Rhonda Kasperek

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Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

'Multiple Choice' Is A) A Novel, B) In Test Form, C) Fascinating, D) All Of The Above

There are some books that make you acutely aware that you are Reading a Book.<p>In <i>The Game of Literature and Some Literary Games</i>, Elizabeth Bruss explains that, when readers engage with books like that, they make many choices that in turn affect the overall experience. "Literary games," she writes, …

Literature

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant to Teenagers

It’s easy to feel pressure to make the Bible seem cool and relevant to teenagers. What Christian doesn’t want young people to see the importance of …

Evangelical Christianity

How Nitrous Oxide Inspired Early Psychedelic Literature

A conversation with author Mike Jay on nitrous oxide's remarkable history.<p><i>Main image courtesy of Robert Seymour's Living Made Easy series</i><p>I love jotting down nonsensical snippets of conversation I overhear at music festivals, parties, and other drug-friendly gatherings. I've catalogued trustafarian …

10 High-Protein Dinners You Can Make In 20 Minutes Or Less

<b>Get dinner on the table without breaking a sweat.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Kess Smith via inquiringchef.com / Graphic by Jocelyn Runice<p>Coming home after a long day is when all of the Veruca Salt vibes happen. Dinner? Yeah, we want it and we want it <i>now</i>. Sure, a slow-cooked stew or an elaborate …

Healthy Eating

Here’s how to turn off Facebook’s Live Video notifications

It is encouraging people to livestream their daily lives, and even paying media organisations (including Business Insider) cold hard cash to experiment with the format.<p>As a result, many Facebook users are seeing their news feeds flooded with these videos, and are being overwhelmed with …

15 Expert Hacks for Wannabe Successful New Writers

How can new writers become successful online or offline?<p>The January 2015 Netcraft survey pulled the number of websites at 876 million+. Proof there are enough writers online to start a continent.<p>So how can a greenhorn build a writing skill that breaks through the noise to build a raving audience …

1500 Calorie Diet - Following an Easy Diet Menu to Quick Weight Loss

The key to losing weight is to go on a lower calorie diet than your normal one. Just like most of us you probably have quite a busy lifestyle to …

10 ways to feed your family on a tiny budget

Eating frugally doesn’t have to mean dull dinners and poor quality, unhealthy ingredients.<p>Here are ten tips and recipes from the thrifty pros to help …

Personal Finance

13 Protein-Rich Paleo Recipes That Will Stack on Muscle

We all know getting enough protein in our diet is essential for repairing muscle tissue damaged during exercise and for stimulating the development …

How to cultivate winning writing habits

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

35 must-watch indie movies on Netflix

Some nights you turn to Netflix for a bit of comfort food, courtesy of a beloved movie you’ve already seen a million times. Other times, however, …

Entertainment

The 9 Best Tips On Writing From Ernest Hemingway

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Festival beauty trends: 15 hair and makeup trends you need to know about

Festival season is officially here.<p>In between selecting your wellies and digging around your shed for a tent, it’s also time to try out some of …

Hairstyling

How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

<i>The Blunt Instrument</i> <i>is a monthly advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to</i></i> …

This 1-Day Paleo Meal Plan Is Under 1600 Calories (Including Dessert!)

If you're a Paleo newbie, a vet looking for recipe ideas, or just trying to cut carbs and up protein, we have a day of deliciousness prepared for you. This Paleo-perfect diet is loaded with protein (nearly 100 grams!), low in carbohydrates (just over 100 grams!), and clocks in at just a bit past …

The Best Protein for Runners

Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than nonathletes.<p>Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6 gram of protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up), compared with .36 gram for couch …

#Recipe : Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces<br>⅓ cup corn starch<br>2 tablespoons oil<p><b>sauce</b> <br>⅔ cup Franks buffalo …

Roald Dahl's swashboggling words get their own dictionary

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1245000/1245342_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524780243_8c9e25e366f8d0cf00f54105dbe5709c<p><b>Swashboggling and frobscottle are among thousands of Roald Dahl's words to be compiled in a dictionary celebrating the centenary of the</b> …

What's It Like to Be In a Band When You're Living With Bipolar Disorder?

"When you’re manic," explains Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus, "it can be dangerous to have a lot of people respond to it positively."<p><i>- - -</i><p>Lots of music about misery is, well, it’s miserable. Most of the songs that soundtracked my years of teenage angst were explicitly sad in a very specific …

The New Age Bullsh*t of “Just Love Yourself.”

<i>*Warning: well-deserved cursing ahead!</i><p>Over the years, people have cautioned me to not be so serious, to lighten up, and to just love myself.<p>I …

Relationships

Download An Apple Music Track (Or PlayList) To Your iPhone For Offline Listening

You don’t have to be connected to the internet and using data to listen to your favorite Apple Music tracks. Here’s how to download music from Apple’s streaming music service so you can listen while offline.<p><b>1.Enable iCloud Music Library</b><p>In your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch <b>Settings</b>, choose <b>Music</b> and …

Apple Music

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Call yourself a Christian? Start talking about Jesus Christ.

“Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words,” Saint Francis of Assisi is supposed to have said.<p>The aphorism, often quoted, expresses a well-meaning viewpoint of many Christians today. They are concerned that we’ve been too loud, demanding and angry. Now, they say, we need to show the …