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Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

This Totally Counterintuitive Mind Trick Will Make You Much Happier

Chasing happiness usually backfires. Try this instead.<p>Happiness is an important life goal for a lot of people, so we should spend a lot of time thinking about how to be happy, right? Actually, no. Thinking a lot about happiness is a pretty surefire way to make yourself miserable, according to a …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen and Wife Exchanged Texts During Rampage

The gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub Sunday sent a text message to his wife during the rampage, asking "do you see what’s happening?" a source close to the family told NBC News Thursday.<p>The texts between Omar Mateen and his wife, Noor Zahi Salman, during the attack on the …

Terrorism

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Paramount Pictures

Disney gator attack: 2-year-old boy found dead

<b>Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) —</b> A 2-year-old boy pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, authorities said.<p>An Orange County dive team found Lane Graves' body intact about 1:45 p.m., not far from where he was grabbed Tuesday night, Sheriff Jerry …

Disney World

Omar Mateen scouted Disney complex, Pulse, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the Orlando nightclub gunman made surveillance trips to the club and a Disney shopping complex earlier this month -- the same week Disney and other sites were hosting Gay Days 2016.<p>Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's visits to the Pulse gay nightclub and Disney Springs happened …

Mass Shootings

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

Hamilton Predicted to Sweep the Tony Awards

The Tony Awards are this weekend on CBS and Sage users have made predictions on who they think will win. Hamilton is expected to clean house with 16 nominations and the most buzzed-about musical of the year.<p>James Corden, host of The Late Late Show with James Corden is set to host the Tony's and we …

What It's Like to Go on Antidepressants Before Puberty

A new study has found that most antidepressants don't work on teenagers.<p>When I was in elementary school, my two best friends were diagnosed with depression and given psychiatric drugs. They were both eight years old. At the time, I was weirdly jealous; I felt like they got more treats than me and …

Names of four new elements on periodic table presented for public review

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry says names will pay tribute to Japan, Moscow, Tennessee and a Russian scientist<p>There will soon be four new names on the periodic table after scientists decided to use recently discovered elements to pay tribute to Japan, Moscow, Tennessee and a …

Chemistry

Painting 'wrecked beyond repair' to be shown again after intensive restoration

Fitzwilliam Museum displays Renaissance painting by Sebastiano del Piombo after it was badly damaged in the 1700s<p>A painting that languished in store for several lifetimes, regarded as too wrecked ever to be exhibited again at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, has been restored through thousands …

Art

Who is Banksy and what is his real name? The man behind the myths and rumours

The anti-establishment artist has always kept his name and identity a closely guarded secret, but a Sunday newspaper investigation in 2008 "revealed" who they believe to be the Scarlet Pimpernel of modern art.<p>By remaining anonymous he has created an air of mystery which has helped him to become one …

Streetwear

Banksy artwork pops up at Bristol primary school

Primary school pupils in Bristol have come back from their half-term holidays to discover that famous street artist Banksy has painted an artwork on …

10 of the weirdest places on the internet [that will leave you very confused]

The internet can be a very strange place and some of these weird and wonderful online communities prove exactly that.<p>Hundreds of new subreddits are being created daily and there are some pretty weird conversations happening on planet Reddit.<p><b>Here are some of the most bizarre:</b><p><b>10. r/ggggg -</b> <i>a place</i> …

Internet

NASA's retro guide to future living - CNN Style

NASA

Isaac Newton Once Tried To Invent His Own Language

The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things. There’s his laws of motion and theory of gravity. Plus, the dude invented …

5 Books to Read if You Get Caught in a Travel Delay

You'll have better things to do than curse the TSA.<p>You've packed your bags, watered the plants (wait...did you water the plants?), and set your out-of-office email. It's holiday time! What are you waiting for? Oh, that's right. The plane is late! Your ride is stuck in traffic! The train had to halt …

Here’s Donald Trump’s energy policy: Kill the planet

Donald Trump wants to drill and mine as much as he can while gutting regulations (and also save his precious birds)<p>Donald Trump has a thing for birds. His professed love for avian life derives mainly from his opposition to wind turbines – specifically, the types of turbines that Scottish developers …

Physicists Think They Might Have Just Detected a Fifth Force of Nature

Get ready for next-level physics.<p>Physics can be pretty intense at times, but one of the most straightforward aspects is that everything in the …

Obama in Hiroshima calls for 'world without nuclear weapons'

<b>Hiroshima (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.<p>Obama said that "71 years ago on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and …

Japan

This Single Dad's Illustrations Of Life With His Daughter Are So Moving

Who let all these onion ninjas in here?

Drawing

Relax, You're Not in Control

I have spent so much of my life berating myself for making poor decisions, yet it has never helped me to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Usually, self-criticism just leaves me more stressed and unhappy. Eventually, I learned through mindfulness meditation how to take a deeper look at who is …

The Cult of Happiness

The cult of happiness is making us miserable. The happiness that obsesses popular culture is but a brief dopamine reward for desired events and …

7 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

'Anxiety is sometimes in the background of my life, barely discernible, and sometimes standing right next to me, breathing down my neck.'<p>If a friend …

What it's like to have 'Pure O'—an extreme form of OCD that causes horrific thoughts

They first began at night when Aaron Harvey would pray before bed. He was a pre-teen, and the thoughts came on as graphic images of Jesus Christ in …

Our children’s mental health crisis is shocking. But so is the Tory silence

It’s emblematic of the government’s handling of the mental health crisis that when Natasha Devon, the Conservatives’ much-publicised children’s mental health tsar, found her role unceremoniously axed, the government seemed more concerned with face-saving spin than with the children in need of …

Mental Health