Susan Natzke-Ingram

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The Craft of Poetry: A Semester with Allen Ginsberg

<i>Elissa Schappell | The Paris Review | 1995 | 63 minutes (15,685 words)</i><p>We’re excited to reprint Elissa Schappell‘s essay, “The Craft of Poetry: A …

Literature

The Silence of Mindfulness

Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good …

Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

A common pain medication might make you go from "so cute!" to "so what?" when you look at a photo of a kitten. And it might make you less sensitive to horrifying things, too. It's acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Researchers say the drug might be taking the edge off emotions — not …

Psychology

5 Principles for Pummeling Procrastination

Welcome to the battle for progressive conscious awareness!<p>Today’s fight is between the challenger – <b>YOU,</b> and the reigning champ …

Google's Handwriting 'Keyboard' Could Save You From Typos

Smartphones are a great communication tool -- when their crummy keyboards aren't messing everything up with typos and autocomplete mistakes.<p>Enter Google Handwriting Input, a new keyboard app released Wednesday for Android devices. It allows you to simply draw your messages rather than typing them …

Apps

Write What You Wish to Write

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Mentally Ill in a High-Stakes Job

In medicine, law, and aviation—and other fields responsible for people's lives and livelihoods—strict regulations attempt to promote safety, but may discourage people from getting the help they need.<p>With the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, caused by a rogue pilot with a history of depression, …

Mental Health

Eight Tips for Selfcare

<b>Self-care.</b> What is it? I had never actually heard of this concept until a few years ago.<p><i>Self-care comprises those activities performed independently</i> …

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

To maintain a new weight, you have to fight evolution. You have to fight biology. And you have to fight your brain<p>I’ve given you the bad news: diets fail in the long run. Now, let’s try to understand why.<p>In social psychology we often say that if you find that most people behave in the same way, …

Fitness

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

Raised By Parents With Low Emotional Intelligence

<i>Ten-year-old Jasmine lies alone on her bed, glad to be sequestered behind the closed doors of her room. “It could happen,” she whispers quietly to</i> …

15 Easy Crock Pot Meals You Can Prep in 20 Minutes or Less

There’s nothing like the slow cooker to make cooking easy, but during the week it can still be rough to get a home-cooked meal on the table. Happily, with only 20 minutes of prep required (or less!), these 15 recipes make crock pot cooking practically effortless. Whether you’re looking for …

Cooking

5 Proven Ways to Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life

<b>“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Denis Waitley</b><p>Happiness.<p>You want it. You seek it. …

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Literature

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Motivation

How to Stay Positive When Surrounded by Negativity

By Cari Rauch —<p>For most of us being surrounded by negativity can be one of the most challenging things in our lives especially when we trying to be …

My Ten Steps for Writing a Book

<i>(Savage Minds is pleased to run this essay by guest author Kristen Ghodsee. Kristen is Director and the John S. Osterweis Professor of Gender and</i> …

Paris Review - Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203

Interviewed by Sam Weller<p>Issue 192, Spring 2010<p>Bradbury in 1978.<p>Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack–era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. A few years ago, …

Literature

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …