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Princess Diana's Brother Charles Spencer Reveals the Sweet Reason Why She Couldn't Sit Still in School

Prince William and Prince Harry were hoping to catch up with their uncle Charles Spencer on Sunday, but family life intervened.<p>“One of them had …

Pregnant Mila Kunis Puts Her Tiny Baby Bump on Display

<b>Mila Kunis</b> steps out with a friend while visiting a hair salon on Tuesday afternoon (June 28) in Studio City, Calif.<p>The 32-year-old pregnant actress …

Studio City

Jamie Shupe becomes first legally non-binary person in the US

Oregon judge granted the 52-year-old’s petition to identify as neither male nor female, a historic decision that completes Shupe’s gender transition<p>When an Oregon judge declared Jamie Shupe could legally shed the designation of male or female, Shupe felt free.<p>“I have my life back,” Shupe said. “I’m …

13 Temporary Tattoos You’ll Want to Try This Spring

Sporting a tattoo (or several) can be a really fun way to express yourself. The only hang-up? Well, a real tat is sort of, kind of, <i>really</i> permanent — even tiny ankle tattoos are a lifetime commitment. If you’re looking to avoid that kind of forever-and-ever commitment, showing off your creative …

Tattoos

The Best In Beauty Tech, Because I'm Sick Of Washing My Face With These Stupid Hands

Every time I pick up my Clarisonic to wash my face, I have this moment of "Am I really using a damn appliance to wash my face? What would my grandfather think?"<p>But then I remember that it doesn't matter, because I have great skin and he's dead.<p>Before I got a Clarisonic, I knew they were a cult …

This Video Uses Balloons To Represent People We Meet In Our Lives And You May Cry At The End

As much as we pretend that we go through our lives alone, if one stops to think about all our life’s experiences and all the people we’ve met, it …

10 First Trimester Life-Savers

With the third trimester now looming, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite must-haves from the earlier stages of pregnancy. Of course, what …

Gift guide: 11 ideas for a happier, healthier New Year

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't we all have that one person on our holiday shopping list who is just impossible to buy for? You could give them yet another gift card or artisanal chocolate bar -- or maybe you can get them something that really will make them happier.<p>This season, ask your picky partner or …

Gift Guides

Get That Life: How I Became the Emmy-Winning Head Writer of Inside Amy Schumer

Jessi Klein started as a temp at Comedy Central. Now she runs the writers' room for one of the network's most popular shows.<p><i>Growing up in New York City, Jessi Klein was saddled with all the trappings of puberty that make a young girl feel self-conscious: A late-developing body, glasses, braces —</i> …

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14 Books to Read With Families Crazier Than Yours

The holidays are supposed to be about an abundance of sweet and savory treats, quality time with family and happiness. But they can be rough for those of us with less-than-conventional families. Whatever your situation might be, take comfort in knowing that there are families out there much crazier …

Books

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

17 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Bill Gates

While Bill Gates has a schedule that’s planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a …

Lorin Stein on the Power of Ambiguity in Fiction

The Paris Review editor discusses why the best stories ask more questions then they answer.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>In the past …

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Daria and the Truth Behind ‘Zola’: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p>How <i>Daria</i> Shaped a Generation of Women (Especially This Black Lady)<p>The True Story Behind ‘Zola,’ the Epic Twitter Story Too Crazy to Be Real<p>Spike Lee Sounds Off on <i>Chi-raq</i>, Gun Violence, and Rahm<p>Why So Many Punks Grow Up to Be Cowboys (and …

Writers Shouldn’t Romanticize Rejection

In the literary world, talent isn’t hiding. It’s being ignored.<p>Last month, the Jamaican writer Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his riveting novel, <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i>. A spate of articles came out documenting his win, noting the fact that the 44-year-old …

Man Booker Prize

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

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6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

Meet Your New Marketing Team: Data Scientists, Journalists and Software Developers

Over the past 20 years, the field of marketing has evolved and expanded. Once viewed as purely a branding and awareness exercise, marketing in the …

This Just Might Be the Best Advice for Making Your Creative Dreams Come True

Inspiration can strike at any time. Whether you’re walking down the street in your neighborhood, scrolling through your fave fashion designers on Instagram or reading up on how successful #girlbosses made their passion project into their full-time career, a sudden flash of a bright idea emerges. …

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Man Booker 2015 shortlist: the stories behind the novels

Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings<p>So there was this hot white hitman from Chicago. His friend invited him to Miami to chill for a few days, but in those few days, he screwed up a nightclub hit set up by the Colombians, and, faced with the choice of being fed to alligators or taking on …

Books

NaNoWriMo Prep: 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days

Sometimes it’s a lone writer who’s been putting off a story idea for too long, and decides it’s now or never. Sometimes it’s a pair or a group …

How to Write a First Chapter - What Everybody Ought to Know

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 53<p>Want to hook readers so they can’t walk away from your book? Want to catch an agent’s attention and stand out from …

The Founder of Thought Catalog on BuzzFeed, HuffPost and the Future of Digital Media

The digital content industry in the late 2000s and early 2010s felt barren. Tina Brown had launched The Daily Beast with great excitement, but it …