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Mindfulness is a capitalist grift: How faux enlightenment maintains our status quo

The meditative practice favored by America’s titans of industry bears no relation to its anti-materialist origins<p>I stumbled across mindfulness, the meditation practice now favored by titans of tech, sensitive C-suiters, new media gurus and celebrities, without even really knowing it.<p>A couple of …

The View From the Observatory at One World Trade Center

Observatories

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Where to Submit Short Stories: 23 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work

Not sure where to send those great short stories you’ve written?As with writing contests and fellowships, sometimes it can be hard to know where to …

Creative Writing

10 Books To Read That Will Give Your Creativity A Boost

There is no prescribed formula that will make anyone more creative. But there are tools. Successful people who attribute their best practices, styles …

How To Be More Creative Right Now

When you’re feeling uninspired, forcing creativity feels like spinning wheels. These tips can get you back to rolling, quickly.<p>To some, creativity is an elusive muse who rarely graces us with her presence. To others, she’s a best friend who stops by all the time to play and hang out. Either way, …

Getting better all the time: simple ways to hone your craft

Writers may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the many aspects of fiction they must attend to when learning to write. As you hone your craft, aspects …

Creative Writing

Can you teach creativity?

Recently one of my Masters students, a filmmaker from the Czech Republic, told me his friends back at home were completely baffled that he was in …

Don't Wait for Inspiration to Strike: 7 Methods to Spark Creativity