Michaela Giordano

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All the Colors on the Spectrum

The diagnosis of autism has risen markedly in recent years, climbing from a rate of 4 to 5 cases per 10,000 people in 1966 to approximately 1 per 100 today.<p>John Donvan and Caren Zucker open this remarkable book with the story of Donald Triplett, a “peculiar” boy born to affluent parents in 1933 in …

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

Body Language

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Mindfulness

Want my fashion advice? Wear whatever you want

<b>Every few months a publication will trot out an op-ed on women's fashion, laden with judgments and subtle body shaming. Last week's "sexy v skanky"</b> …

NYE party makeup tutorial // Bronze smoldery eyes

<b>Dress the Population Zoe dress</b> XS in "antique gold," <b>plunge front bra</b> (cups run small)<br>For today's beauty post I'm sharing a more amped up holiday …

4 Outfits for Studying for Finals

169<p>SHARES<p>Previously in this column, I covered professional outfits for the end of the semester. This week, it's all about what to wear behind the …

5 Adorable Home Goods to Add to Your Wishlist

You can ask anyone -- my favorite thing about the holidays is giving gifts. Though it takes me a while to plan it all out, I usually end up with …

Decorations

Under It

Garance<p>My sisters, I was about to write you a post about feminism just now. I was flying through it, my fingers typing 300 miles an hour on the …

4 Things to Keep In Mind for Your First Tattoo or Piercing

27<p>SHARES<p><b>Tattoos</b> and <b>piercings</b> have been around since the dawn of time, but recently they have been making a resurgence as the hottest accessories on …

Do Skimpy Clothes Force Men's Brains to Objectify Women?

Science can't shut up about how men can't help the fact that they sometimes seem like they might be thinking with their penises because their brains …

This clothing store wants to redefine your perception of female beauty

LONDON — Airbrushing is out, reality is in. At least, that's the message that celebrities and the fashion industry are finally beginning to push into …

Lovely Links: 12/18/15

Weekly Kitty:Baskat.Diane shows a way to make a mini dress and OTK boots feel less revealing. And Katha strikes a perfect balance with her cozy …

Lessons We Can Learn From Seinfeld

Over its nine-season run, the American sitcom epitomised the highs (and lows) of the fashion of its time, celebrating the avant-bland with glorious …

29 Sexiest Lingerie Models of All Time

​As passionate about feminism as she is about fashion, Morgan C. Schimminger spends much of her time writing and editing pieces on everything from …

Hilary Duff Got A Sassy, Short New Haircut

Hilary Duff is ending 2015 with a bang. The <i>Younger</i> actress introduced a striking new haircut on Instagram. Though she's still blonde, she’s wearing a …

Hilary Duff

Rihanna?s Slinky Red Velvet Slip Dress Is Perfect for Your New Year?s Eve Party

Well <i>hello</i>, Rihanna.<p>The singer stepped out in Santa Monica, Calif., last night for dinner at one of her favorite restaurants, Italian hot spot Giorgio Baldi. Let's get this out of the way: RiRi looked <i>good</i>. And with New Year's Eve less than a week away, we couldn't help but notice that her dress is …

Clothing

10 Celebrities and the Sneakers They Won't Stop Wearing

<b>Miley Cyrus</b><p><b>Sneaker:</b> Nike Lunarglide+ 4 <b><br>Why:</b> Easy, she can't stop and she won't stop wearing them.<p>The Nike Lunarglide+ 4 seems the be the dog walking …

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …

Productivity

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Voice of experience: 5 things that established authors would tell new writers

<b>Today’s re-blog—from Roz Morris—might be a bit dated but the info is as fresh as the morning of creation :-)</b>Nail Your NovelA few weeks ago, a bunch …

Announcing the Anniversary Writing Contest

by Joe BuntingTODAY our community, Becoming Writer, became a year old. Becoming Writer is a membership community that turns aspiring writers into …

Paper by FiftyThree: iPad App Toolbox for Writers

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iPad Apps

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 …

Writers' Rituals and Why They Work | Robin Storey

<b>We writers are a weird bunch</b>…<p>For a start, anyone who spends a lot of their time hanging out with imaginary people has to be just a wee bit crazy. And …

Creative Writing

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

6 Monsters Killing Your Writing Ability

When was the last time you sat down to write, and all you could generate was the flashing cursor on your screen? Has it ever happened to you? Recently, I was writing a post for my site and encountered a severe case of "what am I supposed to write next?" I identified these six monsters and took …

Investors Love It When You Use This Writing Trick

Your Executive Summary must immediately answer the question that's uppermost in your investors' minds.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that investors want to see a business plan before they invest money in a startup.<p>Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs wrongly believe the primary purpose of the business plan …

Small Business