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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …

RIP: All The Stories I Never Wrote

Being a writer means knowing when to let go of bad ideas. And good ones.<p>One of these days I was going to write a serious essay about what I call the strangers we know. Those are the people we often see around our neighborhoods or offices, but never say hello to, much less learn the names of or get …

The Four Most Common Stumbling Blocks for Writers: How to Overcome Them and Keep that New Year's Resolution to Write Your Novel

"I'm going to finally write that book," you vowed on New Year's Eve. Maybe you whispered it to your partner in bed, or brazenly trumpeted out your resolution at a party, champagne in hand.<p>Either way, now what? How can you start writing that novel or, more importantly, finish it?<p>As I head into 2014, …

“I’m not an extraordinary worker, I’m an extraordinary daydreamer. I exceed all my fantasies—even that of writing.” —Blaise Cendrars Read our 1966 interview with the Swiss novelist and poet here: http://tpr.ly/U3X3t4. Cendrars’s portrait by Amedeo Modigliani, 1917.

Weekend Reading: a Sunshine State Murder, a Transgender M.M.A. Fighter, and More

Adam Gopnik, in the magazine, has written of “the fiction of Florida glare,” a distinctly un-sunny strain of Sunshine State crime story that combines black comedy and violence. Nathaniel Rich, writing for <i>Rolling Stone</i>, offers up a real-life example in “Tyler Hadley’s Killer Party.” Rich’s …