Sophie Rice

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Ten Reasons Why I’ll Quickly Reject Your Story

This past week I've been judging Writers of the Future. Most of the stories come to us electronically, so much of my day is spent opening files, …

‘See what he did to me. This isn’t love’ – the acid attacks shaming Italy

On the sixth anniversary of her brother’s suicide, Gessica Notaro, a dolphin trainer and former Miss Italy finalist, thought that she would die too.<p>As she returned home from dinner with friends on 10 January, the 28-year-old had acid thrown in her face, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend Jorge Edson …

Sociology

The psychological reasons why we use filler words like 'um' and 'you know' in conversations

Being slightly less eloquent doesn't necessarily mean you aren't as smart, though. Linguists have said those who use more of these so called "filler words" are probably being more conscious of who they are talking to and what they are saying.<p>Michael Handford, a professor of applied linguistics and …

These first ladies vow to fight “barbaric” genital mutilation

Around the world, there are at least 200 million girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). The reasoning behind FGM varies …

There are billions of pounds of plastic in the ocean — but scientists think this machine can clean it up

Plastic clumps and particles account for 70% of all litter in the ocean, representing billions of pounds of material that present a serious hazard to ocean life.<p>But sifting small pieces of plastic out of the largest bodies of water on the planet is a major challenge.<p>Already, machines exist that can …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

Two-Thirds Of Americans Disagree With Trump's Focus On Fossil Fuels

The president promises to boost oil and coal, but Americans' interest in renewable energy is growing.<p>As President Donald Trump prepares to boost fossil fuel production, a Pew Research Center poll finds that 65 percent of Americans would rather the U.S. focus on developing clean energy.<p>The new poll, …

Fossil Fuels

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Russia

ENFJ Personality (“The Protagonist”)

Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love …

Self-Reflection

How About Some Democratic Outreach to Liberal People of Faith for a Change?

Every time Democrats lose an election, and sometimes even when they win, you hear a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth about the cluelessness of …

Religion