Cindy Prunella

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8 things I learned when I published my debut novel

I started writing my debut novel two-and-a-half years ago.<p>I won't waffle on too much here about the writing process or how I ended up finding my …

Writing

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

Positive Thinking

J.K. Rowling Sketches And Plot Outlines For Harry Potter

They might be giants: Authors Of new Childrens Books From Left To Right Jenny Nimmo, Joanne Rowling (J.K. Rowling) And Charlotte Voake -18 Nov 1997<p>In …

Books

FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was the subject of a viral video last week after he was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers.<p>It might be news to him that nothing in the Constitution or any federal law supports his comment that …

Language Learning

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are …

Mindfulness

What’s In An Audience?

<i>How do we reconcile the idea that writing on Medium captures personal insight with how one’s own insight might differ from an audience’s …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Book from Multiple Perspectives

Writing from one person’s perspective is hard enough. Writing from multiple perspectives can seem downright impossible. But it can be done.I wrote my …

Creative Writing

This is Why You Can’t Stop Interrupting People

You're not alone, but you're still kind of a dick.<p>People who interrupt others are incredibly annoying. But studies suggest that, however unrepentant …

Body Language

The 18th-Century Lady Mathematician Who Loved Calculus and God

The witch of Agnesi, you may be disappointed to know, is a curve that math students generally learn about in calculus class. It doesn’t look much …

Mathematics

Some Did Choose to Return to Slavery Because They Chose Family Over Everything

It is 1857, and Kanye, a carpenter, has finally saved up enough money to buy his freedom from Massa West. Trouble is, he has to leave his wife, …

Black History

Viking Runes at Hagia Sophia

A small etching on the white marble parapet was written in runic script by a Viking mercenary.<p>On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during …

Archaeology

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Meditation

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Japan

Why Being Kind to Yourself is the First Step Toward Personal Growth | Heleo

“Self-compassion actually makes you more motivated and more resilient to setbacks.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why self-care is anything but selfish</i>• <i><br>Why</i> …

Mindfulness

Patton Oswalt Shares Compelling Theory About 'The Dark Knight's Joker

Christopher Nolan's <i>The Dark Knight</i> is widely regarded as one of the best genre movies ever released. With a 4.47/5.00 score in the ComicBook.com …

Box Office

3,600-Year-Old Pits Full Of Giant Hands Discovered In Egypt

Archaeologists recently made a discovery that looks like it is straight out of a horror film: over a dozen severed hands buried in, and around, an …

Archaeology

Persian Empire - Facts Summary

Cyrus the Great<p>The Persian Empire started as a collection of semi-nomadic tribes who raised sheep, goats and cattle on the Iranian plateau.<p>Cyrus the …

Ancient History

Meet the Lousy Kansas Hangman Who Executed Top Nazis at Nuremberg

Sympathizing with a sadistic Nazi propagandist is a tall order. Still, Julius Streicher’s execution in a small prison gym following his conviction on …

U.S. Army

This Ancient Map Challenges The Entire Human History - Mysterious Times

The baffling Piri Reis Map of 1513: It showed Antarctica centuries before discovery, but without its ice cap<p>Late in 1929, Gustav Deissmann, a German …

Maps

Mother's Day: Why the Woman Who Invented It Said She Regretted It

Anna Jarvis spent her final years fighting the floral industry.<p>There’s a reason why “mother” is singular in Mother’s Day. Founder Anna Jarvis wanted …

Jarvis

How to write conflicting characters that create story interest

A study in conflicting characters: A performance of Ghosts in Berlin, 1983, with Inge Keller, Ulrich Mühe, and Simone von Zglinicki.<p>The noted teacher …

Creative Writing

LITERATURE: Franz Kafka

Franz

How Genghis Khan Worked

About 34 miles (54 kilometers) outside Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, an immense armor-clad warrior on horseback looms over the …

Genghis Khan

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

Anthropology

Elena Ferrante: ‘I insist on writing things I think I would never put in writing’

I write with greater dedication when I start digging into common situations, and insist on expressing everything that we tend to be silent about<p>There’s nothing I wouldn’t write about. In fact, as soon as I realize that something has flashed through my mind that I would never put in writing, I …

Creative Writing

Cudjo Lewis: the last survivor of the last slave ship from Africa to America

<i>Cudjo Lewis told his story to Zora Neale Hurston, whose 1931 book Barracoon is now being published for the first time</i><p>One longstanding feature of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature is the Cheltenham Booker Prize, which picks a year before the real Booker began and decides which novel would have …

Black History

10 Fascinating Facts About Søren Kierkegaard

Born on May 5, 1813, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a tall-haired theologian who brought about a sea change in Christian thought by challenging state …

Star Wars

The crippling stigma of drug addiction

I treat addiction for a living. My patients are often admitted to the hospital after inadvertently injecting bacteria into their bodies, along with …

Mental Health

Apparently, All Roads Do Lead to Rome

The well-known saying "all roads lead to Rome" seems to be true, at least, that's what the Moovel Lab team in Stuttgart, which is dedicated to urban …

Roads