Malack Al-Haraizeh

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9 Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Writer

If one of your goals for 2017 is to become a better or more frequent writer, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you along the way. We …

13 Weird And Wonderful Facts About Your Favorite Books As A Kid

"Where The Wild Horses Are"?

​the womanhood project is the new photography platform urging women of the world to unite

We meet the magic minds behind the exciting new feminist platform.<p>They say the best things come in pairs, which couldn't be truer for creative collaborators Sara Hini and Cassandra Cacheiro. Born in Algeria, but moved to Montreal at a young age, Sara always felt like the odd one out. With her …

Rape is a crime in war and peace. Australia must step up and prosecute war crimes | Van Badham

With 100 Australians fighting for Isis, parliament should follow the lead of France, Germany and the UK in legislating against war crimes domestically<p>In August 2014, Nadia Murad was a 21-year-old Yazidi student living in Kocho, northern Iraq, when Islamic State (Isis) fighters seized the town. They …

Oh, How They All Laughed

When Robert Fulton insisted that he could build a commercially viable steamboat, they laughed. But in 1807 his ship the North River Steamboat chugged its way up the Hudson River, and just like that the laughter stopped.<p>Similarly, when Louis Pasteur posed his theory that diseases were carried by …

Nobel Prize

​When Your Teenage Romance Turns into Domestic Violence

A 19-year-old feminist is not who you'd except to stay in an abusive relationship. But the reality is, it can happen to anyone, at any age.<p>There was always an intensity to Theo*. I didn't really understand it, but it consumed me. We met when I was 17, sitting beside a friend's pool, my feet dipped …

After wave of anti-abortion laws, US sees signs of women taking drastic measures

Five years into a surge of anti-abortion legislation, experts say women are increasingly turning to dangerous methods to end their pregnancies<p>“I came across your instructions on the abortion pill and decided to use it for an at home abortion after finding pills online. I took the pills 2.5 weeks …

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

My four-year-old son is sexist - so who's to blame?

My son is a sexist. As much as a four-year-old can be sexist, at least.<p>He’s started conforming to very old fashioned stereotypes: pink is girlie, Mummy’s not allowed to play with male action figures, girls don’t do the driving (or hold toy guns – for fear of breaking a nail, presumably) and, of …

Jurassic World

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

Want to have better conversations? It's time to break up with these pesky bad habits.<p>Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are …

Self-help

Sexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in China

The Chinese Internet was awash in debate over sexism Monday, spurred on by an unlikely subject: parking lots.<p>On Saturday night, the Qianjiang Evening News, a state-run newspaper, reported that since March, a highway service area in the eastern metropolis of Hangzhou had been offering extra-large …

Celebrate Short Story Month With These 17 Stellar Short Stories By Contemporary Writers

You can read ‘em all on the Internet, folks.<p>We’re now in the throes of Short Story Month, a gleeful celebration of fiction writing with a word limit. Short stories are typically classified as any work amounting to fewer than 7,500 words, but of course, there’s much more to the form than …

Books

Elijah Wood Calls Out Hollywood’s Pedophile Problem

Former child star Elijah Wood has spoken out on Hollywood’s pedophilia crisis. But in an industry notorious for turning its back on the issue, will …

Schoolchildren with no shoes on 'do better and behave better in the classroom', research shows

Schoolchildren who attend their lessons wearing no shoes are likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who wear them, a decade-long academic research has revealed.<p>‘Shoeless’ children are more likely to arrive to school earlier, leave later and read more, according to new research …

After years of alleged bullying, an Ohio teen killed herself. Is her school district responsible?

By Yanan Wang<p>, Reporter<p>Growing up, Emilie Olsen had an infectious smile, a love for horses and a perfect attendance record. She was a straight-A student and an excellent volleyball player. Emilie “had an extremely sweet spirit about her,” a family friend recalled.<p>On Dec. 11, 2014, the 13-year-old …

Middle School

Everyday sexism: Laura Bates at TEDxCoventGardenWomen

Want to be a successful writer? Rise early

Aspiring authors should follow the advice of the greats: keep a notepad by your bed, read voraciously and write even more so. But one nugget of wisdom may have been missing over the decades: wake up early.<p>An infographic based on <b>Mason Currey's book, Daily Rituals</b>, shows how much time authors such as …

Ludwig van Beethoven

Why suicide rates spike in spring

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and woodland creatures are literally coming out to play—it’s like a Disney movie out there. But while springtime <i>seems</i> hyper-cheerful, not everyone feels that way. For some people, the season can be especially tough, and sadly, research shows that suicide …

Jumping Rope with Cat Intestines Is Part of Learning, Says High School

The intestinal fun time was all part of a lesson plan, the school district says, but PETA is not amused.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>PETA Blasts Justin Bieber for Posing with Allegedly Abused Tiger</b><p>Earlier this month, video surfaced of a bunch of high school students at San Antonio's Winston Churchill High using …

CIA "Accidentally" Deletes Only Copy Of Confidential 6,700-Page Torture Report

First it was the IRS, which several years ago launched countless headlines, and much laughter, when it announced the emails of Lois Lerner targeting …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

A boom in certain industries means that some parts of the country are seeing remarkable job growth.<p>3:56 p.m. Today3:56 p.m. July 6, 2018<p>Will SlamAd …

George Zimmerman Auctioning Off Gun He Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

<b>Updated 6:15 p.m. ET</b><p>George Zimmerman, who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 and was acquitted of all charges in the case, said Thursday that he was auctioning off the gun that he says he used in that incident.<p>The 9 mm pistol was initially listed for sale on …

Teach Private Parts Safety to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

Former police officer and mother describes how to better protect your child from sexual abuse by teaching private parts safety.<p>Shutterstock<p>We've seen …

Doctors want protection to ‘opt out’ of assisted suicide: ‘I just don’t feel killing them is compassionate’

Over her last few years of practice, Dr. Nancy Naylor helped the dying of the small Ontario town of Strathroy leave this world without pain.<p>The …

A Dutch Woman Suffering From Mental Illness Chose To Die By Assisted Suicide

The number of people in the Netherlands choosing euthanasia to end their lives as a result of "insufferable" mental illness has increased in the last five years.<p>A Dutch woman who had been sexually abused and suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for more than a decade chose to …

Man Pleads Guilty After Pulling Woman's Hijab Off on Plane

A man pleaded guilty to religious obstruction on Friday after pulling off a woman’s hijab on an airplane last year.<p>Gill Parker Payne, 37, was on a …

The Surprising Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Writers

Tip your waitress well. She may the next great fiction writer of our times.<p>Many of the most famous authors in history started out working at …

How to stay focused and make good decisions

Humans are clever creatures.<p>We thought up outer space travel, penicillin, and the internet. We’ve come a long way in the past hundred years and consider ourselves the most intelligent beings around. And yet, we make irrational decisions to this day.<p>We’d rather stay at a job where we’re unhappy than …

US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, …

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