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Create Your Own Destiny With 100 Quotes to Turn Your Day (And Maybe Your Life) Around

A little over a year ago, I was in a slump. One of the ways that I like to get out of slumps is to turn to people who are smarter than me for good advice. In that spirit, I shared with all of you some of my favorite quotes.<p>I still turn back to that story pretty frequently, and when I was sharing it …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

Beyoncé, Sex Terrorist: A Menace for Conservatives and Liberals Alike

By condemning the pop star, both Bill O'Reilly and bell hooks profit off her body while ignoring her art.<p>Hating Beyoncé unites all Americans! Or so it seemed last week, anyway. From the right, Fox pundit Bill O'Reilly used a segment of his show to express shock at Beyoncé's video "Partition," in …

Hang Up the Phone!

Let's recap shall we? We seem to have forgotten not only proper etiquette when it comes to cell phones and all other devices but the law as well. Have we forgotten that it is illegal to hold a cell phone in your hand and talk on the phone while you are driving? Well maybe not everybody, but …

Is #TeamNatural For Black Girls Only?

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>A few weeks ago, natural-hair website CurlyNikki posted a Q&A with white beauty blogger Sarah Stevens as part of its series …

Women of Color

9 Butt Moves That Beat Squats

Because they're not the only way to get a better butt.<p>Everyone knows that basic squats can make your booty B-U-R-N. The problem: No matter how many reps you crank out, this move will only work your glutes from one angle. To achieve the best possible results in the least amount of time, you're …

Workouts

How to Build Your Mental Toughness: 4 Exercises Inspired by War | The Art of Manliness

Jeremy Hall knew his mission was on the verge of going to pieces.<p>The year was 2003, and the Iraq War had just begun. Hall was a member of a secretive …

Overcoming Excuses and Believing in What You Can Do

<b>“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” ~Mark Victor Hansen</b><p>I still remember how …

My 3 Childhood Best Friends Are Mothers, I'm Not, And That's Fine With Me

Betsy and I became best friends in first grade. Across town, Heather and Elizabeth did, too. When our respective elementary schools funneled into a single middle school, we joined forces and have been emotionally inseparable ever since. Even when I went to private school for our freshman year of …

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Narcissistic, musically flat and boring: The five worst things about the Jay Z, Beyoncé concert

"This Is Not Real Life," read the huge screen behind the stage at the Wednesday night Toronto stop on Jay Z and Beyoncé's summer tour, On the Run. Unfortunately for the tens of thousands of people in attendance, the narcissistic, musically flat, two-and-a-half hour investigation into the concept of …

Wake Up! Morning Yoga Routine

Ever feel like you need a jumpstart to your day, and coffee isn't the answer? This quick yoga routine will get you moving and breathing, and rid your …

Yoga

I'm with Father O'Baoill – yoga is a deeply unsavoury activity | Naomi McAuliffe

An Irish priest has warned parishioners that yoga endangers the soul. It's turning into a rubbery, vainglorious dullard that worries me<p>In an unprecedented move against bendy people, it was reported this week that a Catholic priest has been campaigning against yoga. A missive from Father Padraig …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Having Trouble Meditating? Try This

<i>"Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream,"</i> goes the Beatles song: Tomorrow Never Knows. Ever since the Fab Four went to India in 1968 to study transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the concept of meditation has steadily seeped into Western culture and language.<p>Currently …

How to Write Fat Books: Walter Benjamin’s Principles of the Weighty Tome

<i>“The author is cheating the reader as soon as he writes for the sake of filling up paper,”</i> 19th-century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer admonished in contemplating the ethics of authorship. A century and a half later, Susan Sontag opined that true literature “is actually just this little tiny …

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

Leslie Jamison: confessional writing is not self-indulgent

When Jamison wrote a collection of personal essays she was inundated with notes from strangers longing to share their stories in return<p>Confessional writing often gets a bad rap. People call it self-absorbed, solipsistic, self-indulgent. Who wants to hear another 30-year-old going on and on about …

Joy Williams’s Daily Writing Routine

This omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers endures as the second most popular <i>Brain Pickings</i> article of all time. (For the curious, this is the first.) From the new anthology <b>Always Apprentices: The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers</b> (<i>public library</i>) comes a …

This Is Why I Keep Writing About Race and Racism

Last week I wrote about race and racism, again. It was a hard piece to write, but I ultimately felt like it needed to be written in part because, as Emily said encouragingly when I was contemplating whether I really wanted to write yet one more post about a blatant act of racism in this country: …

The Powerful Way Writing About Your Past Can Help You Understand the Present

There is no better season for losing yourself in someone else's past. Gary Shteyngart on the perils and pleasures of plundering the secrets of …

Literature

The Most Compelling Lines from New Books

This is the season for reading by the beach. Get started with some of our favorite lines from new titles.<p>Lettering: Gillian MacLeod<p>Lettering: Gillian …

Self-Help Advice That Works

We sifted through recent life-improvement books and found the can-do strategies to help you become more successful, calmer, happier, more focused and …

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

This article updated from original, which appeared in <b>Role Reboot</b>.<p><i>"Stop interrupting me."</i><p><i>"I just said that."</i><p><i>"No explanation needed."</i><p>In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We …

Why didn't she just leave?

90 Day Report<p>Progress so far: reporting on the economics of domestic violence<p>October 28, 2014<p><b>Progress</b><i><br>This is the final update, there is no one-year</i> …

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US, South Korea suspend joint military exercise<p>Kim Jong Un makes third surprise visit to China in less than 3 months<p>Meghan Markle's father speaks out …

We must educate our sons to save our daughters

“Whore, bitch, slag, slut,” – these are the insults one teacher says she hears levelled at teenage girls on a daily basis. She described girls being …

Rep. Lucy Flores admits to having an abortion, and Nevada voters don't seem to mind.

Midterm elections are heating up, and the race for lieutenant governor in Nevada is shaping up to be one of the more interesting statewide battles of …

The Princess Effect

How women's magazines demean powerful women—even when they're trying to celebrate them.<p>On June 18, the Hearst Corporation announced that Alyssa Mastromonaco, the former White House deputy chief of staff for President Barack Obama, would shortly join the publishing juggernaut as “an ambassador for …