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Fantasy Football 2018 Sleepers, Positional Rankings and Top Values

Sleepers and value picks make or break fantasy football seasons every year.<p>Last year's biggest sleeper was arguably New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who started as the team's third-string running back before taking the reins and amassing 1,554 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns on …

Fantasy Football

2018 Fantasy Football Rankings Tiers: Running back draft strategy

Fantasy football owners just can't agree on a consensus draft strategy when it comes to running backs. Most seem to favor getting at least one RB in …

Fantasy Football

Letters: How to Interpret a Poem

Readers debate the meaning of “The Road Not Taken.”<p>America's Most Widely Misread Literary Work<p><i>The text accompanying a new</i> Atlantic <i>video, animated by Jackie Lay, challenged the prevailing interpretation of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” as an ode to individualism.</i><p>Like “The Road Not Taken,” …

Literature

What is Aesthetics?

In the Eye of the Beholder<i></i>Quite noticeably, there is an over use of certain words in the English language–words that are given over to clichés–ones …

How to write a short story collection: A six-week creative writing course | The Guardian Members

<b>Led by acclaimed writer Alba Arikha over six consecutive weeks, this course will give you the creative inspiration and technical skills to start working on a short story collection.</b><p>The world of a short story may be more condensed than the world of a novel, but its emotional impact can be as …

Creative Writing

Scrivener for Mac: The ultimate guide

Scrivener is arguably one of the best, and certainly one of the most popular Mac writing app for serious writers. It's bursting at the seams with …

Writing

The 10 Best Places to Find Quality Short Fiction

<i>Want to sink your teeth into the best short stories, but you don’t know where to start? Check out these awesome literary magazines that champion</i> …

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Short stories are underrated.<p>If you were asked to name a famous novel, or even a famous poem, you could probably rattle off at least a handful quite …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Non-fiction

The 13 Best Poetry Books Of 2017

Here are the poetry collections that we absolutely loved in 2017. (Ranked in no particular order.)

Books

These online writing classes can help you finally write that novel

Writing can be hard, painful, scary work as any author from Maya Angelou to Stephen King will tell you. If you've got an idea for a novel kicking …

How to Have That Talk With Your Son—Without Dying of Embarrassment

Finally, it’s a little easier to bring up the birds and bees with your boys.<p>When it comes to initiating that awkward but necessary discussion about …

Middle School

Christopher Hitchens Dismisses the Cult of Ayn Rand: There’s No “Need to Have Essays Advocating Selfishness Among Human Beings; It Requires No Reinforcement”

Charges of hypocrisy, contradiction, “flip-flopping,” etc. in politics are so much mud thrown at the castle walls. Unless the peasants gather in …

Fantasy Football 2017: Top Team Names, PPR Rankings and Dynasty Advice

Fantasy football owners have more choices to make than ever.<p>This goes beyond the obvious decisions of which players to pick. Before even entering the draft room, gamers have an array of league formats and scoring systems. Most people still take the path of least resistance by creating standard …

19 Ways To Make Your Tiny House Feel Like A Mansion

Let's be honest, not everyone is built for minimalism... even in a small place!

Home Decorating

The Problem With HBO’s Confederate Is That the Legacy of Slavery Isn’t an Alt-History Fantasy, It’s Our Reality

What do you feel when you see the Confederate American flag? For some, it’s a patriotic symbol of their southern American heritage. For many others, …

2 Million People Have Lost Insurance in 2017, New Survey Reveals

The losses were mainly concentrated among young people and people who buy their own health insurance.<p>The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode.<p>The new numbers …

Here's how much health insurance premiums could increase under the Senate healthcare bill

Republicans have made lower insurance premiums one of their biggest promises on healthcare.<p>But an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that once you factor in tax credits, the endpoint premium payment for most Americans in the individual health insurance market would increase under the …

Medicaid is at the heart of the health insurance debate

Back in 2008, pre-ObamaCare, Oregon experimented with the effects of expanding Medicaid to a lottery group of lower income adults to assess the effects on health outcomes over two years. Data was obtained from over six thousand adults who were randomly chosen and compared to close to six thousand …

Why Obamacare is here to stay, even as GOP strives for repeal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Republicans continue to work to repeal and repeal Obamacare, but even if they succeed, it has become clear this week that the law has fundamentally shifted expectations surrounding health care in the country.<p>Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to delay a vote on the …

Health Care

The Lighter Side of Sylvia Plath

There’s a photograph of Sylvia Plath taken in 1954 on the beach. She’s wearing a white swimsuit and shorts. Her hair is lustrously blonde. She’s propped up on her elbows, her tan legs stretching out behind her, smiling face craning forward—coquettishly?—toward the camera. If you glance at this …

Literature

GOP Health Bill Could Let Insurers Cap Spending On Expensive Patients

The health care legislation under discussion in the Senate could allow states to remove some of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections — including the prohibition that keeps insurers from limiting how much they'll pay for medically needy<b>,</b> expensive patients. Clara Hardy's parents worry …

A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education

In 2005, the late writer David Foster Wallace delivered a now-famous commencement address. It starts with the story of the fish in water, who spend their lives not even knowing what water is. They are naively unaware of the ocean that permits their existence, and the currents that carry them.<p>The …

What the Republican Health-Care Holdouts Want

A look at the varied and even contradictory changes that GOP senators are seeking in exchange for their votes<p>After abandoning a quick vote on his original proposal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to come up with a revised health-care bill by Friday so it can be ready for debate and a …

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Senate Republicans have little margin for error as they prepare for a vote this coming week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some lawmakers are already raising concerns that the bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance, driving up costs for …

Our Public School System Isn’t Producing Education Equality

All across America, preparations are underway for high school graduation. It’s a glorious time, representing both a milestone and a gateway to …

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

An Excellent Interactive Chart Featuring Daily Routines of Creative Minds

June 2, 2017 Here is an excellent interactive chart created by the folks in Podio highlighting the daily rituals of a number of inspiring and …