Mickey Sloat

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5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

New York University

Put Your Notes Away

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

The Avengers’ Black Widow Problem: How Marvel Slut-Shamed Their Most Badass Superheroine

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson’s badass agent Natasha Romanoff is once again used to service the storyline of a male hero.<p>The thing …

​3D Printing in Space Is Really Hard

Long-haul space missions are going to need a way to produce their own supplies.<p>One day in the future, humans might jump ship from Earth and move to space. But with resupply missions from Earth proving both lengthy and costly, we'll need to produce our supplies in space. What will we need for that? …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Kat Spears

The process of finding a literary agent or publisher is grueling and filled with rejection land mines. And, once published, there is no guarantee a …

Ted Cruz, creepy misogynist: The “hymen” joke that perfectly reflects his odious worldview

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>A college-era Cruz tried to get the room laughing with a joke about punishing women for sex. LOL LOL LOL<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 22, 2015 2:52pm (UTC)<p>Ted Cruz wants to be the president of… comedy!<p>A New York Times piece about the Republican presidential contender's time on …

Ted Cruz

Jon Stewart destroys GOP candidates over gay wedding insanity: “Are you f**king kidding me?”

<b>(Comedy Central)</b><p>“This election is going to boil down to ‘who do you trust to pick up the phone at 3am and RSVP to a gay wedding?'”<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>April 22, 2015 1:17pm (UTC)<p>Republican presidential hopefuls are being asked the same question again and again and again by the media: "Would you, …

Weddings

Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage

Lina describes herself as strong and independent. Born in Yemen and brought to the U.S. as a toddler, the 22-year-old now works retail at a mall to pay her way through college.<p>"I was raised very, very Americanized. I did sports, I did community service, I worked," Lina says. (NPR is not using her …

Why are teens oblivious to the pile of dirty clothes on the bedroom floor?

Teenagers always have been a mystery puzzling their parents: What was he thinking when he drove down a one-way street the wrong way just for kicks? Why is she oblivious to the heap of clothes piled on the bedroom floor for two weeks?<p>Frances Jensen, a neuroscientist and single mother of two boys, …

Parenting

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

The new argument against gay equality: Same-sex marriage kills

As the Supreme Court prepares to take up same-sex marriage next week, conservative scholars have produced a last-ditch argument to keep the scourge of homosexual unions from spreading across the land: Gay marriage kills.<p>They’re saying that legalizing same-sex marriage will cause 900,000 …

Prescription for Writer's Block

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and …

America’s real education scandal: Teachers go to jail while dysfunctional charter schools get a pass

<b>(Philip Lange via Shutterstock)</b><p>Twelve Atlanta teachers face prison for racketeering, but they’re hardly the only ones gaming our education system<p>Jeff Bryant<p>April 22, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>No one likes a cheater.<p>So you’d think plenty of people would be pleased …

Education

What To Make Of A Study About Gaming And Sexism

A recent multi-year study of German gamers might cast doubt on the idea that sexist content in video games can affect sexist attitudes in gamers. But …

Asexual and intersex TV characters: How Sirens and Faking It brought them to the screen.

A few weeks ago, after an evening feasting on the delights stored on my TiVo, it struck me that every show I’d watched—<i>Benched</i>, <i>Jane the Virgin</i>, <i>Glee</i>,</i> …

John Green sends uplifting message to a fan

Vlogbrother/<i>The Fault In Our Stars</i> author John Green is one of my favorite people on the Internet (along with his brother Hank, of course).<p>He not …

Celebrate National Poetry Month with MashableReads

Readers, writers, poets, lend me your ears — it's National Poetry Month!<p>Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, it honors all things poetry …