in the history of the …

Afghanistan

Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Holy Land (Israel/Palestine Documentary) | Timeline

Documentaries

The 30 scariest books ever written

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Not you? Well, we all like to think we’ve grown out of stories that caused us to beg our folks to keep the landing …

Literature

Daughter of famed sci-fi author reveals sexual horrors she suffered growing up in LGBT home

NewsHomosexuality<p>homosexuality, lgbt, marion zimmer bradley, moira greyland, pedophilia, sexual abuse<p>February 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The daughter …

Curious Kids: Why do birds sing?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Birds

IQs Are Falling All Over The World — Could This Be Why?

With all of the improvements in education and technology, we must be getting smarter as a society, right? As it turns out, we might actually be …

Wellness

Black farmers were deliberately sold ‘fake seeds’ in scheme to steal their land: report

Black farmers in the Mid-South region surrounding Memphis used science to uncover a multi-million scheme to put them out of business and steal their …

Farming

Girl who kidnapped, murdered her Tinder match reveals chilling details in terrifyingly candid interview

<b>Jaipur:</b> In May of this year, police arrested a 27-year-old woman along with two of her accomplices for murdering a man and leaving his body stuffed …

Crime

Was Mahisasur Anti-national? Is This A Nation of Brahmins? | India Resists

<b>Pramod Ranjan</b><p>On 15 February, three days after Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union, was arrested on charges …

India

West Midlands Police paid £300,000 compensation to the family of man who died in custody

West Midlands Police paid £300,000 compensation to the family of a young man who died in custody, it was publicly revealed today.<p>Mikey Powell, 38, …

Compensation

Laurie Penny on The Eton Scholarship Question: this is how the British elite are trained to think

As one of the school’s scholarship exam questions shows, young boys are encouraged to think that humanity, compassion, even sense are secondary to …

The sun may never set on British misconceptions about our empire | Ian Jack

An Oxford don wants Britons to stop feeling guilty about colonialism. But evidence suggests it already inspires more pride than shame<p>What did we learn about the British empire at school? In my case, which is the case for a generation born just before the empire’s long collapse, nothing very much. …

Tudor Period

Winston Churchill's other darkest hours, complicated past may change his legacy

The giant legend of Sir Winston Churchill continues to tower over the British story, more than fifty years since his death in 1965.<p>The role he played …

World History

Detaining Immigrant Kids Is Now a Billion-Dollar Industry

(SAN ANTONIO) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase …

Immigration

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …