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The Real Truth About ADHD and The Lies That Come With It

Ugh, i<i>s what he is saying right now fact or fiction? She has used that excuse before, I'm not buying it today! Yeah right , I'll believe that one</i> …

psychmind

How young writers are leading a poetry comeback

Twenty-eight million American adults read poetry this year — the highest percentage of poetry readership in more than 15 years, according to a survey …

poetrycoalition

Despite the security measures you've taken, hacking into your network is trivial

Whatever cybersecurity policies and technologies you have implemented, it's not enough. Unauthorized access remains a simple exercise for hackers. A …

trivial

Things to Do in Canada for an Adventurous North-of-the-Border Getaway

Glaciers, whale watching, waterfalls, and more — not bad, eh?<p>1 Ontario: Tour Toronto's Art Gallery<p>The Art Gallery of Ontario is a can't-miss museum. …

Canada

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and …

Ancient History

See Seven Famed Ancient Ruins Restored Back To Their Former Glory

The Ancient Wonders of the World are but seven. In truth, every country has a building, a monument, a relic of something ancient and historic that could qualify as a ‘wonder’.<p>Fascinating as these ruins are, every visitor will at some point start to imagine what they were like in their heyday and …

Archaeology

William Faulkner diagnosed modern ills in As I Lay Dying

<i>In our series, Guide to the classics, experts explain key works of literature.</i><p>To hear William Faulkner tell it, to write As I Lay Dying he “took this …

Literature

On Semicolons and the Rules of Writing

<b>1.</b> <b><br>Kurt Vonnegut</b>’s caution against the use of semicolons is one of the most famous and canonical pieces of writing advice, an admonition that has …

Literature

Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem, the Greek culture ministry said.<p>The clay slab is believed to date back to the 3rd century AD, during the …

Ancient History

The Odd Literary Paraphernalia of the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection

A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few of the items available to inspect at the eclectic Berg Collection—if you have an appointment.<p>On the third floor of the New York Public Library, off of a quiet, marble-tiled hallway, is the Berg Reading …

Literature

Why cheating is like pouring wine in a barrel

“What would it be like to live in a world without integrity?”<p>The annual festival was happening in a small village, and each villager was asked to …

School Administration

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.<p>The official declaration of America’s independence from Britain may be dated July 4, 1776, but the story of the Thomas Jefferson's hallowed document <i>really</i> begins two weeks later. On July 19, the Continental Congress …

National Portrait Gallery

Quit Trying to 'Find Your Passion', Psychologists Say, And Do This Instead

You've been lied to.<p>Find your passion, they say. As if it were easy. As if, just by looking around the place, you might stumble into what you love – …

Psychology

Who really founded America? Hint: There was a whole season of 'American Horror Story' dedicated to them.

The Roanoke settlers laid the foundation for the British colonies. Without those mysteriously disappearing colonists, we might not have America.<p>It’s the Fourth of July, the perfect time to reconsider just who sparked the 13 Colonies that launched our United States. No — it wasn’t the English who …

roanoke

Remembering the Woman Who 'Signed' the Declaration of Independence

More than two centuries after July 4, 1776, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence — especially John Hancock — are famous. But the woman …

George Washington

Rosemary Hill: Unhappy Ever After

A marriage that makes a good end to a comedy will often make as good a beginning to a tragedy. If any couple bore out that maxim it was Annabella …

Literature

North Koreans understand their government lies, but there's one thing they don't know, according to a defector

North Koreans understand that their government regularly lies to them and feeds them propaganda that contradicts their current situation, but few understand the true discrepancy between their country and the outside world, according to North Korean defector Kim Young-il.<p>Kim, the 39-year-old founder …

North Korea

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

A New York chef spills some trade secrets.<p>Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay. It’s about sodium-loaded pork fat, stinky triple-cream cheeses, the tender thymus glands and distended livers of young animals. It’s about danger—risking the dark, bacterial forces of …

Times Square

Truth, Lies, and Literature

“What, art thou mad? Art thou mad?” Falstaff demands of Prince Hal, in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1.” “Is not the truth the truth?” The joke, of course, is that he has been lying his head off, and the prince is in the process of exposing him as a liar.<p>In a time like the present, when reality …

My Precious—Ancient Ring That May Inspired Tolkien’s The Hobbit Found In The U.K.

In what was once the housekeeper’s office of a Tudor mansion in Hampshire, a very odd golden ring glitters on a revolving stand in a tall perspex …

My Life is Like a Movie… Starring Librarians!

A couple years ago I went out with a friend to a bar in downtown Orlando. I will not name this place because it’s truly embarrassing and also closed …

Think You Can Tell Fake News From Real? New Study Says 'Think Again'

Despite confidence in their soft skills, including critical thinking, a majority of young professionals in the Second Annual State of Critical Thinking Study commissioned by Massachusetts-based educational technology company MindEdge Learning resoundingly flunked a quiz that assessed their critical …

Critical Thinking

20 Notoriously Underrated Writers You Should Be Reading

What makes an author underrated? Well, there’s an argument to be made that most literary writers are—by virtue of the fact that these days they are …

Literature’s Great Con Artists - 9 of the All-Time Great (Fictional) Swindlers and Grifters

Con artists are often in the news these days, but this week special attention went to a fascinating story, written by Jessica Pressler for <i>The Cut</i>, …

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

A Close Reading of the Best Opening Paragraph of All Time

One hundred and one years ago today, Shirley Jackson was born. During her lifetime, she wrote “The Lottery,” and <i>The Haunting of Hill</i> <i>House</i>, <i></i>and <i>We Have</i> …

Books

George Saunders on the Emotional Realism of Bobbie Ann Mason

1.When I was a grad student back in the 1980s, Bobbie Ann Mason was considered one of the Southern reps of the so-called “dirty realists” or “Kmart …

Ireland’s Sad History and Literary Future

In his fine survey of the last half-millennium of Irish history, Dublin writer John Gibney makes the enormously complicated—and usually quite …

25 surreal images and videos of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption

A new mandatory evacuation order on May 31 has residents of Hawaii on the move, prompted by eruptions from several fissures through the Leilani …

The Real History Behind Book Burning and Fahrenheit 451

When the HBO adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> premieres on Saturday, the movie will introduce a contemporary twist to the centuries-long …

Books