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People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Illustrations Share Hilariously Relatable Adventures of an Adorable Bunny

Artist Kitt Santos digitally illustrates the story of an adorable rabbit who goes on relatable, uplifting, and funny little adventures. Ever since he started the Little Bunny. Big World. project, Santos has chosen to base the main character's ever-changing journey on his own observations, flaws, …

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

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Memories likely can’t be erased: Research offers new clues to how we remember

A new study challenges more than a century of neuroscience and could radically change the way we treat PTSD<p>As intangible as they may seem, memories have a firm biological basis. According to textbook neuroscience, they form when neighboring brain cells send chemical communications across the …

Successful Queries: Agent Suzie Townsend and "A Death-Struck Year"

This series is called <b>“Successful Queries”</b> and I’m posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. In …

24 Things No One Tells You About Book Publishing

Ten years ago, my first novel Prep came out. Three novels later, here's what I've learned about the publishing industry and writing since then.<p>1. When it comes to fellow writers, don't buy into the narcissism of small differences. In all their neurotic, competitive, smart, funny glory, other …

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer)

An epic list of resources, and something for everyone, regardless of experience or role.<p>Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that …

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Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (Dec. 14th)

Looking for some Sunday reading? Here are some literary links from around the web that you might have missed:

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our …

Dark Matter

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BBC launches Young Writers' Award

<b>The BBC is launching a new Young Writers' Award to celebrate ten years of its National Short Story Award.</b><p>The contest, open to young people in the UK aged 14 to 18, is aiming to inspire and encourage the next generation of writers.<p>Both competitions have opened for entries and close on 25 February …

The Definitive Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Fiction Book

The primary goal of this article is to provide resources, <b>to help you in your quest to write a high quality fiction book.</b> In curating these articles …