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It Begins with One Sentence

How Life Changing Events Can Ignite the True Writer in You<b>“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious.” -Anne Lamott, author</b>Often, when I tell …

Creative Writing

New Form of Matter May Lie Just Beyond Periodic Table

Currently, the heaviest element on the periodic table is oganesson, which has an atomic mass of 294 and was officially named in 2016. Like every …


With Lyme disease on the rise, why do so many chronic sufferers struggle to convince doctors they're sick?

New York-based writer Porochista Khakpour has spent 12 years seeking answers to a variety of strange physical symptoms that have baffled doctors, from convulsions and tremors that feel like a panic attack, to debilitating fatigue. She’s sought midnight answers for strange fevers and painful …


How To Become a Successful Blogger

It takes more than just good writingI’ve been a writer for a very long time. I have no formal training. I’ve learned only by writing and reading with …


Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …


23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.<p>The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to …

North Africa

In 1975, Harvard got a glimpse of Muhammad Ali’s true greatness

The Champ spoke truth to power in a way no one did then or has done since<p>The footage is simultaneously exhilarating and haunting.<p>In the rare …


Sunday Reading: The Beat Generation

The poet Allen Ginsberg was born ninety-two years ago today, on June 3rd, 1926. To celebrate, we’re bringing you pieces about the Beat Generation and the ways it changed American culture. Subscribers can read Jane Kramer’s two-part Profile of Ginsberg, which follows him across America, from …


10 Truths to Keep You Going When Everything Goes Wrong

<i>“Today, on my forty-seventh birthday, I reread the suicide note I wrote on my twenty-seventh birthday about two minutes before my girlfriend, Carol,</i> …


Breathtaking Photos Showing the Moment World War I Ended in Color For the First Time

Breathtaking photos showing the agony and ecstasy of the end of the First World War have been brought to life in color for the first time.<br>Jubilant …

Remembrance Day

We're learning more about how social isolation damages your brain and body — here are the biggest effects

Going without human contact for too long can literally break your heart.<p>That's according to a new study of social isolation published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in May, which tracked more than 1,600 people living with heart failure.<p>We've known for a while that being alone is a …


'Demonic possession is real and victims seeking exorcism should not be ignored': Prominent psychiatrist on the world beyond

It is a phenomenon that is on the rise throughout the world: The number of cases of demonic possession - and demands for priests to carry out exorcisms - is, according to multiple sources, soaring.<p>Medical science remains sceptical. However, a Princeton-and-Yale-educated mainstream psychiatrist …

Columbia University

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …


This sci-fi author predicted everything about the smartphone, now he has insights for our AI world

Science fiction writers are some of the great creative forward-thinkers of our time.<p>Hard science fiction is the particular category within the genre that matters the most in imagining our shared future, where the laws of physics are adhered to, usually with specified accuracy. The debate here isn’t …

Science Fiction





HISTORY OF IDEAS - The Renaissance




2 Forms of Exercise Are The Best Way to Stave Off The Effects of Ageing

Here's how to incorporate them into your life.<p>If you're searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your …


A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …


I’ve Been a Dietitian for Almost 20 Years. These Are the 5 Most Important Healthy Eating Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve been a registered dietitian for a really long time—since 1999. And I've learned <i>a lot</i> about healthy eating over the years. I started in hospitals …

Hung Up

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …


The Simple Exercise That Could Help Calm Anxiety, According To Science

<i>According to the CDC, one out of every five Americans struggles with mental illness. But in reality, that number is likely much higher. Here at</i> …

Mental Health

Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

Like many prolific business leaders, Bill Gates is a great reader. Gates reads about 50 books per year which means he is going through one per week. …


11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

Writing Ideas are Everywhere!

I know what you must be thinking. If ideas are everywhere, why is “writer’s block” so rampant? Bear with me as I try to explain this seeming …


How To Create Weird But Brilliant Food Pairings

How does flavor work, exactly? Why does our tongue like what it likes? James Briscione was the Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …


This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …


5+ Benefits of Squatting and How to Prepare

When you squat, with your heels firmly on the ground and your back nice and straight, you will feel your hamstrings, quads, achilles tendons, lower …