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Comment on 6 easy ways to improve readability in 5 minutes or less by Mark Elmo Ellis

James,Excellent post, and I think you said it in the most brief yet succinct manner possible! (That was the idea of the post, wasn’t it? Ha-ha!)I’ve …

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Narrating Dreams & Visions

Writers receive lots of advice on making their scenes feel real. But what if a scene isn’t real in your story? Even stranger, your protagonist might …

Let these apps illuminate the words that you could not find 🎶

Dear writer,<p>How many words have you written today?<br>We heard you’re facing obstacles:<br>like writer’s block and keeping distractions at bay.<br>It sounds pretty dire. We’re writers too – we also stray.<p>Still, we hate that you’re having these problems – they’re pretty biting.<br>So in our series of …

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How to See the Total Solar Eclipse, No Matter Where You Are

Starstruck<p>Skywatchers around the world can see a supermoon eclipsing the sun via live feed.<p>Starstruck<p>Lucky skywatchers in Southeast Asia get a rare front-row seat to a total eclipse on March 8 and 9, and Pacific islanders will see a still-dazzling partial eclipse. But the rest of the world doesn’t …

6 Things The Downton Abbey Finale Got Right, & 5 Things It Got Wrong

After six seasons, a timeframe of roughly 13-and-a-half years, one war, countless marriages, untimely deaths, and cups of tea, <i>Downton Abbey</i> came to a …

What do you see in this picture? I glimpse the darkness of European fears | Jonathan Jones

I can insist this is an image of heroic, defiant, brave refugees, trying to make us live up to our liberal values. But to terrified European eyes they are the other, the enemy<p>It is only when you notice the railway lines that all the historical echoes converge. On a train line between Greece and …

Birth Photography Contest Winners Provide a Rare Look at Childbirth

Every year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers calls for entries into their image competition – and this year’s birth …

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

Why We Should Stop Using Smartphone in Bed

We’re living in a tech obsessed world and you hear it time and time again: we need to put our smartphones away – especially when we’re getting ready …

Why brains are beautiful

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1226000/1226837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534398370_0909c2c465d4efe11a7137b37860cc3d<p><b>When I picked up the human brain in my hands, several things ran through my mind. My immediate concern was I might drop it or that it would fall</b> …

The Brain

A mini world war rages in the Syrian province of Aleppo

Across the olive groves and wheat fields of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a battle with global dimensions risks erupting into a wider war.<p>Russian warplanes are bombing from the sky. Iraqi and Lebanese militias aided by Iranian advisers are advancing on the ground. An assortment of Syrian …

Three books that detail the biology of love

"I think I can stop taking my antidepressant," a friend told me. She recently started dating someone whom she refers to as her "human drug." It turns out there may be science to prove that. In honor of Valentine's Day, we rounded up some insights from recent books into the biology of love.<p><b>The</b> …

6 special Valentine's Day customs from around the world

The origins of Saint Valentine and Valentine's Day are a bit murky, but we know it started in the ancient Roman days. Since then, cultures all over …

Mother of one of the Columbine shooters: 'I prayed that he would die' so the killing would stop

In an interview that aired on "20/20" late Friday, Sue Klebold told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that before the attack she considered herself a parent who would have known something was wrong.<p>"I think we like to believe that our love and our understanding is protective, and that 'If anything were wrong …

Sandy Hook School Shooting

Can You Spot a Liar?

Probably not. But here are some techniques grifters use, courtesy of Maria Konnikova and her new book about con artists.<p>In November, I came across a story that made absolutely no sense to me. A 33-year-old consultant named Niall Rice gave $718,000, little by little, to two Manhattan psychics who …

Psychology

Are your opinions really your own?

The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.<p>The downstairs room of a central London pub is not where most psychologists would choose to stage an experiment in decision-making, but for Daniel Richardson it is ideal. A researcher at …

Psychology

'We know so little about so much': Robert Newman talks skulls, science and psychology

The comedian talks us through why Freud was was wrong, Isaac Newton’s brain capacity and why thinking of the brain as a ‘wet computer’ is an error<p>I discovered Rob Newman’s comedy when I was 16. His shows were relentless: packed full of quotes, arguments, anger, history, philosophy and, above all, …

Four scientific ways teachers can cope with stress

From basic mediation exercises to learning to say ‘no’, there are many simple changes teachers can make to improve their physical and mental health<p>The pressures of teaching can be difficult to manage and it can sometimes feel like you have no time to switch off. So if you ended last year feeling …

Mental Health

A Real Person’s Guide to Understanding Nutrition Labels

Ask any expert how to tell if a food is healthy, and you'll likely hear: “Just read the label!” It may sound simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s …