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Paulo Coelho on Jesus, Twitter and the difference between defeat and failure

In pride of place in the living room of Paulo Coelho's apartment in Geneva is a fan's portrait of the author. A pointillist work, the huge image consists of the colour-coded coffee capsules George Clooney endorses. The background is composed of ristretto capsules (black), while Coelho's eyes seem …

The Amanda Knox Trial Through the Years

Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety (Guest Post)

<i>“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the</i> …

Mental Health

Ruth Cardello: From School Teacher to New York Times Best Seller

While her children ran around her, Ruth Cardello wrote in the basement of her tiny house in spare moments, worked on improving her craft, and juggled her day job as a kindergarten teacher.<p>Then, when the economic slowdown began, and her teaching career became less stable, she took a leap of faith. …

JK Rowling's brilliant response to fan who asked 'why is Dumbledore gay?'

A fan tweeted the Harry Potter author to say that she 'couldn't see' Dumbledore being gay<p>In 2007, Harry Potter author JK Rowling offered fans some additional insight into her character Albus Dumbledore, when she explained that the much-loved wizard and Hogwarts headmaster was gay.<p>Yesterday, a fan …

How Do You Make Art Last Forever?

• So you’re making a work of art—congratulations! If you want it to endure physically for eons to come, thus imbuing you with a kind of immortality, you should look to the past: marble, granite, wood, rabbit-skin glue, oil paint, and other biological materials are still the most durable ones around. …

41 Invaluable Lessons Books Taught Us About Life

"Books will always be there for you."<p>2. From <i>Exit to Eden</i> by Anne Rice:<p>"Like what you like, love who you love, and understand that being different doesn't make you undeserving or incapable of love."<p>Suggested by Krysti L. S., via Facebook<p>3. From <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i> by Kurt Vonnegut:<p>"Accept that things …

Let Your Wardrobe Do the Talking

For 25 years, style consultant George Brescia has worked with top fashion and beauty leaders including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as the fashion directors at Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor. As a top-tier stylist and the man behind George B Style, his …

Why we need more fictional gay role models like Albus Dumbledore

Despite her fans' pleas to the contrary, J.K. Rowling should be congratulated for 'outing' one of her major characters, writes Chris Mandle<p>They say when you come out, you end up coming out over and over again. So there's no better signifier of Albus Dumbledore truly being gay than the fact that, …

Our Amanda Knox obsession insults Meredith Kercher

A new film inspired by the trial of Amanda Knox, based on a book by Barbie Latza Nadeau, shifts the focus to victim Meredith Kercher. The author explains why<p>When Meredith Kercher’s body was found in the back bedroom of her apartment in Perugia, Italy, on November 2, 2007, no one would have ever …

I was an abstinence teacher — until I got fired for getting pregnant

They wanted me to tell those girls to lock themselves away. But I was never cut out to be a celibacy role model<p>My first mistake at the Jammies for Jesus slumber party was wearing jeans. My second mistake—and please know, I'm guessing here—was sitting on the floor with 10 girls gathered around me on …

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

Happiness

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