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Controlling parents and the damage they wreak on their children

I read with sad recognition the details of a new study, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, which claims that children raised by …

2 Stammer Verbs to Avoid in Your Fiction

by Hernán Piñera | via Flickr<p>Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is by editor Jessi Rita Hoffman (@JRHwords).<p>As a writer, you’ve probably heard the …

10 Fanny Packs That You *Actually* Want to Wear

Fanny packs have been gone for a while, but we’re thinking they’re perfect for our summer activities this season. If we can accept Britney Spears back after her 2007 meltdown (#TeamBritney), then we can definitely welcome this accessory back into our lives. Whether you are traveling for the summer …

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Outfest Film Festival 2015 Award Winners

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival ran July 9-19, closing Sunday with Francois Ozon’s gender-bending melodrama “The New Girlfriend,” …

10 Things You Must Give Up To Move Forward

How to Wear the Monochrome Trend

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20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

23 Trendy Soft Pink Summer Looks To Recreate

Pastels are taking over the fashion world and feel just right for summer, especially if you kinda need a break from bright colors all over. Shades …

Yo Depression 5: Eating Disorders

This is part 5 of a 6 part blog series. Each post is one part of a complete Mental Health Humor Cartoon.<p>NAMI<b>∇</b> says studies suggest that <b>1 in 20 people</b> …

Mental Health

Women, stop apologizing for loving “Magic Mike XXL”: Our visual pleasure matters as much as any man’s

A bit like “reading Playboy for the articles,” women protest too much over their love of this gleeful stripper tale<p>“So, I saw 'Magic Mike XXL' yesterday,” I told a girlfriend over coffee.<p>She nodded enthusiastically and leaned forward. “I was really surprised by how much I loved it. I mean, that’s …

The world's most expensive paintings, mapped

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but paintings by big-name artists always lead the pack when it comes to record-breaking art sales. Case in point: Pablo Picasso's "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O)" recently became the most expensive painting ever to sell at auction, with a whopping $179.4 …

The 40 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2015 (So Far) - XXL

This week we've been recapping the first half of the year, breaking down the best albums, mixtapes, sneakers and clothing collaborations of 2015 to …

A Handy Guide to All the Philosophers Referenced in Irrational Man

Depending on your tolerance for the existential anguish that defines so many of Woody Allen’s characters, a philosophy professor is either the …

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

A nutritionist explains how to eat healthfully without spending a lot of money

It can seem that way whenever we shop at Whole Foods or pick up a carton of $5 berries.<p>However, eating healthfully on a shoestring budget <i>is</i> possible, according to the experts.<p>Although buying affordable, nutritious foods is a good start, there's more to it than filling your cart with certain …

Old Car City, the world's largest known classic car junkyard, in pictures - Telegraph

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Best Money Tips: 9 Money-Saving Food Hacks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on food hacks that can save you money, healthy habits that make …

Astronomers Have Already Made Shocking Discoveries About Pluto

Really, that was not supposed to happen.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, NASA released a hi-res photo of a tiny fraction of Pluto, taken by the New Horizons probe, that made everyone re-evaluate their understanding of the universe: Pluto has mountains—big ones, the size of the Rockies—and in the absence of …

Europe's Top 6 underrated cities

There's a reason why seasoned travellers seek out the little-known, the not-quite-as-famous or the hard-to-reach destination: They offer visitors an experience they won't find anywhere else. Alexander Besant shares his favourite underrated European cities.<p><b>ERMOUPOLI, GREECE</b><p>The administrative capital …

The Secret Life of Nina Simone

Before her roaring performance at the 1976 Montreaux Jazz Festival, Nina Simone was a star dimensioned by near bankruptcy and self-imposed exile. A …

The New Banksy Film Will Change Your View On Art

Film & TV > OPINION<p>The New Banksy Film Will Change Your View On Art<p>Banksy Does New York<p>Anthony Carew<p>Carew also gives praise to 'Kumiko, The treasure …

Irresistible photographs of Warhol’s many-sided mise en scène

From The Velvet Underground to the silver studio-cum-squat-palace that was the Factory, Andy Warhol’s reach extended far beyond painting and …

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

by Emily WenstromAs a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers …

Ten Ways to Tighten Your Writing & Hook the Reader

Image via CellarDoorFilms W.A.N.A. CommonsWhen I used to edit for a living, I earned the moniker <i>The Death Star</i> because I can be a tad ruthless with …